The Risi Competizione Ferrari–Michelin technical partner team bounced back from a heart breaking loss at its home race at Circuit of The Americas two weeks ago to claim a masterful IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class victory in the season ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Michelin’s technical partner teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Porsche North America, Risi Competizione Ferrari and Scuderia Corsa Ferrari arrive at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s final event of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with big expectations and diametrically conflicting agendas.
Michelin and its powerful technical partner teams have extra incentives as they head to this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the only race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that exclusively features the Production based GT category.
Michelin Corvette, Ford, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari Teams Swap Positions 1-5 in Wild Finish at Road America
A race that could have gone in several different directions seemingly went in all of them at once. A wild restart saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class leading Corvette Racing C7.R of Tommy Milner vault from fifth place to first in the final five minutes of the 2 Hour, 40-minute race here at the 4.048 mile Road America circuit.
The fans call it “America’s National Park of Speed” and with its three long straightaways, variety of challenging corners and big elevation changes, the 4.048 mile long circuit, officially known as Road America, is a favorite of the Michelin technical partner drivers and teams because it is a challenging track and a pleasure to drive according to Ken Payne, motorsport’s technical director, Michelin North America.