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    Garcia sets class record, Milner third in GT Le Mans qualifying at The Glen



    CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Pole, Second Row Start for Corvette C7.Rs
    Garcia sets class record, Milner third in GT Le Mans qualifying at The Glen



    WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 29, 2019) – Corvette Racing’s return from the 24 Hours of Le Mans took an overwhelmingly positive turn Saturday as Antonio Garcia scored a class pole position and teammate Tommy Milner qualified third Saturday ahead of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.


    Garcia, driving the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R with Jan Magnussen, set a track record in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category with a lap of 1:40.799 (121.429 mph) that bettered the previous mark by more than a half-second. The 2014 GTLM Watkins Glen winner with Magnussen, Garcia was 0.317 seconds clear of the field Saturday. They enter Sunday second in the GTLM Drivers’ Championship.


    Teammate Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R qualified third in class at 1:41.291 (120.839 mph). It puts the two bright yellow Corvettes lined up one behind the other on Sunday’s grid.


    The Sahlen’s Six Hours marks Corvette Racing’s first event in IMSA following the 24 Hours of Le Mans two weeks ago. It was a bittersweet race with both Corvettes showing race-winning pace but ultimately getting the worst of the luck with two crashes that took away any hopes of a victory of podium.


    The Gavin/Milner Corvette is a different car than they drove at Le Mans following Marcel Fässler’s heavy crash six hours in. This weekend’s No. 4 Corvette is the chassis they drove to the 2016 IMSA GTLM Championship and four victories.


    The bad luck from Le Mans struck the No. 3 Corvette on Friday with a precautionary engine change during the first Watkins Glen practice. The Corvette Racing crew completed the work in plenty of time for the day’s second practice, and the drivers repaid the efforts with a banner day Saturday.

    The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen begins at 9:45 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 30. It will air live on the NBC Sports app beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET with same-day coverage on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET. Live audio coverage of practices, qualifying and the race from IMSA Radio is available on IMSA.com.

    ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R - GTLM POLE-WINNER: "You always have to be careful with Richard (Westbrook, second-quickest qualifier) because he is always very, very fast. Kyle (Millay, No. 3 Corvette race engineer) did a really good job of telling me what Richard was doing and that gave me an opportunity to cool down so I could go again. So I had more to give as I showed on the last lap. I am happy for Corvette and Chevrolet. And finally we have something which is good for tomorrow and we can turn it around and start winning races.”
    (On engine change after Friday first practice): "It was very tough to lose an engine in first practice, but that is why we have the other Corvette. The No. 4 car did a fantastic job of doing all the work that is supposed to be divided between both cars. All the work they've done we put in our car and everything seems to be working as you saw. It is always a team effort and I'm very happy with how the car behaved today and I hope this is a good start for tomorrow."


    TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – QUALIFIED THIRD IN GTLM: “This was a great qualifying for the team. I’m pretty amazed at what this team can do coming off a week-and-a-half break from Le Mans – really less than that for the crew guys and engineers. To go P1 and P3 is awesome for the whole group, and also for the No. 4 Corvette guys having to prep a car that sort of wasn't set up for GTLM. To get that going and go P3 is awesome. For sure I’m happy with the effort from the team and the car. As always we have a bit of work to do, but certainly third place is a great place to start the race tomorrow."

    2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTLM Standings (After Four of 11 Events)


    Driver Standings
    1. Earl Bamber/Laurens Vanthoor – 126
    2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 119
    3. Nick Tandy/Patrick Pilet – 117
    4. Connor De Phillippi – 83
    5. Dirk Mueller/Sebastien Bourdais – 108
    7. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 99


    Team Standings
    1. No. 912 Porsche GT Team – 126
    2. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 119
    3. No. 911 Porsche GT Team – 117
    4. No. 25 BMW Team RLL – 111
    5. No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi – 108
    7. No. 4 Corvette Racing – 99


    Manufacturer Standings
    1. Porsche – 135
    2. BMW – 121
    3. Chevrolet – 120
    4. Ford – 118


    Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen
    2014
    No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia –1st in GTLM
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner –4th in GTLM


    2015
    No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia –4th in GTLM
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner –7th in GTLM


    2016
    No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia –7th in GTLM
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner –4th in GTLM


    2017
    No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia –3rd in GTLM
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner –5th in GTLM


    2018
    No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia –2nd in GTLM
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner –5th in GTLM



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    THANKS COR123 ,been a while since I have been to the Glen. It is a beautiful time of year to visit that area of New York Have to put that on my bucket list to go see the Vettes At The Glen

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    • #3
      Super neat to lead right now.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        #4 car was knocked out on the first lap...HUGE BUMMER!!!
        Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam, longtubes and Vortech supercharger. C8 VIN 00336 built on 2/10/20 - Delivered 3/18/20 C8 Spec: Torch Red 2LT, Z51, FE4, E60, CF7, FA5, AH2, HUL, J6E, TU7, 3F9, Q8P, 5ZU, R8C

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