Both Corvettes with nearly identical times in Q1 at 3:54.8. Good for P9 & 10. P1 by Aston Martin at 3:52.1. Q2 & 3 tomorrow.
I'm a little surprised by the Aston's pace. Clearly the post-test BoP for Corvette is affecting them. Hopefully that gets made right before race day, but it's not a deal breaker. Overall the GTE class separate is pretty close. Race pace should be fairly equal.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.14.2017 at 6:14PM
comments:I'm hoping they make things right before race day, nearly 3 seconds translates to a good distance between stops. There is a lot of game playing over there, and I'm guessing Ford is not as handicapped as they'd like us to believe either, and the Astons didn't show their hand in testing either. I agree in theory that race pace should be about equal, but I still think of last year's fiasco, all I like to see is every team having a fair shot at the win without having to rely on mistakes, crashes or mechanical issues of others to get there. I know they have a tough job equalizing the BOP, but maybe they should take a page from IMSA, I think so far this year everybody has had an equal shot, in all 3 Corvette wins the Vette was not the fastest car, just the most consistent, hopefully that holds true at LeMans this weekend.Best of luck to the guys in the yellow cars.
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 06.14.2017 at 7:30PM
@GS10...The Vettes has had favorable performance thus far, they're just hiding that performance until the race just as everyone is doing at LeMans right now...don't be so naive...
--- Raymond Scott@IMSA BOP from Florida on 06.15.2017 at 1:06AM
Raymond, They may not have tried to an all our qualifier lap, but I don't believe they are holding back 3-4 seconds. We will find out today.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.15.2017 at 10:43AM
After Q2 - Only 1.2 seconds separates P1 and P13 in GTE-Pro. Very Close!
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.15.2017 at 2:45PM
1.7 second spread in GTE-Pro in Q3.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.15.2017 at 5:08PM
We were leading earlier, Ford sandbagged, and they cut our restrictor size, now I bet we will only sniff the podium due to the team busting their asses on raceday.
--- CK from alabama on 06.16.2017 at 3:04PM
CK, the spread is about the closest I've seen in the past decade. Why are you counting them out?
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.16.2017 at 10:08PM
is there not a live camera for the Vettes this year
--- Brian from San Diego on 06.17.2017 at 9:01AM
No cams this year. I just found out this morning. Very disappointing.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.17.2017 at 9:07AM
Wow that sucks wonder why that is
--- Brian from unknown on 06.17.2017 at 12:53PM
Vette's in the mix 6 hours in, according to sportscar365.com. Long way to go, hopin' like hell...
--- 72 from st coll on 06.17.2017 at 4:09PM
14:29.02 left and the officials are cleaning up the kitty litter with brooms!!!! That's the French for you!!!!
--- Speedy G from SWFLA on 06.17.2017 at 5:33PM
WOW!!!! I don't want to say pray for Toyota.... But someone say something nice for them!!!!!!
--- Speedy G from SWFLA on 06.17.2017 at 6:27PM
The #28 TDS "driver" Vaxiviere is complete and total idiot...
--- Raymond Scott@IMSA BOP from Florida on 06.18.2017 at 12:26AM
what a joke.....
--- z51 from florida on 06.18.2017 at 1:36AM
Looks like it's between the Corvette and the Porsche with 2hrs left.
--- ma7mgte from D.M.V. on 06.18.2017 at 6:08AM
close but no...
--- fan from here on 06.18.2017 at 9:14AM
Still in the front mix after all these years. Go Team Vette!
--- 72 from st coll on 06.18.2017 at 10:53AM
lost it because of inexperience???? 🤔
--- Speedy G from SWFLA on 06.18.2017 at 3:43PM
Congratulations, Corvette Racing for the podium finish. A flat tire on the final lap prevented a first place but you made it exciting and never gave up. That's all we expect.
--- SteveM from Topsham, Maine on 06.18.2017 at 3:58PM
Speedy G in my opinion you are a mindless idiot.
--- BABYBOOMER from CA on 06.18.2017 at 4:22PM
@Speedy G, not inexperience, at least not on Jordan Taylor's part. The Aston Martin driver made a really risky move dive bombing into the turn, nearly taking out both cars while making contact and likely cutting down the left front tire on the Corvette. Lots of bonehead moves in this race today, risky passes and generally poor on track choices. I thought the field in Pro was pretty well matched, nobody seemed to really have a big edge over anyone else, it was a question on who made less mistakes, had better luck and spent the least amount of time on pit lane. I thought the most idiotic move of the race was the P2 car turning in early and taking out the Risi Ferrari, ending a good run for them. Last year it was Toyota getting the bad break with only minutes to go, this year it was Corvette, so I'm thinking this race owes us both one, so hopefully next year.
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 06.18.2017 at 6:48PM
Taylor's good but I think Garcia would have won it, like Sebring.
--- 72 from st coll on 06.18.2017 at 7:15PM
C8R ME Next year, for corvette Racing.
--- Anonymous from unknown on 06.18.2017 at 7:57PM
They were playing catch up thru these whole race because of a flat tire, at these very started of the race they were having tire problems. I don't think it was contact at all it was just a slow leak in these tire, just like at these started of these race.
--- Anonymous from unknown on 06.18.2017 at 8:17PM
@ babyboomer...as you all know... This is the Internet. Nobody cares about your opinion!!!! 😀 😀 😀 The old Guard do not flinch under pressure,(see 2017 Sebring win)Garcia would have been an excellent choice!!! If you remember the " drive of his life". The younger ones, although good, do not have the experience and commit mistakes under pressure as was the case and lost the race. Mags, or Garcia... Maybe even Milner for the win!!!!😎
--- Speedy G from SWFLA on 06.19.2017 at 7:04AM
The tire did not get cutdown due to contact with the AM. Was it a bone head move maybb, but then again it was the closing laps at Le Mans so sometimes yopu go for it. However, I am sure the team told him they were there not only for the win, but more importantly the points in teh WEC championship. JT lost a front tire and the contact was in the rear. It could have been a bad break with juunk on the track, but I yend to believe it was the issue with the lockup and run through the gravel that caused it tpo go down. What ever it was, sure was a heart breaker, but a podum is better then sitting in the garage and watching another team on the steps.
--- TR6speed from Florida on 06.19.2017 at 8:00AM
You guys are great at speculating and quick to Judge....Taylor did nothing wrong. He drove the car 11 tenths for 50 minutes. You all would be praising him right now if he crossed the line P1, even if he still went through the gravel.
I seem to recall Tommy Milner in 2011 being given the chance to finish the race and he was pushing 11 tenths and also shortcut the chicane and nearly hit a barrier. He managed to finish P1 and he was praised for having the "drive of his career".
Taylor is a multi-time IMSA Champion. He is undefeated this year with 5 race wins in a row. He is a superstar. They all are.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 06.19.2017 at 1:05PM
Very well stated Chris Draper.
--- BABYBOOMER from CA on 06.19.2017 at 6:01PM
Honestly not speculating a thing here, just thinking out loud a bit based on what I saw. Do I disagree with the choice of Jordan Taylor to close the race out? Absolutely not, the kid's a stud, and I think a lot of us can agree we may be looking at the future of Corvette Racing in both Jordan and Ricky, both have strong ties to Chevrolet and both are top notch drivers. Granted, Antonio Garcia is the normal closer for the #3, and both he and Jan Magnussen had some fantastic stints during the race, but Jordan Taylor did as well, and the last stint was no different. Both Antonio and Mags felt the choice was a good one, and looking back, I agree. Did he make a mistake? I'm thinking that will remain unsaid by Team Corvette, but I still think he drove his ass off, and responded well to the Aston Martin's dive-bomb effort with a pretty slick cross-over to retain the lead. Hard to say if that cut a tire or caused some other issue that in turn caused the gravel trap line, but either way it's done and over. In retrospect, I think they did a fantastic job coming back from the early tire issues they had, and although a 3rd place doesn't likely make them too happy, anybody watching knows that that run was more than good enough for the win. Let's just take it back next year.
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 06.19.2017 at 7:51PM
Here at the IMSA offices in Florida, we received word that because of their car being wrecked at LeMans, Risi Competizione will be unable to race again this season....possibly for good...
--- Raymond Scott@IMSA BOP from Florida on 06.22.2017 at 9:40AM
I'm sorry to hear about Risi, they're good competitors and got a bad deal from another driver's mistake early in the race at LeMans. The only good that came out of the crash is that Pierre Kaffer walked away without injury, it was a very hard hit. They're hardcore racers, and my guess is that we'll see them back before season's end, and I hope we do. Good luck to them, and hope to see them back soon.
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 06.23.2017 at 11:51PM
Update....Risi will return at Road America...
--- Raymond Scott@IMSA BOP from Florida on 07.01.2017 at 8:15AM
Last comment: Update....Risi will return at Road America... --- Raymond Scott@IMSA BOP from Florida on 07.01.2017 at 8:15AM