The seventh of 11 rounds on the IMSA SportsCar Championship 2020 season schedule ended a few minutes ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dominated by the sister car in qualifying, the Acura n ° 7 did not tremble despite a final Full Course Yellow 37 minutes from goal.
The ARX-05 entrusted to Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves went under the checkered flag with a lead of 0.6'6 over the No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R of Action Express Racing at the wheel of which we find Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr. The American-Brazilian duo have their third success in a row and continue to move up the general classification.
On the third step of the podium, we find the pair Renger van der Zande-Ryan Briscoe, still leading the championship. Wayne Taylor Racing's # 10 Cadillac took advantage of Juan Pablo Montoya's spin (Acura ARX-05 # 6) six minutes from the finish.
The top five is completed by the two Mazda RT24-P – n ° 55 (Bomarito-Tincknell) and n ° 77 (Jarvis-Nunez) – yet not very lively today, while the DPi-VR n ° 5th of JDC-Miller Motorsports shared by Sébastien Bourdais and Joao Barbosa only finished 6th, his worst result this season.
Porsche absent, Corvette Racing took the opportunity to sign the double in GTLM. Jordan Taylor-Antonio Garcia's No.3 C8.R notched its fourth success of the season and confirms its grip on the category. Tommy Milner-Oliver Gavin's n ° 4 follows and precedes the two BMW M8 GTLMs.
Finally, in GTD, AIM Team Vasser Sullivan claimed their fourth victory in 2020 thanks to Jake Hawksworth-Aaron Telitz's # 14 Lexus RC F GT3, which precedes the finish by 0''858 and 1 '' respectively. 084 Mercedes-AMG GT3 # 74 from Riley Motorsports (G. Robinson-L. Aschenbach) and Porsche 911 GT3 # 16 from Wright Motorsports (R. Hardwick-P. Long).
The next round, scheduled for October 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will be reserved for GTLMs and GTDs, who will then meet again with DPi and LM P2s the following week on the Road Atlanta circuit, for the 2020 edition of Petit Le Mans.