LAKEVILLE, Connecticut (July 21, 2018) – Antonio Garcia captured pole position for today’s Northeast Grand Prix with the fastest lap for a GT car in the history of Lime Rock Park. Garcia lapped the 1.5-mile, seven-turn circuit in 49.754 seconds and averaged 106.652 mph in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that he will share with Jan Magnussen.
Tommy Milner qualified fourth in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at 50.048 (106.025 mph). He will team with Oliver Gavin.
Corvette Racing is going for its sixth Lime Rock victory in 12 starts and can capture its 100th triumph in IMSA competition with a win today.
ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – POLE-WINNER:
“It felt really good… fast for sure. This is the first time a GT car has been under 50 seconds here. It’s pretty awesome to be able to run on low fuel and good tires; this afternoon will be completely different. This is the fun part… not taking care of the tires! But the race today will be the complete opposite.”
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT NOW TO HAVE A COMPLETELY CLEAR TRACK FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL LAPS? “We are not used to that! For the first time in awhile, we don’t have cars in front of us. This is definitely the best starting position. We will see how the strategy plays out here. Let’s see how our Corvette is here on a long stint. But we have proven that we are always good on race pace. Let’s hope this is a good sign.”
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