IMSA: Two Porsche crews on the top at Virginia International Raceway

  • #911 Porsche 911 RSR, IMSA, Virginia
  • #912 Porsche 911 RSR, IMSA, Virginia

Porsche GT Team marks the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the tenth round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

By winning the race at the Virginia International Raceway, that was reserved for GT cars only (GTLM and GTD), Porsche GT Team scored its sixth victory this year and secured the manufacturer’s title with two more races on a calendar.

911Porsche VIR victory

Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet claimed their third win this year

The winners are Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy in the #911 Porsche 911 RSR, who defeated teammates Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor in the #912 Porsche. For a pair Pilet/Tandy it’s the third win this season. Bamber and Vanthoor already have three wins and they stayed in the championship lead with a slight advantage over their teammates.

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia finished third in the #3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, in front of teammates Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin in the #4 Corvette. Two Ford GTs and two BMW M8s followed in the GTLM classification from P5 to P8.

The #33 Mercedes of Riley Motorsports

The #33 Mercedes of Riley Motorsports won the GTD class race

The winners of the GTD class are Jeroen Bleekemolen and Ben Keating in the #33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Riley Motorsports. It’s their first win in 2019.

Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher, who leads the GTD championship standings, finished second in the #86 Acura NSX GT3 of Meyer Shank Racing. Toni Vilander and Cooper MacNeil completed the GTD podium after finishing third in the #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3.

The next IMSA SportsCar Championship round would be the Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on September 15.

Check the results of the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Photos: Porsche Motorsport,

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