What other place would not have served better the return to the top step of the podium of the Chip Ganassi Racing in IMSA? Near the headquarters of GM, parent company of Cadillac, in “Motor City”, the formation of Chip Ganassi returned to success in the American series last night, with his duo Renger van der Zande – Kevin Magnussen et la Cadillac DPi-VR n ° 01.
From start to finish, the Dutchman and the Dane led the charge on the Belle Isle track, van der Zande resisting Felipe Nasr in the last moments and the # 31 Cadillac DPi-VR – Action Express Racing.
A duel came to conclude a neutralized race in the final ten minutes following the stop of the BMW M6 GT3 n ° 96 – Turner Motorsport. The final sprint will eventually see Ganassi retain the advantage, which is also Magnussen’s first success since joining the championship.
Nasr and Derani finished 2nd ahead of Ricky Taylor and Felipe Albuquerque (Acura ARX-05 # 10 – Wayne Taylor Racing). Follow the Mazda RT24-P n ° 55 of Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell and the Cadillac DPi-VR n ° 5 – JDC-Miller of Loïc Duval and Tristan Vautier.
Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy win the internal Corvette GTLM duel against Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, while the GTD victory goes to the # 23 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 – Heart of Racing by Roman de Angelis – Ross Gunn.
The Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo n ° 39 – Carbahn with Peregrine Racing of the duo Heistand – Westphal had nevertheless won under the checkered flag but a refueling time too short compared to that established by the BoP, rejected the car to the rings at the bottom of the classification.
The category podium is completed by the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo n ° 19 – GRT by Mapelli – Goikhberg and the Acura NXS GT3 Evo n ° 66 – Gradient Racing by Bechtolsheimer – Miller.
Discover the report of the Belle Isle event in IMSA, in AUTO n ° 2316weekly, available tomorrow evening in digital version and from this Wednesday on newsstands.