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Garcia, Taylor start sixth in GTD PRO for Sahlen’s Six Hours

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Tough Going in Qualifying
Garcia, Taylor start sixth in GTD PRO for Sahlen’s Six Hours


WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 25, 2022) – Corvette Racing will roll off from the
seventh row of the GT Daytona (GTD) category and in sixth position among GTD
PRO entries for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday.


Jordan Taylor set a qualifying lap of 1:46.259 (115.190 mph) in the No. 3
Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R around Watkins Glen International
during Saturday afternoon’s 15-minute session. He will start Sunday’s race –
the first for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD PRO class in
nearly two months – as the pairing of Taylor and Antonio Garcia go for a
second straight Sahlen’s Six Hours class victory and third straight at The
Glen.


The No. 3 Corvette was 1.5 seconds off the GTD PRO pole time.


Garcia and Taylor arrived at The Glen second in GTD PRO points and first
among GTD PRO competitors in the Michelin Endurance Cup – a championship
made up of the WeatherTech Championship’s four long-distance races. The No.
3 Corvette already has an endurance victory this year to its credit: the
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.


Corvette Racing has three victories at Watkins Glen since 2014 – including
two last year. Garcia and Taylor won in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category in
last year’s Sahlen’s Six Hours as well as the WeatherTech 240 sprint race a
week later.


Garcia is one of nine drivers to win more than once in the Sahlen’s Six
Hours and has five podium finishes in his last five races at The Glen, while
Taylor won for the first time in the event a year ago. Chevrolet has a
strong history of success in the race with 18 victories – second among
active manufacturers.


The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. ET on Sunday,
June 26. The race will stream live on Peacock with USA’s live television
coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio’s streaming audio coverage
begins at 9:55 a.m. ET on IMSA.com along with XM 207 and SiriusXM Online
992.

JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – QUALIFIED
SIXTH IN GTD PRO:“Frustrating… the car actually feels pretty good. We’ve
made some improvements and picked up time from the practices. But it wasn’t
enough to gain 1.5 seconds around a place like this. We have a few things we
can try for the warmup tomorrow but the track conditions won’t be anything
like what we’ll have in the race. Strategy might be our way to gain track
position. It’s gotten us out front before this year when we were down on
performance, but you can’t plan for that at every race.”
 
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