Michelin Lime Rock Event Card and Preview

July 16, 2019

Michelin Lime Rock Event Card and Preview

July 16, 2019

IMSA heads to its shortest track of the season at Lime Rock Park. This marks IMSA’s first GT-only showcase weekend of the season on Saturday.

Both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series race on the same day, Saturday, July 20. The Pilot Challenge race is at 11:10 a.m. EDT (IMSA.TV), with the WeatherTech Championship race following at 3:10 p.m. EDT (NBC Sports App, then televised 9:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN).


The Michelin Lime Rock Event Card for the race is linked here.

Highlighted in the Lime Rock Event Card are:

  • This is the first GT-only event of the year with just GT Le Mans and GT Daytona class competitors in action.
  • Last year saw pole times in GTLM under 50 seconds, with Antonio Garcia setting a  qualifying record at 49.754 seconds in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R at the 1.474-mile circuit.
  • “Mix-and-match” opportunities present themselves for the GTLM teams with their range of options of confidential MICHELIN® tires. 


The Northeast Grand Prix airs Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN. As a note, the race was provisionally scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT, but was brought forward to follow the NTT IndyCar Series race from Iowa Speedway.

The race live streams on the NBC Sports App at 3 p.m. EDT.

IMSA Radio is live trackside for all sessions with flag-to-flag commercial free commentary.

The race weekend’s official hashtag is #NortheastGP.

  • GTLM competitors have 10 sets of their proprietary GTLM range. 
  • GTD competitors have 6 sets of the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M commercial tires.
  • IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge GS and TCR competitors have 5 and 4 sets, respectively, of MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M tires for the weekend. 

Quote: “I wouldn’t be surprised to see GTLM teams take advantage of the multiple compounds they have and doing ‘mix-and-match’ between corners of the car. In other classes, it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re hard on rears and just change the rears, or perhaps just a left corner,” says Ken Payne, technical director, motorsport, Michelin North America.

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