Motul Petit Le Mans Michelin Pre-Race Roundup

October 15, 2020

Motul Petit Le Mans Michelin Pre-Race Roundup

October 15, 2020

We’re back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Motul Petit Le Mans weekend. This event occurs only six weeks after the last time IMSA came to the track in Braselton, Ga. for the Michelin Endurance Challenge weekend.

This is Round 9 (of 11) of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Round 3 (of 4) of the Michelin Endurance Cup, and Round 8 (of 10) of the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge season. This is also the sixth and final round for the IMSA Prototype Challenge, which is a three-hour race rather than the usual one-hour, 45-minute duration.

Linked below are Michelin specific items in advance of this weekend’s races:

MICHELIN RACEWAY FAN GUIDE INSERT

The unique aspect of racing at the same track six weeks apart provides a bevy of data for IMSA teams.

All told, Michelin Raceway will host 25 hours of racing this year for Michelin’s three IMSA series:

  • 16 hours for WeatherTech Championship (10 Motul Petit Le Mans, 6 TireRack.com Grand Prix)
  • 6 hours for MICHELIN Pilot Challenge (2 FOX Factory 120, 4 VP Racing Stay Frosty 240)
  • 3 hours for Prototype Challenge (3 IPC race)

The digital piece PDF link is below, and also in the Fan Guide which can be picked up around the circuit.

2020 Motul Petit Le Mans IMSA Fan Guide

NOTES AND INSIGHTS

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the allocations from September to October.

TUNE-INS

Where and when to watch on NBC Sports and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. All times are ET and local.

  • Motul Petit Le Mans: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., NBCSN; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., TrackPass; 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m., NBCSN
  • MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, Friday, 3:30 p.m., TrackPass
  • Prototype Challenge, Friday, 9:10 a.m., TrackPass

Additionally, click here for IMSA Radio coverage and RS2 IMSA Radio.

ADDITIONAL PIECES

Finally, here are Sportscar365’s pair of pre-race items with more info are linked below.

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