Welcome to Motul Petit Le Mans race week!

October 11, 2018

Welcome to Motul Petit Le Mans race week!

October 11, 2018

This weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans concludes the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Michelin technical partner teams and their drivers head to Road Atlanta, the classic, short but challenging venue that hosts the season finale.

Here is the weekend schedule for WeatherTech Championship activity.

Saturday’s race begins live at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS1 and stays there until noon. At noon, coverage shifts to FS2 until 9:30 p.m. ET.

Live radio coverage airs uninterrupted on IMSA Radio. All local times are ET.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Practice 1
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Practice 2
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Practice 3

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Practice 4
2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. IMSA Autograph Session
3:55 p.m.-4:10 p.m. GTD Qualifying
4:20 p.m.-4:35 p.m. GTLM Qualifying
4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. P Qualifying

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Warm-Up
11:05 a.m.-9:05 p.m. Motul Petit Le Mans

Titles are on the line in all three WeatherTech Championship classes. Here are the top two in each driver/team and manufacturer standings. IMSA has outlined the battles in each and the subsequent posts are linked below. Patron Endurance Cup titles are also up for grabs.

PROTOTYPE

1. 31-Eric Curran/Felipe Nasr, Action Express Cadillac DPi-V.R, 254
2. 54-Colin Braun/Jon Bennett, CORE autosport Oreca 07 Gibson, 250

1. Cadillac, 297
2. Acura, 286

GTLM

1. 3-Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia, Corvette C7.R, 299
2. 67-Ryan Briscoe/Richard Westbrook, Ford Chip Ganassi GT, 290

1. Ford, 323
2. Chevrolet, 313

GTD

1. 48-Bryan Sellers/Madison Snow, Paul Miller Lamborghini Huracan GT3, 303
2. 86-Katherine Legge, Meyer Shank Acura NSX GT3, 297

1. Lamborghini, 310
2. Acura, 298

The last race of the year generally presents a number of “lasts.” This year’s Motul Petit Le Mans is no different.

FOX Sports, Patron and Continental are among those signing off from IMSA after this year’s season finale. NBC Sports takes over as the television broadcast partner in 2019.

As part of Michelin’s increased effort to become the Official Tire of IMSA in 2019, Michelin takes over sponsorship of the renamed Michelin Endurance Cup and MICHELIN Pilot Challenge.

Within the WeatherTech Championship, Michelin will add the Prototype and GT Daytona classes to its lineup. It also takes over as tire partner for the IMSA Prototype Challenge series.

Both existing IMSA Challenge series – Continental and Prototype – also wrap up their 2018 campaigns this weekend in Atlanta. Those races are both on Friday (Prototype at 8 a.m., Continental at 1:25 p.m.).

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