CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Antonio Garcia Pole-Winner Quote
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia claimed pole position in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday ahead of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Garcia, who teams with Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, set a record-breaking lap of 1:40.799 (121.429 mph). Teammate Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R was third-quickest in qualifying – only 0.492 seconds adrift of Garcia.
ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – GTLM POLE-WINNER: “You always have to be careful with Richard (Westbrook, second-quickest qualifier) because he is always very very fast. Kyle (Millay, No. 3 Corvette race engineer) did a really good job of telling me what Richard was doing and that gave me an opportunity to cool down so I could go again. So I had more to give as I showed on the last lap. I am happy for Corvette and Chevrolet. And finally we have something which is good for tomorrow and we can turn it around and start winning races.
(On engine change after Friday first practice): “It was very tough to lose an engine in first practice, but that is why we have the other Corvette. The No. 4 car did a fantastic job of doing all the work that is supposed to be divided between both cars. All the work they’ve done we put in our car and everything seems to be working as you saw. It is always a team effort and I’m very happy with how the car behaved today and I hope this is a good start for tomorrow.”