Two Astons - three races at IMSA Mid-Ohio

Thursday, September 24, 2020


Finally, but certainly by no means least sees the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship contingent make their way over to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course just to the south of the Great Lakes for the latest rounds of the WeatherTech Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge.

With both Championships having ran endurance rounds last time out at Road Atlanta two weeks ago, this round sees the multi class Weather Championship runners race a two hours forty minute race on Sunday whilst the GT4 runners within the Michelin Pilot Challenge will have two – two hour races over both Saturday and Sunday as they play catch up with events missed so far due to Covid.

Whilst the sole Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GTD from the Heart of Racing Team again enters the WeatherTech race with drivers Ian James and Roman de Angelis, the Michelin Pilot Challenge races will feature just one AMR Vantage GT4 from Kohr Motorsport for Championship contenders and AMR Academy driver Nate Stacey and driver coach Kyle Marcelli.

Having started from pole position at for the four hour race at Road Atlanta, the #60 AMR struggled after the first pit stop to then fall foul of the pit stop regulations in moving whilst the car was being refilled with fuel to earn Marcelli and the team a race damaging drive through penalty which dropped them down to P7 at the end of the race.

That result leaves the #60 crew just one point behind the Championship leading Autobahn Audi crew going into the race weekend.

Florida based Automatic Racing will this time not be entering any of their AMR race cars for reasons (we understand) to be no more than clashing with prior commitments seeing that Mid-Ohio is a post Covid organised race date.

The Heart of Racing team have been testing earlier this week at Sebring having come away from Road Atlanta with a season best P6 finish with the help of AMR factory driver Darren Turner.

Photo credits – MPC / IMSA / HoRT / CSJ Motorsport

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