June 23, 2024

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Acura defeats Porsche in a street fight

Acura defeats Porsche in a street fight

In the category’s premiere on Detroit’s tight and twisty street circuit, Ricky Taylor beat out Mathieu Jaminet with a Great overtaking in the last 25 minutes in GTP modewhile Seb Priaulx and Loren Heinrich won the GTD Pro race with their Porsche 911.

After the two factory Porsche Penske Motorsport 963s took the front row in qualifying, Nick Tandy’s No. 6 car led Dane Cameron’s No. 7 car to the green flag. Meanwhile, Filipe Albuquerque’s No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti Acura ARX-06 braked late and the cautious Dane passed Cameron at the first corner to take second, while Sébastien Bourdais passed him on the inside to take third.

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At the end of the first lap, Harry Tincknell’s Ford Mustang GTD stopped near the first corner. At the start of the second half, Nick Tandy was ahead of Felipe Albuquerque, Sebastien Bourdais, Dane Cameron and the two BMW M Hybrid V8s of Philipp Eng and Nick Yelloly, but the first of the German vehicles was soon penalized for overtaking, leaving him in the lead. He lost his fifth position due to a lane change before the start.

Nick Tandy walked away, despite his struggle with a non-working radio, Leaving Felipe Albuquerque, Sebastien Bourdais and Dane Cameron competing for second place. Pipo Derani, who had an accident in qualifying, handed the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac over to Jack Aitken in a bold strategy ten minutes later.

25 minutes later, after anticipating traffic problems with the GTDs before the race, Nick Tandy over-braked in the third corner and collided with Daniel Serra’s Conquest Racing 296, causing injury. It caused a spin and resulted in the car leading the race leader.

“I didn’t realize when they were checking, I apologize,” he said, also explaining that he was playing with his radio cables because he could not clearly hear it passing through the potholes.

This left Felipe Albuquerque ahead of Sebastien Bourdais and Dane CameronAlthough the Frenchman entered the pits after half an hour, giving the place to Ringer van der Zande. However, the call was made late and the Frenchman did not release his seatbelts, causing a slow driver change.

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The Portuguese pitted to hand the place to Ricky Taylor later, rejoining with a wide lead, while Dane Cameron took another lap before stopping to hand the place to Felipe Nasr, who rejoined ahead of the Acura ARX-06.

Nick Yelloly spent more time up front and entered the pits after 37 minutes, then passed the ball to Connor De Phillippi, who quickly took the car to the third corner protection on his lap. This put Nick Tandy, who had been penalized, back in the lead, and he put together a series of fast laps.

He entered the pits, to make way for Mathieu Jaminet, before the second dangerous period, When Connor De Phillippi crashed his BMW againThe rear left corner hit the wall of the second turn.

Mathieu Jaminet returned to the lead ahead of his teammateRicky Taylor, Ringer van der Zande and Jesse Krohn were in the remaining #24 BMW, but Felipe Nasr had to go under yellow to change a flat tyre, dropping him from second to eighth.

The race resumed with 47 minutes remaining, and the Brazilian immediately gained three places by passing the outside of Richard Westbrook’s JDC-Miller Porsche 963, Gianmaria Bruni’s Proton, and Jesse Krohn’s BMW in the third corner, then passed the No. 40 car. Acura Lewis. Deletraz, but the race was neutralized again, when Richard Westbrook collided with Jack Aitken and closed the track.

The race turned green again after the hour mark, with Mathieu Jaminet escaping Ricky Taylor, Ringer van der Zande and Felipe Nasr.Although the chaser remained one second behind the leaders, he took the lead into the third corner with 25 minutes remaining, launching himself around the hairpin on the inside, after the lead driver suffered a slight obstruction when starting the GTD Mustang.

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The yellow flag came out again 20 minutes before the end of the race to deal with some debris that was accumulating on the main straight. Mathieu Jaminet wanted revenge on Ricky Taylor, while Felipe Nasr attacked Ranger van der Zande.

Gianmaria Bruni passed Jesse Krohn and took sixth place, followed by Jack Aitken, but when the Italian Louis Deletraz attacked, the Anglo-Korean overtook him and hit the wall as he reached the fourth corner. This caused another yellow flag, the fifth, however Ricky Taylor survived the final restart seven minutes after the checkered flag to give the No. 10 Acura its first win since Road America in 2022..

Disaster for Corvette and defeat for Porsche Lexus in GTD Pro

In GTD Pro, under the shadow of the massive towers of GM’s Renaissance Center dominating the city skyline, the pressure was on the Corvette. After scoring a double in qualifying, the No. 3 Corvette Z06 GT3.R driven by Antonio Garcia Leading into the No. 4 car was Tommy Milner who started at the front, ahead of Jack Hawksworth and Seb Priaulx in the No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

but, Things went wrong almost immediately for the Spaniard, who pitted at the end of the first lap with an alternator problem.. New captain Tommy Milner took over for Nicky Catsburg after 40 minutes, and they only changed one tire during the pit stop, while Ben Barnicoat replaced Jack Hawksworth in the Lexus, and Loren Heinrich replaced Sepp Priaulx in the Porsche ‘Rexy’.

Immediately after the mid-race restart, the leaders collided in Turn 3, with the Lexus colliding with the Corvette, which spun after hitting the inside wall. This is what brought Lauren Heinrich to the topbut had to stop to avoid a Richard Westbrook spin, and Ben Barnicoat nearly caught him.

He suffered understeer and a loose bonnet to chase Loren Heinrich to the finish, while Marvin Kirchhofer’s Pfaff McLaren 720S was on the verge of taking third place when Alex Ripras collided with him at the third corner near the end.

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both no. pilot Equipment/vehicle Rolls time Delay/withdrawal
1 10 Ricky Taylor
F. Albuquerque
Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti
Acura
75 1:40’02.133
2 6 Nick Tandy
Matthieu Jaminet
Porsche Penske Motorsport
Porsche
75 1:40’03.265 1,132
3 01 R. Van der Zande
S. Bordis
Cadillac racing
Cadillac
75 1:40’06.331 4,198
4 7 Daniel Cameron
Felipe Nasr
Porsche Penske Motorsport
Porsche
75 1:40’07.275 5,142
5 40 Jordan Taylor
Louis Deletraz
Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti
Acura
75 1:40’12,253 10,120
6 31 Bebo Dirani
Jack Aitken
Whelen Cadillac Racing
Cadillac
75 1:40’12,492 10,359
7 24 Jesse Krohn
Philip the engineer
BMW M Team RLL
BMW
75 1:40’12,926 10,793
8 85 T van der Helm
R. Westbrook
JDC-Miller Motorsports
Porsche
74 1:40’16.425 1 roll/14,292
9 77 Lauren Heinrich
Seb Priolux
Race AO
Porsche
74 1:40’28,354 1 roll/26,221
10 14 Jack Hawksworth
Ben Barnicoat
Vasser Sullivan
Lexus
74 1:40’31,239 1 roll/29,106
Eleven 23 Ross Gunn
Alex Ripras
Heart of the racing team
Aston Martin
74 1:40’33,223 One roll / 31,090
12 fifteen Parker Thompson
F. Montecalvo
Vasser Sullivan
Lexus
74 1:40’33,819 1 roll/31,686
13 1 Brian Sellers
Snow Madison
Paul Miller Racing
BMW
74 1:40’44,260 1 roll /42,127
14 65 Joey Hand
Dirk Müller
Ford Multimatic Motorsport
stronghold
73 1:40’47,978 2 rolls / 45,845
fifteen 35 Daniel Serra
Albert Costa
Conquest race
Ferrari
72 1:38’11000 Without operation
16 9 M. Kirchhofer
Oliver Jarvis
Pfaff Motorsport
McLaren
71 1:36’57,349 Without operation
17 4 Tommy Milner
Nikki Catsburg
Corvette Racing from Pratt Miller Motorsports
Chevrolet
69 1:40’48,643 6 rolls/46,510
18 5 Gianmaria Bruni
Fiscal’s daughter
Proton competition
Porsche
65 1:27’07,954 Without operation
19 3 Antonio Garcia
Alexander Sims
Corvette Racing from Pratt Miller Motorsports
Chevrolet
59 1:40’47,282 16 rolls / 45,149
twenty 64 Harry Tincknell
M. Rockenfeller
Ford Multimatic Motorsport
stronghold
51 1:40’49,244 24 rolls / 47,111
Twenty one 25 C. De Filippi
Nick Yelloly
BMW M Team RLL
BMW
33 39’49,265 Without operation