Corvette Racing takes home win in LMGTE Am
Corvette Racing took a victory on home turf at Sebring as Nicolas Varrone, Ben Keating and Nicky Catsburg held off challenges from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche.
The No.33 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R claimed the first LMGTE Am win of 2023 as Nicolas Varrone, Ben Keating and Nicky Catsburg put on a dominant display.
The American entered team dominated the final half of the race to ensure reigning category champion Keating begins title defense in style. His teammates Varrone and Catsburg each notched up their first WEC wins.
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Taking the runners-up position is the No.77 Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR 19 of Julien Andlauer, Christian Ried and Mikkel Pedersen. It was Andlauer who capitalised on a late fuel pit-stop for the Daniel Serra piloted Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.
That meant Andlauer and his teammates Takeshi Kimura and Scott Huffaker dropped to third and made it three different manufacturers to fill out the class podium.
The Iron Dames Porsche 911 RSR 19 was leading the category but a rare mistake by Rahel Frey, who ran wide at Turn 1 and dislodged bodywork, dropped the pink and black car to eighth position.
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