Highlights from the 2019 California 8 Hours, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Part 1. The Race on Pitlane.
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KCMG Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. Drivers Alexandre Imperatori, Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Liberati. 326 laps and 9th place. Best lap 1:25.00.
In for tires.
Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing, Mercedes-AMG GT3. Drivers Gary Paffett, Tristan Vautier, Lewis Williamson. Best lap of 1:25.232, but the no.44 Mercedes would complete only 148 laps.
In for driver change and tires during Thursday's practice.
Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. Drivers Christian Krognes, Nicky Catsburg, Mikkel Jensen.
In for tires.
326 laps and 8th place in Saturday's race. Best lap 1:24.935.
Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R. In the Corkscrew, as seen from pitlane.
The end of Thursday's practice session. Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. Drivers Maro Engel, Yelmer Buurman, Luca Stolz. The no.888 would turn 326 laps and finish 6th in Saturday's race. The GruppeM's stablemate no.999 would finish 2nd.
Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. Drivers Maxi Buhk, Maxi Goetz, Raffaele Marciello. The no.999 would turn 327 laps and win 2nd place. Best lap 1:24.857. That's the no.888 GruppeM car just in front.
4:21 PM: 9 minutes remaining and running 2nd.
The 2019 California 8 Hours winner: HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3. Drivers Nick Foster, Tim Slade, Miguel Molina. 327 laps with a best lap of 1:24.632.
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Intercontinental GT Challenge
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