Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, WGI Fast Info

Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, WGI Fast Info

17.06.2021: Race Day/Time: Sunday, June 27 – 10:40 a.m. ET NBCSN Coverage: 7 p.m. ET TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold Coverage: LIVE – Flag-to-flag beginning at 10:35 a.m. (available on IMSA.com/TVLive outside the U.S.) IMSA.com/TVLive Live Qualifying Stream: Sa


Race Day/Time: Sunday, June 27 – 10:40 a.m. ET

NBCSN Coverage: 7 p.m. ET

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold Coverage: LIVE – Flag-to-flag beginning at 10:35 a.m. (available on IMSA.com/TVLive outside the U.S.)

IMSA.com/TVLive Live Qualifying Stream: Saturday, June 26 – 11:45 a.m.


IMSA Radio: All sessions live on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com; Live race coverage begins Sunday, June 27 at 10 a.m. (Sirius TBD, XM 202, Internet 992)

Circuit Type: 3.4-mile, 11-turn road course
Race Length: 6 hours
Track Social Media: Twitter: @WGI; Instagram: @wgi1948; Facebook: @WatkinsGlenInternational
Event Hashtags: #IMSA, #Sahlens6HRS



WeatherTech Championship Track Records


Qualifying:


DPi: Oliver Jarvis, Mazda DPi, 1:29.639 / 136.547 mph, June 2019
LMP2: Gabriel Aubry, ORECA LMP2 07, 1:31.735 / 133.427 mph, June 2019



LMP3: New class in 2021



GTLM: Antonio Garcia, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 1:40.799 / 121.429 mph, June 2019
GTD: Jack Hawksworth, Lexus RC F GT3, 1:44.499 / 117.130 mph, July 2018



2019 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Winners (No Race in 2020):


DPi: Jonathan Bomarito/Harry Tincknell/Olivier Pla, No. 55 Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi
LMP2: Matt McMurry/Gabriel Autry/Eric Lux, No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07



LMP3: New class in 2021

GTLM: Patrick Pilet/Nick Tandy, No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
GTD: Mario Farnbacher/Trent Hindman/Justin Marks, No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian GT3




Storylines



    Let’s Play Two
: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be spending consecutive weekends at Watkins Glen International. First up is the traditional endurance race, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, June 27. Following that will be the WeatherTech 240, the two-hour, 40-minute race on Friday, July 2 that was added to the schedule when the event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 4 was removed earlier this year due to the pandemic. It sets up for a pair of exciting and different races at the historic circuit in upstate New York.



    Going the Distance Again:
The Sahlen’s Six Hours marks the third of four events that make up the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup, where drivers and teams rack up points at designated junctures of each endurance race separate from the season championship. The Endurance Cup leaders in each class heading into the race are: No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 full-season drivers Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor in Daytona Prototype international (DPi);
Gabriel Aubry, John Farano and Tim Buret of the No. 8 Tower Motorsport ORECA LMP2 07 in Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2); Gar Robinson and Felipe Fraga of the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 in Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3); a tie among Nos. 3 and 4 Corvette Racing regulars Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner in GT Le Mans (GTLM); and the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R trio of Lars Kern, Laurens Vanthoor and Zacharie Robichon in GT Daytona (GTD).



    The Gang’s All Here:
A total of 40 cars are on the Six Hours pre-event entry list, covering all five WeatherTech Championship classes. It will be the first time that DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM and GTD will race together since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts in March.



    New Points Format for 202
1: The WeatherTech Championship points structure has changed this season, with each race finishing position earning 10 times the points it received a year ago. Where a class winner took home 35 points in 2020, the reward is now 350 points. Second place in a race now earns 320 points, third place nets 300 and downward from there. In addition, points are now distributed in qualifying, with 35 going to the pole winners in DPi, LMP2, LMP3 and GTLM, as well as to the fastest car in the second GTD qualifying session (see below). Points descend from second downward through the qualifying results.




    Revised GTD Qualifying Format:
Starting this season, the GT Daytona class conducts two qualifying sessions. The first is for the Motul Pole Award and starting grid position, with a Silver- or Bronze-rated driver in each car. Following a mandatory driver change, another 15-minute session will take place to decide qualifying points for the class. All other classes in action will have a single 15-minute qualifying session that determines both grid position and points.



 IMSA also photo

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