IMSA Michelin Challenge @ Lime Rock : TCR leaders Hagler-Lewis claim first victory

IMSA Michelin Challenge @ Lime Rock : TCR leaders Hagler-Lewis claim first victory

21.07.2021: The Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N shared by Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis won the TCR class in the sixth round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Lime Rock. This was Lewis’ first victory in the current season and the first ever in the se

The Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N shared by Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis won the TCR class in the sixth round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Lime Rock. This was Lewis’ first victory in the current season and the first ever in the series for lady driver Hagler.



Lewis made the pass for the lead with six minutes to go and finished off a frantic final stint to win by just 0.134 seconds over Tim Lewis' KMW Motorsports Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce. The second place for Tim Lewis and co-driver Roy Block was the first podium finish for the team and Alfa Romeo.



Tyler Maxson was third in the Copeland Motorsports Hyundai Veloster co-driven with Tyler Gonzalez who had earned the pole position on Friday.



In the standings, Michael Lewis and Hagler have extended their lead to 250 points over Ryan Eversley (Atlanta Speedwerks, Honda Civic Type R), while Parker Chase (Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai Elantra N) ranks third a further 40 points adrift.




The series will resume on August 7 at Road America.




Race

1. M. Lewis/T. Hagler (BHA, Hyundai Veloster N), 112 laps
2. R. Block/T. Lewis (KMW Motorsports, Alfa Romeo), 0.134
3. T. Maxson/T. Gonzalez (Copeland Motorsports, Hyundai Veloster N), 1.010



Championship points

1. M. Lewis/T. Hagler 1850 pts; 2. R. Eversley 1600; 3. P. Chase 1560




Fabio Ravaioli - photo IMSA/Richard Dole
    


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21.07.2021 / MaP

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