Jan and Antonio Garcia clinch back-to-back titles


Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia have clinched their second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTML drivers championship in a dramatic final round at Petit Le Mans.

The No. 3 Corvette crew needed just five-and-a-half minutes to repair its C7.R after a crash with Garcia at the wheel following a pit stop with less than three hours to go. Among other items, the crew replaced the Corvette’s nose, front fender and engine floor in lightning quick speed to keep the No. 3 C7.R in the race and in the championship hunt.

“The way it turned out, the way the four car went in there and really put pressure on changed things around,

“Fantastic. Such a massive team effort to make this happen. I’m so proud to be a part of this. We had a good car and were going to be right there in the mix and the pit exit stuff happened and put everything on its head.

“It looked like we were out of it, trying to figure out how to still make it happen. I think what really did it was the four car got sent super aggressively and changed the balance of things. Obviously, the four car went for the win but they knew why they were doing it. It turned things in our favor.”