column: Next stop Le Mans

_RD43689In his latest column for, Jan Magnussen explains a difficult race for the No.3 Corvette around the sweeps of Laguna Seca, and looks ahead to the Le Mans 24 Hours.

motorsport_com_laguna_columnLooking back at the Laguna Seca round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, it wasn’t one of the best weekends ever for Corvette Racing but it was still a good test for us.

We had a few issues over the weekend including a new type of tire that we had to try to get to work and get experience with. Even though it didn’t quite work out like we had hoped – and our finishing positions were horrible – we still came away with some good knowledge that I’m sure will be put to good use at Le Mans.

Antonio (Garcia) made an awesome start but got caught in the middle of a prototype battle early on. He had nowhere to go and ran into the back of a prototype and it caused some damage to the front of the car, which was unfortunate as we were already struggling to find grip.

So, it was tough from then on. We managed to hold on to the championship lead, which at this stage is probably the most important thing.

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