Motorsport.com: Time to hit the top of our game



We’re off to another really important track in the championship chase this weekend and it’s going to be imperative for Corvette Racing’s championship challenge.

Antonio Garcia and I ended up in fourth place at the last round at Lime Rock Park, with Antonio all over the tail of one of the BMWs.

That podium was so close but the battle at the end was pretty fierce. We had a six-point lead in the championship after Le Mans and after three races we’ve managed to squeeze out one extra point on the competition to make it seven. We’ve ended up with third, fourth and fourth thanks, in part, to the incredible work by the Corvette Racing crew.

Staying consistent is imperative. Every week when we turn up at another track there is somebody who is on top of their game.

The BMW boys were fast at Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Porsche jumped to the top at Lime Rock Park. You just never know who is going to be fast each week. This week it could be Ford – but hopefully, it will be us.

Our teammates, the No.4 Corvette of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won here last year so we’d expect our package to be pretty strong here.

This is the place where I actually got my first ever victory in a GT car in the US, in a Ferrari in 2003 – funnily enough beating my mate Johnny O’Connell in the Corvette. Doug Fehan was so mad – he hired me for the following year and I’ve been here ever since.

Johnny and I went on to win here in the final year of the GT1 class in 2008. So it has been a while since I’ve won here and I’d love to get back to victory lane. That would be a huge help for our points battle.

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