Lexus RC F GT3 Scores First Top-Five Finish of the Season at Watkins Glen


Both 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s finished in the top-10 of the GTD class at the Watkins Glen IMSA WeatherTech Championship race this weekend.

The #15 RC F GT3 driven by Jack Hawksworth, Robert Alon, and Austin Cindric earned the team’s first top-five result of the season, while the #14 RC F GT3 driven by Scott Pruett, Sage Karam, and Austin Cindric finished sixth for third consecutive race.

Here’s Lexus USA Motorsports manager Mark Egger with his thoughts at the midway point of the team’s first season:

“We’re very happy with the way the Lexus RC F GT3s are showing consistent pace throughout each race weekend. To get both cars in the top-six during the six hour race and to see Jack (Hawksworth) fight all of the way back up to fifth to finish the race it shows that our Lexus’ have great pace. The 14 Lexus finished sixth and Jack had the fastest lap in the GTD class so this sets the stage going into the second half of the season.

We’ve come a long ways in a very short period of time. We know that we’re humbled to be here in our first year and we’re competing against people that have been racing far longer than we have and to show the pace that we have and the mechanical reliability of the RC F GT3 and what the drivers are able to do with the car in both sprint and endurance races it just makes us confident that we have a great package and just need to put the final pieces together to get into that podium position.”