Lexus RC F GT3 Scores Second Victory in IMSA WeatherTech Championship

Lexus RC F GT3

The 3GT Racing Lexus team have scored their second victory in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, with the #14 RC F GT3 winning the GTD class in this weekend’s race at Michelin GT Challenge in Virginia.

Drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli lead the race for the last 18 laps, fending off a last minute push by the #86 Acura — here’s Baumann talking about the final laps:

“I saw the 86 (Katherine Legge) coming in the mirror and it was getting bigger and bigger. A bit like Mid-Ohio, we struggled a little bit with tire degradation on the rear tires and I was just trying to make no mistakes. You have to change your driving style from new tires compared to used tires. It’s very demanding to not make any mistakes. The limit is so small and I just tried to stay focused. She (Katherine Legge) made a mistake in the second to last lap so I had the gap again.

Going out of (turn) 11, the ‘Oak Tree,’ she was next to me and the only thing I had in my mind was, ‘You brake later. You brake later.’ And, that’s what I did. She backed off a little bit and I could do (turns) 13 and 14 and the last three corners it’s impossible to overtake, so from there we won the race.”

The #15 RC F driven by Jack Hawksworth and David Heinemeier Hansson finished tenth in the GTD class.