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Lexus RC F GT3 Wins GTD Class at IMSA Mid-Ohio Race

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The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) #14 Lexus RC F GT3 finished first in the GTD class of this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Driving was Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand.

This is the third win for the RC F GT3 in IMSA competition, and the first for AVS. Heistand earned his first-career pole position on Saturday and led the field for the first eight laps of the race. Hawksworth drove the final two stints of the two-hour, 40-minute event and led twice for 21 laps in the No. 14 Lexus.

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The #12 RC F GT3 finished fifth with drivers Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo. This is the second pair of top-five results for AVS in just the team’s third race.

The #12 Lexus is second in the GTD championship point standings, while #14 moved up to third in points with the win.

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Some great improvements by Lexus Racing. Kyle is a great guy and awesome driver. Excited for the rest of the season!
@LexusTechSA, thanks bro for the videos
Slowly but confident
So proud of those guys!!!!
Next up is Petit Le Mans here in Atlanta next month. I'm hoping something cool happens :)
I'll be with Lexus Racing at Petit Le Mans. If you have a LFA/LC/IS F/GS F/RC F and would like to attend send me a message. I would love to give a couple of involved LE members a pass to attend :)
Hi everyone. I have one VIP Pass to offer a Lexus Enthusiast F/LC 500 owner. Held in Atlanta, Petit LeMans is the historic race going on Saturday but the pass gives you access Friday and Thursday as well. On Friday and Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served as refreshments all day and VIP goodies.

I am specifically looking for one hardcore F/LC 500 owner to join us! We already have a group of 10 F owners coming together.

You can DM me here or email me at mikeforsythe13@gmail.com. Thank you!

-mike-

Here we are at Sebring to get a general idea of things. It really is an amazing experience!

Emil Frey Lexus Racing posted a summary of its 2018 season in Europe's Blancpain GT3 series (the team finished 3rd overall). More info in this Lexus Europe Newsroom article:

https://newsroom.lexus.eu/emil-frey-lexus-racings-highlights-of-the-year-2018/
The new AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F team is close to completing its full-time roster with the signing of 2015 IMSA GT Daytona champion Townsend Bell and his recent GTD co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. The American duo join Lexus program veteran Jack Hawksworth, the first driver confirmed by AVS, who will have his teammate announced in the near future. More info in this Racer magazine article:

https://racer.com/2018/11/29/bell-a...BbABEYuHecGnEVeRW1ZO0l-EgAJOuRNEZSOKc3XZlJtTc
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Would love to see that racing here..... especially with BMW now racing the 8 series..
Flashing back a bit to November 24, Autoweek's Matt Weaver wrote an informative background piece on the Gentilozzi 3GT-to-AIM Vasser Sullivan IMSA team transition:

https://autoweek.com/article/imsa/new-aim-vasser-sullivan-racing-lexus-teams-gears-debut-imsa-season
Is Toyota and Lexus going to eventually implement these improvements and technology to their road cars? I'm especially interested into what they do to their engines.

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