#14 Lexus RC F GT3 Wins Second Consecutive IMSA Race

The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) #14 Lexus RC F GT3 has won its second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD race with co-drivers Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand this weekend at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

This win marks the fourth for the Lexus RC F GT3 in IMSA competition and second for AIM VASSER SULLIVAN in their fourth IMSA start. The AVS #12 RC F GT3 also finished on the podium in Detroit, earning a third-place result with teammates Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo.

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing

The AVS Lexus RC F GT3s have combined to earn two wins, four podiums and six top-five results to start the season. The #14 Lexus is now first in the season standings following their second sprint race win, while the #12 RC F GT3 is in fourth-place.

Lexus RC F: First GenerationRacingUSA
Lexus also won at Mid-Ohio last year. It was a great last few laps in the race today.

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Joaquin Ruhi

Lexus Racing Report: Mid-May 2019

Super GT & Blancpain results.
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In advance of the Nürburgring 24 hours endurance race to be held on June 20-23, the storied German racetrack holds a 6-hour Qualification race, known as QF. Toyota brought a GR Supra (in the SP8T Class) and a Lexus LC (in the SP-Pro Class). While the Supra started from 43rd Place on the grid but did not finish, the Lexus LC driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Gamo, Takamitsu Matsui, and Yuichi Nakayama finished the full 6-hour race in the same 24th overall position from which it started. For more info:


That was total domination on Honda's home track because Suzuka is owned by Honda. 6 out of the top 7 in GT500 were LC500's and a Lexus RC-F won GT300.

That was the 3rd race out of 8 this season so there's still a long way to go but hopefully Lexus can win a championship in their final Super GT season. Next year Toyota is switching over to a Supra based GT500 car for all teams.
Joaquin Ruhi

Lexus Sweeps Podium in Super GT Round 3 in Japan

LC 500 also qualifies for Nürburgring 24 hour race.
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Is it hard and very expensive for Toyota as they already compete in the GT500/GT300 to put 3 cars in Nurburgring ?
Is it hard and very expensive for Toyota as they already compete in the GT500/GT300 to put 3 cars in Nurburgring ?
I don't think it's all that hard because the LC500 competing in the Nurburgring 24 Hours is not the same specification as a GT500 car. The series that covers the Nurburgring 24 Hours uses the GT3 platforms so even though the Nurburgring car is a LC500, it's running GT3 specs. As far as expense goes Gazoo racing is only putting that single LC500 in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, any other Lexus products like a RC-F would be by privateers.
Sadly, things did not go well for the other Lexus racing team seeing action on the weekend of June 1-2: Tech 1 Racing, competing in Round 3 of the Blancpain GT Series Europe Endurance Cup at France's Circuit Paul Ricard. Given its longer 1000 km duration, regular drivers Fabien Barthez and Bernard Delhez were joined by Eric Cayrolle. The team ended the race in 38th place overall and 7th among the 9 cars competing in the AM Cup category.

A French-language account informs us that as night fell just past the midway point of the 6-hour race, the #23 Lexus RC F GT3 abandoned the race due to mechanical problems.