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Ford, BMW Victorious At Road America

Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller took the GT Le Mans win at Road America in their No. 66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT. The two drivers took their second win of the season 0.62 seconds ahead of Lauens Vanthoor and Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. It was the 16th IMSA career win for Hand, 21st for Mueller.

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Mueller led from pole position after the traditional split-field start, holding off Alexander Sims in the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM in the opening stint. Hand took over after the first hour and maintained the lead through 50 minutes of green running before the final three cautions.

“It was fun hitting it lap by lap, the car was perfect,” said Mueller. “I couldn’t watch it, it was nailbiting with all the cations at the end.”

The sister No. 67 Ford completed the podium with Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook at the wheel. The two Corvettes of Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner/Oliver Gavin completed the top five.

In GT Daytona, it was the No. 96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 of Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn who took the win. The BMW was the class of the field, keeping to the front of the pack throughout the length of the two-hour, forty-minute race.

Patrick Lindsey and Jorg Bermeister finished second after a quick final stop helped the Park Place Motorsports team gain four positions under the yellow flag.

 

Dusty Michael

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