Tandy, Pilet win Petit Le Mans in Porsche GT
BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) Nick Tandy teamed with Patrick Pilet in the No. 911 Porsche GT Le Mans class car to win the IMSA Petit Le Mans endurance race in an all-day downpour Sunday at Road Atlanta.
Tandy and Pilet became the first GT drivers to claim an overall victory since the 2003 Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona. They won nearly four months after taking an overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans French endurance race in a Porsche prototype.
The IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale ended under caution more than two hours ahead of its scheduled 10-hour time limit because of a lack of visibility in rainy conditions as night began to fall. It also included a 1-hour, 5-minute red flag because of track conditions.
John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and Jens Klingmann finished second in the No. 24 BMW, also a GT entry.
The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP team of Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais finished third overall and won the Prototype class.