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GTLM Championship-Leading Corvette Crashes Under Yellow

Antonio Garcia goes behind wall after accident while under safety car…

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The GT Le Mans class championship-leading No. 3 Corvette C7.R has hit trouble with less than three hours remaining in the Motul Petit Le Mans.

Antonio Garcia went behind the wall for repairs following a bizarre accident while under the race’s fourth full course caution.

Garcia lost control of his Corvette while exiting pit lane near Turn 1 and made contact with the wall.

While limping the car back the pits, the Pratt & Miller-led squad ordered the Spaniard to go straight to the garage, where it underwent a nose and splitter change, among other components.

The car has dropped to 9th and last in the GTLM class, two laps behind the pair of Porsche 911 RSRs, which run 1-2 in class.

As it runs now, the No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe, which is third in the race, would win the class championship. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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