Connect with us

WeatherTech Championship

Lamborghini Clinches Endurance Cup Manufacturers’ Title

Lamborghini locks up Michelin Endurance Cup GTD manufacturers’ championship at Motul Petit Le Mans…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Lamborghini has become the first manufacturer to clinch a Michelin Endurance Cup title in 2020, thanks to its run in last weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans.

The No. 44 GRT Magnus Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Andy Lally, Spencer Pumpelly and John Potter finished third in the GT Daytona class, which was enough for the Italian manufacturer to lock up the title ahead of next month’s fourth and final round in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

It came after an early race lead from the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini of Bryan Sellers, Madison Snow and Corey Lewis, which scored crucial points at the first segment of the ten-hour race.

Lamborghini now heads into Sebring with an 11-point lead over Acura, an insurmountable number given the number of points on hand for the race.

Both the Paul Miller and GRT Magnus crews remain in contention for the drivers’ and teams’ titles, with Paul Miller and drivers Sellers, Snow and Lewis having a nine-point lead in the manufacturer’s championship.

Titles Still to Play for in DPi, GTLM

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande and Ryan Briscoe, who won Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, hold a five-point lead in the DPi drivers’ championship, with Cadillac currently at a six-point advantage over Acura in the manufacturers’ title race.

While Simon Trummer and Colin Braun remain the only drivers mathematically in with a chance of the drivers’ title in LMP2,  PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports has already clinched the teams’ championship.

Courtesy of their class win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, BMW Team RLL’s Jesse Krohn and John Edwards lead the drivers’ standings in GTLM, six points ahead of Fred Makowiecki and Nick Tandy, who claimed Porsche’s first class victory of the season last weekend.

Unlike Corvette’s current dominant streak in the overall championship, the Endurance Cup title will likely go down between BMW and Porsche, with only a four-point gap separating the two in the standings.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

Click to comment

More in WeatherTech Championship