Porsche North America broke through to claim its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship class victory of the season, following a dominant run by the German manufacturer in Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.
Nick Tandy took his Porsche 911 RSR to a 15.25-second win over the No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE, in a race that saw the No. 911 car lead from flag-to-flag in the highly competitive GT Le Mans category.
The Englishman, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month, shared class honors with Patrick Pilet, who handled the middle stint of the two-hour an 40-minute race, which only saw a single full-course caution.
It marked the second consecutive win for a Porsche 911 RSR following Team Falken Tire’s triumph in last month’s rain-soaked Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Edwards and co-driver Lucas Luhr came home second, while a late charge by Antonio Garcia was rewarded with a third place result for he and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R.
The No. 25 BMW of Bill Auberlen, which was running second in the closing stages, faded to fourth at the checkered flag, with the No. 4 Corvette completing the top-five in class.
Engine issues for the Falken Tire Porsche resulted in a retirement for the Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler-driven car in the final 30 minutes of the race.
RESULTS: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix