Magnussen, van der Zande lead CGR Cadillac to Detroit victory
Quick however unfortunate this season, Chip Ganassi Racing scored a breakthrough victory in Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports activities Automobile Basic at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, with Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande main all however two of the 66 laps to offer the No. 01 Cadillac DPi-V.R its maiden IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship triumph.
The 100-minute Chevrolet Sports activities Automobile Basic got here all the way down to a two-lap dash race. Invoice Auberlen, operating second in GTD, immediately misplaced energy within the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW with solely 10 minutes remaining, bringing out the second warning of the occasion.
That gave Felipe Nasr within the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac began by Pipo Derani – operating an in depth second all through his stint – one other shot at van der Zande. The highest two pulled away on the waving of the inexperienced flag. Nasr bought barely sideways at one level, permitting the Ganassi Cadillac to get some respiration room and win by 0.573s.
“We had the velocity at Daytona and at Sebring, and now we completed it off with a double win,” van der Zande mentioned, referring to Marcus Ericsson’s NTT IndyCar Collection victory previous to the IMSA occasion. “Kevin [Magnussen] is a hell of a teammate, I’ll inform you that.”
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