Acura Automobiles: Legge, Parente Run Fourth during Lime Rock

  • Katherine Legge, Alvaro Parente maximize plan to finish fourth in GT-only run
  • Legge, Acura sojourn second in parsimonious GTD drivers’, manufacturers’ championship battles
  • Lawson Aschenbach, Justin Marks victims of early-race contact

A fourth-place finish Saturday during Lime Rock Park for Alvaro Parente and Katherine Legge in their #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 keeps both Legge and Acura in a thick of a tighten GTD championship battles after 7 of 11 rounds in a 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3

The Meyer Shank Racing NSX GT3s started a weekend on a certain note, with a #86 Acura of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente finale a hour-long event second fastest in GTD, with teammates Lawson Aschenbach and Alvaro Parente sixth in their #93 NSX GT3.

After regulating a second use event to concentration on competition setup work, a MSR Acura’s were once again nearby a tip of a time sheets in a final, and quickest event of a day.  Aschenbach posting a second-quickest GTD time of a day, with Legge reduction than a tenth of a second back, third in GTD.

Acura NSX GT3 activities continue Saturday during Lime Rock Park with subordinate during 9:30 a.m. EDT and a sixth turn of a 11-race GTD championship.  The immature dwindle for a two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix flies during 3 p.m. EDT.

Acura Team Penske Next Event

IMSA’s Prototype difficulty was not a partial of a IMSA weekend during Lime Rock, though a Acura Team Penske ARX-05s will lapse to a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for a subsequent competition on a schedule, a Aug 3-5 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase during Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. 

Quotes

Alvaro Parente (driver, #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) finished fourth: “We suffered a small bit too most during a finish of a competition [with tire wear], though we never unequivocally had that final small bit of gait during any time: when a tires were fresh, or in a middle, or during a end.  It’s a contrition we couldn’t reason off a Ferrari for third, though we’re fighting for points and currently we didn’t have a automobile for a lectern [finish].  Maybe subsequent time will be different

Katherine Legge (driver, #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) finished fourth: “Our competition didn’t go wholly as we’d hoped.  However, a group did a unusual job, and so did Alvaro [Parente], during removing us lane position.  Fourth place during a finish redeemed a weekend that wasn’t looking ideal for us.  This is how we win championships, by removing plain points when we don’t have a fastest automobile on a track.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Circuit:       Lime Rock Park (1.474-mile highway course) Lakeville, CT
Weather:     Partly sunny, mild, 78 degrees F

Top-6 GTD Race Results:

 

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