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The 2019 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen was an endurance race sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The race was held at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York on the June 30th, 2019. This race was the sixth round of the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the third round of the 2019 Michelin Endurance Cup.

Background

IMSA released two separate technical bulletins regarding the Balance of Performance for the six-hour race. The first one was released on May 23rd, 2019, for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. This was done to allow IMSA teams who were preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in three weeks time, notably Corvette Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing, to have the beforehand knowledge of the Balance of Performance for the race so they could prepare better. In this bulletin, the BMW M8 GTE received a 12 horsepower increase, as well as a six liter increase in fuel capacity and turbo boost increase.[1][2] The second technical bulletin was released on June 19th, 2019, which regarded the Balance of Performance for the Daytona Prototype International (DPi) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes. In DPi, after winning the previous two events, Team Penske's Acura ARX-05 was given a 15 kilogram weight increase, giving it the same weight as the Nissan DPi. The Cadillac DPi-V.R was given a 1 liter reduction in fuel capacity. In GT Daytona, despite no McLarens participating in the 6 Hour event, the McLaren 720S was given a power increase of 15 horsepower and made 25 kilograms lighter, in addition to a 12-liter fuel capacity increase. These adjustments made the McLaren 720S the lightest car in the class, as well as having the largest fuel capacity.[3][4]

Entries

On June 19th, 2019, the entry list for the 6-hour-event was released, featuring 37 cars.[5] There were 11 entries in Daytona Prototype international, eight cars in GT Le Mans, 16 in GT Daytona, and just two entrants in the Le Mans Prototype (LMP2) class. In GT Daytona, Sprint-race-only entrants Compass Racing and Lone Star Racing would not be taking part, while endurance-event-only entrants such as Land-Motorsport made their return. Black Swan Racing also returned to the grid after missing the 12 Hours of Sebring due to their team owner Tim Pappas sustaining an injury. As he was still recovering, Marc Miller took his place for The Glen. Joey Hand made a full recovery from suffering symptoms of the flu, and returned to the Chip Ganassi Racing team after being replaced by Sebastien Bourdais for the previous two rounds.

Practice and qualifying

Qualifying Results

Pole positions in each class are indicated in bold and by double-dagger.

Pos. Class No. Team Driver Time Gap Grid
1 DPi 77 Mazda Team Joest Oliver Jarvis 1:29.639 _ 1 double-dagger
2 DPi 6 Acura Team Penske Dane Cameron 1:29.862 +0.223 2
3 DPi 7 Acura Team Penske Ricky Taylor 1:29.928 +0.289 3
4 DPi 55 Mazda Team Joest Harry Tincknell 1:29.983 +0.344 4
5 DPi 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac Renger van der Zande 1:30.758 +1.119 5
6 DPi 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Filipe Albuquerque 1:31.170 +1.531 6
7 DPi 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Felipe Nasr 1:31.177 +1.538 7
8 LMP2 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Gabriel Aubry 1:31.735 +2.096 8 double-dagger
9 DPi 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Misha Goikhberg 1:32.316 +2.677 9
10 DPi 84 JDC-Miller Motorsports Simon Trummer 1:32.409 +2.770 10
11 LMP2 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Kyle Masson 1:32.459 +2.820 11
12 DPi 50 Juncos Racing René Binder 1:33.134 +3.495 12
13 DPi 54 CORE Autosport Jonathan Bennett 1:33.466 +3.827 13
14 GTLM 3 Corvette Racing Antonio García 1:40.799 +11.160 14 double-dagger
15 GTLM 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Richard Westbrook 1:41.116 +11.477 15
16 GTLM 4 Corvette Racing Tommy Milner 1:41.291 +11.652 16
17 GTLM 24 BMW Team RLL John Edwards 1:41.301 +11.662 17
18 GTLM 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Joey Hand 1:41.304 +11.665 18
19 GTLM 25 BMW Team RLL Connor De Phillippi 1:41.414 +11.775 19
20 GTLM 911 Porsche GT Team Nick Tandy 1:41.545 +11.906 20
21 GTLM 912 Porsche GT Team Laurens Vanthoor 1:42.206 +12.567 21
22 GTD 86 Meyer-Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Trent Hindman 1:44.978 +15.339 22 double-dagger
23 GTD 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer-Shank Christina Nielsen 1:45.295 +15.656 23
24 GTD 96 Turner Motorsport Dillon Machavern 1:45.506 +15.867 24
25 GTD 63 Scuderia Corsa Jeff Westphal 1:45.595 +15.856 25
26 GTD 29 Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Ricardo Feller 1:45.597 +15.858 26
27 GTD 9 Pfaff Motorsports Zacharie Robichon 1:45.842 +16.203 27
28 GTD 33 Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Ben Keating 1:45.961 +16.322 28
29 GTD 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Richard Heistand 1:46.066 +16.427 29
30 GTD 540 Black Swan Racing Marco Seefried 1:46.100 +16.461 30
31 GTD 47 Precision Performance Motorsports Brandon Gdovic 1:46.388 +16.749 31
32 GTD 48 Paul Miller Racing Ryan Hardwick 1:46.620 +16.981 32
33 GTD 44 Magnus Racing John Potter 1:47.041 +17.402 33
34 GTD 8 Starworks Motorsport Parker Chase 1:48.041 +18.402 34
35 GTD 73 Park Place Motorsports Nicholas Boulle 1:48.923 +19.284 35
36 GTD 12 AIM Vasser Sullivan None No time _ 36
37 GTD 19 Moorespeed None No time _ DNS
Source:[6]

Results

Class winners are denoted in bold and double-dagger.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Laps Time/Gap To/Reason Retired
Engine
1 DPi 55 Germany Mazda Team Joest United States Jonathan Bomarito
France Olivier Pla
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
Mazda RT24-P 211 6:00:07.332double-dagger
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
2 DPi 77 Germany Mazda Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
Mazda RT24-P 211 +0.353s
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
3 DPi 6 United States Acura Team Penske United States Dane Cameron
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Acura ARX-05 211 +11.783s
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
4 DPi 10 United States Konica Minolta Cadillac United States Jordan Taylor
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Cadillac DPi-V.R 211 +24.837s
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
5 DPi 7 United States Acura Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
Acura ARX-05 211 +38.864s
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
6 DPi 5 United States Mustang Sampling Racing Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Portugal João Barbosa
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Cadillac DPi-V.R 209 +2 laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
7 DPi 31 United States Whelen Engineering Racing United States Eric Curran
Brazil Pipo Derani
Brazil Felipe Nasr
Cadillac DPi-V.R 208 +3 laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
8 DPi 50 United States Juncos Racing Austria René Binder
United States Will Owen
Cadillac DPi-V.R 206 +5 laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
9 DPi 84 United States JDC-Miller Motorsports United States Chris Miller
South Africa Stephen Simpson
Switzerland Simon Trummer
Cadillac DPi-V.R 204 +7 laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
10 LMP2 52 United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports France Gabriel Aubry
United States Eric Lux
United States Matt McMurry
Oreca 07 201 +10 lapsdouble-dagger
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
11 DPi 85 United States JDC-Miller Motorsports Canada Misha Goikhberg
Colombia Juan Piedrahita
France Tristan Vautier
Cadillac DPi-V.R 199 +12 laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
12 GTLM 911 United States Porsche GT Team France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR 195 +16 lapsdouble-dagger
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 GTLM 3 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 195 +16 laps
Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8
14 GTLM 67 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Ford GT 194 +17 laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
15 GTLM 66 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Racing United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Müller
Ford GT 194 +17 laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
16 GTLM 24 United States BMW Team RLL United States John Edwards
Finland Jesse Krohn
BMW M8 GTE 194 +17 laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Twin-turbo V8
17 GTLM 912 United States Porsche GT Team New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR 194 +17 laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 GTD 86 United States Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Trent Hindman
United States Justin Marks
Acura NSX GT3 188 +23 lapsdouble-dagger
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
19 GTD 96 United States Turner Motorsport United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
United States Dillon Machavern
BMW M6 GT3 188 +23 laps
BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8
20 GTD 63 United States Scuderia Corsa United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
United States Jeff Westphal
Ferrari 488 GT3 188 +23 laps
Ferrari F154 3.9 L Turbo V8
21 GTD 57 United States Heinricher Racing w/Meyer Shank Racing Brazil Bia Figueiredo
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Denmark Christina Nielsen
Acura NSX GT3 188 +23 laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
22 GTD 14 United States AIM Vasser Sullivan Switzerland Philipp Frommenwiler
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
United States Richard Heistand
Lexus RC F GT3 188 +23 laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
23 GTD 9 Canada Pfaff Motorsports Canada Scott Hargrove
Canada Zacharie Robichon
Porsche 911 GT3 R 188 +23 laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 GTD 44 United States Magnus Racing United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 188 +23 laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
25 GTD 29 Germany Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Switzerland Ricardo Feller
Germany Christopher Mies
Canada Daniel Morad
Audi R8 LMS GT3 188 +23 laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
26 GTD 12 United States AIM Vasser Sullivan United States Townsend Bell
United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Aaron Telitz
Lexus RC F GT3 188 +23 laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
27 GTD 540 United States Black Swan Racing United States Marc Miller
Germany Marco Seefried
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 GT3 R 186 +25 laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTD 47 United States Precision Performance Motorsports United States Jacob Eidson
United States Brandon Gdovic
United States Don Yount
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 185 +26 laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
29 GTD 8 United States Starworks Motorsport United States Parker Chase
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United States Mike Skeen
Audi R8 LMS GT3 185 +26 laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
30 LMP2 38 United States Performance Tech Motorsports Canada Cameron Cassels
United States Andrew Evans
United States Kyle Masson
Oreca 07 181 +30 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
31 GTLM 25 United States BMW Team RLL United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
United States Connor De Phillippi
BMW M8 GTE 159 Did not finish
BMW S63 4.0 L Twin-turbo V8
32 DPi 54 United States CORE Autosport United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
France Romain Dumas
Nissan DPi 111 Did not finish
Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6
33 GTD 73 United States Park Place Motorsports United States Nicholas Boulle
United States Patrick Lindsey
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R 86 Did not finish
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
34 GTD 48 United States Paul Miller Racing United States Ryan Hardwick
United States Bryan Sellers
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 68 Did not finish
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
35 GTLM 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 0 Crash
Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8
36 GTD 33 United States Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Brazil Felipe Fraga
United States Ben Keating
Mercedes-AMG GT3 0 Crash
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
-- GTD 19 United States Moorespeed United States Andrew Davis
United States Will Hardeman
Spain Alex Riberas
Audi R8 LMS GT3 -- Did not start[a]
Audi 5.2 L V10
Source: [1]

Notes

  1. ^ The #19 crew of Moorespeed did not make the start due to sustaining too much damage in an accident in free practice.

References

  1. ^ Dagys, John (23 May 2019). "BMWs Gets Power Increase for Watkins Glen". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "IMSA TECHNICAL BULLETIN IWSC #19-25" (PDF). 22 May 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ Dagys, John (19 June 2019). "Acura DPis Hit With Weight Increase for Watkins Glen". sportscar365. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. ^ "IMSA TECHNICAL BULLETIN IWSC #19-28" (PDF). 19 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ Dagys, John (19 June 2019). "Black Swan Returns; 37 Entries for The Glen". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  6. ^ "27-30 June 2019 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen Results -- Qualifying.PDF" (PDF). 29 June 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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