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Off the beaten path in Lime Rock Park.

Spotlight on the GT category.

On the weekend of July 21-22, the GT cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are off into the Appalachian mountains: On the Lime Rock Park racetrack, the Porsche Customer Racing Team Pfaff Motorsport wants to defend their success of the last season.

The seventh race of the IMSA is due to take place in the northeast of the USA, and marks the half-time of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.After the race in Canada, the Porsche brand is on fourth place of the manufacturer championship, though the gap to the leading positions is in a smaller point range – much can still change. Particularly among the GT teams, Pfaff Motorsports holds the fourth place of the GTD Pro category, while Wright Motorsports holds the best position among the Porsche Customer Racing Teams in the GTD category on eigth spot.


With just 2.372 kilometers length, the Lime Rock Rack racetrack is one of the shorter ones throughout the IMSA race season. The historic track is all the more thrilling: Due to its location in the Appalachian mountains, the track offers slopes and inclines, tight curves, and also long straights for battles of speed. One lap around the track takes barely more than a minute and with a race length of two hours and forty minutes, the audience can gear up for exciting duels for the best ranks.

From technical to rapid in seven curves.

Track map of Lime Rock Park.
Lime Rock Park.

The long start-finish straight in Lime Rock Park leads into two tight right turns, which immediately head into a left turn – getting the speed right is essential here. The third turn of the track offers little grip and requires a bit of oversteering by the drivers to avoid the track run-off area. After that, drivers can accelerate for a few seconds, only to slow down once more for the chicane. After that, the track leads slightly upwards into a right turn followed by an incline on a straight. This is where drivers can build up their speed and even maintain it for the final curve.


The sprint race in Lime Rock Park offers top-placed teams, such as Pfaff Motorsport, the chance to catch up with the competition. Fans can watch the Qualifying on Friday, July 21 at 11.35 p.m. in the IMSA Livestream, while the race itself is due to begin on Saturday, July 22 at 06.00 p.m.


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