Nasr made gentle work of treacherous moist situations in qualifying to assert his first pole of the season, and instantly stamped his authority on the two-hour-and-40-minute race.
A strategic ploy by the Meyer Shank Racing Acura workforce noticed Olivier Pla and Dane Cameron out in entrance for a lot of the second half of the race, however their hopes had been pinned on the arrival of extra inclement climate, which had been forecast to reach throughout the ultimate phases.
When that did not materialise, Cameron required an additional pitstop for a splash of gasoline with round seven minutes remaining.
The American was capable of resume in fourth, forward of the Wayne Taylor Racing’s comparable Acura ARX-05, pushed by Rick Taylor and Felipe Albuquerque, however slowed on the ultimate lap to permit the Portuguese previous and achieve an additional 20 factors to help of their championship quest.
The late change implies that Taylor and Albuquerque now lead the Nasr and Derani pair by simply 41 factors, with three races remaining.
Nasr and Derani, who won at Watkins Glen last month, took the chequered flag a bit of extra 1.5 seconds away from the Mazda squad of Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell, who now slip to 3rd within the standings, simply two behind Nasr and Derani.
Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande completed third in Chip Ganassi’s Cadillac.
Within the LMP2 class, Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel took the spoils for Period Motorsport, whereas Jon Bennett and Colin Braun emerged comfortably forward of the LMP3 discipline for Bennett’s Core Autosport operation.
#79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR – 19, GTLM: Cooper MacNeil, Matt Campbell
Photograph by: Invoice Gulker
Within the GTLM class, Porsche manufacturing facility driver Matt Campbell teamed with Cooper MacNeil to attain a well-judged victory for the Proton Competitors workforce, its second win of the season.
Campbell made his ultimate pitstop with simply over an hour remaining and was capable of eke out the gasoline to complete nicely away from the 2 favoured Chevrolet Corvettes of Jordan Taylor/Antonio Garcia and Nick Tandy/Tommy Milner.
For the second time in three years, the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R swept up within the GTD class, with Zach Robichon and Laurens Vanthoor main dwelling the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 of Robby Foley and Invoice Auberlen.
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