No 14 Lexus RC F GT3 Victorious at VIR
ALTON, Va. (August 20, 2018) – 3GT Racing drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli claimed their second victory of the season in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 at Virginia International Raceway in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class. Baumann led the final 18 laps around the 17-turn, 3.27-mile Virginia road course to score the team’s second victory of the season and third podium finish.
Marcelli started fourth in the No. 14 Lexus and held his position in the top-five during his initial stint before handing driving duties over to Baumann for a double stint to close out the race. The 25-year-old Austrian took the lead on lap 69 following a series of on-track incidents by competitors racing ahead of him and he drove the RC F GT3 to the front of the GTD field.
The driver duo of Baumann and Marcelli currently ranks fifth in IMSA’s provisional championship point standings, while the win moved Lexus into third-place in IMSA’s GTD manufacturer championship standings with two races remaining this season.
The No. 15 Lexus, co-driven by Jack Hawksworth and David Heinemeier Hansson, finished 10th in Sunday’s two hour and 40 minute sprint event with Hawksworth running the quickest GTD lap of the race for the fifth time this season. Hawksworth also earned a series-best fourth pole position and led two laps at VIR.
Lexus and 3GT Racing return to competition on Sunday, September 9 for a sprint event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where Lexus is the official luxury vehicle of the 11-turn, 2.238 California road course.
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