Scuderia Corsa returns the WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GT3 to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, May 5. Cooper MacNeil and Toni Vilander will share the car No. 63 in the event, which serves as fourth round for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
At two hours and forty minutes in length, the race is the first sprint format event of the 2019 season, and will also serve as the opening event of the new Sprint Cup championship-within-a-championship that IMSA has launched this season. The Sprint Cup will include six races of two-hours, 40-minutes in duration as well as the 100-minute round at Detroit in June.
Scuderia Corsa Coming Off Podium Finish at Sebring. MacNeil and Vilander are coming off a third-place finish in the most recent event for the GTD class, the Twelve Hours of Sebring, where they were joined by team endurance driver Jeff Westphal. The team ran in podium contention for much of the event. Vilander led seven laps, including one in the final hour, with Westphal also leading a lap in the highly competitive class.
Weekend Schedule. The opening GTD practice will be held on Friday from 10:20-11:20 a.m. (all times ET), with the final 15 minutes of the session for Silver- and Bronze-rated drivers only. The second Friday practice is open to all four WeatherTech Championship classes, and runs from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule opens at 8 a.m. with a one-hour practice for all four WeatherTech Championship classes. A 15-minute qualifying session for the GTD class will be held at 11:40 a.m. Sunday begins with a 20-minute warm-up at 8 a.m. The Sports Car Challenge takes the green flag at 1:40 p.m.
The race will be televised live on NBCSN, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.