Inception Racing head to Laguna Seca for IMSA Sprint Cup second round
The British-based team return to America to round off the championships West Coast swing with a visit to the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Like Daytona International Speedway’s unique road course which encompasses nearly the entire 2.5 mile-oval, the bone jarring bumps of Sebring International Raceway and the confines of the Long Beach Street circuit, the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has plenty of left and right turns.
The 2.238-mile circuit overlooking California’s Monterey Bay offers IMSA competitors new twists and turns as well as a new challenge for the turn as yet again, they venture to a new circuit for 2022.
Featuring elevation changes galore from the downhill entry to the Andretti Hairpin and the climb exiting Turn 6 to the daunting drop down the Corkscrew, the mixture of tight corners and medium-speed bends presents itself as one of North America’s most challenging racetracks.
In addition to battling for points toward the season championship, GTD drivers, teams and manufacturers will be racing for points in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup - the championship within a championship that crowns a winner from the eight non-endurance races on the calendar.
Following their efforts two weeks prior in Long Beach - the first round to the Sprint Cup championship, Inception Racing head into the second round (the fourth round of the WeatherTech SportsCar championship) ninth in the team standings with 241 points.
Friday hands itself over to free practice whilst Saturday hosts qualifying, with lights out for the two-hour forty minute event at 12:10 local time/ 20:10 UK time.