Inception Racing ready to tackle IMSA’s third round at The Glen
The British-based crew head to New York State and its Northern circuit, Watkins Glen International for round seven of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the third instalment of the Michelin Endurance Cup.
It will be a new venture for the team and all three drivers as Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy and Jordan Pepper head into the weekend at the top spot of GTD Endurance Cup standings, with Sunday’s six-hour race promising to be a leap into the unknown and a pivotal afternoon as the battle for the championship enters its second half.
Last time out for the trio in Florida back in March for the 12 Hours of Sebring, a heroic fight from the green light saw the #70 McLaren 720S GT3 climb from the back of the pack due to a brake disk failure before qualifying, to crossing the line fifth in class.
Sitting joint at the top spot in the standings alongside AF Corse’s #21 Ferrari, Brendan, Ollie and Jordan will be keen to grab a big points haul to boost the team’s campaign.
The 11-corner, 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International Circuit features a four-turn complex, a curling left-hander downhill through the woods as well as the infamous ‘Boot’ section.
The WeatherTech Championship schedule for The Glen features two practice sessions - late Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning - ahead of qualifying on Saturday afternoon (livestream at 13:15 ET on IMSA.com/TVLive).
Sunday’s race, the third of four legs of the Michelin Endurance Cup, will stream live flag-to-flag action on Peacock starting 10:40am ET, or tune in live on IMSA.com/TVLive from 17:00 BST.
“We’re heading out to the US for the next round of IMSA at Watkins Glen in the Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3. I’m looking forward to this one! I’ve not been there before but the track looks epic!”