Indianapolis, (September 16, 2023) - WeatherTech Racing will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tirerack.com Battle of the Bricks on the front row in GTD Pro at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for tomorrow’s race.
Jules Gounon (France) had the wheel of the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Mercedes-Benz of Billings, Montana support for the 15-minute qualifying session. The team and drivers spent the practice sessions fine tuning the red-white-and-blue Mercedes. Gounon was able to post a fast lap of 1:23.290 good for a second place starting spot in GTD Pro. Gounon will start the race and hand-over to teammate Daniel Juncadella (Spain).
“We have been P2 in qualifying the last five or so races,” Gounon said. “We’ve been working hard on the WeatherTech Mercedes-AMG GT3 to have a good car for the race. It’s a good result for the team, who work so hard, and for WeatherTech. We will try our strategy of fuel save and be ready with the right calls to try and get a good result here tomorrow.”
The IMSA WeatherTech Tirerack.com at Indy will be televised live on NBC Sports and Peacock, starting at 1 p.m. ET, Sunday. Radio Le Mans will carry the full race at IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com, and SiriusXM Radio (XM 207, SiriusXM Web/App 992).