2017 Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours

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Race details
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Date 15 October 2017
Location Monterey, United States
Course 3.602 km (2.238 mi)
Weather Qualifying: Sunny
Race: Sunny
Race
Pole
Driver Germany Christopher Haase Audi Sport Team Land
Time 1:23.961
Podium
First Germany Pierre Kaffer
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi Sport Team Magnus
Second Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Christopher Mies
United States Connor De Phillippi
Audi Sport Team Land
Third United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Portugal Álvaro Parente
United States Bryan Sellers
K-PAX Racing

The 2017 Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours was the first Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours race held on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on 15 October 2017. The race was contested with GT3-spec cars, GT4-spec cars and MARC cars. The race was organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO).

Report[edit]

Testing[edit]

Free Practice[edit]

Pre-Qualifying Practice[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pole Shootout[edit]

Race[edit]

Event format[edit]

Day Session Time/distance
Thursday (12 October) Testing 100 minutes
Friday (13 October) Free Practice 90 minutes
Pre-Qualifying Practice 60 minutes
Saturday (14 October) Qualifying 45 minutes
Pole Shootout 15 minutes
Sunday (15 October) Race 8 hours
Source:[1]

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

Pos. Class No. Drivers Team Car Laps Time/Retired
1 GT3 Pro 44 Germany Pierre Kaffer
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Germany Markus Winkelhock
United States Audi Sport Team Magnus Audi R8 LMS 314 8:00:27.641
2 GT3 Pro 29 Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Christopher Mies
United States Connor De Phillippi
Germany Audi Sport Team Land Audi R8 LMS 314 +2.488
3 GT3 Pro 9 United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Portugal Álvaro Parente
United States Bryan Sellers
United States K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 314 +43.050
4 GT3 Pro 43 United States Dane Cameron
United States Tom Dyer
United States Ryan Eversley
United States RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 313 +1 Lap
5 GT3 Pro-Am 54 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Australia David Calvert-Jones
United States Tim Pappas
United States Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 312 +2 Laps
6 GT3 Pro 11 United Kingdom Jake Dennis
Netherlands Robin Frijns
United Kingdom Stuart Leonard
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS 312 +2 Laps
7 GT3 Pro 17 Germany Wolf Henzler
Germany Sven Müller
United States Alec Udell
United States GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 312 +2 Laps
8 GT3 Pro-Am 77 United States Preston Calvert
United States Andrew Davis
United States Michael Lewis
United States Calvert Dynamics / GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 308 +6 Laps
9 Inv 193 Australia Jake Camilleri
Australia Morgan Haber
Australia Hadrian Morrell
Australia MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda 3 V8 294 +20 Laps
10 Inv 194 Papua New Guinea Keith Kassulke
Australia Ryan McLeod
United States Will Rodgers
Australia MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda 3 V8 294 +20 Laps
11 GT4 26 United States Jeff Kearl
United States Sean McAlister
United States Jeff Westphal
United States Rearden Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 286 +28 Laps
12 GT4 8 United States Andy Lee
United States Jon Miller
United States Carter Yeung
United States HKG Racing / GMG Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 286 +28 Laps
13 GT4 3 United States Craig Lyons
United States Thomas Merrill
United States Kris Wilson
United States TRG Aston Martin Vantage GT4 280 +34 Laps
14 GT4 117 United States Daren Jorgensen
Bulgaria Vesko Kozarov
United States Hutton McKenna
United States Rearden Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 280 +34 Laps
15 GT4 07 United States Michael Davis
United States Derek DeBoer
United States Greg Milzcik
United States TRG Aston Martin Vantage GT4 266 +48 Laps
16 GT3 Pro 58 Germany Jörg Bergmeister
France Romain Dumas
United States Patrick Long
United States Porsche Motorsport North America by Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R 256 +58 Laps
Ret GT4 12 United States Frank Gannett
United States Ian Lacy
United States Drew Staveley
United States Ian Lacy Racing Ginetta G55 GT4 206 Retired
Ret GT4 99 United States Charles Espenlaub
United States Eric Lux
United States Charlie Putman
United States Automatic Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 136 Retired
Ret GT3 Pro 93 France Jules Gounon
Netherlands Peter Kox
Canada Mark Wilkins
United States RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 21 Cooling system
Source:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California 8 Hours - October 12th-15th 2017 - Detailed Timetable" (PDF). blancpain-gt-series.com. SRO Motorsports Group. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "California 8 Hours - Race - Classification - Provisional". intercontinentalgtchallenge.com. SRO Motorsports Group. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

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