September 27, 2023
Motul Petit Le Mans: 10 hours to Decide it All
It’s not unusual for an IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship title to be decided at the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. But for the 2023 edition taking place Oct. 11-14, the GTP class battle will be something extraordinary: The first six cars, representing all four GTP manufacturers, are still in the hunt for the inaugural title.
As if that isn’t tight enough, the first three cars in the standings are separated by a miniscule five points. Going into the finale, the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac holds a three-point lead over the No.10 Konica Minolta Acura, which sits one place and just two points above Porsche Penske Motorsport’s No. 6 entry.
The next three cars might have a slightly taller order to fill if they’re to emerge as the GTP class champions for 2023, but in a season like this one has been, nothing can be discounted… Breathing down the necks of the top-three contenders are the No. 25 BMW M Team RLL entry, the Porsche Penske Motorsport’s No. 7 machine and the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agaganian Acura.