# 3 Jan Magnussen goes off, settles for 2nd in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park
Passing the # 63 GTD Ferrari 488, Jan Magnussen’s # 3 Corvette slid wide as his left front tire lost grip under heavy load in the downhill sweeper. That glitch opened the way for Joey Hand, # 66 Ford GT to take the win in the closing stages of the race. Watch it unfold here!!
Engineering and experience paid off in setting up both cars (including new springs & shocks for # 4)
Antonio Garcia won the pole and Tommy Milner was 3rd behind the # 912 Porsche RSR of Laurent Vanthoor.
With cars lapping this short 1.53-mile circuit in under a minute, traffic is everywhere even with entries confined to GTLM & GTD (no prototypes).
Garcia and Magnussen held track position and the lead for 80 % of the race but it proved not enough to close out the win.
Gavin and Milner finished in the top half of the 8 car GTLM field.
Michelin offers several compounds and advice to help engineers and drivers come up with the best race strategy.
Having finished a solid 2nd in three straight races during this critical juncture in the season, Magnussen and Garcia lag just one point in the driver standings.
Photos thanks to Rich Martin, Nigel Dobbie and Tom Stacey.
Race recap via IMSA video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekZFQT9sve4
Jan Magnussen lap video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inPaKz6a_kM
The 4-mile circuit at Road America is next Aug 4-5.