Meyer Shank Racing’s Katherine Legge in the No.86 Acura NSX GT3 scored a fantastic second place finish in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Petit LeMans race at Road Atlanta on Saturday night.
It has been a fantastic season for Legge and her team who completed every lap of every race during the 2018 season totaling 2,374 laps and leading 202 of those laps.
The result from Saturday nights race sees Legge finish the season in second place in the championship and speaking following the race the Englishwoman commented on the event by saying:
am incredibly proud of the effort that my MSR team put forth this year. I’m disappointed not to get the title, but to finish on a high note, on the podium at Petit, is no easy feat. Alvaro drove a great final stint and really gave it his all. Trent also did a fantastic job, he probably had the hardest job out of all of us, coming in as the endurance driver but he really put us in great positions. This year has been really special and it gives us a good launching pad for 2019.
Legge’s team mate in the No.86 Acura NSX GT3 Alvaro Parente commented by saying:
That last stint was really tough and I’m a little disappointed that I couldn’t get the win for the team. We had some trouble with a couple of cars in other classes which really hurt us in the end. I gave it my all, but I just wish I could have gotten the win for the guys. This year has been great and MSR and Mike (Shank) are amazing to work with and I’m glad to have had this opportunity.
Trent Hindman who shared the No.86 Acura NSX GT3 with Legge and Parente commented by saying:
It is bittersweet. I’m thrilled for myself personally, it’s been an honor to be a part of the Meyer Shank Racing team, and an honor to work with Katherine (Legge) and Alvaro (Parente). To walk away from my second Petit Le Mans with a second-place finish, I’m thrilled. But the other half of me is gutted, knowing what we missed out on. We were so close to the win, but not just that, we were so close to getting Katherine, Acura and Honda/HPD the championship. At the end of the day, everyone should be proud of what they’ve done and what they accomplished this year. They started out with a program for the endurance races and with all the hard work from Mike Shank and the team they managed to bring it all together and get Katherine and all of us in for a full season. It’s a pleasure to work with this crew