Taylor took a dominant pole around the 2.258-mile course on Sunday morning, and while he lost the lead at the start of the race to teammate Oliver Gavin, he kept applying pressure until Corvette Racing’s British veteran made a slight error at Turn 4 on Lap 18.
That allowed Taylor to move alongside the #4 car and wrest the lead away in a class that featured only Corvette and the BMW M8s, following Porsche’s withdrawal due to an intrateam Covid-19 scare after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Thereafter, Taylor kept well clear of the sister car, and while Gavin’s co-driver Tommy Milner drew within one second of Taylor’s co-driver Antonio Garcia in the final stint, the Spaniard nailed the class’s fastest lap to pull away again. It was the fifth win of the season for Corvette Racing, and the fourth for the #3 car.
Said Taylor: “It was a perfect weekend for our Corvette. I think the #3 Corvette led every session in practice, qualifying and the race. The car rolled off the truck really well.
“This was one of the tracks where we never tested at, so the preparation by the team really set us up well. We lost the lead early, but I knew we had the fastest car and I wanted to get back by. Once the #4 car made a little mistake, I had to make the most of it.
“When we got back to the front we could control…