2022 Motul Petit Le Mans: Season Finale Races at Road Atlanta


World-class drivers will come to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend to race in the 25th annual Motul Petit Le Mans, the International Motor Sports Association season finale.

Teams will race to win the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia, features a 2.54-mile track with 12 turns.

The ten-hour race begins at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Television coverage begins at noon on NBC and will conclude on USA Network. The race will also be streaming on Peacock.

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The categories of cars racing are Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), Grand Touring Daytona Pro (GTD PRO) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD).

This year’s race will be the final event for DPi and the first ever GTD PRO champion will be crowned. GTD PRO is a new classification for the 2022 season.

There are 38 past winners of the Motul Petit Le Mans in this year’s field. Bill Auberlen and Renger van der Zande, who have won the race three times each, the most out of all other competitors this year. There are nine 2021 winners in this year’s field.

Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, No. 9, is set to win back-to-back championship because of their large lead in the standings. They are racing in GTD PRO this year but raced in the GTD classification last year.

The other classifications will come down to Saturday’s race to determine their championships.

The GTD classification is very close with the top four teams in the standings are separated by 140 points.

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Matt Campbell, who drives in the GTD PRO classification, is seeking a win at the Motul Petit Le Mans for the third consecutive year. John Farano is also looking to win for a third straight year at Road Atlanta, but is driving in the LMP2 classification.

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