Season in Review: Grit in the Gravel Decides LMP2 Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As his co-driver deftly throttled his way out of the gravel late in the race, Ben Keating had just one thought:. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07 moving through the gravel trap in Turn 10 and pointed back toward a third-place finish and the class championship for Keating and Paul-Loup Chatin. “It’s my first year in IMSA, and we won the championship. 11 car out of contention, Keating and Chatin needed only to maintain their place to win the championship. 55 Proton Competition ORECA, a race that didn’t award season points for LMP2. From there, the points race settled into a battle among the No. “This one is special for a lot of different reasons,” said Keating, who claimed the LMP2 championship for the second time in three years.

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