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Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani win from pole at Long Beach Grand Prix; IMSA results, points

Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr register their third IMSA win in four races, winning the Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position.

IMSA points, results Long Beach: Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr scored their third IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in four races, winning Saturday from the pole position in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The No. 31 Action Express Whelen Engineering Cadillac closed within 19 points of the DPi championship-leading No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Acura of Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque (who finished fourth after winning two weeks ago at Laguna Seca). The top division in the sports car series will close the season Nov. 13 with the Motul Petit Le Mans.

Nasr lost the lead briefly Saturday to Kevin Magnussen on Lap 8 of the 100-minute race, but the Chip Ganassi Racing driver smacked a tire barrier two laps later. Nasr and Derani led 66 of the final 69 laps, and Magnussen and teammate Renger van der Zande hung on for second place.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order at Long Beach l Results by class

Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval finished third as Cadillac swept the top three finishing positions (as the manufacturer also did in qualifying).


GTLM: Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy scored their second consecutive victory in the No. 4 C8.R Corvette, which also won at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. (The duo also won the Motul 100 qualifying race for the Rolex 24 and the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic exhibition in Detroit.)

It’s Milner’s fourth victory at Long Beach and the second for Tandy.

GTD: Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow finished ahead of Laurens Vanthoor and Zacharie Robichon, who took the points lead in the division as Robby Foley crashed and fell from the championship lead with co-driver Bill Auberlen.

The No. 1 duo of Sellers and Snow earned their first victory of 2021 for Paul Miller Racing (which now has seven career wins) while moving from fourth to second in points.

It also was the first Long Beach victory for Sellers and Snow and Paul Miller Racing.


With two rounds remaining in the 2021 season for the GT cars and one race remaining for the prototypes, the points leaders in each division are:

DPi: Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor

LMP2: Ben Keating and Mikkel Jensen

GTLM: Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor

GTD: Zacharie Robichon and Laurens Vanthoor

Click here for the unofficial standings after Long Beach


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ROUND 1: Points and results from the Rolex 24 at Daytona

ROUND 2: Points and results from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

ROUND 3: Points and results from Mid-Ohio

ROUND 4: Points and results from Detroit

ROUND 5: Points and results from the Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen

ROUND 6: Points and results from Watkins Glen WeatherTech 240

ROUND 7: Points and results from Lime Rock Park

ROUND 8: Points and results from IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America

ROUND 9: Points and results from IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Laguna Seca

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will head Oct. 10 to Virginia International Raceway for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix (2:10 p.m. ET, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold).