Acura and Rick Ware Racing make first-row start at VIR

  • Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 shines in qualifying for the VIR GT race only
  • Aidan Read qualifies second in GTD, best result to date for Rick Ware Racing

Rick Ware Racing achieved its best GTD qualifying result this weekend with the Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 and will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.

In the hands of Aidan Read, the n°51 set a best time of 1’45”077. Read will compete in tomorrow’s two-hour, 40-minute event at VIR alongside his co-driver Ryan Eversley, a previous VIR race winner aboard the Honda Civic Si and Honda Civic Type R TCR.

VIRginia International Raceway Acura Qualifying Results

  • 2nd GTD – #51 Aidan Read, Rick Ware Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22

Aidan Read (#51 Rick Ware Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22) qualified second: “It feels good! It’s gratifying because there has been a lot of work on the car recently to get to this position, on the front row. I’m happy to have been able to pick up the speed we had this morning and I think we have more in it, I don’t think that’s the end of the story for us.Ryan showed really good race pace in practice this morning and we’ve been on the podium for further than that. We brought our best package here so I’m really optimistic for tomorrow It’s credit to everyone at Rick Ware Racing, HPD and Acura for getting this Acura NSX started and hopefully we can win this race tomorrow.”

Fast facts

  • Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIR is the second of two stand-alone IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events for the GTD Pro and GTD categories. The first GT-only race was held at Lime Rock Park in July.
  • The RWR driver line-up includes Ryan Eversley, the 2018 SRO Touring Car American TCR champion and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race winner in 2021. He is partnered with Aidan Read, winner of the 2021 GTD race in IMSA at Watkins Glen the year last. The pair also joined forces last year when Read engineered Eversley’s NASCAR Cup Series debut, with RWR, at Road America.
  • Rick Ware Racing’s #51 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 driven by Read and Eversley finished third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the first podium finish for the duo and RWR, in the IMSA GTD’s first year of competition. crew.

Where to watch the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR
Flag-to-flag coverage of VIRginia International Raceway will be available on CNBC beginning at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, with live streaming on NBC Peacock.

Fans can listen to audio commentary via, and XM Radio; and follow the race live via on-board cameras, IMSA radio and timing and scoring available worldwide on and the IMSA mobile app.

Acura Motorsports social media content and VIR video links can be found on Instagram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( Additional features and long videos are available on the Honda Racing/HPD YouTube channel (

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