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Taylor brothers win Detroit SportsCar Classic

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Detroit -- The Taylor brothers won the Chevrolet SportsCar Classic for the second time in three years Saturday afternoon at the Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Ricky and Jordan Taylor took the checkered flag in the Prototype class in their No. 10 Konico Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP for car owner Wayne Taylor, their father. Christian Fittiapaldi and Joao Barbosa finished second in the Action Express Racing No. 5 Corvette DP.

The Taylor brothers pulled even with Fittipaldi / Barbosa for the points lead in the Prototype class, but own the top spot because of wins at Long Beach and Belle Isle.

The move of the day came from Jordan when he slipped past Barbosa on a restart.

“We weren’t the fastest car for sure,” said Ricky Taylor. “You win sometimes when you’re not the fastest, but somehow it comes together. I think the move of the race came from Jordan on that restart. We had one opportunity to take the lead and he did great work with the traffic on the restart and then controlled the race from there.”

It was known early in the race that there would be no repeat win for the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Corvette driven by Eric Curran and Dave Cameron.

The No. 90 driven by Marc Goossens hit the wall in Turn 7, losing its rear wing, continuing on before losing control in a corner later in the lap and having Cameron slamming into him, causing damage to the left front of the No. 31.