Skip to Main Content

Issa Wins Round 8 GT Sports Club at COTA, Gates Grabs GT2 Win

20 September 2020

Austin, TX - Mark Issa held off Jason Daskalos to score the GT Sports Club Overall GT3 class win at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Gates took the GT2 class win.

Daskalos, in the #27 Daskalos Motorsports Audi R8 LMS Ultra led the field to green, with Issa in the #31 TR3 Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 slotting into second. Gates, in the 311RS Motorsport's #311 Porsche 911 GT2 RS CS slotted into third, while Jason Bell, in the #2 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT2 RS CS slotted into fourth.

By lap 3, Daskalos had built a 1.5 second lead over Issa. But by lap 5 Issa began to close the gap and by lap 6 moved around Daskalos for the lead. Daskalos however kept close contact with Issa staying within 1.5 seconds of the leader. On the white flag lap, Daskalos was on a charge and had closed the gap, but carried a healthy amount of speed through the turn 8 and 9 complex and spun allowing Issa to pull away for the checkered.

Results are provisional until posted final. GTSC drivers now look ahead to the 2020 finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2-4. Follow the series at