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FIA WEC Race Update – 3 Hours
Sep19

FIA WEC Race Update – 3 Hours

Porsche has been the brand to catch throughout the week at Circuit of The Americas and today’s Lone Star Le Mans event looks set to be a continuation of that trend. Half way through the six hour race in Texas the German Le Mans winners were 1-2 in the Prototype class, the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes! Mark Webber went around the outside of his teammate Neel Jani to take the lead on the start. At the half way point, Timo Bernhard...

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BMW scores upset GTLM victory
Sep19

BMW scores upset GTLM victory

Porsche North America’s twin Porsche 911 RSRs were on track for their third straight 1-2 finish in the hotly contested GT Le Mans class at Circuit of the Americas. The Porsches ruled the race for two hours and 37 minutes – but the final three minutes belonged to Dirk Werner, Bill Auberlen, and the No. 25 Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE. Werner and Auberlen claimed their second victory of the season when the class-leading Porsches peeled off...

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Pole winners hot in morning warm-up
Sep19

Pole winners hot in morning warm-up

The cars that won pole positions in TUDOR series qualifying on Friday afternoon kept the heat on their competition in Saturday morning’s 20-minute warm-up session. Joey Hand had the best overall lap at 1:57.862 in Ganassi Racing’s Riley-Ford DP. The cooler conditions at 8:00 a.m. helped Hand to run a quicker lap than teammate Scott Pruett’s pole-winning 1:58.441 in the mid-day heat at Circuit of the Americas. Ozz...

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Patrick Dempsey scores COTA pole
Sep18

Patrick Dempsey scores COTA pole

Patrick Dempsey has partnered with his American teammate Patrick Long to score his first FIA World Endurance Championship pole position at Circuit of The Americas today. The Hollywood actor’s No.77 Porsche was fastest in the GTE-Am class thanks to a final lap from Long in qualifying of 2:06.374. The pole is Dempsey’s first in sports car competition. FIA WEC qualifying features two drivers doing laps in the 20 minute...

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Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole
Sep18

Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole

Patrick Pilet is in prime position to extend his lead in the GT Le Mans championship standings after winning the class pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans. Pilet piloted the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR to the quickest lap in the class at 2:04.396 in today’s 15-minute qualifying session, securing his first career pole in the TUDOR series. “We worked so hard, and it was tough with 20 kilos more in the car,” said...

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Pruett on Prototype pole
Sep18

Pruett on Prototype pole

Scott Pruett is riding tall in Texas after winning the Prototype pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett notched his first TUDOR series pole of the season and the second of his career with a best lap of 1:58.441 (103.343 mph) in Ganassi Racing’s No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley DP. “It’s been a tough season for us,” said Pruett, the defending race winner at COTA. “We...

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