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Sebring test wrap
Feb21

Sebring test wrap

There were two key lessons from this weekend TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test at Sebring International Raceway – the balance between Daytona Prototypes and LMP2 cars is very close and the Rolex 24 winning pace of the GTLM Porsches looks set to continue. The top nine cars were covered by 1.5 seconds after two days of running including five Daytona Prototypes and four LMP2 machines. If you take out a remarkable lap from...

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Fox Sports’ Varsha – the balancing act
Feb21

Fox Sports’ Varsha – the balancing act

Michelin Alley caught up with Fox Sports commentator Bob Varsha at the Sebring Winter Test – getting his thoughts on the GTLM battle and balance between Daytona Prototypes and LM P2 cars. Fox Sports will bring fans all the action of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship throughout the year on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. “From the very first moment that Grand-Am and ALMS were going to get together the question was...

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Porsche’s “other” Patrick
Feb21

Porsche’s “other” Patrick

While Patrick Long is renowned in North America as a key Porsche pilot in North America, for 2014 another Patrick is joining the party for the major endurance races – Frenchman Patrick Pilet. Both the No.911 and No.912 Porsche machines have been incredibly fast at the Sebring test, following on from their success at Daytona where Pilet, Richard Lietz and Nick Tandy took the victory. Pilet contested the FIA World Endurance...

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Nissan’s gamer ace joins Muscle Milk
Feb21

Nissan’s gamer ace joins Muscle Milk

Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough received the biggest news of his career earlier this week with the announcement that he will contest Formula One feeder series, GP3 in 2014; but now the young star is also set to make his North American race debut. The 22-year-old Mardenborough will join forces with back-to-back American Le Mans Series P1 championship-winning team, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing for the famous 12...

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Strong day for Rolex winners
Feb20

Strong day for Rolex winners

After Oak Racing’s Le Mans-style prototype headed the times for most of the day, Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Action Express Racing leapt to the top of the timesheet in the afternoon session thanks to Sebastian Bourdais. The Frenchman stopped the clocks at 1 minute, 52.480 seconds and topple Oak’s morning pacesetting time of 1:53.204. Oak led Wayne Taylor Racing’s Corvette Daytona Prototype and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s...

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Milner ready for Corvette fightback
Feb20

Milner ready for Corvette fightback

The new Corvette C7.R proved to be fast at the Rolex 24 at Daytona but sadly the new car was fragile on debut – Tommy Milner however is looking forward to make amends at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Milner along with Oliver Gavin and Robin Liddell were in contention for victory on debut for the new car but a gearbox issue with a couple of hours to go took them out the race. The sister car of 2013 ALMS GT champs Jan Magnussen and...

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