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Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas
Sep16

Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas

Ryan Briscoe scored the GTLM class pole at Circuit of The Americas today, using the “homework” from recent testing here in Texas to good effect. The Australian ace was a massive .506 of a second faster than the Risi Ferrari of Toni Vilander – and eternity in GTLM terms where sometimes the entire field can be covered by less than that margin. Porsche showed improved pace this week in Texas to be third and fourth...

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Taylor takes the pole by .003 of a second
Sep16

Taylor takes the pole by .003 of a second

Ricky Taylor took a remarkable pole position at the Circuit of the Americas today, beating the Mazda of Tristan Nunez by a remarkable .003 of a second in Austin today. The Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype ace is pulling double duty this weekend. Along with his regular IMSA ride, he is also driving a Corvette LM GTE Am entry for Larbre Competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The pole effort was Ricky...

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Can Ferrari fight with Ford at COTA
Sep16

Can Ferrari fight with Ford at COTA

Ford swept the timesheets in both sessions in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship yesterday, but today the “home team” began to flex its muscles. Toni Vilander recorded the fastest time for Risi Competizione. They may have an Italian name, but they are as Texan as they come – based 150 miles down the road in Houston. The Finn stopped the clocks at 2:03.380  in the...

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Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA
Sep16

Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA

  The No.8 Audi again topped the times at Circuit of The Americas in Free Practice 3 this morning – the final session before qualifying. Audi’s Loic Duval was the only driver to break into the 1 minute, 45 second bracket with a time of 1:45.719 This was the biggest margin of the weekend so far – Duval’s time was 0.332 of a second quicker than Porsche’s Brendon Hartley. The time is also considerably quicker than last year’s pole...

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Double-duty duo fast in Texas
Sep15

Double-duty duo fast in Texas

Sportscar fans are rejoicing this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship come together at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend. For fans, it is the best of both worlds. For one American and one British driver – it is a great opportunity to get even more race miles here in Austin. Ricky Taylor and Richard Bradley are two drivers contesting both races this weekend here...

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On track in Texas
Sep15

On track in Texas

The on-track action for Lone Star Le Mans has kicked off at Circuit of The Americas with the first session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Joao Barbosa topped a Corvette Daytona Prototype 1-2-3 in the session for what will be the penultimate race for the DP platform. The top class in the championship will be replaced next year with the Le Mans-style LM P2-based Daytona Prototype International cars. Dane Cameron was...

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