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Michelin teams with BMW for Monterey victory
Sep24

Michelin teams with BMW for Monterey victory

MONTEREY, Ca. (September 24, 2017) – Michelin and its GT Le Mans (GTLM) class technical partner teams combined to deliver a dramatic finish to today’s penultimate round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Making fuel BMW’s John Edwards (Martin Tomcyk) stretched fuel to the extremes, going 53 laps and more than 76 minutes after his final stop and held off a stirring closing charge by...

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Video: Michelin Tire Tech Tip Laguna Seca
Sep24

Video: Michelin Tire Tech Tip Laguna Seca

Justin Bell shares his Michelin Tire Tech Tip from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s famous corkscrew....

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Risi paces morning warm-up
Sep24

Risi paces morning warm-up

The pole-sitting Risi Competizione team turned the fastest time in the morning warm-up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE of Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella turned a 1:22.986 in the session, ahead of second place starter Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT. Mueller’s time of 1:24.234 was more than 1.2 seconds slower than that of the Ferrari. BMW’s No. 25 machine of Alexander Sims...

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Joey Hand returns to his home track
Sep23

Joey Hand returns to his home track

Drivers love Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but Ford Chip Ganassi Racing star Joey Hand loves it for more than just it’s thrilling turns and fantastic fans. For the Sacramento native, the Northern California track lets him be at home. Just three hours from Sacramento, Laguna Seca is the closest Hand gets to a home race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The short driving time means his friends and family have no excuse...

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Vilander puts Risi on Pole
Sep23

Vilander puts Risi on Pole

It’s Ferrari at the front at Mazda Raceway Laguna with Risi Competizione capturing its first pole in three years at the hands of Toni Vilander in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE. Vilander and teammate Giancarlo Fisichella will roll off P1 after Vilander set the fastest IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships GTLM class time of the weekend, a 1:21.914. Vilander is the only GTLM driver to turn a lap in the 1:21 bracket thus far at...

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Ford on top in final practice
Sep23

Ford on top in final practice

Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand set the fastest time of the final practice session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the No. 66 Ford GT. Mueller’s time of 1:22.678 was just 0.093 of a second ahead of the second place runner, the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE driven by Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella. Third place in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class went to Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims in the...

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