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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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Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey
Sep22

Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey

The pair of Ford GT’s may have sprinted to a one-two in the opening practice session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but it was Risi Competizione that took the top spot in the afternoon’s practice in Monterey. The No. 67 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook set a time of 1:23.344, just besting their teammates Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand’s time in the No. 66 of 1:23.556. Third place in the morning session went...

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Top teams put faith in Michelin at Monterey
Sep21

Top teams put faith in Michelin at Monterey

Located 180 feet above the paddock, the famed Corkscrew section at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca provides a grand view of the downhill run and perhaps to the final stages of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship battle. The Michelin GT Le Mans class technical partner factory teams from BMW, Corvette, Ford and Porsche and independent Risi Competizione Ferrari won’t have time to enjoy the view. Pointed at the sky “Drivers arrive...

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WEC is COTA bound
Sep13

WEC is COTA bound

For the second of their two North American races, the FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Austin, Texas for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas. Last year’s race was won by No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber. The pair swept the North American swing, winning at the 6 Hours of Mexico as well. This year, Bernhard and Hartley have the chance to repeat the feat with new teammate Earl...

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FIA WEC heads to Mexico City
Sep01

FIA WEC heads to Mexico City

The FIA World Endurance Championship heads to their first of two North American rounds this weekend for the 6 Hours of Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. At last year’s event, the first ever WEC race held in Mexico, the Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber Porsche 919 Hybrid took victory despite two mid-race rain showers that forced teams to adapt their strategies to the conditions. Second place in...

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