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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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Magnussen, Garcia extend championship lead
Aug30

Magnussen, Garcia extend championship lead

Corvette Racing’s No. 3 duo of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia extended their championship lead in the drivers’ title with their win at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR – their second consecutive win in a row at Virginia International Raceway. The pair entered the race weekend with the lead, but problems for the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM and No. 66 Ford GT during the race allowed the drivers of the Corvette C7.R to stretch their lead to 16...

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Corvette leads the way at VIR
Aug27

Corvette leads the way at VIR

The pressure was on at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, as the GT-only field headed out on the challenging 3.27-mile circuit for the third to last race of the 2017 season. But rather than crack under pressure, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia used that pressure to their advantage. The defending VIR race champions, and 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) points leaders, moved up from their...

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