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Hot stuff in Sebring
Mar21

Hot stuff in Sebring

The track and the competition has been heating up today for the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Drivers and teams have been doing battle for 12 hours on bumpy, steamy hot, low grip circuit which provides challenges all race long. Track temperatures here at Sebring International Raceway have been hot and hotter and this week. Qualifying saw 93 degrees air temperatures with concrete track sections at 106 and the track’s...

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Sebring: 3 Hour Update – Bourdais leads
Mar21

Sebring: 3 Hour Update – Bourdais leads

IndyCar ace Sebastien Bourdais leads the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at the 1/4 race distance with the Daytona Prototype driver taking over the lead as Le Mans P2-style rivals stuck trouble. Fellow Frenchman Olivier Pla dominated the opening stint. After only making an average start, he swept around the outside of Ryan Dalziel’s Patrón Racing ESM HPD to grab the lead in turn one on the opening lap. Pla set the fastest lap of...

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Le Mans and IMSA extend agreement
Mar21

Le Mans and IMSA extend agreement

Shortly before the green flag waved to start at Sebring, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO) announced a six-year extension of their strategic alliance to advance sports car racing in North America and around the world. The extension runs through the 2020 racing season. IMSA and the ACO will introduce new Prototype regulations in 2017 that will govern the top class in...

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Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13
Mar21

Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13

Frenchman Fred Makowiecki joined the elite TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM pole winner’s club yesterday, become the 13th member of an exclusive society. Remarkably in the 13 races staged since the championship debuted last year, 13 different drivers have scored the pole in the class. There is potential for the club to grow further. Makowiecki, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Nick Tandy, Michael Christensen, Andy Priaulx,...

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Pla blasts his way to pole
Mar20

Pla blasts his way to pole

He has been the shining star in LM P2 competition on the global stage in recent years and Tracy Krohn’s decision to hire Olivier Pla to join him and Nic Jonsson aboard their Judd-powered Ligier has proven to be a master stroke with the Frenchman charging to pole at Sebring today. Pla was fastest yesterday in three of the four practice sessions this week and again dominated in qualifying this afternoon – jumping to the top...

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13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM
Mar20

13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM

The world’s best sportscar drivers have fought it out for pole position in the hotly-contested GTLM class 13 times since the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship last year. Remarkably – 13 different drivers have scored the pole with Porsche’s Fred Makowiecki scoring the honor today. Porsche locked out the front-row with a dominant performance – Makowiecki beating teammate Patrick Pilet to the top...

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