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Aston Martin continues strong pace
Jan10

Aston Martin continues strong pace

Aston Martin continued to show strong pace at Daytona International Raceway this morning with Darren Turner topping the GT Le Mans times at the “Roar before the 24”. Turner stopped the clocks at 1:44.476, topping early pacesetter Jan Magnussen in the No.3 Corvette. Turner’s time was marginally slower than teammate Pedro Lamy’s best GTLM time of the day from yesterday at 1:44.414. Ferrari were third and fourth...

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Joey Hand tops prototype times
Jan09

Joey Hand tops prototype times

Joey Hand may have been a part time guy in the US sportscar scene in recent years as he did battle with the touring car greats in the DTM in Germany but the Californian wasted no time getting up to speed at Daytona today. Hand was second fastest in the morning for Chip Ganassi Racing and went one better in the afternoon to set the fastest time and mark the No.01 Ford EcoBoost-powered machine as the car to watch at the “Roar...

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Ford: What a difference a year makes
Jan09

Ford: What a difference a year makes

At last year’s “Roar before the 24” Chip Ganassi Racing packed up early before the second day was complete and headed back to it’s Indianapolis base. Twelve months later the Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley prototypes topped the timesheets in the opening session at Daytona International Speedway with IndyCar ace Scott Dixon topped the timesheet. Dixon stopped the clocks at 1:39.406 with new recruit Joey Hand second...

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Daytona – first day at school
Jan09

Daytona – first day at school

Teams are ready to hit the track this morning at Daytona International Speedway as the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off with the annual “Roar before the 24” test at the famous Florida venue. While teams and manufacturers have been in test and development mode in the off season, this weekend’s three-day test is the first time teams will be able to “compare notes” on their relative...

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Simon Pagenaud ready for Corvette debut
Jan06

Simon Pagenaud ready for Corvette debut

Former American Le Mans Series LMP1 championship winner Simon Pagenaud will return to sportscars this weekend at the Roar Before The 24 test when he debuts with Corvette Racing. Pagenaud will contest this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona aboard the No.4 Corvette alongside Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. The Frenchman has joined the GM camp in IndyCars this year joining Team Penske after years as a Honda racer.  The switch to the...

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