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Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole
Sep18

Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole

Patrick Pilet is in prime position to extend his lead in the GT Le Mans championship standings after winning the class pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans. Pilet piloted the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR to the quickest lap in the class at 2:04.396 in today’s 15-minute qualifying session, securing his first career pole in the TUDOR series. “We worked so hard, and it was tough with 20 kilos more in the car,” said...

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Pruett on Prototype pole
Sep18

Pruett on Prototype pole

Scott Pruett is riding tall in Texas after winning the Prototype pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett notched his first TUDOR series pole of the season and the second of his career with a best lap of 1:58.441 (103.343 mph) in Ganassi Racing’s No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley DP. “It’s been a tough season for us,” said Pruett, the defending race winner at COTA. “We...

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COTA Notebook #2
Sep18

COTA Notebook #2

SPECIAL GUESTS. The Lone Star Le Mans event has not only attracted the world’s finest sports car teams and drivers to Circuit of the Americas – there are some special guests too. Ex-F1 ace, NASCAR driver and this year’s Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was seen in the Porsche FIA World Endurance Championship garage this morning. The Columbian of course is no stranger to sports car racing – he is a three-time...

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Pruett prevails in final IMSA practice
Sep18

Pruett prevails in final IMSA practice

Scott Pruett gave a boost to his hopes for his first victory of the season in Ganassi Racing’s Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley when he set the pace in the final 60-minute practice session for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans. Pruett toured the 3.4-mile COTA road course in 1:57.366 to top the Prototype category. The No. 01 Ford DP also ran the quickest lap in Friday’s second session with Pruett’s teammate Joey Hand at...

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BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2
Sep17

BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2

Joey Hand and Scott Pruett may have been shut out of the TUDOR Championship winner’s circle in 2015, but don’t count them out at COTA. Hand served notice that the No. 01 Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost Riley DP will be a formidable force in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans when he turned a lap in 1:57.639 (104.047 mph) in Thursday’s second 60-minute practice session. Hand’s time was quicker than the Prototype...

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COTA Notebook #1
Sep17

COTA Notebook #1

THE GANG’S ALL HERE. The Lone Star Le Mans, the 11th round of the 2015 TUDOR Championship, is the fifth race of the season that features the series’ four classes competing simultaneously. The 38-car field at the Circuit of the Americas includes nine Prototypes, nine Prototype Challenge cars, eight GT Le Mans entries, and 12 GT Daytona cars. The last time that all four classes competed was at the Road America round in...

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