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Scuderia Corsa shocks GTLM top guns
Apr29

Scuderia Corsa shocks GTLM top guns

Scuderia Corsa raised eyebrows in the pit lane this morning when the newly graduated GTLM team topped the timesheets in the first session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The GTLM class is a battle ground between Porsche, Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Ford. Teams such as Porsche North America, Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL and Risi Competizione have all won in recent years. With the improving pace of the new Ford GT – it is not...

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Can Mazda triumph at “home”
Apr29

Can Mazda triumph at “home”

They have endured some tough weekends since making their debut at Daytona in 2014 but the Mazda factory prototype squad is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after a stunning performance today at “home” in Monterey. It was fitting that if Mazda would ever finish 1-2 in both practice sessions – it would be right here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Since switching to petrol power from diesel in 2016, the...

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Ready to roll in Monterey
Apr29

Ready to roll in Monterey

Lucas Luhr likes competing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he is ready to roll this morning for the first practice. The BMW Team RLL driver has a record eight major sports car wins here over the past 14 years, including the GTLM class victory with BMW co-driver John Edwards last year. Luhr has won here with Porsche, Audi, Honda and BMW. The German is looking for a change of luck after misfortune in the first three races this year....

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IMSA aces are here, then there
Apr27

IMSA aces are here, then there

Want to know how good the drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca really are? A quick look at the record books and the entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race makes it easy to see why international insiders hold the WeatherTech Championship, and especially the powerful GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, in exceptionally high regard. For starters, a pair of the 2015 overall Le Mans...

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Climbing the Mazda ladder
Apr26

Climbing the Mazda ladder

John Doonan, the director of Motorsport for Mazda North America, is in motion, working his way through the Long Beach paddock on race day. Mazda has 400 employees at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race and Doonan wants to greet and thank them all. Mazda takes a smart, focused approach with motorsports playing a big part in what makes Mazda unique. For many racers, Mazda is the place to go for cars, engines, kits, parts,...

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Taylor brothers triumph again
Apr16

Taylor brothers triumph again

The Taylor brothers Ricky and Jordan have triumphed again on the streets of Long Beach – repeating their victory from last year aboard their Chevrolet-powered Daytona Prototype. The pair scored a 2.958 second victory over the two Action Express Racing machiens of Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi and Dane Cameron/Eric Curran. Ricky Taylor made the jump to the lead on the opening lap and the duo spent 72 or the 75 laps at the...

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