The Alley
Mazda scores pole in Canada
Jul09

Mazda scores pole in Canada

Mazda moved a step closer to its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory by scoring its second pole position today at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Tristan Nunez put the No.55 car on pole for the second time – backing up his performance from Mazda Raceway Laguna Second. The second Mazda of Tom Long was third fastest with the Corvette Daytona Prototype of Ricky Taylor splitting the Mazda machines. After spending...

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Corvette jumps to the front
Jul09

Corvette jumps to the front

Corvette Racing jumped to the top of the times this morning in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championshipea with Antonio Garcia setting the pace aboard the No.3 C7.R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Spaniard stopped the clocks at 1:15.223 before handing over to teammate Jan Magnussen. The lap by Garcia leapt the Corvette past the two BMWs which had been 1-2 with Bill Auberlen leading John Edwards. Oliver Gavin was fourth fastest...

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BMW leads GTLM battle
Jul09

BMW leads GTLM battle

Three former BMW teammates topped the times in yesterday afternoon’s session at Canadian Tire Motorsport with current ace Bill Auberlen topping the times. Auberlen led Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner and Ford’s Dirk Mueller – both former BMW factory drivers. Yesterday’s second session – like the first – was affected by rain in the second half of the 60 minute practice. In the Prototype class it...

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Corvette leads before the rain
Jul08

Corvette leads before the rain

Corvette Racing set the pace in the GTLM class before rain slowed the times in the first session this morning for this weekend’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Rain hit the Canadian circuit this morning and the track still had a few damp patches when the first session went green. Championship leader Oliver Gavin topped the times with a lap of 1:16.181 compared to teammate...

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Making their mark on GTLM
Jul08

Making their mark on GTLM

Corvette Racing took the points in the opening two races of the year in GTLM, Porsche won on the streets of Long Beach and the Ford pack has leaped to the front in recent races. The balance of performance is a constant point of discussion but the pace has been spread across the different manufacturers. Porsche’s Nick Tandy, Scuderia Corsa Ferrari’s Alessandro Pier Guidi and Ford’s Richard Westbrook each have a pole...

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IMSA 2016: The turning point
Jul06

IMSA 2016: The turning point

If history is a fair indicator, there comes a key moment in every season, championship, or race where a situation or result builds or breaks a team’s momentum, and a driver’s confidence rises or falls in the final races in the title fight. For many teams and drivers in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that point may well arrive here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the mid–point of the 11 race season. The momentum...

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