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BMW boys strong again at Sebring
Feb25

BMW boys strong again at Sebring

The BMW boys were strong again at Sebring this afternoon, setting the pace in the GTLM class as day one of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test came to a close. While Bill Auberlen topped the times in the morning, young American teammate John Edwards was fastest in the afternoon, stopping the clocks at 1:59.196. Porsche’s Patrick Pilet was second fastest ahead of Ford’s Sebastien Bourdais. Ford’s pair of...

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Sebring testing kicks off
Feb25

Sebring testing kicks off

Clear, sunny but cool temperatures and windy conditions greeted the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams when the track opened this morning for the official IMSA Sebring test. Fist out were the defending race champions for Action Express, but as the morning unfolded, 34 of the teams took to the 3.7 mile circuit. Michelin engineers reported ambient temperatures were 56 degrees and track temperatures of 60 degrees at...

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Corvette’s finest hour
Feb01

Corvette’s finest hour

Winning yesterday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with a 1-2 finish will go down in sportscar history as Corvette Racing’s finest hour – and when you consider what an amazing history the GM brand has on the race track, that is a big statement. But Corvette went out and beat two brand new cars from rival manufacturers from BMW and Ferrari, a feisty newcomer in Ford’s brand new GTLM challenger plus toppled the might of...

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One incredible 24 hours!
Jan31

One incredible 24 hours!

  This was a race which had everything. For the first time the Daytona Prototypes were beaten at Daytona by a Le Mans-style P2 machine and Corvette Racing put on a show which resulted in one of the closest finishes in sportscar history. Since the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Series in 2014, the P2-machines have shown flashes of race winning speed and now the team which was the first to take P2...

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Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP
Jan31

Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP

The No.02 Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing has been plagued with brake problems throughout the Rolex 24 and now NASCAR ace Kyle Larson is the latest to suffer the consquences. Last year’s winning combo of Larson, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Jamie McMurray will not return to victory lane in 2016. The No.02 car has been taken back to the paddock on a flat bed truck and the team is working on repairing the damage. The...

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BMW’s Daytona battles
Jan31

BMW’s Daytona battles

While the BMW No.25 remains in podium contention in third place, the Bobby Rahal-run team had a drama overnight with the No.100 entry. At 3 a.m., on lap 360, the No. 100 M6, with Lucas Luhr behind the wheel, suffered a heavy crash in turn one, impacting the front and rear of the car. Luhr was unhurt, but the damage from the suspected mechanical failure forced the team to retire the car from the race. “Something failed, but I don’t...

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