The Alley
Mario Andretti recaps Ford’s 1967 win
Mar16

Mario Andretti recaps Ford’s 1967 win

The Ford GT will be aiming for its first 12 Hours of Sebring victory this weekend in the GTLM class – looking to follow in the footsteps of the Ford GT40 Mk IV which won here with Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren in 1967. Now 50 years later, the racing icon – who starred in everything he drove from Formula 1 to IndyCar, Sportscars to NASCAR – looks back on that historic Sebring win. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE WIN AT SEBRING?...

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Sebring – Respect the bumps
Mar15

Sebring – Respect the bumps

Ken Payne, technical director for Michelin motorsports North America, will share the advice that he offers the Michelin technical partner teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with all of the drivers and teams in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (March 18). Payne reminds the Michelin technical partner GT Le Mans (GTLM) class teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Risi Competizione Ferrari...

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Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona
Jan30

Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona

With nearly 10 hours of the race run in wet conditions, tire performance was critical and the Michelin GTLM wet tires delivered. But these Michelin wet tires were not the exotic, highly proprietary wet tires used in winning the overall race at Petit Le Mans in 2015 (and the overall race pole at the 2016 Rolex 24), but rather, the Michelin “customer racing” wet tires that club and vintage racers can buy! “Our Michelin ‘customer racing’...

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Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin
Jan29

Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin

The 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, threw an endless array of challenges at the stellar field, but Michelin and its technical partner teams met every challenge. After starting from positions 18-28 in the 55 car field, the Michelin-fitted GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entries from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Risi Competizione Ferrari, Porsche GT Team, and Ford...

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6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan28

6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona

The action in the opening six hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was spectacular and battles raged throughout the field. Not only did teams face another 18 hours of competition, rain began to hit the track shortly after the six hour mark. While the Porsche of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Fred Makowiecki were scored as the race leader as pit stops cycled through in the GTLM class when the clock ticked past the six hour mark, the...

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Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle
Jan27

Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle

Practice and qualifying is run and done and now the stars and cars in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are going through their final preparations for tomorrow’ Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year’s amazing Corvette Racing 1-2 finish proved while qualifying may be important for generating headlines, it doesn’t necessarily have a major impact on the result. The two Corvettes last year only qualified seventh and...

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