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Porsche goes fastest at Lime Rock
Jul21

Porsche goes fastest at Lime Rock

The No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR has done what no other car has managed this weekend and set a time faster than last year’s pole time at Lime Rock Park. Gianmaria Bruni turned the fastest time of the session, a 0:50.601, on his 49th lap, during the heat of the day. The ambient temperature peaked at 93F/34C, and track temp hit 130F/54C during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship second practice. Second place went to Dirk...

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Ford 1-2 at Lime Rock
Jul21

Ford 1-2 at Lime Rock

It was the pair of Ford GTs on top of the timesheets as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rolls into Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the Northeast Grand Prix. The GT only race weekend means that the fastest GTLM cars, in this case, Ford’s Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT, will be challenging for the overall win, rather than just class victories. Second fastest in the session went to Mueller’s teammate Ryan Briscoe in the...

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Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park
Jul20

Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park

If weather and track conditions are favorable, Michelin and its technical partner GT Le Mans class teams may be knocking on the door of the next lap time threshold at Lime Rock Park. The exciting factory teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and Porsche GT Team are competing for the overall race win in Saturday’s two hour and forty minute Northeast Grand Prix at 3:00 pm (FS2). All have chosen Michelin as...

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Bird goes back-to-back
Jul16

Bird goes back-to-back

Sam Bird is the new FIA Formula E “King of New York” after making it two-for-two today, winning both races this weekend at the first ever E NYC ePrix. Bird backed up his win yesterday with a dominant performance all Sunday. He led the first practice session, earned pole position and went on to win the race. It’s only the second time in Formula E series history that both rounds of a doubleheader have been won by the same driver. “I did...

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Bird wins NYC ePrix pole
Jul16

Bird wins NYC ePrix pole

Winner of the first round of the double header, Sam Bird started today where he finished yesterday’s FIA Formula E NYC ePrix – at the front of the field. The DS Virgin Racing driver topped the morning practice session and followed that up with a pole position, setting a time of 1:02.285. Second place honors went to Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist. The swedish ace turned a lap in the Super Pole shootout just 0.037 of a second slower...

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Formula E, WEC take to the track
Jul16

Formula E, WEC take to the track

It’s race day for two different Michelin series on two different continents as both FIA Formula E and the FIA World Endurance Championship take to the track for the NYC ePrix and Six Hours of Nurburgring, respectively. Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing clinched the win in Formula E’s first race in the Big Apple, the first international motor race sanctioned within the five boroughs. He’ll try to defend that victory today against the likes...

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