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BMW show pace in final practice
Aug22

BMW show pace in final practice

Corvette leads the championship, the last three races have been all about Porsche, yesterday it was Ferrari who ruled the roost and this morning it was BMW who topped the timesheet at VIR. Bill Auberlen set the fastest lap of the day – becomming the first to go under the 102 second bracket with a time of 1:41.953. His teammate Lucas Luhr held second for much of the session before Nick Tandy’s Porsche jumped to second in...

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Michelin tire strategies
Jul12

Michelin tire strategies

Michelin’s four technical partner teams in the GTLM class – BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Porsche North America, and Risi Competizione Ferrari – all have truckloads of data, championship-winning drivers, savvy race strategists, and embedded Michelin tire engineers. Yet, when it came time to decide which Michelin tire option to use in qualifying and in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, there...

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Hot and heavy at CTMP
Jul11

Hot and heavy at CTMP

A hot race track and heavy competition are expected to be the order of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for today’s qualifying session and Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, the seventh round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. While sunny, hot weather and a steamy, hot race track are expected, the competition in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship GTLM class may prove to be even hotter. While lap times are...

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Michelin at CTMP: “Commitment To Maximum Performance”
Jul10

Michelin at CTMP: “Commitment To Maximum Performance”

Michelin technical partner teams and drivers will be counting on Michelin technology and experience to provide the confidence that is essential for success as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship makes its sole visit to Canada for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “The track’s proper name is Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, or CTMP. In effect, CTMP can also stand for ‘Commitment To Maximum Performance,’” said...

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Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners
Jun28

Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners

If Saturday morning’s wet conditions are a fair indicator, the battle at the front of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen could become more crowded if rain arrives during today’s race. Track conditions were sunny and dry for Friday’s pair of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice sessions which saw a gap of six seconds per lap (1 minute 38 seconds vs. 1 minute 44 seconds) from the Prototype entries led by the Michael Shank Racing...

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Michelin & IMSA Congratulate Le Mans Podium Finishers
Jun27

Michelin & IMSA Congratulate Le Mans Podium Finishers

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Two weeks ago, most eyes in the motorsports world were focused on Circuit de la Sarthe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a number of regular competitors in IMSA acquitted themselves quite well in the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ten IMSA drivers came away from Le Mans with podium finishes, and five of them came away as race winners. All of them did so riding on Michelin tires. Leading the way were Nick Tandy and...

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