The Alley

Five in a row for the Muscle Milk men

After having to fight back from a four lap deficit in 2012 to finish second, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing duo Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr had a much easier time to move to victory in 2013. The longest circuit on the American Le Mans Series makes it very difficult to put rivals down a lap. The dominant HPD team have been able to put rivals down a lap earlier in races at other venues, and then cruise to the finish. There was no rest for...

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Graf scores Canadian pole

Klaus Graf scored Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s second consecutive 2013 pole and his second in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today. Today’s pole was the German aces’ ninth in ALMS competition. He stopped the clocks at 1:05.871 – nearly a second faster than last year’s pole time. For the fourth year in a row the team has qualified on pole position for Sunday’s main event at the 2.459-mile, 10...

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Kuno on home soil

Ron Fellows was the crowd favorite at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for many years but the local fans have a new local star to cheer for this weekend – another top star in the GT ranks. Kuno Wittmer is making his second ALMS start on home soil this weekend for the SRT Viper squad. The Canadian made his name aboard Vipers in World Challenge and when it came to selecting drivers to fill the factory seats last year, Wittmer was an...

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Corvette looks to bounce back at Lime Rock

As the reigning GT winner in the American Le Mans Series, you’d think the guys at Corvette Racing would arrive at Lime Rock full of confidence and smiles. Unfortunately – their race at Le Mans “spoilt the party” for the Detroit GM squad. While the C6.R has been wildly successful in the US, balance of performance adjustments handed out to their competitors in France put them at a massive straight line speed...

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The End Game Unfolds

Just four hours remain here at Le Mans and that means each team’s plans and adjustments will start to become evident. The lead n2 Audi of Duval, McNish and Kristensen appears to be setting up for “Mr. Le Mans”, the eight-time winner, Tom Kristensen, to take the final stints to meet the challenge of the n8 Toyota, likely with Anthony Davidson aboard. Similar scenarios play out between the n7 Toyota and the pursuing n3...

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Wet or Dry, Pit or Stay?

With rain starting to appear around the circuit as the race hit the 2.5 mark, the race may reach an early set of stress decisions. A three–time Le Mans class winner with Aston Martin and Corvette Racing, driver Antonio Garcia of Corvette Racing says that the most difficult part of a race for a driver is the point where it is beginning to rain. The track is slick and constantly changing, but that isn’t the only issue. “The...

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