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Anyone’s race at CTMP
Jul09

Anyone’s race at CTMP

With all four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM manufacturers in the top five in morning warm-up, the field is as wide open as ever for today’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. It was the first session of the weekend not led by the pole-sitting Porsche team, giving BMW’s Martin Tomczyk the honor of topping the timesheets in the No. 24. Porsche could only manage fourth on the charts, with second and third going to the...

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Porsche takes CTMP pole
Jul08

Porsche takes CTMP pole

Continuing their tenure at the top of the time sheets, Porsche has earned pole position at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class. Dirk Werner put the 911 at the top with a time of 1:14.085, more than a second faster than the 2016 GTLM pole time of 1:15.198. Werner’s lap gives Porsche their first IMSA pole position since the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as the first for the new...

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Simulator work helps Ford
Jul08

Simulator work helps Ford

As the Chip Ganassi Racing Team tries to go back-to-back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, they have a secret weapon on their side, the Ford Performance simulator in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coming off a second place finish at Watkins Glen, the No. 67 Ford GT comes to the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix North of the border well prepared to take their second CTMP win in two years. “The more we use the simulator, the more we get out of...

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Porsche paces second practice
Jul07

Porsche paces second practice

Porsche backed up their 1-2 finish in the first practice session from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park by setting the first and second fastest times in the second practice as well. Laurens Vanthoor once again paced the GTLM field in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, setting a time of 1:14.753 in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. The No. 912 was the only car to dip below the 1:15 mark during the session. Second on the time sheets...

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Porsche on top at CTMP
Jul07

Porsche on top at CTMP

Porsche power reigned in the opening practice session at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with the No. 912 and No. 911 Porsche 911 RSRs going 1-2. Corvette leads the championship, BMW won the last race, Ford was on pole, but it’s Porsche at the front at CTMP. Laurens Vanthoor turned the fastest time of the session in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class at 1:15.151, ahead of teammate Patrick Pilet in the 911. Winners...

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Michelin prepares for CTMP
Jul06

Michelin prepares for CTMP

It takes a big commitment to be successful at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), site of this weekend’s stop on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin commitments are expected to help both the teams and drivers, as well as race fans. The top factory teams and drivers from BMW, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford and Porsche arrive at the rolling, ultra-fast 2.459 mile, 10 turn CTMP circuit, knowing that full...

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