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A big Texas win for Viper
Sep20

A big Texas win for Viper

The SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper team wasn’t necessarily looking for a win at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend as they were mainly focused on the Championship battle, but they came out more than victorious in Texas. The Dodge Viper SRT team swept the top two spots in the GTLM class and took over the Championship standings. The pole-sitting #93 car of Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer crossed the finish line first ahead of...

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Allan McNish talks ‘black magic’
Sep20

Allan McNish talks ‘black magic’

Any race team will tell you how important tires are during a race weekend. Depending on the choices a team makes along with their tire engineer, it can make or break their weekend. Ahead of this evening’s FIA World Endurance Championship race at the Circuit of The Americas, the 2013 WEC Champion and former winner at Circuit of The Americas, Allan McNish shared his views of track conditions, tire selection and how Audi works with their...

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ESM enters WEC Shanghai; forgoing Petit
Sep20

ESM enters WEC Shanghai; forgoing Petit

Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai. The Florida-based team has entered both its Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes in the LMP2 class for the Nov. 2 race at China’s Shanghai International Circuit. In order to prepare both Tequila Patrón-sponsored...

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Toyota Racing wins third pole of the season
Sep19

Toyota Racing wins third pole of the season

The Toyota Racing team seems to have the qualifying format in the FIA World Endurance Championship well figured out, with the team picking up its third pole position of the season, in only four rounds. The FIA WEC qualifying format is different from what American fans may be used to in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Teams must nominate two drivers per car to take part in qualifying. The two fastest laps registered by each...

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Audi quickest in final practice at COTA
Sep19

Audi quickest in final practice at COTA

The FIA WEC teams took the track at the Circuit of The Americas this morning for their final practice session ahead of this evening’s qualifying for the Lone Star Le Mans. Once again it was the Audi Sport Team Joest cars that took over the top spots, much like in the first practice session, however, this time it was the #1 Audi R-18 (DiGrassi/Duval/Kristensen) going quickest with a time of 1:49.480 seconds. The #2 Audi...

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Toyota leads wet night practice at COTA
Sep18

Toyota leads wet night practice at COTA

The second free practice session for the FIA WEC Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas took place in very wet conditions, but it didn’t stop the teams from turning laps. Then again, teams didn’t have a choice, as they needed each driver to complete at least three timed laps in the darkness in order to be able to race at night on Saturday. While the LM P1 teams exchanged positions atop the charts as the session winded down, it...

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