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Corvette quartet back for 2016
Oct01

Corvette quartet back for 2016

With the GTLM battle intensifying in 2016 with Ford joining the battle alongside Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche, the GM performance brand has locked down its championship-winning lineup. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will all return in 2016 as Corvette battles for championship honors in the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Corvette Racing program for next season is expected to include the...

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Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole
Sep18

Pilet pilots Porsche to GTLM pole

Patrick Pilet is in prime position to extend his lead in the GT Le Mans championship standings after winning the class pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans. Pilet piloted the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR to the quickest lap in the class at 2:04.396 in today’s 15-minute qualifying session, securing his first career pole in the TUDOR series. “We worked so hard, and it was tough with 20 kilos more in the car,” said...

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BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2
Sep17

BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2

Joey Hand and Scott Pruett may have been shut out of the TUDOR Championship winner’s circle in 2015, but don’t count them out at COTA. Hand served notice that the No. 01 Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost Riley DP will be a formidable force in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans when he turned a lap in 1:57.639 (104.047 mph) in Thursday’s second 60-minute practice session. Hand’s time was quicker than the Prototype...

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Magnussen ready to bounce back at VIR
Aug18

Magnussen ready to bounce back at VIR

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia arrive at VIR atop the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM standings. If that sounds familiar, they were in virtually the same position entering VIR last year. It is what happens next that they hope will be quite different. Things happen fast in racing. You can ask Magnussen. At 9:28 a.m., with just two minutes remaining in the Saturday morning practice session, another car...

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Porsche prevails in GTLM
Jul12

Porsche prevails in GTLM

One month ago, Nick Tandy scored an overall victory for Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Tandy and co-driver Patrick Pilet stood on the top step of the podium at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park after dominating the GTLM class at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “It’s been 18 months since I won a race in this series,” said Tandy. “So it feels like there is a bit of momentum coming behind the Porsche.”...

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