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Sebring: 6 Hour Update – Porsche at the front
Mar21

Sebring: 6 Hour Update – Porsche at the front

At the half way point of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Porsche held the top spot with it’s No.911 entry but the battle royale in the GTLM class looks set to go right down to the wire. With Patrick Pilet at the wheel, the No.911 Porsche led over Patrick Long in the Falken Porsche. However, not long after a full course yellow restart which went green just after half way, Rolex 25 at Daytona winner Antonio Garcia snuck underneath Long...

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Sebring: 3 Hour Update – Bourdais leads
Mar21

Sebring: 3 Hour Update – Bourdais leads

IndyCar ace Sebastien Bourdais leads the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at the 1/4 race distance with the Daytona Prototype driver taking over the lead as Le Mans P2-style rivals stuck trouble. Fellow Frenchman Olivier Pla dominated the opening stint. After only making an average start, he swept around the outside of Ryan Dalziel’s Patrón Racing ESM HPD to grab the lead in turn one on the opening lap. Pla set the fastest lap of...

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Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13
Mar21

Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13

Frenchman Fred Makowiecki joined the elite TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM pole winner’s club yesterday, become the 13th member of an exclusive society. Remarkably in the 13 races staged since the championship debuted last year, 13 different drivers have scored the pole in the class. There is potential for the club to grow further. Makowiecki, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Nick Tandy, Michael Christensen, Andy Priaulx,...

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13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM
Mar20

13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM

The world’s best sportscar drivers have fought it out for pole position in the hotly-contested GTLM class 13 times since the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship last year. Remarkably – 13 different drivers have scored the pole with Porsche’s Fred Makowiecki scoring the honor today. Porsche locked out the front-row with a dominant performance – Makowiecki beating teammate Patrick Pilet to the top...

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The GTLM Club 1:59
Mar20

The GTLM Club 1:59

There was a time not so long ago, when a sub-two minute lap of Sebring International Raceway was but an elusive dream for GT class competitors. After two years nibbling at the far edges of a sub-two minute lap, Corvette Racing made the breakthrough in 2004 with its historic switch to Michelin tires for the Corvette C5.R in the GTS class. Meanwhile the more heavily restricted GT2 class, now called GTLM, has relentlessly closed in and...

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