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Michelin team up with VIR
Aug27

Michelin team up with VIR

VIRginia International Raceway has expanded its partnership with Michelin – in 2018 the global technology company will return as title sponsor of the Michelin GT Challenge as well as becoming the official tire of VIR. The announcement was made today by Sarah Robinson, motorsports marketing manager, Michelin North America, prior to the start of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. The race is one of two GT exclusive events on the...

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Hand, Ford take Michelin GT Challenge Pole
Aug26

Hand, Ford take Michelin GT Challenge Pole

  After lingering at the top, but not leading each of the three practice sessions, the Ford team showed their speed taking pole position in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Joey Hand turned an emphatic 1:40.211, the fastest time of the weekend to put his No. 66 Ford GT on pole. “I had a good one going on the second to last lap,” Hand said. “I come across the line and (Team Manager, Mike) O’Gara said...

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Risi rules Saturday practice at VIR
Aug26

Risi rules Saturday practice at VIR

They may have just returned to IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car competition, but Risi Competizione is flexing their muscle at this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Toni Vilander powered the Ferrari 488 GTE to a time of 1:40.855, making Risi Ferrari the only car to dip into the 1:40s around VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile course. Second place in the session went to Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT. Despite...

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Corvette Racing tops VIR Friday practice
Aug25

Corvette Racing tops VIR Friday practice

Not one, but both Friday practice sessions went to Corvette Racing at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. The No. 4 C7.R took the top spot in the first session of the all-GT battle at VIRginia International Raceway, with the No. 3 machine topping the sheets in the second practice. Tommy Milner set the fastest time of the first session, besting Richard Westbrook in the No. 67 Ford GT, who came second. Third place in the first session...

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Ten top makes take on Michelin GT Challenge at VIR
Aug23

Ten top makes take on Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Race teams from 10 of the world’s premier automakers will take to the challenging 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway circuit at this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, a key stop on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The powerful factory backed BMW, Corvette, Ford, Ferrari and Porsche GT Le Mans (GTLM) class teams headline one of two WeatherTech Championship races that exclusively feature the production based...

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