The Alley

Two Sides of Traffic

Traffic always plays a factor in the American Le Mans Series, but in some respects this weekend’s event at Long Beach is going to be even more of a challenge. It’s a frantic time period for the 36 cars on the tight and twisty 1.97-mile street circuit, separated in four separate classes. The prototypes are much faster than the GT cars and have to pick-and-choose their places to overtake. How drivers handle the traffic and...

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Sebring Race is on
Mar20

Sebring Race is on

The 12 Hours of Sebring is underway with a great crowd under clear blue skies on perfect spring day.  Alex Wurz in the No. 07 Peugeot diesel takes the early lead but his teammate Sebastien Bourdais is fighting off a strong early move by Emanuele Pirro in the Drayson Lola. The internet is back to life here at Sebring, but the action on the track has been caution free.  An early Porsche v. Porsche battle between Wolf Henzler and the...

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BMW M3s Hoping to Beam

This is the first of a five-part GT2 class preview series. Compared to a year ago when the Rahal Letterman Racing’s BMW E92 M3 program was just launching, a full year of track time and development sees them as a serious challenger to the proverbial establishment at the top of the GT2 field. BMW torque carried them to success and their first win at Road America last season. For 2010, the focus is on fine tuning rather...

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