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Ferrari, Porsche, BMW Interlocked into Lime Rock

An incredibly tight American Le Mans Series GT championship battle heads  into the midway point of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Fresh from their second win of 2010, Risi Ferrari’s Jaime Melo and Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni have jumped to the top of the drivers’ championship on 75 points, two clear of Flying Lizard Porsche’s Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long. But Bergmeister has owned Lime Rock , with GT2...

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GT – Risi Back on Top in Utah

Things went about as well as possible for Risi Competizione’s No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT at Utah, as Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni took their second victory of the 2010 season. Despite an early pit stop on the second yellow flag, Melo and Bruni still won by 21.179 seconds in class. Melo pulled out enough of a gap before his last stop that he still exited ahead of second place by 29 seconds, after putting in a double stint on his...

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Bruni puts Risi on Third Straight Pole

Risi Competizione scored its third consecutive pole in the GT class with the quickest lap from Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT, a 1:47.667. This is Bruni’s second career American Le Mans Series pole (Detroit 2007) and first this season. Four different manufacturers on two different tire manufacturers completed the top seven, split by merely 0.355 of a second. Michelin technical partners swept the top four and...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Nice Streak”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 4 of 24: Nice Streak Michelin has taken the overall win in the last 12 consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans with the following: o 1998 – Porsche 911 GT1-98 o 1999 – BMW V12 LMR o 2000 –...

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Busy Bobby

Busy Bobby Bobby Rahal is a busy guy, even by the traditionally busy standards of, well, Bobby Rahal.  The three times Indycar series champion and former Indy 500 winner is doing triple duty this weekend in Monterey, Indianapolis and Birmingham, Alabama.  “The Bob” is at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham today for this weekend’s “Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event.” Tonight he...

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