The Alley

Singing in the rain

Teams are not only having to learn a new race track here at Circuit of The Americas this weekend, they are also having to learn about what the track is like in the wet. Rain overnight in Austin was followed by a further heavy downpour during the opening practice session for the American Le Mans Series today. For the SRT Viper squad, today was one of their first opportunities to try the car in wet conditions since its debut last year....

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Luck turning for Risi on home soil?

Fortune favors the brave – but for Risi Competizione their bravery hasn’t matched their fortune in any way in 2013. If there was an incident somewhere on track this season, it seems the Risi Ferrari would be drawn to it like a magnet. Somebody in the Ferrari squad must have run over a black cat. That misfortune came to a head at the last round at Baltimore when Olivier Beretta had nowhere to go and was caught up in the...

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CORE’s amazing rebuild

After the dramatic Baltimore crash which sent CORE autosport’s existing Porsche to the scrapheap, the Rock Hill, SC-based squad switched into a race against time to build a brand new car in only eight days for this weekend’s event at Circuit of The Americas. CORE’s Porsche was one of several machines adding to an estimated $1.5 million damage bill from the green flag wreck in Baltimore. Tom Kimber-Smith was left with...

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COTA Goes Green with MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge

America’s premier environmental motorsports competition will make its Texas debut at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday September 21 when the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge is held as a race within the race during the American Le Mans Series event at America’s new motorsports facility. Created in 2009 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, the MICHELIN GREEN X...

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