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Corvette Racing 2018 preview
Jan17

Corvette Racing 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. First up are defending class champions Corvette Racing. CORVETTE Car: Corvette C7.R Drivers: 3-Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Mike Rockenfeller (endurance races), 4-Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fassler (endurance races) 2017 Points Finishes: 3-Champion, 4-8th place 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona Finishes:...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Ford ends fastest at Roar test
Jan07

Ford ends fastest at Roar test

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team established the benchmark in pace for the GT Le Mans class at this weekend’s Roar before the 24 test, with its pair of Ford GTs entrenched at the top of the charts. Sunday witnessed the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship introduce a new element to the Roar weekend, with a morning qualifying session established for teams to run for the best pit and garage position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar
Jan05

The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar

Welcome back to the 2018 season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, as the year begins with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test occurring this first weekend of January. For drivers and teams, it’s the first official chance to get reacquainted at a race track since last October’s Motul Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta. The dreams of winning a new Rolex watch begin the quest for either or both of a...

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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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