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Porsche fastest in wet third practice
Jul01

Porsche fastest in wet third practice

A soggy morning greeted teams at Watkins Glen International when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class took to the track for the third practice session today. Porsche found themselves first and last on the timesheets. The No. 912 took first with a time of 1:54.422, set by Laurens Vanthoor, and the No. 911 eighth in class after attempting to turn a time on slicks in the very damp session. Antonio Garcia slotted the No....

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Going Green at The Glen
Jun30

Going Green at The Glen

With first practice at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen underway, the Michelin-shod GTLM teams are ready for a stacked schedule around one of America’s most iconic natural terrain road courses. Friday’s 11:05 AM and 3:30 PM IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions are followed by a third session at 8:00 AM Saturday. GTLM qualifying is 12:05 Saturday to set the grid at Watkins Glen International for Sunday’s 10:10 AM...

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Michelin Ready for The Glen
Jun28

Michelin Ready for The Glen

Michelin and its technical partner factory teams from BMW, Corvette, Ford and Porsche will try to be ready for anything that the weatherman throws at them as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on July 2. Competing in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, the only WeatherTech Championship class permitting open tire competition, Michelin teams are able to utilize three different Michelin soft...

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18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun18

18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The hours are ticking down at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and with 18 hours remaining, it’s still Porsche at the front of the field. Inheriting the lead after Toyota’s pair of catastrophic exits before halfway, the No. 1 919 Hybrid has been biding its time at the front of the field. Currently, Neel Jani maintains a 13 lap lead over the next closest car overall—the No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 car—and a 17 lap lead over the sister No....

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Toyota 1-2 in Le Mans Qualifying
Jun15

Toyota 1-2 in Le Mans Qualifying

The Toyota Gazoo Racing team has managed to lock Porsche out of the front row of qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toyota ace Kamui Kobayashi set a lap time of 3:14.791 in the second round of qualifying that could not be overcome by any of his LMP1 competitors in the final session. Not only was the lap a new record at the Circuit de la Sarthe, it was a full 2.3 seconds ahead of teammate Sebastien Buemi in the sister No. 8...

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