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Michelin – History making
Aug07

Michelin – History making

This may be a “historic” race for Michelin engineer Clayton Pojorlie, one of two Michelin engineers embedded with Corvette Racing in what is already a highly memorable season. Corvette Racing has swept the veritable Triple Crown, taking 2015 GT category wins at the world’s three most prestigious endurance events: the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The “historic” moment is slightly...

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Michelin tire strategies
Jul12

Michelin tire strategies

Michelin’s four technical partner teams in the GTLM class – BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Porsche North America, and Risi Competizione Ferrari – all have truckloads of data, championship-winning drivers, savvy race strategists, and embedded Michelin tire engineers. Yet, when it came time to decide which Michelin tire option to use in qualifying and in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, there...

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Hot and heavy at CTMP
Jul11

Hot and heavy at CTMP

A hot race track and heavy competition are expected to be the order of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for today’s qualifying session and Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, the seventh round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. While sunny, hot weather and a steamy, hot race track are expected, the competition in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship GTLM class may prove to be even hotter. While lap times are...

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Tandy, Gavin on top in GTLM practice
Jul10

Tandy, Gavin on top in GTLM practice

Practice in the GTLM class at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park found a pair of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners from Great Britain turning the fastest laps on the roller-coaster road course near Toronto. Nick Tandy of Bedford, England, co-drove the No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid to an overall victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe last month. Today he drove the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR to the quickest time in the one-hour morning...

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CTMP Notebook No. 1
Jul10

CTMP Notebook No. 1

TUESDAY TEST. Nick Tandy set the quickest time in GTLM in Friday morning’s first practice session. The Le Mans-winning driver hustled the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR to a 1:15.388 lap time, nearly four tenths of a second ahead of the No. 3 Corvette C7.R. Tandy credited his Porsche’s quick time to a private test session held on Tuesday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “The only GTLM cars at the test...

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