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Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park
Jul20

Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park

If weather and track conditions are favorable, Michelin and its technical partner GT Le Mans class teams may be knocking on the door of the next lap time threshold at Lime Rock Park. The exciting factory teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and Porsche GT Team are competing for the overall race win in Saturday’s two hour and forty minute Northeast Grand Prix at 3:00 pm (FS2). All have chosen Michelin as...

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BMW Wins Again with Michelin
Jul09

BMW Wins Again with Michelin

Just one week after claiming the first win for the BMW M6 GTLM at Watkins Glen, BMW Team RLL co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims scored again, this time leading teammates John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk in a BMW Team RLL 1-2 finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. After a winless 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, BMW, the Team RLL and Michelin have unlocked the winning combination for the turbocharged BMW...

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Anyone’s race at CTMP
Jul09

Anyone’s race at CTMP

With all four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM manufacturers in the top five in morning warm-up, the field is as wide open as ever for today’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. It was the first session of the weekend not led by the pole-sitting Porsche team, giving BMW’s Martin Tomczyk the honor of topping the timesheets in the No. 24. Porsche could only manage fourth on the charts, with second and third going to the...

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Porsche takes CTMP pole
Jul08

Porsche takes CTMP pole

Continuing their tenure at the top of the time sheets, Porsche has earned pole position at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class. Dirk Werner put the 911 at the top with a time of 1:14.085, more than a second faster than the 2016 GTLM pole time of 1:15.198. Werner’s lap gives Porsche their first IMSA pole position since the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as the first for the new...

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Simulator work helps Ford
Jul08

Simulator work helps Ford

As the Chip Ganassi Racing Team tries to go back-to-back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, they have a secret weapon on their side, the Ford Performance simulator in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coming off a second place finish at Watkins Glen, the No. 67 Ford GT comes to the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix North of the border well prepared to take their second CTMP win in two years. “The more we use the simulator, the more we get out of...

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