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The Magic Numbers at Le Mans

As practice begins at Le Mans, the sub-text to practice, qualifying, and even the race, is actually a highly refined exercise in target shooting. Each team has lap times, fuel, tire use and tactical targets in its plan for a successful 24 Hour race. The host, Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), has the most significant targets of all. In an effort to control speeds, the ACO establishes target lap times for each class. For P1...

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Corvette Racing scores 1-2 at Laguna

Corvette Racing scored a stunning GT class 1-2 result at today’s third round of the American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner took the win over teammates Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia. Gavin grabbed the lead after the last round of pitstops with a strong move on the Porsche of Wolf Henzler. Magnussen’s pass to score second was even more impressive – sliding in behind a...

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Won or lost in the pits?

Today’s GT battle is certainly looming as a huge on-track brawl at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. But the fight for the win could actually be settled off the race track and in the pits. Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen talked to Michelin Alley before the start of the race to remind us how important the pit work could be when the field is covered by such a small margin. Magnussen and Antonio Garcia qualified fourth fastest...

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Long Beach hot shots

After a brilliant race on the streets of Long Beach yesterday, check out these latest images on MichelinAlley.com. Our shooters were on hand to capture victories by Muscle Milk Racing, Corvette Racing and CORE autosport. We’ll look forward to more titanic battles at the next round of the American Le Mans Series – also in California at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 12. Click here to view the Long Beach...

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Muscle Milk dominant in Long Beach

After finishing a close second in the past seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing squad today proved they will be a force to be reckoned with. A late full system problem robbed the team of victory at Sebring, but Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf combined to take a dominant win on the streets of Long Beach – their second consecutive win here. Armed with the latest generation of the...

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