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High altitude challenges in Mexico
Sep01

High altitude challenges in Mexico

At 7,200 feet above sea level, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City is presenting teams in the FIA World Endurance Championship with a unique set of challenges. Teams had their first opportunity to hit the track today to try to work out whether the hours of homework they put in to prepare for this weekend’s race has paid off. Audi struck the first blow by finishing 1-2 in the first practice while Porsche bounced back...

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Davison ruled out of Mexico
Sep01

Davison ruled out of Mexico

British Toyota Gazoo Racing ace Anthony Davidson has been forced out of this weekends FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Mexico due to a rib injury. The Toyota squad revealed this morning that Davidson suffered a crash in testing at Paul Ricard last month. The ex-Formula 1 driver did several laps during this morning’s test but has elected to skip this weekend in an effort to be fully healed in time for the Circuit of...

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Magnussen and Garcia dominate VIR
Aug28

Magnussen and Garcia dominate VIR

They led the final two practice session, scored the pole and then dominated the race day action – Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia pulled off a brilliant performance to win the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. The victory by the Danish/Spanish duo broke a 19-race streak dating back to their win at Sebring in 2015. Magnussen started the race and made a perfect start to grab the lead over the Ford of Joey...

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Who can catch the Corvette duo?
Aug28

Who can catch the Corvette duo?

The Corvette squad dominated qualifying yesterday with Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner and their respective teammates Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin set the top two times in the warm-up this morning. But can Ford, Ferrari, BMW or Porsche run down the championship leaders Gavin and Milner and yesterday’s pole winning entry of Magnussen and Garcia in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Ford’s Joey Hand is confident the Le Mans-winning...

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Magnussen scores VIR pole
Aug27

Magnussen scores VIR pole

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen scored pole position today in a stunning qualifying session where his team went 1-2 in preparation for tomorrow’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. The Danish ace recorded his first series pole since Long Beach 2014 when he stopped the clocks at 1:41.557 – a mere 0.011 quicker than his teammate, championship leader Tommy Milner. Magnussen had earlier set the pace in the final practice...

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