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Taylor brothers tame COTA
Sep17

Taylor brothers tame COTA

Jordan and Ricky Taylor took their third victory of 2016, pushing the championship leading pair of Action Express Racing cars to the minor steps of the podium today here at Circuit of The Americas. After starting from pole Ricky Taylor started the race and held off an early challenge from Mazda. The brothers eventually failed to lead only five of the 75 laps run during the two hour, 40 minute journey. Dane Cameron and Eric Curran took...

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Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas
Sep16

Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas

Ryan Briscoe scored the GTLM class pole at Circuit of The Americas today, using the “homework” from recent testing here in Texas to good effect. The Australian ace was a massive .506 of a second faster than the Risi Ferrari of Toni Vilander – and eternity in GTLM terms where sometimes the entire field can be covered by less than that margin. Porsche showed improved pace this week in Texas to be third and fourth...

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Taylor takes the pole by .003 of a second
Sep16

Taylor takes the pole by .003 of a second

Ricky Taylor took a remarkable pole position at the Circuit of the Americas today, beating the Mazda of Tristan Nunez by a remarkable .003 of a second in Austin today. The Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype ace is pulling double duty this weekend. Along with his regular IMSA ride, he is also driving a Corvette LM GTE Am entry for Larbre Competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The pole effort was Ricky...

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Can Ferrari fight with Ford at COTA
Sep16

Can Ferrari fight with Ford at COTA

Ford swept the timesheets in both sessions in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship yesterday, but today the “home team” began to flex its muscles. Toni Vilander recorded the fastest time for Risi Competizione. They may have an Italian name, but they are as Texan as they come – based 150 miles down the road in Houston. The Finn stopped the clocks at 2:03.380  in the...

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Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA
Sep16

Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA

  The No.8 Audi again topped the times at Circuit of The Americas in Free Practice 3 this morning – the final session before qualifying. Audi’s Loic Duval was the only driver to break into the 1 minute, 45 second bracket with a time of 1:45.719 This was the biggest margin of the weekend so far – Duval’s time was 0.332 of a second quicker than Porsche’s Brendon Hartley. The time is also considerably quicker than last year’s pole...

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