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Westbrooks storms to Ford GTLM pole
Jul02

Westbrooks storms to Ford GTLM pole

They won at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, scored victory at Le Mans and now Ford has taken the GTLM pole for this weekends 6 Hours of Watkins Glen with British ace Richard Westbook. The Laguna Seca winner set a time of 1:41.301 to beat the pair of BMW entries of Dirk Werner and John Edwards. Westbrook’s Le Mans-winning teammate Joey Hand was fourth fastest. The time smashed the existing track record of 1:44.797  set last year with...

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JVO and ESM are back and fast
Jul02

JVO and ESM are back and fast

They won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, triumphed in the 12 Hours of Sebring and now Patrón ESM want to add a third major North American endurance race win to their record. They kicked off in the best possible way today at Watkins Glen when Johannes van Overbeek scored the pole aboard the team’s Honda-powered Ligier. While the team have been using the Ligier chassis in the FIA World Endurance Championship, very little of the package...

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Qualifying battle looms at Watkins Glen
Jul02

Qualifying battle looms at Watkins Glen

Teams have completed their final practice session in preparation for this afternoon’s qualifying session for the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. Daytona and Sebring winners Patrón ESM Racing were fastest in the prototype ranks this morning with Pipo Derani at the wheel. The No.55 Mazda was second fastest driving by Jonathan Bomarito. The Le Mans-style P2 machines swept the top three spots with Ozz Negri putting his Ligier Honda third...

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Dirk & Dirk show at the Glen
Jul01

Dirk & Dirk show at the Glen

The GTLM battle was a Dirk versus Dirk battle this morning at Watkins Glen with BMW’s Dirk Werner holding off his fellow German racer Dirk Mueller’s Ford in this morning’s opening practice. Werner stopped the clocks in his stars and stripes retro liveried BMW No.25 at 1:43.574 – a remarkable .001 of a second faster than the Le Mans winner Mueller’s Ford. Richard Westbrook was third fastest ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella’s Ferrari and...

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IMSA stars shine at LeMans
Jun28

IMSA stars shine at LeMans

The stars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were shining throughout the race and on the podium at Le Mans. The Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller and Sebastien Bourdais took the prestigious GTE-Pro (GT-LM) class win after a relentless battle with the Risi Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Matteo Malucelli. Rounding out the IMSA sweep of the podium was the CGR Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and...

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