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When the quick get quicker!
Sep29

When the quick get quicker!

For Michael Shank Racing today was a case of the quick getting quicker – session by session, lap by lap at Road Atlanta. The team’s Ligier Honda topped all three sessions today with Olivier Pla heading session one and three and Ozz Negri fastest in the afternoon session. “I’m very happy with the performance today. I love this track, Road Atlanta, and the car has been great from the beginning,” Pla said....

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Shank shines in Petit practice
Sep29

Shank shines in Petit practice

It may be the final race for Daytona Prototypes but Michael Shank Racing’s Ligier JS P2 Honda combo may be out to spoil their farewell party by stealing a win. The No.60 entry was fastest in both sessions so far today with Mazda’s pair of similar Le Mans LM P2-style machines second and third fastest in the second session. Olivier Pla set the pace in the opening session before Ozz Negri stopped the clocks in the afternoon...

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Title up for grabs
Sep29

Title up for grabs

There will be new GTLM class IMSA WeatherTech Champions in 2016 with the ultra-successful factory teams from Corvette Racing and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing locked in a see-saw battle. The 2015 champions from Porsche North America and drivers Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet have staged a valiant defense against the Corvettes and the new 2016 entries from BMW, Ferrari and Ford. Pilet and Tandy have a victory at Long Beach and teammates Earl...

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How the wet was won
Sep28

How the wet was won

Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet’s overall race victory in the 2015 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta aboard a GTLM class Porsche 911 RSR will stand as one of the greatest upsets in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship history. Starting 35th in the 37 car field after a qualifying infraction, Tandy and Pilet began the race trailing 18 GT entries that in turn started 30 seconds behind the 16 Prototype and Prototype Challenge class entries....

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Porsche take 1-2 COTA result
Sep17

Porsche take 1-2 COTA result

Porsche claimed its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory of the season with a 1-2 finish today at Circuit of The Americas. The race was a heartache for the Risi Competizione squad of Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella who dominated the event only to suffer electric problems and hand over the lead late in the race. Earl Bamber and Fred Makowiecki took their first ever series victory over Nick Tandy and Patrick...

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