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Gavin goes from racing to running at Long Beach

After Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach ended, Oliver Gavin was not finished with his weekend. The Corvette Racing star ran a marathon around the streets of Long Beach for a good cause bright and early Sunday morning. Gavin, who ran last year’s Virgin London Marathon as part of the British Racing Drivers Club, set up his own 8.8-mile loop to run this weekend. He’s running for the Cystic Fibrosis...

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Long Beach Coverage Recap

The second round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season from the streets of Long Beach, Calif. is in the books. Here is a coverage recap of the weekend from the MichelinAlley.com staff. SATURDAY Long Beach race, podium shots Klaus Graf victory video LMP – Michelin, Muscle Milk, Aston Martin master Long Beach GT – BMW wins Long Beach, Corvette and Ferrari close behind Long Beach – Live Race Blog Long Beach – Final Pre-Race Notes...

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GT – BMW wins Long Beach, Corvette and Ferrari close behind

BMW has gotten its 2011 campaign off to a torrid start. After having just two wins in its first two years since returning to the American Le Mans Series, BMW is now 2-for-2 in the new season. Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller followed up their triumph from the 12 Hours of Sebring in their No. 56 BMW M3, with a win from pole position. The team fought back after losing ground early when their teammate pulled out in front of them and halted...

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Long Beach – Live Race Blog

Less than a half an hour remains in the race at Long Beach, with the first (and potentially last) round of pit stops in the books. The leading Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing Lola Aston Martin took a fresh set of Michelins, while adding fuel and changing drivers from Lucas Luhr to Klaus Graf. Dyson’s Lola Mazda didn’t take tires but only checked tire pressure. In GT, BMW continues to lead with the No. 56 car, now driven by...

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BMW, Corvette up front on GT grid at Long Beach

Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW didn’t score a single pole position in 2010, but the defending GT manufacturer and team champions of last season have erased that statistic in 2011. Sacramento, Calif.’s Joey Hand nabbed the Long Beach pole position at a time of 1:19.090 in the No. 56 BMW M3. Teammate Bill Auberlen of Redondo Beach, Calif. made it a BMW 1-3 on the grid in the No. 55 car at 1:19.447. “Track position is...

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