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GT – Risi Back on Top in Utah

Things went about as well as possible for Risi Competizione’s No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT at Utah, as Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni took their second victory of the 2010 season. Despite an early pit stop on the second yellow flag, Melo and Bruni still won by 21.179 seconds in class. Melo pulled out enough of a gap before his last stop that he still exited ahead of second place by 29 seconds, after putting in a double stint on his...

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Bruni puts Risi on Third Straight Pole

Risi Competizione scored its third consecutive pole in the GT class with the quickest lap from Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT, a 1:47.667. This is Bruni’s second career American Le Mans Series pole (Detroit 2007) and first this season. Four different manufacturers on two different tire manufacturers completed the top seven, split by merely 0.355 of a second. Michelin technical partners swept the top four and...

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Le Mans Coverage Recap

Here is a content recap of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans from the MichelinAlley.com staff. MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the MichelinAlley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. Note 1: “First to be First” Note 2: “Going the...

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Porsche Power Returns to Top

GT1 and GT2 Reviews The headline going into the GT2 class at this year’s Le Mans was which of seven manufacturers would emerge from a highly competitive field. Additionally, there were 16 cars determined to end the Risi Competizione streak in major endurance races, with six straight wins going back to Le Mans 2008. However, the GT2 race turned into a battle of last team standing. Factory Porsche drivers Wolf Henzler, Marc Lieb...

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24 Hours of Le Mans Live Race Blog – New Dawn, New Leader

20 Hour Update Although there are still four hours left at Le Mans, that’s still an hour and 15 minutes more than a regular American Le Mans Series race (2 hours, 45 minutes). Things changed drastically in the overall lead at the end of the last update, and in the last four hours even more bad luck has struck the ALMS teams. Anthony Davidson passed Emmanuel Collard through the second series of Porsche Curves, but there was...

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