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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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Double-duty duo fast in Texas
Sep15

Double-duty duo fast in Texas

Sportscar fans are rejoicing this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship come together at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend. For fans, it is the best of both worlds. For one American and one British driver – it is a great opportunity to get even more race miles here in Austin. Ricky Taylor and Richard Bradley are two drivers contesting both races this weekend here...

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On track in Texas
Sep15

On track in Texas

The on-track action for Lone Star Le Mans has kicked off at Circuit of The Americas with the first session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Joao Barbosa topped a Corvette Daytona Prototype 1-2-3 in the session for what will be the penultimate race for the DP platform. The top class in the championship will be replaced next year with the Le Mans-style LM P2-based Daytona Prototype International cars. Dane Cameron was...

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Risi’s “hometown” race in Texas
Sep14

Risi’s “hometown” race in Texas

Although the race if 150 miles from their headquarters in Houston, Risi Competizione is looking forward to this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Circuit of The Americas as its “home race”. The Texan squad finished second here last year with Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer and the Italian ex-Formula 1 ace returns in 2016 with his new full-time partner, Toni Vilander. This year will be...

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Highs and lows for Porsche pack
Sep14

Highs and lows for Porsche pack

The Circuit of The Americas has provided some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows for members of Porsche’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship squad. For New Zealander Earl Bamber, COTA was the venue where he clinched the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship at the Formula 1 event in 2014 – a victory that propelled him into factory drive and onto outright victory at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. “I have great...

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