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Edwards storms to pole at COTA
May05

Edwards storms to pole at COTA

The BMW boys were fast yesterday and John Edwards repeated that performance in qualifying today when he earned pole today at Circuit of The Americas in the GTLM class. The No.24 pilot earned the top spot by .032 of a second from Risi Competizione’s Giancarlo Fisichella. The gap represents only 4.7 feet of track distance between the two cars on the front row. Yesterday’s fast man Alexander Simms put his BMW in third ahead...

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BMW shine in Friday practice at COTA
May04

BMW shine in Friday practice at COTA

BMW fans had reason to rejoice on Friday at Circuit of the Americas with Alex Simms leading John Edwards in a 1-2 result in the second practice in round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Simms stopped the clocks at 2:03.703 to be .4 of a second ahead of his teammate. Porsche racer Laurens Vanthoor was third fastest ahead of Giancarolo Fisichella’s Ferrari and Dirk Werner’s Porsche. The BMW squad are not...

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Teams prepare for a taste of Europe in Texas
May04

Teams prepare for a taste of Europe in Texas

The eyes of Texas and the international Sports Car world will be focused on Michelin and its technical partner teams as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Austin and the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for this Saturday’s two-hour and forty-minute race on FOX Sports 1. “Each circuit has its own personality and technical challenges, and racing at COTA is a great taste of a modern European circuit with some Texan...

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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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Taylor brothers tame COTA
Sep17

Taylor brothers tame COTA

Jordan and Ricky Taylor took their third victory of 2016, pushing the championship leading pair of Action Express Racing cars to the minor steps of the podium today here at Circuit of The Americas. After starting from pole Ricky Taylor started the race and held off an early challenge from Mazda. The brothers eventually failed to lead only five of the 75 laps run during the two hour, 40 minute journey. Dane Cameron and Eric Curran took...

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