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FIA WEC Race Update – 3 Hours
Sep19

FIA WEC Race Update – 3 Hours

Porsche has been the brand to catch throughout the week at Circuit of The Americas and today’s Lone Star Le Mans event looks set to be a continuation of that trend. Half way through the six hour race in Texas the German Le Mans winners were 1-2 in the Prototype class, the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes! Mark Webber went around the outside of his teammate Neel Jani to take the lead on the start. At the half way point, Timo Bernhard...

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Patrick Dempsey scores COTA pole
Sep18

Patrick Dempsey scores COTA pole

Patrick Dempsey has partnered with his American teammate Patrick Long to score his first FIA World Endurance Championship pole position at Circuit of The Americas today. The Hollywood actor’s No.77 Porsche was fastest in the GTE-Am class thanks to a final lap from Long in qualifying of 2:06.374. The pole is Dempsey’s first in sports car competition. FIA WEC qualifying features two drivers doing laps in the 20 minute...

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Pruett on Prototype pole
Sep18

Pruett on Prototype pole

Scott Pruett is riding tall in Texas after winning the Prototype pole for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett notched his first TUDOR series pole of the season and the second of his career with a best lap of 1:58.441 (103.343 mph) in Ganassi Racing’s No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley DP. “It’s been a tough season for us,” said Pruett, the defending race winner at COTA. “We...

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Di Grassi enjoying dual programs
Sep18

Di Grassi enjoying dual programs

Audi ace Lucas di Grassi is a busy man. Not only is he doing battle for Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship, he came within a handful of points of becoming the inaugural FIA Formula E champion. There are dramatic contrasts between newly upgraded 268 horspower Formula E machines and his FIA World Endurance Championship entry which has more than double that on engine power, plus even more hybrid energy. The tracks are also...

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COTA Notebook #2
Sep18

COTA Notebook #2

SPECIAL GUESTS. The Lone Star Le Mans event has not only attracted the world’s finest sports car teams and drivers to Circuit of the Americas – there are some special guests too. Ex-F1 ace, NASCAR driver and this year’s Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was seen in the Porsche FIA World Endurance Championship garage this morning. The Columbian of course is no stranger to sports car racing – he is a three-time...

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