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Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle
Jan27

Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle

Practice and qualifying is run and done and now the stars and cars in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are going through their final preparations for tomorrow’ Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year’s amazing Corvette Racing 1-2 finish proved while qualifying may be important for generating headlines, it doesn’t necessarily have a major impact on the result. The two Corvettes last year only qualified seventh and...

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Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole
Jan26

Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole

Ford dominated GTLM qualifying at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Joey Hand taking the top spot aboard the No.66 Ford GT. Hand stopped the clocks at 1:43.473 to topple teammates Richard Westbook and Olivier Pla to score a Ford 1-2-3. Toni Vilander was the “best of the best” for Risi Competizione aboard the Ferrari 488 GTE. The pole was Ford’s sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since making its debut...

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Ford’s flying at Daytona
Jan08

Ford’s flying at Daytona

  Ford’s four-car assault on the Rolex 24 at Daytona stepped into high gear at the Roar before the 24 on Saturday with the blue oval brand finishing one-two-three in night testing and setting the overall fastest time of the day. British ace Andy Priaulx set the fastest time of the night ahead of teammates Olivier Pla and Richard Westbrook. In the overall times for the day, IndyCar ace Scott Dixon was the fastest man –...

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Corvette’s finest hour
Feb01

Corvette’s finest hour

Winning yesterday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with a 1-2 finish will go down in sportscar history as Corvette Racing’s finest hour – and when you consider what an amazing history the GM brand has on the race track, that is a big statement. But Corvette went out and beat two brand new cars from rival manufacturers from BMW and Ferrari, a feisty newcomer in Ford’s brand new GTLM challenger plus toppled the might of...

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One incredible 24 hours!
Jan31

One incredible 24 hours!

  This was a race which had everything. For the first time the Daytona Prototypes were beaten at Daytona by a Le Mans-style P2 machine and Corvette Racing put on a show which resulted in one of the closest finishes in sportscar history. Since the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Series in 2014, the P2-machines have shown flashes of race winning speed and now the team which was the first to take P2...

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