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Qualifying battle looms at Watkins Glen
Jul02

Qualifying battle looms at Watkins Glen

Teams have completed their final practice session in preparation for this afternoon’s qualifying session for the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. Daytona and Sebring winners Patrón ESM Racing were fastest in the prototype ranks this morning with Pipo Derani at the wheel. The No.55 Mazda was second fastest driving by Jonathan Bomarito. The Le Mans-style P2 machines swept the top three spots with Ozz Negri putting his Ligier Honda third...

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Dirk & Dirk show at the Glen
Jul01

Dirk & Dirk show at the Glen

The GTLM battle was a Dirk versus Dirk battle this morning at Watkins Glen with BMW’s Dirk Werner holding off his fellow German racer Dirk Mueller’s Ford in this morning’s opening practice. Werner stopped the clocks in his stars and stripes retro liveried BMW No.25 at 1:43.574 – a remarkable .001 of a second faster than the Le Mans winner Mueller’s Ford. Richard Westbrook was third fastest ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella’s Ferrari and...

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IMSA stars shine at LeMans
Jun28

IMSA stars shine at LeMans

The stars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were shining throughout the race and on the podium at Le Mans. The Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller and Sebastien Bourdais took the prestigious GTE-Pro (GT-LM) class win after a relentless battle with the Risi Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Matteo Malucelli. Rounding out the IMSA sweep of the podium was the CGR Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and...

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Watkins Glen: Onesie or Twosie
Jun27

Watkins Glen: Onesie or Twosie

Some things, such as shoes, socks and creatures boarding Noah’s Ark typically come in pairs. So do most factory race car teams. Here in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class, BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Porsche North America all field powerful two car factory teams while Ferrari takes a different path.   Double Time In addition to doubling the track time in testing and the...

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Ford wins again after 50 years
Jun19

Ford wins again after 50 years

Ford turned back the clock 50 years at the Le Mans 24 Hour by taking victory on debut with the Ford GT of GTE-Pro pole winner Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand and Sebastien Bourdais. The No.68 Ford held off the Risi Competizione Ferrari to claim the win with the No.69 Ford of Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon and Richard Westbrook taking third All four of the new Ford GTs made it to the finish with the No.66 and No.67 cars finishing fourth and ninth...

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