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Porsche Power Returns to Top

GT1 and GT2 Reviews The headline going into the GT2 class at this year’s Le Mans was which of seven manufacturers would emerge from a highly competitive field. Additionally, there were 16 cars determined to end the Risi Competizione streak in major endurance races, with six straight wins going back to Le Mans 2008. However, the GT2 race turned into a battle of last team standing. Factory Porsche drivers Wolf Henzler, Marc Lieb...

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ALMS Update at Dawn

The pitch black overnight period is nearing an end as the sun is about to rise on Sunday at Le Mans, the last day of an eventful and sometimes draining week. For the American Le Mans Series teams and drivers competing at Le Mans, this is when their seasons can be made with a win or podium in the endurance classic. All the preparations, planning, setup, practice and qualifying culminate with a result at 3:00 local time on Sunday...

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24 Hours of Le Mans Live Race Blog – Day into Night

12 Hour Update In any other American Le Mans Series race, 12 hours would see cars crossing under the checkered flag. At Le Mans, it’s merely crossed flags. We’re halfway home in the 78th 24 Hours of Le Mans, at 3:00 a.m. local time and 9:00 p.m. ET. A relatively uneventful last four hours had one more Safety Car period and three more retirements. The No. 2 Peugeot continues to lead overall and in LMP1 with drivers Stephane...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Keep Your Cars”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 20 of 24: Keep Your Cars The record book says that the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari team has scored GT2 class victories at Le Mans in each of the past two years. They also...

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Le Mans Preview – Risi – Looking for Lucky 7

This is the eighth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Team owner Giuseppe Risi can be proud of the dominance of his Ferrari squad in endurance races the last three years, but he continues to work hard to ensure the “rosso” red F430 GTs will stay there in a very deep GT2 field. Risi Competizione has won the last six major endurance races...

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