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Fleet Ferrari Friday

Friday was a Ferrari Festival atop the GT category as the ALMS teams opened official testing for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport. Pierre Kaffer and Toni Vilander aboard car #61 led a Risi Ferrari 1-2 as they posted a 1:17.257 to put a gap of .5 seconds over teammates Gimmi Bruni and Jaime Melo in Friday practice here at Mosport.    Third quickest in the 90 minute official test session was the reunited #4 Corvette combo of...

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GT – Still Anyone’s Title Heading Into Mosport

It’s still anybody’s championship as a look over the manufacturer’s, teams’ and drivers’ standings in the American Le Mans Series GT class will indicate in the final two races. This weekend at Mosport is, like any race in GT, a bit of a crapshoot. Flying Lizard Motorsports drivers Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long lead the drivers’ championship by 18 points over a pair of teams. Bergmeister and...

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GT – Wide Open for Wide Action at Road America

Don’t blink when watching the GT class in the American Le Mans Series. All the class’s competitors know that even a blink could cost them several positions in the field entering the seventh round of the season at Road America. Risi Ferrari rebounded with its third win of the season at Mid-Ohio, with Jaime Melo delivering a sensational passing maneuver on both Rahal Letterman BMWs into the Keyhole. Melo and Gianmaria Bruni...

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Racing in America: Other Factors

This is the sixth part of a two-page centerfold on Racing in America in the the Road America issue of The Alley, Michelin’s trackside publication, which can be picked up around the paddock at the track. Stay tuned for additional sidebar posts from the story on MichelinAlley.com. *** Other Factors Besides the competition, circuits, atmosphere, and fans, Fiona Miller, the always insightful press officer for Risi Competizione, sees...

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Racing in America: Competition

This is the second part of a two-page centerfold on Racing in America in the the Road America issue of The Alley, Michelin’s trackside publication, which can be picked up around the paddock at the track. Stay tuned for additional sidebar posts from the story on MichelinAlley.com. *** Competition “The competition is very strong – I think the ALMS is the most competitive series right now – and I like that the...

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