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Montagny Masters Le Mans Wednesday Practice

Wednesday afternoon into evening marked the first time the 56 cars in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans took to the Circuit de la Sarthe. The four-hour practice session times are not counted into qualifying times. Tonight’s qualifying session at 4 p.m. ET (10:00 p.m. local time in France) should be intense as there is a strong chance of rain for tomorrow’s sessions. Prototypes that run on diesel power swept the top...

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Monterey – Live Race Blog

After an hour, 30 minutes in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge, the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder leads the prototype category. Running on E10 after the longest first stint of any car in the field, the Porsche has a Green Racing Challenge index of 1.0000 and GRC score of 48.7658. The Patron Highcroft HPD ARX 01-c is second with the Autocon Lola third. In GT, the two Corvette Racing ZR1s lead with the No. 4 ahead of the...

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Ferraris lead ‘Noah’s Ark’-style GT grid

GT qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at Monterey sees the seriously competitive field broken up in pairs. In GT, Jaime Melo laid down his fastest lap early, as he did in Long Beach, to secure his second straight pole position for Saturday’s race. “We didn’t expect to be that fast, as we struggled with understeer,” Melo said. “We just got (the setup) at the end of...

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Mazda leads Friday morning practice

In Friday morning’s one-hour practice session of the American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, there were far fewer incidents and much more green flag running with times dropping from where they were yesterday. The first and only red flag ended the session three minutes early, as Scott Sharp went off at Turn 3 in his Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari F430 GT. The lone Mazda powerplant in the field lived up to...

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CytoSport tops charts, changes drivers

For the first time this American Le Mans Series season, the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder topped the time sheets in testing. Klaus Graf was the quickest driver in Thursday evening’s two hour promoter test session, as the only driver to dip into the 1:15 range. Graf lapped the 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at 1:15.444. Graf’s team also made the headlines Thursday for a last-minute driver change. Citing...

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