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Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt
Jun15

Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt

With 18 Le Mans attempts in a row, it is no surprise that Corvette Racing adapt quickly to racing in France at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are still running on Michelin tires in France, but a different FIA World Endurance Championship-spec WEC spec Michelin tire. Corvette Racing has come to grips with the compound almost immediately. “I know we have a Le Mans-specific tire for this...

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Risi Rising to the Challenge
Jun15

Risi Rising to the Challenge

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a pressure packed, twice round-the clock-journey at the best of times, but for Risi Competizione this year, new tires and a new car have made for a bigger challenge. The Risi team finished second last year and are quickly adapting to a lot of “new” variables thrown at them so far—they set the fourth fastest time in the second qualifying session, making them the second fastest Ferrari in the GTE-Pro class....

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Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory
Jun13

Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory

Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic – this year’s running is the 85th edition – gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best. “We are quietly going...

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Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step
Jun13

Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step

After a ferocious battle with Ford in 2016, Risi Competizione is back at Le Mans again in 2017 with its sights set on the top step of the podium.. This year will be the Texas-based squad’s 13th entry over eight years for the 85th running of the French endurance classic. The formidable driver line-up includes Ferrari factory sports car drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) and Toni Vilander (Finland), along with former Risi regular,...

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Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win
Jun13

Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win

The story of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt’s win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967 is the stuff of racing legend and notable in more ways than one. The second of four in a row for Ford with the GT 40, the podium prompted the birth of the champagne celebration now traditional around the world. Fifty years later, this remains the only win for an All-American team, driver and car at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Of the four Ford victories (1966,...

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