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P2 cars to the front at Daytona
Jan10

P2 cars to the front at Daytona

Over the past two seasons at Daytona the appropriately named Daytona Prototypes have been the cars to catch for the overall win. But looking at this weekend’s results, the battle for victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona could be more wide open in 2016. For 2017, the new Daytona Prototype International class will officially debut. The cars will be based on Le Mans-style LM P1 machine with manufacturers able to add some of their own...

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Stars shine bright under Daytona lights
Jan09

Stars shine bright under Daytona lights

The day’s testing at Daytona had plenty of interuptions a late start due to fog and and plenty of red flags. As night fell, more fog descended and rain threatened but the star-filled IMSA filled had a trouble session. Bets were being taken as to how many red flags we would have but there was only a single disruption after the first hour of the 90 minute evening test. In the Prototype class Olivier Pla again starred for Michael...

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Ford entering the lion’s den
Jan09

Ford entering the lion’s den

The GTLM battle in IMSA races in recent years has been some of the hardest fought GT competition in the world with BMW, Corvette, Ferrari and Porsche trading blows. For this season Ford will enter the fray with its new GT – not only in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but also the FIA World Endurance Championship. In both championships Michelin has been the tire partner of choice, but Ford has gone a step further. Not...

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New look for FOX TV in 2016
Jan09

New look for FOX TV in 2016

FOX Sports telecasts of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events will feature an exciting new look in 2016 through a number of enhancements. The IMSA broadcast team in 2016 will include Greg Creamer handling play-by-play alongside analyst Calvin Fish, with Brian Till and Justin Bell (pictured right) calling the action from pit road. Additions for 2016 include the use of aerial cameras for a majority of events and special feature...

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Honda Ligier combo set the pace
Jan08

Honda Ligier combo set the pace

The Honda-powered Ligier prototype combination has been the weapon of choice at the Roar before the 24 test at Daytona International Speedway this afternoon. The Japanese/French combo topped the timesheet with former Nissan LM P1 pilot and recently announced Ford GTE-Pro driver Olivier Pla setting the pace for Michael Shank Racing. “It went really well,” Pla said (pictured right). “I know the team from racing here the last few years...

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