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Final day of action at the Roar
Jan07

Final day of action at the Roar

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have their final chance to turn laps today at Daytona International Speedway as the Roar before the 24 test comes to a close. The traditional pre-season test provides an insight into the relative performance of teams, but with a caveat – who wants to show their complete form? In the five sessions so far, Ford has topped the times in four of the five sessions including last...

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IMSA begins day 2 of Roar test
Jan06

IMSA begins day 2 of Roar test

The second day of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the Rolex 24 test is underway, and will be the busiest on-track session of three days this weekend. There are two practice sessions during the day, at 10:50 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET, with a third session held at night, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET and local time. The night session is particularly important as it provides the closest replication to cold night...

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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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Halfway at Petit Le Mans
Oct07

Halfway at Petit Le Mans

The Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE leads the battle of the brands in the GTLM class in the 20th running of the Motul Petit Le Mans with Ferrari factory ace Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel. Fisichella drove around Porsche’s Dirk Werner on the most recent restart after Werner and the No. 911 crew grabbed the lead with some clever strategy. The team was fortunate enough to pit moments before a yellow flag came out. Kuno...

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Auberlen makes 400th BMW start
Oct07

Auberlen makes 400th BMW start

A giant of American sportscar racing, Bill Auberlen will be making his 400th start in a BMW machine today at Motul Petit Le Mans. Auberlen started with BMW in 1996 with BMW Team PTG, and has been a part of every North American BMW program in the ensuing 20-plus years, joining BMW Team RLL in 2009. Auberlen has also scored the maiden victory for each of the three BMW models he has raced in, the BMW M3, BMW Z4 and BMW M6. Over his 550...

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