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Porsche, Ford top damp practice at Road America
Aug04

Porsche, Ford top damp practice at Road America

Porsche and Ford flexed their muscle on the first day of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, taking the top spots in Friday practice at Road America. Patrick Pilet topped the opening session of the weekend, turning a 2:06.573 in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. The session started out damp, but a drying track allowed teams to change to slick tires to see out the checkered flag. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin scored...

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IMSA Announces 2018 Schedule
Aug04

IMSA Announces 2018 Schedule

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is making a triumphant return to Mid-Ohio, one of America’s classic road courses as part of its newly announced 2018 schedule. Like previous years, the season will start with what is known as the 36 hours of Florida, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Sebring 12 hour enduros. The rest of the calendar is largely the same as previous years. One notable exception is the changes made to the...

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Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E
Jul28

Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E

Porsche has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the conclusion of 2017 and switch its motorsport focus to the FIA Formula E Championship Porsche’s Formula E entry is set to debut for the 2019/2020 season. Porsche is planning an electric sports car based on the Mission E concept car the marque revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in...

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Porsche scores new 911 RSR’s first win
Jul22

Porsche scores new 911 RSR’s first win

Porsche took the pole position, set a qualifying lap record and backed it up with a 1-2 overall finish in today’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park to score the first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory for the new Porsche 911 RSR. Taking the win were drivers Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner. They were followed across the finish by their teammates, the pole sitter Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni and IMSA newcomer Laurens...

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Video: Pre-race at Lime Rock
Jul22

Video: Pre-race at Lime Rock

As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prepares to kick off the NorthEast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, some of the top competitors from the GTLM class share their thoughts.   John Edwards The guys at @BMWUSARacing are looking for redemption at their home track of @limerockpark. @JEdwardsRacing thinks they can get it. pic.twitter.com/U3QB2ssEXN — Michelin Alley (@MichelinAlley) July 22, 2017 Joey Hand The track at...

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