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Scuderia Corsa shocks GTLM top guns
Apr29

Scuderia Corsa shocks GTLM top guns

Scuderia Corsa raised eyebrows in the pit lane this morning when the newly graduated GTLM team topped the timesheets in the first session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The GTLM class is a battle ground between Porsche, Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Ford. Teams such as Porsche North America, Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL and Risi Competizione have all won in recent years. With the improving pace of the new Ford GT – it is not...

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Can Mazda triumph at “home”
Apr29

Can Mazda triumph at “home”

They have endured some tough weekends since making their debut at Daytona in 2014 but the Mazda factory prototype squad is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after a stunning performance today at “home” in Monterey. It was fitting that if Mazda would ever finish 1-2 in both practice sessions – it would be right here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Since switching to petrol power from diesel in 2016, the...

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Mazda on top early
Apr29

Mazda on top early

We’re racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca but having the track named after your brand doesn’t guarantee success – the Mazda prototype team is earning it on merit. The Mazda squad has shown strong pace the past couple of rounds and that continued this morning. While they led their first ever session overall at Long Beach, this morning they went 1-2 in the prototype ranks for the first time. Joel Miller led the times...

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Ready to roll in Monterey
Apr29

Ready to roll in Monterey

Lucas Luhr likes competing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he is ready to roll this morning for the first practice. The BMW Team RLL driver has a record eight major sports car wins here over the past 14 years, including the GTLM class victory with BMW co-driver John Edwards last year. Luhr has won here with Porsche, Audi, Honda and BMW. The German is looking for a change of luck after misfortune in the first three races this year....

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IMSA aces are here, then there
Apr27

IMSA aces are here, then there

Want to know how good the drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca really are? A quick look at the record books and the entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race makes it easy to see why international insiders hold the WeatherTech Championship, and especially the powerful GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, in exceptionally high regard. For starters, a pair of the 2015 overall Le Mans...

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