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Four brands in top four at Sebring
Mar20

Four brands in top four at Sebring

The super competitive nature of the GTLM class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship was highlighted again this morning when four different brands filled the top four spots on the timing sheet – Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Corvette. The four marques are full time entrants in this year’s championship – also joined this weekend by Aston Martin Racing. Porsche’s Patrick Pilet set the pace this morning, stopping...

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Corvette dominate night practice
Mar19

Corvette dominate night practice

Corvette Racing are coming off a huge win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and judging by their speed tonight at Sebring International Raceway, more success could be around the corner. The Corvette squad went 1-2 in night practice this evening at Sebring with the Daytona-winning No.3 machine topping the times with enduro driver Ryan Briscoe (pictured right) setting the pace. The IndyCar ace was first in the car this evening before regular...

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Reliving history at Sebring
Mar19

Reliving history at Sebring

The 1965 Sebring-winning Chaparral 2 will turn exhibition laps this weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of its victory in one of the greatest races in Sebring history. The Chevrolet-powered prototype driven by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp won the pole and broke the race lap record as they bested the previously dominant Ford and Ferrari entries. Jim Hall II will drive his father’s car for the exhibition laps and the Chaparral 2 will be...

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Ligier’s leap to the front at Sebring
Mar19

Ligier’s leap to the front at Sebring

The Ligier P2-style prototypes set the pace in the second session at Sebring today with Nissan factory LM P1 star Olivier Pla topping the times for Krohn Racing. Pla stopped the clocks at 1:52.731 – ahead of Oz Negri in he Honda-powered version who was .8 of a second slower. Christian Fittipaldi was the fastest Daytona Prototype in third place ahead of Joey Hand’s Ganassi Racing Ford entry. BMW were again fast in GTLM with...

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BMW’s retro machine fast at Sebring
Mar19

BMW’s retro machine fast at Sebring

The No.25 BMW was fast back in 1975 when it won here at Sebring, now in 2015 the new No.25 showed equally strong pace in the opening practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Dirk Werner put the retro-livered Z4 on the top spot with a lap of 1:59.496 ahead of a pair of Porsches driven by Richard Lietz and Bryan Sellers. Early session leader Jan Magnussen finished the session fourth fastest for Corvette Racing. Only...

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