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Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13
Mar21

Fred Makowiecki is lucky No.13

Frenchman Fred Makowiecki joined the elite TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM pole winner’s club yesterday, become the 13th member of an exclusive society. Remarkably in the 13 races staged since the championship debuted last year, 13 different drivers have scored the pole in the class. There is potential for the club to grow further. Makowiecki, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Nick Tandy, Michael Christensen, Andy Priaulx,...

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Pla blasts his way to pole
Mar20

Pla blasts his way to pole

He has been the shining star in LM P2 competition on the global stage in recent years and Tracy Krohn’s decision to hire Olivier Pla to join him and Nic Jonsson aboard their Judd-powered Ligier has proven to be a master stroke with the Frenchman charging to pole at Sebring today. Pla was fastest yesterday in three of the four practice sessions this week and again dominated in qualifying this afternoon – jumping to the top...

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13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM
Mar20

13 pole men in 13 races in GTLM

The world’s best sportscar drivers have fought it out for pole position in the hotly-contested GTLM class 13 times since the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship last year. Remarkably – 13 different drivers have scored the pole with Porsche’s Fred Makowiecki scoring the honor today. Porsche locked out the front-row with a dominant performance – Makowiecki beating teammate Patrick Pilet to the top...

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The GTLM Club 1:59
Mar20

The GTLM Club 1:59

There was a time not so long ago, when a sub-two minute lap of Sebring International Raceway was but an elusive dream for GT class competitors. After two years nibbling at the far edges of a sub-two minute lap, Corvette Racing made the breakthrough in 2004 with its historic switch to Michelin tires for the Corvette C5.R in the GTS class. Meanwhile the more heavily restricted GT2 class, now called GTLM, has relentlessly closed in and...

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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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