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Ford scores GTLM pole at Petit
Sep30

Ford scores GTLM pole at Petit

It will be a Ford versus Corvette battle at the green flag in the GTLM class at Petit Le Mans tomorrow with Richard Westbook scoring the pole for Ford today at Road Atlanta. Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia continued the run of strong form for the No.3 Corvette which has been on a roll since dominating at VIR two races again. While the Garcia/Magnussen Corvette will be on the front row, the championship-leading sister car of Oliver...

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Is it Ferrari’s day in qualifying?
Sep30

Is it Ferrari’s day in qualifying?

They came close to victory at COTA and in final practice today at Road Atlanta the flying Ferrari’s went 1-2 in preparation for Petit Le Mans. Scuderia Corsa led their second session of the week this morning with Daniel Serra while Risi Competizione is looking to make amends after victory slipped through their grasp in the closing stages of the race in Texas. In the Prototype ranks this morning was again dominated by the Michael...

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When the quick get quicker!
Sep29

When the quick get quicker!

For Michael Shank Racing today was a case of the quick getting quicker – session by session, lap by lap at Road Atlanta. The team’s Ligier Honda topped all three sessions today with Olivier Pla heading session one and three and Ozz Negri fastest in the afternoon session. “I’m very happy with the performance today. I love this track, Road Atlanta, and the car has been great from the beginning,” Pla said....

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Shank shines in Petit practice
Sep29

Shank shines in Petit practice

It may be the final race for Daytona Prototypes but Michael Shank Racing’s Ligier JS P2 Honda combo may be out to spoil their farewell party by stealing a win. The No.60 entry was fastest in both sessions so far today with Mazda’s pair of similar Le Mans LM P2-style machines second and third fastest in the second session. Olivier Pla set the pace in the opening session before Ozz Negri stopped the clocks in the afternoon...

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Title up for grabs
Sep29

Title up for grabs

There will be new GTLM class IMSA WeatherTech Champions in 2016 with the ultra-successful factory teams from Corvette Racing and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing locked in a see-saw battle. The 2015 champions from Porsche North America and drivers Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet have staged a valiant defense against the Corvettes and the new 2016 entries from BMW, Ferrari and Ford. Pilet and Tandy have a victory at Long Beach and teammates Earl...

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