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Porsche lead overall at half way
Oct03

Porsche lead overall at half way

Porsche has led a pack of GTLM spec cars which have been dominant in wet conditions through to the half way point of today’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Le Mans winner Nick Tandy pulled off a barnstorming opening stint to charge through from the rear of the grid – not only passing all the GTD class cars but charging through to the class lead. Once championship leader Patrick Pilet climbed aboard, he gradually worked his...

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Ready to race in the rain
Oct03

Ready to race in the rain

The morning warm-up is run and done and now teams face a long day ahead at Petit Le Mans with damp weather the order of the day. Nick Tandy may have been sent to the back of the grid for a ride height infringement on his No.911 Porsche yesterday but the British Le Mans winner was on the pace this morning – leading the overall times. Mike Rockenfeller was second fastest for the VisitFlorida.com squad but six of the top nine were...

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GTLM title race crunch time
Oct03

GTLM title race crunch time

It has been a dramatic year of GTLM action as Porsche, BMW, Corvette and Ferrari have done battle over nine rounds in 2015. Now the title is on the line in the 10th and final round. Early season driver shuffling by the German marque between its TUDOR and FIA WEC programs has resulted in Frenchman Patrick Pilet standing alone as the points leader entering the Petit Le Mans. Three wins a row at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road...

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Rough day for Porsche pack
Oct02

Rough day for Porsche pack

Porsche has shown strong pace throughout the week at Petit Le Mans but their day went from hero to zero this afternoon at Road Atlanta with all three 911 machines forced to start from the back of the grid tomorrow. Falken Racing’s Bryan Sellers was the first to strike trouble. The reigning Petit Le Mans race winner ran off the circuit on his first flying lap, crashing in the esses – his first crash for the Derrick...

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Bamber scores pole then crashes
Oct02

Bamber scores pole then crashes

Porsche North America’s Earl Bamber scored his second TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole at Road Atlanta today – then he went quicker, then he crashed! The New Zealander brought out the red flag in GTLM qualifying after going off in the esses. Despite losing his fastest lap for causing the red flag, Bamber’s second fastest lap was still good enough for pole. Bamber toppled his fellow Le Mans-winning teammate...

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