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Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey
Sep22

Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey

The pair of Ford GT’s may have sprinted to a one-two in the opening practice session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but it was Risi Competizione that took the top spot in the afternoon’s practice in Monterey. The No. 67 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook set a time of 1:23.344, just besting their teammates Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand’s time in the No. 66 of 1:23.556. Third place in the morning session went...

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Corvette leads the way at VIR
Aug27

Corvette leads the way at VIR

The pressure was on at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, as the GT-only field headed out on the challenging 3.27-mile circuit for the third to last race of the 2017 season. But rather than crack under pressure, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia used that pressure to their advantage. The defending VIR race champions, and 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) points leaders, moved up from their...

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Hand, Ford take Michelin GT Challenge Pole
Aug26

Hand, Ford take Michelin GT Challenge Pole

  After lingering at the top, but not leading each of the three practice sessions, the Ford team showed their speed taking pole position in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Joey Hand turned an emphatic 1:40.211, the fastest time of the weekend to put his No. 66 Ford GT on pole. “I had a good one going on the second to last lap,” Hand said. “I come across the line and (Team Manager, Mike) O’Gara said...

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Risi rules Saturday practice at VIR
Aug26

Risi rules Saturday practice at VIR

They may have just returned to IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car competition, but Risi Competizione is flexing their muscle at this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Toni Vilander powered the Ferrari 488 GTE to a time of 1:40.855, making Risi Ferrari the only car to dip into the 1:40s around VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile course. Second place in the session went to Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT. Despite...

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Gianmaria Bruni Joins Porsche
Jul01

Gianmaria Bruni Joins Porsche

There is a different look to Gianmaria Bruni this weekend at Watkins Glen. After many years as a Ferrari ace, the Italian is now officially a Porsche works driver. The 36-year-old three-time Le Mans winner joins the team at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen for his first race in the new No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR partnering Laurens Vanthoor. “When I got into the plane in the USA I didn’t really know what was coming, but my expectations...

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