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Porsche prevails in GTLM
Jul12

Porsche prevails in GTLM

One month ago, Nick Tandy scored an overall victory for Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Tandy and co-driver Patrick Pilet stood on the top step of the podium at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park after dominating the GTLM class at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “It’s been 18 months since I won a race in this series,” said Tandy. “So it feels like there is a bit of momentum coming behind the Porsche.”...

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Michelin tire strategies
Jul12

Michelin tire strategies

Michelin’s four technical partner teams in the GTLM class – BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Porsche North America, and Risi Competizione Ferrari – all have truckloads of data, championship-winning drivers, savvy race strategists, and embedded Michelin tire engineers. Yet, when it came time to decide which Michelin tire option to use in qualifying and in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, there...

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Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners
Jun28

Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners

If Saturday morning’s wet conditions are a fair indicator, the battle at the front of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen could become more crowded if rain arrives during today’s race. Track conditions were sunny and dry for Friday’s pair of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice sessions which saw a gap of six seconds per lap (1 minute 38 seconds vs. 1 minute 44 seconds) from the Prototype entries led by the Michael Shank Racing...

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Porsche aims for fightback at Rolex
Jan24

Porsche aims for fightback at Rolex

Porsche’s new North American factory team kicked off in the best possible fashion in 2014 with victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Fast forward 12 months and the Porsche pack finished qualifying with a disappointing result – the three Porsche 911 GT Le Mans machines filled the final three spots on the grid. 2014 winner Patrick Pilet remains upbeat about his team’s chances in the race today. If there is one thing for...

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Earl Bamber setting the GTLM pace
Jan11

Earl Bamber setting the GTLM pace

Prior to the start of the 2013 season, New Zealander Earl Bamber probably had little thought of competing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. After a stellar junior career and displays of speed in high powered single seaters in A1 Grand Prix and Superleague Formula, Bamber was living in Asia making a living as a driver coach. A late invitation to contest the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series led to championship success and an outing in the...

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