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Porsche GT Team 2018 preview
Jan19

Porsche GT Team 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Next up is the Porsche GT Team, which narrowly missed a win here last year. PORSCHE  Car: Porsche 911 RSR Drivers: 911-Patrick Pilet/Nick Tandy/Fred Makowiecki (endurance races), 912-Laurens Vanthoor/Earl Bamber/Gianmaria Bruni (endurance races) 2017 Points Finishes: 911-5th Place, 912-6th Place 2017 Rolex 24 at...

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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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Halfway at Petit Le Mans
Oct07

Halfway at Petit Le Mans

The Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE leads the battle of the brands in the GTLM class in the 20th running of the Motul Petit Le Mans with Ferrari factory ace Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel. Fisichella drove around Porsche’s Dirk Werner on the most recent restart after Werner and the No. 911 crew grabbed the lead with some clever strategy. The team was fortunate enough to pit moments before a yellow flag came out. Kuno...

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Vilander, Ferrari on Road Atlanta pole
Oct06

Vilander, Ferrari on Road Atlanta pole

It’s two poles in a row for Risi Competizione’s Toni Vilander in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE, taking the top spot in today’s qualifying effort for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Backing up their pole-winning effort at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Vilander turned a 1:17.660, just 0.045 ahead of second place Richard Westbrook in the No. 67 Ford GT. Third place went to Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia. Garcia, along with...

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Porsche, Ferrari, BMW on top at Petit Le Mans
Oct05

Porsche, Ferrari, BMW on top at Petit Le Mans

Three different Michelin-shod IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM teams took the top spot in each of the three Thursday practice sessions at Petit Le Mans. Porsche paced the opening practice session, with Laurens Vanthoor, Gimmi Bruni and Earl Bamber setting the fastest time in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. The No. 912 led ahead of the Corvette pair, with the No. 4 of Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler besting the...

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