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Porsche crew rolling on Michelin
May19

Porsche crew rolling on Michelin

The Porsche North America drivers may have walked away from the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a new watch but last week the men and women behind the scenes received their prizes. Prior to opening round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Michelin put up a prize for all its partner teams – 24 sets of tires for winning the Rolex 24. The new Porsche team won on debut and last week the Michelin Man arrived at the...

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Jon Bennett’s double play
Apr29

Jon Bennett’s double play

Jon Bennett does not have a split personality, but the quiet owner of CORE autosport will find himself in two different roles in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship doubleheader here on Sunday, May 4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. As the CORE team owner and PC class co-driver with Colin Braun, Bennett returns to the scene of his first major sports car victory. Since Braun’s bold pass on PC rival Bruno Junqueira coming down The...

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Pat Long playing host for teammates
Apr11

Pat Long playing host for teammates

The Long Beach Grand Prix is a home race for Pat Long but the Californian has an extra important role this weekend – he is the only one of four Porsche North America drivers with Long Beach experience and he is also playing host for two of his teammates. The Porsche squad has taken the opening two wins of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and in preparation for this weekend’s third round, Michael Christensen and...

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Ganassi / Porsche big winners at Sebring
Mar15

Ganassi / Porsche big winners at Sebring

Chip Ganssi Racing and Porsche North America were the big winners in the pro classes at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Marino Franchitti took the No.01 Ganassi machine to victory lane – holding off fellow Scotsman Ryan Dalziel in the ESM HPD entry. Franchitti also won here last year in LMP. He is joined in victory lane by veteran Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas. The Ganassi crew were able to pit before the final safety car...

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Long and Porsche aim to pounce at night
Mar15

Long and Porsche aim to pounce at night

As the race at Sebring enters its final four hours, Porsche North America remain in contention for a race victory in the GTLM class to back up their win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister and Micahel Christensen were unlucky at Daytona when they had to watch their teammates spray the champagne but at Serbing they remain in strong contention in second place – trading postions with the Corvette squad....

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