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Porsche’s Christensen on GTLM pole
Mar14

Porsche’s Christensen on GTLM pole

Porsche North America may have won on debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona but they’ve shown their speed may be here to stay with young Dane Michael Christensen scoring the GTLM pole for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Christensen stopped the clocks at 1:58.933 – the only man to break into the 1 minute, 58 second bracket. The qualifying performance was the first opportunity for the young Danish driver in only his third...

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Porsche targets “36 hours of Florida”
Mar10

Porsche targets “36 hours of Florida”

Porsche’s return to North American motorsport with a factory team in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has got off to a brilliant start. Victory at Daytona and fastest in Sebring testing – the next step for the team will be the 12 Hours of Sebring. This week’s event is the second leg of the “36 hours of Florida” kick off for the new combined championship which brings together the American Le Mans...

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Sebring test wrap
Feb21

Sebring test wrap

There were two key lessons from this weekend TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test at Sebring International Raceway – the balance between Daytona Prototypes and LMP2 cars is very close and the Rolex 24 winning pace of the GTLM Porsches looks set to continue. The top nine cars were covered by 1.5 seconds after two days of running including five Daytona Prototypes and four LMP2 machines. If you take out a remarkable lap from...

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Porsche’s “other” Patrick
Feb21

Porsche’s “other” Patrick

While Patrick Long is renowned in North America as a key Porsche pilot in North America, for 2014 another Patrick is joining the party for the major endurance races – Frenchman Patrick Pilet. Both the No.911 and No.912 Porsche machines have been incredibly fast at the Sebring test, following on from their success at Daytona where Pilet, Richard Lietz and Nick Tandy took the victory. Pilet contested the FIA World Endurance...

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Rolex 24 flashback
Feb07

Rolex 24 flashback

Take a look back at the Rolex 24 at Daytona – the opening round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Porsche North America teamed with Michelin to take victory in the GT Le Mans class – winning on debut in their first race as a factory team. Porsche factory drivers Richard Lietz, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet took the win with BMW’s Bill Auberlen, Andy Priaulx, Joey Hand and Maxime Martin taking second. The...

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