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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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Jon Bennett’s perfect day
Jan26

Jon Bennett’s perfect day

After three consecutive PC team championships, you would think you could class CORE autosport team owner Jon Bennett as one of the sport’s true high achievers. Today however the South Carolina racer/businessman had a day that he won’t forget for a very long time. Not only did he team up with Colin Braun, James Gue and Mark Wilkins to comfortably win the PC class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona – as the competition partner...

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Pat’s Porsche departs the Rolex

Through the middle of the night it looked like the Porsche juggernaut was going to charge away with the GTLM class with a 1-2 finish on debut for the new CORE autosport-run Porsche North America squad. But as if often the case in endurance racing, just when you think you have things covered, gremlins start to arrive. Sadly for Pat Long, Michael Christensen and Joerg Bergmeister those gremlins sent the No.912 Porsche back to the garage...

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The new “great Dane”

Sportscar fans are very familiar with ace Danish aces winning races thanks to Jan Magnussen and Tom Kristensen. However, Porsche North America has unveiled a new “great Dane” in the form of Michael Christensen. He made his debut with CORE autosport at Petit Le Mans last year but now has a full-time ride alongside Pat Long in the No.912 entry. Christensen is actually driving with the original Porsche “odd...

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Tandy ready for first full US season

British ace Nick Tandy obviously made an impression with his winning performance at Petit Le Mans last year. When the line-up for the new Porsche North America factory team was locked in for 2014, Tandy’s name was certainly on the list. He backed up that performance by topping the timesheets at the recent Roar before the 24 – not a bad start for the new CORE autosport run team which was making its debut as a factory...

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