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Porsche scores new 911 RSR’s first win
Jul22

Porsche scores new 911 RSR’s first win

Porsche took the pole position, set a qualifying lap record and backed it up with a 1-2 overall finish in today’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park to score the first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory for the new Porsche 911 RSR. Taking the win were drivers Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner. They were followed across the finish by their teammates, the pole sitter Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni and IMSA newcomer Laurens...

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Video: Pre-race at Lime Rock
Jul22

Video: Pre-race at Lime Rock

As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prepares to kick off the NorthEast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, some of the top competitors from the GTLM class share their thoughts.   John Edwards The guys at @BMWUSARacing are looking for redemption at their home track of @limerockpark. @JEdwardsRacing thinks they can get it. pic.twitter.com/U3QB2ssEXN — Michelin Alley (@MichelinAlley) July 22, 2017 Joey Hand The track at...

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Porsche goes fastest at Lime Rock
Jul21

Porsche goes fastest at Lime Rock

The No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR has done what no other car has managed this weekend and set a time faster than last year’s pole time at Lime Rock Park. Gianmaria Bruni turned the fastest time of the session, a 0:50.601, on his 49th lap, during the heat of the day. The ambient temperature peaked at 93F/34C, and track temp hit 130F/54C during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship second practice. Second place went to Dirk...

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Ford 1-2 at Lime Rock
Jul21

Ford 1-2 at Lime Rock

It was the pair of Ford GTs on top of the timesheets as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rolls into Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the Northeast Grand Prix. The GT only race weekend means that the fastest GTLM cars, in this case, Ford’s Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT, will be challenging for the overall win, rather than just class victories. Second fastest in the session went to Mueller’s teammate Ryan Briscoe in the...

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Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park
Jul20

Michelin teams target “49ers” at Lime Rock Park

If weather and track conditions are favorable, Michelin and its technical partner GT Le Mans class teams may be knocking on the door of the next lap time threshold at Lime Rock Park. The exciting factory teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and Porsche GT Team are competing for the overall race win in Saturday’s two hour and forty minute Northeast Grand Prix at 3:00 pm (FS2). All have chosen Michelin as...

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