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The GT Class Took ALMS Fans by Storm in 2010

The GT battles in 2010 ALMS competition provided some of the best racing in the world. In the end, BMW’s single race victory at Road America and ability to score podiums with both cars brought them the manufacturer and team titles despite four wins each for the Flying Lizard Porsche and Risi Competizione Ferrari. 

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2010 GT Competition: “Incredible”

We can describe the entire 2010 American Le Mans Series GT season in just one word: Incredible.  What can you say about a class of racing where Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Jaguar, and Ford all battle for every inch of every lap through an entire season? Where Michelin, Dunlop, Falken and Yokohama all roll-out their best at every round? A class when Ferrari sends Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander to drive the second car on a...

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Split Decisions for GT Championships

In the American Le Mans Series’ GT class, the driver pairing that won the most races won the driver’s championship, and the team with the most podium finishes won the team’s and manufacturer’s championships. Given the level of competition in the class, with entries from Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Corvette, Ford and Jaguar, there was always the likelihood different teams could split. That’s what happened in...

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GT – Corvette Captures Last Lap Win, Michelin Sweeps Podium

This year, the competition in the American Le Mans Series’ GT class has been nothing short of staggering. At any point, seven or eight cars could be separated by merely a few tenths of a second. While Corvette Racing has been close all season, they had yet to break through prior to this weekend. Cross that one off the to-do list. Winless in 2010, but having starred at the most recent endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans,...

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The Porsche Hybrid: In Pictures

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid on track. This is what you see on the outside at the car’s North American race debut, Saturday’s Petit Le Mans. This is a description of what you see on the inside. This is one half of the engines that make up the Porsche, while the two electric motors in the front of the car help to drive the front wheels. The flywheel system as developed in conjunction with the Williams Formula One team. The...

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