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CytoSport, Risi Lead Wet Lime Rock Morning Practice

After four races contested in Florida, California (twice) and Utah, the first session on the East Coast this season for the American Le Mans Series ran entirely in the wet. Still, the 30 cars at Lime Rock Park this weekend managed to navigate the 1.53-mile road course almost entirely without incident. Just one red flag interrupted the one-hour session. Compared to last year’s pole positions, times were more than 15 seconds...

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It’s Official: Porsche to race 911 GT3 R Hybrid at Petit Le Mans

After months of preliminary planning and organizing, it’s official. Porsche will debut its 911 GT3 R Hybrid GT car in North America at October’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the 2010 American Le Mans Series season finale. It will also race in the Asian Le Mans Series race in Zhuhai, China in November. This is a full factory effort as prepared at Porsche Motorsport’s factory base in Weissach, Germany. The...

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For Flying Lizard and Bergmeister, Connecticut is Sublime

Flying Lizard Porsche and one of its drivers Joerg Bergmeister enter this weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock on a roll. At the very tight 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park, Flying Lizard has won three straight GT2 races, and Bergmeister four straight wins. Bergmeister has been part of the team’s success in three straight years with three different co-drivers, Johannes van Overbeek in 2007, Wolf Henzler in 2008 and...

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Ferrari, Porsche, BMW Interlocked into Lime Rock

An incredibly tight American Le Mans Series GT championship battle heads  into the midway point of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Fresh from their second win of 2010, Risi Ferrari’s Jaime Melo and Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni have jumped to the top of the drivers’ championship on 75 points, two clear of Flying Lizard Porsche’s Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long. But Bergmeister has owned Lime Rock , with GT2...

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Bruni puts Risi on Third Straight Pole

Risi Competizione scored its third consecutive pole in the GT class with the quickest lap from Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT, a 1:47.667. This is Bruni’s second career American Le Mans Series pole (Detroit 2007) and first this season. Four different manufacturers on two different tire manufacturers completed the top seven, split by merely 0.355 of a second. Michelin technical partners swept the top four and...

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