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Rolex 24 at Daytona preview
Jan22

Rolex 24 at Daytona preview

Michelin heads into the Rolex 24 At Daytona, (January 27-28 on FOX, FS1 and FS2) the opening round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with two major objectives. The first objective is to help the Michelin technical partner teams from BMW Team RLL, Chevrolet Corvette, Risi Competizione Ferrari, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and Porsche GT Team perform at the highest possible level throughout the grueling 24 hour race. “We...

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Risi Competizione Ferrari 2018 preview
Jan21

Risi Competizione Ferrari 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Next up is the Risi Competizione team, the lone privateer entry in class. RISI COMPETIZIONE FERRARI  Car: Ferrari 488 GTE Drivers: 62-Alessandro Pier Guidi/Toni Vilander/James Calado/Davide Rigon 2017 Points Finishes: 62-9th Place 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona Finishes: 62-3rd Place The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Ford ends fastest at Roar test
Jan07

Ford ends fastest at Roar test

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team established the benchmark in pace for the GT Le Mans class at this weekend’s Roar before the 24 test, with its pair of Ford GTs entrenched at the top of the charts. Sunday witnessed the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship introduce a new element to the Roar weekend, with a morning qualifying session established for teams to run for the best pit and garage position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar
Jan05

The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar

Welcome back to the 2018 season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, as the year begins with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test occurring this first weekend of January. For drivers and teams, it’s the first official chance to get reacquainted at a race track since last October’s Motul Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta. The dreams of winning a new Rolex watch begin the quest for either or both of a...

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