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Better Late than Never for Pirro in Friday Testing

Sometimes it is better to be late than never arrive. That was the case for Drayson Racing driver Emanuele Pirro, who received a last-minute call to drive the Lola Judd Coupe in this weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Utah, deputizing for injured team owner and driver Paul Drayson. The ebullient Italian set the fastest time in Friday’s two-hour promoter test session at Miller Motorsports Park. Pirro lapped the...

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Entering the Stretch Run

After a nearly two-month break, the 2010 American Le Mans Series season resumes this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The first three rounds were spread over three months before the annual recess. Some ALMS teams competed in the ACO-sanctioned 24 Hours of Le Mans, but now the full field is back to begin the busiest stretch of the season, with five races in the next eight weekends. Miller Motorsports Park, about half...

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Le Mans Coverage Recap

Here is a content recap of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans from the staff. MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. Note 1: “First to be First” Note 2: “Going the...

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Porsche Power Returns to Top

GT1 and GT2 Reviews The headline going into the GT2 class at this year’s Le Mans was which of seven manufacturers would emerge from a highly competitive field. Additionally, there were 16 cars determined to end the Risi Competizione streak in major endurance races, with six straight wins going back to Le Mans 2008. However, the GT2 race turned into a battle of last team standing. Factory Porsche drivers Wolf Henzler, Marc Lieb...

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ALMS Update at Dawn

The pitch black overnight period is nearing an end as the sun is about to rise on Sunday at Le Mans, the last day of an eventful and sometimes draining week. For the American Le Mans Series teams and drivers competing at Le Mans, this is when their seasons can be made with a win or podium in the endurance classic. All the preparations, planning, setup, practice and qualifying culminate with a result at 3:00 local time on Sunday...

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