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Porsche to the point in second practice
May01

Porsche to the point in second practice

Jorg Bergmeister displayed his mastery of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the second practice session for Sunday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Monterey Grand Prix. The German posted the quickest time in the intensely competitive GT Le Mans category with a 1:23.217 lap in the No. 912 Porsche. Bergmeister’s advantage was slim, however. Pierre Kaffer was only 0.343 seconds behind in Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 458...

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Risi – the dragon slayers!
Apr28

Risi – the dragon slayers!

When the big two-car GTLM factory teams roll to the grid here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca they will be watching each other and keeping an especially close eye on the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari. Factory linked, but proudly independent, the Houston based single car Risi team has given the factory teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing and Porsche North America all they can handle and sometimes more in recent competition. With...

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Last lap Ferrari glory at VIR
Aug24

Last lap Ferrari glory at VIR

Ex-Formula 1 ace Giancarlo Fisichella pulled off a stunning last lap pass to clinch victory for Ferrari and Risi Competizione at Virginia International Raceway today. Teamed with Pierre Kaffer, Fisichella pitted with 26 minute remaining for a splash of fuel and then began a chase of Wolf Henzler’s Porsche who was trying to stretch his fuel after pitting with 70 minutes remaining. A late race yellow flag to retrieve the stricken...

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Ferrari on a hot streak
Aug24

Ferrari on a hot streak

Starting on the pole for today’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR is the hottest team in the TUDOR Championship; the defending race champions Risi Competizione Ferrari. After a miserable start to the season, the Ferrari F 458 Italia team led by Giuseppe Risi has been red hot. Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer won the pole and set the fastest race lap on the way to a second place finish at Indianapolis. They followed that up with a...

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Nine races – nine pole winners in GTLM
Aug23

Nine races – nine pole winners in GTLM

We already knew the Le Mans style GT class racing in North America was the most competitive in the world but this year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has highlighted that with nine different pole winners in nine races this year. Pierre Kaffer added his name to the list today with a lap of 1:43.797 at Virginia International Raceway. Amazingly, the top eight were covered by only .625 of a second. BMW had set the pace in...

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