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Petit Le Mans preview
Oct05

Petit Le Mans preview

The 2.54-mile circuit at Road Atlanta may appear unchanged to the thousands of fans at this weekend’s big 20th Petit Le Mans race, but Michelin sees a notable difference. “Each track has its own characteristics and the track surface and grip level at Road Atlanta have certainly changed since last year,” said Ken Payne, technical director of motorsport, Michelin North America. “While not a complete repaving, the track surface has...

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Superstar third drivers join Petit Le Mans lineups
Oct05

Superstar third drivers join Petit Le Mans lineups

With the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, being the 10-hour Petit Le Mans, teams have brought some of the best drivers in the world to fill out their driver lineups. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing have grabbed two top IndyCar drivers to join their team for the Atlanta classic. Four-time IndyCar champion, and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon joins Richard...

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New and old faces at Corvette Racing
Nov17

New and old faces at Corvette Racing

Corvette Racing is adding some new and old faces to its driver line-up for the 2016 endurance races at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. With Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner/Oliver Gavin returning for the full-season assault, the team has brought in a new set endurance drivers to fill the third seats for the major enduro events. Audi FIA World Endurance Championship racer and former Corvette Racing driver Marcel Fassler will...

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2015 Champions crowned
Oct06

2015 Champions crowned

The Georgia Aquarium proved to be an appropriate backdrop as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship crown the 2015 series champions on Monday night. “We’ve been surrounded by sharks all season, so this is a very interesting setting,” said Joao Barbosa, who joined Christian Fittipaldi in repeating as Prototype (P) champions for Action Express Racing. Other series champions crowned at the event were Porsche North America’s...

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Porsche – the empire strikes back!
Oct03

Porsche – the empire strikes back!

After Michelin Alley posted a story on Friday night about Porsches woes in qualifying at Petit Le Mans, Porsche motorsport boss Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser tweeted in reply “The empire will strike back”. And strike back they did! Not only did Porsche win the GTLM championship with Patrick Pilet, they finished the season with victory in the GTLM class – but to go one step beyond – Pilet and Nick Tandy made...

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