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Westbrook swims to Petit pole
Oct02

Westbrook swims to Petit pole

Richard Westbrook may be leading the 2015 prototype points battle but today the Brit scored his first pole of the year for VisitFlorida.com Racing – suitably conquering conditions which were more akin to a swim at a Florida beach. Steady rain has left the Road Atlanta track damp for most of the day and the prototype teams actually struggled for much of their session to beat the time of GTLM pole sitter Earl Bamber. Westbrook...

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BMW is back in 2016
Oct02

BMW is back in 2016

BMW has confirmed it will return to IMSA competition in 2016 with the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-spec M6. While the BMW M6 GT3 will contest race events and series with FIA GT3 regulations as of next season, BMW Motorsport is also working on a new challenger for the elite class of North American GT racing: the BMW M6 GTLM. The plan is to return for an eighth season with BMW Team RLL and field the newly developed racing car...

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The big decision: wets or slicks?
Oct02

The big decision: wets or slicks?

Teams faced a tough decision this morning at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – play it safe and use wets on a drying track or go for slicks and go for a time and risk damaging the car. While parts of the Road Atlanta circuit were dry, the back part of the circuit still had sections which were quite damp. In the Prototype class Joao Barbosa set the pace at 1:23.232 – around 6-7 seconds slower than the quick times from...

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Rainy night at Road Atlanta
Oct01

Rainy night at Road Atlanta

Rain wreaked havoc on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship field for night practice at Petit Le Mans tonight with a torrential downpour restricting laps and sending the Michael Shank Racing crew into overdrive to try to repair their Ligier. Oz Negri had led the timesheets earlier in the day at Road Atlanta but John Pew lost control of the No.60 machine coming off the final turn and had a heavy impact with the pit wall –...

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CORE’s drive for five
Sep30

CORE’s drive for five

CORE autosport have had a virtual hammerlock on the Prototype Challenge Class championships since the early days of the single specification Pro-Am class. The team has already scored four consecutive team championships and team owner Jon Bennett and his talented sidekick Colin Braun enter the final round with a handy lead in this year’s title race. Launched in 2011 in the American Le Mans Series, Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo...

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