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Porsche make history at Petit
Oct03

Porsche make history at Petit

Porsche North America pairing Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy made history at Petit Le Mans by leading a GTLM-class 1-2 overall result – defeating all the Prototype class machines despite huge downforce and horsepower shortcomings. Remarkably the BMW Z4 of John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and Jens Klingmann finished second overall – also in front of the entire prototype pack. The win by the Porsche squad was the first time a GT-based...

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Waiting on the weather at Petit
Oct03

Waiting on the weather at Petit

Can we get back underway at Petit Le Mans?  That is the big question everyone is asking with eyes to the sky as the rain falls at Road Atlanta. The race went red after five hours, 21 minutes with Sebastien Bourdais holding the race lead for Action Express Racing. “We talked a long bit about after Watkins Glen, with the weather there, and the importance of communicating with competitors,” Race Director, Beaux Barfield told...

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Porsche lead overall at half way
Oct03

Porsche lead overall at half way

Porsche has led a pack of GTLM spec cars which have been dominant in wet conditions through to the half way point of today’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Le Mans winner Nick Tandy pulled off a barnstorming opening stint to charge through from the rear of the grid – not only passing all the GTD class cars but charging through to the class lead. Once championship leader Patrick Pilet climbed aboard, he gradually worked his...

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Ready to race in the rain
Oct03

Ready to race in the rain

The morning warm-up is run and done and now teams face a long day ahead at Petit Le Mans with damp weather the order of the day. Nick Tandy may have been sent to the back of the grid for a ride height infringement on his No.911 Porsche yesterday but the British Le Mans winner was on the pace this morning – leading the overall times. Mike Rockenfeller was second fastest for the VisitFlorida.com squad but six of the top nine were...

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GTLM title race crunch time
Oct03

GTLM title race crunch time

It has been a dramatic year of GTLM action as Porsche, BMW, Corvette and Ferrari have done battle over nine rounds in 2015. Now the title is on the line in the 10th and final round. Early season driver shuffling by the German marque between its TUDOR and FIA WEC programs has resulted in Frenchman Patrick Pilet standing alone as the points leader entering the Petit Le Mans. Three wins a row at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road...

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