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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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Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona
Jan30

Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona

With nearly 10 hours of the race run in wet conditions, tire performance was critical and the Michelin GTLM wet tires delivered. But these Michelin wet tires were not the exotic, highly proprietary wet tires used in winning the overall race at Petit Le Mans in 2015 (and the overall race pole at the 2016 Rolex 24), but rather, the Michelin “customer racing” wet tires that club and vintage racers can buy! “Our Michelin ‘customer racing’...

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Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin
Jan29

Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin

The 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, threw an endless array of challenges at the stellar field, but Michelin and its technical partner teams met every challenge. After starting from positions 18-28 in the 55 car field, the Michelin-fitted GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entries from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Risi Competizione Ferrari, Porsche GT Team, and Ford...

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18 hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan29

18 hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona

The GTLM battle of the brands was stepping into high gear after 18 hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona with three different marques filling the top three spots at the 3/4 race distance mark. The new Porsche continued to be a strong contender through the night in wet conditions with the No.911 Porsche of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Fred Makowiecki  holding the top spot. Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastian Bourdais’s Ford was in...

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12 hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan29

12 hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona

Defending race champions ESM suffered heartbreak just before half way through today’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with the race leading No.22 headed to the garage after contact. Heavy rain and cold temperature had the No.22 Nissan Onroak DPi struggle to get heat into its tires when Brendon Hartley exited the pits on new rubber. After almost running ride at both hairpins in the infield, Hartley suffered a “wiggle” coming on...

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