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Tandy and Porsche show wet pace
Aug07

Tandy and Porsche show wet pace

  Overall Le Mans winner Nick Tandy showed his speed in the wet this afternoon at Road America by not only being the fastest man in the GTLM class, but recording the fastest time of the day overall. Both sessions were hit by rain at the classic Wisconsin circuit today but the entire GTLM class showed amazing pace – filling seven of the top ten spots on the timesheet and going faster than many prototype machines....

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Rainy days in Wisconsin
Aug07

Rainy days in Wisconsin

Heavy rain at Elkhart Lake’s Road America resulted in many teams leaving their cars in the paddock or turning only a handful of laps in the opening session of this weekend’s Road Race Showcase. The top two times were set by PC class cars with Connor Daly leading Colin Braun. Third fastest was the P2 machine Ozz Negri. Many of the GTLM cars didn’t go out to “play” in the wet. Both BMWs and the Risi...

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Risi ready to repeat history
Aug06

Risi ready to repeat history

If history is a teacher and reasonable predictor of the future, the competition and fans should have their eyes on the Risi Competizione team and drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer here at Road America. First – the history. Last year, after a disastrous start to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the ultra-successful Houston-based team led by team principal, Giuseppe Risi, regrouped. The team brought in Kaffer...

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Porsche prevails in GTLM
Jul12

Porsche prevails in GTLM

One month ago, Nick Tandy scored an overall victory for Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Tandy and co-driver Patrick Pilet stood on the top step of the podium at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park after dominating the GTLM class at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “It’s been 18 months since I won a race in this series,” said Tandy. “So it feels like there is a bit of momentum coming behind the Porsche.”...

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Taylor brothers shine at sunny CTMP
Jul12

Taylor brothers shine at sunny CTMP

Ricky and Jordan Taylor rebounded from a dismal wet weekend in the preceding round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to score their second victory of the season today under sunny skies at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. After crashing out of the race at Watkins Glen International, the racing siblings from Florida won the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix by a .477-second margin over Dane Cameron and Eric Curran in the No. 31 Action...

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