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Michelin team up with Sportscar365.com
Jan04

Michelin team up with Sportscar365.com

Michelin has joined forces with Sportscar365.com for a new collaboration which will expand the web site’s coverage of the FIA World Endurance Championship and focus on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Michelin has become the presenting sponsor of Sportscar365’s WEC coverage – the championship where the French tire manufacture join forces with the likes of Porsche, Audi, Toyota, Ferrari and Aston Martin. A special “Michelin: Road to Le...

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Ford reveal IMSA line-up
Nov21

Ford reveal IMSA line-up

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced today the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Drivers Ryan Briscoe (Australia), Richard Westbrook (England), Dirk Müller (Germany) and Joey Hand (USA) have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs that will compete in the full IMSA WeatherTech schedule next year. The quartet were announced at Homestead...

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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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Porsche confirm 2016 return
Oct07

Porsche confirm 2016 return

Fresh from taking the clean sweep of championships in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and scoring an overall win at Petit Le Mans, Porsche has confirmed it will return for a factory assault in North America in 2016. The German manufacturer will do battle in the new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016 against Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and newcomer Ford. Porsche clinched the team’s, manufacturer’s and...

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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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