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Earl Bamber setting the GTLM pace
Jan11

Earl Bamber setting the GTLM pace

Prior to the start of the 2013 season, New Zealander Earl Bamber probably had little thought of competing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. After a stellar junior career and displays of speed in high powered single seaters in A1 Grand Prix and Superleague Formula, Bamber was living in Asia making a living as a driver coach. A late invitation to contest the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series led to championship success and an outing in the...

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Jordan Taylor fast again in prototypes
Jan11

Jordan Taylor fast again in prototypes

After winning the final race of the year with his brother Ricky and Max Angelelli at Petit Le Mans in 2014, Jordan Taylor has hit the ground running with the fastest time of the day in Saturday’s running at the “Roar before the 24” test at Daytona International Speedway. Taylor stopped the clocks at 1:39.181 aboard the Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP – outpacing 2014 Rolex 24 winners Action Express Racing....

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BMW and Ligier take turns at the front
Jan10

BMW and Ligier take turns at the front

For the fourth session of this weekend’s “Roar before the 24″ TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test at Daytona we had new faces running at the top of the timesheets with the No.60 Ligier-Honda of AJ Allmendinger and the  No.25 BMW of Dirk Werner setting the pace in the prototype and GTLM classes. For the second session in a row, the prototype field suffered a set-up with the DeltaWing unfortunately suffering a...

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Aston Martin continues strong pace
Jan10

Aston Martin continues strong pace

Aston Martin continued to show strong pace at Daytona International Raceway this morning with Darren Turner topping the GT Le Mans times at the “Roar before the 24”. Turner stopped the clocks at 1:44.476, topping early pacesetter Jan Magnussen in the No.3 Corvette. Turner’s time was marginally slower than teammate Pedro Lamy’s best GTLM time of the day from yesterday at 1:44.414. Ferrari were third and fourth...

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Joey Hand tops prototype times
Jan09

Joey Hand tops prototype times

Joey Hand may have been a part time guy in the US sportscar scene in recent years as he did battle with the touring car greats in the DTM in Germany but the Californian wasted no time getting up to speed at Daytona today. Hand was second fastest in the morning for Chip Ganassi Racing and went one better in the afternoon to set the fastest time and mark the No.01 Ford EcoBoost-powered machine as the car to watch at the “Roar...

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Ford: What a difference a year makes
Jan09

Ford: What a difference a year makes

At last year’s “Roar before the 24” Chip Ganassi Racing packed up early before the second day was complete and headed back to it’s Indianapolis base. Twelve months later the Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley prototypes topped the timesheets in the opening session at Daytona International Speedway with IndyCar ace Scott Dixon topped the timesheet. Dixon stopped the clocks at 1:39.406 with new recruit Joey Hand second...

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