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Sebring test: Thursday nuts and bolts
Feb23

Sebring test: Thursday nuts and bolts

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ran for a full 10 hours on Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Teams ran a pair of four-hour sessions and one two-hour session at night. Here are a handful of notes, nuggets, nuts and bolts from the first day on-track. BMW’S NEW JUNIOR DRIVER BMW has added a new young talent to its roster. Colton Herta, who turns 18 in March, has joined BMW’s Junior driver program and will...

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Colton Herta’s BMW appointment
Feb23

Colton Herta’s BMW appointment

Colton Herta, the 17-year-old son of past IndyCar and sports car driver Bryan Herta, has added a very cool opportunity to his plate. The younger Herta will become a part of BMW’s Junior driver program, and serve as BMW Team RLL test and reserve driver. He’s made his testing debut in the new BMW M8 GTE this week at Sebring. Herta turns 18 in March, and will pair his BMW commitments with his full-time drive in the Indy...

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Introducing BMW’s Connor De Phillippi
Feb14

Introducing BMW’s Connor De Phillippi

BMW Team RLL features a lot of new elements in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The team runs a new car and has two new drivers in its full-season GT Le Mans class lineup. One of the new drivers is American Connor De Phillippi, who returns home to racing in the U.S. after five years away learning the sports car world in Europe. He shares the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE with Alexander Sims. De Phillippi, 25, is from San...

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Rolex 24 download: BMW
Feb08

Rolex 24 download: BMW

Michelin Alley takes a deeper look at the GT Le Mans teams’ performances at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. BMW Team RLL finished its debut race with both new M8 GTE cars. BMW Car: BMW M8 GTE Drivers: 24-John Edwards/Jesse Krohn/Nicky Catsburg/Augusto Farfus, 25-Alexander Sims/Connor De Phillippi/Bill Auberlen/Philipp Eng 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona Started/Finished: 24-9th/7th, 25-8th/9th Laps Led: 0 Fastest Laps: 1:45.022 (25-Eng, 8th),...

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Rolex 24 GTLM recap
Jan29

Rolex 24 GTLM recap

Most of the headlines in the immediate aftermath of the Rolex 24 at Daytona centered around Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, which dominated the race with a 1-2 finish in the GT Le Mans class. Elsewhere there were still plenty of stories in class. Here’s a look at the rest of the runners beyond Ford: CORVETTE RACING Corvette Racing finished third and fourth to kick off the team’s 20th professional sports car season of...

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