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Rolex 24 at Daytona preview
Jan22

Rolex 24 at Daytona preview

Michelin heads into the Rolex 24 At Daytona, (January 27-28 on FOX, FS1 and FS2) the opening round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with two major objectives. The first objective is to help the Michelin technical partner teams from BMW Team RLL, Chevrolet Corvette, Risi Competizione Ferrari, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and Porsche GT Team perform at the highest possible level throughout the grueling 24 hour race. “We...

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BMW Team RLL 2018 preview
Jan20

BMW Team RLL 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Next up is BMW Team RLL, which has a lot of “new” in 2018 (note: new livery to be revealed next week).  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 2017 Points Finishes: 25-2nd Place, 24-7th Place...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Ford ends fastest at Roar test
Jan07

Ford ends fastest at Roar test

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team established the benchmark in pace for the GT Le Mans class at this weekend’s Roar before the 24 test, with its pair of Ford GTs entrenched at the top of the charts. Sunday witnessed the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship introduce a new element to the Roar weekend, with a morning qualifying session established for teams to run for the best pit and garage position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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Alexander Sims: BMW’s mustache man
Jan06

Alexander Sims: BMW’s mustache man

  BMW Team RLL is sporting a lot of new elements this IMSA season, with a new race car, two new full-season drivers and a new livery to be revealed before the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. What wasn’t expected as another new feature was BMW driver Alexander Sims showing up with a mustache on site for his media day photos and official press material for the season. The young Englishman, 29, is entering his second season with the BMW...

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