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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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Le Mans GTE-Pro wide open
Feb13

Le Mans GTE-Pro wide open

Five different manufacturers have won the last five GTE-Pro races at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That makes predicting this year’s race anyone’s guess. Porsche kicked off the run of parity with a dominant victory in 2013, in the first year with its previous generation Porsche 911 RSR. Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz and Romain Dumas’ win in this class set the stage for Porsche’s eventual return to overall glory in the...

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IMSA GTLM teams to tackle Le Mans
Feb09

IMSA GTLM teams to tackle Le Mans

As has been the case for several years, a handful of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams will run the 24 Hours of Le Mans. IMSA confirmed Friday following the release of the Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship entry lists that at least seven IMSA cars will be present at Le Mans. Michelin technical partner teams Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Porsche GT Team – via its CORE autosport North...

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Rolex 24 download: Corvette
Feb06

Rolex 24 download: Corvette

Michelin Alley takes a deeper look at the GT Le Mans teams’ performances at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Corvette Racing ran a flawless race of its own but could only muster third and fourth. Corvette Racing Car: Corvette C7.R Drivers: 3-Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Mike Rockenfeller, 4-Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fassler 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona Started/Finished: 3-Pole/3rd, 4-6th/4th Laps Led: 3 of 783 (4-3) Fastest Laps: 1:44.437...

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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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