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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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On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex
Jan26

On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex

The kickoff to a new season of IMSA competition means a chance to bring everyone from various disciplines, series, countries and marques together at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA boasts an incredible 13 different marques racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, a number more than the marque involvement in the Formula 1 World Championship (four), NASCAR Cup Series (three) and IndyCar Series...

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Risi Competizione Ferrari 2018 preview
Jan21

Risi Competizione Ferrari 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 the Risi Competizione team, the lone privateer entry in class. RISI COMPETIZIONE FERRARI  Car: Ferrari 488 GTE Drivers: 62-Alessandro Pier Guidi/Toni Vilander/James Calado/Davide Rigon 2017 Points Finishes: 62-9th Place 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona Finishes: 62-3rd Place The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari...

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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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Final day of action at the Roar
Jan07

Final day of action at the Roar

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have their final chance to turn laps today at Daytona International Speedway as the Roar before the 24 test comes to a close. The traditional pre-season test provides an insight into the relative performance of teams, but with a caveat – who wants to show their complete form? In the five sessions so far, Ford has topped the times in four of the five sessions including last...

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