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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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Formula E lands ABB as new title sponsor
Jan09

Formula E lands ABB as new title sponsor

The FIA Formula E Championship has added a new title sponsor in its fourth season, ahead of the second race weekend of the 2017-’18 campaign in Marrakesh, Morocco. ABB Group is a global pioneering technology leader that focuses on industrial digitalization and electric mobility, and has linked up with the electric open-wheel series as part of a multi-year deal. What’s somewhat fascinating here is that this marks the first...

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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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The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar
Jan05

The 2018 IMSA season is ready to Roar

Welcome back to the 2018 season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, as the year begins with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test occurring this first weekend of January. For drivers and teams, it’s the first official chance to get reacquainted at a race track since last October’s Motul Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta. The dreams of winning a new Rolex watch begin the quest for either or both of a...

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Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters
Dec03

Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters

Sam Bird and Felix Rosenqvist have drawn first blood in the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Season by taking wins in the season-opening Hong Kong doubleheader. Bird’s victory for DS Virgin Racing came after a red flag period early in the race, and a botched pit stop, which resulted in a drive-through penalty, for the British driver. However, by the time the penalty was assessed, Bird had built up enough of a gap to maintain his lead...

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