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Long Beach Coverage Recap

The second round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season from the streets of Long Beach, Calif. is in the books. Here is a coverage recap of the weekend from the staff. SATURDAY Long Beach race, podium shots Klaus Graf victory video LMP – Michelin, Muscle Milk, Aston Martin master Long Beach GT – BMW wins Long Beach, Corvette and Ferrari close behind Long Beach – Live Race Blog Long Beach – Final Pre-Race Notes...

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GT – BMW wins Long Beach, Corvette and Ferrari close behind

BMW has gotten its 2011 campaign off to a torrid start. After having just two wins in its first two years since returning to the American Le Mans Series, BMW is now 2-for-2 in the new season. Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller followed up their triumph from the 12 Hours of Sebring in their No. 56 BMW M3, with a win from pole position. The team fought back after losing ground early when their teammate pulled out in front of them and halted...

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Long Beach – Live Race Blog

Less than a half an hour remains in the race at Long Beach, with the first (and potentially last) round of pit stops in the books. The leading Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing Lola Aston Martin took a fresh set of Michelins, while adding fuel and changing drivers from Lucas Luhr to Klaus Graf. Dyson’s Lola Mazda didn’t take tires but only checked tire pressure. In GT, BMW continues to lead with the No. 56 car, now driven by...

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Lizards, Dyson lead Friday morning practice at Long Beach

Friday morning’s American Le Mans Series two-hour practice session also marked the first on-track session for all competitors at this week’s Long Beach Grand Prix. The GT field takes its turn in the spotlight this weekend with 14 of the 31 entrants, from six different car and four different tire manufacturers on display. Getting the early jump on the fastest time in class was Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard...

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The GT Fight … Race What You Sell

In a world of single spec series gone mad, imagine a competition where the world’s top manufacturers race their latest cars on a level playing field. Think Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette, BMW, and Jaguar each with multiple car teams based on real cars. Sounds cool, right? Now, add premier teams like Risi Competizione, Flying Lizard Motorsports, Corvette Racing (Pratt & Miller), Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Extreme Speed...

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