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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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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: Risi Ferrari
Feb07

Rolex 24 download: Risi Ferrari

Michelin Alley takes a deeper look at the GT Le Mans teams’ performances at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Risi Competizione Ferrari finished best of the rest behind the Fords and Corvettes. Risi Competizione Ferrari Car: Ferrari 488 GTE Drivers: 62-Alessandro Pier Guidi/Toni Vilander/James Calado/Davide Rigon 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona Started/Finished: 62-7th/5th Laps Led: 0 Fastest Laps: 1:44.008 (62-Calado, 1st) Recap: A top-five finish...

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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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Ford dominates, Corvette podiums at Rolex 24
Jan29

Ford dominates, Corvette podiums at Rolex 24

A pair of Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs turned in a dominant performance to claim the GT Le Mans class victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Despite competition from Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, and arch-rival Chevrolet Corvette teams in the factory dominated GTLM class, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon took the No. 67 Ford GT to an 11.166-second victory over...

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