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Fighting fatigue key to finishing Rolex
Jan28

Fighting fatigue key to finishing Rolex

This year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona is entering its final three hours. Consider a standard IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is less than that – only two hours and 40 minutes- and consider that with that distance still to go at Daytona, you have already been racing for 21 hours and 20 minutes. How do you find that last little bit to be amped up most, when the race is reaching its zenith and its greatest level of...

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Ford dominates Rolex 24 first six hours
Jan27

Ford dominates Rolex 24 first six hours

This year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona is past the one-quarter mark, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing having dominated the majority of the race with its No. 66 Ford GT. Although Jan Magnussen secured the pole position in his No. 3 Corvette C7.R, both the No. 66 and No. 67 Fords moved past early and have largely controlled the race in the GT Le Mans class. Joey Hand shares the No. 66 car with Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, and the trio...

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Surviving the night key part of Rolex 24
Jan27

Surviving the night key part of Rolex 24

One of the greatest challenges about the Rolex 24 at Daytona is that a majority of it takes place at night. Compared to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, of which more than 16 hours takes place during daylight hours, Daytona offers less than 11 hours of daylight. We're just under 24 hours away from #Rolex24! And at @DISupdates, the amount of daylight time is far less than Le Mans. pic.twitter.com/4dAnEJd16h — Michelin Alley...

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Welcome to Rolex 24 race day
Jan27

Welcome to Rolex 24 race day

Race day has dawned at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where 50 cars in three classes will be vying for victory in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Within the GT Le Mans class, Michelin will be represented by nine cars from five technical partner teams: two apiece from Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Porsche GT Team and BMW Team RLL, and a single Risi Competizione Ferrari. Meanwhile there...

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Rolex 24 GTLM team practice recap
Jan26

Rolex 24 GTLM team practice recap

With all four practice sessions and qualifying in the books for this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class is looking almost identical to last year: wide open. Four of the five marques entered had a fair shake at the class honors and Rolex watch that goes with it, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ultimately prevailing over rivals from Porsche GT Team, Risi Competizione Ferrari and...

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