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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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Ford ends fastest at Roar test
Jan07

Ford ends fastest at Roar test

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team established the benchmark in pace for the GT Le Mans class at this weekend’s Roar before the 24 test, with its pair of Ford GTs entrenched at the top of the charts. Sunday witnessed the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship introduce a new element to the Roar weekend, with a morning qualifying session established for teams to run for the best pit and garage position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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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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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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Halfway at Petit Le Mans
Oct07

Halfway at Petit Le Mans

The Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE leads the battle of the brands in the GTLM class in the 20th running of the Motul Petit Le Mans with Ferrari factory ace Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel. Fisichella drove around Porsche’s Dirk Werner on the most recent restart after Werner and the No. 911 crew grabbed the lead with some clever strategy. The team was fortunate enough to pit moments before a yellow flag came out. Kuno...

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