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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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Colton Herta’s BMW appointment
Feb23

Colton Herta’s BMW appointment

Colton Herta, the 17-year-old son of past IndyCar and sports car driver Bryan Herta, has added a very cool opportunity to his plate. The younger Herta will become a part of BMW’s Junior driver program, and serve as BMW Team RLL test and reserve driver. He’s made his testing debut in the new BMW M8 GTE this week at Sebring. Herta turns 18 in March, and will pair his BMW commitments with his full-time drive in the Indy...

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IMSA set for Sebring test this week
Feb19

IMSA set for Sebring test this week

IMSA makes its first of three official 2018 trips to Sebring International Raceway this week, with the February open test. The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will test on Thursday and Friday this week in advance of next month’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The test isn’t mandatory, but this is a good chance for teams to see where they stack up against others at the treacherous circuit. Among Michelin technical...

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Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore announced
Oct06

Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore announced

The IMSA sanctioned, non-points, four-hour endurance race will feature LMP3, GT3, GT4 and TCR specification cars and all Pro-Am driver lineups. LMP3 chassis from all ACO-homologated manufacturers can partake in the race with the global Nissan-based V8 engine. GT3, GT4 and TCR homologated race cars from established operations in the United States will also be able to compete in the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore. In addition to the all...

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Superstar third drivers join Petit Le Mans lineups
Oct05

Superstar third drivers join Petit Le Mans lineups

With the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, being the 10-hour Petit Le Mans, teams have brought some of the best drivers in the world to fill out their driver lineups. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing have grabbed two top IndyCar drivers to join their team for the Atlanta classic. Four-time IndyCar champion, and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon joins Richard...

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