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IMSA: Belle Isle – Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette wins, Viper tops GT Daytona

Photo: Brian Cleary / www.bcpix.com Eric Curran and Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) came into the race with the lead in Prototype driver points (121), ahead of teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5, -3), and Marc Goosens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Corvette DP, -4). The #5 started on pole, followed by the #90. GT Le Mans had the weekend off, but GT Daytona came in with Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen  (#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488, 95) in the points lea...

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USCC: Virginia – Porsche 1-2 in GTLM, Ferrari tops GTD

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) led the GT Le Mans standings coming into Virginia International Raceway, 4 points ahead of Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE), and 5 points up on Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911 RSR). Pilet, however, had won the last two consecutive races. The #62 Risi Competitizione Ferrari 458 Italia (Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer) won at VIR each of the past two years and started third on the grid today, wit...

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USCC: Road America – Action Express and Porsche both take 1-2s

Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) led defending series champs Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) by 7 points coming into Road America, the first of four remaining races. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) led Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE) by just 2 points in GT Le Mans. Joey Hand (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) won overall pole with Earl Bamber (#912 Po...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Porsche, G-Drive, Ferrari top first practice

Photo: DR/Porsche Motorsport The #14 Porsche 919 Hybrid debuted at the top of the time sheets at Silverstone, Marc Leib setting a time of 1:44.042 in Free Practice 1. Loic Duval was second quickest in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (1:44.470). Toyota was two-tenths back, Anthony Davidson driving the #8 Toyota to a fast lap of 1:44.661. Roman Rusinov drove the #26 G-Drive Racing Morgan-Nissan to the top of LMP2 at 1:51.004, followed by Nicolas Minassian, #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 Nissan (1:51.743...

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USCC: 12 Hours of Sebring – Ganassi wins, Porsche tops GTs

Photo: IMSA.com   Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winners #5 Action Express (Corvette DP) took the pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring with Sebastien Bourdais behind the wheel. Alex Brundle qualified the OAK Racing Oreca-Nissan second. Michael Christensen topped GT LeMans (GTLM) qualifying in a Porsche North America 911 RSR. Dane Cameron won the GT Daytona (GTD) pole in a Turner Motorsport BMW Z4, but had to start from the pits following a timing violation. Bruno Junquiera led the Prototype Challe...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA – Jӧrg Bergmeister pre-race interview

I had a nice chat with Jӧrg, then took this photo as the next journalist got under way. On his first visit to Circuit of the Americas “It’s definitely a great facility. So far I’ve really enjoyed my stay. I enjoy the track and I think that the fan turnout will be good as well.”   …and driving the track itself “I usually prefer the quick parts and do here as well. I’m not a big fan of hairpins but I really like the roomier corners, ...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA – McNish, Conway, Senna take poles

Early LMP1/LMP2 qualifying for tomorrow’s FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was marked by contact between the Toyota Racing TS030 – Hybrid and the LMP2 Lotus T128. The Toyota left the track on its own with Sebastian Buemi behind the wheel with just over 9 min in the session. The No. 45 Oak Racing Morgan Nissan made contact with the wall in Turn 9. The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro, qualified by Allan McNish and Loic Duval, took the ...

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