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United Autosports Wins ELMS 4 Hours of Portimao

Jonathan Aberdein qualifying for the 4 Hours of Portimao, 10/23/2021 (Photo: ©JEP - WWW.JAKOBEBREY.COM)

(Photo: ©JEP - WWW.JAKOBEBREY.COM)

United Autosports’ Jonathan Aberdein, Tom Gamble and Phil Hanson claimed victory in the European Le Mans Series’ season-ending 4 Hours of Portimao at the Algarve International Circuit Sunday (Oct. 24).  It is the team’s first victory of 2021.  Team WRT’s Louis Deletraz, Robert Kubica and Yifei Ye claimed the LMP2 championship. “With the [early] red …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Overall Pole

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Team Penske may not have much experience with the current LMP2 formula, but that ultimately didn’t matter on Friday.  Helio Castroneves took the team’s ORECA 07-Gibson on track and laid down the best lap of the weekend to earn the overall pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Castroneves’ lap of 71.314 seconds (128.222 mph) …

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Sam Bird Completes Scuderia Corsa Lineup for Rolex 24

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Christina Nielsen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Scuderia Corsa filled out their driver lineup for this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona champions Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen will be back for the full season.  Matteo Cressoni announced his participation in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races via a now-deleted Instagram post …

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