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Michelin to Serve as Official Tire of IMSA in 2019

On Wednesday morning, IMSA announced that France-based Michelin will become the sanctioning body’s official tire at the beginning of 2019, replacing Continental Tire.  As a result of the deal, teams running in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype and GT Daytona classes will be required to run Michelin rubber.  Teams in …

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Porsche Claims 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas Overall Pole

On Friday, Porsche LMP Team’s Neel Jani and Nick Tandy teamed up to claim the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Jani turned in the fastest lap of the weekend (104.656 seconds, 117.849 mph) during his time in the car.  Tandy was just as quick …

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Neel Jani Paces Thursday Practice at Circuit of the Americas

On Thursday, the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas opened up for two free practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Porsche put their stamp of approval on the opening sessions.  In the afternoon session, Neel Jani turned in a lap at 105.860 seconds (116.509 mph) …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma

This weekend, championships will be decided in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTSA classes at Sonoma Raceway.  In the case of GT, the Sprint title and the overall GT title is up for grabs. For the GT/GTA/GT Cup races, 21 cars are currently entered.  Outside of the …

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BMW Unveils New 2018 M8 GTE at International Motor Show

On Tuesday, BMW’s new M8 GTE made its public debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  The new factory designed and built racer will compete full-time in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018. BMW-Motorsport is very excited …

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CTSC ST Points Leader Jeff Mosing Out With L2 Compression Fracture

IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge ST co-points leader Jeff Mosing is done for 2017.  Murillo Racing recently announced that a routine medical checkup for Mosing uncovered a compression fracture of the L2 veterbrae.  The likely cause of the injury was a crash in an aborted IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge …

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Johannes van Overbeek Returns to ESM No. 22 in 2018

On Tuesday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced that they have re-signed Johannes van Overbeek to a new contract.  As a result, van Overbeek will continue to drive the No. 22 Nissan DPi alongside Pipo Derani in 2018. For van Overbeek, the move means that he will stay with the Scott …

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