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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

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For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje picked right up where he …

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

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Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with a lap early on at …

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Mazda Team Joest Picks Up From 2019, Tops ROAR Day No. 1

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Last year in Daytona, Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-Ps were the fastest cars in town during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.  On Friday (Jan. 3), they brought the speed once again as Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 133.787 mph to top the day. Session No. 1 In the morning test …

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Entry Lists: ROAR Before the 24

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This weekend, the 2020 racing season gets underway for IMSA teams with the annual ROAR Before the 24.  For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this is a mandatory teams for teams that plan on competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in three weeks.  There are 40 teams entered in this weekend’s ROAR, which would …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

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Rebellion Racing’s Norman Nato and Bruno Senna‘s fastest laps averaged out to 117.566 mph.  That was good enough Friday (Dec. 13) to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.  It is Rebellion Racing’s second straight overall pole. Nato and Senna’s average lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Heinricher Racing Continues Shank Partnership, Fields Alvaro Parente, Misha Goikhberg for 2020

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Heinricher Racing announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will continue their relationship with Meyer Shank Racing for a second straight year.  The team will not continue with their all-female driver lineup, though.  Replacing Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will be Alvaro Parente and Misha Goikhberg for the full season in the No. 57 Acura NSX …

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Starworks Motorsport Shifts To LMP2 in 2020

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Starworks Motorsport announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will move away from the GT Daytona class (seen above) and return to the prototype ranks in 2020.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it in at minimum the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2020.  The team hopes to add the three …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out at Dale Coyne Racing, Joins JDC-Miller Motorsports in 2020

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Sebastien Bourdais will be racing in a different series in the 2020 season. Dale Coyne Racing announced Friday (Nov. 22) that they have parted ways with the Frenchman. Bourdais competed for the team in 2011 and 2017, while seasons 2018 and 2019 were under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan banner. “I want to thank …

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GRT Grasser Racing Team Joins IMSA With Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen

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A part-time operation will go full-time in IMSA in 2020.  GRT Grasser Racing Team has partnered with GEAR Racing to field a No. 19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will team up for the full season in the GT Daytona class. GEAR stands for …

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