Race Weekend Central

Entry List: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action with all three of their classes for the first time in nearly a month.  35 teams are entered in Sunday’s sprint race at Road America in Wisconsin. In the Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Most notably, Jõao Barbosa is back in …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Risi Competizione Unveils 2-Car Rolex 24 Assault

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On Wednesday afternoon, Risi Competizione made it official that they will field two Ferraris in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.  The team’s GT Le Mans-class No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE will be joined by the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GT3 that will compete in the GT Daytona class. The GTE contender will …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins Rain, Fog-Plagued 6 Hours of Fuji

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Fuji Speedway has a long history of races completely ripped to shreds by weather conditions.  The first Grand Prix in 1976 is one example.  An abandoned JGTC (now SuperGT) race in 1998 that featured a horrific crash on the pace lap is another.  While Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji featured no injuries, the weather dictated …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Fastest in Road Atlanta Practice No. 2

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Team Penske did not take long to make an impression at Road Atlanta.  Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall in the second practice session Thursday for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta.  Montoya set a lap of 72.445 seconds (126.220 mph) to top the charts in the No. 6 ORECA 07-Gibson. Montoya’s lap …

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Porsche No. 2 Claims 4th Straight WEC Victory at COTA

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Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was a competitive affair.  The Toyotas, off the pace for much of the race weekend were able to take the fight to the Porsches.  However, the outcome of the race came down to team orders, as much as Porsche doesn’t want to admit it.  With less than …

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Porsche Claims 1-2 Finish in 6 Hours of the Nürburgring

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On Sunday afternoon, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 919 Hybrid shared by Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring.  The No. 1 Porsche made it a dominant one-two for Porsche. The four factory LMP1 entries were reduced at the front to three right at the …

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Action Express Racing Goes 1-2 in Rolex 24 Qualifying

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On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held qualifying for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  With teams not necessarily showing their full hand during the Roar Before the 24, it was unclear what everyone truly had.  However, when it was time for brass tacks, Action Express Racing came to play. Joao Barbosa won …

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