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Ligier’s Revenge: United Autosports Leads Ligier Podium Sweep at Portimão

ORECA 07s have dominated the 2018 European Le Mans Series.  On Sunday (Oct. 28), Onroak Automotive struck back.  United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson claimed victory in the 4 Hours of Portimão in their Ligier JS P217-Gibson.  The French-built prototypes swept the podium in a wild race. “It was …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the …

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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

On Sunday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Cadillac shared by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi overcame significant overheating issues to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For 2018, the Cadillac DPi teams have new 5.5-liter engines, replacing last year’s 6.2-liter units.   Reliability was a question, and in …

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Filipe Albuquerque Sweeps Friday WeatherTech Roar Sessions

On Friday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque successfully swept the two WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar sessions at Daytona International Speedway.  In the two-hour afternoon session, Albuquerque’s best lap was 97.196 seconds (131.857 mph), seven-hundredths faster than his best lap in the morning. Unlike the morning session, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s …

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Filipe Albuquerque Leads Cadillac 1-2-3-4 in Roar Session No. 1

Last year, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s were the class of the field in Daytona.  The 2018 Roar Before the 24 started out in a similar fashion.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in the first session with a lap of 97.266 seconds (131.762 mph).  Pace-wise, Albuquerque’s lap was nearly …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two …

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Action Express Racing Announces 2018 Driver Lineup

On Thursday, Action Express Racing announced their drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  It will be a mix of familiar faces and new drivers for the veteran sports car team. In the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time will be Filipe Albuquerque, who currently drives with …

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United Autosports Wins ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone

United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque took the overall lead away from G-Drive Racing’s Ryo Hirakawa with two minutes remaining on the clock.  From there, Albuquerque pulled away to take the overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone by 6.339 seconds.  Teammates Hugo de Sadeleer and …

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