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Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ryo Hirakawa passes the Mulsanne Kink during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 6/12/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday.

Mazda’s Harry Tincknell Quickest in Road Atlanta WeatherTech Practices

Harry Tincknell during Practice No. 2 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 2.54-mile course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Thursday (Nov. 11) for three scheduled practice sessions.  At the end of the day, Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest with a lap at 131.842 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session held under gray …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in 12 Hours of Sebring Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Nov. 12) at Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 125.272 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with a lap at 123.116 mph in his Acura ARX-05.  Castroneves’ …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

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The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia Claim Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix Victory

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was able to take the overall lead away from BMW Team RLL’s John Edwards exiting the infield with 25 minutes to go Saturday night (Oct. 10) at a very wet Charlotte Motor Speedway. From there, Garcia was able to hold on through a late restart to claim victory in the Motul …

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Entry List: Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday night will see the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes tackle Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL for 100 minutes of racing.  It will be the first major sports car race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since the American Le Mans Series raced there in 2000.  A season-low 18 cars are entered to take the green flag. …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, there were originally 27 teams entered.  However, recent moves have dropped this number to 24. Monday night, Porsche announced that all of their crewmembers and drivers that competed in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans would not be making the trip to Germany for this …

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Frederic Makowiecki Wins Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Porsche GT Team showed superior pace in the dry Friday morning and that pace continued in qualifying.  Frederic Makowiecki won the pole for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.264 mph, a new track record for the GT Le Mans class. For Makowiecki, he’s actually not the most knowledgeable driver about …

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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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