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Gabriele Piana Sets PWC GTS Track Record to Win St. Petersburg Pole

Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana continued his excellent form Saturday morning (March 10) in St. Petersburg, claiming the overall pole for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS Race No. 1.  Piana’s pole time was a track record 78.454 seconds (82.596 mph). Piana’s lap was nearly one-tenth of a second faster than …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Ian James Claim Utah GTS Victories

On Saturday, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista earned his third win of 2017 in the first GTS race of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Brazilian rookie led the race flag-to-flag in his No. 3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Baptista was quite pleased with his driving. “It was …

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Àlvaro Parente, Ian James Claim Sunday PWC Victories at Mid-Ohio

On Sunday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente earned himself a weekend sweep in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class.  As compared to Race No. 1, he did have to work a little harder, though. Parente was originally supposed to start from the pole, but earned a three-spot grid penalty for conduct …

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Adderly Fong, Ian James Claim Poles for PWC’s Saturday Road America Races

On Saturday morning, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong claimed the overall pole for today’s first race at Road America for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes.  Fong’s lap of 124.223 seconds (117.309 mph) was just .029 of a second faster than Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell. GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing’s …

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Rodrigo Baptista Gives Flying Lizard a Lime Rock GTS Sweep

From the second the red light went out during Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class, Flying Lizard Motorsport’s Rodrigo Baptista had the best car.  Starting in third, he blasted away the field on the start. BAM! @RBaptistaRacing goes right to the front! pic.twitter.com/XLebjUleEm …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims First PWC GTS Victory at Lime Rock

On Friday afternoon, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista took advantage of lapped traffic to get past Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James.  From there, Baptista held off a series of charges from James to claim his first career GTS victory by a mere .176 of a second. Afterwards, Baptista was quite …

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