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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Pla’s …

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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in WeatherTech Final Practice at Michelin Raceway

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest overall in the final WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice of the 2019 season Friday (Oct. 11).  Nasr’s lap at 133.647 mph is the quickest lap of the weekend to this point. Nasr’s lap was six-tenths of a second faster than Acura Team …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 4 Hours of Silverstone Pole

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway combined to set an average lap speed at 137.454 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Silverstone, the 2019-20 season opener for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Kobayashi’s lap during his portion of the session was the only lap …

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Mike Conway Fastest in Both WEC Shanghai Free Practice Sessions

On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway put the No. 7 Toyota on the top of the timesheets in both 90 minute practice sessions at Shanghai Circuit.  Conway’s lap of 104.741 seconds (116.413 mph) was almost three-tenths of a second off of last years’ pole time. Free Practice No. 1 …

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

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 …

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