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Bill Auberlen Quickest in Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

Dillon Machavern at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (March 18) with a lap at 102.937 mph.  Despite the quick pace, Auberlen’s lap was still a half-second off of his own track record, set in 2019. Practice No. 1 Michelin Pilot Challenge teams first got out on track Wednesday afternoon for …

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AWA Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona From Pole

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Orey Fidani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Friday (Jan. 29) was a very competitive race.  Andrew Wojteczko Autosport (AWA) chose to make their final pit stop on the restart after the fifth full course caution.  Kuno Wittmer ran hard to get past everyone as they made their final pit stops under green.  Wittmer was able to …

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Kuno Wittmer Defends Daytona Pilot Challenge Pole, Track Records Fall

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer managed to break his own track record Thursday afternoon (Jan. 28) to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona with a lap at 113.644 mph.  Given the fact that AWA sat out the remainder of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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Kuno Wittmer Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Pole

2020 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The track surface finally dried enough Thursday afternoon (Jan. 23) for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams to put on slicks and go out for qualifying.  The times tumbled quickly.  When all was done, Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer claimed the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona in his McLaren 570S GT4 with a …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Compass Racing’s Paul Holton, Kuno Wittmer Win BMW Endurance Challenge

2019 Daytona IMPC Paul Holton Kuno Wittmer Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The McLaren 570S GT4 has been the car to have all week in Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday (Jan. 25) was no different.  Paul Holton and Kuno Wittmer started from pole, led early and often, then recovered from a penalty to take the overall victory. …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of Central Florida early Thursday morning, …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Unlike IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, attendance for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams was not mandatory at the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the entry list has increased from 40 teams to 49 for the race. The Grand Sport class has 35 entries, one of the largest for the class in recent memory.  A …

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Winward Racing’s Damien Faulkner Quickest in CTSC Mid-Ohio Practice

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Much like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams also had to deal with quirky weather conditions on Friday at Mid-Ohio.  Before the rains came, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner topped the charts. Practice No. 1 Faulkner’s best time in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 was 88.762 seconds (91.580 mph).  That …

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