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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed the overall honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.  The driving trio claimed a two-lap victory over the No. 7 Toyota.  It is the second-ever victory at Le Mans for …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of …

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Jordan Taylor Tops Final Roar Before the 24 Session

On Sunday afternoon, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams filed out onto Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for one more 60-minute session.  Like the previous sessions, a Cadillac was on top.  This time, it was Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor who led the pack. Taylor posted a time of 96.757 …

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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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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

On Saturday night, Porsche unveiled their 2018 GTE plans at their annual Night of Champions gala in Weissach, Germany.  With the 919 Hybrid no longer racing, the company has recommitted itself to their GT roots. The “forward-engined” Porsche 911 RSR that debuted in 2017 will continue to compete full-time in …

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Renger van der Zande Fastest in Opening Road Atlanta Practice

On Thursday morning (Oct. 5), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s 39 entries took to the 2.54-mile road course at Road Atlanta for opening practice.  After 60 minutes of lapping, it was Visit Florida Racing’s Renger van der Zande who was fastest overall in his Ligier JS P217-Gibson. Van der Zande’s …

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Ford’s Dirk Müller Fastest in Lime Rock Practice No. 1

In opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller was fastest with a lap of 51.077 seconds (103.890 mph).  As is the norm in GT Le Mans, much of the class was clustered together. Müller’s lap was nearly two-tenths of a …

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