Tag Archives: Laurens Vanthoor

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor Fastest in Early WeatherTech Practice

Weather has played a substantial role in practice Thursday (Jan. 23) for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams in Daytona.  Both sessions saw rain fall.  However, there was enough dry running in the second session to allow Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor to set the quick time of the day at …

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Laurens Vanthoor Wins Michelin GT Challenge At VIR Pole

VIRginia International Raceway often brings changeable conditions and Saturday (Aug. 24) was no exception.  Porsche GT Team’s Laurens Vanthoor managed to keep himself on the track and scored the pole for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 116.983 mph. “It wasn’t very easy because the track …

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Laurens Vanthoor Sets Lime Rock Track Record, Claims Northeast Grand Prix Pole

Porsche GT Team continued their domination of the speed charts Saturday morning (July 20) as Laurens Vanthoor claimed the overall pole for today’s Northeast Grand Prix.  Vanthoor’s lap at 108.001 mph is a track record for GT Le Mans-class teams. “I think [the car] is very good,” Vanthoor told Frontstretch …

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Mazda Team Joest Takes 2nd Straight 1-2 Finish At CTMP

Last Sunday, Mazda Team Joest claimed their maiden victory at Watkins Glen.  This Sunday (July 7) saw the No. 77 of Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez pass their teammates on their final pit stop.  From there, Jarvis led their teammates home to win the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were greeted with rain and mud.  Naturally, this cut down on actual lapping in practice.  Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall with a lap at 92.207 mph. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. …

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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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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has …

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