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G-Drive Racing Snags 4 Hours of Monza Victory

2018 Monza ELMS Roman Rusinov Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric Vergne claimed overall victory Sunday (May 13) in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza.  It is the second victory in as many weeks as the trio won the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley started …

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Entry List: 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeff Segal Car Credit Phil Allaway

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On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As per IMSA rules, all teams that planned on entering the Rolex 24 at Daytona had to participate in the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, there are no surprises in regards to the teams entered.  …

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Nathanaël Berthon Wins 4 Hours of Portimao Pole

2017 Portimao ELMS Fabien Barthez Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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On Saturday, Panis Barthez Competition’s Nathanaël Berthon claimed the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the first-ever pole position for the Ligier JS P217-Gibson package.  The previous five ELMS pole positions had all been won by ORECA 07-Gibsons and the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP2 is nearly …

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Porsche Claims LMP1, GTE-Pro Poles at 6 Hours of Fuji

2017 Fuji WEC Richard Lietz Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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On Saturday, Porsche LMP Team’s Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley turned in an average lap time of 95.160 seconds (107.451 mph) to put the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid on the overall pole for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  Despite the wet conditions, the times were extremely close.  The No. 2 beat their sister car …

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GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert Wins Pole for ELMS 4 Hours of Monza

2017 Monza ELMS Enzo Guibbert Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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On Saturday, GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert won the pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Guibbert’s lap of 96.526 seconds (134.264 mph) around the 3.6-mile Autodromo Nazionale Monza was a little more than a tenth of a second faster than DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre in a similar ORECA 07. Another …

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Toyota Overcomes Pit Strategy to Win 6 Hours of Silverstone

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

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On Sunday at Silverstone Circuit, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Sébastien Buemi barged his way past Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley with 13 minutes to go.  From there, Buemi pulled away from the young Porsche racer to take the overall victory in the season opening 6 Hours of Silverstone. Afterwards, Buemi was overjoyed. “I’m really happy.  It’s …

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