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Alegra Motorsports to PWC, Michael Christensen, Spencer Pumpelly to Drive

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On Thursday, Alegra Motorsports announced that they will move to Pirelli World Challenge full-time in 2018.  They will field the same No. 28 Porsche 911 GT3 R that competed full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.  Porsche factory racer Michael Christensen will drive full-time in both the Sprint and Sprint-X races.  For the …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

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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 the FIA World Endurance Championship …

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André Lotterer, Jose Maria Lopez Top Wet WEC Fuji Practices

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On Friday, on-track activity for the FIA World Endurance Championship got underway at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  As you can tell from the picture above, it was a bit dicey at times.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer was fastest overall, lapping the 2.8403-mile road course in 95.527 seconds (107.039 mph). Free Practice No. 1 Lotterer’s …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

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In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

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The entry list for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen has been by IMSA.  39 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four classes will battle on Watkins Glen International’s 3.37-mile long course. In Prototypes, Olivier Pla will be in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217-Gibson this weekend alongside José Gutierrez.  That …

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Mike Conway Fastest Overall In WEC Prologue Day No. 1

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This weekend is the Prologue, an open test session for all teams that have declared intentions to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship full-time in 2017.  27 cars are present at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for two days of testing on the ultra-fast 3.5996-mile road course. After the first day, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike …

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Entry List: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

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On Wednesday, IMSA released the provisional entry list for the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, round No. 3 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The race will see 35 cars from the Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes battle for 100 minutes on the streets of Long Beach, Calif. …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Earns Rolex 24 Victory Despite Late Contact

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In recent years, 24 hour endurance races have turned into sprint races.  Much of the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was not a sprint, but a test of endurance and traction.  Over half of the race was run in the rain.  However, once the track finally dried out, the action came to …

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