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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Driving Lineup

2020 Sebring IWSC Simon Trummer Car Courtesy of IMSA

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PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports confirmed their return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class on Tuesday (Dec. 15).  The team will field an ORECA 07-Gibson sponsored by Wynn’s (see below) in the race. 🚨 BREAKING NEWS .- PR1/Mathiasen reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup, Livery and sponsors. 📰 Press Release: https://t.co/5P98BqTWRQ#Go52 👊🏼 #WynnsRacing #WynnsUSA #Oreca …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in 12 Hours of Sebring Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Renger van der Zande Courtesy of IMSA

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Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Nov. 12) at Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 125.272 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with a lap at 123.116 mph in his Acura ARX-05.  Castroneves’ …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Renger van der Zande Scott Dixon Ryan Briscoe Champagne Spray Courtesy of IMSA

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The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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Filipe Albuquerque Quickest in Petit Le Mans Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Courtesy of IMSA

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So far, the Motul Petit Le Mans race weekend is looking a little like last year’s edition.  Action Express Racing dominated that weekend and they dominated the speed charts on Thursday (Oct. 15).  Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in practice with a lap at 132.081 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session Thursday, …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Ricky Taylor Filipe Albuquerque Start Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans would be the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With everything going on in 2020, it’s the third-to-last of the season and the penultimate race in the Michelin Endurance Cup.  31 teams will take to the 2.54-mile road course Saturday for 10 hours of racing. The DPi …

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G-Drive Racing Wins 4 Hours of Monza

2019 Monza ELMS Norman Nato Checkered Flag Jakob Ebrey Photography

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G-Drive Racing’s Norman Nato, Job van Uitert and Roman Rusinov claimed overall victory Sunday (May 12) in the 4 Hours of Monza, the second race of the European Le Mans Series season.  It is the team’s first victory since they rebranded their ORECA 07 chassis as the Aurus 01 (it’s a branding exercise as Aurus …

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Paul-Loup Chatin Claims Last-Minute Austria ELMS Pole

2018 Paul Ricard ELMS Paul Loup Chatin Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin won the overall pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of the Red Bull Racing at the absolute last minute Saturday (July 21).  Chatin’s lap of 121.884 mph gives IDEC Sport their second ELMS pole of the season and third overall. “I am really pleased.  The team did a …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

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TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was found to have tape on …

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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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Ben Hanley Earns Silverstone ELMS Pole for DragonSpeed

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

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Back in January, DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley was the fastest driver of all at the Roar Before the 24 in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Going back to Europe has not diminished his pace at all. On Saturday, Hanley won the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone with a lap of …

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