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Loic Duval Quickest in Final Rolex 24 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Sebastien Bourdais Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Cadillac continued to show their pace Friday (Jan. 29) in Daytona.  JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Loic Duval was fastest overall in the final Rolex 24 practice session with a lap at 134.785 mph. Duval’s lap was 12-thousandths of a second faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen.  Mazda Motorsports’ Oliver Jarvis was third with Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Renger van der Zande Courtesy of IMSA

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Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

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In Saturday’s ROAR Before the 24 sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen was fastest overall with a lap at 134.323 mph in his Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Cadillacs have topped every WeatherTech on-track session for the first two days of the ROAR Before the 24. Session No. 3 After the early morning rain …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in Day No. 1 ROAR Testing

2021 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The all-star squad that Action Express Racing has assembled for Daytona has already proven to be fast.  Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall in the first day of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 134.464 mph set during the morning session in his Ally-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. …

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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Driving Lineup

2020 Sebring IWSC Simon Trummer Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

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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Rebellion Racing Claims Lone Star Le Mans Pole

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato combined Saturday (Feb. 22) to set an average lap speed at 114.632 mph. That average speed was more than good enough to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance …

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

2020 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 135.042 mph. Practice No. 1 …

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Starworks Motorsport Shifts To LMP2 in 2020

2019 Daytona IWSC Ezequiel Perez Companc Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Starworks Motorsport announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will move away from the GT Daytona class (seen above) and return to the prototype ranks in 2020.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it in at minimum the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2020.  The team hopes to add the three …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

In Sunday’s (Sep. 1) FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, Toyota GAZOO Racing claimed their sixth consecutive win when Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious.  The No. 8 Toyota was close behind to give Toyota a one-two finish. The Toyotas were up front early and often, combining to …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

2019 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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