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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Expands To 2 Cars For 2022

Mikkel Jensen during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports announced Thursday (Dec. 23) that they will expand to two full-time ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The No. 52 will defend their LMP2 championship with an unusual split driver lineup. For the four Michelin Endurance Cup races, the team will return with a similar …

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Loic Duval Quickest in Final Rolex 24 Practice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rebellion Racing Claims Lone Star Le Mans Pole

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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

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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

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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

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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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