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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered …

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Nicolas Lapierre, Olivier Pla Join Tequila Patron ESM for 2018 Enduros

On Tuesday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced their endurance drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Regular drivers Ryan Dalziel, Pipo Derani, Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek will be joined by Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Pla.  The team has not made specific car assignments as of yet for …

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André Lotterer, Jose Maria Lopez Top Wet WEC Fuji Practices

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). …

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Olivier Pla Quickest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Rain Practice

In the third practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Olivier Pla was quickest with a lap of 108.566 seconds (112.742 mph). His lap was nearly 20 seconds slower than the fastest lap of the weekend that Pipo Derani set on Friday. There was a …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

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 …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Signs Olivier Pla for Watkins Glen

On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that Olivier Pla will drive the team’s No. 52 Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Pla will join José Gutierrez in the sole Ligier.  The 35-year old Frenchman normally races a Ford GT in the FIA World Endurance Championship.  However, he …

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Action Express Racing Goes 1-2 in Rolex 24 Qualifying

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held qualifying for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  With teams not necessarily showing their full hand during the Roar Before the 24, it was unclear what everyone truly had.  However, when it was time for brass tacks, Action Express Racing came …

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Michael Shank Racing Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans

All week, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s No. 60 had been the class of the field.  Olivier Pla topped three of the four practice sessions.  Teammate Oswaldo Negri, Jr. topped the other one.  Pla put the car on pole a half-second clear of the field. Once the green fell, Pla …

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Olivier Pla Puts Michael Shank Racing on Petit Le Mans Pole

All weekend long, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s Ligier JS P2-HPD has been the class of the field.  The No. 60 had been on the top of the timesheets for all four practice sessions.  Qualifying changed absolutely nothing. Prototype: Ricky Taylor set the early pace while trying to get the …

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