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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ana Beatriz Simon Trummer Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

2017 Lime Rock PWC Johnny OConnell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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Risi Competizione Out of Le Mans Due to Pierre Kaffer’s Crash

2017 Daytona IWSC Toni Vilander Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year, Risi Competizione finished second in GTE-Pro at Le Mans but was every bit as fast as the class winners.  In 2017, we’ll never know if that is true or not since the day ended for the team prior to the one-quarter mark. Pierre Kaffer, driving the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GTE (the car …

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Alvaro Parente Wins PWC GT Round 1 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock PWC Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, defending Pirelli World Challenge GT champion Alvaro Parente was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Mancinelli on lap 2.  The move, using the contrarian outside line at turn 4, gave the Portuguese racer the advantage.  From there, Parente pulled away to claim the victory by 10.135 seconds. Unlike Friday’s first GTS race, …

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Magnus Racing Confirms Pierre Kaffer, Spencer Pumpelly as Additional Drivers

2016 Lime Rock IWSC John Potter Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Magnus Racing completed their driver lineup for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season.  Previously, team owner John Potter announced a full-time GTA program for himself in the No. 44 Audi pictured above.  In the No. 4 Audi R8 LMS GT3 will be Pierre Kaffer for the vast majority of the season.  The exceptions …

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Alex Job Racing Signs Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler for 2017

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Alex Riberas Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, Alex Job Racing (AJR) announced that they will be switching from the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a new Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Driving the new Audi full-time will be longtime teammates and 2015 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona champions Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler. …

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Porsche Claims Le Mans Overall Pole, Ford Sweeps GTE-Pro Front Row

2016 Daytona IWSC Sebastien Bourdais Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there are three two-hour qualifying sessions over two days that helps to set the field for the 24-hour classic.  The timer for the sessions go on regardless of conditions.  Normally, the final session is when you see the fastest times.  That was not the case this year. Wednesday …

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