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Dane Train rolls on while Young Driver AMR makes a pit stop
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, February 20, 2017 - 06:52 PM
Le Mans News
Dane Train rolls on while Young Driver AMR makes a pit stop


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When the 2017 FIA Word Endurance Championship season will start on Easter weekend at Silverstone, the popular "Dane Train" Aston Martin Vantage GTE will defend it’s World Championship title in the GTE-Pro class, but with a small difference. While the car will continue in the FIA WEC with Aston Martin Racing, Young Driver AMR, the operation behind the #95 entry, will make a pit stop in 2017. Since 2010, Young Driver AMR campaigned Aston Martin racecars in various championships and took 16 victories and two World Championship titles in 90 races.



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Ferrari WEC Reaches Agreement with Alessandro Pier Guidi
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 07:48 AM
Le Mans News
Ferrari WEC Reaches Agreement with Alessandro Pier Guidi


Ferrari has reached a technical and racing agreement with Alessandro Pier Guidi. The Italian driver will compete in the 2017 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) pairing up with James Calado in the 488 GTE no. 51 managed on the track by the AF Corse team.


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IMSA News Roundup: 34 Entries Set for Sebring Test Next Week
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:30 PM
Feature Articles
IMSA News Roundup: 34 Entries Set for Sebring Test Next Week


Steven Cole Smith, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The next round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is America’s oldest professional sports car endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida set for Saturday, March 18.

And while IMSA competitors are still basking in the glory of a successful season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona last month, they’re also ready to get back to business. They’ll get that chance the end of next week in a two-day IMSA-sanctioned test at Sebring International Raceway on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24.

According to the entry list (attached) released today from IMSA, 34 cars are expected to participate in the test across the four classes. The Prototype class has a 10-car entry, including Rolex 24 winners Jordan and Ricky Taylor in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPI-V.R. The Taylor brothers will be joined by their new endurance racing teammate, Briton Alex Lynn, who replaces the newly retired Max Angelelli. Of course, retired NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon also was part of the Daytona-winning lineup.


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IMSA Announces Additional Updates To 2017 FOX Sports Television Package
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 08:29 AM
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IMSA Announces Additional Updates To 2017 FOX Sports Television Package


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2017) - On the heels of a successful 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona, IMSA and FOX Sports announced additional television coverage and schedule updates for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and also released the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge television schedule. In addition, IMSA and FOX Sports announced that the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda will have FS2 television coverage throughout the 2017 season.

"Our partnership with FOX Sports continues to pay dividends," said IMSA Vice President, Marketing, David Pettit. "Between the additional improvements we’ve made to the WeatherTech Championship television schedule, the continuation of a strong FS1 package for the Continental Tire Challenge and the introduction of FS2 coverage for IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, we head into the 2017 season in an extremely strong position from a domestic television perspective."


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Beechdean AMR to Defend ELMS title with Howard, Turner and Gunn
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 06:42 PM
Le Mans News
Beechdean AMR to Defend ELMS title with Howard, Turner and Gunn


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Reigning European Le Mans Series (ELMS) GTE Champions Beechdean Aston Martin Racing have announced they will return to the championship in an updated factory Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GTE car in 2017 with Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Ross Gunn.

Andrew Howard, Beechdean AMR team owner and driver, will be teaming back up with Aston Martin Racing Veteran Darren Turner. Howard and Turner, together with Alex Macdowall in 2016, took two race victories in their debut ELMS season on their way to championship victory.

The experienced duo will be joined in the #99 car by Aston Martin Racing Factory driver Ross Gunn. Gunn, 20, will continue with the Beechdean AMR squad for a third successive year, making his ELMS race debut at Silverstone in April.


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IMSA Realizing Unprecedented Positive Results On And Off The Race Track Following Successful Rolex 24 At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:10 AM
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IMSA Realizing Unprecedented Positive Results On And Off The Race Track Following Successful Rolex 24 At Daytona


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The 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona likely will be remembered as a watershed moment in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship history.

On the racetrack, the event saw the competition debut of 12 brand-new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and LM P2 race cars in the series’ top Prototype class, as well as a new car from Porsche in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and the WeatherTech Championship debut for Mercedes-AMG, Lexus and Acura in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.

In total, 14 manufacturers participated in the Rolex 24, and the margin of victory was under a second in the P and GTD classes, and less than three seconds in GTLM at the end of a grueling 24 hours of competition in sometimes extremely difficult weather conditions. Five cars, representing three different manufacturers or constructors led the race in the Prototype class. Ten different cars led the race in GTLM and 15 different cars led in GTD, including each of the aforementioned newcomers.


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IMSA Notebook: Two Drivers Break Record for Youngest Rolex 24 Winner
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:08 AM
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IMSA Notebook: Two Drivers Break Record for Youngest Rolex 24 Winner


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When the checkered flag dropped on Sunday afternoon after the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona, two drivers found themselves breaking a race record that dates back more than 30 years.

Michael de Quesada, co-driver of the No. 28 Alegra Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, and Patricio O’Ward, in the No. 38 Performance Tech ORECA FLM09, won in GT Daytona and Prototype Challenge, respectively. De Quesada is 17 years, 63 days old, while O’Ward is 17 years, 239 days old, and both smashed the record for the youngest driver to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

"It’s incredible," said de Quesada. "I was there in 2007 when my dad (Carlos de Quesada) won, and since then have dreamed about winning myself. It was the 10-year anniversary since my dad’s first win, which makes it even more special. The dream kept going because I was in a Porsche also, plus doing it with incredible guys like Daniel (Morad), Jesse (Lazare), Mike (Christensen) and my dad was amazing."


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Cefc Manor Trs Racing To Race In The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:04 AM
Le Mans News
Cefc Manor Trs Racing To Race In The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship


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Manor are delighted to announce that they will race in the 2017 World Endurance Championship and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans under the new Chinese banner CEFC MANOR TRS RACING.

Chinese company Talent Racing Sports (TRS) and Manor will work closely together to create a competitive Chinese team in WEC. TRS originally supported Team China Racing in the FIA Formula E Championship in 2014, before expanding its involvement into the World Endurance Championship with CEFC-BaXi DC Racing Alpine in 2016. The deal marks the second year of involvement in WEC for China CEFC Energy Company Limited (CEFC), Baxi Ice Cream and TRS. CEFC MANOR TRS RACING will race with two ORECA 07 Gibsons in the 2017 Championship.


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Greaves 3D Engineering will be at WEC, ELMS Monza tests and 24 Heures du Mans 2017
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:03 AM
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Greaves 3D Engineering will be at WEC, ELMS Monza tests and 24 Heures du Mans 2017


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Greaves 3D Engineering, G3D has an extensive range of high quality pit equipment products designed for endurance racing and specific products for the 24 Heures du Mans.

G3D will provide technical sales support at the Monza test for both WEC and ELMS together with the official 24 Heures du Mans test and race week.


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ByKOLLES Racing signs Robert Kubica and Oliver Webb for 2017 Endurance season
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:02 AM
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ByKOLLES Racing signs Robert Kubica and Oliver Webb for 2017 Endurance season


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ByKOLLES Racing will start the 2017 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a well-known driver. Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica (32/POL) will take turns in driving the CLM P1/01 Nismo together with Brit Oliver Webb (25). The third driver for the FIA WEC races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours 2017, will be announced at a later stage. Oliver Webb is known to the private LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing from his commitments during last season. After many good results in Formula One and several years in Rally, Robert Kubica will return to circuit racing and make his debut in Le Mans in June.

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Sports Car News Archive
· Dane Train rolls on while Young Driver AMR makes a pit stop (Feb 20, 2017)
· Ferrari WEC Reaches Agreement with Alessandro Pier Guidi (Feb 19, 2017)
· IMSA News Roundup: 34 Entries Set for Sebring Test Next Week (Feb 15, 2017)
· IMSA Announces Additional Updates To 2017 FOX Sports Television Package (Feb 11, 2017)
· Beechdean AMR to Defend ELMS title with Howard, Turner and Gunn (Feb 06, 2017)
· IMSA Realizing Unprecedented Positive Results On And Off The Race Track Following Successful Rolex 24 At Daytona (Feb 03, 2017)
· IMSA Notebook: Two Drivers Break Record for Youngest Rolex 24 Winner (Feb 03, 2017)
· Cefc Manor Trs Racing To Race In The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (Feb 03, 2017)
· Greaves 3D Engineering will be at WEC, ELMS Monza tests and 24 Heures du Mans 2017 (Feb 03, 2017)
· ByKOLLES Racing signs Robert Kubica and Oliver Webb for 2017 Endurance season (Feb 03, 2017)
· Full Squad of Ford GTs to Compete at 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (Feb 03, 2017)
· Aston Martin Racing Confirms Driver Line-Up For 2017 Campaign (Feb 03, 2017)
· Record Entries Set For 2017 Pirelli World Challenge With New USAC Online System (Feb 02, 2017)
· Motul Signs On as Title Sponsor of Petit Le Mans (Feb 01, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: ECR Engines Finishes 1-2 in IMSA Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona (Jan 31, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Mission Accomplished, Ford GT Wins 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona! (Jan 30, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Cadillac Scores Epic Rolex 24 At Daytona Win with Taylors, Gordon, Angelelli (Jan 29, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Ford GT Wins Rolex 24 At Daytona with Ganassi, Young Porsche Racers Score in GTD (Jan 29, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: No. 10 Cadillac DPi Leads After 18 Hours In 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 29, 2017)
· Gordon Gets Acquainted with Racing in the Rain in Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 29, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24 Preview: Cadillac Prototype On Pole For Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 28, 2017)
· BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona Delivers Surprises All Around (Jan 28, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Friday IMSA News and Notes (Jan 28, 2017)
· Martin Puts New Ford Mustang on Pole for Continental Tire Challenge Daytona Opener (Jan 27, 2017)
· Cadillac DPi-V.Rs Sweep Front Row for Rolex 24 As Barbosa Takes Pole (Jan 27, 2017)
· Ford, Ferrari Take GT Class Poles for Rolex 24 At Daytona Thanks to Hand, Pier Guidi (Jan 27, 2017)
· IMSA Season Kicks Off This Weekend At Daytona With Unprecedented Manufacturer Participation (Jan 26, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Brandon Gdovic Joins DAC Motorsports Lineup for the 24 Hours of Daytona (Jan 26, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: PR1 Set for P2 Debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Jan 25, 2017)
· BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona Brings New Cars to Continental Tire Challenge (Jan 25, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Mark Ellis Appointed Technical Director of Advanced Engine Research (Jan 25, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Paralyzed Racer Michael Johnson, JDC-Miller Motorsports ready for Daytona, 2017 Season (Jan 25, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: ByKOLLES Racing to start the 2017 Endurance season with new power and numerous updates (Jan 25, 2017)
· Defending IMSA Prototype champs looking for first Rolex win (Jan 25, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Aston Martin Racing set for Rolex 24 at Daytona (Jan 25, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Risi Competizione Seeks To Return To Winning Ways For 55th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 25, 2017)
· Anticipation of New Era For IMSA Prototypes Provides Incredible Excitement and Intrigue (Jan 24, 2017)
· Memo Gidley To Make Highly Anticipated Return To Daytona (Jan 24, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: From Dubai to Daytona - GRT Grasser Racing (Jan 24, 2017)
· K-PAX Racing Brings Notable Lineup to Defend Pirelli World Challenge Titles; Parente, Sellers & Hedlund set to drive in 2017 (Jan 24, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Defending Champion Oliver Gavin Aiming High On Return To Rolex 24h (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Tincknell Relishing Daytona Debut With Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: By Speed Factory Well Prepared For 3rd Season In ELMS (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ready to Take on Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 23, 2017)
· New Cars, Experienced Teams Make GT Class Favorites Tough to Predict in Rolex 24 (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Countdown To The Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Nicky Catsburg set for RLL GTLM debut at Daytona (Jan 23, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Mann, Rigon, Pier Guidi, Mediani and Mastronardi with Ferrari 488 (Jan 21, 2017)
· 2017 Daytona 24: Risi Competizione Rolex 24 At Daytona Preview (Jan 21, 2017)
· 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Testing is Underway with Jon Fogarty in the new GAINSCO Red Dragon Porsche (Jan 21, 2017)
· Columbus-area Teams Collaborate to Support Acura Motorsports Return to Racing in 2017 (Jan 19, 2017)
· Stage Set For Terrific Opening To 2017 WeatherTech Championship Season With 55 Cars Ready For 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 18, 2017)
· IMSA Competition Team Announces Personnel Moves As 2017 Season Begins (Jan 18, 2017)
· Flying Lizard Porsche Program Continues Development In Anticipation of 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Season with drivers Stacy and Baptista (Jan 17, 2017)
· Panoz Racing Announces Two-Car Pirelli World Challenge GTS Program in 2017 (Jan 13, 2017)
· Magnus Racing to enter Pirelli World Challenge with Full-Season, Two-Car GT Effort in 2017 (Jan 13, 2017)
· Montecalvo Completes Successful Test At The Roar With Alex Job Racing (Jan 12, 2017)
· Visit Florida Racing Tests Riley-Gibson At The Roar Before The 24 (Jan 11, 2017)
· Touring Car Ranks Producing Bigger Fields, Great Racing; Pirelli World Challenge Brings in New TC Machinery in 2017 (Jan 10, 2017)
· Kcmg Commence 2017 With Asian Le Mans Challenge At Buriram (Jan 10, 2017)
· Rebellion Racing Unveil Full 2017 FIA WEC Drivers Squad Julien Canal And David Heinemeier Hansson Join The Swiss Team (Jan 10, 2017)
· Defending IMSA Prototype champs looking for first Rolex win (Jan 10, 2017)
· 2017 Roar Before The Rolex 24 Sunday Notebook: DragonSpeed Speeds To Top Of Roar Prototype Chart (Jan 09, 2017)
· RECAP: Michael Shank Racing at the Roar Before the 24 Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jan 09, 2017)
· 2017 Roar Before The Rolex 24 Saturday Notebook: Jani Thriving On The High Banks Of Daytona International Speedway (Jan 08, 2017)
· Mazda Prototypes to Race Distinct Liveries in 2017 (Jan 07, 2017)
· RC Enerson to Complete Driver Line-Up for the Rolex 24 (Jan 05, 2017)
· Corvette Racing At Daytona: Roaring Toward Chance At Three Straight Wins (Jan 05, 2017)
· Scuderia Corsa Announces Driver Lineup for 24 Hours of Daytona (Jan 05, 2017)
· Michael Shank Racing Announces 2017 Acura NSX GT3 Driver Line Ups (Dec 21, 2016)
· Last Minute Phone Call Leads Brett Sandberg To GTS Pirelli World Championship (Dec 21, 2016)
· 3GT Racing Drivers Happy With Second Testing At Daytona (Dec 21, 2016)
· Rebellion Racing Confirm Two Car Effort In 2017 FIA WEC Prost, Beche, Piquet, Senna Confirmed (Dec 20, 2016)
· Chandhok Praises Tesla Model S After Electric GT Test (Dec 20, 2016)
· Visit Florida Racing Completes Testing At Daytona (Dec 16, 2016)
· Who is McLaren's Alvaro Parente? The Story Behind Parente, K-PAX Racing and McLaren GT Title Run (Dec 15, 2016)
· Jeff Gordon Back At Daytona, Testing New DPi Prototype In Advance of Rolex 24 (Dec 14, 2016)
· Core Adds Jonsson, Long To Rolex 24 Lineup (Dec 14, 2016)
· Corvette Racing Brings Back Rockenfeller, Fassler for Daytona (Dec 12, 2016)
· IMSA News Roundup: Dec. 8, 2016 (Dec 08, 2016)
· Oliver Gavin confirmed with Corvette Racing for the 2017 season (Dec 08, 2016)
· Full-Season Four Return to Corvette Racing for 2017 (Dec 08, 2016)
· Bad Luck Denies Larbre Competition Podium In Bahrain Season Finale (Dec 07, 2016)
· Enhancements Unveiled For 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (Dec 05, 2016)
· Action Express Finalizes 2017 IMSA Plans (Dec 02, 2016)
· BMW Art Car to Race in North America for First Time in 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona (Dec 01, 2016)
· Jeff Gordon to Drive New Cadillac DPI-V.R in Return to Rolex 24 At Daytona (Dec 01, 2016)
· Cadillac Confirms Daytona Prototype international to Debut in 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona (Nov 30, 2016)
· Continental Tire To Serve As Exclusive Tire Supplier for IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda (Nov 29, 2016)
· After Late Start in Auto Racing, Michael Mills Scores 2nd PWC Series Title (Nov 26, 2016)
· Alpine Celebrates Its World Titles (Nov 22, 2016)
· Rebellion Racing Ends 2016 FIA WEC On A High In Bahrain (Nov 20, 2016)
· Audi Says Goodbye With One-Two Victory (Nov 20, 2016)
· RGR Sport Finishes 2nd In Race And World Championship After Season Finale (Nov 20, 2016)
· Aston Martin Racing Seals World Championship Titles In Bahrain (Nov 20, 2016)
· WEC Bahrain: Audi Sport Quotes (Nov 20, 2016)
· WEC 6H Bahrain - Ferrari Qualifying Recap (Nov 19, 2016)
· Final Pole Position For Audi In Bahrain (Nov 19, 2016)
· RGR Sport To Start 4th For Season Finale In Bahrain (Nov 19, 2016)
· Porsche Unveils The Most Spectacular 911 Ever at the Los Angeles Auto Show (Nov 16, 2016)


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