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Risi Ferrari was «struggling to outperform GTD cars»

Up against two-car factory teams from Corvette, Porsche and BMW in the GT Le Mans division, the Risi Ferrari shared by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra struggled for pace throughout the race, albeit kept on the lead lap by ca
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Risi Ferrari was «struggling to outperform GTD cars»

Up against two-car factory teams from Corvette, Porsche and BMW in the GT Le Mans division, the Risi Ferrari shared by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra struggled for pace throughout the race, albeit kept on the lead lap by caution periods.However, Calado was already over 30 seconds adrift of the class lead when he suffered a puncture on the banking in the ...Keep reading

Mostert: Rolex 24 victory “biggest win since Bathurst”

Mostert shared the GTLM class-winning RLL-run BMW M8 with John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Augusto Farfus. The event featured an often frantic duel with the two works Porsche 911s, that was only decided in the final hour of the race.“Incredible! The last feeli
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Mostert: Rolex 24 victory “biggest win since Bathurst”

Mostert shared the GTLM class-winning RLL-run BMW M8 with John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Augusto Farfus. The event featured an often frantic duel with the two works Porsche 911s, that was only decided in the final hour of the race.“Incredible! The last feeling I’ve had like this victory is winning Bathurst,” said Mostert. “I feel like I haven’t achieved winning a lot over the last few ...Keep reading

Busch enjoys Rolex 24 debut, but “too soon” to speak of return

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Busch finished ninth in the GTD class in an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3, but the team was never a factor in the battle at the front of the 18-car field. He completed four driving stints for more than six hours behind the wh
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Busch enjoys Rolex 24 debut, but “too soon” to speak of return

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Busch finished ninth in the GTD class in an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3, but the team was never a factor in the battle at the front of the 18-car field. He completed four driving stints for more than six hours behind the wheel in total, but brake issues delayed the car he shared with Jack Hawksworth, Parker Chase and Michael de Quesada.“There was a lot ...Keep reading

Newey thrilled by “fantastic” Daytona win on U.S. debut

Newey teamed with Ben Hanley, Colin Braun and Henrik Hedman in the DragonSpeed Oreca-Gibson and spent almost six hours behind the wheel. It was only the second 24-hour sportscar race of Newey’s career, having raced at Le Mans in 2018, and it was also his fi
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Newey thrilled by “fantastic” Daytona win on U.S. debut

Newey teamed with Ben Hanley, Colin Braun and Henrik Hedman in the DragonSpeed Oreca-Gibson and spent almost six hours behind the wheel. It was only the second 24-hour sportscar race of Newey’s career, having raced at Le Mans in 2018, and it was also his first ever race in America.The 21-year-old son of Formula 1 design genius Adrian Newey, whose March 83G design won the 1984 Daytona 24 ...Keep reading

Wayne Taylor: Rolex 24 success record should lead to Le Mans

Taylor’s Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R won the event by over a minute, despite a one-minute stop/hold penalty for passing the red light at the end of the pitlane, and a further setback with a power-steering issue, which caused Ryan Briscoe to ma
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Wayne Taylor: Rolex 24 success record should lead to Le Mans

Taylor’s Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R won the event by over a minute, despite a one-minute stop/hold penalty for passing the red light at the end of the pitlane, and a further setback with a power-steering issue, which caused Ryan Briscoe to make an unscheduled pass through the pits on Sunday morning.“It was really, really impressive,” Taylor said of his team’s achievement ...Keep reading

PMR scores Lamborghini’s third Rolex 24 GTD win in a row

His driver line-up of Andrea Caldarelli, Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis fought off stiff competition from fellow Lamborghini squad GRT Magnus – which included some fierce wheel-to-wheel racing between the two Huracans on Sunday morning – and
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PMR scores Lamborghini’s third Rolex 24 GTD win in a row

His driver line-up of Andrea Caldarelli, Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis fought off stiff competition from fellow Lamborghini squad GRT Magnus – which included some fierce wheel-to-wheel racing between the two Huracans on Sunday morning – and the WRT-run Audi squad.Factory Lamborghini driver Caldarelli was behind the wheel for the vital final hours, and brought the car home ...Keep reading

New Corvette C8.R “will be a winning machine”, says Garcia

The Corvette didn’t quite have the consistent pace of the newest version of the Porsche 911 RSR, nor the GT Le Mans class-winning BMW M8, but it was close enough to be contending for a podium finish due to an off-strategy plan. Indeed, the #3 C8.R’s faste
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New Corvette C8.R “will be a winning machine”, says Garcia

The Corvette didn’t quite have the consistent pace of the newest version of the Porsche 911 RSR, nor the GT Le Mans class-winning BMW M8, but it was close enough to be contending for a podium finish due to an off-strategy plan. Indeed, the #3 C8.R’s fastest lap, set by Jordan Taylor, was 0.2sec faster than the best effort from the quicker of the two Porsches.The #3 car’s primary problems ...Keep reading

Newest Renault junior completes Prema F3 line-up

Piastri took seven wins, four podiums and five pole positions for R-ace GP in 2019 to join a list of Eurocup champions which includes the likes of Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas and Lando Norris. Now Piastri will join the Prema team which wrapped up the teams
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Newest Renault junior completes Prema F3 line-up

Piastri took seven wins, four podiums and five pole positions for R-ace GP in 2019 to join a list of Eurocup champions which includes the likes of Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas and Lando Norris. Now Piastri will join the Prema team which wrapped up the teams’ championship four races early last year, with its three drivers locking out the top positions in the championship.Piastri has ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 24: Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac wins again!

Kobayashi steered the Konica Minolta #10 entry across the line 65sec ahead of the polesitting #77 Mazda RT24-P driven by Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Olivier Pla.The triumph keeps alive Cadillac’s 100 percent winning record in the classic IMSA WeatherTe
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Rolex 24, Hour 24: Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac wins again!

Kobayashi steered the Konica Minolta #10 entry across the line 65sec ahead of the polesitting #77 Mazda RT24-P driven by Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Olivier Pla.The triumph keeps alive Cadillac’s 100 percent winning record in the classic IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener. The 58th running of the event also saw a record distance completed due to only five caution ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 22: GTLM battle heating up, WTR retains lead

Following a pitstop at the 2hr-to-go mark, the #912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber has just wrested the GTLM class lead from the #24 Rahal Letterman Lanigan run BMW M8 which John Edwards had held before handing off to Jesse Krohn. However, the black Bimmer re
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Rolex 24, Hour 22: GTLM battle heating up, WTR retains lead

Following a pitstop at the 2hr-to-go mark, the #912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber has just wrested the GTLM class lead from the #24 Rahal Letterman Lanigan run BMW M8 which John Edwards had held before handing off to Jesse Krohn. However, the black Bimmer remains filling the 911 RSR’s mirrors.Just a dozen seconds back, Nick Tandy in the #911 Porsche has taken over from Matt Campbell and has ...Keep reading

Zarco: Lorenzo's Ducati wins «very positive for me»

The double Moto2 world champion signed a deal directly with Ducati to join the customer Avintia squad aboard a GP19 late last year, despite initially shunning the link and branding Avintia “not a top team”.Zarco endured a troubled half-season on the KTM l
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Zarco: Lorenzo's Ducati wins «very positive for me»

The double Moto2 world champion signed a deal directly with Ducati to join the customer Avintia squad aboard a GP19 late last year, despite initially shunning the link and branding Avintia “not a top team”.Zarco endured a troubled half-season on the KTM last year, which led him to terminating a two-year deal early before being dismissed outright after Misano and ending up on the LCR Honda ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 20: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads after WTR drama

The race’s fourth caution period was required just 10 minutes into the 19th hour as the #74 Riley Mercedes of Felipe Fraga, which had just had a new battery fitted after an electrical shutdown, ploughed off the track at the International Horseshoe. Onboard
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Rolex 24, Hour 20: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads after WTR drama

The race’s fourth caution period was required just 10 minutes into the 19th hour as the #74 Riley Mercedes of Felipe Fraga, which had just had a new battery fitted after an electrical shutdown, ploughed off the track at the International Horseshoe. Onboard replays suggested the car cut out again before Fraga locked up and went off, fortunately without hitting anything.That ended a ...Keep reading

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville wins season opener for Hyundai

Hyundai driver Neuville was in imperious form on Sunday, winning both stages in the first loop, and he maintained that dominance as he won the 18.41km La Bollene Vesubie - Peira Cava test, 1.4s ahead of the Toyota Yaris of Ogier.It looked like Ogier was goin
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Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville wins season opener for Hyundai

Hyundai driver Neuville was in imperious form on Sunday, winning both stages in the first loop, and he maintained that dominance as he won the 18.41km La Bollene Vesubie - Peira Cava test, 1.4s ahead of the Toyota Yaris of Ogier.It looked like Ogier was going to win the Wolf Power Stage, but Neuville matched Ogier’s time to take the stage win by a few hundredths of a second, meaning the ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 18: WTR lead grows further by sunrise

Sunrise at Daytona International Speedway coincided with the news that the current green-flag period is the longest in Rolex 24 history, surpassing the previous record of 245 laps established in 2018. The lack of cautions also means the distance record of 80
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Rolex 24, Hour 18: WTR lead grows further by sunrise

Sunrise at Daytona International Speedway coincided with the news that the current green-flag period is the longest in Rolex 24 history, surpassing the previous record of 245 laps established in 2018. The lack of cautions also means the distance record of 808 laps is poised to be broken.Van der Zande set a new fastest lap towards the start of the 17th hour as he continued to extend the #10 ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 16: WTR stretches out sizable lead

After Kobayashi's pass on Joao Barbosa's JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to take the lead, the Japanese driver had built a lead of more than 30 seconds when he pitted towards the end of the 15th hour to hand over the #10 WTR car to van der Zande.The g
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Rolex 24, Hour 16: WTR stretches out sizable lead

After Kobayashi's pass on Joao Barbosa's JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to take the lead, the Japanese driver had built a lead of more than 30 seconds when he pitted towards the end of the 15th hour to hand over the #10 WTR car to van der Zande.The gap between van der Zande grew during the following hour, with the #5 JDC-Miller car - now driven by Sebastien Bourdais - slipping behind ...Keep reading

Marko: Verstappen's maturity «far above average»

Verstappen has just signed a long-term deal that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 outfit until the end of 2023, with his sights firmly set on winning the world championship.Marko is full of praise for the young Dutchman, who he says has qualities that
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Marko: Verstappen's maturity «far above average»

Verstappen has just signed a long-term deal that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 outfit until the end of 2023, with his sights firmly set on winning the world championship.Marko is full of praise for the young Dutchman, who he says has qualities that stretch well beyond his ‘extraordinary driving talent.”In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Marko reflects how on his ...Keep reading

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville leapfrogs Toyota duo

Neuville carried his strong form into the final day to dominate the morning loop, winning the opening SS13 stage.That stage win meant he closed the gap to leader Evans down to 1.4s, and overhauled Sebastien Ogier for second place in the process.In the followi
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Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville leapfrogs Toyota duo

Neuville carried his strong form into the final day to dominate the morning loop, winning the opening SS13 stage.That stage win meant he closed the gap to leader Evans down to 1.4s, and overhauled Sebastien Ogier for second place in the process.In the following La Cabanette - Col De Braus test, the Hyundai driver went 5.4s faster than the Evans to take the lead with a four-second gap to ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 14: Kobayashi retakes lead for WTR

The battle between the top two cars overall tightened significantly after Kobayashi took over the #10 WTR Cadillac DPi-V.R just after the 12-hour mark, as the Japanese driver rapidly eroded the advantage of the JDC-Miller MotorSports Caddy of Joao Barbosa.Som
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Rolex 24, Hour 14: Kobayashi retakes lead for WTR

The battle between the top two cars overall tightened significantly after Kobayashi took over the #10 WTR Cadillac DPi-V.R just after the 12-hour mark, as the Japanese driver rapidly eroded the advantage of the JDC-Miller MotorSports Caddy of Joao Barbosa.Some 20 minutes later, Kobayashi had arrived on the tail of Barbosa, who couldn't maintain the rapid pace set by his teammate Loic Duval in ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 12: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads at halfway

Just after the 10-hour mark, the order at the head of the field was shuffled once more by the third full-course yellow of the race, triggered by the #19 GEAR Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Tatiana Calderon stopping on track with a fuel pump problem.Tha
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Rolex 24, Hour 12: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads at halfway

Just after the 10-hour mark, the order at the head of the field was shuffled once more by the third full-course yellow of the race, triggered by the #19 GEAR Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Tatiana Calderon stopping on track with a fuel pump problem.That benefitted the #77 Mazda RT24-P, as Tristan Nunez had just come in for a routine stop before the yellows flew, but the American driver ...Keep reading

Rolex 24, Hour 8: Second caution shakes up order

Renger van der Zande handed over the WTR machine to Dixon while holding a narrow lead, and the five-time IndyCar champion stretched the advantage over his first stint of the race.But when Cameron Cassels parked his LMP2 car in the wall, Dixon brought in the #
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Rolex 24, Hour 8: Second caution shakes up order

Renger van der Zande handed over the WTR machine to Dixon while holding a narrow lead, and the five-time IndyCar champion stretched the advantage over his first stint of the race.But when Cameron Cassels parked his LMP2 car in the wall, Dixon brought in the #10 Cadillac before the full-course yellow was called, while Mazda driver Oliver Jarvis opted to stay out and duly cycled back into the ...Keep reading

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