Risi Competizione, Winward Take GT Class Victories at Daytona
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by Matthew Boyce
3w ago
Words by Matthew Boyce. Cover Image by Jake Galstad/LAT Images After numerous attempts, Risi Competizione Ferrari claimed victory in the GTD-Pro class at the 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 296 GT3 was driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon. Risi scored the win after a near flawless performance during the twice around the clock classic, with its nearest competitor finishing 34 seconds back. Levitt/LAT Images The final caution period set up a dual between the No. 62 Ferrari and the No. 77 AO Racing 911 GT3 R of Mic ..read more
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Era Motorsport Claims LMP2 Class Win at Daytona
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by Matthew Boyce
3w ago
Words by Matthew Boyce. Cover image by ShutterSpeed Action Photography The Era Motorsport No. 18 Oreca 07 Gibson of Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, Connor Zilisch and Christian Rasmussen has claimed the LMP2 class win at the 62nd IMSA Rolex 24 at Dayonta. Rasmussen controlled the race during the final stages, holding off the No. 04 Crowdstrike Racing by APR Oreca of Malthe Jakobsen. The No. 04, for the second year in a row, had to settle for the second position in class. Jakobsen was joined by George Kurtz, Colin Braun and Toby Sowery on the podium. For much of the morning and afternoon hours ..read more
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Porsche Claims Rolex 24 Win, First in 21 Years
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by Matthew Boyce
3w ago
Words by Matthew Boyce, cover image by Getty Images Porsche Penske Motorsport has won the 62nd running of the IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona, following a close battle with the Action Express Racing No. 31 Cadillac. Felipe Nasr, following the final round of pit stops, grabbed the lead and held off a charging Tom Blomqvist with under 45 minutes remaining to take the win for Porsche and Penske. Nasr shares the win with Dane Cameron, Matt Campbell and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden. The win marks the first overall Rolex 24 victory for all four drivers. Porsche, AG Porsches win was a l ..read more
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Cadillac Sweeps Practice Sessions Thursday at Daytona
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by Matthew Boyce
3w ago
Words by Matthew Boyce, cover image courtesy of IMSA/Jake Galstad The No. 01 and No. 31 Cadillac V-Series.R GTP entries of Chip Ganassi Racing and Whelen Engineering have swept all three of Thursday's practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway. Alex Palou, aboard the No. 01 Cadillac, set the fastest time of the day during the second session with a lap of 1:35.589. While the No. 01 Cadillac topped the charts during the first and second session of the day, the No. 31 Cadillac found speed during Thursday evenings night practice session. Pipo Derani posted a fast time of 1:35.708, nearly ..read more
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Stephen Jelley To Leave WSR And The BTCC Grid for 2024.
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by Connor Minniss
1M ago
After seven years of fierce competition behind the wheel of various BMWs, Stephan Jelley has hung up his British Touring Car Championship race boots for the 2024 season. Having begun his car-racing career in 2002, Jelley quickly flew up the junior ladder and landed himself a seat in the BTCC with WSR in 2008. He took his first BTCC pole position at that year’s season finale in the team’s BMW 320si and followed up with a double win at Rockingham the following year. After a long and successful stint across various GT categories, Jelley returned to the top step of the BTCC podium in 2017 at the ..read more
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Doriane Pin enters F1 Academy with PREMA for 2024
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by News Release
1M ago
PREMA Racing is proud to announce that young French sensation Doriane Pin will compete with the team in the 2024 F1 Academy series, joining the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team Junior Programme. Born in 2004, Pin started karting in 2013 and became French karting champion in 2019, before making the step to touring car racing. With the support of the Iron Dames programme, she then achieved remarkable accomplishments in GT competitions, including winning the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli title and taking class wins in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and ELMS.  The 20-year-old racer joined PREMA fo ..read more
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Button returns to WEC with JOTA.
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by Rick Kiewiet
2M ago
Text & images: Rick Kiewiet Jenson Button has signed a contract with JOTA to participate in the 2024 World Endurance Championship. The former F1 champion will pilot the #38 Porsche 963 together with Oliver Rasmussen and Phil Hanson. Button is also set to return to Le Mans for the third time. After his debut in 2018 with SMP and last year with the Garage 56 NASCAR, Button will now join the (at least) 19 car hypercar grid for the French endurance classic ..read more
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Toyota presents 2024 WEC livery
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by Rick Kiewiet
2M ago
Text: Rick Kiewiet Images: Toyota Toyota is the first team that presented its 2024 livery that it will use in the WEC. The black-white-red livery is replaced with matt-black and few white and red details. After Glickenhaus, Toyota is the second car that drops the mainly red-white color scheme. Recently, Proton Porsche also unveiled their 2024 IMSA livery, which is also completely black ..read more
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2024 Entry list: 19 hypercars, third Ferrari, Vanwall out, Rossi in
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by Rick Kiewiet
3M ago
Text & Images: Rick Kiewiet, FIA WEC The 2024 WEC grid will feature no less than 19 hypercars. Newcomers include two BMW's run by WRT, two Alpine's, a Lamborghini and an Isotta Fraschini. Additionally, AF Corse Ferrari will enter a third 499P, spearheaded by newly signed Robert Kubica, and Hertz Team JOTA will field a second Porsche 963, bringing the total up to five (two Penske's, two JOTA's and a Proton). Not a lot of drivers have officially been confirmed, except from Penske and Toyota. Matt Campbell replaces Dane Cameron in the #5 Porsche, while Nyck de Vries takes José Maria Lopez' s ..read more
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Hartley/Hirakawa/Buemi win 8h of Bahrain and 2023 WEC title
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by Rick Kiewiet
3M ago
Text & Images: Rick Kiewiet The driver-trio in the #8 Toyota, Seb Buemi, Brandon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa started the race from pole and won the race, and thereby championship, quite comfortably. Especially since their most important competitor, the #7 sister car of Kobayashi, Conway and Lopez, got pushed in a spin right after the start by the #3 Cadillac and rejoined in last place. Despite that setback, the #7 still managed to finish second and make it a Toyota 1-2 in the final race of the season. Behind the Toyota's, the #50 Ferrari of Fuoco, Molina and Nielsen finished thrid, followed ..read more
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