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BMW M HYBRID V8 PROTOTYPES TO START FROM FOURTH ROW AT DAYTONA

The ‘Roar before the 24’, the traditional three-day test event one week before the Rolex 24 at Daytona (USA) ended on Sunday with the qualifying sessions determining the starting grid for the 24-hour race. The two BMW M Hybrid V8 prototypes finished the GTP class session in seventh and eighth places and will start the … Continue reading

PORSCHE 963 TACKLES THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA FROM THE FRONT ROW

The two Porsche 963 fielded by the Porsche Penske Motorsport factory squad have wrapped up their first qualifying session in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with varying degrees of success. Felipe Nasr from Brazil planted Porsche Penske Motorsport’s No. 7 car on P2 – a mere 0.083 seconds off pole position. His brand colleague Nick … Continue reading

PAUL MILLER RACING TO START P11 FOR THE 2023 ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

After a productive week of testing and qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, the Paul Miller Racing team is set to roll off 11th for the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The No. 1 Quartz Engine Oil-backed BMW M4 GT3 will be piloted by full-season drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow, as well as endurance driver … Continue reading

MEYER SHANK RACING SECURES POLE FOR THE ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) with Curb-Agajanian driver Tom Blomqvist captured the pole position for the 61st Rolex 24 in dramatic fashion on Sunday, with Blomqvist topping the charts with an all-or-nothing final lap of 1:34.031-seconds in the No. 60 MSR Acura ARX-06 LMDh. The qualifying result is MSR’s third Rolex 24 Hour pole position, also capturing … Continue reading

WEATHERTECH RACING ON GTD PRO POLE FOR THE ROLEX 24

WeatherTech Racing will start from the pole position in GTD Pro for the next weekend’s running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 28-29. Maro Engel (Germany) had the controls of the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Mercedes-Benz of Billings, Montana support for the 15-minute qualifying session this … Continue reading

MERCEDES-AMG TEAM GRUPPEM LOCKS OUT GULF 12 HOURS FRONT ROW

GruppeM Racing will start Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli’s 2022 season finale from the front row after its Mercedes-AMGs went toe-to-toe in Gulf 12 Hours qualifying this evening. Lucas Auer, Maro Engel and Maxi Goetz beat their factory team-mates Jules Gounon, Dani Juncadella and Raffaele Marciello by just 0.023s on average times despite Gounon … Continue reading

POLE POSITION IN BAHRAIN FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

Brendon Hartley seized the advantage in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title battle with a superb pole position for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing at the season-ending 8 Hours of Bahrain.  Brendon’s stunning lap of 1min 46.800secs took pole by a substantial margin, 0.810secs, to earn a point, which could prove crucial in the battle … Continue reading

PORSCHE TACLES THE FIA WEC GRAND FINALE FROM POLE POSITION IN THE GTE PRO CLASS

The Porsche GT Team has clinched pole position in the GTE-Pro class at the final round of the season in Bahrain. Works driver Gianmaria Bruni from Italy set the fastest qualifying lap on the Bahrain International Circuit at the wheel of the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR. Michael Christensen from Denmark planted the No. 92 … Continue reading

GOUNON AND WINWARD SEAL INDIANAPOLIS 8 HOUR POLE FOR MERCEDES-AMG

Mercedes-AMG starts this year’s Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS from prime position after Winward Racing’s Jules Gounon beat the Conquest Ferrari of Alessandro Balzan to Pole Shootout’s fastest time by just 0.052s. The Frenchman, who could claim his fourth-straight Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli victory as well as the drivers’ title on Saturday, … Continue reading

LOVE SMASHES BATHURST RECORD TO TAKE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA POLE POSITION

THE quickest lap in one-make Porsche history at Mount Panorama has delivered Aaron Love pole position for the seventh round of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship, at the Repco Bathurst 1000.  In what turned out to be a dramatic 10-minute dash for pole position, Love flew to the top spot with a … Continue reading

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