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Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock

Italian racer Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni spent quite a few years battling against Porsches in top-level sports car racing around the world while driving for another manufacturer, but it hasn’t taken him long to get used to his new job as a Porsche works driver.

 

In qualifying for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, Bruni gave Porsche its 450th pole position in major North American sports car competition, extending the German manufacturer’s lead to 100 over Chevrolet, its next closest competitor.

 

Lexus Looking To Roll Momentum Into First Podium, Victory At Lime Rock

The GT Daytona (GTD) class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been a manufacturer showcase this season with nine OEMs making at least one start, and debut wins from Acura and Mercedes-AMG in their first full season in the class, joining Porsche and Audi in the win column.

One manufacturer looking to add its name to that list is Lexus, which is amid its inaugural campaign with the RC F GT3 and has been knocking on the door of its first win, as evidenced by the most recent WeatherTech Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Mazda Team Joest Set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Debut

One of the most successful teams in endurance sports car racing is returning to IMSA competition in a big way next season.

In a surprise announcement this morning, Mazda Motorsports announced the creation of “Mazda Team Joest” to become its new factory Mazda Prototype team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning with the 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Lime Rock Park: Short Track Showdown

The GT classes head to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. to battle it out at the shortest track on the schedule.

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Porsche Poised for WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Breakthrough at Lime Rock

For the first two days of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 7-9, the Porsche GT Team established itself as the team to beat in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

The team’s pair of Porsche 911 RSR race cars – which were brand new at the start of the season and now feature a configuration that puts the engine in front of the rear axle – went 1-2 in both practice sessions that Friday and Dirk Werner led the third practice and qualified on pole in the team’s No. 911 entry on Saturday.

Two DEKRA Awards in Two Weeks for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

In what was nearly an identical performance to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen just 10 days ago, the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT earned a podium finish and the DEKRA Green Award following the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix this past weekend.

Lime Rock to Host First GT Showdown of WeatherTech Championship Season

*The full entry list is available HERE

As the summer stretch continues for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two of its four classes will take to the track next weekend at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes are set to be featured in the first of two GT-only showdowns in 2017 at next weekend’s Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 22.

Acura, Team Penske Announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Program

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has expanded the involvement of an existing premium automobile partner and added another world-class organization to its already impressive WeatherTech SportsCar Championship roster.

Through The Years…Team Penske In Sports Car Racing

Acura Motorsports today announced a two-car IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship effort in association with Team Penske. The legendary race team will campaign a pair of Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entries beginning in 2018, with Acura joining Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the WeatherTech Championship Prototype class.

2017 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Broadcast

Relive all the action from the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, the seventh race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

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