Loic Duval Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Let’s face it, CORE Autosport were at the short end of the stick. The team announced on November 30th that the team would be switching to the Nissan DPi platform after Extreme Speed Motorsports pulled out. That gave the team just over a month to get everything prepared for the Roar Before the 24, iron out any kinks in the car and prepare for the Rolex 24 at Daytona with team owner Jon Bennett driving alongside Colin Braun, Loic Duval and Romain Dumas. Then comes theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following last month’s announcement of the 47-car entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona, more than 150 drivers were unveiled in an updated entry list today to participate in this weekend’s annual three-day test session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “The Roar” as it’s become known over the past several years, serves as the kick off to the upcoming season. This year, it takes on added significance, as the IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration that will takeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was one of the most anticipated seasons yet, with legendary sports car teams and big-name drivers joining the fray to take on many of the world’s best, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an unpredictable season, with longtime, established teams duking it out for the championship in all three WeatherTech Championship classes. None of the championships were decided until the final minutes of last Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Let’s take a quick,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The final 12 hours of endurance racing in Florida this year for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship takes place this weekend at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and this is the first of three class previews for the once around the clock classic. In the Prototype class, the field shrank by four entries from Daytona to Sebring. The BAR1 Multimatic/Riley, one of the United Autosports Ligiers and both Jackie Chan ORECAs will not participate at Sebring but the rest of the prototype fieldRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona has achieved star power status with world championship-caliber drivers and manufacturers in the Prototype ranks in the second year of the DPi/LMP2 rules package. (what is a DPi? https://www.imsa.com/qa-2017-daytona-prototype-international-dpi-concept) The entry list has four manufacturers in the DPi ranks with Nissan (two cars), Mazda (two cars), Acura (two cars) and Cadillac (four cars) going up against 10 LMP2 cars from Oreca (six cars), Riley/Multimatic (one car) and Ligier (three cars). Let’s look at the Prototype portion of the entry listRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Roar Before the 24 gives teams in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship the opportunity to test out their machines ahead of the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The end of the testing period is marked by a qualifying session that determines pit road and garage space selection. Prototype It was a near-perfect Cadillac sweep of the top three positions of the seven practice sessions. Out of 21 positions, Cadillac-powered DPi machines occupied 18 of those positionsRead More

Posted On November 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche 1-2 on the grid for FIA WEC finale

Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard combined to set a scorching pace in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid to claim Porsche’s 11th consecutive FIA WEC pole position. The performance also netted title leaders Hartley, Bernhard and Mark Webber an additional point to stretch their lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 13pts. Hartley and Bernhard set a two lap average of 1m39.736s, with Bernhard setting the outright quickest time of 1m39.670. The average was 0.364s faster than Lieb and Dumas. Hartley survived a lurid moment at turn 11 but maintained momentum toRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans: Six hour report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans began with a Porsche 1-2-3 grid, but it was clear from the start that it would be a fight between the three LMP1 manufacturers that composed the top 8 grid positions. After the first hour, the order was the #17 Porsche, followed by the #18 Porsche, the #8, #7 and #9 Audi trio and then the #19 within ten seconds of each other. However at the end of the first hour, the first retirement took place. The #92 factory Porsche GT car blewRead More