Nick Tandy Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– Desperate situations result in desperate moves that will either pay off big or make people angry and the latter came true after the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. A late caution for the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 bunched up the field with under 20 minutes to go. The restart came with under eight minutes remaining and two different GT class battles resulted in tears for both GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GTRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The No. 47 Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3 entry for the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring crashed during Thursday’s second practice session at the 3.74 mile circuit. Coming out of the first turn, Don Yount was getting up to speed after having just completed his second flying lap but then he hit a bump that unsettled the car. That unsettling caused Yount to go off track and hit the wall heavily coming through Turn 2. “I got on theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2019) – No other manufacturer has had more success at Daytona International Speedway – and the Rolex 24 At Daytona in particular – than Porsche. And when the green flag flies Saturday at 2:35 p.m. ET (live NBCSN coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET), it’ll be a Porsche leading the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT field to the green flag. Thanks to a record-setting run by Nick Tandy on Thursday, the manufacturer will go for a 70th Rolex 24 class winRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Each December, Porsche and BMW racers from all over the world gather at their respective manufacturer’s headquarters in Germany to celebrate the past season of competition, while the manufacturers take advantage of the opportunity to also detail plans for the next season. This year, these special celebrations took place on consecutive evenings. This past Friday night was the BMW Motorsport Season Review in Munich, where the manufacturer’s driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was unveiled among other global motorsportsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – It wasn’t exactly how the team drew it up, but Corvette Racing won its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class championship Saturday in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 10-hour race was won in class by the No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR and co-drivers Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki, but it was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, joined at Road Atlanta byRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It all comes down to this Saturday at Road Atlanta. Titles will be on the line for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup in the 21st Motul Petit Le Mans. The 10-hour race takes the green flag shortly after 11 a.m. ET on Saturday. Live television coverage of Motul Petit Le Mans begins Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS1, with continuing coverage on FS2 from 12 p.m. ET through the checkeredRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – For the second consecutive year, the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR will lead the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class to green at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. While Dirk Werner delivered the pole for the Porsche GT Team in 2017, it was Nick Tandy behind the wheel Saturday afternoon, posting a best time of one minute, 13.517 seconds (120.412 mph). The pole position is Porsche’s first of the season and Tandy’s firstRead More
BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA – Braun Continues Strong Run for CORE autosport, Leads Practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park For the second consecutive week, the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 machine finished Friday’s practice sessions atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship time charts. Colin Braun did the honors today in practice for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, clocking a best lap of one minute, 6.902 seconds (132.318 mph) in the afternoon session. Last week, it was Braun’s endurance racing teammate, Romain Dumas, who led the way at the endRead More
By IMSA Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – It was a clean sweep for Ford at Watkins Glen International. Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller co-drove to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen victory Sunday in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 66 Ford GT, closing out a perfect weekend for the manufacturer in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. Ironically, Ford’s sweep of a trio of practice sessions and qualifying on the weekend was done by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s other entry, the No. 67 FordRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – This past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans featured a host of IMSA competitors, including a few that stood on the podium Sunday afternoon. Here’s a look back at how the IMSA regulars fared: Laurens Vanthoor No. 92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Class: GTE Pro Result: 1st Vanthoor joined co-drivers Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre in winning the GTE Pro class for the Germany-based No. 92 Porsche team. It was the first Le Mans victory for all three drivers andRead More