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Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by amlv20`

Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by amlv20`

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918759

well that sucks,i hope they come back to laguna seca and road Atlanta at the end of the year.wont be the same without them.



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Comment on LMP1 Hybrids to Utilize Spec Plug-In Technology by Daniel Tripp

Comment on LMP1 Hybrids to Utilize Spec Plug-In Technology by Daniel Tripp

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918760

For the life of me I cannot get the slightest bit excited about this hybrid racing thing. It’s the future of cars, I get it. I guess I’m just an old fart.



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Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by Matt

Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by Matt

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918761

Ferrari better them out… the team needs some funding to be more competitive. I don’t understand why AF Corse is of so much importance compared to Risi.



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Comment on Domenicali: “No Rush” for Lamborghini to Step Up to GTE by Juninho

Comment on Domenicali: “No Rush” for Lamborghini to Step Up to GTE by Juninho

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918762

24 Hours of Le Mnas in 2018

GTE-Pro
Aston Martin
BMW
Corvette
Ferrari
Ford
Lamborghini
Porsche



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Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by jason

Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by jason

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918763

We will certainly wait with anticipation to get further details on their status in the future. I think that he races where it would really really stink for them to miss would be the 2 all GT races (VIR, Lime Rock) and Road Atlanta (defending champs.



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Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by seth

Comment on Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class by seth

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918764
Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class

Risi Set for Hiatus from GTLM Class

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918194

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Risi Competizione is set for a hiatus from IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, with the team’s Ferrari 488 GTE potentially missing the next three races in the GT Le Mans class.

A team spokesperson has confirmed to Sportscar365 that the Houston-based team will not take part in next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, with the events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Lime Rock Park believed to be in question as well.

While an official reason for the Risi’s withdrawal has not yet been revealed, it’s understood Pierre Kaffer’s race-ending accident in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans did not play a factor into the decision.

The team debuted a brand-new second chassis at Le Mans, which was not scheduled to be used in the WeatherTech Championship.

Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella currently sit sixth in the GTLM drivers’ championship after a tough start to the season that included accidents at both Long Beach and Circuit of The Americas.

Risi’s withdrawal from Watkins Glen will result in a reduced eight-car GTLM field and only one Prancing Horse in the entire grid, in the GT3-spec Ferrari from Scuderia Corsa.

The status of a possible end-of-year GT Daytona class effort with a brand-new Ferrari 488 GT3, which Risi recently took delivery of, remains unclear.

Former Risi driver Jaime Melo had been linked to the customer effort, understood to be led by one of the team’s Ferrari Challenge drivers.



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Comment on Porsche Completes 30-Hour Test at Paul Ricard by NFL 2017 Draft

Comment on Porsche Completes 30-Hour Test at Paul Ricard by NFL 2017 Draft

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22918765

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James: Panoz Avezzano “Now Has a Chance” of GTS Victory

James: Panoz Avezzano “Now Has a Chance” of GTS Victory

23/06/2017, USA, Motorsport - Road Racing, Sportscar 365, Article # 22917820

Photo: John Dagys

Ian James believes they’ve turned the corner in development of the Panoz Avezzano GT, with a breakthrough first Pirelli World Challenge victory likely around the corner for the GTS class contender.

The Englishman is coming off a season-best second-place finish in Race 1 at Lime Rock Park last month, and led Race 2 until a race-ending engine failure dashed hopes of a maiden win.

Heading into this weekend’s round at Road America, James is upbeat on their chances in the remainder of the PWC season, in what’s been a rapid rate of development for the Elan-powered car.

“The main thing is that we now have a chance,” James told Sportscar365. “Rushing to build the car, we never really got a chance to do any performance stuff on it.

“We’ve now had a chance to look at that and fine tune some of that. The car is now feeling good.

“We’ve done a little bit of testing and learned a little bit on what likes and doesn’t like. Now we should be competitive from here to the end of the year.”

James and the Tom Milner-led team are coming off a single-day test at Road Atlanta where they were able to make further setup gains, particularly in the damper package.

The car has also recently spent time on a shaker rig, which James said has “opened a new world” in terms of optimizing the car’s setup.

Despite having received a 25kg weight increase since the last round, he believes they will have a shot at another podium, if not a win, in the pair of 50-minute sprint races at the fast and flowing four-mile circuit.

“I think it should be good,” he said. “We got hit with a little bit of a BoP, which is a bit strange considering how close everything was at Lime Rock. But it is what it is.

“I don’t know what the ultimate lap times will be around here. But if the performance from Lime Rock is anything to stand by, we should be in with a chance for the win.

“We’ll give it a go and I think we’ll be right towards the sharp end.”

With a chance of rain on Sunday, James feels it could again play into their hand, after their runner-up finish in the rain-soaked race at Lime Rock.

“The good thing is that Rodrigo [Baptisa] and myself checked out from everyone else in the rain [at Lime Rock],” he said. it shows our package is reasonable.

“The Porsche is always strong in the rain but ours is too.”

James said he’s enjoyed playing an integral role in the car’s development, which sees the Georgia-based team work towards its goal of GT4 homologation and making available customer cars.

“One of my strengths is always being in the development phase; I really enjoy that,” he said.

“Just driving is rewarding but seeing the car get better and better and developing it is just as rewarding for me.

“It’s a great group of guys here and it’s good to see them challenging for wins again after a bit of a lean patch.”



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