Nasr/Derani/Whelen Engineering win Motul Pole Award 100 as Pfaff Motorsports finished second in GTD

THE DUO OF FELIPE NASR/PIPO DERANI CAME FROM FIFTH TO WIN POLE FOR THE START OF THE ROLEX 24 NEXT WEEKEND IMSA came out with a new concept to award pole position for the different categories in this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Consisting of a 100 minutes race instead of the usual 15 minutes qualifying we are accustomed to during the Rolex 24 weekend. … Continue reading Nasr/Derani/Whelen Engineering win Motul Pole Award 100 as Pfaff Motorsports finished second in GTD

Day 2 in the books for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

A MORNING SESSION MOSTLY UNDER DAMP CONDITIONS FOLLOWED BY AN AFTERNOON SESSION THAT SAW VERY COMPETITIVE TIMESHEET IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge driver went out on a ever drying track for practice 3 this morning and only a handful of teams elected to go out during the one hour session. So overall, times were not very reflective of the competitiveness we are accustomed to. Nevertheless, it … Continue reading Day 2 in the books for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

Felipe Nasr and Whelen Engineering take Dpi Pole at the Roar

THE TOP THREE CARS WITHIN TWPO TENTHS OF A SECOND AS MAZDA SPLIT CADILLAC TO TAKE SECOND PLACE Felipe Nasr had the task of qualifying the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Dpi and drove away with the fastest time if the session on his fifth lap. His time of 1:34.311 edged out second place #55 Mazda Motorsport driver Oliver Jarvis (1:34.442) by .131 seconds. Third was … Continue reading Felipe Nasr and Whelen Engineering take Dpi Pole at the Roar

Ryan Hardwick and Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R take GTD Pole at the Roar

HARD FOUGHT QUALIFYING SESSION WHERE LAP TIMES KEPT CREEPING UP TO THE LAST LAP Some teams elected to stay longer out on track to try to maximize their Michelin tires and car performance as much as they could to get the quickest lap. We usually see the quickest time around the fifth lap but today we have seen fastest time recorded on their seventh lap. … Continue reading Ryan Hardwick and Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R take GTD Pole at the Roar

Pfaff Motorsports second fastest in IMSA WeatherTech practice 3 at the Roar

MOST TEAMS COMPLETING OVER 20 LAPS AND ONLY ONE RED FLAG ALTERED THE SESSION In the early stages of practice 3, Pfaff Motorsports Motul Porsche 911 GT3 R’s driver, Laurens Vanthoor (1:46.805), put in a lap that would hold second place for the remaining of the session. Zach Robichon (1:47.510) then took over for the second half of practice and continued the preparation program for … Continue reading Pfaff Motorsports second fastest in IMSA WeatherTech practice 3 at the Roar