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Bleekemolen on GTC pole for ALMS Monterey

ALMS Laguna Seca, no22 WeatherTech Porsche GTC, Photo: Sean Yoder

Jeroen Bleekemolen won his second straight GT Challenge pole at third in four season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Alex Job Racing’s Porsche ace set a time of 1:27.296 in the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche 911 GT3 Cup that he shares with Cooper MacNeil. Continue reading ‘Bleekemolen on GTC pole for ALMS Monterey’

Dempsey / Del Piero Racing to Partner with Porsche in 2013

Dempsey Racing team photos from the Lime Rock Park American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, July 6 -7, 2012. Photos by Rick Dole

Dempsey/Del Piero Racing confirmed today that the international sports car racing team, newly formed and announced last week by Italian soccer star Alessandro Del Piero and Patrick Dempsey, has been notified that its entry submitted to the Selection Committee of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has been accepted by the ACO, placing the Dempsey/Del Piero team on the entry list for the 2013 24 Hours Le Mans in a Michelin-shod GTE-Am class Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The Dempsey/Del Piero Racing entry will be fielded in partnership with the experienced and proven Proton Competition racing team. Continue reading ‘Dempsey / Del Piero Racing to Partner with Porsche in 2013′

Porsche locks out top 4 GT spots for the 2013 Rolex 24

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Konrad Motorsport/Orbit: Nick Tandy, Michael Christensen, Christian Engelhardt, Lance Willsey

Update: Third placed no30 MOMO/NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 will be starting from the back.

Porsche pilots locked out the first four grid spots in a field of 36 vehicles entered in the GT class. Pole position went to Nick Tandy in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup fielded by Konrad Motorsport/Orbit. Daytona marks the first race for the Briton as a Porsche works driver. One of his teammates is Porsche Junior Michael Christensen (Denmark), who contests his first 24 hour race on Saturday. Continue reading ‘Porsche locks out top 4 GT spots for the 2013 Rolex 24′

Patrick “Ginger” Long joins Magnus Racing for Six Hours at the Glen

Magnus Racing Porsche at the 2011 Six Hours at the Glen

With a super tight GT Championship unfolding in the Rolex Sports Car Series, Magnus Racing has enlisted the one-time help of Porsche’s very own Patrick Long for the upcoming Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

Continue reading ‘Patrick “Ginger” Long joins Magnus Racing for Six Hours at the Glen’

Flying Lizard qualify 8th and 15th for 2012 12 Hours of Sebring

Flying Lizard no45 qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring, Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Marco Holzer © 2012 Corey Beaman |

In today’s qualifying session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 8th in GT with a time of 2:00.119. There are 15 cars comprising the combined WEC and ALMS GT class. Gianmaria Bruni was on the combined GT pole in the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari with a time of 1:58.427 and Jan Magnusssen had the lead spot in ALMS-only GT in the No. 03 Corvette with a time of 1:58.996. In the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche, Seth Neiman was 15th in the combined class. In ALMS GT only, Bergmeister was 5th in the No. 45 and Neiman 10th in the No. 44. Continue reading ‘Flying Lizard qualify 8th and 15th for 2012 12 Hours of Sebring’

Andy Lally joins Flying Lizard for 60th 12 Hours of Sebring

Sebring 12 Hours, ALMS © 2011 DPerceptions, Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister, Marc Lieb

Photo: © 2010 Darren Pierson |

Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today its driver lineup for the 2012 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The team will field two new racecars in the GT class for the ALMS season: the No. 45 and No. 44 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs. Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, both Porsche factory drivers, will return for their fourth consecutive season driving together in the No. 45; this will be Bergmeister’s fifth year with the team. Bergmeister is a five- time ALMS GT drivers’ champion (2005-2006 and 2008-2010). Continue reading ‘Andy Lally joins Flying Lizard for 60th 12 Hours of Sebring’

Magnus Racing Rolex 24 Victory report

Team Magnus Racing wins the 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona

Following 24 of the most closely contested hours in race history, and with one of the deepest fields ever, Magnus Racing took their historic first victory in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series by taking the checkered flag at the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Continue reading ‘Magnus Racing Rolex 24 Victory report’

Gallery: 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona Gallery 50th 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona

Here’s our fist set of shots from the 50th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It has been a great time and after 6+ hours of racing Porsche leads the GT class. Leads swapping, Ferrari’s taking each other out and the Audi R8 GRAND-AMs are getting broken in, literally. However that is not unexpected it is a wonderful site to finally see the Audi R8 in race form here in the U.S.

Head on over and check out the gallery from earlier today. Time to go shoot in the dark! Continue reading ‘Gallery: 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona’

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