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Team Pelfrey has announced its entry to the Indy Lights series in 2016, having bought the assets of 8Star Motorsports.
Photos by Eric Gilbert
Davidson,Lapierre, Buemi on top in Toyota TS 040 Hybrid
Enzo Potolicchio and 8Star Motorsports showed a great turn of speed, but were ultimately foiled by a driveshaft failure in the rain-shortened opening round of the 2014 WEC.
This will also be the first test in racing conditions for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, with the German manufacturer looking to take the challenge to reigning world champions Audi and WEC race winners Toyota.
As dusk fell over the Bahrain International Circuit and temperatures started to drop (to 22oC, with 88% humidity), the five LMP1s and 9 LMP2s took to the track for the final qualifying session of the year.
Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner posted an average time of 2m04.370 just 0.019s ahead of their teammates Bruno Senna and Richie Stanaway.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni, in their Ferrari 458 #51, are on top of the GTE Pro Drivers on 108 points.
Aston Martin's no97 and no99 locked out front raw for Japanese WEC race, nr51 Ferrari 458 will head second raw.
Win by Wayne Taylor Racing in the season finale at Lime Rock Park capped the championship-winning effort by the seven Corvette DP teams.
8 Star Motorsports Ferrari placed second in the GTE Am
8star win the LMP2 class and seventh place overall in last year’s Six Hours of São Paulo in the series inaugural stop at Interlagos.
Stephane Sarrazin was piloting the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette DP and in eighth place when engine trouble ended the team’s day with just 44 minutes remaining.
8Star announced July 17 the signing of inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix winner and four-time Champ Car World Series driver Sebastien Bourdais to drive its No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette DP.
Super Sub will continue teamwork with Sarrazin, Potolicchio in No. 3 Corvette DP
2012 Brickyard Grand Prix winner to test July 18-19 at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway
Battling leg cramps, Christian Fittipaldi kept the Action Express Racing Corvette SP in front for his and Joao Barbosa’s second consecutive Grand-Am Rolex Series win. Stevenson Motorsports won the GT class.
The No. 3 8Star team is currently seventh in the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex Series team standings with 145 points.
Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittapaldi earn first victory of the season for Action Express Racing
The race ended in an Audi one, two, three and a Ferrari double in LM GTE as the Italian cars triumphed in both Pro and Am.
The Florida-based organization’s Ferrari F458 Italia led from the third lap and never relinquished control of the race, despite facing strong opposition from the likes of Aston Martin and Corvette.
Mateo Malucelli, a former Italian GT Champion and runner-up in the 2008 FIA GT Championship, brings nearly a decade of Ferrari experience to the 8Star team.
The South Florida-based team and AF Corse will be back in action this weekend at Road Atlanta for the fourth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Third consecutive top-10 finish in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series for 8Star Motorsports
Last year’s Birmingham 250 marked the first win for the Corvette DP.
With only 10 weeks of preparation the No. 3 Corvette DP piloted by Enzo Potolicchio, Stephane Sarrazin, Nicolas Minassian, Anthony Davidson and Pedro Lamy held on to finish in 10th.
Wayne Taylor Racing, Action Express Racing and Spirit of Daytona Corvette DPs finished in the top 5 at the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Richard Westbrook was the top Corvette qualified with the fifth fastest time.
Chip Ganassi Racing's two car team steals front row as Pruett edges out Dixon. Tandy in a Porsche claimed the GT pole and Lewis took the pole in the new GX class.