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Sep 22

IMSA, ACO Announce LMP2, Daytona Prototype Cars Eligible Through 2016

The Prototype class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Grand-Am Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the ALMS Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Prototype class in the United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Grand-Am Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the ALMS Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Following a four-hour steering committee meeting at Circuit of The Americas between officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO), both organizations today confirmed a collaborative decision that cars eligible for the Prototype class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the LM P2 category internationally will remain so through the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Set to debut next year, the Prototype class in the IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include cars currently competing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ DP class, as well as P2 cars and the new DeltaWing DWC13 from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS). IMSA officials are in the final stages of computer simulations and wind-tunnel testing of the three different types of prototype race cars. On-track testing will soon begin for balance of performance.

Sep 22

Vettel Crushes Field, Scores 3rd Straight Singapore Win

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.

The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights, winning by a massive 32.6 seconds over Fernando Alonso and boosting his championship lead on the Ferrari driver from 53 points to 60 with six races remaining.

Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen was third, ahead of the Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Sep 21

Texas-Sized 7th Straight Win For Graf, Luhr

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing's Klaus Graf, Greg Pickett and Lucas Luhr celebrate their seventh consecutive ALMS win. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Klaus Graf, Greg Pickett and Lucas Luhr celebrate their seventh consecutive ALMS win. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf cruised to their seventh consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón victory Saturday in the International Sports Car Weekend race, lapping the field twice at Circuit of The Americas.

Luhr and Graf led all the way in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c, completing 83 laps over the two-hour, 45-minute race. Luhr extended his ALMS-leading victory total to 48. The race ran start to finish under the green flag.

With the ALMS competitors racing on the sparkling 3.4-mile layout for the first time, teams had the opportunity to test on Tuesday and Thursday under warm conditions.  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing opted not to test – taking to the track for the first time on a rainy Friday for practice and qualifying.

Sep 21

Audi Sweeps WEC Front Row at COTA

No.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. (Photo Credit: John Dagys

No.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. (Photo Credit: John Dagys)

Audi has locked out the front row for Sunday’s Six Hours of the Circuit of The Americas, following a dominant run in qualifying for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Allan McNish and Loic Duval combined for a four-lap average of 1:48.355. The No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro edged out the sister No. 1 diesel-powered hybrid of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler of by 0.262 seconds.

Sep 21

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Grosjean Steps Up To Take Third In Singapore

Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg celebrate after qualifying.  (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg celebrate after qualifying. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With Lotus team mate Kimi Raikkonen hampered by a back injury Romain Grosjean stepped up to take third on the grid in Singapore.

Grosjean was one of only three drivers to have the confidence to gamble on using only supersoft tires to progress from Q1, along with Vettel and Webber. He was only 0.217s off pole man Vettel in Q3, although he also lost out to Nico Rosberg.