Emmanuel Collard1971-04-03 (age 48)
Seventh fastest GTD time in final Friday practice has team and drivers optimistic for race
Team perseveres through practice problems for solid grid placing in 29-car field; no. 33 moved up to fifth after two competitors have qualifying times disallowed.
Three class wins possible for fabled manufacturer as new IMSA era launches on Saturday
Keating to co-drive No. 33 ViperExchange.com Viper GT3-R with Jeroen Bleekemolen, Emmanuel Collard and Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
Successful three day test at Daytona ahead of the Rolex 24.
Dunlop is heading back to the Middle East for one of the biggest races of 2014, the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council.
Sebastiaan Bleekemolen takes first laps at Daytona and will join full-season co-drivers Ben Keating and brother Jeroen Bleekemolen, and 2005 overall winning co-driver Emmanuel Collard for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Championships, Big Wins, Racing Records and Excitement Populated Porsche’s 15 years in the American Le Mans Series.
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.
Final showdown in the WEC 2013 season will take place on the Sakhir circuit.
Team Falken Tire used 2010 Porsche RSR with current components and got better tire wear and fuel economy which resulted in fewer pit stops.
Franchitti sets fast lap in the P2 class for third overall while Porsche teams sweep the GT class in warmup.
Italian Matteo Malucelli handily put the Ferrari 458 Italia on the GT class pole at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit with a time of 1.18.86.
Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici took the chequered flag after 82 laps of racing over a lap ahead of the nr18 Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan of Jonathan Hirschi and Brendon Hartley.
The fight for victory looks good for the Porsche teams.
Following the withdrawal of the GreenGT H2, selected in the context of the Le Mans 24-Hours 56th garage, the no. 75 Porsche entered by the ProSpeed Racing team has been selected to take part in the race on 22-23 June 2013.