AS­TON VS THE REST

LM GTE CON­TENDERS IN 2017

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CHEVRO­LET CORVETTE C7.R

Chevro­let doesn’t race in the WEC, but it’ll com­pete in the USA be­fore meet­ing its ri­vals at Le Mans. The Corvette C7.R strug­gled in France last year, but was right on the pace of its ri­vals at Day­tona in Jan­uary.

FER­RARI 488 GTE

Top Fer­rari team AF Corse has en­tered a brace of 488 GTES in the LMGTE Pro cat­e­gory this year. In 2016 it beat As­ton Martin Rac­ing to the LMGTE Am driv­ers’ and teams’ ti­tles, and pushed the Bri­tish team hard in LMGTE Pro.

FORD GT

Last year’s LMGTE Pro win­ner at the Le Mans 24 Hours kicked off 2017 with a class vic­tory at the Day­tona 24 Hours. Ford isn’t rest­ing on its lau­rels and is again run­ning am­bi­tious as­saults on both the IMSA and WEC crowns.

PORSCHE 911 RSR

Last year was a poor one by Porsche’s stan­dards and it is de­ter­mined to bounce back with a rad­i­cally re­designed 911 that shifts its flat-six for­ward into a rear mid-en­gined lay­out. The new car pushed Ford all the way at Day­tona.

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