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Porsche to Show New 919 Hybrid at Monza

Porsche has had great runs at Le Mans recently in the top LMP1 class, and historically in other classes as well. During 2015 and 2016, its Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid took overall victory in Le Mans and won the World Championship titles for Manufacturers and Drivers. Continue reading

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Corvette Racing Wins Third Straight Twelve Hours of Sebring

There’s a reason why factory teams field multiple car s in sports car endurance racing as was amply demonstrated last weekend. Continue reading

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Audi R8 LMS at the 24 Hours Nürburgring

The Audi drivers at the 24 Hours Nürburgring pool experiences from GT3 racing, the DTM and Le Mans. They are tasked with a fourth victory for the brand since 2012. Continue reading

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WEC GT Class – Porsche Drivers for New 911 RSR

Porsche of course, won the world championships in 2017 for the first time. After a year of development in 2016, the 2015 FIA WEC title winners return with a works entry to what is arguably the world’s most important GT competition. Continue reading

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NASCAR Expands Concussion Protocol to SCAT3

The move comes at a time when the Wall Street Journal is questioning the very survival of the National Football over its massive and ongoing concussion problem and scandal. Continue reading

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Mopar 80th: 2017 Dodge Challenger Limited Editions

Mopar (a contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was born on August 1, 1937, as the name of a line of antifreeze products. Mopar has since evolved over 80 years to serve as the service, parts and customer-care brand of all FCA vehicles around the globe. Continue reading

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Ford Going back to Le Mans with Four GT Cars

The French endurance classic – arguably the world’s most famous sports car race – on the Circuit de la Sarthe will be held on June 17-18, 2017 Continue reading

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Cadillac Wins the 24 Hours of Daytona

The incident was reviewed by IMSA officials who decided to take no action against Taylor. In AutoInformed’s view it was clearly illegal. “I don’t race like that, to be hit in the back. He didn’t even wait for me, he just took off,” Albuquerque said. “Clearly I was hit in the back. It was not a clean move. I think everyone saw that.” Continue reading

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Daytona: Katherine Legge Drives for Acura, Shea Adam Calls for IMSA

Katherine Legge will be one of the four full-time drivers for the Michael Shank Racing/Acura Motorsports campaign starting now at the 24 Hours of Daytona for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Continue reading

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Ford GT Faster than McLaren 675LT or Ferrari 458?

Ford’s marketing problem is its V6 engine versus the throaty roar of the V8 engines of the Ferrari and McLaren. Continue reading

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BMW Motorsports Adapting for 2018 FIA World Endurance Cup

BMW Motorsports is changing its teams for the 2017 season to realign in preparation for its 2018 involvement in FIA World Endurance Cup racing. What class it will run in is not clear. There is speculation that it will run in the top LMP1 class Continue reading

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Cadillac Throws Gauntlet in IMSA Prototype Endurance Racing

The unknown and untested – at least publicly – Cadillac DPi-V.R will first be driven competitively – Cadillac hopes – at the 2017 IMSA season opener, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, late next January by teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing. Continue reading

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Bahrain – Audi One, Two. Porsche Wins Drivers’ Title

In its last race in World Endurance Cup, Audi dominated Bahrain by taking the first two spots on the podium. However, the new WEC driver world champions, Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) in the #2 Porsche only came in sixth after contact with another car early in the race. Continue reading

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Bahrain – Porsche Battling Toyota, Audi for WEC Drivers’ Title

Porsche might have been the favorite having captured the maker’s championship (Porsche Clinches WEC Manufacturer’s Title at Shanghai) two weeks ago in Shanghai, but Audi put in a strong Bahrain qualifying session, while Toyota once again flubbed it. Continue reading

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New Porsche 911 RSR for Le Mans and Endurance Racing

It will be running against Aston Martin, Ford, Ferrari and Corvette. In addition to systematic lightweight design that meets the rule minimum of 1,243 kg, the water-cooled, flat-six engine is positioned in front of the rear axle. The 4-liter is said to be extremely light with direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterized by “outstanding efficiency.” The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. Continue reading

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