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LMP1 Repeat – Toyota Second Straight Win at Le Mans

In the last year before Le Mans class rules change yet again the Toyota curse appeared when the #7 blew what seemed a certain victory in front of an estimated 252,500 spectators. Continue reading

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Sebring This Weekend – Endurance Test for Sports Cars, Fans

Two Porsche 911 RSR cars* on Friday will race more than 1,000 miles at round six of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (aka WEC), with another two identical Porsche models on Saturday undertaking the twelve-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the so-called Super Sebring race this weekend. Continue reading

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2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Has a Racing Paint Scheme

The Heritage Edition exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and – what else –“ unique” 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts. Orange calipers and silver rear-view mirror caps complete the look, which lacks the scuff marks, abrasions, rubber rash and dings of a LeMans winner. Continue reading

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IMSA – Looking at GT Manufacturer Championship Odds

With two races grueling sports car races remaining, the leaders in the WeatherTech Championship manufacturer standings in both GTLM (FIA Le Mans eligible cars) and GTD (IMSA Daytona cars) have commanding leads. Continue reading

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Silverstone Foul – Toyota Gazoo Racing Hands Rebellion a Win

The two Toyotas were found to be in non-conformity of Article 3.5.6.d of the 2018 LMP1-H Technical Regulations which covers the deflection of the skid block. Toyota intends to appeal the Decisions and therefore the race results remain provisional. Continue reading

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WEC: TOYOTA WINS IN BAHRAIN

TOYOTA Gazoo Racing won for the fifth time in the 6 Hours of Bahrain, ending the nine-race 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a victory. It was bittersweet because Porsche had clinched both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ title … Continue reading

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Silverstone – WEC Opening Round Pits Toyota against Porsche in the run-up to the Grueling 24 Hours at Le Mans

The first track appearance in real racing conditions sees Porsche and Toyota dueling with two very different LMP1 cars with mixed results in the fastest, most expensive top class. Continue reading

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Porsche to Show New 919 Hybrid For Le Mans 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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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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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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Porsche Clinches WEC Manufacturer’s Title at Shanghai

Last year’s drivers’ title went to Porsche’s Bernhard/Hartley/Webber in a thrilling finale in Bahrain. With one race to go, the current championship leaders are this year’s Le Mans winners Dumas/Jani/Lieb of Porsche. Continue reading

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Toyota Finally Wins a WEC Race at 6 Hours of Fuji

The fight for victory ultimately came down to a last hour battle between all three LMP1 manufacturers. Continue reading

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FIA Endurance Cup Racing at Mount Fuji in Japan this Weekend

In endurance racing Porsche is holding a commanding LMP1 lead – the fastest, arguably most competitive class – in both the driver’s and manufacturer’s championships. Audi is second, and Toyota is third in the first of the three races that wrap up the 2016 Season. Continue reading

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