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World Endurance CUP Round 6 – Texas: Porsche 1, 2, Toyota 3

Toyota once again teased; once again failed – a problem that might go away next year since it will likely be racing against itself in LMP1 – good for a Tokyo Aichi lobby trophy, but disastrous for the sport. Continue reading

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Silverstone: Toyota Beats Porsche. Chan Racing Wins LMP2. Ford Bests Ferrari, Porsche in GT Pro. Ferrari takes GT Am

The race – pure England at this time of year (or any time) – was run under mixed weather conditions, forcing teams to choose between tires – slicks, so-called intermediates or rain rubber in changing conditions that forced drivers to extract the best performance out of the world’s most exciting racing machines. 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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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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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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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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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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Audi Dumps World Endurance Cup Racing and Le Mans after 18 Years of Success for Boring Formula E?

Unsaid was the incentives the Formula E incentives involved – rule changes, appearance money and / or a share of the F1E gate, not that racing organizations ever do such things . 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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Porsche’s Mark Webber Says Racing Career Over

On the surface or rather the track surface, Webber has no reason to quit as his lap times often and consistently are in the top ten on timing sheets. However, going out on top, and not on top of a stretcher, is a strategy that AutoInformed endorses, though we will miss watching him slice and dice through and around competitive cars. MLB’s Big Papi comes to mind where he competes in an endurance contest of another sort, one that is no less demanding on reflexes, conditioning and smarts. Continue reading

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World Endurance Championship Texas Bound. Porsche Leads

Two weeks after a Porsche 919 Hybrid won the debut race in Mexico City, the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas this Saturday on the Circuit of the Americas at a combined WEC and IMSA SportsCar joint event. Continue reading

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Mexico City High – Porsche Wins WEC Race

Reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) won a tightly contested six-hour race in high-altitude Mexico City. Continue reading

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Damp Qualifying at Nürburgring Has Audi on Front Row

In what can be described as damp but drying track conditions at Nürburgring today saw Audi’s Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler take the pole position in the #7 Audi R18 with a combined average of 1m39.444s. Continue reading

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Toyota Engines Fail on Way to Sure Win at SPA. Audi Triumphs

It was evident at the opening race this year at Silverstone that Toyota was still down on power compared to the Germans. In a classic demonstration of the trade-offs in racing, both TS050 Toyota hybrids had significantly improved performance – but. Continue reading

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WEC Battle of the Bulge – Japanese v Germans at Spa

“Even if the result at Silverstone was pretty good, we know we need to show more performance if we are to achieve our targets this season,” said Toshio Sato, Team President. Continue reading

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