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Nissan to return in 2016
Oct01

Nissan to return in 2016

Nissan is set to skip the remainder of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship to concentrate on a return to the series kicking off at Silverstone in 2016. After battling technical issues at Le Mans, the team is undertaking an extensive test and development program which included a two-day test following the recent FIA World Endurance Championship weekend at Circuit of The Americas with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla...

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Nissan to delay return to FIA WEC
Aug07

Nissan to delay return to FIA WEC

Nissan will delay its return to the LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship to focus on technical issues it faced during this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Issues with the energy recovery system (ERS) meant that Nissan had to run at the Le Mans 24 Hours on engine power alone. The bespoke Nissan V6 3-litre twin turbo petrol engine and the unique aerodynamics of the GT-R LM NISMO proved to be the main strengths of the car...

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Michelin & IMSA Congratulate Le Mans Podium Finishers
Jun27

Michelin & IMSA Congratulate Le Mans Podium Finishers

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Two weeks ago, most eyes in the motorsports world were focused on Circuit de la Sarthe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a number of regular competitors in IMSA acquitted themselves quite well in the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ten IMSA drivers came away from Le Mans with podium finishes, and five of them came away as race winners. All of them did so riding on Michelin tires. Leading the way were Nick Tandy and...

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Corvette Racing’s Finest Hour
Jun23

Corvette Racing’s Finest Hour

The 2015 Le Mans 24 Hour race did not start well for Corvette Racing. Following a heavy crash in Thursday evening qualifying and unable to make the necessary repairs on site, Corvette Racing was forced to withdraw the No. 63 Corvette C7.R of pre-race favorites Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe. Magnussen, who was uninjured, is a four-time Le Mans winner and co-driver Garcia has three Le Mans wins. Together, they had...

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Porsche Wins Le Mans
Jun14

Porsche Wins Le Mans

Porsche has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a record 17th time, scoring its first overall victory since 1998. The No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Earl Bamber, Nico Hulkenberg, and Nick Tandy completed 395 laps (3,346 miles) on the immense 8.47-mile Circuit de la Sarthe. It was a one-two finish for Porsche as the victorious Porsche finished a lap ahead of its No. 17 Porsche stablemate driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and...

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Corvette Racing Scores GTE Pro Win
Jun14

Corvette Racing Scores GTE Pro Win

Since its inception, Corvette Racing’s mantra has been “Never give up!” This motto kept the American team motivated after the No. 63 Corvette C7.R was so badly damaged in a qualifying accident before the 24 Hours of Le Mans that it had to be withdrawn, leaving the squad with a single bullet to fight the Ferraris, Porsches, and Aston Martins in the fiercely competitive GTE Pro category. In the end, Corvette Racing...

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