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What if you X-rayed the ZEOD?
Apr24

What if you X-rayed the ZEOD?

Spaniard Lucas Ordóñez broke new ground when he won the inagural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition but now the two-time Le Mans podium finisher is eagerly awaiting the change the face of sportscar racing with the Nissan ZEOD RC. Ordóñez, fellow GT Academy alumni Wolfgang Reip and their recently announced Japanese teammate Satoshi Motoyama tested the Nissan ZED RC at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France last week,...

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Taylors – young, fun contenders
Apr24

Taylors – young, fun contenders

A funny thing happened in talking to the resident fun drivers in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. Ricky and Jordan Taylor were serious. Climbing the ladder to the top levels of competition, top sports car endurance racing drivers are definitely athletes and often discover the intensity and overlapping demands tend to take away some of the fun that got them into the sport. Thankfully, the Taylor brothers are exceptions...

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Toyota 1-2 at Silverstone
Apr20

Toyota 1-2 at Silverstone

Toyota has dominated the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship with Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi leading home a Toyota 1-2 at Silverstone. The trio were deserving winners of the Royal Automobile Club’s Tourist Trophy in a rain-shortened event which was red flagged 38 minutes before the scheduled six hour checkered flag. Toyota led for more than three-quarters of the race and were in a...

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Toyota on pole at Silverstone
Apr20

Toyota on pole at Silverstone

Toyota Racing claimed its second consecutive pole position for the Six Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, but by the narrowest of margins – just five one thousands of a second! Only 0.452 seconds separated the six LMP1-H entries from Toyota, Audi and Porsche throughout the 25-minutes of qualifying. The three manufacturers filled the first three places, perfectly demonstrating how...

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Motoyama joins Nissan ZEOD program
Apr16

Motoyama joins Nissan ZEOD program

Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama will join Nissan GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip on the driver line-up for the revolutionary electric Nissan ZEOD RC at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Motoyama returns to Le Mans after last driving the Nissan DeltaWing two years ago. The Japanese ace became a fan favorite after working for an hour to try to fix the stricken car after being pushed off the road by...

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Back to back wins for Ganassi
Apr13

Back to back wins for Ganassi

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have four Rolex Series championships to their credit but the way they have performed in the past two TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races, more silverware could be on its way to the American/Mexican combination. The Chip Ganassi Racing squad won at Sebring with Marino Franchitti joining the duo and they back it up again today with a flawless performance in the Long Beach Grand Prix. Rojas led from the...

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