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Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt
Jun15

Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt

With 18 Le Mans attempts in a row, it is no surprise that Corvette Racing adapt quickly to racing in France at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are still running on Michelin tires in France, but a different FIA World Endurance Championship-spec WEC spec Michelin tire. Corvette Racing has come to grips with the compound almost immediately. “I know we have a Le Mans-specific tire for this...

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Toyota on Provisional Le Mans Pole
Jun14

Toyota on Provisional Le Mans Pole

Toyota Gazoo Racing topped Porsche with two of its three cars in the first qualifying session at Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kamui Kobayashi took provisional pole in the number No. 7 TS050 Hybrid with Kazuki Nakajima joining him on the provisional front row in the sister No. 8 car. Kobayashi set, what turned out to be, the fastest time of the night early on in the shortened 1 hour 40-minute session, lapping...

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Le Mans Debut for New 911 RSR
Jun14

Le Mans Debut for New 911 RSR

If you thought last year’s battle in GTE Pro was tough, wait until the green drops on Saturday and Porsche raise the stakes with the new 911 RSR fighting it out with Ford, Ferrari, Corvette and Aston Martin. Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the twice around the clock pursuit and is represented again this year by a large contingent. The Porsche GT Team fields two new 911 RSRs, which debuted at the 24 Hours...

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Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory
Jun13

Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory

Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic – this year’s running is the 85th edition – gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best. “We are quietly going...

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Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step
Jun13

Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step

After a ferocious battle with Ford in 2016, Risi Competizione is back at Le Mans again in 2017 with its sights set on the top step of the podium.. This year will be the Texas-based squad’s 13th entry over eight years for the 85th running of the French endurance classic. The formidable driver line-up includes Ferrari factory sports car drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) and Toni Vilander (Finland), along with former Risi regular,...

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Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win
Jun13

Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win

The story of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt’s win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967 is the stuff of racing legend and notable in more ways than one. The second of four in a row for Ford with the GT 40, the podium prompted the birth of the champagne celebration now traditional around the world. Fifty years later, this remains the only win for an All-American team, driver and car at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Of the four Ford victories (1966,...

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