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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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IMSA stars shine at LeMans
Jun28

IMSA stars shine at LeMans

The stars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were shining throughout the race and on the podium at Le Mans. The Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller and Sebastien Bourdais took the prestigious GTE-Pro (GT-LM) class win after a relentless battle with the Risi Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Matteo Malucelli. Rounding out the IMSA sweep of the podium was the CGR Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and...

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Ford wins again after 50 years
Jun19

Ford wins again after 50 years

Ford turned back the clock 50 years at the Le Mans 24 Hour by taking victory on debut with the Ford GT of GTE-Pro pole winner Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand and Sebastien Bourdais. The No.68 Ford held off the Risi Competizione Ferrari to claim the win with the No.69 Ford of Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon and Richard Westbrook taking third All four of the new Ford GTs made it to the finish with the No.66 and No.67 cars finishing fourth and ninth...

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Porsche wins as Toyota suffers heartbreak
Jun19

Porsche wins as Toyota suffers heartbreak

In one of the most stunning races in motorsport history, Toyota came within one single lap of becoming only the second manufacturer to claim victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Toyota TS050 Hybrid stopped on the pit straight just as the Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davison and Sebastien Buemi entry was about to start its final lap. Japanese ace Nakajima was able to get the car going again but his final 12-minute lap was too slow under...

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David vs Goliath at Le Mans
Jun19

David vs Goliath at Le Mans

The clock is counting down at Le Mans and a classic “David versus Goliath” battle in both the Prototype and GTE-Pro classes. The No.2 Porsche managed to get through to the lead before Anthony Davison pushed the Toytoa back to the front with three hours to go. With about 140 minutes remaining, Davison had opened the gap out to more than 50 seconds over Neel Jani while the second Toyota held third spot with Stephane Sarrzin...

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Le Mans & Daytona – 24 hour contrasts
Jun19

Le Mans & Daytona – 24 hour contrasts

A lot of the cars that race here are the same but there are many differences between the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 24 Hours of  Le Mans. The race distance is the same, but that is where the similarities stop. The biggest contrast is the amount of track distance per starter – traffic at Daytona is a much bigger issue because the track is so much shorter. Much more of the race at Le Mans is also run in the dark. Check out our...

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