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10 years of Audi diesels
Jun15

10 years of Audi diesels

Audi is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time with diesel power. The diesel revolution, literally, came quietly – the engine providing a quiet unusual sound. The Audi R10 TDI raced around the circuit so silently that it was near-imperceptible. “At high speed, even the wind noise was louder than that of the engine,” recalls Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen who, with nine...

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Audi tops Le Mans test day times
Jun05

Audi tops Le Mans test day times

Teams had their only chance today outside of race week to record laps at the Circuit de la Sarthe as 60 cars completed 4,151 laps and 35,155 miles at the annual Le Mans test day. The No.8 Audi of Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis topped the times with the Brazilian FIA Formula E championship leader di Grassi pushing Porsche off the top of the timesheet with a lap of 3 minutes, 21.375 seconds. Reigning Le Mans winners and...

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Michelin road to Le Mans
Jun02

Michelin road to Le Mans

We’re counting down the days until this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans test day at Circuit de la Sarthe. While the battle for outright honors between Porsche, Audio and Toyota will again be a highlight, many eyes will on the GTE-Pro battle where Ford returns this year to do battle with Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Corvette Racing. Michelin has partnered with Sportscar365.com for a series of “Road to Le...

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Ford confirms Le Mans line-up
Mar14

Ford confirms Le Mans line-up

IndyCar aces Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais, American Billy Johnson and former Nissan LM P1 ace Harry Tincknell are amongst the all-star line-up confirmed today by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Born and bred in Le Mans, Bourdais made his debut for the Ford GT program at Daytona and will drive again this week at Sebring joined by reigning IndyCar champ Dixon – both are now locked in for the...

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Shank headed to Le Mans
Jan08

Shank headed to Le Mans

Michael Shank Racing may have a Rolex 24 trophy in its workshop but now the Ohio-based team has its sight set on chasing success this year in the biggest 24 hour race of all – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team earned an invitation to compete at Le Mans thanks to the efforts of team driver John Pew who won the 2015 Trueman Award as the top semi-pro racer in the IMSA WeatherTech Prototype championship. Pew will team with longtime...

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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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