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Olympic legend Hoy ready for debut
Jun15

Olympic legend Hoy ready for debut

He was the most successful British Olympian in history, now cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is ready to become the first summer Olympic games gold medalist to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After his retirement from the sport as its undisputed sprint king in 2012, Hoy turned his competitive instincts to motorsport where he joined forces with Nissan to debut in the British GT Championship. His performance was fast-tracked by the team which...

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Americans at Le Mans
Jun07

Americans at Le Mans

This year’s 24 Hour of Le Mans will highlight American involvement in the classic French endurance event with a special display highlighting the “stars and stripes” at Cirucit de la Sarthe. 16 cars that have raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours will appear in the exhibition including: The three Ford GT40s that filled the first three places in 1966. It was an all-American podium with victory going to Bruce McLaren and Chris...

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Stay on the gas!
Apr30

Stay on the gas!

Porsche and Corvette have had some controversial battles over the past two races with contact between the two affecting the final race outcome. But the close hard fought battles between these legendary GT brands is nothing new. Back in 2009 at the final round of the American Le Mans Series the fight came down to the final lap – in fact, down to the last few meters of the race. These guys are pure racers. The first thought that...

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Mazda on top early
Apr29

Mazda on top early

We’re racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca but having the track named after your brand doesn’t guarantee success – the Mazda prototype team is earning it on merit. The Mazda squad has shown strong pace the past couple of rounds and that continued this morning. While they led their first ever session overall at Long Beach, this morning they went 1-2 in the prototype ranks for the first time. Joel Miller led the times...

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Long Beach battleground!
Apr16

Long Beach battleground!

It was a day of wildly fluctuating fortunes in the GTLM class today with contact, penalties, crashes and a wildly controversial finish which stopped the No.3 Corvette Racing squad from scoring its third consecutive victory of 2016. BMW’s Bill Auberlen led off the start but soon reeled in by both Porsches. Oliver Gavin was the first to enter the pits after suffering a punctured tire but then the penalties started to fly. Both...

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Rahal and BMW hit the beach
Apr11

Rahal and BMW hit the beach

The streets of Long Beach and the road to victory lane here and at Indianapolis are familiar territory to Bobby Rahal, team principal at BMW Team RLL. “My first race here was in 1977,” said Rahal, an IMSA champion team owner and three time IndyCar driver champion. “My dad and I came to the U.S. Grand Prix. Long Beach is always a great event. In Indy Cars, outside of the Indianapolis 500, this is the one everyone wanted to win.” Now...

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