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Le Mans poster and entry list revealed
Feb05

Le Mans poster and entry list revealed

Entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour and the FIA World Endurance Championship, plus the poster for this year’s 83rd running of the classic French enduro were revealed today in Paris by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Fifty-six cars will take part at Le Mans which is the third round of the FIA WEC championship. Cars are divided up into four categories: 14 LM P1s (Le Mans Prototype 1) 20 LM P2s (Le Mans prototype 2), 9 LM...

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Nissan/NISMO turns LMP1 back-to-front
Feb01

Nissan/NISMO turns LMP1 back-to-front

Nissan today declared itself ready to take on the world’s best sports car manufacturers after revealing a glimpse of its Le Mans challenger – the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO – during the commercial break for Super Bowl XLIX. Last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched television program in U.S. television history with over 110 million viewers. The 2015 game was therefore the perfect opportunity for Nissan’s “With Dad” commercial (view at...

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New Porsche hits the track
Jan17

New Porsche hits the track

Porsche broke through to take their first FIA WEC win at the season-closing race in Bahrain last year but he legendary German sportscar manufacturer are not resting on their laurels. Porsche has revealed its new car which will do battle against Audi, Toyota and newcomer Nissan in 2014. Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on January 18, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. As scheduled,...

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The FIA WEC hits “Motown”
Jan13

The FIA WEC hits “Motown”

With the world’s automotive media and every major manufacturer on the planet converging on Detroit for this year’s North American International Auto Show, this week has been a busy time for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). The championship has quickly become the showcase for key manufacturers to showcase technology on a global basis with the ACO’s rule book encouraging...

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Porsche returns to victory lane
Dec01

Porsche returns to victory lane

After returning to LM P1 competition in 2014, Porsche has finished off the year in the best possible way by taking victory in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Leib took the No.14 Porsche 919 Hybrid to victory in what was a a bittersweet day for the German manufacturer. Pole sitter Mark Webber crashed the No.20 Porsche with 26 minutes remaining, bringing out the safety car and and early end to the...

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Porsche storms to pole in Brazil
Nov29

Porsche storms to pole in Brazil

Porsche locked down the front row of the grid for the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil with Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard scoring the pole aboard the No.20 Porsche 919 Hybrid. At the start of the 25 minute session the two Porsches were quickly on the pace but were pushed hard by the No.8 Toyota of Anthony Davidson. Neel Jani in the No.14 919 and Mark Webber in the No.20 Porsche were putting in some sub 1...

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