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O Canada!

Unlike the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which headed to the NHL Conference finals without a single Canadian team, there are still four Canadian drivers seeking glory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toronto’s Tony Burgess is slated to be the sole Canadian in the Prototype ranks, co-driving a Lola Judd P2 entry for HVM Status GP team. Quebec’s Kuno Wittmer will be aboard one of the SRT Motorsports Vipers as the big snakes make an...

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Another Lucas Party?

Lucas Luhr, who has sprayed more champagne than Paris Hilton, recently scored his 43rd American Le Man Series career victory to become the ALMS all-time win leader. Luhr has two GT class wins at Le Mans. At Le Mans, Luhr will co-drive the 38 JOTA Sport Zytek-Nissan P2 class entry with Simon Dolan and Oliver...

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Le Mans test day hot shots!

Check out these great galleries from the annual Le Mans Test Day. This year’s 24 Hours is going to include a number of highlights for the fans including the battle of Audi vs Toyota, American greats Corvette and SRT Viper going for glory in GT and Patrick Dempsey’s return to the race for the first time since 2009. Click here to view the images from test...

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Audi sets the pace at Le Mans test day

Audi again look like the team to beat after dominating the action at the Le Mans test day with Loic Duval going from zero to hero across the course of the day. Duval heavily crashed his Audi during the morning session but bounced back in the afternoon to stop the clocks at 3:22.583 – beating last year’s pole time by more than a second. Heavy rain drenched the circuit during the morning but teams were able to get a clean...

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Test Day, A No Rest Day

Sunday, June 9’s sole Le Mans test day prior to race week is a busy and tense time for teams and drivers alike. Teams and drivers who have not previously raced at Le Mans are especially anxious for track time. Each team lays out a program for a series of runs on the 8.5 mile circuit to evaluate set-ups, tires, aerodynamics, gearing, fuel economy and driver performance and comfort. With top lap times ranging from the high 3:20s...

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