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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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6 hours to go: The year of upsets?
Jun19

6 hours to go: The year of upsets?

Six hours is a long time in motorsport – especially in a 24 hour race. But this year’s 24 Hour of Le Mans has a couple of upsets looming which few predicted prior to the green flag. In the Prototype ranks, Porsche has dominated in recent times – winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year as well as the FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi has been the kings of Le Mans since taking their first victory here in 2000...

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Audi tops Le Mans warm-up
Jun18

Audi tops Le Mans warm-up

The rain may have disappeared by accidents and red flags still struck the morning warm-up in preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi topped the charts with Andre Lotterer setting the fastest time in a session that was disrupted by crashes by two LM P2 machines. Paul-Loup Chatin went off early in the session and suffering impact with the barriers in the Paniz Barthez Ligier. While the rain has stopped, there were still a couple...

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Ford makes history on return
Jun17

Ford makes history on return

Ford’s dominating performance in Wednesday qualifying combined with Thursday’s horrendous weather clinched a historic pole position for the No.68 Ford GT of Dirk Mueller in the GTE-Pro calss. Ford will start 1-2-4-5 after qualifying with only the lead AF Corse Ferrari spoiling the Ford party. In fact, the GTE-Pro battle will be a repeat of the famous Ford versus Ferrari battles from the 60s with Ferrari and Ford filling...

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Rain seals pole for Porsche
Jun16

Rain seals pole for Porsche

Torrential rain and heavy storms has guaranteed Porsche locked in pole position for the No.2 car for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Very few cars were able to better their times from last night’s session leaving the No.2 Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb on the top spot. Porsche secured the top two spots with a pair of Toyota Hybrids and the two Audis running two by two on the grid behind them. Neel...

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Risi’s Le Mans return
Jun16

Risi’s Le Mans return

After last competing at Le Mans in 2010, American Ferrari squad Risi Competizione is finally back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Houston-based squad quickly showed despite missing the race for five consecutive years, they were quickly on the pace by setting the second-fastest lap in yesterday’s initial practice. Risi Competizione has entered a winning lineup in the quest for its fourth Le Mans class victory in seven attempts....

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