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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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Flying Fords to the front in qualifying
Jun16

Flying Fords to the front in qualifying

Initial qualifying at the 24 Hours of Le Mans confirmed what many expected – Ford are back and they are going to be extremely fast. The Blue Oval brigade dominated qualifying last night at the Circuit de la Sarthe with four of the top five times in the GTE-Pro class filled by the spectacular new Ford GT machines. Dirk Mueller set the provisional pole with a lap of 3:51.185 – a time that could stand with more rain expected...

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Porsche tops first session at Le Mans
Jun15

Porsche tops first session at Le Mans

Porsche has topped the opening practice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams endured changing wet conditions during the four hour session. The No.2 Porsche of Neel Jani set the pace at 3:22.011 on lap 43 of the 44 laps the Porsche completed. Jani will share the car with regular teammates Romain Dumas and Marc Leib. Last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship-winning No.1 machine of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard...

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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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