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Porsche wins as Toyota suffers heartbreak
Jun19

Porsche wins as Toyota suffers heartbreak

In one of the most stunning races in motorsport history, Toyota came within one single lap of becoming only the second manufacturer to claim victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Toyota TS050 Hybrid stopped on the pit straight just as the Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davison and Sebastien Buemi entry was about to start its final lap. Japanese ace Nakajima was able to get the car going again but his final 12-minute lap was too slow under...

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David vs Goliath at Le Mans
Jun19

David vs Goliath at Le Mans

The clock is counting down at Le Mans and a classic “David versus Goliath” battle in both the Prototype and GTE-Pro classes. The No.2 Porsche managed to get through to the lead before Anthony Davison pushed the Toytoa back to the front with three hours to go. With about 140 minutes remaining, Davison had opened the gap out to more than 50 seconds over Neel Jani while the second Toyota held third spot with Stephane Sarrzin...

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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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Will Ferrari spoil Ford’s party
Jun18

Will Ferrari spoil Ford’s party

The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans was supposed to be Ford’s grand party – celebrating their return to the world’s most famous endurance race. The comeback would relive classic battles of Ford versus Ferrari from the 60s. The only problem at the half way point of today’s race, the Ferrari guys are up for the fight and looking to make amends for what happened here 50 years ago. In their first Le Mans for five years,...

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Toyota and Ford star at Le Mans
Jun18

Toyota and Ford star at Le Mans

Rain created history at the 24 Hours of Le Mans today with the race starting under safety car for the first time. Hollywood star Brad Pitt waved the green and the 60 car field quiet moved off the grid to begin a 52 minute journey behind the safety car. Some teams called into question the length of the slow running, some even pitting to switch to intermediate tires. The first team to strike trouble was the No.67 Ford GT of Mario...

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