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Audi legend Kristensen to retire
Nov19

Audi legend Kristensen to retire

Nine-time Le Mans 24 hour winner Tom Kristensen today announced his retirement from the sport. The Danish Audi legend will wave the checkered flag on his career after next week’s final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The 47-year-old won Le Mans on debut aboard a TWR Porsche WSC-95 for Joest Racing in 1997 and began a remarkable run of success when he joined Audi in 1999 – taking six wins in a row...

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Toyota takes win and driver’s title
Nov15

Toyota takes win and driver’s title

Toyota’s Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi’s run of race wins may have come to an end in Bahrain but the British/Swiss duo did enough to clinch the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship driver’s title today. An alternator issue delayed Davidson and Buemi who lost 18 laps in the pits but their teammates in the No.7 car Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway were able to take the victory. The No.7 Toyota led...

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Porsche take back-to-back poles
Nov14

Porsche take back-to-back poles

After scoring pole in a complete dead heat with Toyota in Shanghai, the No. 14 Porsche continued its Bahrain dominance with pole today for this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship round. Neel Jani had topped two of the three practice sessions in Bahrain and he teamed with Romain Dumas to clinch the pole in qualifying – Porsche’s third of 2014 Championship leaders Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi were...

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Porsche tops first Bahrain practice
Nov13

Porsche tops first Bahrain practice

Porsche set the pace in night practice in Bahrain with the No.14 entry of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Leib setting the pace in preparation for this weekend’s round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Jani recorded a time of 1m43.375s – the only man to break into the 43 second bracket. The times in the evening session under lights were considerably faster than opening afternoon session – Jani’s time at...

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Toyota a step closer to WEC title
Nov02

Toyota a step closer to WEC title

Toyota moved a step closer to the FIA World Endurance Championship LM P1 championship victory when Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi took their second consecutive win and their fourth of the season in Shanghai. Both factory Porsches held the early advantage after the two Toyota’s elected to pit at the first yellow flag for a fuel top-up – negating the requirement to potentially make a late race stop. Both Davidson and...

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