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Nissan/NISMO turns LMP1 back-to-front
Feb01

Nissan/NISMO turns LMP1 back-to-front

Nissan today declared itself ready to take on the world’s best sports car manufacturers after revealing a glimpse of its Le Mans challenger – the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO – during the commercial break for Super Bowl XLIX. Last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched television program in U.S. television history with over 110 million viewers. The 2015 game was therefore the perfect opportunity for Nissan’s “With Dad” commercial (view at...

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Porsche returns to victory lane
Dec01

Porsche returns to victory lane

After returning to LM P1 competition in 2014, Porsche has finished off the year in the best possible way by taking victory in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Leib took the No.14 Porsche 919 Hybrid to victory in what was a a bittersweet day for the German manufacturer. Pole sitter Mark Webber crashed the No.20 Porsche with 26 minutes remaining, bringing out the safety car and and early end to the...

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Mark Webber and Porsche set the pace in Brazil
Nov28

Mark Webber and Porsche set the pace in Brazil

Porsche has dominated the opening day of action in Brazil for the FIA World Endurance Championship with ex-F1 racer Mark Webber topping the times aboard  the No.20 919 hybrid entry. Porsche topped the opening session and again set the pace in the afternoon with Webber topping the time sheets with a 1m18.349, eighth tenths quicker than the earlier best time and just 0.091s ahead of the No.14 919 of Romain Dumas. Audi were third and...

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Dempsey launches FIA WEC assault with Porsche
Nov19

Dempsey launches FIA WEC assault with Porsche

Patrick Dempsey is set to graduate to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015, expanding his deal with Porsche to contest the full WEC and the Le Mans 24 Hours. The American actor and race driver originally teamed up with Porsche in 2013 in the American Le Mans Series but will now take on the GTE-AM class in the FIA WEC – contesting races at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Fuji, Shanghai, Bahrain and Le Mans....

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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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