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Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory
Jun13

Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory

Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic – this year’s running is the 85th edition – gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best. “We are quietly going...

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Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step
Jun13

Risi Aiming to Return to Top Step

After a ferocious battle with Ford in 2016, Risi Competizione is back at Le Mans again in 2017 with its sights set on the top step of the podium.. This year will be the Texas-based squad’s 13th entry over eight years for the 85th running of the French endurance classic. The formidable driver line-up includes Ferrari factory sports car drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) and Toni Vilander (Finland), along with former Risi regular,...

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Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win
Jun13

Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win

The story of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt’s win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967 is the stuff of racing legend and notable in more ways than one. The second of four in a row for Ford with the GT 40, the podium prompted the birth of the champagne celebration now traditional around the world. Fifty years later, this remains the only win for an All-American team, driver and car at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Of the four Ford victories (1966,...

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Toyota and Corvette top Le Mans test day
Jun04

Toyota and Corvette top Le Mans test day

Toyota may have suffered heartbreak at the end of last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans but their speed at this year’s Le Mans test day has demonstrated the Japanese brand is out to make amends for last year. Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap of the day in the No. 7 TS050 Hybrid he shares with Mike Conway and Stéphane Sarrazin. His time of 3mins 18.132secs was more than five seconds quicker than the best Toyota lap at the 2016...

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Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA
Sep16

Will Audi repeat its Mexico pole at COTA

  The No.8 Audi again topped the times at Circuit of The Americas in Free Practice 3 this morning – the final session before qualifying. Audi’s Loic Duval was the only driver to break into the 1 minute, 45 second bracket with a time of 1:45.719 This was the biggest margin of the weekend so far – Duval’s time was 0.332 of a second quicker than Porsche’s Brendon Hartley. The time is also considerably quicker than last year’s pole...

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