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ESM enters WEC Shanghai; forgoing Petit
Sep20

ESM enters WEC Shanghai; forgoing Petit

Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai. The Florida-based team has entered both its Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes in the LMP2 class for the Nov. 2 race at China’s Shanghai International Circuit. In order to prepare both Tequila Patrón-sponsored...

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ESM Honda gets a roof for 2015
May03

ESM Honda gets a roof for 2015

The Extreme Speed Motorsports drivers will have a roof over their head in 2015 with two new Honda Performance Development HPD ARX-04b Honda coupes. The team is planning an ambitious 2015 racing program that may include the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The ARX-04b is fully compliant with the latest ACO LMP2 regulations, and exceeds the safety standards of the new enclosed-cockpit configuration. The new design is eligible for competition in the...

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Le Mans line-up confirmed
Feb13

Le Mans line-up confirmed

The field for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour was unveiled in Paris today for the 82nd running of the classic French endurance race. 31 full season cars from the FIA WEC will grow to 56 for the June 14-15 race including the revolutionary NissanZEOD RC which occupies “Garage 56” for new and innovative technology. Today’s press conference also unveiled a new logo for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (pictured right)...

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WEC entries announced
Feb13

WEC entries announced

Entries have been confirmed today for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship with 31 cars confirmed for the full season – the third running the world championship for sportscars. Porsche will join the fight for overall victories with a two-car team battling a pair of Audis and Toyotas. A total of nine LM P1 cars will contest the championship, seven in LM P2, seven in GTE-Pro and eight in GTE-Am. The only American squad...

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Johansson back aboard a prototype

Ex-Formula 1 and IndyCar racer and prominent sportscar star Stefan Johansson joined forces with Level 5 Motorsport this weekend. Last seen in the ALMS paddock when teammates with David Brabham at Highcroft Racing in 2008, Johansson will drive with Guy Cosmo and Marino Franchitti this weekend. “I tested with them a while back at COTA, with the view of maybe doing something, for the fact I’m a Silver driver now,”...

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