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Audi, BMW Pace Le Mans Wednesday Practice

After four hours of running, the first practice session for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is in the books. Peugeot led most of the time with its new 908 but toward the end of the session, Audi moved ahead with two of its new R18 TDIs. In fact, right at the checkered flag, the No. 1 Audi of Mike Rockenfeller set the fastest overall time at 3:27.986. That eclipsed teammate Andre Lotterer in the No. 2 Audi, who had earlier set...

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Calm Before The Storm at Le Mans Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon marks the start of official practice for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The latest batch of images from ace photographer Rick Dole in the lead-up are now live in the “Galleries” section of MichelinAlley.com.

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Michelin Toasts Present and Future at Le Mans

Tuesday featured no on-track activity at Le Mans, but that did not mean the Circuit de la Sarthe was quiet. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), sanctioning body of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held a gathering event in partnership with the Michelin Green X Challenge where the new logo for the challenge was unveiled. A number of sports car key figures attended the event, including the heads of both Audi and Peugeot’s...

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Level 5 – Tucker’s Team Debuts at Le Mans

This is the sixth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. No. 33: Scott Tucker, Christophe Bouchut, Joao Barbosa In just a handful of years, Scott Tucker has taken Level 5 Motorsports from racing and winning regional series championships to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a new LMP2 entry. One Level 5 Lola-HPD coupe was shipped to Le Mans immediately...

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Risi Splits Its Parts At Le Mans

This is the fifth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. No. 59: Stephane Ortelli, Frederic Makowiecki, Jaime Melo, Luxury Racing, has Risi technical support The flagship Ferrari squad of the American Le Mans Series, Houston-based Risi Competizione, is not going to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and will instead focus solely on its ALMS campaign...

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