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Porsche tops first session at Le Mans
Jun15

Porsche tops first session at Le Mans

Porsche has topped the opening practice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams endured changing wet conditions during the four hour session. The No.2 Porsche of Neel Jani set the pace at 3:22.011 on lap 43 of the 44 laps the Porsche completed. Jani will share the car with regular teammates Romain Dumas and Marc Leib. Last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship-winning No.1 machine of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard...

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10 years of Audi diesels
Jun15

10 years of Audi diesels

Audi is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time with diesel power. The diesel revolution, literally, came quietly – the engine providing a quiet unusual sound. The Audi R10 TDI raced around the circuit so silently that it was near-imperceptible. “At high speed, even the wind noise was louder than that of the engine,” recalls Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen who, with nine...

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Americans at Le Mans
Jun07

Americans at Le Mans

This year’s 24 Hour of Le Mans will highlight American involvement in the classic French endurance event with a special display highlighting the “stars and stripes” at Cirucit de la Sarthe. 16 cars that have raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours will appear in the exhibition including: The three Ford GT40s that filled the first three places in 1966. It was an all-American podium with victory going to Bruce McLaren and Chris...

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Audi tops Le Mans test day times
Jun05

Audi tops Le Mans test day times

Teams had their only chance today outside of race week to record laps at the Circuit de la Sarthe as 60 cars completed 4,151 laps and 35,155 miles at the annual Le Mans test day. The No.8 Audi of Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis topped the times with the Brazilian FIA Formula E championship leader di Grassi pushing Porsche off the top of the timesheet with a lap of 3 minutes, 21.375 seconds. Reigning Le Mans winners and...

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IMSA aces are here, then there
Apr27

IMSA aces are here, then there

Want to know how good the drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca really are? A quick look at the record books and the entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race makes it easy to see why international insiders hold the WeatherTech Championship, and especially the powerful GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, in exceptionally high regard. For starters, a pair of the 2015 overall Le Mans...

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