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Olympic legend Hoy ready for debut
Jun15

Olympic legend Hoy ready for debut

He was the most successful British Olympian in history, now cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is ready to become the first summer Olympic games gold medalist to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After his retirement from the sport as its undisputed sprint king in 2012, Hoy turned his competitive instincts to motorsport where he joined forces with Nissan to debut in the British GT Championship. His performance was fast-tracked by the team which...

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Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain
Nov22

Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain

  A number of new faces were seen in action at the FIA World Endurance Championship Bahrain test including some young stars of the future plus an ex-Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar race winner – Juan Pablo Montoya. Of the three drivers selected by the WEC promoter for an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly developed LMP1 hybrid prototypes, it was New Zealander Richie Stanaway who set the fastest time of the day...

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Nissan and Michelin take Super GT crown
Nov17

Nissan and Michelin take Super GT crown

Michelin and Nissan have teamed up to take their second consecutive Super GT GT500 championship in Japan and their fourth title in the past five years. Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda combined abroad their Nissan GT-R to overhaul fellow Nissan pilots Hironobu Yasuda and JP de Oliveira by five points to claim the title. After only qualifying 12th for the final round, Quintarelli and Nissan’s LM P1 racer Matsuda moved...

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Porsche wins again in Shanghai
Nov02

Porsche wins again in Shanghai

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley extended their title lead in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship by scoring a fourth consecutive victory, at Shanghai in China. With the No.18 Porsche finishing in second place, 26-seconds behind the No.17 car, Porsche clinched the 2015 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship. Now holding a 70-point lead in the Manufacturers’ standings over Audi, Porsche cannot be beaten no...

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Porsche and Ferrari at the front in China
Oct31

Porsche and Ferrari at the front in China

Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took a fourth FIA World Endurance Championship pole position in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid at Shanghai. Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying to maintain its perfect pole record in the 2015 World Endurance Championship and ensure that Webber, Hartley and teammate Timo Bernhard stretch their title advantage to two points. The title leading No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber and Brendon...

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