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Toyota on Provisional Le Mans Pole
Jun14

Toyota on Provisional Le Mans Pole

Toyota Gazoo Racing topped Porsche with two of its three cars in the first qualifying session at Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kamui Kobayashi took provisional pole in the number No. 7 TS050 Hybrid with Kazuki Nakajima joining him on the provisional front row in the sister No. 8 car. Kobayashi set, what turned out to be, the fastest time of the night early on in the shortened 1 hour 40-minute session, lapping...

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Le Mans Debut for New 911 RSR
Jun14

Le Mans Debut for New 911 RSR

If you thought last year’s battle in GTE Pro was tough, wait until the green drops on Saturday and Porsche raise the stakes with the new 911 RSR fighting it out with Ford, Ferrari, Corvette and Aston Martin. Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the twice around the clock pursuit and is represented again this year by a large contingent. The Porsche GT Team fields two new 911 RSRs, which debuted at the 24 Hours...

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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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Looking the part in Texas
May07

Looking the part in Texas

To make sure Laurens Vanthoor, Martin Tomczyk, Toni Vilander & Giancarlo Fisichella looked the part in Texas at Circuit of The Americas, Michelin took them shopping at the famous Allen’s Boots store. Did you catch the action on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship broadcast on FS1 – no problem – we have full segment for you right here to watch. To make sure @VanthoorLaurens, @MartinTomczyk, @toni_vilander...

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Corvette take amazing COTA win
May06

Corvette take amazing COTA win

After losing out with a blocked track at the last corner at the last event, the No. 3 Corvette Racing C7.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen escaped a first turn mess, saw all three of its main rivals pick up pit penalties and then beat the heat to take the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Turn one Less than 20 seconds into the two hour 40 minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, five of...

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