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Le Mans GTE-Pro wide open
Feb13

Le Mans GTE-Pro wide open

Five different manufacturers have won the last five GTE-Pro races at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That makes predicting this year’s race anyone’s guess. Porsche kicked off the run of parity with a dominant victory in 2013, in the first year with its previous generation Porsche 911 RSR. Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz and Romain Dumas’ win in this class set the stage for Porsche’s eventual return to overall glory in the...

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IMSA GTLM teams to tackle Le Mans
Feb09

IMSA GTLM teams to tackle Le Mans

As has been the case for several years, a handful of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams will run the 24 Hours of Le Mans. IMSA confirmed Friday following the release of the Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship entry lists that at least seven IMSA cars will be present at Le Mans. Michelin technical partner teams Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Porsche GT Team – via its CORE autosport North...

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Le Mans, WEC, ELMS entry lists are out
Feb09

Le Mans, WEC, ELMS entry lists are out

Entry lists are out for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series. Both the Le Mans and WEC entry lists were released today, while the ELMS entry came out Thursday. The WEC’s transitional “Super Season” will run eight events between 2018 and 2019. Competitors will race twice at both Le Mans and the preceding 6 Hours of Spa. This gives Le Mans an even more unique...

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Alonso at Le Mans, WEC with Toyota
Jan30

Alonso at Le Mans, WEC with Toyota

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso has been confirmed for his long-awaited debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota Gazoo Racing. Alonso will also race the FIA World Endurance Championship races of its 2018-’19 “Super Season” beyond his F1 commitments with McLaren. Alonso will share the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria...

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Checkered flag: Porsche wins Le Mans
Jun18

Checkered flag: Porsche wins Le Mans

Porsche claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third year in succession in a dramatic fightback after all the LM P1 machines struck trouble throughout the race. At the checkered flag Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley stood on the top step of the podium and were joined by two LM P2 entries. The victory was Michelin’s 20th consecutive win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 2 Porsche actually came from 18...

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18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun18

18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The hours are ticking down at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and with 18 hours remaining, it’s still Porsche at the front of the field. Inheriting the lead after Toyota’s pair of catastrophic exits before halfway, the No. 1 919 Hybrid has been biding its time at the front of the field. Currently, Neel Jani maintains a 13 lap lead over the next closest car overall—the No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 car—and a 17 lap lead over the sister No....

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