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Nissan to launch electric Le Mans challenger

Nissan is set to unveil their new Garage 56 entry for the Le Mans 24 Hour next Friday at Circuit de la Sarthe. The Japanese manufacturer joined forces with DeltaWing Racing to shock the racing community last year but have now turned their attentions to “electrifying” Le Mans with a new “Garage 56” challenger. The new car will be unveiled next Friday, June 21 at 10:30am in the Le Mans Village. With fans getting...

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New Porsche P1 car hits the track

The new Porsche LMP1 sports prototype, which will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2014 has hit the track for the first time. Former Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard was given the honor of shaking down the new car at the Porsche test track in Weissach, Germany. The entire Porsche board was on hand to see the car return to Le Mans as an official factory team. Since the decision in mid-2011...

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O Canada!

Unlike the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which headed to the NHL Conference finals without a single Canadian team, there are still four Canadian drivers seeking glory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toronto’s Tony Burgess is slated to be the sole Canadian in the Prototype ranks, co-driving a Lola Judd P2 entry for HVM Status GP team. Quebec’s Kuno Wittmer will be aboard one of the SRT Motorsports Vipers as the big snakes make an...

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Another Lucas Party?

Lucas Luhr, who has sprayed more champagne than Paris Hilton, recently scored his 43rd American Le Man Series career victory to become the ALMS all-time win leader. Luhr has two GT class wins at Le Mans. At Le Mans, Luhr will co-drive the 38 JOTA Sport Zytek-Nissan P2 class entry with Simon Dolan and Oliver...

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Le Mans test day hot shots!

Check out these great galleries from the annual Le Mans Test Day. This year’s 24 Hours is going to include a number of highlights for the fans including the battle of Audi vs Toyota, American greats Corvette and SRT Viper going for glory in GT and Patrick Dempsey’s return to the race for the first time since 2009. Click here to view the images from test...

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Audi sets the pace at Le Mans test day

Audi again look like the team to beat after dominating the action at the Le Mans test day with Loic Duval going from zero to hero across the course of the day. Duval heavily crashed his Audi during the morning session but bounced back in the afternoon to stop the clocks at 3:22.583 – beating last year’s pole time by more than a second. Heavy rain drenched the circuit during the morning but teams were able to get a clean...

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