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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche wins third straight, LMP2s 2-3 overall

Photo: Erik Junius Nicolas Prost starting reporting steering difficulties while on track in the #31, running second overall and first in LMP2 with 11 hr and 48 min left in the race. He pitted the next time past and the team pulled the car into the garage. The Vaillante Rebellion entry fell to third in class and fourth overall before retaking the track. Teammate Heinemeier-Hansson (#13) assumed first in LMP2 followed by Ho-Pin Tung in the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing machine. The #1 Porsche Team 9...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche, Aston Martin lead at halfway

Photo: Erik Junius Kamui Kobayashi broke a nearly 30-year old track record in putting the #7 Toyota Racing TS050 on the pole. The #8 sister car started P2. Darren Turner put the #97 Aston Martin Racing Vantage on GTE Pro pole. The #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Neel Jani) took the initial lead, with the #8 Toyota (Sebastian Buemi) next assuming the point and the #7 (Mike Conway) returning to the front in the second hour. Four hours into the race the #7 still led overall, with the #13 Vaillante Re...

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WEC: Notable 24 Hours of Le Mans driver entries, 2017

Photo: Erik Junius LMP1 #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid – Neel Jani (Switzerland), Andre Lotterer (Germany), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid – Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), Timo Bernhard (Germany), Earl Bamber (New Zealand) #4 ByKolles Racing Team ENSO CLM P1/01-Nissan – Oliver Webb (Great Britain) #7 Toyota Racing TS050 Hybrid – Mike Conway (Great Britain), Kamui Kobayashi (Japan), Stephane Sarrazin (France) #8 Toyota Racing TS050 Hybrid –...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Leading Toyota stops on track in last lap, Porsche wins

Photo: Adrenal Media-Gabi Tomescu With 10 hr left in the race the track still in complete darkness, the #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi) led overall. The #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan (Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi led LMP2, the #82 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488 (Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli) GTE Pro, and the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia (Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal) GT...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Toyota, Signatech, Ferraris lead at halfway

Porsche, Toyota, and Audi qualified in the order at the front of the grid, the #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) starting on the pole. LMP2 qualifying had the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05-Nissan starting first followed by the #35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine A460-Nissan and the #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan. Ford Chip Ganassi Teams USA and UK took three of the top four spots in GTE Pro qualifying. The USA #68 GT started on the pole (Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bou...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Michael Shank Racing-Honda qualify LMP2 P5 in debut

  Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s journey to Le Mans took a significant step forward on Wednesday when the team turned its first official laps at the historic 8.47-mile circuit. It was the first official day of on track action as teams prepare for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, set to begin Saturday afternoon local time (8:30 AM ET). The Team’s Le Mans 24 Hour drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, and Laurens Vanthoor all put i...

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IndyCar: Detroit preview – Pagenaud, Hunter-Reay poised for success

Photo: Chris Owens   The Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit will mark the first of three doubleheaders on the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Drivers will contest a pair of 70-lap races Saturday and Sunday on the 2.36-mile temporary street circuit, testing both their endurance and that of their teams.  Simon Pagenaud claimed his first Indy car win on the streets of Belle Isle in 2013. Now he hopes a strong performance in Detroit can springboard him to the Verizon IndyCar Series ti...

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Le Mans Drivers Hall of Fame: Richard Thompson

As part of the festivities surrounding the World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Circuit of the America’s , Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, inducted Richard Thompson into the Le Mans drivers Hall of Fame. Thompson made his Le Mans debut in a 1960 Corvette Stingray, last competing in 1968 behind the wheel of a Howmet Turbine. As part of the ceremony, Corvette Racing unveiled a new deck lid for their American Le Mans Series cars featuring the names of al...

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