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WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring – Porsche 1-2, Ferrari tops GTE Pro

Photo: Erik Junius Toyota Gazoo Racing started at the front of the grid, the #7 TS050 Hybrid (Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez) turning in the fastest qualifying time. The #26 G-Drive Racing LMP2 entry qualified quickest in its class but failed subsequent inspection, giving the top spot to the Le Mans-winning #38 Jackie Chan-DC Racing Oreca-Gibson (Oliver Jarvis, Thomas Laurent). Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre brought Porsche its firsts GTE Pro pole since 2013 in the #92 911. The #98 Asto...

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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: 6 Hours of Silverstone – Toyota, Ford, Chinese open season with wins

Starting grid, Top 3 each class LMP1 #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez), #8 Toyota (Sebastian Buemi, Anthony Davidson, Kaz Nakajima), #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy) LMP2 #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07-Gibson (Roman Rusinov, Pierre Thiriet, Alex Lynn), #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut A470-Gibson (Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes, M. Rao), #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07-Gibson (Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis, Thomas ...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas preview

With the FIA World Endurance Championship’s fourth annual 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas now just 5 days away (Sept. 17) as part of Lone Star Le Mans weekend at COTA it seemed like a good time to dust off the tops of the season points standings in the various classes and provide a few notes regarding the season so far. A 6-hr race win scores 25 points, with 18 for second, and 15 for third, etc. Points are doubled for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The COTA race is the first of four remaini...

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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: 6 Hours of Silverstone – Audi crosses line first, excluded; appeals

Audi Sport Team Joest R18s held down Row 1 on the starting grid, Andre Lotterer (#7) on pole with Oliver Jarvis (#8) next to him. The  #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid entry piloted by Mark Webber started third and the #2 Porsche driven by Romain Dumas fourth. Roman Rusinov was tops in LMP2, driving the #26 G-Drive Racing-Nissan machine, followed by Pipo Derani (#11 Extreme Speed Motorsports-Nissan) and Bruno Senna (#41 RGR Sport by Morano-Nissan). Davide Rigon was the fastest GTE Pro driver in ...

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FIA WEC: Shanghai – Porsche wins, takes manufacturer’s title

The #17 Team Porsche 919 Hybrid (Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley) came into the race with the points lead, having won three straight. The #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage (Pedro Lamy, Paul Dalla Lana, Matthias Lauda) topped GTE Am qualifying. Toni Vilander and Gianmaria Bruni started on GTE Pro pole in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia, followed by the #71 piloted by teammate Davide Rigon. The #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier-Nissan (Roman Rusinov, Julien Canal, Sam Bird) qualified fastes...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA (Qualifying): Porsche, KCMG, Aston Martin, Dempsey fastest

Photo: Chris Smith LMP1: 1. #18 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Neel Jani, Switzerland; Marc Lieb, Germany; Romain Dumas, France) 1:46.211 2. #17 Porsche (Timo Bernhard, Germany; Mark Webber, Australia; Brendon Hartley; New Zealand) +0.164 3. #8 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro (Lucas Di Grassi, Brazil; Loic Duval, France; Oliver Jarvis, Great Britain) +1.327   LMP2: 1. #47 KCMG Oreca 05-Nissan (Matthew Howson, Great Britain; Richard Bradley, Great Britain; Nicolas Lapierre, Franc...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Audi wins again, Rees for the first time

Porsche locked down the first three positions in the starting grid at Spa-Francorchamps. The #17 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendan Hartley was fastest (average fastest laps of 1 min 54.767 sec), followed by the team’s third entry, the #19 piloted by Nico Hulkenburg and Nick Tandy (+0.258 sec). Neel Jani and Marc Lieb followed in the #18. The Audi Sport Team Joest #7 R18 e-tron quattro was the first non-Porsche, lining up fourth on the grid and driven by Andre Lott...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Audi wins season opener; Porsche, Toyota also on podium

The #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid (Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer) won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone by 4.160 sec over the #18 Porsche 919 hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb). Defending series champions Anthony Davidson, Sebatien Buemi, and Kaz Nakajima (#1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid) finished third. The Audi’s sister car, driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and Oliver Jarvis took fifth place following two unschedu...

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