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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA – McNish, Conway, Senna take poles

Early LMP1/LMP2 qualifying for tomorrow’s FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was marked by contact between the Toyota Racing TS030 – Hybrid and the LMP2 Lotus T128. The Toyota left the track on its own with Sebastian Buemi behind the wheel with just over 9 min in the session. The No. 45 Oak Racing Morgan Nissan made contact with the wall in Turn 9. The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro, qualified by Allan McNish and Loic Duval, took the ...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA – Lotterer fastest in Free Practice #3

Andre Lotterer (Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro) posted the fastest time in Free Practice #3 for the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas with a 1:48.650. Teammate Allan McNish was second, with the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid  driven by Stephane Sarrazin more than 1 sec back at 1:49.667. Mike Conway (G-Drive Racing Oreca 03 – Nissan) was tops in LMP2 followed by fellow Brit Martin Plowman in the OAK Racing Morgan – Nissan. Richie Stanway ...

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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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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013: Audi, Nissan, Porsche rise to the top; Kristensen wins 9th

Photo: www.24h-lemans.com As the sun rose at Le Mans with roughly 9 hr to go, the No. 2 Audi, piloted by Loic Duval held a nearly 1-lap lead on the first Toyota. With 8:17 left Bruno Senna led GTE Pro in the No. 99 Aston Martin. During the race’s 21st hour Frederic Makowiecki crashed from the lead while driving this car, removing it from competition. The No. 7 Toyota piloted by Nicolas Lapierre crashed in the Porsche curves nearing the final hour, with his abandoning the vehicle ...

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013: McNish and Audi lead at halfway

  Photo: www.24h-lemans.com Andre Lotterer (Audi Sport Team Joest No. 1 R18 E-Tron Quattro) pitted from the lead with 22 hr 41 min left, leaving the Toyota piloted by Anthony Davidson (Toyota Racing No. 8 TS 030 Hybrid) at the point. Toyota’s early pace surprised, helped by a 56-min caution brought about in the wake of an ultimately fatal crash by GTE Pro World Endurance Championship leader Allan Simonsen (Aston Martin). I love watching racing. I hate knowing that something like t...

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