Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aug 30

Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win in California

For the occasion, the American marque reunited the Ford GT40 winners from 1966 to 1968

Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win in California.This year, one of the themes of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance during Monterey week, was the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

WEC: Graff Racing (Oreca) eyeing the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in LM P2

“The logical progression was to create an LM P2 program for 2017” – Pascal Rauturier

Graff Racing (Oreca) eyeing the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in LM P2Announced for the 2015 season, Graff Racing’s move to LM P2 will finally take place in 2017 with the acquisition of an Oreca 07 for the French team currently fourth in the LM P3 class in the European Le Mans Series.

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Aug 07

Ford GT tops GTLM qualifying at Road America, Mueller scores first WeatherTech Championship Pole

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In its return to competition in 2016, the Ford GT has seen its share of success both in IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship competition and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

WEC: Toyota back on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mansback on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mans

6 Hours of Nürburgring

2016-06-19-0399 A little over a month after Toyota’s cruel defeat in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to get back on track for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Le Mans Classic – Marco Werner takes another Le Mans win!

There was a series of tussles between former 24 Hours of Le Mans winners this weekend at the eighth Le Mans Classic

Le Mans Classic - Marco Werner takes another Le Mans win!Among them, Marco Werner, former Audi works driver, back at Le Mans after three wins in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Marco Werner did it again this weekend! Much to his delight, he took victory in Grid 6 (1972-1982) at Le Mans Classic, at the wheel of the #78 Porsche 936. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Interview with United Autosports Team Principal Richard Dean

2016 is the team’s first full season in the European Le Mans Series
http://www.europeanlemansseries.com/assets/News/2016%20New%20Images/RBR/Richard%20Dean.JPGUnited Autosports is an American owned, British-based team founded and run by American Zak Brown and Briton Richard Dean, who was a class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, lifting the GT2 class trophy in 2006.

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Jun 29

Le Mans-Winning Ford GT rejoins GT Le Mans field for Sahlen’s Six Hours Of The Glen

Round 3 of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (FS1, live, Sunday at 10 a.m. ET).

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0107 Coming off of class victories at both the most recent IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class event and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing is looking to continue that momentum when it returns to Watkins Glen International for Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

IMSA: Mazda decorates one of its cars in the colours of the 1991 Le Mans winner

At the 6 Hours of The Glen, sixth round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place this weekend

Mazda will commemorate its victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans by decorating one of its two Mazdas competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the colours of the 787B that won 25 years ago at the 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Romain Dumas (Porsche): from victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the pole at Pikes Peak

The French driver clocked the best time in qualifying which takes place on the lower part of the hillclimb

2016-06-19-0411 Anyone would have taken the time to celebrate his second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but not Romain Dumas who, the very day after his win with Porsche and teammates Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, took off for Colorado to compete in the “race in the clouds.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Championship points following 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here is how things stand now

2016-06-19-0101 With double points on offer for the third round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, a team’s result from the 24 Hours of Le Mans often has a strong impact on a season’s outcome.

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Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Ford triumph on return to Le Mans

Victory went to the No.68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA

2016-06-19-0189In LMGTE Pro it was the opposite case as the podium places were filled by teams from the USA, with Ford securing a triumphant victory on its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years after its 1-2-3 podium lockout in the 1966 edition of the race.

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory (updated²)

Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win

2016-06-19-0411 From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: 263,500 spectators

A total of 263,500 spectators came to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship

24 Hours of Le Mans: 263,500 spectatorsThe Automobile Club de l’Ouest is delighted to have attracted as large a crowd as last year despite last-minute changes to logistics due to the inclement weather (82.3mm of rain in ten days – a record in Le Mans for this time of year).

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche in second position and with problems

After 10 hours

2016-06-19-0236After midnight in Le Mans the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) was running in second position at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche leads in Le Mans in the early evening hours

The 24 Hours of Le Mans finally underway!

2016-06-18-Warm up-0049 After a very wet start and lots of close battles, four hours into the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids are running in first (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber) and fourth (Dumas/Jani/Lieb) at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The leading Porsche is only 23 seconds ahead of the fastest Toyota.

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Jun 18

Ferrari Challenge Europe: Puglisi, Smeeth and Hladik win in the Le Mans racing temple

Ultimately, Puglisi would take his first victory for the Trofeo Pirelli class in today’s race

LeMans (2) As the crowds gathered during the early hours of race day for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, so too did the procession of nearly 45 Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs on the grid line beneath the vast grandstands and WEC garages.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: The programme for race day!

On Saturday morning, at 09h00, the teams will take to the track once again for a 45-minute warm-up

2016-06-18-Warm up-0044 This is their final opportunity to make sure that their cars are ready for the 24-hour marathon ahead. The morning support races will then be held, beginning with the Ferrari Challenge from 10h05 to 10h50.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Show time for Larbre Competition

The day of the big race has come for Larbre Competition and the other 59 teams contesting this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

2016-06-16-Thursday-0088Making its 24th appearance at Circuit de la Sarthe, the Vigeant-based team will line up sixth in the LMGTE Am category for the 84th running of the French endurance classic.

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