Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Apr 19

Introducing the new Aston Martin Vantage GT8: a taste of Le Mans (+video)

Last Friday, Aston Martin unveiled a new road-legal car: the GT8 series of the Vantage.

The special limited edition of 150 is inspired by the popular Vantage V8 that Aston runs in the LM GTE Pro and Am classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 13

WEC and Le Mans: Porsche ready for the 2016 FIA WEC (+video)

This season, the team are looking to repeat that performance

2016-03-24-0049Four months ago, Porsche won two titles in the 2015 World Endurance Championship titles having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Eurasia Motorsport (Oreca) launches 2016 campaign

ELMS and Le Mans

Eurasia Motorsport chose the Guangdong circuit in China to launch its 2016 campaign, which will include the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Asian Le Mans Series operations manager Cyrille Taesch Wahlen was in attendance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

WeatherTech Racing to run 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

MacNeil, Keen, Miller Compete In GTE AM
WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Leh Keen (Charleston, S.C.) and Marc Miller (Holland, Mi.) will drive the No. 89 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR LM GTE AM in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to run June 18-19 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

Mar 18

So24! by Lombard Racing unveils the new livery

“Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly” (Confucius)

So24! by Lombard Racing unveils the new livery This Chinese saying is exactly what So24! by Lombard Racing team is feeling. In fact, it was necessary to be patient in order to discover the new livery of the n°22 Ligier JS P2 Judd. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nelson Piquet Jr with Rebellion Racing

Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr will be on the grid of the world’s greatest endurance race next June

Nelson Piquet Jr.For the Formula E champion 2014-15 and former Renault F1 driver, this is a return to endurance racing. Piquet last raced at Le Mans ten years ago, finishing fourth in GT1 with David Brabham and Antonio Garcia in Team Modena’s Aston Martin DBR9. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

WEC & Le Mans – Patrick Dempsey (Porsche) puts on a show at Geneva Motor Show

Among the cars on display at the stand figures the Porsche 911 from last year’s edition of the 24 Hours.

Actor-driver Patrick Dempsey made an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday as an ambassador for watchmaker TAG Heuer along with the Porsche in which he claimed the second step on the podium in LM GTE Am in 2015 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

WEC: First outing in the U.K. for the Ford GT

One of the two GT models developed by the Chip Ganassi Racing team was sporting its livery

Marino Franchitti was entrusted to tweaking the Ford GT that will participate in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, while his three teammates attended the Geneva Motor Show to present Ford’s endurance program. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Update on the LM GTE Am class

A class in which spots still remain

2015-09-19-4154 Less than two weeks after the list of 60 invitees to the 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was announced, certain outfits have revealed only their head driver, while others have confirmed their driver line-ups. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

24 Hours of Le Mans: “Ford is feeling confident.” – Olivier Pla

Here he explains how the collaboration came to fruition

French driver Olivier Pla was confirmed by Ford in early January as an official Ford GT program driver, with as main objective a win in LM GTE Pro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: Update on the LM P2 class

With 22 competitors on the track, the LM P2 class seems the most packed of the field

A little more than a week after the announcement of the list of 60 invitees for the 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, certain outfits have revealed their head drivers, and others have already confirmed their driver line-ups, namely in the LM P2. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

24 Hours of Le Mans: Timo Bernhard working hard to win again!

Timo Bernhard, the 2015 World Endurance Drivers’ Champion, already won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 with Audi

Having been involved in the 919 Hybrid programme from the outset, he dreams of repeating the feat with Porsche this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

24 Hours of Le Mans: A Toyota TS040 Hybrid on show in India!

The Toyota TS040 Hybrid that took the 2014 FIA WEC manufacturer’s title is on show in New Delhi at this year’s Auto Expo

Auto Expo, the biennial Indian motor show, runs from 5 to 9 February in New Delhi. This year’s event has already broken previous attendance records and more manufacturers than ever are making the most of the opportunity to show off their latest models. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Nine full-time WeatherTech Championship teams set for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

IMSA Well Represented In Historic Endurance Race
Led by the Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R team that won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the GTE Pro class in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, a total of nine full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have confirmed entries for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feb 05

Bykolles Racing confirms entry to FIA WEC and 84th Edition of 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Formerly known as Lotus LMP, ByKOLLES Racing has been competing in motorsport for 15 years

2015-28-03-37 During todays live-streaming press conference in Paris the “Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile“ (FIA) and the “Automobile Club de l’Ouest” (ACO) have confirmed the participation of LMP1 Team ByKOLLES Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Manor to enter 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

For its 27th year of racing, Manor will compete in the full FIA WEC season including the 24 hours of Le Mans

ORECA 05 - Manor 3 Twenty-six years after entering its first season of competition, Manor will embark on its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship which will include the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

ELMS: Murphy Prototypes to compete in LM P3 in 2016

Murphy Prototypes have featured regularly in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans lineup for several years

This season, the team is expanding into LM P3 with a factory-endorsed Ave-Riley AR-2, driven by Ave Motorsport boss Tony Ave and Doug Peterson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

The 24 Hours of Le Mans at the source of Aston Martin’s history

1933 Aston Martin Le Mans traces the origins of the British manufacturer’s history at the 24 Hours

During this first week of February, Paris is a world capital of collection cars, with a special place for the 24 Hours of Le Mans not only at Retromobile with the exhibition of the 110th anniversary of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (Paris Expo, February 3rd-7th), but also at the Bonhams auction which will take place Thursday, February 4th at the Grand Palais. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: The new garages are taking shape

The underground installations are complete and work can now continue above ground

The new garages are gradually taking shape and once the concrete pillars are in place we shall be able to see what the final result will look like. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest turns 110 today!

In seven years, it will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ turn to celebrate its 100th anniversary!

Though the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place in 1923, the inception of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest dates back to January 24, 1906 on the initiative of four visionaries who wanted to foster enthusiasm for the emerging automobile. Read the rest of this entry »

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