The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the myACO team are at the Paris Motor Show until 16 October
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“The logical progression was to create an LM P2 program for 2017” – Pascal Rauturier
Announced 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.
There was a series of tussles between former 24 Hours of Le Mans winners this weekend at the eighth Le Mans Classic
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.
Round 3 of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (FS1, live, Sunday at 10 a.m. ET).
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.
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.
The French driver clocked the best time in qualifying which takes place on the lower part of the hillclimb
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.”
Victory went to the No.68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA
In 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.
Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win
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.
A total of 263,500 spectators came to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship
The 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).
After 20 hours
The 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.
After 14 hours
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.
After 10 hours
The 24 Hours of Le Mans finally underway!
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.
Ultimately, Puglisi would take his first victory for the Trofeo Pirelli class in today’s race
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.