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Nov 20

WEC: Toyota confirms its return in 2018-19

Toyota has won five races this season

2017-11-18-0075At last night’s vibrant end of season awards ceremony in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Team President Hisatake Murata confirmed on stage the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to the WEC for the 2018-19 Super Season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Fernando Alonso completes successful test in Bahrain

Following a total of 113 laps / 611 km laps in the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID

Fernando Alonso completes successful WEC test in BahrainOn the occasion of the official FIA WEC ‘Rookie’ test in Bahrain, the day after the final round of the 2017 season, one of the most experienced ‘rookies’ of them all successfully completed his first laps in a Le Mans Prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

WEC: Toyota claims fifth victory of 2017 FIA WEC season in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-17-0038Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrated its fifth win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today, as the No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID triumphed at an eventful season finale.

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Nov 16

WEC: Barbecue under the stars in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-16-0025As is traditional at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the paddock came together on Wednesday evening for the customary barbecue hosted by Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and his staff at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 13

WEC: Aston Martin bids farewell to the V8 Vantage

Here are five of the Vantage GTE’s best moments in WEC competition

2017-09-16-0121It may be the oldest car in the field, but the Aston Martin Vantage will bow out of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain as one of the series’ most enduringly successful machines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 10

Porsche: 2017 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Champion

“It is a great story to win these titles and all these races since we started in 2014”

Porsche:  2017 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ ChampionPorsche LMP Team Principal, Andreas Seidl, spoke to the media following the 6 Hours of Shanghai at which the German manufacturer claimed its third successive world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

WEC: Bahrain Rookie Test entry list revealed

More detail on the Rookie Test will be issued in Bahrain

2017-05-05-0009A provisional entry list (below) for the official WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain has been released, revealing that 12 cars will be taking part in the five available hours of track time at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

WEC: Ready for thrilling 2017 Bahrain finale

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-07-16The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close under the floodlights of the impressive and popular Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir on Saturday 18th November, and the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is guaranteed to be an emotionally charged race throughout the 26-strong field of competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

WEC: Points make titleprizes, LMP1

Title Judgement Day

2017-09-16-0039As we enter the final month of the championship and penultimate race of the year, Champions could be crowned in Shanghai this weekend as ‘Title Judgement Day’ nears in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

WEC: Jackie Chan bringing fans to 6 Hours of Shanghai

“Shanghai Circuit”

Jackie Chan bringing fans to 6 Hours of ShanghaiKnown throughout the world as a martial artist, actor, film director and producer, stuntman and singer, Jackie Chan is also co-owner of one of the leading LMP2 teams in the WEC – the eponymous Jackie Chan DC Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

WEC: Championships to be settled in the Pearl of the Orient

6 Hours of Shanghai

2017 07 16 DSC02096For the eighth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the WEC family travels to the Pearl of the Orient and the impressive Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of the country’s biggest city and its global financial hub. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WEC: Toyota takes home 1-2 after incident filled Fuji race

The result means that the destination of this year’s drivers’ title is still not known

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a memorable 1-2 finish at their home race this afternoon after a dramatic seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

WEC: The headlines from Free Practice 2 at Fuji

6 Hours of Fuji

Jose-Maria Lopez set the best time in a rain shortened FP2 session at Fuji this afternoon. The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver set a best time of 1m39.202s in the N0.7 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

WEC: Under the watchful eye of Mount Fuji

A Toyota heartland following the Japanese motor manufacturer’s acquisition of the Fuji Speedway in 2000

One of Japan’s most iconic geographic and cultural landmarks is the majestic Mount Fuji which dominates the skyline around Fuji Speedway, the circuit which will welcome the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sunday, 15th October. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Have your say on the future of the WEC

Fans will thus be able to have their say on the future of the WEC from the 2019/2020 season and forwards.

2017-09-16-0028Following the philosophy of being in touch with fans, and to listening to their opinions, the FIA World Endurance Championship is pleased to be able to announce that it will launch a global fan survey – “Have your say on the future of the WEC” – on the WEC and endurance racing.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Porsche move back to the front in tight strategic battle; Ferrari in control of LMGTE Pro

The Headlines after the first 2 hours at COTA…..

2017-09-15-0134Porsche run 1-2 in battle of tyre strategies at COTA. No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Nick Tandy has 5-second lead over Earl Bamber piloted No.2 car.

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Sep 13

Ford versus Ferrari rivalry hotting up in Texas heat

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2017-07-15-0103As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas, for the 6 Hours of COTA, one of sportscar racing’s oldest rivalries is set to reignite in the LMGTE Pro class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

WEC: Lone Star Le Mans ready to thrill in Texas

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2015-10-22_37345The FIA World Endurance Championship arrives in Texas direct from Mexico City for the fifth running of Lone Star Le Mans – a celebration of world class, European style endurance racing, an action-packed timetable of stars and cars, and the promise of wall-to-wall sunshine! Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

WEC: Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2

Pole position for Rigon and Bird 71 Ferrari

Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2Brendon Hartley set the outright fastest lap of a mixed conditions qualifying session in Mexico today to lay the foundations for the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid’s bid for success in the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Roberto Gonzalez: Growing up with endurance racing in Mexico

Even when he was not competing himself, he was joining his family watching his FIA WEC forbearers

Roberto Gonzalez:  Growing up with endurance racing in MexicoRoberto Gonzalez is a student of the sport of endurance racing, and his life has been immersed in its culture since an early age. Read the rest of this entry »

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