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Jan 27

Prologue – where the Super Season really begins!

Returning this year to Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in the South of France

2016-03-24The dates of 6/7th April are rapidly approaching – just 70 days away in fact – at which time the green flag will be dropped for the FIA WEC official pre-season test, the Prologue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (+video)

The test took place at an airport close to the Ginetta factory

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (video)The new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 had its first roll-out test on Friday 19 January after being unveiled just over a week earlier, at the Autosport International Show in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19

WEC: Toyota Gazoo Racing commits to endurance racing

Toyota reaffirms its commitment to hybrid technology through the WEC

2017-11-18-0137As announced at the 2017 WEC Prize Giving in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing will compete in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. In doing so, the Japanese manufacturer reaffirms its commitment to the development of hybrid powertrain technology through motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

The Super Season starts here!

Registration for entries to the 2018-19 Super Season open today and it is already shaping up to be a great one

Teams can apply for entries to the LMP1 category – both hybrid and non-hybrid cars – LMP2, LMGTE Pro and Am, and early indications are that there will be a strong demand for places on the grid in all classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 16

BMW announces drivers for WEC

Martin Tomczyk, Nick Catsburg, Antonio Felix da Costa and Augusto Farfus

BMW announces drivers for WECThe newest manufacturer in the FIA World Endurance Championship, BMW, has announced its drivers to challenge for the GT World Championship titles in 2018-19. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

WEC: Rebellion Racing aiming for LMP1 with super-strong line up

The Swiss team will apply for entry for two cars

2017 LMP2 Champions, Rebellion Racing, are aiming to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Super Season in the LMP1 category, just one year after leaving it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

WEC: How LMP1 was won

Porsche’s parting shot

2017-11-18-0034As Porsche LMP Team departed the WEC with a third successive sweep of the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships, a look at how the titles were won reveals that a typically dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours proved to be, as so often, the decisive point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

WEC: ByKolles Racing confirms intention to return in 2018

Testing is due to continue in December

2017-07-15-0058Austrian team ByKolles Racing has completed an intensive three-day testing programme at the Motorland circuit in Aragon.

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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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