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Apr 20

WEC: Ford’s victory in GT at Silverstone (video)

Ford kicked off the year right at Silverstone

2017-04-15_00020Despite its win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Pro class, Ford won only third place in the GT Manufacturer standings at the end of the 2016 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, so its goal this year is clear: to win the GT World Champion title to be awarded for the first time ever.

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Apr 19

WEC: The 6 Hours of Silverstone in the Toyota camp (+video)

But then it rained…

2017-04-15_00114Looking at Toyota’s choice of aero kit for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the season-opener to the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), you would have expected the Japanese manufacturer to take a comfortable lead over Porsche.

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Apr 18

ELMS: A complex but helpful race for Panis-Barthez Competition

Despite a good performance on track, the race was quite complicated for the two cars
2017-04-15-0076The Panis-Barthez Compétition team started its second season in European Le Mans Series at the opening round on the Silverstone Circuit.

Apr 16

WEC: Toyota takes thrilling last-gasp win at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14-0054Toyota Gazoo Racing took a thrilling victory in the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone this afternoon.

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Apr 16

WEC: Ford takes remarkable LMGTE Pro win

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14-0066Ford Chip Ganassi Racing celebrated a famous victory in the LMGTE Pro class as the #67 Ford GT driven by Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Pipo Derani took an ‘against all odds’ win.

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Apr 16

WEC: Spring sunshine sets scene for opener

The long winter is over and the WEC has arrived

Paul FosterToday is the day tens of thousands of horsepower will welcome tens of thousands of fans at the track and watching at home across the globe.

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Apr 16

WEC: To follow the 6 Hours of Silverstone…

Everyone else can stay nice and dry watching it on their screens

2017-04-15-0107Fans lucky enough to be at Silverstone for the launch of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season will likely face a bit of light British rain during the six-hour race starting at noon.

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Apr 16

ELMS: United Autosports makes history with stunning double prototype victory

Sensational last-gasp ELMS LMP2 début triumph from front row

2017-04-15-0024LMP3 championship winning team scores double podium including repeat win. Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship races next up for United. A new chapter was written in European Le Mans Series history at Silverstone yesterday (15 Apr).

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Apr 16

ELMS: Cetilar Villorba Corse fights back in the 4 Hours of Silverstone

Cetilar Villorba Corse took a precious sixth place in the 4 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-15-0018Positive 2017 ELMS debut for the Italian team and the new Dallara P217, able to recover from 32nd to sixth place with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Belicchi after alternator issues in qualifying.

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Apr 16

ELMS: Camathias starts season with a podium

2nd at Silverstone

2017-04-15-0025The European Le Mans Series season has started in the best possible way for Joel Camathias: at Silverstone, in the season-opener, the Swiss driver has conquered an excellent podium finish, taking second at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR shared with team mates Christian Ried and Matteo Cairoli.

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Apr 15

ELMS: United Autosports take Double Prototype victory at Silverstone

4 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-15-0031Anglo-American team United Autosports scored the first ever LMP2-LMP3 double victory at the end of a thrilling 4 Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2017 European Le Mans Series.

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Apr 15

ELMS: Inter Europol Competition team race report Silverstone: “Team happy with first race result: 7th in class”

4 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-15-0010Kuba Smiechowski of the Inter Europol Competition started the first ELMS race of the season at Silverstone from 15th in class and 25th overall.

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Apr 15

WEC: First and third row for the Ferrari 488 GTEs at Silverstone

6H Silverstone – Qualifying 

2017-04-14-0204In GTE-Pro class, Davide Rigon and Sam Bird second with AF Corse car no. 71. Sixth place for Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado in car no. 51. In GTE-Am class Francesco Castellacci and Thomas Flohr second in the 488 GTE of Spirit of Race. Clearwater Racing car is fourth with Mok and Griffin.

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Apr 15

WEC: Toyota to start 1-2 at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14_00069Toyota continued to exploit its pace advantage this afternoon at Silverstone as it wrapped up the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.

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Apr 15

WEC: Porsche 919 Hybrids to start from second row

Toyota secured a front row lock out for the start of the six-hour race on Sunday

2017-04-14-0082Porsche, the reigning world champion team, will start third and fourth on the grid for the season’s opening race of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Silverstone (GB) with the two 919 Hybrids.

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Apr 15

ELMS: Crowded autograph session at Silverstone

A lot fans came to meet their favourite drivers and grab a selfie or an autograph
2017-04-15-0009The traditionnal pitwalk and autograph session took place this morning under the sunny sky of Silverstone.

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Apr 15

WEC: Heady mix of qualifying and racing heralds Saturday at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14_00011The 24 hours countdown to the first round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship has arrived at a sunny Silverstone this morning and the expectation levels are increasing rapidly.

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Apr 15

WEC: Behind the scenes at the 6 Hours of Silverstone (+video)

All teams and drivers were hard at work as early as Thursday at the British circuit.

2017-04-13-0009Though the action on the track at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, first round on the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) calendar, didn’t start until Friday.

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Apr 14

ELMS: Dragonspeed head First grid of 2017 at Silverstone

4 Hours of Silverstone
2017-04-15-0033The first grid for the 2017 European Le Mans Series will be headed by the no21 Dragonspeed Oreca 07 after Ben Hanley posted the fastest time of the LMP2 session.

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Apr 14

WEC: Porsche fully focused on preparing the 919 Hybrids  for the race

LMP1 free practice, FIA World Endurance Championship,  round 1, Silverstone

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The tension ahead of the first battle between Porsche’s and Toyota’s Le Mans Prototypes is increasing. In the first free practice sessions of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s curtain raiser on the 5.9 kilometre circuit in Silverstone (GB), Toyota topped the time sheets.

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