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A look back at the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Toyota crew…
Despite its 2014 World Endurance Champion title, Toyota came to Le Mans with a long shot mentality after the performances demonstrated at the first two races of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Test Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2.0 litre V4 turbocharged internal combustion engine fitted to the Porsche 919 Hybrid, allied to an 8 megajoule hybrid energy system, was the smallest to have triumphed at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe for 37 years.
Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium
Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race.
The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.
The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track.
As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits. The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race. The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.
Conway features in the regular line-up for the #2 car, alongside Alex Wurz, a two-time Le Mans winner, and Stéphane Sarrazin
Tequila Patrón ESM will have a brand-new look for its debut in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans
The lone American two-car team in the 19-car LMP2 entry will trade its familiar Patrón green for the black, white and red livery of Rolling Stone, the iconic American pop culture magazine that is partnering with the team for the event.
The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit
The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.
Ragues completed plenty of laps as the team ended the day 9th in class and 22nd overall after the first qualifying practice
First ever Austrian LMP team competes in the world-class endurance challenge at Le Mans
For all racing teams the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans event represents the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship however, for privateer LMP1 contenders ByKOLLES Racing the 2015 edition is extra special.
The highly celebrated motorsport event’s week-long programme kicked off with Le Pesage
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is set for its third assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and first with the new ORECA 05 coupe, following successful administrative checks and scrutineering at Place de la Republique yesterday (June 7).
The Le Mans 24 Hours is the pivotal race on the World Endurance Championship calendar in more ways than one.
Not only is it the Blue Riband event, the race that all teams and drivers want to win alongside the world championship title, but the 24-hour classic also awards the winners in each class with 50 championship points – double the normal maximum of 25 points for a race win.
Since its return to active competition in 2013, Alpine has clinched back-to-back crowns in the European Le Mans Series
Meanwhile, Signatech-Alpine made it right the way to the chequered flag at Le Mans in both 2013 and 2014, claiming an excellent podium finish in the LMP2 class last year and a remarkable seventh position overall.
Cooper adds the Honda Indy Toronto to its list of high-profile race sponsorships
Organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto today announced that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has signed an agreement to become the official tire of the event and will have an extensive interactive fan zone during the annual racing festival, June 12-14.