Tag Archive: Le Mans

May 31

Alpine building up to legendary Le Mans 24 Hours

Alpine intends to build on its recent LMP2 class victory at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2016-04-16-0057 Two weeks ahead of the celebrated French classic, the countdown to the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours kicks off with this Sunday’s official Test Day. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Le Mans Simulator Training: an insiders’ view

Racing drivers are renowned for their superstitions and will rarely go about their preparations in the same way.

But, for drivers preparing for their first experience of the Le Mans 24 Hours, there is one experience that they all share. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

WEC: From Nurburgring to Le Mans, a month in 24-hour mode

The race takes place on the legendary Nordschleife circuit alongside the Grand Prix circuit

As if one 24-hour race in a calendar month is not enough, almost 20 FIA World Endurance Championship drivers will be taking part in this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Braking the difference in Le Mans

Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

MotoGP - Monster Energy Grand Prix de France Consistency has so far helped three riders stand out in the premier class, a tricky Le Mans circuit will test their ability to the limit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Advantage Yamaha in Le Mans

It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Rossi took back-to-back wins, but Matthew Birt believes that could all change in France

Advantage Yamaha in Le MansWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GP

Michelin will take the short journey across home soil as it heads to the fifth round of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GPAfter four very different races this year, Michelin has used all the data gathered from those events, plus the recent one-day test at Jerez, to make a range of tyres which are ideally suited to the unique demands of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

WEC: KCMG confirms Le Mans driver line up

Chinese team KCMG has confirmed the driver line up with which it will defend its LMP2 crown at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June

British duo Richard Bradley and Matt Howson will join with Japanese driver Tsugio Matsuda in the No.47 ORECA 05 Nissan for the team’s one-off LMP2 entry in 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Introducing the new Aston Martin Vantage GT8: a taste of Le Mans (+video)

Last Friday, Aston Martin unveiled a new road-legal car: the GT8 series of the Vantage.

The special limited edition of 150 is inspired by the popular Vantage V8 that Aston runs in the LM GTE Pro and Am classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 13

WEC and Le Mans: Porsche ready for the 2016 FIA WEC (+video)

This season, the team are looking to repeat that performance

2016-03-24-0049Four months ago, Porsche won two titles in the 2015 World Endurance Championship titles having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Kawasaki wins the 2016 24 Heures Motos!

The “Greens” emerged victorious at the end of the 24 Heures Motos

2 300 spectators flocked to the Le Mans Bugatti circuit to participate in this major motorbike festival, and they saw the no. 11 works Kawasaki ridden by French aces Grégory Leblanc, Mathieu Lagrive and Fabien Foret win the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

WEC and Le Mans – Alpine lifts the veil on its A460 (+video)

Watch the car’s official presentation and see the Alpine’s first few laps in the video

2016-03-25-0001 Signatech-Alpine unveiled its two Alpine A460 prototypes on the eve of the World Endurance Championship Prologue hosted at Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Priaulx Power: ‘WEC is the place to be’

“I am very excited about the season ahead” – Priaulx

FIA WEC A new era of mouth-watering LMGTE Pro battles will get underway at Silverstone in three weeks’ time as the mighty Ford marque begins its long awaited WEC programme.

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Mar 28

Fulfilling Prologue for Corvette

Larbre Compétition is already looking to Le Mans dans le viseur.

2016-03-25-0102 Despite a second day lost, team manager Jack Leconte says he’s satisfied with the work done by his team at the Prologue.

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Mar 18

So24! by Lombard Racing unveils the new livery

“Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly” (Confucius)

So24! by Lombard Racing unveils the new livery This Chinese saying is exactly what So24! by Lombard Racing team is feeling. In fact, it was necessary to be patient in order to discover the new livery of the n°22 Ligier JS P2 Judd. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Ford announces driver pairings for WEC and Le Mans

No.66 Ford GT & No.67 LMGTE Pro

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced its driver pairings for the WEC, and the two additional drivers who will be joining the team for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

The 24 Hours of Le Mans at the source of Aston Martin’s history

1933 Aston Martin Le Mans traces the origins of the British manufacturer’s history at the 24 Hours

During this first week of February, Paris is a world capital of collection cars, with a special place for the 24 Hours of Le Mans not only at Retromobile with the exhibition of the 110th anniversary of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (Paris Expo, February 3rd-7th), but also at the Bonhams auction which will take place Thursday, February 4th at the Grand Palais. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: Who will join Porsche on the grid at Le Mans in June?

Thirteen of the places at Le Mans are awarded on the basis of results achieved in 2015 at the 24-hour race

2015-09-18-1822 The full list of guaranteed entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, has been announced by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (HERE).

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Jan 22

Formula E : Villeneuve exits Venturi team after 3 races

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve parts ways with the Venturi Formula E team after just three races

Jacques Villeneuve - photo © DPPI - A. Guillaumot Jacques Villeneuve’s return to world championship motorsport is back on hold after it was confirmed he has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Dakar… via Le Mans!

There are quite a few connections between these two iconic races.

2010 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas will be on the start line of the 2016 Dakar rally (held in South America since 2009), which gets underway on 3 January. Read the rest of this entry »

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