Tag Archive: Le Mans

May 19

Weatherman: Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France  

Weatherman Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le MansEG 0,0 Marc VDS rider starts the French GP on top after wet Friday sessions. FP1 at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France started wet and was eventually just dry enough for slicks for those who dared – and Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) did, as the Queenslander set a blistering 1:37.467 to top the session.

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May 19

Porsche, Microsoft and ACO present large eSports racing event at Le Mans

Over the duration of 24 hours

Simultaneous to the actual Le Mans 24-hour race on June 17/18, top eSports racers will compete in the finals event for “Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Home heroes and history makers arrive in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France 

#FrenchGP: Technical PreviewPedrosa. Marquez. Lorenzo. Rossi. Viñales. Zarco. Baz. Guintoli…Le Mans is a truly legendary venue for racing, in the Loire region of France and only a couple of hours from the City of Light, Paris.

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May 06

WEC: Spa qualifying analysis provided by three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish (+video)

Who better than Allan McNish to explain the composition of the starting grid?

2015-10-22_38162Times and results can sometimes be deceiving: such is the conclusion to be drawn from the qualifying sessions at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round on the 2017 calendar and final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.

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May 03

United Autosports confirms Albuquerque for Le Mans

United Autosports have confirmed that Filipe Albuquerque will join their Le Mans 24 Hours driver line up

United Autosports have confirmed that Filipe Albuquerque will join their Le Mans 24 Hours driver line upEx-Audi factory driver completes United Autosports 24 Hours line-up. Albuquerque to partner regular ELMS LMP2 team-mates at Le Mans. Successful night test at Magny Cours in preparation for Le Mans.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new look

An encounter between two exceptional schools which has forged an original and extremely productive partnership

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new lookThe Pescarolo prototypes from Le Mans Driver, the racing school at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, have had a makeover this year. To create this new identity, ACO called on the talents of students from Penninghen School of Artistic Direction and Interior Design.

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Apr 29

WEC: Confidence ahead of the Le Mans dress rehearsal in Spa

Porsche LMP1 preview FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps, round 2 of 9

2017-04-16_0153The six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BE) is far more than just the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: The race on May 6 is known as the dress rehearsal for Le Mans.

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Apr 27

Third Le Mans Passion Share

From noise to silence

Third Le Mans Passion Share  - From noise to silenceThe third Le Mans Passion Share on 26-27 April combined 24-Hours drivers and professional freedivers for an original challenge: to bring together two worlds, which à priori are diametrically opposed. It was an experience as rare as it was enriching, and which gave those taking part their fair share of surprises.

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Apr 22

The official Porsche GT drivers at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring to prepare Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Nürburgring draws GT fans to a legendary circuit: the Nordschleife

2017-04-16-0189On May 27th and 28th the 24 Hours of Nürburgring will take place, a race to which – unlike Le Mans – prototypes are not invited, but when it’s scheduled before Le Mans, it allows GT drivers to prepare for the legendary French endurance race.

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Mar 23

Ferrari F1 test driver and 2009 Le Mans winner to provide exclusive content for Motorsport.com & Motor1.com readers in Spain

Marc Gené joins Motorsport Network as new Spanish market expert contributor

Marc Gené joins Motorsport Network as new Spanish market expert contributorMotorsport Network, the owner of Motorsport.com and Autosport.com, today confirmed it will supplement its recent launch of Motor1.com SPAIN with a content partnership across motoring and motorsport with Marc Gené, the veteran of a distinguished Formula One and sports car racing career.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

Rubens Barrichello and Jan Lammers have finalized their program for the ELMS and Le Mans (+video)

Present were drivers Jan Lammers and Frits van Eerd, as well as Rubens Barrichello via video from his home in Florida

Rubens Barrichello and Jan Lammers have finalized their program for the ELMS and Le MansYesterday, Racing Team Nederland – set to enter a Dallara P217 in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans – live-streamed its 2017 program on its official Facebook page.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

BMW to supply official pace cars for Le Mans

Up to 26 vehicles will be used during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and five will be required for year-round track events

BMW devient fournisseur des voitures officielles des circuits du MansBMW and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have signed an agreement making the German car manufacturer the official vehicle supplier at the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, both during and outside race events. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 02

WEC: Lopez excited to realise Le Mans “dream”

“Racing at Le Mans has always been a dream, so I’m really happy to be part on this new period with Toyota”

Already a three-time World Champion in touring car racing, José María López is relishing his fresh start in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota, describing the opportunity to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a “dream.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02

Starting numbers 1 and 2 for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in Le Mans and in the FIA WEC

Porsche sets its sights on a hat-trick

2016-11-19-Saturday-0053 The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will be entering the 2017 season with the starting numbers 1 and 2 as they look to defend their title in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the highlight of the series. Organisers FIA and ACO confirmed the entry of two vehicles and the members of the new driver squad in an online press conference held today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Mark and Mike’s Monte road trip (+video)

If you’re a successful Formula 1 and Le Mans driver, you’re used to travelling in a certain degree of style

Story Clip (Dirty) Riding Shotgun - Mark Webber & Mike Chen

So when guest reporter Mark Webber took a road trip to see some of the Rallye Monte-Carlo stages together with Red Bull TV presenter Mike Chen, there was only one way for him to travel:  in a Porsche 911 (a car which, believe it or not, actually won the Rallye Monte-Carlo back in 1978). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

BE Motorsport aiming to conquer Michelin Le Mans Cup

Javier Ibrán and Álvaro Fontes will race at Monza, Le Mans, Red Bull Ring, Le Castellet, Spa-Francorchamps and Portimão

BE Motorsport aiming to conquer Michelin Le Mans Cup Be Motorsport returns for second European season in its Ligier-Nissan JSP3 LMP3 and the Spanish outfit sets quite an ambitious performance goal on its debut in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Why does Switzerland produce great racing drivers?

Sixty-one years is a long time from anyone’s viewpoint, but in Switzerland it must feel like an eternity

Motorsport has been banned there since 84 people lost their lives at Le Mans in 1955, but that hasn’t stopped this small country producing some of the world’s most talented sportscar drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

Change at Porsche Motorsport: new tasks for Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas

After Le Mans win and World Champions title

Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, Neel Jani Two world class drivers, who have tasted success at the very pinnacle of their sport, are about to drive forwards on a new road: From the end of the season, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb leave the LMP1-Team and their seats in the over 900 hp 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototypes to begin new tasks at Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

The most spectacular nine-eleven ever: New 911 RSR for Le Mans

Porsche will tackle the 2017 racing season with an all-out newly developed GT racer

Porsche 911 RSR (991) 2017 model The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six unit positioned in front of the rear axle. The four-litre, extremely light aggregate features direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterised by outstanding efficiency. The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 15

The Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans starts afresh – Thanks to Shell Cariphalte Racetrack

After over 12 years of heavy use, the Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans has undergone renovation to replace its top layer of asphalt

The Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans starts afresh - Thanks to Shell Cariphalte Racetrack 1 Despite the excellent structure of the existing track, the renovation was necessary because of the performance needs of the various races its hosts. Motorcycles in particular, are sensitive to the change of adhesion offered by the track throughout its lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

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