Tag Archive: Le Mans

May 17

Lorenzo sets record pace at Le Mans to secure second straight win

Round 5: French MotoGP™- Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - French MotoGP race winner.jpgThe French Grand Prix was the venue for another dominant performance by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, as the Spanish rider won his second-successive race this season by producing the quickest ever race finishing time at the Le Mans circuit.

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May 16

Marquez masters challenging conditions en route to pole position at Le Mans

French MotoGP QP 2 times

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - French MotoGP QP2In challenging conditions at Le Mans, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was half a second quicker than his nearest competitor in Qualifying Practice 2 as he claimed pole position for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Record pace sees Smith top the timesheets in Friday practice at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo 2nd and Andrea Dovizioso 3rd

MotoGP - Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 - French MotoGP FP2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith put a smile on the faces of his team at their home race, as the British rider topped the timesheets in Friday’s Free Practice sessions at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Celadrin Villorba Corse to make its debut in ELMS at Imola

“We want to open our Road to Le Mans project with the right pace”

Celadrin Villorba LMP3_02For the first time Italian team lines up Giorgio Sernagiotto and Roberto Lacorte on the brand new Ginetta Nissan LMP3 prototype, now ready for the second round of the championship on May 16-17.

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May 14

24 Hours of Le Mans 1970-2015 – 45 Porsche stories

Among the 18 drivers whom have won with Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans figure six German drivers

After Hans Herrmann, Hans-Joachim Stück and Klaus Ludwig on May 12th, portraits of Jürgen Barth, John Winter and Manuel Reuter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

United Autosports starts out on exciting LMP3 journey to Le Mans

United Autosports is laying the foundations for a two-car entry in the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS)

United Autosports LMP3 Anglo-American team excited to be planning 2016 European Le Mans Series campaign with a brace of Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 sportscars Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

ByKOLLES Racing announce Le Mans driver line-up

Tiago Monteiro to participate in the 83rd running of Le Mans 24 hours

2015-28-03-35 Ahead of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13th, Austrian LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing is pleased to announce that former Portuguese F1 driver Tiago Monteiro will join ByKOLLES Racing drivers Simon Trummer (CHE) and Pierre Kaffer (DEU) to contest the LMP1 class in the CLM P1/01. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Jota Sport returning to Spa in search of an amazing Fourth consecutive rostrum finish

British team also uses 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps as Le Mans “dress rehearsal”

European Le Mans Series - Jota Sport The 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps on Saturday (2 May) gives JOTA Sport the rare opportunity of bidding for FIA World Endurance Championship category honours while at the same time preparing for a successful defence of its Le Mans 24 Hour LM P2 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

24 Hours of Le Mans – Allan McNish and Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish stories

Exactly 50 years ago, Stewart and Hill took it to 10th place overall and first British car ranked

After his first win at Le Mans with Porsche in 1998, Allan McNish was a part of Toyota’s debut in Formula 1 (16 Grand Prix in 2002), before turning permanently to endurance and building one of the most impressive records in the discipline: two additional victories at the 24 Hours (2008 and 2013), four at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012) and a world champion title (2013). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Kevin Estre on course for Le Mans! (+video)

For the past few years Kevin Estre has been looking for an opportunity to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This coming June the French driver will be at the start of the 83rd event at the wheel of a prototype Ligier JS P2 Honda entered by OAK Racing, shod by Dunlop with Laurens Vanthoor and Chris Cumming as team-mates. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Canadian International AutoShow

Deputy Consul General of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xu Wei  visits Canadian International AutoShow

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It was a strong kick-off to the Canadian International AutoShow as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre opened its doors to CIAS 2015; Xue Bing, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto, attends the CIAS’s special celebration of the Year of the Sheep
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Feb 13

Canadian International AutoShow

The Hon. Joe Oliver and Mayor John Tory Officially Open 2015 Canadian International AutoShow

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45 vehicles make their Canadian premiere and over 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs are on display at the Canadian International AutoShow, running February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Canadian International AutoShow

Dropping oil prices place demand for battery-powered cars in the parking lot

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KPMG Survey: despite consumer trends, tech innovation low on auto execs’ agenda.
Battery-electric mobility faces a decline in popularity as automotive executives focus on traditional trends including optimizing the internal combustion engine (ICE) and growing in emerging markets, according to KPMG’s 2015 Global Automotive Executive Survey.

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Feb 12

Andres Mendez joins Zele Racing in Auto GP

Colombian driver Andrés Méndez will join Zele Racing for the 2015 Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo The 22-year-old from Bogotá, whose father and grandfather were both racing drivers, began kart racing in 2008. Former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Allan McNish discovered the teenager, and he was selected to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.

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Feb 12

Canadian International AutoShow

Keynote address: Joe Hinrichs – Executive Vice President and President, of The Americas

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It’s become tradition for a manufacturer representative to open the CIAS’s annual Press Preview with a state-of-the-industry address. This year, Ford Motor Company’s executive vice-president and president, The Americas, will open the show. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Canadian International AutoShow

News Highlights

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Canada’s Oldest Car, World’s Smallest Car, Canada’s Most Luxurious Cars, Spectacular Collector Cars and Vehicle Premieres. You can see it at the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

A world class endurance racing programme for Alpine!

Drivers Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin will be joined by Vincent Capillaire

Alpine’s return to motor racing was announced at the start of the 2013 and has since harvested a long list of top results, including ELMS titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as LM P2 podium honours at Le Mans in 2014.

Feb 04

Green meets mean action at the CIAS

Here’s a glimpse of some “green” vehicles and their technologies

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.orgWho could have predicted a decade ago that the next-generation Acura NSX supercar, not to mention Le Mans racers like the World Championship winning Toyota TS030, would be hybrid powered?. They are, and you can see them at the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Villorba Corse is pleased to officially announce that it will join the LMP3 category in the 2015 European Le Mans Series

Cetilar Villorba Corse enters 2015 ELMS in LMP3
Cetilar Villorba Corse - Ginetta Nissan LMP3 Pharmanutra brand will partner the Italian top team opening their Road to Le Mans programme with Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto at the wheel of the new Ginetta-Nissan prototype

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Jan 16

4-time Le Mans winner joins Skwirk Audi for Bathurst 12-Hour

Beechwood/Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra, 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour

SkwirkBeechwood Audi 12-months ago, the Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 team of dual Bathurst 12-Hour champion Rod Salmon revealed a strong lineup for the 2014 running of the event, after confirming former Bathurst 1000 champion Jason Bright would join the team.

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