Tag Archive: Le Mans

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 »

Dec 11

Jake Dennis joins Arden-Jota for combined 2016 GP3 and part WEC-campaigns

Three-party deal hands RSF driver GP3 Series plus Spa and Le Mans LMP2 drives

Jake Dennis Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jake Dennis will make his previously announced step up to the 2016 GP3 series with championship front-runners Arden International. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Tom Kristensen: from Mister Le Mans to Mister President!

Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has never quite been so sought after as since he announced his retirement!

Tom Kristensen - photo Audi Sport Yesterday, as a result of the vote of the World Counsel, “Mister Le Mans” is now the President of the FIA Drivers Commission, taking over for Emerson Fittipaldi as he steps down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Sebastian Vettel crowned Champion of Champions in London

Following Team England 1’s triumph in last night’s ROC Nations Cup

2015-11-21 Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel put in a stunning performance to eclipse 19 fellow stars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions for the first time on a thrilling afternoon of action at London’s former Olympic Stadium.

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Nov 20

Team England 1’s Priaulx and Plato win ROC Nations Cup at home in London

Legends from the world’s biggest motor sport series teamed up in pairs to battle for national and regional pride

2015-11-20_0068 Team England 1’s Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato are celebrating after they took a stunning victory in the 2015 ROC Nations Cup in front of their home fans at London’s former Olympic Stadium.

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Nov 20

COUNTDOWN TO ROC 2015: Race Of Champions in numbers

ROC 2015 in London will be the 27th annual end-of-season Race Of Champions since its first event in Paris in 1988

Race Of Champions logo London’s former Olympic Stadium is the 12th venue to host the Race Of Champions, following a range of prestigious venues all over the world – including Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, Bangkok’s National Stadium, London’s Wembley Stadium, Bushy Park Barbados and the Stade de France in Paris.

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Nov 19

Motor sport legends prepare for this week’s Race Of Champions

The ROC 2015 field features no less than six current F1 drivers

ROC - Motor sport legends prepare for this week's Race Of Champions Many of the world’s greatest drivers put in their first laps of London’s former Olympic Stadium today ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions.

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Nov 19

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy to replace injured MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo

Lorenzo suffered second degree burns to his leg as he celebrated winning his third MotoGP World Championship

Race Of Champions logo Six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will have the chance to show off his skills on four wheels tomorrow evening after he was drafted in to replace Jorge Lorenzo in the ROC Nations Cup at London’s former Olympic Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

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