Tag Archive: Porsche

May 26

Podium hopes for MOMO Megatron Team Partrax at Monaco

MOMO Megatron Team Partrax is hoping for a strong weekend in the 2016 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Monaco

Podium hopes for MOMO Megatron Team Partrax at Monaco The race there is considered as the highlight of the season due to the very special atmosphere and track in the principality, so reaching the podium is extremely valued by everybody, as team principal Andreas Leberle can confirm. “We are really looking forward to show our strong form from Barcelona here as well. We were not far from the podium there – so hopefully we can do the final step here.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

WEC: Porsche endurance test draws to a close

Porsche’s Chief Test Engineer Pascal Zurlinden confirmed that the team covered 8,427 km

2016-05-06-0009With just weeks to go until the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June, teams around the world are busy finalising their preparations for the world’s greatest sportscar race. 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 13

Successor to the Porsche 911 RSR enters test phase

The first outing of the RSR successor is planned for January 2017 at the 24-hour race at Daytona

The Porsche GTE car which won the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship for GT Manufacturers will be replaced by a completely new race car in 2017. The successor to the 911 RSR has already completed a successful rollout on the test track in Weissach and testing will now begin on selected racetracks around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

WEC: Multi-tasking at racing speed…

Part of that computing power is physically in the hands of the drivers:  the steering wheel

Today’s sports prototypes, especially those in the LMP1 category, are highly sophisticated, super hi-tech machines which can only be operated by teams and drivers of the highest calibre…and by some serious computing power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Valérie Chiasson in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada this season!

Porsche Prestige car is a 2014 GT3 Cup model and was prepared by Éric Côté’s GT Racing Team 

Michel Dansereau As the top Canadian Touring Car novice driver at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2014 and the first female driver to earn an overall podium at the Grand Prix du Canada in 2015, Valérie Chiasson will mark another “first” this year as the first woman to contest a full season in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup.

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May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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May 07

Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche wins Hankook 12H Zandvoort after faultless race

476 laps on the 4.307 kilometres circuit in the Dutch dunes equal a total distance of 2,050.132 kilometres

Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche wins Hankook 12H Zandvoort after faultless race With a remarkable four-lap-margin, the Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#911, Daniel Allemann/Ralf Bohn/Robert Renauer/Alfred Renauer) won the Hankook 12H Zandvoort, the fourth round of the 2016 24H Series powered by Hankook.

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May 06

WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

2016-05-06-0106 The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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May 05

WEC: Wednesday Newsroom from Spa

United Nations of WEC

2016-04-15 - Friday The true diversity in nations that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship is shown below. A true reflection on the global nature of competition since the inauguration of the WEC in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Ford GT makes history with GT Le Mans win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Porsche Goes Pole To Checkered Flag In Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

2016-04-14-0004Just four races into the heralded Ford GT program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing co-drivers Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe earned a breakthrough GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Apr 18

WEC: Porsche victory at Silverstone after Audi post-race exclusion

Porsche the winner at Silverstone after Audi exclusion

2016-04-17-0068Driving the all-new Audi R18, Audi Sport Team Joest’s André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Tréluyer crossed the finish line to take their second consecutive win at the 6 Hours of Silverstone after an incredible race-long battle with Porsche.

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 »

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 29

New series, new car make PCA Club Racing debut at Road Atlanta

Up to 23 drivers will compete in the first weekend of the championship
PCA Club Racing logo Another chapter in PCA Club Racing history will begin April 1-3 at Road Atlanta as the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series makes its debut with one of Porsche’s newest race cars.

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Mar 27

Prologue 2016: Advantage Porsche; Ferrari and Ford battle recommences in LMGTE Pro

What we can say is that 2016 looks set to be a stellar season of FIA World Endurance Championship racing

2016-03-26-0080 After 17 hours of running and thousands of kilometres track testing, the 29 cars entered for the Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard have now parked their cars in the pit boxes and the engineers have started to analyse and study the data this evening.

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Mar 27

Successful 2016 Prologue concludes with Porsche taking first blood

Brendon Hartley claimed the best time with a 1m37.445s

2016-03-26-0055 The 2016 FIA WEC Prologue concluded on Saturday afternoon with Porsche topping the final session and confirming a 100% record throughout the five sessions during the two days.

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Mar 26

Prologue 2016: Session reports from Day One

Porsche, Signatech, AF Corse and Larbre ahead in morning session 

2016-03-25-0172 The anticipation and waiting is over. The FIA WEC cars and drivers blew the dust off the long winter and made sure it was a very Good Friday indeed at Circuit Paul Ricard today.

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Mar 23

New Porsche 919 Hybrid revealed!

Strong development characterises the new 919 Hybrid’ technology

The powertrain became even more efficient, the aerodynamics were even more specific for the various race tracks and the weight of single components was even more reduced. “The over 900 hp strong Le Mans Prototype is ready for the title defence,” said Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights

Record-breaking 38 cars for the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights  Mercedes-Benz 2016’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be the most competitive season in the championship’s history. With more cars than ever before competing in all 10 rounds of the campaign, the strongest grid in the history of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and further confirmation of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s prestige, the world’s biggest GT series just got bigger! Read the rest of this entry »

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