Tag Archive: Porsche

Jul 23

New Porsche goes 1-2 in caution-free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock

Pilet crossed the stripe 14.5 seconds ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 Porsche

The two-car Porsche GT Team has come on strong since returning from the traditional midseason break for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and both cars delivered on Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park, when the team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock

Extending the German manufacturer’s lead to 100 over Chevrolet, its next closest competitor

Italian racer Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni spent quite a few years battling against Porsches in top-level sports car racing around the world while driving for another manufacturer, but it hasn’t taken him long to get used to his new job as a Porsche works driver.

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Jul 16

WEC: Porsche take 1-2 after close race-long fight at Nürburgring

Porsche scores a one-two on its home turf at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-07-16-0037Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber took their second win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the No.2 Porsche after a thrilling battle with the sister No.1 919 Hybrid at Nurburgring this afternoon.

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Jul 14

WEC: Porsche 1-2 in Second Free Practice Session at Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

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Porsche opened up the gap in Free Practice 2 at Nürburgring this afternoon as Brendon Hartley set the fastest lap of the day during the first simulated qualifying runs.

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Jul 09

New Porsche, Lexus claim First WeatherTech Championship Poles in Canada

Lexus got its first-ever WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class pole

2017-07-08_086Two manufacturers with storied histories in North American sports car competition added another chapter at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 07

Porsche and Toyota both looking forward to top class Nürburgring battle

The two manufacturers came together to talk about next week’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-06-04At a press conference today in Cologne, the media were treated to the special, and unusual, sight of a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car outside Toyota Motorsport’s headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Porsche commits to Motul Sepang 12 Hours return

German marque confirms full Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign

Sepang 12 Hours logoSepang hosts Asian leg of global GT series on December 7-10. 2017 champions to be crowned following day/night race. Porsche will compete at the Motul Sepang 12 Hours in Malaysia on December 7-10 following the German manufacturer’s commitment to support teams at each of this season’s four Intercontinental GT Challenge rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

GT4 European Series Southern Cup celebrates Dijon-Prenois return with bumper 33-car entry list

Aston Martin, BMW, Ginetta, Maserati, McLaren, and Porsche

2017-05-06Following two successful events at Nogaro and Pau, the GT4 European Series Southern Cup is riding on the momentum with a superb 33-car entry list set for round three of this year’s campaign held at Circuit Dijon-Prenois on July 1-2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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Jun 09

What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

24 fun facts from Porsche on the 24 Hours Le Mans!

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The initial roll-out of the first 919 was done by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard on June 12 in 2013 at the Weissach test track. A little over two years later, he became world endurance champion with the further developed Le Mans prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 09

Le Mans 24-Hours: Porsche LMP Team faces hard  fight for the overall victory

LMP1 preview 

2017-06-04-0278The countdown for the season highlight is almost at an end: Over 17th/18th June, Porsche will again fight for the crown jewels of endurance motorsports in attempting to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a third consecutive year.

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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May 31

The 36 most interesting facts and figures about Porsche and Le Mans

What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

2017-05-06-0095The record of 18 overall wins is the most popular figure about Porsche and Le Mans. Double it, and this is how many further interesting facts you will find here. Discover what the Porsche 919 Hybrid has in common concerning the power supply of a small village, at what time did Mark Webber complete his first-ever lap in an LMP1 car and when Porsche celebrated its first hybrid race car success. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 12

Le Mans 24-Hours museum Exhibition: Le Mans 67- An exceptional grand prix

4th May – 31st August

Exhibition: 4th May – 31st August  Le Mans 67 – Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix

The Le Mans 24-Hours museum, owned by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest since February 2017, is putting on its first temporary exhibition on the theme of the Formula 1 Grand Prix run on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in 1967 under the title, Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

Herberth Motorsport Porsche defends Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard victory

After 595 laps on the 5.842 kilometre circuit

Impression_800pixThe Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#911, Daniel Allemann/Ralf Bohn/Robert Renauer/Alfred Renauer) has won the Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard.

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May 05

WEC: Porsche 919 Hybrid takes pole position in Spa (+video)

#1 Porsche 919 Hybrid fastest at Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-04-0014Reigning world champion Neel Jani (CH) and Porsche newcomer André Lotterer (DE) achieved pole position for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in an action packed qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps (BE).

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May 02

WEC: The ups and downs of Spa in the words of the Porsche team

“The Spa rollercoaster provides such a variety of demands that you always need to find compromises”

2017-04-16_0085After finishing second and third at the season’s opening round at Silverstone three weeks ago, Porsche heads to the Ardennes regions of Belgium leading the FIA World Endurance Championship manufacturer standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

WEC: Aero options for Spa, just one for Porsche and two for Toyota

Final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-04-15_00019Like at Silverstone, the opening round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, the aerodynamic decisions made by Porsche and Toyota will differ from each other at the WEC Spa-Francorchamps next weekend, the final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

Nuclear engineer’s appreciation for Porsche shines in Porsche Club of America

Reed’s father was the first to introduce him to the iconic Porsche brand

PCA Club Racing logoWhen Claude Reed purchased his first Porsche back in 1982, he never imagined it would lead to a successful racing career in Porsche Club of America (PCA), or a wedding to a fellow PCA driver at one of the most legendary race tracks in the world! Read the rest of this entry »

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