The 2.0 litre V4 turbocharged internal combustion engine fitted to the Porsche 919 Hybrid, allied to an 8 megajoule hybrid energy system, was the smallest to have triumphed at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe for 37 years.
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World Endurance Championship approaches the half way stage of the 2015 season
After the high powered drama at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the focus now shifts to the next round of the World Endurance Championship and the new event on the calendar at Nürburgring in Germany, the home race for Audi and Porsche and close to Toyota’s base in Cologne.
Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium
Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race.
Nico Hülkenberg became the first driver to win the race overall at his first attempt since Laurent Aiello in 1998
Porsche sealed an historic victory today in the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the German marque finishing a convincing first and second in front of 263,500 spectators to break Audi’s stranglehold on the jewel in the crown of sportscar racing.
Porsche, Audi and Toyota have continued to run strongly through the night into the second turn of the clock
As the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours rolls towards its final quarter – the 6 hours being the distance of a regular round of the World Endurance Championship – there have been incidents throughout all four classes which have had an effect on the overall classification.
The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.
The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track.
As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits. The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race. The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.
The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit
The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.
Growing up in Alaska, Snyder loved the speed of snowmobiles and dirt bikes
Anchorage, Alaska, is by no means a motorsports hub. But the city was the unlikely location that gave the racing bug to Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Race Director Todd Snyder.
6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps WEC
The no7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler took a second victory from two starts in 2015 with a hard fought win at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps that had the large Belgian crowd on the edge of their seats.
Second and fourth for Ferrari in Spa qualifying
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).
3 Corvette C7.R outlasts Porsches in final hour for GTLM win
Porsche’s misfortune was Corvette Racing’s gain Saturday night as a pair of mechanical issues in the final hour of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida propelled the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R to the GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory for the second consecutive race to open the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
Porsche North America sweeps GTLM front row with pair of Porsche 911 RSRs
Bleekemolen Drives Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R To TOTAL Pole Award In GTD Class. Considered by many to be the most competitive GT class in the world, the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship witnessed its 13th different pole winner in 13 TUDOR Championship races Friday during qualifying for the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama To Continue Under IMSA Sanction Through 2017
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Porsche Motorsport North America today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership to conduct the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama through the 2017 season.
Continuity for 2015 as team retains drivers and Porsche 997 GT3 R
Japanese tyre manufacturer, Falken Tyre Europe continues its motorsport campaign with the proven Porsche 911 GT3 R racing the Nordschleife once again in 2015. Peter Dumbreck, Wolf Henzler, Alexandre Imperatori and Martin Ragginger will again contend selected races of the VLN Championship along with the legendary ADAC 24 hour race.