Tag Archive: Porsche

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 »

Mar 08

WEC: Patrick Dempsey (Porsche) to take a break from racing

Dempsey made the announcement via his team website

Runner-up in the LM GTE Am class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, Patrick Dempsey has announced he is taking a break from racing to concentrate on his acting career and spend more time with his family. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

WEC & Le Mans – Patrick Dempsey (Porsche) puts on a show at Geneva Motor Show

Among the cars on display at the stand figures the Porsche 911 from last year’s edition of the 24 Hours.

Actor-driver Patrick Dempsey made an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday as an ambassador for watchmaker TAG Heuer along with the Porsche in which he claimed the second step on the podium in LM GTE Am in 2015 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  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 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Porsche Caymans pace Roar Before The Rolex 24

Compass360 Racing debuts GT350R-CLong-time Street Tuner (ST) contenders Compass360 Racing debuted its No. 76 Ford Shelby GT350R-C at the session. Pierre Kleinubing was fourth-fastest on the day in the new car he co-drives with Paul Holton, running a best lap of 1:58.839 (107.843 mph).

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Dec 14

Kevin Estre becomes a Porsche works driver

In 2016, Frenchman Kevin Estre will take a vitally important step in his career

Kevin Estre becomes a Porsche works driver After two seasons at McLaren GT crowned with pole positions, victories and records he will become a works driver for German manufacturer, Porsche.

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Dec 13

Porsche confirms Proton Proton Racing in LMGTE Pro for 2016

The duo will compete in the LMGTE Pro category, and will be joined at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Wolf Henzler

During the Night of Champions in Weissach, Germany, Porsche has confirmed that World GT Champion Richard Lietz will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship to defend his title with Michael Christensen, and in 2016 will race a Proton-Dempsey Racing-entered Porsche 911 RSR.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Honours for Porsche and Audi awarded by the BRDC

We are deep in the middle of prize-giving and awards season, and that of the British Racing Drivers’ Club was held on Monday in London

Owners of the Silverstone Circuit in the UK, the Club was founded in 1928 and has been recognising excellence in British and Commonwealth motorsport since that time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

WEC: 2015 World Champions win Autosport’s John Bolster Award

In 2015 Porsche won six races, including a return to the top step at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a record 17th time

After receiving their World Championship trophy in Paris at the FIA Awards Gala on Friday evening, Porsche received another prestigious award last night when the 2015 Manufacturer Champions were recognised with a John Bolster Award for technical excellence at the Autosport Awards in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

A look at the Ford GT’s design and aerodynamics (+video)

It will first be seen on track with its rivals from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche at The Prologue in March, the WEC’s official pre-season test

Here’s a look at some of the thinking behind the new-for-2016 GTE racer from Ford which the company intends to enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Pro category.   Read the rest of this entry »

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