6 Hours of Nürburgring
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The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota
In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.
After 20 hours
The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.
After 14 hours
In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.
It’s the final day of qualifying with two-hour sessions scheduled from 19h00 to 21h00, and from 22h00 to midnight
Final preparations will be made for the big day as the 60 cars in the field will be going all out to earn the best possible spot on the starting grid. The final minutes of the night session promise to be exciting and full of suspense as we wait to find out who will be in pole position for the big race. Audi, Porsche or Toyota? Place your bets!
The Technical and Administrative Checks, commonly known as “Scrutineering”, kick off a great week of activities at Le Mans
Place de la République in Le Mans city centre is where it’s all happening as the 60 cars that will line up for the race are presented for mandatory checks. The 22 scheduled on Sunday 12 June, from 14h30 to 19h00, include the FIA WEC’s Porsche Team with its two Porsche 919 Hybrids, Toyota with its pair of TS050 HYBRIDS, the four works Ford GTs and the two Alpines.
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.
All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future
The fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.
Opening round of the IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season
While it’s still some weeks until all the competitors for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship are on track together (The Prologue, Le Castellet, on 25/26th March), a very large number of WEC drivers will this weekend be racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida.
After the departure of Jacques Villeneuve
Mike Conway and Stéphane Sarrazin are joined at the hip now that in addition to being teammates with Toyota in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), they will do the same in Formula E – the electric single-seaters championship set up by the FIA – with the Venturi outfit from Monaco.
Whilst the internal duel in the Peugeot team then the combat with Mini drew the attention, Toyota have almost been forgotten
Toyota could run three cars when it returns to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017, according to team principal Tommi Mäkinen
Stéphane Sarrazin can boast three consecutive pole positions at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2007–09), but this season with Toyota Racing has been tough.
We had a chat with him at the première of the official film of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. He told us about his World Endurance Championship disappointment this year and the new car, the Toyota TS 050-Hybrid.