Tag Archive: World Endurance Championship

Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: 258,500 spectators

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours 

2017-06-18-0021A total of 258,500 spectators came to watch this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 06

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le MansJean-Eric Vergne believes his first experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will aid his transition into becoming a top-flight sportscar racer in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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

24 Hours of Le Mans: What happens at the Le Mans Test weekend

What happens during the test weekend, and who can take part?

What happens at the Le Mans Test weekendOn Saturday 17thJune the French tricolour flag will be waved for the start of the world’s biggest sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

WEC: PERRINN confirms first orders for its 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 car

Two chassis set for 2018 FIAWEC and Le Mans 24 Hours

PERRINN LMP1 1British motorsports engineering company PERRINN has announced that it has received the first order for a brace of its new LMP1 car to race the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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May 16

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The official list of entries revealed! 

FIA World Endurance Championship

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - The official list of entries revealed!Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, creator and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has revealed the official list of the 60 cars and full driver line-ups who will take part in the pinnacle of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 17 – 18 June.

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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May 06

WEC: Spa qualifying analysis provided by three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish (+video)

Who better than Allan McNish to explain the composition of the starting grid?

2015-10-22_38162Times and results can sometimes be deceiving: such is the conclusion to be drawn from the qualifying sessions at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round on the 2017 calendar and final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.

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May 05

WEC: Andreas Wirth joins CEFC Manor TRS Racing for 2017

2017 Race Season Brings Exciting Opportunities for Andreas Wirth

2017-05-04-0007Andreas Wirth is thrilled to announce today, part of what he has planned for the 2017 race season. After just one year in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) he’s proud to take one more step up the ladder to the pinnacle of Prototype racing – the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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May 05

WEC: Feel Good Friday at Spa

Friday will see the third and final Free Practice session

2017-05-04-0053A vital day of practice and qualifying has dawned at Spa-Francorchamps as the atmosphere builds for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship tomorrow.

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May 04

José María López to miss WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps

WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-04-16_0025Toyota Gazoo Racing has announced that José María López will not compete in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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May 04

Jota Sport, bye-bye Super38 (+video)

The Zytek Z11SN, nicknamed the “Mighty38” (Super38), will be taking its well-deserved retirement

Jota Sport: Bye-bye Super38 (video)!The name Jota Sport does not figure on the entry list for the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this year, yet the British outfit – winner in LMP2 at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans with the #38 Zytek – is indeed present, in charge of the development of Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two Oreca 07s.

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May 03

WEC: Organising Toyota’s trio

Toyota Gazoo Racing will not be limited to the amount of personnel they can take to Spa and Le Mans

2017-04-16_0185Toyota Gazoo Racing will bring three of the team’s significantly updated Toyota TS050 HYBRID LMP1 cars to Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

WEC: Belgium beckons for Mike Conway this weekend

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-04-16_0014Mike Conway is ready and prepared for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend, as the #7 crew of Mike, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López head to Belgium for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 29

WEC: Confidence ahead of the Le Mans dress rehearsal in Spa

Porsche LMP1 preview FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps, round 2 of 9

2017-04-16_0153The six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BE) is far more than just the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: The race on May 6 is known as the dress rehearsal for Le Mans.

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Apr 22

WEC: 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps ready to thrill fans across the world

Historically an event which never fails to deliver its own drama

2017-04-16-0027After a thrilling and dramatic 2017 season opener in Britain, attention now turns towards the iconic Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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