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24 Hours of Le Mans 2017: leading Toyotas retire from race

Toyota Gazoo Racing suffered an agonising night at the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours which saw two of its TS050 Hybrid cars retire from the race within 30 minutes of each other.   The race-leading #7 of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Stéphane Sarrazin suffered a clutch problem towards the end of the 10th hour. Kamui […]

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2017 FIA World Endurance Championship kicks off with the 6 hours of Silverstone this weekend!

SILVERSTONE, UK- Silverstone will see the first duel between the re-worked Porsche 919 hybrid and the Toyota TS050 Hybrid. WEC fans can still recall the agonizing 2016 Le Mans finish wherein the Toyota crawled to a halt, after leading most of the race, with just a few corners to go before the checkered flag.   […]

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Audi’s departure marks end of an era in endurance racing

  AUDI burst into the world of Endurance Racing back in 1999, and, in the 18 years that followed, the German marque has garnered impressive numbers in its assault on the various championship titles.   Audi has a mind-boggling 107 overall race victories, winning Le Mans 24 hours 13 times, with 9 American Le Mans Series […]

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Porsche wins WEC Manufacturer’s crown

    After sensational wins at Le Mans, Nurburgring, Mexico and at the Circuit of the Americas, the Porsche LMP1 team headed into China with the objective of stamping their dominance over the rest of the field.   Mark Webber, Brenden Hartley, and Timo Bernhard grabbed pole on board the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid, […]

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Audi, VW depart from World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship

  Change is here in the world of motorsports, too. With the impending departures of Audi from the World Endurance Championship (WEC), in favor of the new motorsports spectacle, Formula E; and Volkswagen in the World Rally Championship (WRC) by seasons end, we now look back at all the accolades both motorsports powerhouses have established […]

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Mazda celebrates 25th year of 24 Hours of Le Mans victory

JUNE 23, 1991 will forever be enshrined in the annals of automotive history as the day when the only Asian automotive manufacturer, and even to date, won the most prestigious endurance race in the world—the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On that day, 25 years ago, Mazda 787B piloted by then Formula One driver Johnny […]

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Hybrid high: Porsche clinches 18th overall victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE—It is kind of surprising, sometimes, Porsche’s position in the world automotive market. It is high up there in the luxury segment, but that isn’t really why most people used to buy the little handfuls from Stuttgart. They were tight well-built machines that had a personality different from anything on the road. They […]

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Heartbreak for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Le Mans

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing finished second in the 84th edition of Le Mans 24 Hours but had the victory taken from its grasp in a cruel late twist.   Both TS050 HYBRIDs took turns to lead the race as part of an exciting battle with the #2 Porsche and was poised to win with the #5 […]

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McLaren F1 Le Mans finishers to be reunited on track

McLaren Automotive and McLaren Special Operations will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans win next month with the ultimate display at the French circuit. The five examples of the McLaren F1 GTR that dominated the 1995 race, including the race-winning chassis #01R, will take to the track led by […]

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Porsche 919 Hybrid prototypes for Le Mans: impressive in test run

The new Porsche 919 Hybrid showed a lot of promise in a recent test at the prologue to the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Circuit Paul Ricard, which covered a total of 4,188 kilometers. At the presentation of the new prototype, Porsche announced the switch to the highest energy recovery category of 8 […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car