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24 Hours of Le Mans 2017: Porsche wins for 19th time

At 18:30 on Saturday evening the Le Mans 24-Hours looked over for the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. Their car had no front axle drive anymore, was repaired for 1.05 hours and rejoined the race 18 laps behind. But the 85th running of the endurance classic in Le Mans […]

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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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Le Mans 24 Hours: the greatest motor race in the world

SO FINALLY, the dust has settled, another year at Le Mans is over, and Porsche takes a come from behind victory, their 18th yet in a Porsche Team 919, the No. 2 car driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. The German Porsche Factory team completed the race with 384 laps at an average speed of 243.2 kilometers per hour, making a total of 30 pit stops along the way, roughly one stop for every 14 laps.

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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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Porsche takes historic 1-2 victory at Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche sealed an historic victory 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.  Nico Hülkenberg became the first driver to win the race overall at his […]

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Le Mans 2015: Porsche and Audi battle it out for first six hours

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 […]

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Porsche sweeps front of Le Mans grid

Although the weather forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, the race track remained dry throughout both Qualifying Practice sessions at Le Mans. Nevertheless, the cars claiming pole positions yesterday during the first Qualifying Practice session kept their spots. Neel Jani, driving the No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid, secured the pole position yesterday with a lap in […]

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Nissan celebrates 1990 Le Mans pole with historic livery

Nissan today revealed a very special livery that will feature on the No.21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO at Le Mans.  Exactly 25 years ago, at the peak of the Group C era, Mark Blundell put the Nissan R90CK on pole position with a stunning 3:27.020 lap of the Le Mans circuit. The No.21 Nissan GT-R […]

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Ferrari takes class win at 24 Hours of Le Mans

The big news at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race was the victory of Audi over Toyota and sister brand Porsche. In the LMGTE Pro category, the big win was by Ferrari, with the 458 Italia GT2 taking the checkered flag. The acronym stands for Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance, the class that was […]

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited