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FIA WEC - Points And Podium Rhythm For Davide Rigon At The 6 Hours Of Austin
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 02:08 PM
Le Mans News
FIA WEC - Points And Podium Rhythm For Davide Rigon At The 6 Hours Of Austin


In Texas the curtain fell on the 6 Hours of Austin, the fourth round of the FIA Endurance World Championship, in which the changeable weather conditions were an important variable during the whole weekend.

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The Heroic Charge!
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 02:47 PM
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The Heroic Charge!


A storm, thrilling twists and plenty of ensuing drama meant that the FIA World Endurance Championship’s resumption at Circuit of The Americas last weekend (September 18-20) matched the best Spaghetti Westerns. Benoît Tréluyer and Audi Sport team-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer would no doubt agree, as the reigning Le Mans winners were quickest to the draw in Austin.

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FIA WEC: The Leadership Is Continuing
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 04:34 PM
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FIA WEC: The Leadership Is Continuing


Third step on the podium and the leadership is continuing in the championship. Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51, finished the "6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas" - fourth event in the FIA World Endurance Championship (Wec) - with a result that does not change the top position in the GT Driver standing. Bruni and Vilander have 106 points, 25 ahead of Makowiecki. Ferrari is first in the GT Manufactures classification with 157 points ( +4 of Porsche) and AF Corse is always first in the GTE Pro Team classification with 106 points (Porsche Team Manthey is second, 86).

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Pasin Lathouras Set To Race At Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 03:27 PM
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Pasin Lathouras Set To Race At Petit Le Mans


Pasin Lathouras is about to enjoy the biggest challenge of his career so far as he has been called up by AF Corse to drive in the Petit Le Mans which will take place in a little under two weeks time.

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Fourth 2014 Victory In A Row For Rebellion R-One #12 In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:25 AM
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Fourth 2014 Victory In A Row For Rebellion R-One #12 In Austin


Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche in the Rebellion R-One Toyota #12 secured a 7th place overall finish at the FIA WEC 6 Hours of COTA.

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Turbulent Toyota Debut For Conway In Stormy Texas
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:08 AM
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Turbulent Toyota Debut For Conway In Stormy Texas


After its summer break, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship got underway this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

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ESM Patron Finishes Third in Debut FIA WEC Race
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 03:25 PM
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ESM Patron Finishes Third in Debut FIA WEC Race


Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) battled the world, the elements and the competition tonight during its debut race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) – the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas. In the end, ESM earned its first podium finish in FIA WEC competition. The Tequila Patrón-sponsored team finished third in the LMP2 class and 10th overall.

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CORVETTE RACING AT COTA: Hard Rain Leads to Hard Luck for Team America
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:20 PM
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CORVETTE RACING AT COTA: Hard Rain Leads to Hard Luck for Team America


Indeed sometimes when it rains, it does pour… as was the case Saturday for Corvette Racing’s No. 65 Konica Minolta/Michelin Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The entry of Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor was a victim of cruel luck as the trio finished seventh in the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas.

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Krohn Racing Finishes Sixth in FIA WEC Six Hours of COTA
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:19 PM
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Krohn Racing Finishes Sixth in FIA WEC Six Hours of COTA


The Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), was a race that will be remembered for both its' exciting racing and the heavy rain showers which brought out a lengthy red flag and saw the hometown Krohn Racing team finish sixth in the LMGTE-Am class of competitors.

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Audi Celebrates Second WEC Season Victory At Austin
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:19 PM
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Audi Celebrates Second WEC Season Victory At Austin


Audi has celebrated the second consecutive one-two win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the fourth race of the season at Austin prevailed again. A sudden downpour of rain, red flags after a series of spins and a tactically challenging course of the race on a drying track converted the night race in Texas into a real thriller. Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK) completed Audi’s success by taking second place.

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ESM Patron Finishes Third in Debut FIA WEC Race
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:19 PM
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ESM Patron Finishes Third in Debut FIA WEC Race


Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) battled the world, the elements and the competition tonight during its debut race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) – the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas. In the end, ESM earned its first podium finish in FIA WEC competition. The Tequila Patrón-sponsored team finished third in the LMP2 class and 10th overall.

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Aston Martin's Double-Win In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:19 PM
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Aston Martin's Double-Win In Austin


Aston Martin Racing has won both the GTE Pro and GTE Am classes of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Six Hours of Austin, in a dramatic race that saw the drivers and team deal with torrential rain and hours of darkness.

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Wet And Wild In Texas For Toyota Racing
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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Wet And Wild In Texas For Toyota Racing


TOYOTA Racing experienced a dramatic but very frustrating Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas which ended with a podium finish but promised much more for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:09 AM
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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans


Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:06 PM
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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans


Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

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Fittipaldi Fourth on Grid for Action Express Racing at Circuit of the Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:05 PM
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Fittipaldi Fourth on Grid for Action Express Racing at Circuit of the Americas


Christian Fittipaldi will start the Lone Star Le Mans event from fourth on the grid as the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship marks the penultimate round of the 2014 championship on Saturday. Fittipaldi netted the second row starting spot during a 15-minute qualifying session Friday evening with a lap of 1:59.072-seconds at Circuit of the Americas.

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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:26 AM
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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race


In its debut FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the third quickest time in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start third in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas race.

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Disappointment For Audi In Qualifying At Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:17 AM
Le Mans News
Disappointment For Audi In Qualifying At Austin


Audi started qualifying for round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin full of optimism. Following two best times set in the free practice sessions, the squad of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, saw itself well prepared for the final qualifying session as well. However, the failure of a lap trigger signal frustrated any hope of taking a position on the front row of the grid.

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Team Seattle-The Heart Of Racing To Start Cota From Sixth Row
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:56 AM
Le Mans News
Team Seattle-The Heart Of Racing To Start Cota From Sixth Row


Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James will start tomorrow's running of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans from the sixth row in GTD.

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Rebellion Racing's R-One #13 To Start From Fourth Row Of The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hour
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:55 AM
Le Mans News
Rebellion Racing's R-One #13 To Start From Fourth Row Of The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Cota


After Friday's qualifying session for the 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours of COTA race, Andrea Belicchi, Dominik Kraihamer and Fabio Leimer will start the race from P7 on the grid having achieved an average lap time of 1'54'665 and a best lap of 1'54'173 secured by Fabio Leimer. In so doing, the Rebellion R-One Toyota #13 takes the pole position in the LMP1-L class.

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Krohn Racing Qualifies Eighth For FIA WEC Six Hours Of Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:54 AM
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Krohn Racing Qualifies Eighth For FIA WEC Six Hours Of Circuit Of The Americas


Following qualifying today at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Krohn Racing will start eighth for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas (COTA), part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend in Austin, Texas. Drivers Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Ben Collins will compete in No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in the six-hour endurance event at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, September 19.

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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race In Austin


In its debut FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the third quickest time in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start third in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas race.

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Visit Florida Racing Ready For Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
Le Mans News
Visit Florida Racing Ready For Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas


Racing for just the second time at the iconic Circuit of the Americas, Visit Florida Racing will look to move forward in the Lone Star Le Mans event on Saturday as the team pursues its fifth podium of the year in the penultimate round of IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition.

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Weathertech Racing To Start From Eighth Row At Cota
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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Weathertech Racing To Start From Eighth Row At Cota


WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen will start tomorrow's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the America's (COTA) from the eighth row in GTD.

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SRT Motorsports Post-Qualifying Report - Lone Star Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:52 AM
Le Mans News
SRT Motorsports Post-Qualifying Report - Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas


The SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs both qualified in the top-four overall for tomorrow's Lone Star Le Mans, including what turned out to be a pole-winning performance by Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Friday.

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