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RGR Sport Prepares For Home Race In Mexico City
Posted by: newsla on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 06:09 AM
Le Mans News
RGR Sport Prepares For Home Race In Mexico City


LMP2 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: 2nd

CHASSIS: #43 RGR Sport / LMP2 / Ligier JS P2

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Toledano Jr Joins Manor For Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 05:38 PM
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Toledano Jr Joins Manor For Mexico


Manor have signed Alfonso “Picho” Toledano Guerra to compete in his home race at the 6hrs of Mexico in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Beginning his racing career in Karts, becoming 100cc Champion in Mexico in 2004, Picho changed to single-seater racing in 2005. Since 2005 he has raced in many formulas including Formula BMW and Formula 3.

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Beechdean AMR Head South For ELMS Round Four
Posted by: newsla on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 05:37 PM
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Beechdean AMR Head South For ELMS Round Four


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) will travel to the south of France this weekend (27th/28th August) to begin the second half of the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at Circuit Paul Ricard.

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Williamson To Complete WEC Season With Strakka Racing
Posted by: newsla on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 05:37 PM
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Williamson To Complete WEC Season With Strakka Racing


Scot Lewis Williamson has been confirmed as Strakka Racing’s third driver in the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). After a strong debut at the Nürburgring in Germany last month, Williamson, 26, from Golspie, will compete alongside Nick Leventis and Jonny Kane at the Mexican, US, China, Japan and Bahrain races of the series. “It’s amazing and it’s still not sunken in that I’ll be in the car again,” says Williamson. “I tried my very best in Germany to show that I could be both quick but also bring it home in one piece. I definitely learnt a lot from that outing, particularly tyre management. My plan now is to build on that and get the podium that we just missed out on to my fellow Scot Ryan Dalziel.”

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KCMG Concludes Audi R8 LMS Cup Outing In The Top Ten At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 08:02 PM
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KCMG Concludes Audi R8 LMS Cup Outing In The Top Ten At Sepang


KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) managed to score valuable championship points despite a tough weekend in Audi R8 LMS Cup’s Rounds 5 & 6 at Sepang International Circuit. Jan Kisiel and Akash Nandy tackled Audi’s Asian sprint race series’ two-race event in searing circuit conditions and managed to conclude both rounds in the top ten.

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Beechdean AMR Raise the Roof for Remainder of ELMS
Posted by: newsla on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 08:19 PM
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Beechdean AMR Raise the Roof for Remainder of ELMS


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) will be sporting a new roof livery for each of the remaining three rounds of the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS). The #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE car currently lies second in the European Le Mans Series GTE standings.

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Double Asian Le Mans Victory For Team NZ
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 05:37 PM
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Double Asian Le Mans Victory For Team NZ


Team NZ Motorsport enjoyed a superb weekend in the Malaysian heat with John Curran and Graeme Dowsett driving the #77 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup to clear cut victories in both 1-hour races that comprised the second round of the inaugural Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, which was held at Sepang International Circuit.

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Alpine - Alpine Completes Victory Hat-Trick
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 05:43 PM
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Alpine - Alpine Completes Victory Hat-Trick


Following back-to-back triumphs in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans 24 Hours, Nicolas Lapierre, Stéphane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes have tallied their third consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 class victory at the Nürburgring. Midway through the 2016 campaign, this latest success has further increased the N°36 Signatech-Alpine crew’s advantage at the top of the FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers. The N°35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine piloted by Nelson Panciatici, Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng similarly scored points in Germany in seventh position.

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Photo Finish Fourth At The Six Hours Of The Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:15 AM
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Photo Finish Fourth At The Six Hours Of The Nurburgring


Strakka Racing continued its improved run of form in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, just missing out on a podium by a mere 71 thousandths of a second. A stellar drive from Jonny Kane, coupled with an impressive WEC debut from Lewis Williamson and orchestrated by an inspired strategy from the pitwall, ensured the venerable Gibson 015S was in podium contention right up to the flag, closing a thirty second gap in as many minutes.

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WEC 6 Hours Of Nurburgring - Race
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:14 AM
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WEC 6 Hours Of Nurburgring - Race


After yesterday’s poor weather, race day dawned dry and clear for today’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring round of the WEC. A good crowd was at the circuit and enjoyed a close and dramatic race.

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Aston Martin Racing Tastes Victory At FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:14 AM
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Aston Martin Racing Tastes Victory At FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Nurburgring


Aston Martin Racing has achieved double podium success at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, taking victory in the GTE Am class and 3rd in GTE Pro.

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Second Place At 6 Hours Of Nurburgring For RGR Sport
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:13 AM
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Second Place At 6 Hours Of Nurburgring For RGR Sport


Despite a difficult start to the 6 Hours of Nurburgring, drivers Filipe Albuquerque, Ricardo Gonzalez, and Bruno Senna drove the #43 Nissan Ligier JS P2 of RGR Sport with tenacity amongst the rest of the contenders of the FIA World Endurance Championship to finish second.

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Good Team Performance By Audi In Home Round
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:13 AM
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Good Team Performance By Audi In Home Round


Audi started the 6 Hours of Nürburgring from positions one and two on the grid. In a thrilling battle for the lead in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the two Audi R18 cars initially took turns at the front of the field. In the end, Audi Sport Team Joest achieved positions two and three – a caution period in the third hour of the race having deprived the squad of the chance to clinch its second victory of the season.

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WEC - Ferrari 1-2 At The Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:13 AM
Le Mans News
WEC - Ferrari 1-2 At The Nurburgring


At the Nürburgring, Round 4 of the World Endurance Championship(WEC), the Ferrari 488 GTE and the AF Corse team erased the disappointment of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The 488 GTE took the two top spots and, finally, James Calado broke the spell with a win in WEC. The British driver, teaming up with "Gimmi" Bruni (with his first win on the 488 GTE), succeeded also thanks to the strategy of the team and gave proof of his universally acknowledged high standards. Davide Rigon and Sam Bird finished in second place on car No. 71 culminating a great comeback race that saw them start in the third to last place on the grid.

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Strakka Lines Up Third For WEC Six Hours Of Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 06:41 AM
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Strakka Lines Up Third For WEC Six Hours Of Nurburgring


Ahead of tomorrow’s Six Hours of Nürburgring, Strakka Racing’s alternative line up of Jonny Kane and Lewis Williamson delivered the team’s best qualifying performance of the season to secure third place in LMP2 . The duo achieved a combined average time of 1.49.762 in the Strakka’s Gibson 015S, underlining the strong WEC debut for Williamson, who was driving the car for first time since his brief outing at the Rookie Test last year. “It’s been a really good start to racing in WEC and Strakka has done a great job to prepare me for the weekend,” says Williamson. “There was a bit more in the tank but it was important not make any mistakes and I wanted to use the seat time to get a feel for the car in the damp conditions. The track was constantly changing and seeing the Audi go off in front me just showed how slippery it was but we came through it with a strong P3. I’ve still got loads to learn like dealing with the traffic in front and behind but I’m happy.”

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WEC 6H Nuerburgring - Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:14 PM
Le Mans News
WEC 6H Nuerburgring - Qualifying


Qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Round 4 of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting tomorrow at 1 p.m., were chaotic and extremely difficult. The wet track and intermittent rain greatly complicated the task of drivers and teams. In GTE-Pro class, by the end of the 20-minute session, the Ferrari 488 GTE number 51 of AF Corse team secured fourth place with James Calado and Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni at the wheel, while its sister car, the number 71 of Davide Rigon and Sam Bird, paid for a far-from-ideal choice of tyres and was relegated to seventh place. In GTEAm class fourth place for the no. 83 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE driven by Emmanuel Collard and François Perrodo who will be joined by Rui Aguas for the race.

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Aston Martin Racing claims pole at FIA WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:14 PM
Le Mans News
Aston Martin Racing claims pole at FIA WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring


Aston Martin Racing has claimed pole position for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

With the session taking place on a drying track, the lap times soon tumbled as the #95 V8 Vantage GTE of Nicki Thiim (DN) and Marco Sørensen (DN) claimed pole. After both completed flying laps on the intermediate Dunlop tyre, the team opted to run on slicks as track conditions improved with Thiim at the wheel.

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RGR Sport Qualifies Fourth For The 6 Hours Of Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:13 PM
Le Mans News
RGR Sport Qualifies Fourth For The 6 Hours Of Nurburgring


LMP2 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: 3RD

CHASSIS: #43 RGR Sport by Morand / LMP2 / Ligier JS P2

Qualifying fourth for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring was well received by RGR Sport. The morning’s weather played a major role in the strategy of the Mexican teams qualifying session, which wasn’t determined until the final minutes before hitting the track due to fog and intermittent rain.

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WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring - Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:12 PM
Le Mans News
WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring - Qualifying
The Nürburgring was bathed in sunshine when the Manor team arrived at the beginning of the week for the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship, but the weather has changed significantly with low clouds and drizzle causing Free Practice 3 to be delayed this morning. The track had dried during the morning session but grey clouds were once again ominous when Qualifying started in the afternoon.

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KCMG Sets Sight On Podium At Nurburgring
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 22, 2016 - 04:27 PM
Le Mans News
KCMG Sets Sight On Podium At Nurburgring


KCMG travels to the majestic Eifel mountains as FIA World Endurance Championship resumes following a drawn-out interval after Le Mans. The highly anticipated 6 Hours of Nurburgring, the fourth event of the world championship, is set to take place on July 24.

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Hybrid Technology in LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 05:35 PM
Le Mans News
Hybrid Technology in LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid


This weekend, the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid has its only 2016 appearance in Germany. At the six-hour race to be held on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the series’ leader fights to defend its title. At the same time its mission is to revolutionize the technology of future sports cars.

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Audi Produces 200th R8 LMS
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 05:36 PM
Le Mans News
Audi Produces 200th R8 LMS


Neckarsulm is delighted: The Audi Sport customer racing team has completed the 200th Audi R8 LMS. Since 2009, the brand with the four rings has been involved in international GT3 racing with a race car for customers and developed a sales and service network around the globe, numerous supporting services and technology offerings.

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Encouraging Signs for Remainder of Nielsen's Season Despite Seventh-Place Finish at Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 18, 2016 - 05:32 PM
Le Mans News
Encouraging Signs for Remainder of Nielsen's Season Despite Seventh-Place Finish at Red Bull Ring


Round three of the 2016 European Le Mans Series saw Christina Nielsen and her Formula Racing teammates finish the four-hour encounter at the Red Bull Ring circuit in 24th position overall in the 38-car field but a disappointing seventh in the hotly-contested GTE field.

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Thrilling Home Round For Audi In World Endurance Championship
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 18, 2016 - 05:31 PM
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Thrilling Home Round For Audi In World Endurance Championship


Crowd support guaranteed: Audi is traveling to round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) full of expectations. The series’ only German round at the Nürburgring is on the calendar on July 24. Last year, 62,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport spectacle in the Eifel. This year, Audi is counting on at least equally great enthusiasm and intends to be involved in the thrilling battle for the top spot.

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Strong Result at the Red Bull Ring for Andreas Wirth
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 18, 2016 - 05:30 PM
Le Mans News
Strong Result at the Red Bull Ring for Andreas Wirth


After a two month break, the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and its competitors were more than happy to get back to business this weekend - especially at a true driver’s favorite like the Red Bull Ring.

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