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Rebellion Racing Back To Asia For The 6th Round Of The FIA World Endurance
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 03:11 PM
Le Mans News
Rebellion Racing Back To Asia For The 6th Round Of The FIA World Endurance Championship In China


The REBELLION RACING team has arrived in Asia for the sixth race of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Shanghai on Sunday 2nd November.

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Aston Martin Returns To Shanghai Looking For Repeat Success
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 03:08 PM
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Aston Martin Returns To Shanghai Looking For Repeat Success


Aston Martin Racing will return to China next weekend (1 November) for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with its four Gulf-liveried V8 Vantage GTEs and hopes to repeat its class-winning success of 2012 and 2013.


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Young Driver AMR targets podium in China
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 03:07 PM
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Young Driver AMR targets podium in China


The 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship enters its final stage and this weekends 6 hours of Shanghai in China mark the start of a very busy November. Three races in November in China, Bahrain and Brazil will decide the championship and Young Driver AMR is a very good position. The Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE is leading the GTE-Am class teams championship, while Kristian Poulsen und David Heinemeier Hansson are not only points leader in the GTE Am drivers championship, but are also the highest placed Aston Martin drivers in the World Endurance Cup for GT drivers. The „Danish Express“ is strengthened in China by rapid New Zealander Richie Stanaway, as Young Driver AMR regular Nicki Thiim is on Porsche Supercup duty. Stanaway will race for the third time this season for Young Driver AMR after the Spa and Austin rounds of the FIA WEC.


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Project Brabham Reveals Brabham-Engineer Vision
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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Project Brabham Reveals Brabham-Engineer Vision


Project Brabham has released more details about how it aims to inspire engineers through its Brabham-Engineer web application. One of the three Brabham-Digital online experiences underpinning David Brabham’s model for open source racing, aspiring engineers have until Saturday, 1 November, to secure a three-year subscription.


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Shaping Audi's Future: The Heart of Innovation
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 03:30 PM
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Shaping Audi's Future: The Heart of Innovation


Aspiring young UAE artists were recently presented with a new opportunity to showcase their work to a captive audience during DIFC’s hugely popular Art Nights at Gate Village, taking place 27 October.


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China Next For Championship-Chasing Toyota Racing
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 03:24 PM
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China Next For Championship-Chasing Toyota Racing


TOYOTA Racing aims to extend its lead of the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend in the Six Hours of Shanghai, the sixth of eight rounds this season.

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ESM Patron Set For Overseas FIA WEC Debut
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 06:18 AM
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ESM Patron Set For Overseas FIA WEC Debut


Six weeks after earning its first podium finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) with two Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes, six world-class drivers and a crew of 30 set sail for China to add another item to the team’s history book: compete in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

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ESM Patron Set For Overseas FIA WEC Debut
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 03:29 PM
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ESM Patron Set For Overseas FIA WEC Debut


Six weeks after earning its first podium finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) with two Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes, six world-class drivers and a crew of 30 set sail for China to add another item to the team’s history book: compete in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.


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A Second Consecutive Title For Alpine And Nelson Panciatici
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 03:22 PM
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A Second Consecutive Title For Alpine And Nelson Panciatici


Signatech-Alpine had vowed to fight for victory in the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season finale at Estoril in Portugal. Although second place would have sufficed to secure another crown regardless of the results of its rivals, the French outfit nonetheless approached this decisive outing just like any other.

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World Endurance Championship Visits Audi's Largest Market
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 03:18 PM
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World Endurance Championship Visits Audi's Largest Market


The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers’ championship changing twice. Following two one-two victories in succession, Audi had taken the top spot in the standings at the season’s midpoint. Although the brand had to relinquish its lead in the race in Japan, it remains in striking distance of the leader of the standings. Now the World Championship decision is coming to a head, as the sixth of eight WEC races is on the agenda at Shanghai on November 2.

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Mckenzie And JMW Motorsport Secure Another Podium Finish
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:46 PM
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Mckenzie And JMW Motorsport Secure Another Podium Finish


Daniel McKenzie and his JMW Motorsport team secured a fourth podium in a row in the LMGTE class of the European Le Mans Series at Estoril this weekend.

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A Race Of Promise For Greaves Motorsport In 4 Hours Of Estoril
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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A Race Of Promise For Greaves Motorsport In 4 Hours Of Estoril


The final round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series took place this weekend at the Circuito Estoril, located just outside the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Greaves Motorsport's two Nissan-powered Zytek LM P2 prototypes both ran strongly during the race but the results did not ultimately reflect their pace, with one car finishing seventh, while the other retired in the last ten minutes of the four hour race.


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Alpine - Against All Odds, Alpine Secures The European Title Once Again!
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 04:39 PM
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Alpine - Against All Odds, Alpine Secures The European Title Once Again!


Signatech-Alpine had vowed to fight for victory in the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season finale at Estoril in Portugal. Although second place would have sufficed to secure another crown regardless of the results of its rivals, the French outfit nonetheless approached this decisive outing just like any other.

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Jota Sport Claims Best-Ever European Le Mans Series Placing In Final Standings
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:16 AM
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Jota Sport Claims Best-Ever European Le Mans Series Placing In Final Standings


JOTA Sport has registered its best-ever final placing in the prestigious European Le Mans Series after finishing third in the fifth and final round in Portugal today (19 Oct).

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Against All Odds, Alpine Secures The European Title Once Again!
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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Against All Odds, Alpine Secures The European Title Once Again!


Signatech-Alpine had vowed to fight for victory in the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season finale at Estoril in Portugal. Although second place would have sufficed to secure another crown regardless of the results of its rivals, the French outfit nonetheless approached this decisive outing just like any other.

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Nissan's Winning Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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Nissan's Winning Weekend


The 4 Hours of Estoril, the season finale of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, produced a race win for the Nissan-powered Sebastien Loeb Racing team and a popular championship victory for the Signatech Alpine team, which is also powered by the NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine.

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Marc VDS Win On ELMS Debut
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:13 AM
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Marc VDS Win On ELMS Debut


BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS took a commanding victory in the European Le Mans Series at Estoril. The #87 BMW Z4 GT3, piloted by Bas Leinders, Markus Palttala and Henry Hassid, lapped the field in the GTC class.

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Audi To Launch Racing Series For The New TT
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:58 PM
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Audi To Launch Racing Series For The New TT


With a dedicated racing series for the Audi TT* the brand with the four rings will be offering a new opportunity to enter the company’s successful motorsport world. The Audi Sport TT Cup will be held as part of the DTM starting in the 2015 season. This means that, following the successful introduction of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia, Audi is launching another one-make cup in Germany next year. The racing version of the new Audi TT with a weight of only 1,125 kilograms delivers 228 kW (310 hp). By means of a so-called push-to-pass function the output of the two-liter TFSI engine can be briefly boosted by 22 kW (30 hp).

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The Steering Wheel Of The Porsche 919 Hybrid - A Multifunctional Control Center
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 03:58 PM
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The Steering Wheel Of The Porsche 919 Hybrid - A Multifunctional Control Center


Setting the direction is the most trivial task of the steering wheel in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The drivers of the Class 1 Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship have a computer in their hands. They operate 24 buttons and switches on the front along with paddles on the back to control the most complex racing car built by Porsche to date.

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First Understand, Then Retaliate!
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:46 PM
Le Mans News
First Understand, Then Retaliate!


Benoît Tréluyer and his Audi Sport team-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer salvaged valuable points from last weekend’s 6 Hours of Fuji, which played host to round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (October 10-12).

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Marc VDS Ready For ELMS Return
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:43 PM
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Marc VDS Ready For ELMS Return


BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS return to Le Mans style racing this weekend. The crack Belgian team take on the European Le Mans Series’ final round at Estoril with a single BMW Z4 GT3 in the GTC class. Bas Leinders, Markus Palttala and Henry Hassid will drive.

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Brundle Battles To LMP2 Podium On WEC Return
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 04:06 PM
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Brundle Battles To LMP2 Podium On WEC Return


Alex Brundle marked his FIA World Endurance Championship return in last weekend’s 6 Hours of Fuji (October 10-12) with a fine third in class finish for OAK Racing.

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More Motor Racing History In The Making
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 03:21 PM
Le Mans News
More Motor Racing History In The Making


Thanks to its win at Austria’s Red Bull Ring and to podium finishes at Imola, Italy, and Circuit Paul Ricard, France, Signatech-Alpine is in a strong position ahead of this year’s final ELMS clash.

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Alpine - More Motor Racing History In The Making
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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Alpine - More Motor Racing History In The Making


Thanks to its win at Austria’s Red Bull Ring and to podium finishes at Imola, Italy, and Circuit Paul Ricard, France, Signatech-Alpine is in a strong position ahead of this year’s final ELMS clash.

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Belicchi, Kraihamer, Leimer Win LMP1-L At Fuji, In A 1-2 For Rebellion Racing
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 06:27 AM
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Belicchi, Kraihamer, Leimer Win LMP1-L At Fuji, In A 1-2 For Rebellion Racing


Andrea Belicchi, Dominik Kraihamer and Fabio Leimer secured their first LMP1-L win of the season after the 6 Hours of Fuji, the fifth round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche finished second for the first one-two this season for REBELLION Racing.

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