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Larbre Competition Ready For New Season Fighting With WEC Elite
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:58 PM
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Larbre Competition Ready For New Season Fighting With WEC Elite


Larbre Competition will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMGTE Am class once again this year with its #50 Corvette C7.R.
The new season is shaping up to be a competitive one for the front-running squad, which will make its 24th appearance at the blue-riband Le Mans 24 Hours race. The team approaches the upcoming campaign with a combination of new and experienced crewmembers in Paolo Ruberti, Pierre Ragues and Yutaka Yamagishi.

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Greaves Motorsport confirms Alex Brundle for 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:53 PM
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Greaves Motorsport confirms Alex Brundle for 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours


Greaves Motorsport, the 2015 European Le Mans Series Champions, are pleased to announce the first element of their driver line-up for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours after agreeing terms with the top young professional endurance driver, Alex Brundle. Alex made his Le Mans debut in 2012 with the team, driving with his father, Martin, and Lucas Ordonez, the inaugural GT Academy winner.

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Alpine Steps Up Its Racing Programme!
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:53 PM
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Alpine Steps Up Its Racing Programme!


True to tradition, the world class endurance racing season kicked off with today’s press conference organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and the WEC who revealed the entries for this year’s world championship.

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Beechdean AMR Gain Le Mans 24 Hour Entry
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:52 PM
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Beechdean AMR Gain Le Mans 24 Hour Entry


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing have been announced today by the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) as competitors for the 84th running of the famous Le Mans 24 hour race to be held 15th – 19th June. The team will make their GTE Le Mans 24 hour debut in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE.

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Four-Car Le Mans 24 Hours Entry Confirmed For Ford
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:52 PM
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Four-Car Le Mans 24 Hours Entry Confirmed For Ford


The organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), today confirmed that all four Ford GTs have received a place on the prestigious entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Rebellion Racing And Rebellion Timepieces Announce A Partnership With Thiriet
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 06:08 AM
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Rebellion Racing And Rebellion Timepieces Announce A Partnership With Thiriet By TDS Racing


REBELLION Racing and Rebellion Timepieces are pleased to announce a marketing and sporting partnership with THIRIET by TDS Racing.

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Revised Driver Line-Up For New Era At Toyota Gazoo Racing
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 06:08 AM
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Revised Driver Line-Up For New Era At Toyota Gazoo Racing


TOYOTA GAZOO Racing today revealed the driver line-up which will lead it into a new era of World Endurance Championship competition.

A completely new TS050 HYBRID car has been developed for this season, with significant changes to all areas, including monocoque, engine and hybrid system to meet the team’s ambitious performance targets.

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RGR Sport by Morand Announces Plans to Compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 06:13 AM
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RGR Sport by Morand Announces Plans to Compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship


RGR Sport by Morand announced today that it will debut in the 2016 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship with drivers Ricardo Gonzalez, Bruno Senna, and Filipe Albuquerque in the LMP2 category.* The squad will become the only Mexican team in the WEC, hot off the heels of the world championship announcing a new round in Mexico City, Mexico in 2016.

Gonzalez’s responsibilities with RGR Sport by Morand go beyond the steering wheel. After making a name for himself as a driver in the global racing community, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the LMP2 world championship in 2013, he now will add Team Owner to his resumé. The owner/driver joins forces in 2016 with Morand Racing to operate the #43 RGR Sport by Morand Ligier JSP2/Nissan/Dunlop machine.


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REBELLION Racing Announce Strategic Partnership With Dunlop
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 06:04 AM
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REBELLION Racing Announce Strategic Partnership With Dunlop


REBELLION Racing is pleased to announce that the team has chosen Dunlop as their tyre partner for the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Dunlop announced last year that it will return to the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2016 and after extensive testing REBELLION Racing was convinced that Dunlop could provide competitive tyres in the LMP1 category. This decision brings back open tyre competition to the LMP1 category for the first time since 2012.

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Race Performance claims Championship in the Asian Le Mans Series 2015/2016
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 06:49 PM
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Race Performance claims Championship in the Asian Le Mans Series 2015/2016


With a second place at the season final of the Asian Le Mans Series in Sepang the team Race Performance together with it's partner MOMO Megatron secures the title victory in the fiercely contested endurance championship. Niki Leutwiler and Oliver Webb shone a flawless drive and rejoiced as champions on the podium.

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Rebellion Racing Confirms 2016 FIA WEC And Le Mans 24 Hours Effort
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 06:40 PM
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Rebellion Racing Confirms 2016 FIA WEC And Le Mans 24 Hours Effort


The Swiss team REBELLION Racing is pleased to confirm that their 2016 racing programme will centre around running a pair of upgraded Rebellion R-One AER LMP1 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the prestigious 24 Heures du Mans.

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Millroy Secures Strong Second Place In Asian Le Mans Series Finale
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 02:08 PM
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Millroy Secures Strong Second Place In Asian Le Mans Series Finale


Ollie Millroy topped off a successful Asian Le Mans Series campaign with an excellent second place finish at Sepang in Malaysia last weekend (24 January) to give his AAI Motorsports crew a third consecutive podium this season.

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KCMG Culminates Asian Le Mans 2015/2016 Season With GTAm Crown
Posted by: newsla on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 01:46 PM
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KCMG Culminates Asian Le Mans 2015/2016 Season With GTAm Crown


KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) rounded off a strong season in Asian Le Mans Series after running a successful GTAm campaign with their Porsche GT3 Cup car. After clinching four victories out of four races, the Hong Kong-based outfit garnered the class title along with the Drivers Championship, which was awarded to KCMG’s very own Paul Ip.

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Villorba Corse Switches To Ligier For 2016 ELMS Campaign
Posted by: newsla on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 01:45 PM
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Villorba Corse Switches To Ligier For 2016 ELMS Campaign


Scuderia Villorba Corse will take part in the European Le Mans Series also in 2016. Italian team is confirming its LMP3 class commitments in the ACO Le Mans sanctioned international championship but it will line up a different prototype; the new Ligier JS P3. Villorba Corse is already working on this new challenge, also confirming the V8 Nissan engine and their enterly Italian driver line-up formed by Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto, who finished second in two occasions out of four races last season. The squad led by Raimondo Amadio will inaugurate the second year of their "Road to Le Mans" project at Silverstone, ELMS season opener over the weekend of April 17th.

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Risi Competizione Has Successful Shakedown This Week Of New Ferrari 488 At Fiorano Circuit In Italy
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 06:19 AM
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Risi Competizione Has Successful Shakedown This Week Of New Ferrari 488 At Fiorano Circuit In Italy


Risi Competizione has reported a successful shakedown of their new Ferrari F488 GTLM at the Fiorano Circuit in Italy this past Monday, January 18, 2016.

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Introducing Marino Franchitti
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 05:25 PM
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Introducing Marino Franchitti


INTRODUCING MARINO
For Marino Franchitti being a racing driver is part of his DNA. The Scottish racer began his career behind the wheel at the age of eight and has gone on to win some of the biggest events in sportscar racing. 2016 will be Marino’s first year in the FIA World Endurance Championship but not his first time at Le Mans as he has raced there on five occasions.

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Tincknell Aiming For Third Time Lucky In European Le Mans Series With Jota Sport
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 06:19 AM
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Tincknell Aiming For Third Time Lucky In European Le Mans Series With Jota Sport


Britain’s Harry Tincknell will compete for the prestigious European Le Mans Series title for a third consecutive year with JOTA Sport. Tincknell, 24, has been cruelly denied the coveted ELMS Drivers’ “crown” for the past two years.


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Michael Shank Racing Sets Plans for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 07:32 AM
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Michael Shank Racing Sets Plans for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans


Building on two decades of North American-based competition, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian has committed to taking on a new challenge on the global stage in 2016.

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Lapierre and Minassian Join Hedman at DragonSpeed for Sebring
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 03:19 PM
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Lapierre and Minassian Join Hedman at DragonSpeed for Sebring


The pieces continue to fall into place for DragonSpeed’s 2016 program, with confirmation of platinum-ranked pilot Nicolas Lapierre for the full season and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Minassian for Sebring, satellite premises at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, and delivery of the team’s ORECA O5J-Nissan LMP2 machine to its new West Palm Beach, Florida base last week.

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BE Motorsport To Conquer Europe With New Ligier LMP3
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 05:33 AM
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BE Motorsport To Conquer Europe With New Ligier LMP3


2016 will bring its good share of interesting novelties for Buggy Experience Racing Team. The primary novelty is that it has changed its name to BE Motorsport. Following several campaigns in competitions for GT cars, now BE Motorsport announces even more ambitious goals and shall enter its Ligier-Nissan LMP3 in the 2016 edition of the European Le Mans Series and the V de V, two high-level prototype championships.

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Porsche To Return Full Strength At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 06:45 AM
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Porsche To Return Full Strength At Le Mans


Porsche celebrated its outstanding 2015 motorsport season achievements at the traditional Night of Champions gala in Weissach, Germany. During the evening events, Porsche CEO, Dr. Oliver Blume, provided the first prospects for the upcoming season. "On the racetrack we have experienced one of the most successful years in our company's history. For 2016, we are placing emphasis on consistency and will again shift up a gear. We will be the only manufacturer to tackle three of the four classes at Le Mans," he outlined in his speech.

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One-Two-Three Win For New Audi R8 LMS At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 06:45 AM
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One-Two-Three Win For New Audi R8 LMS At Sepang


Audi Sport customer racing closes the 2015 racing season with a dream result in Malaysia. Stuart Leonard/Stéphane Ortelli/Laurens Vanthoor (GB/MC/B) won the Sepang 12 Hours for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in front of their teammates Enzo Ide/Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies (B/D/D). Third place went to Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Nicki Thiim/Markus Winkelhock (A/DK/D) from Phoenix Racing.

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New Role For Alex Wurz At Toyota Gazoo Racing
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 03:49 PM
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New Role For Alex Wurz At Toyota Gazoo Racing


TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is proud to announce that Alex Wurz will take on a new role within its World Endurance Championship project.

Last month’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in which Alex finished on the podium, was his final race behind the wheel. He will move into a new position as advisor and ambassador for the team.

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Audi Motorsport Newsletter 44/2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 07, 2015 - 09:32 AM
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Audi Motorsport Newsletter 44/2015


An Audi customer racing team triumphs in the USA in the longest endurance race of the year.

Flying Lizard Motorsport wins the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Prestigious victory for Flying Lizard Motorsport: the US American Audi customer team won the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill in Willows, California. Guy Cosmo, Tomonobo Fuji, Darren Law and Johannes van Overbeek shared driving duties in the victorious Audi R8 LMS ultra. The key to success in the marathon staged almost 200 kilometers north of San Francisco were the consistently good lap times set by the driver quartet in the GT racecar with start number 45. The R8 LMS ultra was in a league of its own. Flying Lizard Motorsports took the lead early in the race. Between sunset and sunrise, the squad built up a 20-lap lead, which grew to 35 laps by the checkered flag.

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Audi Motorsport Newsletter 43/2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 30, 2015 - 05:31 AM
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Audi Motorsport Newsletter 43/2015


Audi gives six young talents an opportunity to gather experience in ‘Young Driver Test.’

Six young drivers in Audi RS 5 DTM

After the New Zealander Richie Stanaway had the opportunity to drive the Audi R18 e-tron quattro following the WEC finale in Bahrain, Audi Sport is now giving six young drivers the chance to test the Audi RS 5 DTM. From Tuesday to Thursday, at Jerez, Spain, Matthew Brabham (21/USA), Mitch Evans (21/New Zealand), Antonio Giovinazzi (21/Italy), Ben Hanley (30/Great Britain), Alex Palou (18/Spain) and Arthur Pic (24/France) are taking turns at the wheel of the DTM car that with ten victories scored was the most successful DTM car this year. During the ‘Young Driver Test,’ the junior talents are receiving valuable tips from the two DTM drivers Mattias Ekström and Miguel Molina.

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