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Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 05:40 PM
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Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort


Acura Motorsports today announced it will join forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The program will include a pair of new Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries, fielded under the legendary Team Penske banner.

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Craft-Bamboo LMP3 Ligier Takes Victory in Zhejiang
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 06:59 AM
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Craft-Bamboo LMP3 Ligier Takes Victory in Zhejiang


Craft-Bamboo Racing took victory in Sunday's main FRD LMP3 Series race, with the #95 of Mathias Beche and James Winslow running a perfect race from pole position to score a dominant win. The #20 of Alex Tagliani and Greg Taylor also put in a stellar performance, coming back from P9 to claim P4 by flag fall. Race one was a challenge for the team, with the #95 car being spun around while leading the race on the first lap, dropping them to last place and ruining their chances of victory. The #95 pairing fought back though and managed to finish in P8, behind the #20 of Tagliani and Taylor in P6. It was a strong start to the season for Craft-Bamboo, proving that both lineups will be challenging for podiums throughout the season. Thanks to their success this weekend, the #95 Ligier now leads the drivers' championship with 29 points, while the #20 Ligier sits in P5 with 17 points. The team looks ahead to round two in Shanghai later this month to continue their success with Disney_Pixar, the 'Cars' franchise, and the Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm inspired Ligier JS P3s.

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2017 Le Mans 24: Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 05:39 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish


The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap. Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell.

In a door-to-door battle of manufacturers through the full 24-hours, the #67 crew that won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener at Silverstone proved their mettle once again with strong strategy and an incredible effort from the entire team.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Claim 24 Hours Of Le Mans Victory
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 05:38 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Claim 24 Hours Of Le Mans Victory


Aston Martin Racing has taken victory at the 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans in dramatic style, after Jonny Adam (GB) snatched the GTE Pro lead on the final lap of the iconic endurance race.

Partnered by Darren Turner (GB) and Daniel Serra (BR), the trio and their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE performed faultlessly to ensure they remained in the hunt for victory right until the death.

With just over 45 minutes left on the clock, Jonny Adam found himself pitting at the same time as the #63 Corvette for a final fuel stop. With both cars exiting the pit lane together – with Adam in second – it was inevitable that he would have to make the pass while on track.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Beechdean AMR Clinch Brilliant 4th Place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 05:33 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Beechdean AMR Clinch Brilliant 4th Place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) managed to finish in a creditable 4th place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE car completed a total of 4,528.08 km and 331 laps on Circuit De La Sarthe over the 24 hour race.

After running a faultless race, driving trio of Andrew Howard, Ross Gunn and Olly Bryant kept their cool in the sweltering weather conditions that pushed cars, teams and drivers to the limit in the most iconic endurance race in the world. Viewed by over 120 million people on TV and a further 650,000 trackside, the #99 Aston Martin V8 slowly climbed up the GTE AM order after qualifying 9th.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Knocked Out Of Competition At 24 Hours Of Le Mans Nearly Five Hours Into Race
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:25 AM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Knocked Out Of Competition At 24 Hours Of Le Mans Nearly Five Hours Into Race


The No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE-Pro was knocked out of competition at the 85th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans when the car was struck by an LMP2 class competitor on Lap 72, nearly five hours into the twice-around-the-clock endurance race.

The popular privateer Ferrari team, owned by Giuseppe Risi and from Houston, Texas (USA), is an underdog against the factory-backed manufacturers in the GTE-Pro class.

Having started from 11th in class and advanced to fifth place, the Risi team had nearly completed a full rotation of two stints per driver in the car when the pilot of the No. 28 LMP2 car turned into the side of Risi driver Pierre Kaffer, while attempting to pass him. The harsh move catapulted the red Ferrari 488 into the track barrier just past the first chicane on the legendary 8.469-mile/13.629-kilometer Circuit de la Sarthe. The caution was waved while Kaffer exited the car and the severely damaged Ferrari was towed off the circuit. Pierre was checked out at the track medical facility, deemed fine and released. The LMP2 car was given a 7-minute penalty for the contact.

Started driver Toni Vilander and second driver Giancarlo Fisichella had both driven excellent stints and the race was going to plan before the unfortunate incident removed any chance of celebrating a fourth victory at Le Mans in 2017 for the Risi Competizione Team.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Larbre Competition Flies To Le Mans 24 Hours Pole Position
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:41 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Larbre Competition Flies To Le Mans 24 Hours Pole Position


First pole in any category in La Sarthe for the French team since 2007
Larbre Competition stormed to its maiden GTE Am pole position at the Circuit de la Sarthe ahead of its 24th participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday (17 June).

Brazilian Fernando Rees, who shares the #50 ‘Human’ Corvette C7.R with French drivers Christian Philippon and Romain Brandela, set a blistering lap time of 3:52.843 as night fell over the Circuit des 24 Heures, which was enough to put the Val de Vienne-based team on pole position ahead of the endurance classic.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Vaillante REBELLION to start the 24H of Le Mans 4th and 5th
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:38 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Vaillante REBELLION to start the 24H of Le Mans 4th and 5th


It was at midnight that the third and last qualifying session for the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans came to an end, solidifying the starting grid for Saturday’s race. Bruno Senna and Mathias Beche, respectively at the wheels #31 and #13, recorded the best qualifying times in this final session.

Team Manager, Bart Hayden:
" In qualifying we ended up with car number 31 in position 4 and car 13 in position 5 which is really good. We were aiming to get both cars into the top 6 so we are happy with these positions for the start of the race. I think it’s encouraging for everybody, especially because we have the two cars next to each other. We were trying to improve the lap time a bit more but the traffic and a few cars going off made it really difficult, but it was the same for everyone and to end up P4 and P5, I think we cannot be disappointed. "


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2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 05:35 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report


The No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE-Pro will start the 85th annual Le Mans 24 Hours from the 11th position in the GTE-Pro class for the historic twice-around-the-clock endurance race, June 17-18. Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Pierre Kaffer are this year's pilots in the popular Risi Rosso Corse (racing red) Prancing Horse.

Le Mans track action commenced on Wednesday afternoon with a two-hour free practice session. Both Kaffer and Vilander drove the Ferrari 488 for the two-hour practice session. Qualifying round one ran for two hours and had all three Risi drivers behind the wheel. Unfortunately, the team's first round of qualifying was disallowed for a rules infraction by the Stewards on Wednesday. However, the required night time driver's laps were counted.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Finishes Fourth At Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:34 AM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Finishes Fourth At Le Mans


RAM Racing has finished in fourth place in the opening race of the centerpiece of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Road to Le Mans, at the world famous Circuit de la Sarthe.

The #5 Mercedes AMG GT3 started the 55-minute long race from fourth on the grid, following a strong qualifying performance from Tom Onslow-Cole (GB). After a battle with a pair of Porsches, a Ferrari 488 and the much quicker Lamborghinis, Tom jostled for position for much of his stint but came out on top and pitted in third.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Pole Position And Le Mans Lap Record For Aston Martin Racing
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:33 AM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Pole Position And Le Mans Lap Record For Aston Martin Racing


Aston Martin Racing has claimed an emphatic pole position and new lap qualifying lap record at the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Piloting his #97 V8 Vantage GTE through the dead of night at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Darren Turner (GB) smashed through the original record during qualifying practice 3. Setting a 3m50.837 to claim pole in the process, he and teammates Jonny Adam (GB) and Daniel Serra (BR) have enjoyed the best possible start to their Le Mans weekend.

Turner said, “I’m really pleased to have been able to put the lap together. The team’s been kind to me this week and gave me the opportunity to have a few sets of tyres and the chance to go for it in qualifying. The car was perfect and dialled in completely and while there’s been a lot of track evolution over the past two days, the team have done a great job to keep on top of it. I’m really pleased for everyone at Aston Martin Racing. It’s a great start but there’s a long way to go from now to convert this into victory”.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing takes fifth, eighth, ninth and twelfth places
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:30 AM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing takes fifth, eighth, ninth and twelfth places


Exciting race ahead in the greatest endurance race in the world. Legendary 1967 Le Mans winner AJ Foyt joins team to cheer on Ford GTs

The #69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Richard Westbrook (GB) and Scott Dixon (NZ) took fifth place in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours tonight, followed by the #66 Ford GT in eighth place, the #67 in ninth and last year’s winning #68 in twelfth position. All four Ford GTs will now be meticulously prepared for the start of the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, which gets underway on Saturday at 15:00hrs CET.

"It was overall a disappointing day today," said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. "The guys gave it their best shot. We were sitting in first place for a little bit, but at the end of the day we didn’t have the speed so we’re going to see if there’s anything else we can do with our setup and get ready to race on Saturday."


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Corvette Racing At Le Mans: Satisfied With Qualifying, Focus Turns To Race
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:21 AM
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Corvette Racing At Le Mans: Satisfied With Qualifying, Focus Turns To Race


Corvette Racing declared itself ready for its 18th attempt at the 24 Hours following Thursday’s final two qualifying sessions with both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs within 1.2 seconds of the fastest time in the GTE Pro category.

Antonio Garcia put the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on the second row in the class, and Tommy Milner’s best lap in the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette assured that both cars will be in the thick of the fight in this weekend’s twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Garcia’s best lap was a 3:51.484 (131.731 mph) lap in the opening moments of Thursday’s final session. The No. 63 Corvette, which also will see Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor driving, finished qualifying just 0.647 seconds off the pole-winning car. Garcia and Magnussen arrived at Le Mans with the championship lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class with two victories including the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.


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24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ferrari Cars Competitive In Night-Time Qualifying
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:20 AM
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24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ferrari Cars Competitive In Night-Time Qualifying


A Ferrari will start from the front row in the GTE-Pro class in the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that will start on Saturday at 3 pm, the No. 51 AF Corse 488 GTE of James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Michele Rugolo. The sister car, the AF Corse 71 of Sam Bird, Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina, was fourth while Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Pierre Kaffer will start from 11th in the Risi Competizione car. In the GTE-Am class the fastest Ferrari was the No. 62 of Scuderia Corsa. The 2016 class winners Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler are joined this year by Cooper MacNeil in their 488 GTE. It was also a successful day for the No. 55 Spirit of Race crew of Cioci-Scott-Cameron and for the JMW Motorsport trio of Vanthoor-StevensSmith.


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24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ford GT Returns
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:12 AM
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24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ford GT Returns


The legendary Ford GT will return to the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, France this week to defend its 2016 GTE Pro Class victory, which was won by the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais who due to an injury, will be replaced this year by INDYCAR champion Tony Kanaan.

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Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:44 PM
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Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report


Risi Competizione returns to Le Mans with its 13th entry over eight years for the 85th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 17-18, 2017 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. The formidable driver line-up includes Ferrari factory sports car drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) and Toni Vilander (Finland), along with former Risi driver Pierre Kaffer (Germany).

The Houston, Texas-based Ferrari team come to the twice-around-the-clock endurance race with two podium finishes under their belt at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring races in the U.S. (both third place) in the competitive International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GTLM class. This year's Le Mans GTE-Pro class features entries between many of the same teams and drivers who regularly compete against the privateer Ferrari team in IMSA - Corvette, Ford, Porsche.




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IMSA Championship Leaders Join Forces for 24 Hours of Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:43 PM
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IMSA Championship Leaders Join Forces for 24 Hours of Le Mans


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If there’s one driver lineup bringing momentum into this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s that of the No. 43 Keating Motorsports Riley MK30 Gibson.

The all-IMSA trio of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and Ricky Taylor will be piloting the only Multimatic/Riley chassis in this weekend’s twice around the clock event, competing alongside 24 other competitors in the LM P2 class.

The triple-threat lineup was announced back in March, but nobody could have imagined the success the three drivers would bring into June.

Keating and Bleekemolen, co-drivers of the No. 33 Riley Motorsports-Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, sit atop the GT Daytona (GTD) class standings with two victories in five races, one of which came at another endurance classic, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Returns To Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:41 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Returns To Le Mans


RAM Racing will return to the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the third time this weekend as it aims to win the centre-piece of the Le Mans Cup, the Road to Le Mans, with its Mercedes AMG GT3 and drivers Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) and Remon Vos (NL).

After contesting the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014 with a pair of Ferrari 488 GTEs, the Silverstone Park-based team went on to win the Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans with a V12 Vantage GT3 in 2015. After a year off in 2016, the European Le Mans Series GTLM class-winning team is back and ready to take on the 13km long track in the heart of France.


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Risi Competizione 24 Hours Of Le Mans Race Preview - 2017
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:03 PM
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Risi Competizione 24 Hours Of Le Mans Race Preview - 2017


A Race Engineers' Perspective

Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE-Pro No. 82:
Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA)
Toni Vilander (FIN)
Pierre Kaffer (DE)


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2017 Le Mans 24: Stevens Aiming For Second Consecutive Le Mans Podium
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:02 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Stevens Aiming For Second Consecutive Le Mans Podium


Will Stevens contests the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend (17-18 Jun) aiming to score a podium finish for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old ex-Formula One driver competes with British team, JMW Motorsport, alongside Le Mans “rookies” Rob Smith (GB) and Dries Vanthoor (B) in a brand new Ferrari 488 GTE competing for GTE Am class honours.

Will is racing for JMW, a GTE sportscar and in a Ferrari all for the very first time but is nevertheless convinced a repeat podium finish is achievable. Stevens claimed a second place in the LMP2 class with G-Drive Racing on his Le Mans début last June. JMW briefly shook down its new Ferrari for the first time at Adria late last month (26 May) days before Stevens plus Smith and Vanthoor, drove it for the first time also at the Italian venue. The trio continued their acclimatisation at the “official” Le Mans test recently (4 Jun) with Stevens quickly getting up to pace and feeling comfortable in the car. Will was not present all day at Le Mans as he, and Vanthoor, had a Blancpain Sprint Cup race at Zolder (B) on the same day – a race Stevens duly won.


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2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Set For 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:12 PM
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2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Set For 24 Hours Of Le Mans


Aston Martin Racing has returned to the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and is ready to take on this weekend’s 85th running at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

With track action underway on Wednesday, the iconic race remains the centrepiece of the FIA World Endurance Championship and will be contested by the team’s three V8 Vantage GTEs; two in the GTE Pro class and a single works entry in GTE Am.

The team head into this week encouraged by their strong performances at the recent official test session. While the #95 V8 Vantage GTE of Nicki Thiim (DN), Marco Sorensen (DN) and Richie Stanaway (NZ) placed 5th, the sister #97 car of Darren Turner (GB), Jonny Adam (GB) and Le Mans debutant Daniel Serra (BR) finished the session 6th of 13 entries.

Driver of #97 and former Le Mans class winner Darren Turner said, “Le Mans is always one of the weekend’s I look forward to each year and it’s a pleasure to be here for 2017. It’s one of those races that everyone wants to win and I think we’re in a good place going into this week. You don’t necessarily need to be the fastest car on a single lap, but consistency and strength across your driver line-up is key which we have in both our car and with our teammates in #95. I can’t wait to get in the car for the first time this week on Wednesday and get the event underway”.


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Le Mans Race Week Beckons For DragonSpeed
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:09 PM
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Le Mans Race Week Beckons For DragonSpeed


American LMP2 team DragonSpeed is now entering the final week of preparation ahead of its Le Mans 24 Hours debut. In the race, the team will compete with two Oreca 07-Gibsons, the number 21 car under the 10star DragonSpeed banner, and the number 22 machine under the name of G-Drive Racing by DragonSpeed.

For what is arguably the biggest event in motorsport, the Le Mans 24 Hours once again is set to feature a stunning 60-car entry, 25 of which are set to compete in the LMP2 class.

More than just a race, the Le Mans 24 Hours is a week-long festival of motorsport which starts this Sunday and runs right through to next Saturday when the twice-around-the-clock race actually begins.


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2017 Corvette Racing At Le Mans: All Systems Go In Fight For Ninth Class Win
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:07 PM
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2017 Corvette Racing At Le Mans: All Systems Go In Fight For Ninth Class Win


Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic - this year’s running is the 86th edition - gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best.

Corvette Racing has a Le Mans pedigree that no team in the paddock can match. This will mark the 18th consecutive appearance at the 24 Hours - the most of any active entrant. Even more remarkable is the American makeup of the program: 18 straight years with an American team running an American car from an American manufacturer. No GT team can match the team’s collection of victories, the most recent coming in 2015.

Oliver Gavin was the quickest driver in the GTE Pro class during the annual Le Mans Test Day on June 4. Driving the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R with Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler, Gavin led an incredibly close fight with only 0.684 seconds between the top seven cars in class. Among them was the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia, who was fourth-fastest in class. He will drive this week with Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor.


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Larbre Competition Shines On And Off Track Ahead Of Le Mans 24 Hour
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:49 PM
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Larbre Competition Shines On And Off Track Ahead Of Le Mans 24 Hour


Larbre Competition’s #50 Corvette C7.R has been one of the main talking points ahead of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours courtesy of Ramzi Adek’s special ‘Human’ livery and the car’s promising pace during last weekend’s official Test Day.

After unveiling its vibrant DayGlo colour scheme created for its 24th participation in the French endurance classic last Friday (June 2), the Le Vigeant-based squad set the second quickest time in the LMGTE-Am category on Sunday (June 4).


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The French team is tackling its second 24 Hours of Le Mans
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:38 PM
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The French team is tackling its second 24 Hours of Le Mans


The Panis-Barthez Compétition team is getting ready to participate to its second 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP2 with, this time, the new #23Ligier JS P217, in its red and black livery. For this 85th edition of Le Mans race, Fabien Barthez and Timothé Buret are joined by Nathanaël Berthon to complete the line-up within the French team with Olivier Panis as Team Principal.

Sarah Abadie - Team Manager : " We start from scratch because of this new Ligier JS P217 for this second participation. The objective of this year is of course to finish the race again for everybody here. This new car will bring us certainly its share of surprises in terms of reliability and we are going to work to be in front of the Ligier pack and to be even better than last year. We have a very complementary line-up with different qualities. As a “big brother ", Fabien brings a kind of wisdom acquired during his top-level athlete’s career, he knows how to deal with a great competition. He shares a lot with both young drivers even with Nathanaël who is the most experienced among the three. Regarding Timothé, in addition to his talent, he brings his good mood and communicates its joie de vivre to all the team. At every level, our team is very welded and we are delighted to have Pierre Dieudonné again as Sports Manager for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Olivier Panis, Fabien Barthez, Simon Abadie and I are proud to be the representatives of humanely rich French team and very motivated to tackle with this mythical event ".


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