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Nissan's Le Mans Challenger On Track For The Greatest Race
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:56 AM
Le Mans News
Nissan's Le Mans Challenger On Track For The Greatest Race


Nissan’s LM P1 team completed an intensive four-day test at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this week. After a static show for the fans at last weekend’s WEC season-opener at Silverstone, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO was all-action for this important test.

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Yamaha Sets New Track Lap Record in Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 03:55 PM
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Yamaha Sets New Track Lap Record in Le Mans


The Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) and GMT94 Yamaha are ready for tomorrow's 24 heures Moto at Le Mans. They kicked off the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) by qualifying in second and sixth place respectively today.

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Larbre Competition Denied Podium On Eventful WEC Return At Silverstone
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 03:52 PM
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Larbre Competition Denied Podium On Eventful WEC Return At Silverstone


Larbre Competition’s FIA World Endurance Championship return proved an eventful affair at the 6 Hours of Silverstone last weekend (April 10-12). While the #50 Corvette C7.R was on the pace throughout, hopes of a GTE Am podium were dashed thanks to a one-minute stop/go penalty and late-race tangle with another car.

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Team Bentley Dyson Racing at Grand Prix of Long Beach & Grand Prix of Alabama
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 03:51 PM
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Team Bentley Dyson Racing at Grand Prix of Long Beach & Grand Prix of Alabama


Bentley Team Dyson Racing CEO Rob Dyson will be closely watching the team’s pair of Bentley Continental GT3 race cars at Sunday’s Grand Prix of Long Beach round of the Pirelli World Challenge. Keeping an eye on the competitive performance of drivers Chris Dyson and Butch Leitzinger, Dyson will also be aware that both cars need to be on track just four days later in Birmingham, AL, for a test session that kicks off the Grand Prix of Alabama race meet.

“On street courses like Long Beach there are a lot more chances for a car to be damaged in a crash than at a regular road course,” Dyson said. “That’s just a fact. We saw it in (the two most recent Pirelli World Challenge street-course races at) St. Pete.”

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Risi Competizione Takes On The Long Beach Street Circuit In The Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 03:50 PM
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Risi Competizione Takes On The Long Beach Street Circuit In The Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach


The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia race team returns to the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit in Long Beach, California this week for Round Three of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. Italian Giancarlo Fisichella and German Pierre Kaffer will pilot the 465-horsepower Ferrari for the 100-minute Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach sprint race, which will feature just 18 entries in the combined Prototype and GTLM class event.

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Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies win Silverstone Thriller
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 03:49 PM
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Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies win Silverstone Thriller


Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies took a narrow, but worthy maiden victory for their partnership in the 4 Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. Starting from Pole Position, drivers Gary Hirsch, Bjorn Wirdheim and Jon Lancaster all put in very strong stints to score a memorable win in the team’s Nissan-powered Gibson 015S against the strongest and most determined opposition.

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ViperExchange.com Granted An Entry To 83rd Running Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 07:00 AM
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ViperExchange.com Granted An Entry To 83rd Running Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans, June 13 - 14


ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports have been granted an official entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 13 – 14, where the team’s No. 53 Dodge Viper GTS-R will be co-driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller in the GTE-Am class.

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FIA WEC, Round 1: 6 Hours Of Silverstone
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:34 PM
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FIA WEC, Round 1: 6 Hours Of Silverstone
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Benoît Tréluyer and his Audi Sport crew-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer drew first blood in what promises to be an intense FIA World Endurance Championship battle after the reigning Le Mans winners came out on top at last weekend’s season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone (April 10-12).

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Jota Sport Calls Up Tincknell For Spa FIA World Endurance Championship Race
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:30 PM
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Jota Sport Calls Up Tincknell For Spa FIA World Endurance Championship Race


JOTA Sport has recruited the services of Harry Tincknell for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (2 May). Nissan NISMO “factory” driver Tincknell joins Simon Dolan (GB) and Mitch Evans (NZ) in the Gibson 015S Nissan for the Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps – the British team’s first of two WEC appearances this year.


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Tincknell In FIA World Endurance Championship Race At Spa For Second Consecutive
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:30 PM
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Tincknell In FIA World Endurance Championship Race At Spa For Second Consecutive Year


Harry Tincknell will compete for JOTA Sport in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (2 May). Nissan NISMO “factory” driver Tincknell joins Simon Dolan (GB) and Mitch Evans (NZ) in the Gibson 015S Nissan for the Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps – Harry’s second race of the year for the British team. Tincknell has been able to accept JOTA’s late call-up because his LM P1 NISMO race programme does not begin until Le Mans in June. Harry, who also competes for JOTA in the European Le Mans Series this year, plus Simon and Marc Gené, posted a fine second in class result in last year’s corresponding Spa race – Tincknell’s WEC race debut.

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Palmer First Past The Post On Blancpain Endurance Series Debut
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 07:51 PM
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Palmer First Past The Post On Blancpain Endurance Series Debut


Andrew Palmer’s remarkable start to 2015 continued at Monza on Sunday after finishing first on the road in the opening round of this year’s Blancpain Endurance Series (April 11/12).

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Streetwise Gavin Hoping To Turn A Corner En Route To Victory Lane In Long Beach
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 06:32 PM
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Streetwise Gavin Hoping To Turn A Corner En Route To Victory Lane In Long Beach


The first sprint race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is nigh and Oliver Gavin reckons his Corvette Racing team will be “right there” vying for the GTLM victory in the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, California (17-18 April).
The Long Beach Street Circuit winds its way through 1.96miles of the Southern Californian city of Long Beach, which sits right on the Pacific Coast of the United States.

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Bykolles Racing Taking The Most From Silverstone Debut
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 06:15 AM
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Bykolles Racing Taking The Most From Silverstone Debut


This weekend (11th/12th) marked the race debut of Austria’s first LMP team, ByKOLLES RACING, at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, UK. Despite the race finishing early for the team due to an unfortunate collision, ByKOLLES RACING remain positive and focussed, determined to take the most from the experience and use it to prepare for the races ahead.

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Promising Sixth Place For The Oreca Branded Wolf In Silverstone's Debut Of Elms
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 06:14 AM
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Promising Sixth Place For The Oreca Branded Wolf In Silverstone's Debut Of Elms


Goal reached for Wolf men in the opening round of the European Le Mans Series, the race held in Silverstone (UK) that marked the debut of the outfit in the championship.

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Early End Of The Weekend For The #3 Audi R8 LMS From Wrt
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:09 PM
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Early End Of The Weekend For The #3 Audi R8 LMS From Wrt


Starting 15th on the grid behind some dominating Ferraris, the first corner saw Stephane losing few positions whilst all the 58 cars tried to go through the first chicane alongside. The battle was then tough, with a slow top speed in the long straight lines, which is the weakness of the Audi. Sadly, in lap 58 the car had to retire due to brake problems with only two of the three hours completed.

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Championship-Caliber Run For Tequila Patron Esm At 6 Hours Of Silverstone
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:09 PM
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Championship-Caliber Run For Tequila Patron Esm At 6 Hours Of Silverstone


Tequila Patrón ESM ran like a championship team today and completed the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) race, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, in third place. The No. 30 Tequila Patrón ESM prototype of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and David Heinemeier Hansson, unfortunately failed post-race inspection after it was deemed the floor had too much wear, as a result of chassis modifications to comply with the rules.


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2015 Bes Season Start: A Convincing Debut For Rowe Racing At Monza
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:09 PM
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2015 Bes Season Start: A Convincing Debut For Rowe Racing At Monza
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ROWE RACING had two reasons for joy: in its Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) debut, the team from Worms in Germany showed a convincing performance with seventh (#99) and tenth (#98) place in the Pro-class. Thus, ROWE RACING’s two competition gullwings also were the best-placed SLS AMG GT3s in the field.


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Championship-Caliber Run for Tequila Patron ESM at 6 Hours of Silverstone
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:34 PM
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Championship-Caliber Run for Tequila Patron ESM at 6 Hours of Silverstone


Tequila Patrón ESM ran like a championship team today and completed the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) race, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, in third place. The No. 30 Tequila Patrón ESM prototype of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and David Heinemeier Hansson, unfortunately failed post-race inspection after it was deemed the floor had too much wear, as a result of chassis modifications to comply with the rules.

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Alpine - Curtailed WEC Debut For Alpine
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:07 AM
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Alpine - Curtailed WEC Debut For Alpine


The Alpine A450b’s first participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ended prematurely with an accident in the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

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Young Driver AMR Starts Into New Challenge With Solid Performance
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:06 AM
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Young Driver AMR Starts Into New Challenge With Solid Performance


Young Driver AMR started with a solid performance at the FIA WEC season opener at Silverstone. The all-Danish trio of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen and Christoffer Nygaard finished fourth in the team first race with the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the GTE-Pro class. The Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin started from class pole position at Silverstone and was the best placed Aston Martin after six hours of racing.

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Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 11/2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:06 AM
Le Mans News
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 11/2015


While Audi celebrated victory in the WEC season opener at Silverstone, Audi customer teams were pleased about podium results in the Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) and the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy (STT) as well.

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Curtailed WEC Debut For Alpine
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:27 AM
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Curtailed WEC Debut For Alpine


Much like Signatech-Alpine’s previous two outings at Silverstone in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) in 2013 and 2014, the opening round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the British circuit proved to be a delicate one.


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JMW Motorsport Start With A Podium In 2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:26 AM
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JMW Motorsport Start With A Podium In 2015


JMW Motorsport staked their claim as Championship contenders in the 2015 European Le Mans Series, taking a firm second place in the opening round held at Silverstone, Great Britain.

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Rising Sportscar Star Tincknell Claims Praiseworthy Runners-Up Placing On 'Home'
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:26 AM
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Rising Sportscar Star Tincknell Claims Praiseworthy Runners-Up Placing On 'Home' Soil


Harry Tincknell has made a storming start in his quest of winning this year’s European Le Mans Series title. The 23-year-old Briton plus JOTA Sport co-drivers Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque finished a close second in the 4 Hours of Silverstone last weekend (11 Apr). The trio’s Gibson 015S Nissan finished less than a second behind the winning car in the ELMS “opener” – Harry’s only scheduled race on “home” soil in 2015.

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Podium Start For Toyota Racing
Posted by: newsla on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:25 AM
Le Mans News
Podium Start For Toyota Racing


TOYOTA Racing started the World Endurance Championship season with a podium finish in a hotly-contested Six Hours of Silverstone today.

The 2014 World Champions faced tougher competition at Silverstone than last year, when it claimed a one-two victory, but brought both cars home in the top four.

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