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Official Bykolles Team Announcement
Posted by: newsla on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 04:44 PM
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Official Bykolles Team Announcement


ByKOLLES Racing, is pleased to announce its entry application in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship including the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans in LMP 1 with the newly developed 2015 CLM P1.

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Track Debut For 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid
Posted by: newsla on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 02:55 PM
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Track Debut For 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid


Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on January 18, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. As scheduled, this marks the start of the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team. The new Porsche 919 Hybrid has already had its roll-out on the Weissach test track. As a next step, there will be several performance and endurance tests before the WEC season opener on April 12 in Silverstone, Great Britain.

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4-Time Le Mans Winner Joins Skwirk/Beechwood Audi For Bathurst 12-Hour
Posted by: newsla on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 06:40 AM
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4-Time Le Mans Winner Joins Skwirk/Beechwood Audi For Bathurst 12-Hour


12-months ago, the Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 team of dual Bathurst 12-Hour champion Rod Salmon revealed a strong lineup for the 2014 running of the event, after confirming former Bathurst 1000 champion Jason Bright would join the team.

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Young Driver AMR Receives Danish Motorsport Award
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:16 PM
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Young Driver AMR Receives Danish Motorsport Award


Young Driver AMR and its founder Jan Struve received great honours at the Dansk Automobil Sport Union (DASU) Danish Motorsport Awards prize giving ceremony, held at Copenhagen’s Cirkusbygningen Wednesday evening. Jan Struve was awarded with the prestigious „Høltzer pokalen“, which honours efforts and dedications for the Danish Motorsport. DASU recognized the work and efforts of Jan Struve and Young Driver AMR during the 2014 season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, when the team won the drivers and teams championship in the GTE-Am-class with four class wins in eights races, including a class victory at the 24h hours of Le Mans.


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Avelon Formula At The 3 Hours Endurance Champions Cup With Three Wolf Gb08
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 04:36 PM
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Avelon Formula At The 3 Hours Endurance Champions Cup With Three Wolf Gb08


While waiting to communicate the details on the participation to the ELMS in class LMP2, Wolf Racing Cars works team Avelon Formula defined the 2015 sporting programme regarding CN cars.


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Young Driver AMR Gears Up In The 2015 FIA WEC
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 04:32 PM
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Young Driver AMR Gears Up In The 2015 FIA WEC


Young Driver AMR takes on new challenges in the 2015 season and steps up in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and 24h hours of Le Mans. After winning the teams and drivers GTE Am FIA Endurance Trophy in 2014, including a landmark class victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans, the team moves to the GTE-Pro class of the World Championship, the premier class in worldwide GT racing, with it’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE (pending confirmation of entry by the FIA and ACO). For the GTE-Pro assault, Young Driver AMR strengthens it’s “Danish Dynamite” driver line up with of the addition of Lotus F1 Team test driver and GP2 race winner Marco Sørensen (24). The rising Danish star teams up with fellow Danes Christoffer Nygaard (28) and Nicki Thiim (25). Nygaard is the longest serving driver in the Young Driver AMR program, while Thiim is with the team for the third season and will race in selected events as in 2014.

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New Year And Outlook For Tequila Patron ESM
Posted by: newsla on Friday, January 09, 2015 - 12:23 PM
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New Year And Outlook For Tequila Patron ESM


The start of a new year yields resolutions for the future and marks a time for change. Florida-based sportscar team Tequila Patrón ESM takes ‘new’ to another level in 2015 by starting competition in a new series with new cars, drivers and now a new name.

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Ave Motorsports And Riley Technologies Announce Design And Production
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 06:13 AM
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Ave Motorsports And Riley Technologies Announce Design And Production Of Ar-2 Lmp3


Principals of Ave Motorsports and Riley Technologies announced today the design and construction of the AR-2 (Ave Riley-2), a new prototype race car being built specifically for the ACO's new LMP3 category.

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Flying Lizard Motorsports To Compete With K-Pax Racing
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:55 PM
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Flying Lizard Motorsports To Compete With K-Pax Racing In Pirelli World Challenge


Flying Lizard Motorsports has announced plans to join K-PAX Racing for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season. Already a prominent team in North American sports car racing, K-PAX Racing holds three championship titles in their seven years of competition in PWC. This extensive resume and experience will be combined with Flying Lizard's eleven years in the American Le Mans Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for a commanding full season effort with the new 2015 McLaren 650S GT3.


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Wayne Taylor Racing, Scuderia Corsa Receive Le Mans Invitations
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:52 PM
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Wayne Taylor Racing, Scuderia Corsa Receive Le Mans Invitations


A pair of top teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will have the opportunity to represent the series in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, as Wayne Taylor Racing and Scuderia Corsa each received invitations earlier this week from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which organizes the annual endurance race.

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Tequila Patron Esm Runs First Laps In Honda Coupe
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 03:32 PM
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Tequila Patron Esm Runs First Laps In Honda Coupe


Tequila Patrón ESM attacked the 2015 sports car racing season today by running the all-new Honda Performance Development ARX-04b Honda prototype coupe for the first time. Tequila Patrón ESM principal Scott Sharp was first inside the enclosed cockpit racing machine.

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Greaves Motorsport Joins Gibson Technology For 2015
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 03:31 PM
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Greaves Motorsport Joins Gibson Technology For 2015


Greaves Motorsport are pleased to announce that they will be part of the new Gibson LM P2 programme in 2015. The constructor confirmed today that they are updating the very successful Zytek Z11 SN chassis in a number of areas. An intensive CFD programme has been undertaken to improve aerodynamic efficiency, the aim is to increase down-force and reduce drag. Updates have also been made to to ensure that the new car complies with the latest ACO/FIA safety regulations. The numerous changes being currently homologated are possible within the Cost Cap rules as the base car is now four years old.


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2015 Le Mans 24 Hours 10 Teams Invited
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:21 AM
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2015 Le Mans 24 Hours 10 Teams Invited


Taking into account the results in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Asian and the European Le Mans Series and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, 10 teams have won invitations to take part in qualifying for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. This represents a possible entry of 13 cars out of the 56 places available on the grid for the race on 13-14 June.

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Tequila Patron Esm Runs First Laps In Honda Coupe
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:50 PM
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Tequila Patron Esm Runs First Laps In Honda Coupe


Tequila Patrón ESM attacked the 2015 sports car racing season today by running the all-new Honda Performance Development ARX-04b Honda prototype coupe for the first time. Tequila Patrón ESM principal Scott Sharp was first inside the enclosed cockpit racing machine.


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Gibson Reveals New LMP2 Car
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:48 PM
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Gibson Reveals New LMP2 Car


The first Le Mans contender to carry the name associated with the Gibson brand will feature a host of improvements that will ensure the car remains at the forefront of the LMP2 category. It is the latest development of the ultra competitive Zytek chassis, which won its class at Le Mans this year, as well as in 2011 and has been an overall victor at some of the most famous race circuits across the world. Eight of the last 10 European Le Mans Series races have also seen the chassis take pole position.

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RML Awards ACO 'Marshal Of The Year'
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:47 PM
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RML Awards ACO 'Marshal Of The Year'


Last month RML's Director of Race Operations, Phil Barker, attended the annual ACRCPO Le Mans Awards dinner - a tradition presented in association with Monsieur Cheverau, President of the Association des Commisaire de Route, Circuit de Piste de l'Ouest (ACRCPO) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO - organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours).

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Opportunities To Join Greaves Motorsport In 2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:47 PM
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Opportunities To Join Greaves Motorsport In 2015


Greaves Motorsport is preparing for the 2015 season, their ninth consecutive year of endurance racing under ACO rules.

The LM P2 class is the best route for drivers to establish themselves in endurance racing. They have to prove their talent against opposition of the highest quality and doing so will enhance their chances of achieving a professional role in the sport.

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Successful Season For Audi Sport Customer Racing
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:44 PM
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Successful Season For Audi Sport Customer Racing


The Audi R8 LMS ultra has never before been as successful as in the past racing season. The teams of Audi Sport customer racing won a total of 15 titles in Australia, Asia and Europe. Three major endurance racing victories complete the track record of the successful model.

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Alex Yoong wins Audi R8 LMS Cup
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:10 AM
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Alex Yoong wins Audi R8 LMS Cup


Thrilling motorsport at the end of the season: In a captivating finale, Alex Yoong secured the title in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Abu Dhabi.

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Sir Chris Hoy Accelerates Along The Road To Le Mans With Nissan
Posted by: newsla on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 03:13 PM
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Sir Chris Hoy Accelerates Along The Road To Le Mans With Nissan


Sir Chris Hoy will step up a gear on his journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan next year. After a strong debut season in the British GT Championship, Britain's most successful Olympian will race a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 car in the European Le Mans Series as he continues his quest to gain a seat at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.


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FIA WEC - Davide Rigon, 2014 Revelation Of The Year
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 02:53 PM
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FIA WEC - Davide Rigon, 2014 Revelation Of The Year


With the 6 Hours of São Paulo, Davide Rigon signed his first season in FIA WEC World Endurance Championship, at the wheel of Ferrari 458 GTE-Pro prepared by AF Corse team. A season final full of satisfaction. Along with the fifth podium of the season, there’s also Constructors’ Title for Ferrari, ahead of the direct opponents Porsche and Aston Martin, and the award as 2014 Revelation of the Year in FIA WEC. "An unexpected award, which made this moment even more beautiful, also because it takes into account the season of all drivers and not just those of category. I am pleased to have been noticed. Ending the first season in Top 7 is not bad".


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Fogarty, Heinemeier Hansson Join Tequila Patron ESM
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 02:19 PM
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Fogarty, Heinemeier Hansson Join Tequila Patron ESM


The Tequila Patrón ESM team completes its driver lineup for the 2015 sportscar racing season. Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Ryan Dalziel and Johannes van Overbeek return as full-season co-drivers of the two Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-04b coupes. They will be joined by Jon Fogarty and David Heinemeier Hansson.

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Krohn Racing Tests New Judd Powered Ligier JS P2
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 02:15 PM
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Krohn Racing Tests New Judd Powered Ligier JS P2


Krohn Racing continued their test efforts, December 4-5 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), in the all-new Ligier JS P2 race car featuring a Judd HK V8 engine. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, and teammate Nic Jonsson, shared drive time at the private two-day session at the Texas circuit. The team previously conducted a three-day shakedown and test in Estoril, Portugal, November 18-20.

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Millroy Beats The Heat To Win Asian Le Mans Series Championship
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 08, 2014 - 02:26 PM
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Millroy Beats The Heat To Win Asian Le Mans Series Championship For AAI Motorsports


Ollie Millroy concluded his 2014 racing season in fine style by helping Team AAI secure the Asian Le Mans Series GT championship at yesterday’s 3 Hours of Sepang (7 December).

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A New Dawn For The Asian Le Mans Series!
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 02:13 PM
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A New Dawn For The Asian Le Mans Series!


While the final round of the 2014 Asian Le Mans Series Championship is being held today, Sunday 7th December, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is going to take over the running of the Asian Le Mans-type Endurance championship in 2015.

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