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Second Place For Audi In WEC Round At Austin
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 06:27 PM
Le Mans News
Second Place For Audi In WEC Round At Austin


Audi led the first half of round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with both R18 cars in commanding style. But in the end, its strong performance, with a trophy for second place, did not produce the desired reward. In the fifth hour, car number 7 lost a lot of time due to a collision in which its driver was not at fault. During an overtaking maneuver, a lapped race car hit the Audi which subsequently spun into the guardrail. The sister car, number 8, that was leading for a long time, lost ground following several incidents and recovered to second place.

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Audi Ready For Texan Racing Festival
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 09, 2016 - 05:26 PM
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Audi Ready For Texan Racing Festival


Suspense galore in the second half of the season: In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, September 17, Audi is aiming to win at Austin for the third time. The battles for victory in the WEC by the brand with the four rings have seldom been as close as in 2016 – twice, in the two most recent races, Audi has had chances of claiming the winners’ trophy up until the end, just barely missing it in second place on both occasions. In Texas, the tide is set to turn.

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Double Podium For Ferrari in Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:41 PM
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Double Podium For Ferrari in Mexico


Ferrari left Mexico with two podiums at the end of a race in which the drivers and the entire AF Corse team gave their all. In the GTE-Pro class a perfect strategy when the rain began to fall over the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez, enabled the 488 no. 51 of Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni and James Calado, and the no. 71 of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, to gain several places. In GTE-Am class the 458 Italia of François Perrodo, Rui Aguas and Emmanuel Collard took second place after starting in penultimate position.

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Fifth Place For Greaves In Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:40 PM
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Fifth Place For Greaves In Mexico


Greaves Motorsport marked its return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with a strong performance today in Mexico City – scoring fifth place in the LM P2 class at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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Manor WEC - 6 Hours Of Mexico - Race
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:38 PM
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Manor WEC - 6 Hours Of Mexico - Race


After yesterday’s Qualifying, Car #44 started from P5 of the LM P2 class for the 6 hours of Mexico with Richard driving first. Richard made a good start but there were lots of battles in the first lap which resulted in him coming around in P7 after lap one. Some time was lost after Richard had contact with the barriers at turn 12 whilst fighting for position with another car.

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Aston Martin Racing Claims Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:38 PM
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Aston Martin Racing Claims Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico


Aston Martin Racing is celebrating an emphatic victory, as the British squad claimed a 1-3 finish at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) 6 Hours of Mexico, with an Aston Martin Racing entry leading the GTE Pro category for the entire race.

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Audi Second In Turbulent Race In Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:38 PM
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Audi Second In Turbulent Race In Mexico


Audi showed a strong battle in round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following Audi’s pole position, both Audi R18 cars took turns leading the race in Mexico in the early stage. Car number 8, however, lost more than 30 minutes after suffering damage at the end of the third hour. The number 7 sister car recovered from fifth to second place following some setbacks.

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RGR Sport Takes Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico Presented By At&T
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:38 PM
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RGR Sport Takes Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico Presented By At&T


The 6 Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T was nothing short of the perfect weekend for the solo Mexican team in the FIA World Endurance Championship after qualifying on pole and winning the race amongst their home crowd.

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Hard-Fought P4 Finish For Strakka Racing In Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:38 PM
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Hard-Fought P4 Finish For Strakka Racing In Mexico


Strakka Racing takes its third consecutive fourth place finish, battling through rain showers in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship race in Mexico City

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Suspense-Filled Race Ends With Second Place For Alpine
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:37 PM
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Suspense-Filled Race Ends With Second Place For Alpine


The 6 Hours of Mexico, the first of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) long-haul fixtures, lived up every bit to its promise, providing the large crowd of connoisseur spectators with a chance to discover the discipline’s elite at close quarters.

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Aston Martin Racing takes 1-2 in 6 Hours of Mexico qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:08 AM
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Aston Martin Racing takes 1-2 in 6 Hours of Mexico qualifying


Aston Martin Racing has achieved the perfect qualifying result, after taking first and second on the grid in GTE Pro for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Mexico.

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Audi Captures Third Pole Position In Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:06 AM
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Audi Captures Third Pole Position In Mexico


Silverstone, Nürburgring, Mexico City: Having set the fastest time in qualifying for the third time this year, Audi is the best brand in the qualifying sessions of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to date. For the first time this season the number 8 Audi R18 will be starting the 6-hour race from the top spot on the grid.

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MANOR WEC - 6 Hours of Mexico - Qualifying6 Hours of Mexico - Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:05 AM
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MANOR WEC - 6 Hours of Mexico - Qualifying6 Hours of Mexico - Qualifying


This is the first time that the World Endurance Championship has been to Mexico so the main objective over the collective test and free practice sessions was familarisation for the drivers and to gather data.

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Strakka Starts Third in Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:05 AM
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Strakka Starts Third in Mexico


Strakka Racing’s Jonny Kane and Lewis Williamson continued the team’s improved performance in the World Endurance Championship after achieving a second consecutive third place qualifying in Mexico. After a strong lap from Jonny Kane in the dying moments of the session, Strakka’s Gibson 015S leapt into the top three with a combined average time of 1:36.037. With the altitude of 2285m sapping power by up to 25 percent, together with associated losses in braking performance and downforce, the team’s debut at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez has thrown up challenges for the drivers and team alike.

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Pole Position For RGR Sport At Home Race
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:05 AM
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Pole Position For RGR Sport At Home Race


RGR Sport has given their home crowd of Mexican fans the ultimate gift today by qualifying on pole for the start of the 6 Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T, the newest addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship calendar.

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ESM Brings Tequila Delivery to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:04 AM
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ESM Brings Tequila Delivery to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez


After a brief summer break, the FIA World Endurance Championship resumes this weekend in Mexico City for the fifth round of the eight round championship, the inaugural 6 Hours of Mexico. As the series begins its North American stretch of the season, the event marks a special one for LMP2 team Tequila Patrón ESM, as every bottle of Tequila Patrón is proudly produced in Jalisco, Mexico. The Patrón Spirits Company will have strong representation at the event, bringing over 600 employees to the race track to support the two car effort.

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KCMG eye WEC GTE Am win in Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 05:52 PM
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KCMG eye WEC GTE Am win in Mexico


Following their dramatic outing which saw an anticlimactic end at Nurburgring in July, KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is primed to seal FIA World Endurance Championship’s fifth round in Mexico City on a high note. Represented by Chris Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joel Camathias, the Hong Kong-based outfit is primed to take on a new challenge at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez this weekend.

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Greaves ready for Mexico City WEC
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 06:14 AM
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Greaves ready for Mexico City WEC


Greaves Motorsport will kick off its return to the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend in Mexico City with a pair of local heroes and a former Indy 500 pole winner ready for battle.

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Home Race Underway For RGR Sport
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 06:12 AM
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Home Race Underway For RGR Sport


LMP2 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: 2nd
CHASSIS: #43 RGR Sport / LMP2 / Ligier JS P2

The Mexican team of RGR Sport has had an eventful 2016 season thus far after winning their first race, finishing in the top ten of every event, and now hosting their home race second in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 points standings. Ricardo Gonzalez has lead RGR Sport into Mexico City wearing all three hats of team owner, driver, and promoter of the 6 Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T.

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Mexico Awaits As Alpine Resumes Its Chase For The Coveted Crown
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 07:26 PM
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Mexico Awaits As Alpine Resumes Its Chase For The Coveted Crown


At Spa-Francorchamps, in the Le Mans 24 Hours and then again at the Nürburgring, Alpine reached the top step of the LMP2 rostrum in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the capable hands of Nicolas Lapierre, Stéphane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes, the N°36 Signatech-Alpine has established itself as the class’s benchmark.

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Aston Martin Racing Jet Set for Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 07:16 PM
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Aston Martin Racing Jet Set for Mexico


Aston Martin Racing returns to the track this week, as the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Mexico for its inaugural visit to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City.

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Mexico City Beckons For Franchitti This Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 07:16 PM
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Mexico City Beckons For Franchitti This Weekend


Marino Franchitti and the #67 Ford Chip Ganassi UK team return to FIA World Endurance Championship action this weekend at the Nürburgring in Germany, determined to bounce back after a gear box issue hindered their chances of success at Le Mans last month.

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Mexican Adventure For Conway In WEC This Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 06:05 AM
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Mexican Adventure For Conway In WEC This Weekend


Following its mid-season break, the FIA World Endurance Championship kicks back into action this weekend as it travels to Mexico for the first time where Mike Conway and the #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing Team will be hopeful of a positive result to start off the second half of the season. This weekend’s race marks the start of the season’s ‘flyaway’ races as the championship leaves European shores.

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Beechdean AMR Return to ELMS Podium at Paul Ricard
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 06:48 PM
Le Mans News
Beechdean AMR Return to ELMS Podium at Paul Ricard


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) successfully returned to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) podium, following a six week gap in the championship. Beechdean AMR drivers; Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex MacDowall raced together in a fiercely contested four hour race at Paul Ricard in France, where the action on the track was as hot as the weather.

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Audi And The FIA WEC Break New Ground In Mexico
Posted by: newsla on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 05:49 PM
Le Mans News
Audi And The FIA WEC Break New Ground In Mexico


Just one month before the factory opening, Audi starts the crucial phase of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Mexico. Five of the nine championship races on the calendar are held between September and November. The world tour begins with the first ever world championship race in Mexico City on September 3. For drivers and engineers alike, it is the altitude of the 4.304 kilometer long track that represents the biggest change: at a height of more than 2,000 meters above sea level the air is quite literally rarified.

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