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FIA WEC - Davide Rigon 'In Brazil For Constructors' Title'
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 03:19 PM
Le Mans News
FIA WEC - Davide Rigon 'In Brazil For Constructors' Title'


“In São Paulo the goal will be only one: Constructors’ title for Ferrari”. These are the first words of Davide Rigon, flying to Brazil, scene of the last round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Conway To Race In WEC Finale
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 03:51 PM
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Conway To Race In WEC Finale


Mike Conway will return to World Endurance Championship action this week, as he looks to help the #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid win its second race in a row.

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Toyota Racing Targets Title In Brazil
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 03:48 PM
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Toyota Racing Targets Title In Brazil


TOYOTA Racing heads to Brazil this weekend on the verge of securing the FIA World Endurance Championship title in the season-ending Six Hours of Sao Paulo at Interlagos.


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Audi Heads For Grand WEC Finale In Brazil
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 01:57 PM
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Audi Heads For Grand WEC Finale In Brazil


Brazil is hosting the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the first time. On November 30, WEC round eight will be held at São Paulo, marking the first time the manufacturers’ championship title outcome is determined in the last race of the season, Audi having become the World Champions early in 2012 and 2013, the first two WEC years. For Tom Kristensen (DK), the race marks the end of his career in professional racing.


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FIA WEC: Fittipaldi Will Drive An AF Corse Ferrari
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:36 PM
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FIA WEC: Fittipaldi Will Drive An AF Corse Ferrari


Two-time Formula 1 world champion and 500 Indy winner Emerson Fittipaldi will drive an AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia for the "6 Hours of Sao Paulo", final round in the FIA World Endurance Championship (Wec) 2014. The Brasilian driver will share the Ferrari #61, GTE Am category, with Jeff Segal and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

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Patrick Dempsey Contests World Endurance Championship With Porsche
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 06:18 AM
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Patrick Dempsey Contests World Endurance Championship With Porsche


Patrick Dempsey will tackle the 2015 motorsport season at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, including the world famous Le Mans 24-hour race. The American actor and race driver, who thrills fans all over the world in his role as “McDreamy” in the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, has been following his passion for racing since 2013 as a member of the Porsche motorsport family. With the expanded race program, the successful alliance between Porsche and Patrick Dempsey will continue.

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Tequila Patron ESM Enters Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 03:49 PM
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Tequila Patron ESM Enters Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup


In addition to submitting full-season entries in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) next season, Tequila Patrón ESM will also race in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.

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Audi Factory Driver Tom Kristensen Ends Unique Professional Career
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:49 PM
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Audi Factory Driver Tom Kristensen Ends Unique Professional Career


One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in São Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and partner of Audi Sport.


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Tequila Patron Esm Submits Entries Compete In 2015 FIA WEC Season
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 06:05 PM
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Tequila Patron Esm Submits Entries Compete In 2015 FIA WEC Season


Following two podium finishes in its first two FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) races, Tequila Patrón ESM found itself in a fierce battle with some of the best prototype teams and racers in the world. Those fights will continue in 2015 as the Florida-based team has submitted entries to compete against the world’s best LMP2 teams as full-season participants in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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'Determined To Fight Back'
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 04:56 PM
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'Determined To Fight Back'


Benoît Tréluyer and his Audi Sport crew-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer extracted every ounce of performance from their R18 e-tron quattro to secure fourth in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Bahrain (November 15), the seventh round of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Another Podium For Davide Rigon At The 6 Hours Of Bahrain
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 04:02 PM
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Another Podium For Davide Rigon At The 6 Hours Of Bahrain


And three! For the third appointment in a row, Davide Rigon paired with team-mate James Calado wins the podium in the World Endurance Championship, at the wheel of the Ferrari 458 GTEPro. After Fuji and Shanghai, it’s the turn of Sakhir, scene of the seventh round of FIA World Endurance Championship, winning four podiums, with another round on the calendar still to be raced.


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Q+A With Toyota Racing's Drivers' World Champions
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 04:01 PM
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Q+A With Toyota Racing's Drivers' World Champions


TOYOTA Racing drivers Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi, in the #8 TS040 HYBRID, secured the drivers’ World Championship at the Six Hours of Bahrain, the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. Here they share their thoughts on that achievement and their championship-winning season, which includes four wins from the seven races so far.

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Conway Leads Toyota To Victory
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 03:22 PM
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Conway Leads Toyota To Victory


Mike Conway’s return to the FIA World Endurance Championship ended in success, as his #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid won the 6 Hours of Bahrain!

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Rebellion Racing Extend LMP1-L Domination At The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Bahrain
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 03:20 PM
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Rebellion Racing Extend LMP1-L Domination At The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Bahrain


Today, at the 6 Hours of Bahrain, REBELLION Racing achieved a seventh LMP1-L win in seven races since the beginning of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season.


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Gimmi' Bruni E Toni Vilander Take The Title In FIA WEC: Quotes
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:21 AM
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Gimmi' Bruni E Toni Vilander Take The Title In FIA WEC: Quotes


Antonello Coletta: Antonello Coletta: - "This was another fantastic day for Ferrari as we won the race getting both our cars onto the podium, with Bruni and Vilander first and Calado and Rigon third. I want to congratulate Gimmi Bruni and Toni Vilander on taking the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE-Pro class title here in Bahain, with one race in hand and Amato Ferrari and all the guys in his team from Piacenza for taking the team title for a third consecutive year. Now we head to Brazil to try and bring home the final title, the Constructors’ one, which for Ferrari is the most important of all."

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FIA WEC: Titles For Bruni, Vilander And AF Corse With The Ferrari 458 Italia
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:13 AM
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FIA WEC: Titles For Bruni, Vilander And AF Corse With The Ferrari 458 Italia


Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51, are champions in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). AF Corse, consecutively for the third year, take the GTE Pro Team’s crown. The extraordinary outcome is at the end of the "6 Hour of Bahrain", penultimate round in the WEC. Thanks the new title, Bruni gain an historic hat-trick: from the very beginning of the Wec, Gimmi is always on top in the GT category. Toni Vilander wins the important title for the first time in his carreer. The Amato Ferrari-run squad pretty much owns this trophy having won the teams’ title since WEC came into being. Record after record.

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Young Driver AMR Wins World Cup In Style
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:13 AM
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Young Driver AMR Wins World Cup In Style


Young Driver AMR makes its 2014 season in the FIA World Endurance championship perfect at the seventh round in Bahrain. After the victory at the 24h of Le Mans in June, Young Driver AMR now claims the World Cup in the GTE-Am class and wins the championship in style. At the series penultimate round at Bahrain, Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nicki Thiim drove to their fourth victory of the season in the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE. The win secured Young Driver AMR, Poulsen and Heinemeier Hansson the World Cup title before the final round at Sao Paulo in Brazil in two weeks time.

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Aston Martin Wins In Bahrain And Clinches Two World Titles
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:12 AM
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Aston Martin Wins In Bahrain And Clinches Two World Titles


Aston Martin Racing has won the GTE Am class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Bahrain and, in doing so, has scooped the Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Teams and the Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Drivers at the penultimate round of the 2014 championship.

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Audi Continues To Keep WEC Title Decision In Manufacturers Classification
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:11 AM
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Audi Continues To Keep WEC Title Decision In Manufacturers Classification Open In Bahrain


In what has been its most work-intensive 6-hour race in the three-year history of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Audi squad managed to continue to keep the title decision open. As a result, the manufacturers’ classification, for the first time ever, will only be decided in the finale after Audi had been “crowned” early as the World Champions in each of the past two years.

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Toyota Racing Takes Drivers' Title And Victory
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 06:11 AM
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Toyota Racing Takes Drivers' Title And Victory


TOYOTA Racing won the Six Hours of Bahrain for its fifth victory of the FIA World Endurance Championship season as Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi secured the drivers’ title with a race to spare.

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Rebellion R-One #12 To Start From Third Row At The 6 Hours Of Bahrain
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 06:32 AM
Le Mans News
Rebellion R-One #12 To Start From Third Row At The 6 Hours Of Bahrain


After today's qualifying session for the 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain race, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost secured their fifth Pole position of the season in the LMP1-L class with the #12 Rebellion R-One Toyota. They achieved an average lap time of 1:47.047 and a fastest lap of 1:46.186. The Rebellion R-One Toyota #12 car will start tomorrow's race from the third row on the grid.

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Double Pole For Aston Martin In Bahrain
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 06:01 AM
Le Mans News
Double Pole For Aston Martin In Bahrain


Aston Martin Racing has qualified on pole in both of the GTE classes for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Bahrain with its #97 Vantage GTE Pro and #95 Vantage GTE Am.

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Fifth Place For Audi In Qualifying In Bahrain
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:51 AM
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Fifth Place For Audi In Qualifying In Bahrain


Audi is dealing with a race before the race in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Bahrain. While Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer in car number 2 achieved fifth place in qualifying, Audi Sport Team Joest was simultaneously preparing car number one again from scratch. Following the first day of practice on the Bahrain International Circuit, Audi Sport Team Joest had discovered monocoque damage on the race car of Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen late on Thursday night. As a result, the trio was unable to participate in either the third free practice or in qualifying but will be admitted to start the race.

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Toyota Racing's Front Row Run Continues
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:55 PM
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Toyota Racing's Front Row Run Continues


TOYOTA Racing extended its run of front-row starts in the FIA World Endurance Championship with a strong performance in qualifying for the Six Hours of Bahrain, the penultimate round of the 2014 season.

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Rebellion R-One Toyotas Ready For The Desert's Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 04:25 PM
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Rebellion R-One Toyotas Ready For The Desert's Challenge


For the penultimate race of the season, the two Rebellion R-One Toyota cars will face another challenge with their first outing at the desert track of the Bahrain International Circuit.


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