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Formula 1 Racer Joins Nissan's Le Mans Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 05:54 PM
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Formula 1 Racer Joins Nissan's Le Mans Challenge


Max Chilton moves from F1 to P1 for full FIA World Endurance Championship season

YouTube star Alex Buncombe completes the line-up for the third Nissan LM P1 car at Le Mans

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Guy Cosmo Set For World Challenge Debut In Audi R8
Posted by: newsla on Monday, March 02, 2015 - 05:52 PM
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Guy Cosmo Set For World Challenge Debut In Audi R8


After starting his career in the open wheel ranks and then moving to sports car racing, Guy Cosmo has long been checking off a wide range of boxes on his career to-do list. And this weekend will see one more item marked off the list as Cosmo is set to make his Pirelli World Challenge debut.

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Aston Martin Festival Of Le Mans Set To Be Biggest Yet
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 02:02 PM
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Aston Martin Festival Of Le Mans Set To Be Biggest Yet


At this year’s world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin Racing will once again host the Aston Martin Festival of Le Mans, a celebration of the manufacturer’s racing history that includes a 45-minute race between cars from the past 11 years.

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JMW Motorsport Announce 2015 Elms Line Up
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 06:03 AM
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JMW Motorsport Announce 2015 Elms Line Up


JMW Motorsport is thrilled to announce their driver line-up for the 2015 European Le Mans Series as George Richardson, Sam Tordoff and Robert Smith.

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Sam Brabham Selected For RaceTo24 And A Shot At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 06:53 AM
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Sam Brabham Selected For RaceTo24 And A Shot At Le Mans


Sam Brabham is in with the chance of a lifetime, to win a seat on the grid at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours as the third driver for Team SARD-Morand, following confirmation of his selection for the RaceTo24 online reactive reality competition.

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Tristan Vautier To Complete The Line Up Of The 43
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 06:14 AM
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Tristan Vautier To Complete The Line Up Of The 43


Tristan Vautier is the fifth driver announced by TEAM SARD MORAND for one of the two Morgan EVO SARDs entered in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). For the first two rounds at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps, he will join his fellow from France Pierre Ragues and Oliver Webb from Great Britain at the wheel of the #43 car.

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Tequila Patron Esm Confirmed Entrants In 2015 FIA WEC Season And 24 Hours
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 06:49 PM
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Tequila Patron Esm Confirmed Entrants In 2015 FIA WEC Season And 24 Hours Of Le Mans


In late 2014, Tequila Patrón ESM submitted two full-season entrant applications for the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Today the team received confirmation that it will compete in the eight-race FIA WEC season which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Team Sard Morand FIA WEC 2015 Targeting Victories And Podiums
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 11:37 AM
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Team Sard Morand FIA WEC 2015 Targeting Victories And Podiums


Benoit Morand came to Paris a few days ago for the press conference of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans with SARD General Manager Hideki Noda and the French driver Pierre Ragues. On that occasion he reiterated the team’s ambitions for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Audi Drivers On Red Carpet
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 11:37 AM
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Audi Drivers On Red Carpet


Grand appearance for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the Audi TT cup at the 65th International Film Festival in Berlin: Audi drivers André Lotterer and Mike Rockenfeller drove their race cars up to the red carpet at the opening event of the Berlinale and attracted plenty of attention among the film stars.

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Team Bykolles Racing Entry To FIA WEC 2015 Season & 24 Hour Of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 03:38 PM
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Team Bykolles Racing Entry To FIA WEC 2015 Season & 24 Hour Of Le Mans


Team ByKOLLES Racing participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2015 was yesterday confirmed by the FIA. With a full field of 35 cars, 21 of which are set to compete in the LMP category, Team ByKOLLES Racing will contest the LMP1 class with the CLM P1/01 bearing the race number 4, alongside ten other cars.


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Tequila Patron Esm Confirmed Entrants In 2015 FIA WEC Season And 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 07:35 AM
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Tequila Patron Esm Confirmed Entrants In 2015 FIA WEC Season And 24 Hours Of Le Mans


In late 2014, Tequila Patrón ESM submitted two full-season entrant applications for the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Today the team received confirmation that it will compete in the eight-race FIA WEC season which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Corvette Racing At 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Briscoe, Taylor Round Out Driver Lineups
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:19 AM
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Corvette Racing At 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Briscoe, Taylor Round Out Driver Lineups


Fresh off a first- and third-place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Corvette Racing confirmed its lineup for the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two familiar faces will join Corvette Racing for its attempt at an eighth class victory since 2001 - Ryan Briscoe and Jordan Taylor.

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A World Class Endurance Racing Programme For Alpine!
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:18 AM
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A World Class Endurance Racing Programme For Alpine!


Alpine’s return to motor racing was announced at the start of the 2013 and has since harvested a long list of top results, including ELMS titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as LM P2 podium honours at Le Mans in 2014.


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One Wolf In The Entry List Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans 2015
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:17 AM
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One Wolf In The Entry List Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans 2015


Wolf Racing Cars, an historic name of Formula 1, came back to the motorsport stage on April 25 2010 winning the debut race in the opener of the Italian Prototypes Championship held at the Misano World Circuit.

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Krohn Racing Elms And 24 Hours Of Le Mans Entries Accepted By ACO
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:17 AM
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Krohn Racing Elms And 24 Hours Of Le Mans Entries Accepted By ACO


Krohn Racing is pleased to announce that the Krohn Team entry to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been accepted by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The official announcement came in today's ACO live press conference in Paris, France.

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ViperExchange.com, Ti Automotive And Riley Motorsports First Reserve On 2015
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:15 AM
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ViperExchange.com, Ti Automotive And Riley Motorsports First Reserve On 2015 Le Mans 24 Hour Entry List


ViperExchange.com, TI Automotive and Riley Motorsports have been named the first reserve on the entry list for the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 13 – 14, at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

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New Driver Combinations For The Porsche 911 RSR
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:14 AM
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New Driver Combinations For The Porsche 911 RSR


Porsche Team Manthey has reshuffled its factory driver lineup in its two Porsche 911 RSR entries in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the season-opening round at Silverstone on April 12, Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will join forces in the 911 RSR with the starting number 91. Sharing driving duties in the No. 92 911 RSR are the Frenchmen Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet, who already teamed up last year to contest the second half of the season. Germany’s Wolf Henzler (No. 92) and Jörg Bergmeister (No. 91) will support the pairings as the third driver to contest the 24 hour classic at Le Mans.

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Porsche 919 Hybrid In Le Mans And The WEC - The Debutant's Evolution
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 05:44 PM
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Porsche 919 Hybrid In Le Mans And The WEC - The Debutant's Evolution


Following its initial victory at the 2014 season’s final race in Brazil, more podium finishes are the goal for the future for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Porsche announced this objective today at the annual press conference held by the Le Mans organizers, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), in Paris. To reach that goal the 919 Hybrid has been significantly developed in many areas.

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Three Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Cars At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 05:43 PM
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Three Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Cars At Le Mans


The wait is over: The Selection Committee of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has accepted all nominations submitted by Audi for the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. As a result, three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing in the world’s major endurance race on June 13 and 14, 2015, for which Tom Kristensen has been appointed as ‘Grand Marshal’ by the organizer.

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FIA WEC: The AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias And The Titles To Keep
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 05:39 PM
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FIA WEC: The AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias And The Titles To Keep


Following the victories in the GT category since the birth of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC, first edition in 2012), the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias are ready to defend the titles won in the best competition for GT cars in the world.


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Rebellion Racing Team Switch To AER Turbo Engine
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 06:10 AM
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Rebellion Racing Team Switch To AER Turbo Engine


The REBELLION Racing Team is pleased to announce a new engine partnership from the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season onwards.

REBELLION Racing’s Rebellion R-One LMP-1 cars will be powered by twin-turbo engines from Advanced Engine Research based in Basildon, Essex, UK. REBELLION Racing will switch from naturally aspirated Toyota RV8K-LM 3.4 litre V8 engines to AER P60 V6 GDI twin-turbocharged power units.

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Cetilar Villorba Corse Enters 2015 ELMS in LMP3
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 01:22 PM
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Cetilar Villorba Corse Enters 2015 ELMS in LMP3


Villorba Corse is pleased to officially announce that it will join the LMP3 category in the 2015 European Le Mans Series with the new Ginetta-Nissan prototype. The team has signed a deal with Italian drivers Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto. Their 2015 ELMS entry represents the first step of a racing programme called “Road to Le Mans” which aims to a future participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Conceived by Lacorte, founder and CEO of the Pharmanutra group, the project involves Villorba Corse and Pharmanutra with one of its brand. Their partnership will ensure that, for their own racing programme, the team will be renamed as Cetilar Villorba Corse.

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Nissan: Taking On The Best In The World
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 06:11 AM
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Nissan: Taking On The Best In The World


In 2015 Nissan will enter the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO into the full FIA World Endurance Championship, marking a return to the premier class at the Le Mans 24 Hours for the Japanese manufacturer. Nissan will challenge for victory with an innovative approach and with a truly exciting product that represents the next generation of the Nissan GT-R.

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Le Mans Winner Marc Gene To Race The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 06:11 AM
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Le Mans Winner Marc Gene To Race The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo


The first driver of Nissan’s Le Mans challenger, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, has been revealed as Marc Gene. The Spanish ace has an exemplary record in LM P1 racing with eight LM P1 Le Mans 24 Hours races under his belt. Gene’s experience is much in demand and he has been test driver at Scuderia Ferrari since 2005.

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The 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 06:09 AM
Le Mans News
The 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo


The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is the ultimate Nissan GT-R, the purest expression of innovation that excites. Competing in LM P1, the premier class of world sports car racing, Nissan’s Le Mans car is like no other car before it.


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