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Flying Lizard Motorsports To Compete With K-Pax Racing
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:55 PM
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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
Le Mans News
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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Marc VDS to Take on 2015 ELMS With BMW Z4 GTE and Andy Priaulx
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 06:29 AM
Le Mans News
Marc VDS to Take on 2015 ELMS With BMW Z4 GTE and Andy Priaulx


BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS will compete in the European Le Mans Series in 2015, with a BMW Z4 GTE. One driver has been confirmed for the program: BMW Motorsport’s triple world-champion, Guernseyman Andy Priaulx.

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RML Receives Most Innovative Engine Design of the Year Award
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 06:28 AM
Le Mans News
RML Receives Most Innovative Engine Design of the Year Award


Earlier this week RML’s Director of Powertrain, Arnaud Martin attended the annual Race Tech World Motorsport Symposium - an event which brings the industry elite together and plays host to discussion forums.

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A Fond Farewell
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 03:52 PM
Le Mans News
A Fond Farewell


An unpredictable and hotly contested 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship concluded on an emotional note last weekend when Audi Sport legend Tom Kristensen bowed out of professional motor racing at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo (November 30).

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Greaves Motorsport Signs Bradley Smith And Enters 2015 Elms In LM P3
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 03:27 PM
Le Mans News
Greaves Motorsport Signs Bradley Smith And Enters 2015 Elms In LM P3


Greaves Motorsport is pleased to announce that it has signed Bradley Smith, the 2014 Radical European Masters Champion. He will drive for the team in the 2015 European Le Mans Series racing in the new LM P3 class.

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Davide Rigon Ends The Season With Podium And Constructors' Title For Ferrari
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 06:15 AM
Le Mans News
Davide Rigon Ends The Season With Podium And Constructors' Title For Ferrari


Memorable season final for Davide Rigon, paired with team-mate James Calado and AF Corse. After the Six Hours of São Paulo, scene of World Endurance Championship’s last round, a stunning jackpot is now completed, thanks to Ferrari’s victory of Constructors’ title, after Team and Drivers’ titles (of the team-mates Bruni-Vilander ), already celebrated in Sakhir, one race in advance.


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Conway Finishes Season With Strong Outing
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 04:35 PM
Le Mans News
Conway Finishes Season With Strong Outing


Mike Conway ended his hugely successful season by finishing fourth in the WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo at Interlagos in Brazil at the weekend.
Racing in the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid for the second time in a row, Conway helped the team recover from a drive through penalty to just miss out on a podium finish in the WEC Finale.

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Rebellion Racing Ends The Season With A New 1-2 LMP1-L Win At 6 Hours
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 03:11 PM
Le Mans News
Rebellion Racing Ends The Season With A New 1-2 LMP1-L Win At 6 Hours Of Sao Paulo


Securing their eighth LMP1-L win in eight races this season at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, REBELLION Racing achieves a “full house” in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Aston Martin Wins In Sao Paulo To End Successful 2014 Season
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 06:06 AM
Le Mans News
Aston Martin Wins In Sao Paulo To End Successful 2014 Season


Aston Martin Racing has ended the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on a high with two wins in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the final race of a season that saw the team take two WEC titles and a 24 Hours of Le Mans class win.


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