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Toyota Dominates 6 Hours of Shanghai, Porsche Claims Titles

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker

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On Sunday, Toyota GAZOO Racing dominated the 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai Circuit.  The two TS050s swapped the lead multiple times over the course of the race.  However, Jose Maria Lopez had contact with the GTE-Pro No. 91 Porsche of Richard Lietz with 38 minutes remaining.  The contact damaged the No. 7 and allowed …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer

So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins Rain, Fog-Plagued 6 Hours of Fuji

2017 Fuji WEC Sebastien Buemi Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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Fuji Speedway has a long history of races completely ripped to shreds by weather conditions.  The first Grand Prix in 1976 is one example.  An abandoned JGTC (now SuperGT) race in 1998 that featured a horrific crash on the pace lap is another.  While Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji featured no injuries, the weather dictated …

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Porsche Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

2017 Nürburgring WEC Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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For the FIA World Endurance Championship, this weekend’s action at the Nürburgring in Germany is the first time that all teams are on the high-downforce aero package.  With Porsche debuting their high-downforce package Friday, they are now on par with Toyota. Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley was fastest overall on Friday with a lap of 98.663 …

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Vaillante Rebellion’s No. 13 DQ’d Due to Bodywork Modification

2017 Le Mans WEC Mathias Beche Car Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia

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On Monday afternoon, the FIA announced that the No. 13 ORECA 07-Gibson for Vaillante Rebellion has been disqualified from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as a result of infractions found post-race.  As a result, the team of Mathias Beche, Julien Canal and David Heinemeier Hansson will lose their second-place finish in LMP2 (third …

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