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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2019 Daytona IWSC Ana Beatriz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, there are 38 cars entered in the difficult endurance race.  Effectively, this is slightly larger than the full-time entry for the season. In Prototypes, there are 11 teams entered and a number of driver changes.  Brendon Hartley is the third driver in Action Express Racing’s No. …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Taps Matthieu Vaxivière for Remaining Endurance Races

2019 Daytona IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway that they have signed Matthieu Vaxivière to drive the team’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. at the three remaining Michelin Endurance Cup races (Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta).  The 24-year old French racer will replace Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi with the team.  Neither …

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ACO DQs TDS Racing’s LMP2 Entries, Assesses Additional Post-Le Mans Penalties

2018 Spa WEC Roman Rusinov Car John Rourke AdrenalMedia

(Photo: John Rourke @AdrenalMedia.com)

Monday was a very busy day for the ACO in France.  It announced a series of penalties that have caused sweeping changes to the results of last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest announcement was the disqualification of both of the TDS Racing-entered ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class.  This includes the class-winning …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

2018 Le Mans WEC Fernando Alonso Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

(Photo: ©JEP - www.jakobebrey.com)

TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was found to have tape on …

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Risi Competizione Out of Le Mans Due to Pierre Kaffer’s Crash

2017 Daytona IWSC Toni Vilander Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year, Risi Competizione finished second in GTE-Pro at Le Mans but was every bit as fast as the class winners.  In 2017, we’ll never know if that is true or not since the day ended for the team prior to the one-quarter mark. Pierre Kaffer, driving the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GTE (the car …

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Toyota’s Nicolas Lapierre Fastest Overall in WEC Prologue

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday, the annual Prologue for the FIA World Endurance Championship wrapped up at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy.  When the dust settled, it was Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Nicolas Lapierre that was fastest overall.  Lapierre turned in a lap at 90.547 seconds (143.114 mph) in the final session. Saturday night was supposed to see …

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