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Toyota GAZOO Racing Completes 2021 WEC Season Sweep In Bahrain

GAZOO Racing on the track during the 8 Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota GR010 of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima claimed victory Saturday (Nov. 6) in the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the season finale of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.  It is the No. 8 team’s third overall win of the year and the ninth straight overall victory …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ana Beatriz Simon Trummer Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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REBELLION Racing Returns to LMP1 in 2018-2019 WEC Super Series

2017 Daytona IWSC Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, REBELLION Racing announced that they will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class full-time with two cars beginning in 2018.  The team did not announce the chassis that will be used to race in the top flight, but they did announce the six drivers that will be with the organization.  Only …

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Porsche Claims 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas Overall Pole

2017 COTA WEC Neel Jani Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker @AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday, Porsche LMP Team’s Neel Jani and Nick Tandy teamed up to claim the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Jani turned in the fastest lap of the weekend (104.656 seconds, 117.849 mph) during his time in the car.  Tandy was just as quick as Jani, but his best …

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Neel Jani Paces Thursday Practice at Circuit of the Americas

2017 COTA WEC Neel Jani Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker @AdrenalMedia.com)

On Thursday, the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas opened up for two free practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Porsche put their stamp of approval on the opening sessions.  In the afternoon session, Neel Jani turned in a lap at 105.860 seconds (116.509 mph) around the 3.426-mile road course …

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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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Mike Conway Fastest Overall In WEC Prologue Day No. 1

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

This weekend is the Prologue, an open test session for all teams that have declared intentions to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship full-time in 2017.  27 cars are present at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for two days of testing on the ultra-fast 3.5996-mile road course. After the first day, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike …

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REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Overall Pole

2017 Daytona IWSC Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday afternoon, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani claimed the overall pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Jani’s lap of 108.178 seconds (124.462 mph) was about one-tenth of a second quicker than Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi.  The lap is over three seconds faster than last year’s overall pole-winning time. While …

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Jani Fastest Again at Night, 7/8ths of a Second Separates GT Le Mans

Once the sun went down in Daytona on Saturday night, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams went back on track for one more 90 minute session.  The chilly temperatures (by Central Florida standards) forced most present to bundle themselves up.  However, cool temperatures often mean that there is speed to be had. In the Prototypes, …

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