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Ryan Hunter-Reay Returns to WTR for Petit Le Mans

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On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that INDYCAR veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay will serve as the team’s third driver in the upcoming Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Road Atlanta will mark Hunter-Reay’s first race in a DPi entry. Hunter-Reay is very happy to drive for Wayne Taylor Racing and sample Cadillac DPi-V.R. “I’m …

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Porsche Announces WEC Pullout at End of 2017

2017 Nürburgring WEC Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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On Friday, Porsche officially announced that they will pull out of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the end of the 2017 season.  The announcement was buried in an announcement of Porsche’s entry in Formula E in 2019.  The current Porsche LMP Team will operate the new Formula E team. Despite the LMP1 …

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Porsche Claims 1-2 Finish in 6 Hours of the Nürburgring

2017 Nürburgring WEC Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday afternoon, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 919 Hybrid shared by Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring.  The No. 1 Porsche made it a dominant one-two for Porsche. The four factory LMP1 entries were reduced at the front to three right at the …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

2017 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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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

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Larry DeGeorge Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The entry list for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen has been by IMSA.  39 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four classes will battle on Watkins Glen International’s 3.37-mile long course. In Prototypes, Olivier Pla will be in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217-Gibson this weekend alongside José Gutierrez.  That …

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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

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Porsche LMP Team Takes Very Unexpected Le Mans Victory

2017 Le Mans WEC Timo Bernhard Checkered Flag Dirk Bogaerts AdrenalMedia

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On Sunday morning, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The victory was somewhat improbable due to the amount of time that the team lost in the first quarter of the race. …

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Toyota’s Le Mans Charge Falls to Pieces at Night

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

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

Leading into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota GAZOO Racing had a near flawless weekend. Toyota TS050s were at the top of the charts for Free Practice and all three Qualifying Practice sessions, usually with quite a gap over the Porsches.  Kamui Kobayashi set an all-time lap record to win the overall pole 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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