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Porsche Night of Champions Sees Multiple Announcements

A teaser shot of the new 2023 Porsche LMDh entry (Photo: Porsche AG)

(Photo: Porsche AG)

Saturday night (Dec. 18) saw Porsche hold their annual Night of Champions in Stuttgart, Germany to celebrate the brand’s racing accomplishments in 2021.  The night also saw some announcements. Porsche Announces Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr As LMDh Drivers, Reveals Disguised Car The biggest of these announcements is that 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship co-champion Felipe …

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Corvette Racing Reveals Multi-Pronged 2022 Plans, 2024 Debut for Corvette GT3.R

Tommy Milner during Practice No. 1 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing made a series of announcements Thursday (Nov. 11) that will result in a very different looking Corvette Racing going forward. In 2022, Corvette Racing’s effort will be split between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In IMSA, Corvette Racing will run one Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA …

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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:

(Photo: Harry [email protected])

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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Kamui Kobayashi Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Pole

Kamui Kobayashi on pit road at Watkins Glen International, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi took very little time to assume control in Hyperpole qualifying Thursday (Aug. 19).  On his first lap at speed, Kobayashi set a lap at 149.526 mph to win the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. With everyone in the Hypercar class running on low fuel and …

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Kamui Kobayashi Quickest In Le Mans Early Qualifying

2021 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Gabi Tomescu Adrenal Media

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu/

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall in the opening round of qualifying Wednesday (Aug. 18) for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kobayashi’s lap of 147.801 mph was three seconds faster than any lap set in the opening practice session and more than a second faster than the quickest lap during the …

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6 Hours of Fuji Canceled Due to COVID-19

2017 Fuji WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marius Hecker -

The FIA World Endurance Championship announced Wednesday (July 7) that the 6 Hours of Fuji, originally scheduled as the fifth round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sept. 26, has been cancelled.  The reasoning given is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, combined with ongoing travel restrictions to Japan. As a result, a second race …

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BMW Declares Intentions To Build LMDh Car For 2023

2021 Sebring IWSC Connor de Phillippi Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

BMW Motorsport officially announced Friday morning (June 11) that they will build a new prototype for the LMDh class.  The manufacturer intends to debut their new car in the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona. “BMW is back on the big motorsport stage,” said Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW’s M.  “In entering the LMDh class, BMW …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi

(Photo: Gabi [email protected])

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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