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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed the overall honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.  The driving trio claimed a two-lap victory over the No. 7 Toyota.  It is the second-ever victory at Le Mans for …

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Kazuki Nakajima Posts Le Mans Provisional Pole in Qualifying Practice No. 1

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima was fastest overall during the first two-hour qualifying practice session held on Wednesday.  Nakajima’s lap of 154.515 mph was a tenth of a second faster than Kamui Kobayashi in the No. 7 Toyota. The time set by Nakajima is considered to be a track record, …

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Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice …

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Make Le Mans Debut for United Autosports

British-American race team United Autosports announced Wednesday (March 28) that current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Montoya will share the LMP2 class No. 32 Ligier JS P217-Gibson with youngsters Hugo de Sadeleer …

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Pietro Fittipaldi Snags 2 Race WEC Deal with DragonSpeed

On Monday, DragonSpeed announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will drive the team’s LMP1-class No. 10 BR Engineering BR1-Gibson in two FIA World Endurance Championship races in the upcoming “Super Series.”  Pietro, the grandson of Formula 1 World Champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will compete at Spa and Fuji …

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