Race Weekend Central

Brendon Hartley Fastest in Petit Le Mans Nighttime Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Every year at Road Atlanta, there is a 90-minute that goes into the night so that teams can adjust for late race conditions.  On Thursday night, Tequila Patron ESM’s Brendon Harltey turned in the fastest lap of the weekend to top the nighttime practice session. Hartley’s lap of 72.017 seconds (126.970 mph) was three-tenths of a …

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Porsche No. 2 Claims 4th Straight WEC Victory at COTA

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was a competitive affair.  The Toyotas, off the pace for much of the race weekend were able to take the fight to the Porsches.  However, the outcome of the race came down to team orders, as much as Porsche doesn’t want to admit it.  With less than …

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

(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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Porsche Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

(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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Porsche LMP Team Takes Very Unexpected Le Mans Victory

(Photo: © Dirk Boagerts - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Records Fall as Kamui Kobayashi Takes Le Mans Pole for Toyota

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

The general expectation was that times were going to be quick this year at Le Mans, especially in the LMP2 class where teams have roughly 100 extra horsepower to play with.  All-time records were not necessarily expected, but that is what happened. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi entered Thursday as the provisional pole-sitter after being fastest …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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Tequila Patron ESM Unveils 2017 Driver Lineup

On Monday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced the seven drivers who will drive the team’s two Nissan DPi entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Like many teams, their lineup is mainly composed of returning drivers. The No. 2 entry, which is the defending champion of both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil …

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