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Toyota Wins Rain-Plagued 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Mike Conway enters the Les Combes complex during the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 5/7/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez braved nasty weather to win the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

G-Drive Racing Wins 4 Hours of Monza

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G-Drive Racing’s Norman Nato, Job van Uitert and Roman Rusinov claimed overall victory Sunday (May 12) in the 4 Hours of Monza, the second race of the European Le Mans Series season.  It is the team’s first victory since they rebranded their ORECA 07 chassis as the Aurus 01 (it’s a branding exercise as Aurus …

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Toyota Wins at Spa, Wintry Weather The Real Story

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid for Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed overall victory Saturday (May 4) in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.  However, the picture above shows the real story.  The race was plagued by unusually cold weather for early May and was put under the safety car multiple times …

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Toyota Easily Claims Time-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima dominated the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 15).  The Toyota trio led all but one of the 253 laps run on the way to a one-lap victory.  The race was originally scheduled for 268 laps, but a couple of safety …

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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid easily won the overall pole Thursday night (March 14) for Friday’s 1000 Miles of Sebring.  In the process, Fernando Alonso set the all-time track record for the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 134.473 mph. Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima combined for an average of 134.213 mph …

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Pace Laps: Joey Logano Slays The Big Three

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Slays The Big Three The NASCAR playoff format, five years in, can be a series of small moments that determine the champion. One mistake may be all it takes to change the course of history. Joey Logano knows that all too well. At Martinsville, one bump of Martin …

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Ligier’s Revenge: United Autosports Leads Ligier Podium Sweep at Portimão

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ORECA 07s have dominated the 2018 European Le Mans Series.  On Sunday (Oct. 28), Onroak Automotive struck back.  United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson claimed victory in the 4 Hours of Portimão in their Ligier JS P217-Gibson.  The French-built prototypes swept the podium in a wild race. “It was a crazy race,” Albuquerque said …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

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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 a Japanese manufacturer, matching Mazda’s …

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Toyota No. 7 Claims Spa Pole, Pietro Fittipaldi Crashes

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 claimed the overall pole Friday (May 4) for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francochamps with an average lap time of 114.582 seconds (136.732 mph).  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash at the Eau Rouge-Radillion complex involving DragonSpeed’s Pietro Fittipaldi. Replays showed that Fittipaldi bottomed out in Eau Rouge …

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

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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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