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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

2018 Le Mans WEC Fernando Alonso Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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

2018 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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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, even though it is slower …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

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Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Toyota Dominates 6 Hours of Shanghai, Porsche Claims Titles

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

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On Sunday, Toyota GAZOO Racing dominated the 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai Circuit.  The two TS050s swapped the lead multiple times over the course of the race.  However, Jose Maria Lopez had contact with the GTE-Pro No. 91 Porsche of Richard Lietz with 38 minutes remaining.  The contact damaged the No. 7 and allowed …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins Rain, Fog-Plagued 6 Hours of Fuji

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Fuji Speedway has a long history of races completely ripped to shreds by weather conditions.  The first Grand Prix in 1976 is one example.  An abandoned JGTC (now SuperGT) race in 1998 that featured a horrific crash on the pace lap is another.  While Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji featured no injuries, the weather dictated …

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Toyota Overcomes Pit Strategy to Win 6 Hours of Silverstone

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

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On Sunday at Silverstone Circuit, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Sébastien Buemi barged his way past Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley with 13 minutes to go.  From there, Buemi pulled away from the young Porsche racer to take the overall victory in the season opening 6 Hours of Silverstone. Afterwards, Buemi was overjoyed. “I’m really happy.  It’s …

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Kazuki Nakajima Fastest in Silverstone Friday Practice

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

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On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing flexed their muscles during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s two practice sessions on Silverstone Circuit’s Arena course.  Kazuki Nakajima turned the fastest lap of the day with a lap of 98.210 seconds (134.198 mph). Free Practice No. 1 Toyota showed their strength early in the day.  The first session saw Sébastien …

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Porsche Steals Le Mans Overall Victory in Final Lap

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On Sunday morning, Porsche Team claimed a shocking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the leading No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 fell victim to issues under the rear bodywork in the final couple of laps of the race.  With less than ten minutes, the No. 5 driven by Kazuki Nakajima had a one …

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