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Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ryo Hirakawa passes the Mulsanne Kink during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 6/12/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday.

Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

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Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna dominated the proceedings Sunday (Feb. 23) at Circuit of the Americas.  The trio combined to lead 156 of the 189 laps en route to winning the Lone Star Le Mans, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. Changes to the WEC’s success handicap …

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Rebellion Racing Claims Lone Star Le Mans Pole

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Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato combined Saturday (Feb. 22) to set an average lap speed at 114.632 mph. That average speed was more than good enough to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota GAZOO Racing didn’t even need the final qualifying session Thursday (June 13) to claim overall pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 155.916 mph during the second session.  That held up to win the pole. Qualifying Practice No. 2 Conditions were nearly perfect during the second …

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Aston Martin Racing Unveils 2018 WEC Challenger

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On Tuesday, Aston Martin launched their new Vantage model, the first revamp for the car since 2005.  Later in the day, Aston Martin Racing unveiled the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE racer. This new car will compete full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s GTE-Pro class starting at Spa in May. In addition, AMR announced …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

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So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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