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REBELLION Racing Returns to LMP1 in 2018-2019 WEC Super Series

2017 Daytona IWSC Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, REBELLION Racing announced that they will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class full-time with two cars beginning in 2018.  The team did not announce the chassis that will be used to race in the top flight, but they did announce the six drivers that will be with the organization.  Only …

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Mike Conway Fastest in Both WEC Shanghai Free Practice Sessions

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway put the No. 7 Toyota on the top of the timesheets in both 90 minute practice sessions at Shanghai Circuit.  Conway’s lap of 104.741 seconds (116.413 mph) was almost three-tenths of a second off of last years’ pole time. Free Practice No. 1 The first practice session was …

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

2017 Fuji WEC Sebastien Buemi Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Vaillante Rebellion’s No. 13 DQ’d Due to Bodywork Modification

2017 Le Mans WEC Mathias Beche Car Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Monday afternoon, the FIA announced that the No. 13 ORECA 07-Gibson for Vaillante Rebellion has been disqualified from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as a result of infractions found post-race.  As a result, the team of Mathias Beche, Julien Canal and David Heinemeier Hansson will lose their second-place finish in LMP2 (third …

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Kazuki Nakajima Fastest in Silverstone Friday Practice

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Toyota’s Nicolas Lapierre Fastest Overall in WEC Prologue

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday, the annual Prologue for the FIA World Endurance Championship wrapped up at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy.  When the dust settled, it was Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Nicolas Lapierre that was fastest overall.  Lapierre turned in a lap at 90.547 seconds (143.114 mph) in the final session. Saturday night was supposed to see …

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