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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

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 …

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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

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 …

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Michael Christensen Claims Portland GT SprintX Race No. 1 Pole

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen won the pole for GT SprintX Race No. 1 Saturday morning (July 14) at Portland International Raceway.  Christensen’s lap at an average speed of 101.145 mph will stand as a track record since Pirelli World Challenge has not raced in Portland since 2005. Christensen’s lap was …

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Michael Christensen Snatches PWC Road America Race No. 2 Victory

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen was able to get past Race No. 1 winner Àlvaro Parente in Turn 6 on the very first lap of the race Sunday.  From there, Christensen was able to open up a gap and maintain that advantage to win Race No. 2 of the Pirelli World …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

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 …

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Alegra Motorsports Wins Lime Rock GT SprintX Race No. 1

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen and Spencer Pumpelly claimed overall victory Monday afternoon (May 28) in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT SprintX Race No. 1 at Lime Rock Park.  It is the first PWC victory for Alegra Motorsports. “To be honest, it was all about the first stint today,” Christensen said after …

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Alegra Motorsports to PWC, Michael Christensen, Spencer Pumpelly to Drive

On Thursday, Alegra Motorsports announced that they will move to Pirelli World Challenge full-time in 2018.  They will field the same No. 28 Porsche 911 GT3 R that competed full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.  Porsche factory racer Michael Christensen will drive full-time in both the Sprint …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

On Saturday night, Porsche unveiled their 2018 GTE plans at their annual Night of Champions gala in Weissach, Germany.  With the 919 Hybrid no longer racing, the company has recommitted itself to their GT roots. The “forward-engined” Porsche 911 RSR that debuted in 2017 will continue to compete full-time in …

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André Lotterer, Jose Maria Lopez Top Wet WEC Fuji Practices

On Friday, on-track activity for the FIA World Endurance Championship got underway at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  As you can tell from the picture above, it was a bit dicey at times.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer was fastest overall, lapping the 2.8403-mile road course in 95.527 seconds (107.039 mph). …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche …

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