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Alpine Wins Lightning-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

Nicolas Lapierre during qualifying for the 1000 Miles of Sebring, 3/17/2022 (Photo: Marius Hecker@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

(Photo: Marius Hecker@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

Alpine’s Nicolas Lapierre, Andre Negrao and Matthieu Vaxiviere claimed the overall victory in the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 18).  The race was cut short due to two red flags in the final 75 minutes due to lightning in the vicinity of the 3.74-mile road course. Vaxiviere started from the pole and quickly ran …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Completes 2021 WEC Season Sweep In Bahrain

GAZOO Racing on the track during the 8 Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota GR010 of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima claimed victory Saturday (Nov. 6) in the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the season finale of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.  It is the No. 8 team’s third overall win of the year and the ninth straight overall victory …

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Rebellion Racing Wins 4 Hours of Shanghai

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Rebellion Racing’s No. 1 Rebellion R13 shared by Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna claimed the R13’s maiden overall win on the road in the 4 Hours of Shanghai on Sunday (Nov. 10).  It is the first time that the Toyotas have been beaten on the road since the 6 Hours of Circuit of …

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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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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Michael Christensen Claims Portland GT SprintX Race No. 1 Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 a quarter of a second …

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Michael Christensen Snatches PWC Road America Race No. 2 Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 Challenge Grand Prix of Road …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Alegra Motorsports Wins Lime Rock GT SprintX Race No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 the race.  “The car definitely …

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