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Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

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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

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

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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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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

2019 Shanghai WEC Gustavo Menezes Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Rebellion Racing’s Norman Nato and Bruno Senna‘s fastest laps averaged out to 117.566 mph.  That was good enough Friday (Dec. 13) to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.  It is Rebellion Racing’s second straight overall pole. Nato and Senna’s average lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Rebellion Racing Wins 4 Hours of Shanghai

2019 Shanghai WEC Gustavo Menezes Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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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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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in First Practice Day of 2019-20 WEC Season

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Friday (Aug. 30) saw the teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship return to the track for their first official on-track action of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the 10-week break since Le Mans, not a whole lot has changed. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall with a lap at 136.273 mph. Practice No. …

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G-Drive Racing Wins 4 Hours of Monza

2019 Monza ELMS Norman Nato Checkered Flag Jakob Ebrey Photography

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G-Drive Racing’s Norman Nato, Job van Uitert and Roman Rusinov claimed overall victory Sunday (May 12) in the 4 Hours of Monza, the second race of the European Le Mans Series season.  It is the team’s first victory since they rebranded their ORECA 07 chassis as the Aurus 01 (it’s a branding exercise as Aurus …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

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Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs reigned supreme.  Filipe …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

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For Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 37 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note this weekend due to the FIA World Endurance Championship racing at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  The races do not run at …

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Tequila Patron ESM Adds Norman Nato to Motul Petit Le Mans Lineup

2018 Paul Ricard ELMS Norman Nato Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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The season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Motul Petit Le Mans, is a direct clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  As a result, driver changes had to be made.  Regular third driver Olivier Pla was originally replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.  Now, Giovinazzi has been replaced. On Tuesday …

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Racing Engineering Wins 4 Hours of Le Castellet on Debut

2018 Paul Ricard ELMS Norman Nato Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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The Racing Engineering ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Norman Nato, Paul Petit and Olivier Pla earned a somewhat unexpected victory in Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Le Castellet at Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the team’s first-ever start in the LMP2 class.  Previously, they were best known for fielding entries in the FIA …

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