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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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Toyota GAZOO Racing Earns 3rd Straight Le Mans Victory

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing once again dominated the proceedings at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  The pole-sitting No. 7 Toyota TS050 was in charge for nearly the entire first half of the race.  However, a turbo issue just past the halfway point resulted in a 30-minute stint in the garage.  That allowed the No. 8 Toyota …

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Kamui Kobayashi Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Pole

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

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 156.137 mph Friday (Sept. 18) during the new Hyperpole session to win the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  It is not a track record, but within a couple of tenths of a second. In the new-for-2020 qualifying format at Le …

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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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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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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

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

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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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Paul di Resta to Contest Rolex 24 at Daytona for United Autosports

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On Thursday, United Autosports announced that Formula One racer Paul di Resta will make his IMSA debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  DiResta will be at the wheel of a Ligier JS P217-Gibson alongside current European Le Mans Series regular William Owen. Di Resta is quite excited about the opportunity to race at Daytona. …

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