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Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ryo Hirakawa passes the Mulsanne Kink during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 6/12/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday.

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Claims 2nd Rolex 24 Victory

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian's drivers celebrate their Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves, Oliver Jarvis and Simon Pagenaud dominated the final couple of hours Sunday (Jan. 30) to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It is Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s second Rolex 24 victory, the first coming in 2012. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque …

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Cooper MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing, Join With Proton Competition for 2021

(Photo: WeatherTech Racing)

Proton Competition announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) that they will field a Porsche 911 RSR-19 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class in 2021.  Cooper MacNeil (pictured above) will bring primary sponsorship from WeatherTech to the team.  He will be joined by Porsche factory drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Kevin Estre and Richard Lietz.  …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

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

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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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

In Sunday’s (Sep. 1) FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, Toyota GAZOO Racing claimed their sixth consecutive win when Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious.  The No. 8 Toyota was close behind to give Toyota a one-two finish. The Toyotas were up front early and often, combining to …

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Toyota Easily Claims Time-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima dominated the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 15).  The Toyota trio led all but one of the 253 laps run on the way to a one-lap victory.  The race was originally scheduled for 268 laps, but a couple of safety …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

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

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 the FIA World Endurance Championship …

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Porsche Claims LMP1, GTE-Pro Poles at 6 Hours of Fuji

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Saturday, Porsche LMP Team’s Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley turned in an average lap time of 95.160 seconds (107.451 mph) to put the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid on the overall pole for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  Despite the wet conditions, the times were extremely close.  The No. 2 beat their sister car …

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