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Scuderia Corsa to Defend 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory with Two Car Entry

All-Amer­ic­an Lineup of Bill Sweedler, Town­send Bell to Defend with New Team­mate Cooper MacNeil Defend­ing IMSA GTD Cham­pi­ons Christina Nielsen and Aless­andro Balzan Joined by Bret Curtis Fol­low­ing their dom­in­ant vic­tory dur­ing last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Am class, Scuderia Cor­sa will return to the notori­ous Cir­cuit de la Sarthe in 2017, defend­ing their title in the GTE-Am Class with two entries this time, driv­en by an all-star lineup in the all-new Fer­rari 488 GTE. Doub­ling their efforts from a his­tor­ic­al 2016 cam­paign in which their Le…

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#25 Algarve Pro Racing, Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Stewart Cox, Teammanager 24H Le Mans European Le Mans Series General MotorSports 

Algarve Pro Racing Team Manager Stewart Cox: “It would be great to have a Portuguese driver in our Portuguese team…”

It would be great to have a Por­tuguese driver in our Por­tuguese team…” Stew­art Cox was the Jord­an GP’s No 1 mech­an­ic­al 10 year. Then, when, in Por­tugal, every­one thought about the crisis, he saw an oppor­tun­ity: Our Sun, the way we wel­come people, the two per­man­ent race tracks not far from each oth­er and our prox­im­ity to Spain (and its per­man­ent struc­tures ded­ic­ated to motor­s­port), were reas­ons that jus­ti­fied to make a team based in Por­tugal (Albu­feira) – the Algarve Pro Racing team. With about 6 years, the Algarve Pro Racing is best…

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Ligier JS P2 Judd #22 SO 24! by Lombard Racing | Photo ©SO24 by Lombard Racing 24H Le Mans FIA-WEC MotorSports 

8 days to Le Mans : So24! by Lombard Racing

Of all the acts, the most com­plete is the one to build” Paul Valéry Everything is in place and ready around the Cir­cuit de la Sarthe, so is also So24! by Lom­bard Racing, con­cen­trat­ing and pre­par­ing for the most beau­ti­ful endur­ance race in the world. Driver present­a­tion: Vin­cent Capil­laire is the loc­al hero and can’t wait until he can start his home race, which he has com­pleted twice in the LMP2 cat­egory until today. In 2014, he drove the n°24 ORECA 03 of Sébas­tien Loeb Racing to the 8th place in…

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Dempsey-Proton Racing's #77 Porsche 911 RSR | Photo ACO 24H Le Mans FIA-WEC MotorSports 

Team Presentation – LM GTE Pro: Dempsey-Proton Racing’s #77 Porsche 911 RSR

Team Present­a­tion – LM GTE Pro: Demp­sey-Pro­ton Racing’s #77 Porsche 911 RSR Via|Cécile Bonar­del Demp­sey-​Pro­ton Racing is fly­ing the Porsche flag in the World Endur­ance Cham­pi­on­ship (WEC) this sea­son. The team owned by Patrick Demp­sey will how­ever be joined by the Ger­man manufacturer’s works team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. DEMPSEYPROTON RACING (ALL) Own­er : Patrick Demp­sey Team Prin­cipals: Patrick Demp­sey, Joe Foster Base : Flowery Branch (USA) www​.demp​seyra​cing​.net 2016 FIA WEC res­ults: Sil­ver­stone 6 Hours: 23rd Dempsey/​Seefried/​Long (USA/​AL/​USA) no. 77 Porsche 911 RSR (6th LM GTE Am) Spa-​Fran­corchamps: 28th

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Japanese driver Shinji Nakano hides his disappointment at not being able to visit the Loire Valley this week. | Photo ACO 24H Le Mans MotorSports 

24 Hours of Le Mans – How do drivers and teams fill the time until race week?

24 Hours of Le Mans – How do drivers and teams fill the time until race week? Test Day is over and the first prac­tice ses­sion for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is on Wed­nes­day 15 June, so this is some­what of a limbo peri­od for racing teams. Drivers, team man­agers and mech­an­ics all occupy them­selves as best they can. Wait­ing can be stress­ful as com­pet­it­ors have time to think about the race to come, so many drivers calm nerves by stay­ing act­ive. For 24-year-old Roman Rusinov, this will be the fourth…

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