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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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WEC 6H of Shanghai: Porsche revalidates manufacturers title

Shang­hai begins to set cham­pi­ons Shang­hai gave us no sur­prises; Porsche and Sig­nat­ech Alpine ful­filled what was their duty and ensured what they could already guar­an­tee: the trophies of build­ers in LMP1 and LMP2. All the rest was unde­cided in Bahrain, last race of the WEC, Novem­ber 19. LMP1 and LMP1 Private, titles already delivered! With the Rebel­lion to come to Shang­hai with the title of private man­u­fac­tur­ers LMP1 decided, left to the Porsche fol­lowed its path and decide the title of man­u­fac­tur­ers in the LMP1 class. The Stut­tgart brand did not…

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The 24h of Le Mans are there!

The 24h of Le Mans are there! Although the race will only hap­pen June 18 and 19, in fact, Les Mans begins long before the com­pet­i­tion itself because the teams have oblig­a­tions that only by spe­cial per­mis­sion of the organ­iz­a­tion could be not done. Last Sunday, June 5, held the test day which is more than a day of test­ing. First it is required, only a pilot can be provided by spe­cial per­mis­sion of the organ­iz­a­tion. This was the case of Joao Barbosa, Sebas­tien Bourdais and Scott Dix­on; all involved in races tak­ing…

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FIA-WEC: AUDI excluded from 6h of Silverstone after reaching first

World Endur­ance Cham­pi­on­ship could not have star­ted bet­ter for the Por­tuguese. Andre Lot­ter­er, Ben­oit Tre­luy­er and Mar­cel Fassler at the wheel of the # 7 Joest Racing R18 e-tron, were excluded from the 6 Hours of Sil­ver­stone, after get­ting the first place at the podi­um. After the race, a FIA inspec­tion determ­ined that the skid pad was less than 20 mm dic­tated by the FIA rules for the World Endur­ance Cham­pi­on­ship. The decision was a blow to the Audi hopes for the first round of the WEC sea­son, hand­ing the vic­tory to the Porsche…

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European Le Mans Series MotorSports 

Expected Increase in American Teams for 24H Le Mans

While the offi­cial list of invites won’t be released for another two weeks, this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is pro­jec­ted to see a sig­ni­fic­ant increase in par­ti­cip­a­tion from U.S. teams, which could double in com­par­is­on to the 2015 run­ning of the around-the-clock endur­ance clas­sic. As many as ten Amer­ic­an teams, total­ing a pos­sible 15 entries, could be on the grid for the June 18 – 19 race, includ­ing a con­sid­er­able con­tin­gent of LMP2 cars, as well as the strongest pres­ence yet in GTE-Pro. FIA World Endur­ance Cham­pi­on­ship out­fits Tequila Pat­ron ESM (Ligi­er JS P2 Nis­san) and Ford…

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