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Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Thursday, 15 Jun, 2017 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans

Kind of like the old days, eh? Ford vs. Chevy on the Big Stage. Except now, the Fords and Chevys are sports cars and are racing on a road circuit in Europe with mixes of foreign drivers behind the wheels of cars that are only nominally Fords and Chevys.
Still, a major point of interest for […]

Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster
Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster

American Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fässler of Switzerland have been added to Corvette Racing’s international driver roster for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Corvette Racing’s 18th consecutive appearance at Circuit de la Sarthe will feature a lineup of six drivers, each with victories in the French endurance classic. Full-season drivers Antonio Garcia of Spain, Jan […]

Porsche Happy To Pick Up ‘Incomprehensible’ Win
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2016 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Porsche Happy To Pick Up ‘Incomprehensible’ Win
Porsche Happy To Pick Up ‘Incomprehensible’ Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This is what the 24 Hours of Le Mans means in the pecking order of world motorsport. Moments before the start of Sunday’s press conference following the FIA Formula One Grand Prix of Europe, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari tossed out the first inquiry to a roomful of media.
“Question to […]

Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2016 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap
Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap

RacinToday.com
The No. 2 Porsche 919 hybrid claimed the overall victory in the 24 of Le Mans Sunday when the race-dominating No. 5 Toyota TS050 suffered engine failure on the final lap of after 383 flawless laps in the race.
With Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel on the final stint and headed for what appeared the sure victory, […]

Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2016 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As the celebration of Ford’s return to Le Mans continues with the outstanding showing of the new Ford GT, it’s worthwhile to look back 50 years, if only to recognize a different time and era. It was a time when racing men and their cars were giants, especially the Ford […]

Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2016 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel star Scott Dixon will embellish his world-class racing resume this weekend as a first-time participant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Less than a month after competing in the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500, Dixon is part of a four-car team marking the Ford GT’s historic victory at […]

ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Friday, 17 Jun, 2016 – 14:40 | One Comment
ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
America-based Extreme Speed Motorsports will start the most prestigious sports car race in the world this weekend with something very important that it did not have a year ago: experience in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That experience, combined with the momentum of a good start to the World Endurance […]

Corvettes Showing Off Muscle As Le Mans Nears
Tuesday, 7 Jun, 2016 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Corvettes Showing Off Muscle As Le Mans Nears

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The countdown to the world’s most prestigious endurance race is on fast-forward. Corvette Racing paced the United States-based contingent completing Sunday’s annual Le Mans Test Day, a critical lead-in to the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 18-19.
The list of 60 cars and complete driver […]

Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2015 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When racing powerhouse Porsche announced two years ago that it was returning to the LMP1 ranks of sports car endurance racing, many wondered how long it would take for the German car maker to return to the top step of the podium at Le Mans.
The answer: Two years.
Porsche, absent from […]

ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
Friday, 12 Jun, 2015 – 15:53 | Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, the folks from Audi had great fun hanging banners around the historic Circuit de la Sarthe road course “welcoming” Porsche back to the LMP1 dvision at the world’s most important sports car race.
Audi, back then, could afford […]