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Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
Friday, 22 Jun, 2018 – 7:14 | No Comment
Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here

Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced not by such traditional reasons […]

FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018 – 7:57 | No Comment
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans

RacinToday.com
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

Toyota Hybrids Have Le Mans Field To Selves
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018 – 10:02 | No Comment
Toyota Hybrids Have Le Mans Field To Selves

The bet here is that, barring major mechanical issues or race-day/night shunts,  a Toyota TS050 LMP1 will win this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s not premonition or extraordinary expertise talking. It’s mathematics.
The LMP1 Hybrid category at Le Mans has thinned down to one marque; Toyota. Gone are the wonderful Audi and Porsche hybrids […]

Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2018 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup
Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup

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Corvette Racing has confirmed its GTE Pro entries for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance classic. A pair of Corvette C7.Rs will tackle the 8.467-mile Circuit de la Sarthe for the 19th consecutive season in search of a ninth victory beginning on Saturday, June 16.
The driver lineup for Corvette Racing will […]

Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18
Wednesday, 28 Mar, 2018 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18
Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya will add another line to his world-class racing resume while pursuing the Triple Crown of Motorsport this summer when he makes his competitive debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
United Autosports confirmed Tuesday that Montoya will join the team for the twice-around-the-clock classic in France. The […]

Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
 
The news of Dan Gurney’s passing over the weekend re-fired a raging and often hostile debate between me, myself and I which seems to flare whenever something of major auto racing significance makes headlines.
It’s the debate about which four American drivers are most deserving of having their visages cut into […]

‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
Monday, 15 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on ‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]

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 […]