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24 Hours of Le Mans

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Laurens Vanthoor joins Sébastien Loeb Racing for Le Mans 24 Hours

Next June, and for its third season of existence, Sébastien Loeb Racing will be on the starting grid of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. After German driver René Rast, the Alsace-based team now confirms Laurens Vanthoor at the wheel of the ORECA 03 LM P2. The young Belgian driver, racing for Audi Sport customer racing in GT, will discover the legendary race in La Sarthe.[...]

24 Heures du Mans 2014 – A new era dawns!

Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest unveiled the list of the 56 cars invited to take part in the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours (14-15 June), a race in which the dominant theme is innovation! The Automobile Club de l’Ouest also presented the new logo of its blue riband event, new entries, the new regulations and new partners.[...]

Porsche starts in Le Mans with four factory cars

Porsche enters the 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with four factory cars.[...]

No Le Mans for Pickett Racing in 2014

Contrary to what circulated in the media in early January, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing will not be taking part in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.[...]

Audi with powerful squad at Le Mans and FIA WEC

Five World Champions and Le Mans winners plus a former Formula One driver – this is the high-caliber driver line-up Audi will be competing with in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans.[...]

PLM Photographer again price winner Sarthe Endurance Photos Concours

Planetlemans photographer Gerlach Delissen has won the 2nd prize at the Sarthe Endurance Photos Concours 2013, in the category Professionals. This competition was held for the 4rd time and is organized by the Conseil général de la Sarthe together with the ACO, the French Sport Journalist federation, Le Maine Libre, the Auto Hebdo magazine and the Musée des 24 Heures. [...]

Pegasus Racing returns to LM P2 in the ELMS and applies for Le Mans entry

In 2014, the Strasbourg-based team, Pegasus Racing, will be back in a category, a championship, and maybe a major event, which it knows well. The team has just bought a Morgan LM P2 prototype powered by a Nissan engine that it will enter in the 2014 European Le Mans Series in what is the first stage of a 3-year programme. Pegasus Racing will also send in an entry application to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest with a view to taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time![...]

Porsche confirms works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR

Porsche heads into the 2014 season with the most extensive motorsport programme ever. In addition to its new LMP1 project, Porsche Motorsport sends two GT works teams to compete on race tracks around the world.[...]

The next Audi R18 e-tron quattro

The name remains unchanged but the technology is completely new. In the 2014 season, Audi is aiming to achieve the hat-trick in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and another success in the Le Mans 24 Hours with a Le Mans prototype that has been redeveloped from scratch combined, yet again, with technical innovations that are relevant to the production models of the brand with the four rings as well. [...]

LMP1 test programme concludes for 2013. Debut for Mark Webber

Porsche has concluded its 2013 test programme with the new LMP1 race car. The Porsche LMP1 completed its final test laps of the year on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimão, Portugal. Testing will resume in early 2014. Porsche AG will field two LMP1 race cars in the sports car World Endurance Championship (WEC) which starts in April 2014, with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the highlight of the season.[...]

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