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Porsche GTE Pro ace Gianmaria Bruni doesn’t expect to be a part of the marque’s LMDh programme next year and is willing to look elsewhere to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.
ByKolles’ new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been described as a “much better piece of engineering” than its LMP1 predecessor by team stalwart Tom Dillmann.
The Risi Competizione team feels like the “serial bridesmaid” after coming close to GTD Pro victory in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.
Ex-SUPER GT driver Frederic Makowiecki believes a GT500 car has the speed to fight for the overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais admitted to ‘frustration’ after Cadillac failed to put up a fight to the Acura cars in Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen on Sunday.
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque says he doesn’t know how he was able to hold on to victory in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen after being forced into fuel-saving mode late in the race.
Porsche will make a decision on whether to race its 963 LMDh prototype in November’s Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale based on the results of testing through the summer.
The GT class winners in the Six Hours of the Glen IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were both stripped of victory long after the checkered flag flew on Sunday.
Peugeot feels it is “starting from scratch” in the FIA World Endurance Championship as it gears up for its highly-anticipated debut at Monza next month.
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor defeated Meyer Shank Racing’s Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis to win the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of The Glen, when the Portuguese ace snatched the lead following a race stoppage.
Weather conditions forced IMSA to pause the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen after 4h44m due to thunderstorms in the area, with Meyer Shank Racing leading the event.
Nick Cassidy says "there’s a big desire" to continue building his relationship with Ferrari, as the Italian marque gears up for its Le Mans Hypercar programme in 2023.
Multiple Le Mans 24 Hours class winner JOTA will field a customer Porsche 963 LMDh in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The seventh round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, will see Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura lead the similar Wayne Taylor Racing car of Filipe Albuquerque to the green flag tomorrow.
JDC-Miller MotorSports will field a single Porsche 963 LMDh car on a customer basis in the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023.
The best efforts of Tom Blomqvist and Filipe Albuquerque left the Acuras of Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing just 0.026sec apart at the top of the times in second practice for the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of The Glen.
Andre Lotterer will vacate his Porsche Formula E race seat at the end of this season after the announcement that he is joining the German manufacturer’s LMDh sportscar squad.
First practice for IMSA’s illustrious Sahlen’s 6 Hours of The Glen ended with Tom Blomqvist topping the times around the gorgeous 3.4-mile Watkins Glen road course.
Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer will return to sportscar racing next year to drive Porsche’s new LMDh hybrid prototype, which has been christened the 963.
Stephane Ratel, the architect of GT3, has voiced support for plans for the cars to run distinct bodywork when the class is adopted by the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024.
Toyota says the door is open for Kenta Yamashita to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in future should the Japanese driver wish to do so.
The Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team has named Paul-Loup Chatin as Sebastien Ogier's replacement for the second half of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Several members of Ferrari's GTE stable in the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers recently took part in a test with an Oreca LMP2 car with a view to preparing them for the forthcoming Hypercar era.
Antonio Garcia says it’s time for Corvette Racing to bounce back from its appalling bad luck at the Le Mans 24 Hours and put on a strong showing in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.
Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.
Jimmie Johnson is hoping to fit a 24 Hours of Le Mans campaign with Hendrick Chevrolet’s Garage 56 project in between his commitments for 2023.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will make his Spa 24 Hours debut next month as part of an all-factory driver line-up in a Porsche fielded by Australian entrant EMA Motorsport.
Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi believes Le Mans 24 Hours organisers gave Alpine a last-minute Balance of Performance change because it did not want a grandfathered LMP1 car winning the race.
The official test day for the Le Mans 24 Hours will make a permanent move to one week before the blue riband round of the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.
Sugo has modified its pit exit layout again ahead of this weekend's Super Formula race, following complaints from drivers last year.
Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima will drive a Toyota-powered Group C car raced by his father Satoru in next month’s Le Mans Classic.
Toyota says that it has given up on trying to beat the distance record at the Le Mans 24 Hours because the use of slow zones has made such a feat “impossible”.
Riley Motorsports' privateer Ferrari lacked the "oomph" needed to seriously threaten the six works cars competing in the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend, admits team owner Bill Riley.
Peugeot will undertake a minimum of two six-hour race simulations with its 9X8 FIA World Endurance Championship challenger at the final test prior to its debut at Monza in July.
United Arab Emirates Porsche entrant GPX is re-forming the 2019 Spa 24 Hours-winning line-up of Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz for this year’s Belgian enduro.
Penske has admitted to disappointment with fifth in class on its modern debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours after challenging for a podium for much of the race.
Sebastien Ogier has revealed that he doesn’t plan to contest the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship season following his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.
Ben Keating says his GTE Am class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend feels like redemption for the 2019 victory he lost due to a post-race disqualification.
Toyota driver Brendon Hartley has labelled his third Le Mans 24 Hours victory last weekend as just as special as his first back in 2017.
Toyota scored its fifth win on the trot at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but once again let its two cars battle it out. The #7 entry of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa eventually defeated the rival #8 crew after an intense battle that was only decided by a minor technical problem for Jose Maria Lopez, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi
Antonio Felix da Costa has explained the "hectic moment" that risked the JOTA LMP2 team's dominant run to a first class victory since 2017 in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Eight Formula E drivers made the 7,000-mile sprint from the streets of Jakarta to the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe and every one had a story to share at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Despite a range of triumphs and disappointments, each driver doubling up on the day job played a key role in their teams' fortunes
Le Mans 24 Hours winner Gianmaria Bruni admits luck played its part in deciding the outcome of this year's GTE Pro battle in the French endurance class after misfortune befell early class leader Corvette, Ferrari and the #92 Porsche.
Corvette Racing’s Alexander Sims admits that losing the last-ever victory in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans 24 Hours following an incident with an LMP2 car is “difficult to swallow”.
Toyota feels Glickenhaus did a “remarkable” job in only its second appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hours and was able to match its pace at times during the race.
Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship rookie Ryo Hirakawa admits he didn't sleep properly for a week in the lead-up to his Le Mans 24 Hours victory with Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley.
Olivier Pla has revealed that the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH was severely hindered by a misfiring engine in the Le Mans 24 Hours, limiting the squad’s ability to keep up with the leading Toyotas.
Toyota secured its fifth consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the #8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa came out on top in the 90th running of the La Sarthe classic.
Toyota's #8 entry maintained a healthy lead heading into the final four hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours, while the battle for GTE Pro honours between Ferrari and Porsche heated up.
Corvette Racing's hopes of scoring the final GTE Pro class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours were destroyed as Alexander Sims was side-swiped by an errant LMP2 car with just over six hours to go.
Rene Rast has offered his version of the Turn 1 clash at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours, saying his LMP2 class rivals jumped the start while he obeyed the rules.
Toyota suffered technical dramas for the first time in the Le Mans 24 Hours just before two-thirds distance, with a brief stoppage for Jose Maria Lopez promoting the #8 car of Brendon Hartley into the lead.
Toyota continued to dominate at the halfway mark of the Le Mans 24 Hours, as the pulsating duel between its cars was split up by circumstance.
Alpine has described the technical gremlins that have all but ended its Le Mans 24 Hours victory challenge as "incredibly frustrating".
Toyota led at the eight-hour mark of the Le Mans 24 Hours, its cars swapping the lead on multiple occasions as each crew strived for the upper hand.