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Petit Le Mans: Derani takes pole in thrilling qualifying session

Pipo Derani will start his final race for ESM Nissan from pole position after staving off a double-pronged Mazda attack in Petit Le Mans qualifying.

Nato replaces Giovinazzi at ESM for Petit Le Mans

European Le Mans Series race winner Norman Nato has signed with Tequila Patrón ESM to replace Antonio Giovinazzi in the #2 Nissan Onroak DPi in next week’s Petit Le Mans.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Victory for ESM Nissan, heartbreak for Mazda

Mazda appeared destined for its first ever IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win at Laguna Seca, but a late error by Harry Tincknell handed victory to ESM Nissan pair Pipo Derani and Johannes van Overbeek.

ESM “working on a number of scenarios” to replace Patron

Extreme Speed Motorsports boss Scott Sharp says he’s pursuing several options to keep the US sportscar team open once primary sponsor Tequila Patron withdraws at season’s end.

Tequila Patron to end team and IMSA series sponsorship

Tequila Patron this morning announced that 2018 is its final season sponsoring the Extreme Speed Motorsports team and the series – notably, the North American Endurance Championship.

ESM Nissan down to one car for next IMSA round

Following the first-lap shunt in Watkins Glen’s Six Hour race, which involved both of ESM’s Nissan Onroak DPis, the team is down to just one car as IMSA heads to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.

Derani dedicates Sebring victory to sick father

Pipo Derani has dedicated the ESM team’s victory in the 66th Sebring 12 Hours to his father after he, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek captured the squad’s second win there in three years.

Sebring 12 Hours: ESM Nissan, Porsche, PMR Lamborghini win

ESM Nissan’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek conquered the 66th running of the Sebring 12 Hours to defeat last year’s winning car, the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R by 12.427sec.

Senna: “Our drive-through was not deserved. They took our race”

Bruno Senna has struck out at IMSA officialdom after the #22 ESM Nissan was penalized in the closing laps of yesterday’s Petit Le Mans while team partner Pipo Derani was leading at Road Atlanta.

Petit Le Mans: ESM Nissan conquers after bizarre final stint

Brendon Hartley, Ryan Dalziel and Scott Sharp won the 20th Petit Le Mans, but only after their ESM Nissan teammates and an Action Express Racing Cadillac were served penalties in the final half hour.

Petit Le Mans: Hartley scorches to P1 in ESM Nissan

Brendon Hartley turned 49 laps in the 90-minute evening practice at Road Atlanta but it was his 23rd that put the #2 Nissan DPi machine on top of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship field by three-tenths of a second.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Nissan, Ferrari, Acura rise to the top in FP2

Ryan Dalziel drove his ESM Nissan to the top of the time charts in second practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Laguna Seca, as Risi Competizione and Michael Shank Racing starred in GTLM and GTD respectively.

ESM retains van Overbeek for 2018 IMSA season

Tequila Patron ESM has announced it will retain Johannes van Overbeek in its driver line-up for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Derani to contest full IMSA season with ESM in 2018

Pipo Derani will contest the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with Tequila Patron ESM next year, it has been announced.

Daytona 24 Hours: Hr9 - ESM takes a turn out front

Finally, a non-Cadillac driver is leading the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

New Nissan DPi is “confidence-inspiring” says van Overbeek

Tequila Patron ESM driver Johannes van Overbeek says the team’s initial test with the new Nissan Onroak DPi was positive although he acknowledged there was still a lot of preparation to be done before the car’s race debut.

Dillmann to partner van der Garde and Gelael in Bahrain

Newly-crowned Formula V8 3.5 champion Tom Dillmann will be returning to FIA WEC's LMP2 category for the 2016 season finale at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Blomqvist joins ESM LMP2 team for Shanghai

Tom Blomqvist will become the latest driver to make his FIA World Endurance Championship debut when he joins the Extreme Speed Motorsports team in Shanghai.

Shank Ligier and Ferraris lead fourth practice at Petit Le Mans

Olivier Pla put the Michael Shank Ligier on top for the fourth straight practice session at Petit Le Mans, as Ferrari 488s headed the GTLM class.

LMP2 star Derani targets ‘triple crown’ and LMP1 chance

The winner of this year’s Daytona and Sebring endurance racing classics, Pipo Derani, is targeting his own unique triple crown this weekend at Petit Le Mans – as he aims to increase his chances of a shot at the LMP1 big time.

ESM confirms full-time IMSA return with Nissan DPi partnership

The Tequila Patron ESM sportscar team will return full-time to the United States to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.  

Van der Garde, Giovinazzi and Gelael join ESM WEC squad

Former Formula 1 racer Giedo van der Garde and GP2 racers Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Gelael will contest the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the #30 ESM Ligier.

Action Express goes 1-2 at Watkins Glen

The Sahlen Six Hours of the Glen has been won by the Action Express duo of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi.

ESM, Ford top qualifying on new Watkins Glen surface

The field has been set for the 2016 edition of Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

ESM's Derani leads final practice at Watkins Glen

On Saturday morning, IMSA WeatherTech teams had an hour-long final practice ahead of qualifying for the six-hour endurance classic at Watkins Glen.

Seven cars moved to back of Le Mans grid

Le Mans 24 Hours organisers have announced that seven cars will be moved to the rear of the grid for not complying with rules related to minimum qualifying times and completion of night laps.

Derani aims for endurance triple crown with Le Mans win

The winner of this year’s Daytona and Sebring endurance classics, Pipo Derani, is targeting an historic triple-crown in the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans 24 Hours team-by-team preview, Part 2 - LMP2

In the second part of our comprehensive Le Mans 24 Hours preview, Sam Smith offers his verdict on the runners and riders in the ultra-competitive LMP2 division.

WEC season preview, Part 2: LMP2 and GTE contenders

It's not just the headline LMP1 battle that promises to be a thriller in 2016 - the World Endurance Championship's lower classes are shaping up to be equally competitive. Valentin Khorounzhiy looks at the state of play in LMP2 and GTE.

FOX Sports' Bob Varsha previews WEC Silverstone 6 Hours

The FIA World Endurance Championship kicks off its 2016 season this weekend at Silverstone. FOX Sports offers multi-platform coverage of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, hosted by Bob Varsha and Calvin Fish.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-03-23

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers and contributors.

Honda hails “very rewarding” Sebring win

Steve Eriksen, VP and COO of Honda Performance Development, has said ending HPD’s P2 era with wins at Daytona and Sebring was the perfect send-off for the Honda marque.

IMSA Championship headlines four-day Sebring February test

Continental Tire Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 series hold two-day session

First overall victory for Honda at Daytona

Honda, Tequila Patrón ESM wins the Rolex 24

Rolex 24 star Derani reveals late gearbox sensor scare

Pipo Derani’s standout performance to lead the Tequila Patron Extreme Speed Motorsports to its first-ever Rolex 24 Hours victory at Daytona has been hailed by team boss and co-driver Scott Sharp as “a heck of a job”.

Hour 12: ESM hits the front ahead of Pruett

At the halfway mark, Extreme Speed's Ligier is picking up where Shank's Ligier left off.

‘Star Cars’ abound in 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona

Wide-open battle expected in lead Prototype Class

Derani, Cumming added to ESM WEC line-up

The Tequila Patron ESM team has added Pipo Derani and Chris Cumming to its 2016 FIA WEC driver line-up.

ESM charges into China with confidence

The Florida-based team seeks a repeat podium performance in China

Ed Brown takes a wild ride at COTA

ESM's Ed Brown suffered a brake failure during the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.

Tequila Patron ESM commits to Rolex 24

The Tequila Patrón ESM team will race at next year’s Rolex Daytona 24 Hours, can reveal.

ESM gains experience in Germany

At the end of the six-hour race, the team finished sixth and eighth in the LMP2 class.

ESM qualifies in Germany

The Florida-based team will start seventh and eighth in the race on Sunday.

ESM geared-up for Nürburgring

In its debut season in the WEC, Tequila Patrón ESM has experienced plenty of firsts, including competing on most of the international circuits for the first time.

ESM completes Le Mans qualifying

The Florida-based team improved its speed and comfort level with the Ligier JS P2 chassis and the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Many familiar names, faces to U.S. race fans at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Many United SportsCar Championship drivers will be racing this weekend at Le Mans.

ESM logs first competitive laps at Le Mans

Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-drivers of the No. 30 Rolling Stone Ligier JS P2 Honda, were 15th quickest in the LMP2.

ESM Ready to Rock at Le Mans

Two-car American LMP2 team set for Le Mans debut.

ESM completes initial running of new Ligier coupes

The Tequila Patron ESM team has shaken down both of its new Ligier JSP2 chassis at a wet Magny Cours ahead of the cars' race debut.

Extreme Speed European base revealed

The Extreme Speed Motorsport team will use the former David Price Racing facility at the Bookham Industrial Estate in Leatherhead, England as a European base this season, has learned.

ESM switch to Ligier as ARX-04b is further developed

The switch is effective immediately.

ESM runs first laps with Honda Coupe

ESM took their new HPD ARX-04b out for a shakedown run this weekend.

ESM confirms full-time 2015 WEC effort

Extreme Speed Motorsports has officially announced plans to run full-time in the 2015 WEC season.

U.S. team Extreme Speed second in class in Shanghai

An 'adventurous trip' for Florida-based two-car team.

Disappointing weekend in Shanghai for OAK Racing

Chinese duo Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng were joined for this second home race by the American Mark Patterson.

Shining victory in Shanghai for the G-Drive Racing Ligier JS P2

The terrific trio of Roman Rusinov, Olivier Pla and Julien Canal, have given developer Onroak Automotive a second victory in a row for the Ligier JS P2.

ESM Patrón qualifies fifth and sixth at Shanghai

Johannes van Overbeek and David Brabham qualified in fifth and Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel qualified in sixth.