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The 24 Hours Of Le Mans May Be Cancelled This Year After Porsche And Chevy Pull Cars

With Porsche first, and now Chevrolet backing out of racing its new mid-engine Corvette C8.R at this year’s upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans over covid-19 outbreak concerns, it’s seeming more and more likely that race will end up being canceled. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What Ford v. Ferrari Left Out, As Told By The 1966 Le Mans Winner Himself

If you’ve sat down to watch Ford v. Ferrari any time recently, you might be inclined to think that you are now a master of—at least—the basics of what went on during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. But you definitely didn’t get the whole story—and Chris Amon, the winner of the race that […]

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Here’s What Ford v. Ferrari Left Out, As Told By The 1966 Le Mans Winner Himself

If you’ve sat down to watch Ford v. Ferrari any time recently, you might be inclined to think that you are now a master of—at least—the basics of what went on during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. But you definitely didn’t get the whole story—and Chris Amon, the winner of the race that […]

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Here’s What Ford v. Ferrari Left Out, As Told By The 1966 Le Mans Winner Himself

If you’ve sat down to watch Ford v. Ferrari any time recently, you might be inclined to think that you are now a master of—at least—the basics of what went on during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. But you definitely didn’t get the whole story—and Chris Amon, the winner of the race that […]

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Let Me Tell You About A Real Howling Thundercat: The Jaguar XJR-9

The 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans saw not one, not two, not three, but seven factory teams competing for victory, a high point for prototype racing. And the car that won it, well, was not the Jaguar XJR-9. But there is a good reason to adore it. Two, really.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

In 1991, a rotary-powered Mazda won the 24 Hours or Le Mans. By 1992, rotary engines were no longer allowed to race there. But for the 2021 season, 30 years after the fact, the organizers behind the biggest race in the world of sports cars have allowed rotaries back in.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Takes Repeat 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory With a Dash of Drama

From the outset of the world’s most important endurance race a day ago, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Toyota would take the win again. As the lone manufacturer-entered Hybrid-powered prototype in the field, Toyota has significantly more power to play with than any other car. The only question that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We’re Throwing Another Giant All-Day Party for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and You Should Come

Three years ago, we packed some 200 people into Jalopnik’s New York headquarters during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We fed them booze and french toast. We played video games. We did car trivia. We started a puzzle we didn’t finish. We gave away prizes. We watched Toyota’s last-minute heartbreak with our collective jaws…Read […]

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The New Le Mans Prototype Rule Book Looks More Like Spec Racer Than Premier Class 

LMP1 as we know it is dead. It lived a good long life, dominated largely by Audi’s series of alphanumeric Le Mans champions. The Audi vs. Peugeot seasons were great, then the Audi vs. Toyota vs. Porsche era exploded and collapsed faster than ever thought possible. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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