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Keating Motorsports Ford GT Stripped of Le Mans Victory for Fuel Infractions

After running an impeccable Le Mans 24 hour race, the gorgeous throwback Wynn’s liveried customer-entered Ford GT of Keating Motorsports won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Then, on Monday, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile struck the car from the race altogether for breaking two different fuel refilling…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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When Mercedes Battled Jaguar Battled Nissan Battled Toyota Battled Porsche Battled Mazda Battled Aston Martin at Le Mans

This year’s Le Mans marked a Celica-filled win for Toyota overall. It was a historic back-to-back victory (one in which I lost $1 betting on Kobayashi to beat Alonso), but it was also one executed against no other factory-run race teams in the top prototype category. It was not always this way.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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Toyota Found This Old Celica Convertible to Haul the Le Mans Trophy and It Rules

Every year the prior-year’s winning team brings a convertible to Le Mans to haul the big trophy around the track. Toyota, having won last June, has kept the trophy in good condition during their tenure as guardian, and brought a totally rad car to France to serve as the trophy’s truck. It’s a gorgeous 1987 […]

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WRC Rules Officially Switch to Hybrid Power for 2022 Season

The World Rally Championship’s highest class will move to incorporate hybrid electric drive in two seasons time. The rule change will initially feature what the rulemakers are calling a “supplementary hybrid system” with spec components and software as a transitional stage from 2022 to 2025. Following that,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Next Season The FIA WEC Entry List Is Getting Smaller But Maybe Not Worse

Next season is something of an interim year for the FIA WEC. The new 2020-2021 season regulations have been announced, and there have been a couple of takers thus far, but that’s not for another year. Toyota, in the 2019-2020 season, will again be the only factory supported LMP1 Hybrid. Some manufacturers have decided…Read more… […]

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Toyota Is Definitely Going To Stick With This Endurance Racing Thing

Being that Toyota is the first Japanese manufacturer to secure an overall Le Mans 24 victory since Mazda’s famed 787B win in 1991, I had high hopes that the company would stick around to fight into the next generation of regulations. While Porsche and Audi left Toyota to run around at the front with no […]

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Your Reflexes Will Never Be This Good

Rally drivers will go up against all kinds of obstacles during an event, but chances are, they’re not expecting they’ll have to avoid a random civilian car driving at them in the opposite direction. But, when that happened to driver Rok Turk, he just used it as an opportunity to flex his incredible reflex skills.Read […]

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You Can Finally Buy Rich Energy in the U.S. Through Walmart

Rich Energy, Haas F1's mysteriously elusive energy drink sponsor, has been in the headlines for plenty of scandals lately. But the main mystique is that it’s been all-but impossible for us American race fans to get our hands on the stuff. But now, blessedly, you can finally acquire this “premium” libation at America’s…Read more… Continue […]

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Trump on NASCAR: ‘The Whole League Endorsed Me’

Monday saw Simon Pagenaud become the first Indy 500 winner to visit the White House since 2006, which, hm. Pagenaud did his assigned job of standing there and being relatively boring, but the real weirdness began when President Trump decided to just start riffing on NASCAR instead. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Am Not Here for Your Santino Ferrucci Redemption Arc

There was a time when Santino Ferrucci was “America’s next Formula One star.” But racing’s new star-spangled golden boy fell from grace in a single weekend: after intentionally crashing into his own teammate, allegedly making racial slurs and then being caught texting in the cockpit at the same time people found out…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Gran Turismo Sport Has Spent Two Years Adding Great Stuff For Free

When Gran Turismo Sport launched in October 2017, it was easy to regard it with suspicion. Despite being the first—and at this rate, perhaps only—Gran Turismo game on the PlayStation 4, it lacked the numeral that would’ve clearly signaled it as the next step in one of the longest-running platform-exclusive series in…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Prepare for a Big Race Without Losing Your Mind

The last few weeks before a marathon are a special kind of hell. For months, your top priority has been training consistently. Now, all of a sudden, your runs are getting shorter. Some of them drop off your calendar altogether. It’s new territory, both mentally and physically, and it’s totally normal to kind of freak…Read […]

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The Fastest Damn Racing Game I’ve Ever Played

When I was young, I remember being enraptured by the stark vector graphics of tank-shooter Battlezone. The green hues and blocky shapes approximated explosive combat that couldn’t quite be rendered in high fidelity. Byte Driver, a new indie racing game, embraces that aesthetic and adds some 1980s flair to create one…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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