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The New Aston Martin Vantage Is Already Here To Go Racing

Aston Martin doesn’t waste time, it turns out. The same day the new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops, we also get its racing version, the Vantage GTE. It’s headed to the World Endurance Championship next year, and it keeps that loud and ridiculous neon green-yellow paint. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Will Keep Racing Its Le Mans Prototype Next Season

Porsche may have dropped out of the World Endurance Championship, but Toyota is here to stay as the lone LMP1 class manufacturer left. Toyota announced that they will stay for the series’ odd transitional 2018-2019 season at the annual WEC awards ceremony that followed the 6 Hours of Bahrain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Denies Porsche One Last Win In Bahrain Despite Toyota Driver Breaking A Toe

You know who I don’t want to meet in a fight? A Le Mans prototype driver. Between the 6 Hours of Bahrain’s overall winner Anthony Davidson driving with a broken toe and LMP2 class winner Bruno Senna driving with no power steering for most of the last hour, those guys are all tougher than I […]

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World Endurance Championship Finale Interrupted By Precious Little Kitty Cat

Who’s a bad little fluffums? Bad kitty! Look what you’ve done, Snufferlumpapaws. Look at this big mess you made! You briefly yellow-flagged the season finale of the world’s highest rung of endurance sports car racing. Bad, kitty, bad! Bad! Bad! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Let Us All Rejoice As Fernando Alonso Will Test Toyota’s Le Mans Prototype Tomorrow

Fernando Alonso’s quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport (Monaco, Indy and Le Mans) continues, and we couldn’t love it more. Alonso confirmed to the World Endurance Championship today that he was going to test out the Toyota Ts050 LMP1 tomorrow, like he might be gunning for a Le Mans seat or something.Read more… […]

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The Porsche 919 is going out with a bang in its final race, with the No. 1 Porsche claiming the 20th

The Porsche 919 is going out with a bang in its final race, with the No. 1 Porsche claiming the 20th pole position for the car. The 919's final race ever and the season finale of the World Endurance Championship starts at 8:oo a.m. ET today, ending the WEC as we know it before big […]

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Auto Racing Has A Big Sponsor-Driven Broadcast Problem

This will be Fox’s last year broadcasting the World Endurance Championship for now, as even the series is tired of having Le Mans coverage unexpectedly swapped for golf highlights. While the WEC has given fans the live stream we want for years, the biggest problem is that auto racing’s sponsors haven’t caught up with…Read more… […]

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Fernando Alonso Visits Toyota’s 24 Hours Of Le Mans Team To Talk Seats: Report

Two-time Formula One world champ and one-time (and hopefully more-times) Indianapolis 500 participant Fernando Alonso really wants to keep going with his quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. One report suggests that he may try his hand at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota’s LMP1 team. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Aston Martin Rolls Into Winners’ Line-Up On Fire At The 6 Hours Of Shanghai

Famed Lotus fourder Colin Chapman had a cruel reputation for saying that a race car only has to survive through the checkered flag, but he’s not wrong there. Fellow British marque Aston Martin proved that spectacularly at today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai by rolling into the winners’ line-up on fire. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Toyota: We Expect To Dominate In This Class Where We Are The Only Ones Racing

Toyota, for now, will be the lone manufacturer left in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s top racing class next season. The company said it wants to stay in the class, “only with the goal of winning.” The only thing you can do is win if there is no one else competing, Toyota.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The End Of Porsche’s Le Mans Prototype Team Is More Complicated Than You’d Ever Imagine

Porsche announced its departure from the top class of the World Endurance Championship back in July, but it is still nailing down the details of what comes next. It’s a massive game of musical chairs with around 300 staff members and six drivers who are sad to see the 919 program end, but very anxious […]

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Toyota Was Prepared For The Texas Heat And Brought Their Own Pool

If you race in Texas and it’s not the dead of winter, you should probably pack a kiddie pool in with your car, spares, tools and other race weekend things. It’s always hot and muggy, and if you just drove a sweaty stint in a six-hour endurance race, why not hop in the pool afterwards […]

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World Endurance Championship Finalizes Its Strange Two-Year Season With Silverstone Race

The World Endurance Championship has a strange two-year-long season next year as it transitions to a winter schedule that ends with Le Mans. Now they’ve confirmed the final date on that calendar: the 6 Hours of Silverstone will return on August 29, 2018. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Porsche 919 Proves It’s The Fastest In Its Last Qualifying Run In America

If there’s one thing I’ve gathered from trying to badger various Porsche LMP1 team personnel about what they’re doing next year, it’s that all their energies are focused on going out with another championship until they figure all that out. And holy crap, they are quick. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Come Hang Out With Jalopnik In Austin At Our Lone Star Le Mans Party On Friday

Are you also in Austin, Texas, to enjoy the last World Endurance Championship race for the foreseeable future (as far as any of us know right now)? Rad! So are we. That’s why we’re planning a meet-up 8:00 p.m. this Friday at Lustre Pearl East, right between Circuit of the Americas and downtown. Read more… […]

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We’re At Lone Star Le Mans All Weekend Hoping The Prototypes Never Leave

One of our favorite racing series on the planet—the beautifully high-tech World Endurance Championship—is about to make some big changes. Lone Star Le Mans is the last chance in America to enjoy things as they are, with Porsche and Toyota battling each other in the top LMP1 class. We’re here at Circuit of the…Read more… […]

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There Might Be A Place For America’s Top Prototype Spec At Le Mans In 2020

Oh, so now the powers-that-be are open to letting the top spec in American sports car racing run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, according to Sportscar365. It only took the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class imploding down to one manufacturer who may not even stay after all, but we’ll take what we […]

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6 Hours Of Mexico Race Briefly Interrupted By Baseball

Just because the reworked Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez built part of its circuit through a baseball stadium doesn’t mean you should throw baseballs onto the track. Those things hurt at normal baseball speeds—I don’t even want to think about a baseball nut shot tossed by a Le Mans prototype where no one nearby is…Read more… Continue […]

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