Jun 13

Different roles for Taylor brothers at Le Mans

(L-R) Jordan and Ricky Taylor gear up for this weekend's 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: John Dagys)

(L-R) Jordan and Ricky Taylor gear up for this weekend’s 82nd running of the . (Photo: John Dagys)

Fresh off their first professional win together as co-drivers, brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor have taken different paths in quest of achieving glory in the world’s biggest endurance race.

It’s been a whirlwind month for the second-generation racers, who took over the points lead in Detroit, then immediately jetted off to for the test day, before returning to Circuit de la Sarthe this week for the 24 Hours of .

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Jun 12

Toyota Takes Pole For 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota sits on pole at Le Mans for the first time since 1999. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

sits on pole at for the first time since 1999. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Toyota will start the 82nd running of the from the pole following an incident-filled final two rounds of qualifying Thursday at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Kazuki Nakajima became the first Japanese driver to claim overall pole for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, taking his No. 7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to a best lap time of 3:21.789.

Nakajima’s flyer came early in the third and final qualifying session, which was extended to two hours and 30 minutes due to multiple red flags earlier in the evening. The Toyota driver improved on his 3:22.589 lap from Qualifying 2, which had put him on provisional pole.

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Jun 12

16-Year-Old Matt McMurry Set For History-Making Le Mans Run

Matt McMurray will team with co-drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

Matt McMurray will team with co-drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

History will be made when straps himself behind the wheel of Greaves Motorsport’s Zytek Z11SN Nissan this weekend.

After three years, 60-plus races and more than 20,000 miles of seat time, the 16-year-old American will reach his long-held childhood dream of becoming the youngest driver to start the 24 Hours of .

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Jun 11

Westbrook Coming To Grips With New Corvette C7.R At Le Mans

Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 Corvette C7.R this weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 C7.R this weekend at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With a new car and renewed hopes, Richard Westbrook is upbeat about Corvette Racing’s chances in this weekend’s .

The GM factory driver, who joins Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin at the wheel of the new Pratt & Miller-built No. 74 Corvette C7.R, is looking to rebound after a disappointing outing in 2013, which saw the previous-generation C6.R struggle against the FIA World Endurance Championship regulars in GTE-Pro.

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Jun 11

24 Hours of Le Mans LMP1 Preview: Audi To Defend Title Against Toyota, Porsche

The LMP1 class is stacked for the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Eric Glibert/FIA WEC)

The LMP1 class is stacked for the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of . (Photo: Eric Glibert/FIA WEC)

With new cars, new rules and a returning manufacturer, the battle for the overall win in this year’s is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable in recent history. LMP1 juggernauts , and go head-to-head, all with different technology and different strategies.

FOXSports.com continues its comprehensive week-long coverage with a look at the teams from the LMP1 class that will fight for overall glory in the world’s greatest endurance race (Sat., 8:30 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1)

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***A set of sweeping new technical regulations, aimed at fuel efficiency, has turned the LMP1 into a completely new game. Fuel flow meters now control power output, while hybrid systems, up to four times more powerful than last year, are mandatory for all factory teams. It equates up to a 30 percent reduction in fuel consumption over previous years.

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