Le Mans
Nov 6

Supercross: Golfer Ricky Fowler Talks Racing, Shows Skills On The Bike

Ricky Fowler’s penchant for racing is well-known. He was a serious motocross rider up until his freshman year of high school, when an accident broke his foot in three places.

As reported by back9network.com

But he still tries to get on his dirt bike whenever he can. In his PGATour.com profile, he lists his biggest thrill outside of golf as being in the air on his bike.

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Sep 21

Porsche To Field Two-Car Factory Team In TUDOR United SportsCar Season

Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America are teaming up for next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Racing championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

and are teaming up for next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Racing championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) have announced the sports car marque will field a two-car factory team named PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA throughout next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Racing championship.

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Sep 17

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Podium Confirmed For ’s GT Academy Winners. (Photo: Courtesy of )

News from the FIA International Court of Appeal yesterday proved bittersweet for Nissan.  After taking third place at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Nissan Partner Team, G-Drive Racing, was disqualified from the results for a breach of article 6.5.1 of the Technical Regulations. The team appealed against this decision but it was rejected and the team’s exclusion stands.

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Aug 31

Sao Paulo WEC Notebook

Dagys_ 2013_1588731 DEBUTS NEW AERO — In a bid for its first victory of the year, Toyota has rolled out with an updated aero package for its solo TS030 Hybrid this weekend in . The Japanese manufacturer’s high downforce package features modifications to the front wheel arches, engine cover and wing, aimed to better suit the upcoming stretch of races on the calendar.

“It’s bodywork that’s suited to the requirements in terms of aero efficiency of this track,” technical director Pascal Vasselon explained. “Basically, some additional drag but a lot more downforce. This is what we need. Even though there’s a very long straight, you have a lot of low speed corners. Here, you need downforce, not only for pure performance but for consistency.”

According to Vasselon, development of the high downforce kit began before and went into production shortly after, prior to a recent two-day test at EuroSpeedway Lausitzring.

So far, the package has seemed to have payed dividends on the high-speed and technical 15-turn, 2.676-mile circuit, with the No. 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, and Sebastien Buemi posting the quickest time on Friday.

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Aug 26

A Legacy of Racing: Toyota and 24 Hours at Le Mans

While teams gear up for the Six Hours of , take a look back at ’s efforts from the 90th anniversary 24 Hours of with this short film, released by the Japanese manufacturer late last week.

The No. 8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin, and Sebastien Buemi finished second in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, just one lap behind the race-winning .

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