Tag: Le Mans 24 Hours

Toyota's Alonso, Buemi & Nakajima Win Le Mans 24 Hours for Second 12 months In A Row

Toyota secured its second victory within the 24 Hours of Le Mans dominating the endurance race with a 1-2 end. The producer’s No. eight TS050 piloted by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima drove the automotive to victory after taking the lead from sister automotive No. 7 with drivers Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi with simply an hour of the race remaining. The No. 7 did lead for a lot of the 24 hour race, however suffered two punctures that dropped the automotive to second place within the closing levels. Along with the 24 Hour Le Mans win, the No. eight automotive crew have additionally been topped world endurance champions with Nakajima driving the ultimate stint and has grow to be the primary Japanese to win the title. The No. eight Toyota was in second place till the ultimate hour gaff on No. 7 catapulted this....





Nissan ZEOD RC Electric Racecar Unveiled At Nismo Headquarters

Nissan, in collaboration with its performance arm Nismo, has been working on Nissan’s ZEOD RC electric race car for the past 8 months, and recently the car was officially unveiled at Nismo’s headquarters in Yokohama. The on Demand racer has gone from zero to ZEOD in a timescale of 33 weeks and all this development began just after Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Nissan’s intention of returning to the Le Mans 24 hours. Automobile Club de l’Ouest has invited Nissan to participate in Le Mans 24 Hours next year and has offered the ZEOD RC the “Garage 56” entry that is reserved only for vehicles showcasing new and innovative race technology. Interestingly, the ZEOD RC that will race at the 24 Hours Le Mans can treated an electric test mule which will eventually lead to next generation electric vehicles based on future LM P1 program. The car was....



Audi Motorsport confirms the 2013 FIA WEC drivers pairings with mission title defence

With best pairings of drivers, Audi Motorsport has officially announced their confirmation to compete in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), in which Audi with three R18 e-tron quattro cars, are going to sprint at the Le Mans 24 Hours[24 Heures du Mans] on June 22nd – 23rd 2013 and at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The two Audi hybrid sports cars will compete in other remaining six WEC racing rounds. Audi in the WEC is going to defend the racing title with the team of drivers -Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) who are competing since 2010 and are going to defend their WEC drivers’ title and the win at 24 Heures du Mans in 2012, so it will be a good situation for them to repeat that win in 2013. The Audi French Driver Loïc Duval who won the 2012 the Spa 6 Hours is teaming with 8 times Le Mans winner Tom....





SRT Viper official comeback with GTS-Rs at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours

SRT Motorsports has now officially announced the return of Viper GTS-Rs to the most renowned track of 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans in June, in France. The official in Michigan, gave their approval on the honorable invitation from Automobile Club de l’Ouest[ACO] to compete with two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the LM GTE Pro class of the Le Mans 24 Hours[24 Heures du Mans], held in June 22nd – 23rd 2013. SRT Motorsports and Riley Technologies from Mooresville, N.C., jointly work as team, for the overall design and construction of the SRT Viper GTS-Rs. The same two fully-finished Sportscars has come back home from competition at Mid-Ohio last year, the first of four test-and-tune races in preparation for a full 2013 schedule in the GT class in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. The drivers who will be lineuped for the SRT 2013 Motorsports are Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito.....