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Porsche And Penske Team Up For IMSA And WEC Effort

Photo: Michelin Racing USA Team Penske has been kicking butt in racing for decades, and for a lot of that time the team has been powered by Porsche. Way back in the 1960s Roger Penske himself was racing various four-cam Porsche prototype sports racing roadsters. By the 1970s, Penske and hired driver Mark Donohue were a global force, and their Porsche 917/30 became known as an all-conquering machine in the Can Am series. More recently, from 2006 to 2008, the bright yellow DHL-sponsored Penske Po...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, DHL, Audi, Le Mans, Acura, Daytona, Team Penske, Penske, WEC, IMSA, Roger Penske, FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Motorsports, FIA WEC, Mark Donohue


Porsche Takes Dramatic FIA WEC Season Opening 6 Hours Of Spa Victory

Spa-Francorchamps is a legendary track at which Porsche has earned truckloads of history and race victory trophies. Adding to that total this weekend, Works drivers Kevin Estre and Neel Jani paired to take a commanding victory in the number 92 Porsche 911 RSR at the first round of the FIA WEC's 2021 season. The GTE Pro class is packed with heavy hitters, and you can bet that both Ferrari and Corvette came to the Ardennes dreaming of victory. Despite one of the factory Porsches being taken out b...
Tags: Racing, Porsche, Ferrari, Autos, Toyota, Win, Motorsport, Corvette, Kevin, WEC, GTE, Spa Francorchamps, Kevin Estre, FIA World Endurance Championship, Neel Jani, 911 RSR


Porsche 911 RSR Fastest In FIA WEC Pre-Season Testing At Spa

It's time for Porsche's factory endurance racing efforts to begin anew in 2021, as the company again partners with Manthey Racing for a two-car assault on the FIA WEC. Ahead of the season kicking off this weekend at the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, the series ran a two-day four-session test to get an idea of BOP and speed for the newly-updated cars. Every car in the series was represented, and Porsche kicked a whole lot of butt in the GTE categories with its long-serving 911 RSR. The two facto...
Tags: Racing, Porsche, Ferrari, Belgium, Autos, Richie, GTE, Spa-Francorchamps, Kevin Estre, FIA World Endurance Championship, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, GTE Am, Manthey Racing, WEC Prologue, Alexander Stehlig Head


Your Favorite Porsche Drivers Tell The Story Behind Their Helmet Designs

Porsche has entered two 911 RSRs in the 2021 running of the FIA WEC series, both of which will be piloted by experienced racers including Neel Jani who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 2016. Each driver has their own uniquely designed helmets that were inspired by multiple factors. A driver's helmet is an extension of their personality. Sometimes it's reserved and simple, while other drivers may prefer a bold and intimidating design. Porsche asked its drivers where they came up with their he...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Drivers, Helmets, Stella, Kimi Raikkonen, FIA World Endurance Championship, Jani, Neel Jani, Bruni, FIA WEC, Reena, Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz, Estre, Pink Pig


Treat Your Ears To 7 Minutes Of The Aston Martin DBR9's Screaming V12

With Aston seemingly abandoning its FIA WEC plans with the Valkyrie, we're seeking solace in a V12 racer from the company's past
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Aston, FIA WEC


Porsche Is Going Back To Le Mans With A New LMDh Race Car

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Le Mans, Motorsport, Hybrid, Daytona, IMSA, FIA World Endurance Championship, Sebring, Porsche Motorsports, FIA WEC, 919 Hybrid, LMDh


Porsche Finishes FIA WEC Season With Twin Victories In The 8 Hours Of Bahrain

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Bahrain, FIA World Endurance Championship, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, Season Finale, 8 Hours of Bahrain


A FAN’S GUIDE TO THE 2020 24 HOURS OF LE MANS: THE PORSCHE PERSPECTIVE

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, GTE Am, GTE Pro


Porsche Finds Victory In Belgian WEC Round In The Rain

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, WEC, FIA World Endurance Championship, FIA WEC, GTE Pro, Spa-Francorchamps, Porsche 911 RSR, 6 Hours of Spa


Rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans Shedding Competitors

Motorsport hasn’t been particularly engaging of late. Formula One seems to have lost the ability for a scrappy upstart to snatch victory away from a more-established team in even a single race and constant rule changing hasn’t helped anything. NASCAR, which intentionally tries to run much closer races, has similarly sabotaged itself by trying to […] The post Rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans Shedding Competitors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Le Mans, Nascar, Motorsport, Corvette, World Endurance Championship, WEC, News Blog, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Endurance Racing, FIA-WEC


The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous endurance auto race, has been postponed until November due to coronavirus

The famed 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France has been rescheduled to November from June, as the coronavirus outbreak in Europe has intensified. With just two interruptions in the 1930s and 1940s, the race has been run since 1923. The race was featured in the 2019 Oscar-winning film "Ford vs. Ferrari," about the 1966 contest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you saw "Ford vs. Ferrari," you know about the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 2019 film featured the 1966 race ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Australia, France, US, Trends, Ferrari, Ford, FIA, Automobile Club, Automobile Club de l Ouest, Ligier, ACO, FIA WEC, Ouest, Pierre Fillon


Corvette needs BoP adjustment to fight for win at Sebring

Corvette needs to be granted an exemption to the GTE Pro class Balance of Performance system if the American marque is to compete with its rivals in its next FIA WEC outing at Sebring, believes Mike Rockenfeller.
Tags: News, FIA WEC


Prepare For This Weekend’s WEC Race With An Onboard Lap Of Bahrain

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Tags: Autos, Bahrain, WEC, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, Onboard


Porsche Wins The 4 Hours Of Shanghai After Ferrari Disqualified

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Shanghai, Autos, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, GTE Am, GTE Pro


Porsche Netted A Double Podium In WEC Fuji Round

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Fuji, Motorsport, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, Podium


Porsche’s Results And Pictures From The 6 Hours Of Fuji

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Fuji, Motorsport, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, 6 Hours of Fuji


Porsche’s Results And Photos From The Six Hours Of Silverstone

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, SilverStone, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, GTE Am, GTE Pro


Porsche 911 RSR Takes Stunning And Dominant 24 Hours Of Le Mans Double GT Victory

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Le Mans, Motorsport, Rothmans, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, Pink Pig


Honda Civic Type R Sets New Record at Spa-Francorchamps

The Honda Civic Type R has been breaking lap records left and right. This time, the hot hatch clocked a time of 2 minutes, 53.72 seconds at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, a new record for a production car with front-wheel drive. The new time chips away at the record set by the previous generation Type R. Back in 2016, the old Type R completed the course in 2 minutes, 56.91 seconds. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a long track measuring around 4.35 miles. Along with very fast straight...
Tags: News, France, Belgium, Honda, Spa Francorchamps, Honda NSX, Magny Cours, FIA WEC, Honda Civic Type R, Bertrand Baguette, Silverstone Estoril, Hungaroring Check


Porsche’s Pictures and Results From The 6 Hours Of Spa Francorchamps

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, 2018, Autos, Motorsport, World Endurance Championship, WEC, Spa-Francorchamps, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge


Promoted: Ford Performance - Harry Tincknell

We talk to Ford's endurance racing star about winning at Le Mans, challenging for the FIA WEC title, and experiencing Ford-mania
Tags: Ford, Harry Tincknell, FIA WEC


World Endurance Championship: Yellow-flagged by Frisky Feline, Toyota Wins Bahrain With Broken Toe

Endurance racing is often something you put on while you are doing another activity. As the events are far too long to devote the totality of your attention to, a typical strategy would be to enjoy the start of the race and check in whenever you hear the announcers panic. Sadly, that meant I missed […] The post World Endurance Championship: Yellow-flagged by Frisky Feline, Toyota Wins Bahrain With Broken Toe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Porsche, Ferrari, Autos, Motorsport, Auto Racing, World Endurance Championship, Toyota Gazoo Racing, WEC, News Blog, LMP1, LMGTE Pro, FIA-WEC


The Sun Sets On Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1 Program

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Le Mans, Motorsport, Hybrid, 2017, End of an Era, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, 919 Hybrid LMP1


Results, Pictures, And Video From WEC Round 8 At Shanghai

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Shanghai, Autos, Motorsport, Champions, Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, 919 Hybrid, LMP1, GTE Am, GTE Pro


BMW’s Upcoming 8 Series Get Transformed Into the M8 GTE Race Car

We’ve known for a while that BMW planned to bring back the range-topping 8 Series luxury coupe. When we finally got a look at the concept car, it was an absolute jaw-dropper. We’ve also heard that there’s already an M8 under development. But before you can buy either the regular 8 Series or the M8, you’ll get to see BMW return to the World Endurance Championship with the M8 GTE race car. Just unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the M8 GTE puts a seriously aggressive spin on the 8 Series concep...
Tags: News, Frankfurt, Bmw, North America, Daytona, WEC, IMSA, International Motor Sports Association, GTE, Jens Marquardt, FIA WEC


Porsche Sends Audi a Sentimental Farewell from WEC Racing

Audi officially dropped out of the World Endurance Championship, and its rival Porsche produced a special video to say farewell. “Do you remember how Audi Sport bid us welcome to the FIA WEC and the 24h of Le Mans three years ago? This is how we would like to say goodbye. Thanks for all the […] The post Porsche Sends Audi a Sentimental Farewell from WEC Racing appeared first on Motor Trend.
Tags: News, Porsche, Audi, WEC, Audi Sport, FIA WEC


Porsche’s Pictures, Video and Results from the 6-Hours of Spa

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, 2016, Spa, WEC, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, Porsche Motorsport


Ford GT Suffers Monster Shunt After Spinning At Spa’s Infamous Eau Rouge

Stefan Mücke lost control of the No. 66 Ford GT at Spa’s infamous Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex after a piece of bodywork flew off the car in the final hour of the FIA WEC race
Tags: Ford, Autos, Spa, Stefan Mucke, Eau Rouge Raidillon, FIA WEC, Spa 's Infamous Eau Rouge


WEC Preview Part 3: GTE Pro & Am.

As with the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship features a number of new contenders in the GTE ranks in 2016. Whilst the FIA WEC in 2016 doesn't feature the same level as variety as the American series in terms of the number of different car models on the grid.
Tags: WEC, IMSA, GTE, FIA WEC


15 Gifs That Show Off The Mind-Blowing Speed Of FIA WEC Prototypes

LMP1 prototypes are the pinnacle of endurance racing, with hybrid technology boosting the cars to amazing top speeds and quick laps in the FIA World Endurance Championship
Tags: FIA WEC