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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

Mike Conway: Hypercars 'will be very different'

Long-awaited WEC Hypercar class kicks off this weekend at Six Hours of Spa - expect the unexpected
Tags: WEC, Mike Conway

Bellator 255: Neiman Gracie out to prove he’s more than a name

The name alone says a lot. Gracie. The history. The legacy. The style of fighting has become part art form and part means to success inside an MMA cage. Neiman Gracie says he was aware of what his surname meant when he was 8 and in his first jiu-jitsu competition. “I learned not to think about that because if you think about it, it’s just bad for you,” Gracie said. “Being a Gracie is not gonna help you when it’s you against your opponent. It might even give him more will to beat you. I try not t...
Tags: New York, New York City, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Ufc, Jackson, Orange County, MMA, Jason, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Bellator, WEC, LFA

Marines who drowned when their AAV sank didn't have breathing devices because the Corps canceled the program to cut costs

An assault amphibious vehicle departs the well deck of an amphibious transport dock ship. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph M. Buliavac A Marine Corps assault amphibious vehicle sank last summer, and nine people drowned. Troops didn't have breathing devices because the Corps cut the program years ago to save money. In the wake of the accident, the Corps has changed its mind and is bringing these devices back. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Death, Politics, Obama, Navy, California, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Devices, Marine, Marine Corps, Marines, US Navy, Sinking, Breathing, Joseph

Ferrari announces Le Mans Hypercar entry

Factory confirms its return to new top WEC class - half a century after it left
Tags: Ferrari, WEC

This One-Off Track-Spec Carrera GT-R Can be Yours for a Cool $1M

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Tags: Racing, Autos, Motorsport, WEC, Porsche Carrera GT, Carrera GT, LMP, Tuned Porsches

Magnussen: Tricky to make father/son Le Mans deal happen now

Kevin Magnussen believes it will be difficult to race with his father, Jan, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans now he is no longer a factory drive
Tags: Sport, Le Mans, Jan, Kevin Magnussen, WEC, Magnussen, Autosport

How a crack Le Mans team was won over by three female rookies

The lack of test mileage available at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours made for an especially tough baptism for Richard Mille Racing's trio of rookies, but the experienced hand overseeing the team was left impressed
Tags: Sport, Richard Mille, WEC, Autosport

Aston Martin exits WEC and ends GTE Pro programme

Aston Martin has axed its GTE Pro programme and will not defend its World Endurance Championship drivers' and manufacturers' titles or its Le Mans 24 Hours crown in 2021
Tags: Sport, Aston Martin, WEC, GTE, Autosport

Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar reliability impresses Lopez

The reliability of Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar has impressed World Endurance Championship title winner Jose Maria Lopez across its first two tests
Tags: Sport, Toyota, WEC, Lopez, Jose Maria Lopez, Autosport

Albuquerque will defend LMP2 WEC crown in 2021 with United Autosports

New Acura IMSA driver Filipe Albuquerque will defend his World Endurance Championship LMP2 title with Phil Hanson and the United Autosports team in 2021
Tags: Sport, Albuquerque, WEC, United Autosports, Filipe Albuquerque, Autosport, Phil Hanson, New Acura IMSA

Porsche believes sportscar racing heading into new golden era

Porsche believes sportscar racing could be heading into a new golden era with levels of manufacturer participation in the top class rivalling that of the 1980s and early 1990s
Tags: Sport, Porsche, WEC, Autosport

Surprise: Porsche Is Coming Back To Le Mans And Entering IMSA

In a shock move, Porsche has announced it'll return to the WEC and join the IMSA series via the new LMDh rules in
Tags: Porsche, Autos, WEC, IMSA

Porsche to return to Le Mans 24 Hours with LMDh prototype from 2023

Porsche will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with an LMDh prototype in 2023 as part of a dual assault on the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship
Tags: Sport, Porsche, WEC, IMSA, Autosport

Why the challenges of 2020 didn’t scupper a new Le Mans team

The Le Mans 24 Hours is a difficult challenge in any ordinary year, but for the three rookies in the Richard Mille Racing Team, the 2020 edition brought new challenges to overcome
Tags: Sport, WEC, Autosport, Richard Mille Racing Team

Peugeot: No rush to decide drivers for 2022 WEC return

Peugeot is in no hurry to pick its driver line-up for the marque's return to front-line sportscar racing in 2022, according to the motorsport boss of its parent company PSA
Tags: Sport, Peugeot, WEC, Autosport

Why the challenges of 2020 didn’t scupper a new Le Mans team

The Le Mans 24 Hours is a difficult challenge in any ordinary year, but for the three rookies in the Richard Mille Racing Team, the 2020 edition brought new challenges to overcome
Tags: Sport, WEC, Autosport, Richard Mille Racing Team

Peugeot reveals engine specs for 2022 Le Mans Hypercar contender

The new Le Mans Hypercar with which Peugeot will enter the World Endurance Championship in 2022 will be powered by a 2.6-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine
Tags: Sport, Peugeot, WEC, Autosport

Jani replaces Christensen in Porsche's 2021 WEC lineup

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani will join Porsche's World Endurance Championship assault in 2021, taking the place of Michael Christensen
Tags: Sport, Porsche, Christensen, WEC, Jani, Neel Jani, Autosport

WEC LMP2 champion wants to defend crown despite IMSA programme priority

New World Endurance Championship LMP2 title winner Filipe Albuquerque wants to defend his crown in 2021, despite billing his new IMSA SportsCar Championship drive as his priority
Tags: Sport, WEC, IMSA, Filipe Albuquerque, Autosport

WEC confirms tweaked qualifying format for 2021

The World Endurance Championship has announced a simpler qualifying format for the 2021 season, ditching the system that was based on aggregate times of two drivers
Tags: Sport, WEC, Autosport

Bentley evaluating Le Mans return and Formula E for after its GT3 exit

Formula E and the Le Mans Hypercar division are two of the options under evaluation as Bentley plots its motorsport future after the end of its Continental GT3 programme
Tags: Sport, Bentley, Continental, WEC, Autosport

WRT targets expansion into LMP2 for 2021

The Belgian WRT squad is aiming to expand into LMP2 next season in preparation for a possible LMDh campaign in the World Endurance Championship in the future
Tags: Sport, WEC, WRT, Autosport

Jan Magnussen to contest 2021 WEC season in LMP2 with High Class

Jan Magnussen will contest the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the LMP2 class, as part of an all-Danish line-up at High Class Racing
Tags: Sport, WEC, Jan Magnussen, Autosport

Porsche: Audi's LMDh ambitions won't affect our own plans

Porsche insists Audi's ambitions of launching an LMDh project will have no impact on its own bid to return to topflight sportscar racing with the same set of regulations
Tags: Sport, Porsche, Audi, WEC, Autosport

Button targets Le Mans return with own team in future

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has targeted returning to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with his own team in future
Tags: Sport, Jenson Button, WEC, Autosport

Montoya to drive in full 2021 WEC season with DragonSpeed

Two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will contest the World Endurance Championship next season with the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad
Tags: Sport, WEC, Montoya, Juan Pablo Montoya, Autosport

Toyota concedes "conceptual mistake" in LMP1 handicap system

Toyota has conceded that the LMP1 system of success handicaps it helped draft for the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship incorporated a conceptual flaw
Tags: Sport, Toyota, WEC, Autosport

Conway: WEC title makes up for Le Mans disappointments

Toyota driver Mike Conway believes winning the World Endurance Championship in Bahrain on Saturday makes up for his disappointments at the Le Mans 24 Hours
Tags: Sport, Toyota, Bahrain, Conway, WEC, Mike Conway, Autosport