Category: WEC

Toyota stripped of WEC Silverstone Win

Both Toyota cars have been disqualified from the 6 Hours of Silverstone stripping victory from Fernando Alonso, team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima. They had notched up their third consecutive victory of the WEC season, but both the No.8 car and the sister No.7 car have been excluded and means privateer LMP1 squad Rebellion Racing…



Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner

Following months of careful negotiation, Ford was ready to do a deal with Enzo Ferrari to purchase his company. The Old Man, as wily as he was, knew he needed some major investment, and Ford wanted to go endurance racing. By May 1963, a deal was on the table, bringing the US behemoth together with…



Mazda 787B

Mazda entered the record books in 1991 as the first Japanese manufacturer to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright. Of the three companies from the land of the rising sun, Mazda was the smallest and the least likely to achieve this feat. Nissan and Toyota were however outdone by a combination of meticulous…



How To Make A Porsche 917 Street Legal

There were only 37 Porsche 917s ever built, with the car reaching new heights for Porsche by winning Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, doing exactly what it was designed to do. Something it wasn’t designed to do? Hit the streets. But that didn’t stop Claudio Roddaro from making his 917 street legal in 2016….



Porsche 917K chassis number 917-024

How much do you think someone would pay for a top-tier piece of automotive history? For a race car that not only won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but would go on to star in one of motordom’s most-beloved films about the famous endurance competition? For a Porsche that’s been graced by the presence…



Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

When Steve McQueen went to France before the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, in 1970, he was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as a highly regarded racecar driver. Fresh off the success of Bullit and The Thomas Crown Affair, and a second place finish by his racing team at Sebring, he…



Porsche Quits WEC LMP1 Class

Porsche will quit the LMP1 division of the World Endurance Championship at the end of this season ahead of a move to Formula E. The German manufacturer is leaving the top-flight of sportscar racing after four seasons with the 919 Hybrid, one year before the end of its existing commitment through to the end of…



6 hours of Mexico presented by AT&T

The entry list for the second running of the 6 Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T has been revealed, and there is much on offer for South and Central American fans to cheer about. With just over five weeks to go until the big event at the impressive Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez facility, located in the…



BMW M8 GTE completes first track test

BMW’s M8 GTE that will compete in the World Endurance Championship next season completed its first full track test at the Lausitzring last week. The German marque announced in May that its factory GTE challenger – which will race in the IMSA SportsCar Championship as well as the WEC – would be based on the…



On the road with a Porsche 962

A man arrives and bows while clutching a car registration plate under his armpit. Then bows a bit more, before passing me his business card. “Takeshi Moroi – President,” it reads. Mr Moroi, 55, is an entrepreneur and owner of M’s Vantec, an industrial sheet metal fabricator. He – alongside his legion of lasers –…