Category: WEC

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 –…



Porsche finish 1-2 at Nurburgring

Porsche drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber followed up on their Le Mans 24 Hours victory last month with another FIA World Endurance Championship win at the Nurburgring. Bernhard and his teammates triumphed in a close-fought battle with the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani and Nick Tandy during…



Nurburgring WEC: Toyota beats Porsche to pole

Toyota took pole position for the Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship with Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi. They combined to take the Japanese manufacturer’s third pole of the year by just over a tenth from Porsche’s new high-downforce version of the latest 919 Hybrid. Lopez was fastest after the first runs aboard…



1969 Porsche 917K 015

The Porsche 917K, my favorite, all time racecar… So I thought I would share it with some details. This particular vehicle has been beautifully restored by Gunnar Racing in Florida to it’s original Gulf Oil colour scheme, which in my opinion is perhaps one of the greatest, simple colour designs ever produced. In 1967 the…



24 Hours of Le Mans – RACE HIGHLIGHTS

It was always going to be unpredictable, but few could have anticipated a race with so many twists and turns…all the way to the chequered flag. The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans – third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship – was full of emotion, joy and disappointment, heat and drama, and it…



Kobayashi smashes Le Mans lap record in Q2

The second practice session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans might have been shortened by 50 minutes, but that didn’t stop track records from tumbling in the LMP1, LMP2 and LMGTE Am categories. Kamui Kobayashi of Toyota Gazoo Racing produced a stunning lap in the No.7 TS050 HYBRID to set a new qualifying lap…



Toyota Provisional Pole in First Le Mans Qualifying

The first qualifying session for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans got off to a late start. An incident in the Road to Le Mans free practice session immediately prior to qualifying required guardrail repairs. This delayed the start of qualifying and shortened the session by 20 minutes. Potentially because of this, and a…