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Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind the wheel at the end of the race. The No. 8 car started the...

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New hypercar class announced for 2021 LeMans

Come 2021, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will look very different. The FIA announced on Friday new regulations for the motorsport to include a "hypercar" class in the World Endurance Championship for the years 2020-2024. "The new regulations for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which come into effect for the 2020/2021 season, are the result of hard work...

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Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind the wheel at the end of the race. The No. 8 car started the...

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New hypercar class announced for 2021 LeMans

Come 2021, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will look very different. The FIA announced on Friday new regulations for the motorsport to include a "hypercar" class in the World Endurance Championship for the years 2020-2024. "The new regulations for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which come into effect for the 2020/2021 season, are the result of hard work...

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Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way. Drivers raced up a treacherous dirt course before they summited...

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FIA considering automated checkered flag to reduce mishaps

The checkered flag is a near-universal symbol. It denotes the finish of a race and victory for one driver. But, the physical checkered flag's days could be numbered, based on comments from the FIA. Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting told Motorsport.com in a Wednesday report that the FIA is pondering an automated and digital checkered flag to reduce...

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What are the differences between LMP1 and GTE race car brakes at Le Mans?

The 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will kick off Saturday with 60 cars competing in four different categories. Although motorsport is often characterized by speed, a race car won't get far without a proper set of brakes to handle corners. And different racers, obviously, require very different braking systems. Between the LMP and GTE classes, 55...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer race cars revealed

Aston Martin has sprung a surprise on those attending the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. On Thursday, the British performance and luxury brand revealed the 2019 Vantage GT4 and GT3 customer race cars. The GT3 will ultimately replace the highly successful V-12 Vantage GT3 racer, which most recently took home wins in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance...

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2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

This weekend is round seven of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, which takes us to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Canadian Grand Prix. The 2.71-mile track layout almost always delivers an action-packed race. Overtaking is relatively straightforward, speeds are high and the cars are pushed to their limits; likewise, the concrete walls...

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Right for left: New Toyota Supra headed to NASCAR, reports say

Toyota is no stranger to motorsports. Both on-road and off, Toyota serves up racing products that compete strongly all over the globe. Here in America, the premier road-racing series has a somewhat unconventional, conventional Toyota entry: the Camry. Toyota has raced a Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series (including previously...

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