Ford signs LMP2 ace Derani to WEC GT programme

February 2, 2017

Derani, 23, will link up with erstwhile Formula 3 rival Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx in the #67 Ford GT, joining the pair at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and the Le Mans 24 Hours. "I am delighted and proud to have been chosen to represent such a successful and respected manufacturer like Ford," said Derani. "To race for an organisation like the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team has … Keep reading from…

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Top Class Competition in Store across 2017 WEC Grid

February 2, 2017

Toyota take the fight to Porsche in LMP1 in battle of hybrid technologyLMP1 Privateer ByKolles looking for competitive 2017 seasonORECA 07s go head-to-head in LMP2 in hands of teams old and newPorsche GT returns in strength to contest GT World Championship with Aston Martin, Ferrari and FordSingapore-based… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2jZLDL4 via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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Toyota announce expanded 2017 driver line up

February 2, 2017

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed an expanded driver line-up for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship as part of its three-car entry in selected races.To demonstrate its commitment to endurance racing, and to enhance its chances of victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, Toyota will enter three TS050… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2kZclDD via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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Jota and DC Racing join forces for 2017 WEC season

February 2, 2017

Ahead of Thursday’s unveiling of the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists, long-time LMP2 entrant Jota has confirmed it will be fielding a pair of Oreca 07s under the Jackie Chan DC Racing banner. DC Racing’s 2016 entry was operated by the Signatech Alpine squad last year, while Jota ran the G-Drive-backed car that won three races in the hands of Roman Rusinov, Alex Brundle, Will … Keep…

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Toyota confirms Lopez signing, third car for Le Mans

February 1, 2017

As anticipated, triple WTCC champion Lopez joins Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway in one of Toyota’s TS050 Hybrids, replacing Stephane Sarrazin. Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson will continue for a third consecutive season in the sister entry. Lopez’s signing comes after much speculation that he would move into endurance racing on a full-time basis following … Keep reading from Motorsport.com – WEC – Stories http://ift.tt/2kY39PR via IFTTT & Feedly…

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How to follow the ACO/WEC press conference tomorrow

February 1, 2017

Tomorrow the wait will be over!The list of full-season entrants for the 2017 WEC season, together with the teams and first-nominated driver of those admitted for entry to the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2017 European Le Mans Series, will be announced during an interactive online press conference… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2kVxiiK via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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WEC’s 2017 LMP2 class set to be dominated by Oreca

January 31, 2017

Oreca’s new 07 design is one of four permitted by rulemakers for the 2017 season in the secondary division, with Ligier, Dallara and Riley/Multimatic securing the remaining three franchises. However, concrete plans for an entry from any LMP2 team not running Oreca machinery have yet to surface ahead of the official unveiling of the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists on Thursday. The … Keep reading from Motorsport.com –…

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