WEC turning points: Super-sub Stevens overcomes RGR in 6H Fuji

February 14, 2017

There was no shortage of headlines at the 6 Hours of Fuji, as Toyota secured its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory since 2014 following a classic duel with Audi and Porsche, while the Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK earned an inaugural WEC win in LMGTE Pro. But it was G-Drive stand-in Will… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2lHtwxV via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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WEC turning points: Tréluyer crosses Lady Luck at 6H COTA

February 14, 2017

Returning to our look back at last year’s races, and the key turning points for each…2016 was a topsy-turvy season for Audi, with several impressive showings interspersed by bitter disappointments. At COTA, they managed to combine both in one race, as contact ruined Benoît Tréluyer’s… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2ks63eR via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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50 Days until The Prologue!

February 10, 2017

The clock is ticking towards the start of the 2017 WEC season, and it begins with the official pre-season test for all entrants – The Prologue – at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 1st/2nd April. We know our drivers can’t wait…how about you?The paddock will be open to spectators… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2kb6YAw via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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Simon Trummer signs with CEFC Manor TRS Racing

February 9, 2017

The newly re-branded Manor team is pleased to announce that Simon Trummer will join the team for the 2017 FIA WEC season.The 27-year-old Swiss driver has gathered valuable experience in the WEC, most recently with the ByKolles Racing team in LMP1, and previously in single seaters.The 2017 season… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2kqG08B via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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Trummer joins Manor LMP2 team from ByKolles

February 9, 2017

Trummer will be making his debut in WEC’s LMP2 class, the Switzerland native driving one of Manor’s Oreca 07–Gibson cars. The 27-year-old spent nine years in single-seaters prior to joining ByKolles in LMP1, his most notable achievement in the junior categories a runner-up finish to compatriot Christopher Zanella in the 2007 edition of the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0. He raced for three … Keep reading from Motorsport.com – WEC –…

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Ferrari to hold shootout to decide Bruni WEC replacement

February 6, 2017

The Italian manufacturer is set to run Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nyck de Vries, Miguel Molina and Alex Riberas on Tuesday at the Vallelunga circuit as it evaluates a new teammate for James Calado. Bruni has a valid contract with Ferrari, but the two-time WEC GTE Pro champion is known to be trying to negotiate a release so he can become a Porsche driver. Suspicion that Bruni was looking … Keep reading from Motorsport.com…

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ByKolles signs Robert Kubica to join Oliver Webb

February 6, 2017

Ex F1 driver Robert Kubica has been signed by ByKolles Racing for the 2017 season, and the Pole – who got his first taste of the WEC at the 2016 Rookie Test in Bahrain last November – can’t wait to get going.Kubica (32) joins Briton Oliver Webb who was behind the wheel of the… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/2lfcEeu via IFTTT & Feedly Advertisement

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ACO not concerned by all-Oreca LMP2 WEC grid

February 5, 2017

The unveiling of the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists on Thursday revealed a 10-strong LMP2 field for the full WEC season, with five teams entering two Oreca 07-Gibsons apiece. It means Ligier, Dallara and Riley/Multimatic – the other three designated LMP2 constructors for 2017 – will have no representation full-time in the championship. However, speaking at the presentation in Le … Keep reading from Motorsport.com – WEC…

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