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Nürburgring management bans lap records

The fallout from the tragic accident at the Nürburgring in the VLN1 race back in March has continued with the track’s owners, capricorn Nürburgring GmbH, deciding to extend the speed limits initially introduced for motorsport only to all Nordschleife track activites. That means all Touristenfahrten days will have speed limits. All private track days will […]

2015 LM24: Toyota deals in reality

While Nissan is busy peddling the fantasy of suggesting its understandably difficult Le Mans debut was a success, Toyota is dealing only in humility and reality. The two TS040s spent the majority of the race circulating alone in seventh and eighth places. Late race issues for the #9 Audi elevated the #2 TS040 into P6, […]

2015 LM24: Nissan wins award for optimism

Nissan turned up to Le Mans with three of its radical front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo machines. Only one finished. And it was 153 laps behind the winning Porsche, the last of the classified LMP1 runners. Only two LMP1 cars failed to finish the race and they were both Nissans. It was a tough day […]

Porsche wins 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

The #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Bamber/Hulkenberg/Tandy) has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and delivered Porsche its 17th win in the endurance epic. The winning car led for more than half of the race and completed 395 laps (two off equalling the distance record) and finished one lap ahead of the #17 Porsche 919 […]

2015 LM24: LMP1 gallery first 12 hours

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans is now into its second 12 hours and the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid enjoys a reasonably comfortable lead (live timing). Keeping the lead Porsche honest is a pair of Audi R18s, with the #17 Porsche 919 fighting to stay on the lead lap. In the early stages of […]

Ford returns to Le Mans in 2016

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As expected Ford has announced it will be returning to Le Mans with a Ford GT in 2016. However, it won’t be an LMP1 challenge for outright victory, rather a crack at the LM GTE Pro category. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will run the cars for Ford and will enter a pair of […]

2015 LM24: Live coverage guide (Australia)

Live streaming, live television, live timing and live audio, here’s how to follow the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Race start: 11pm Saturday (AEST) Race finish: 11pm Sunday (AEST) Official race website Live streaming Official ACO app: iOS & Android Official team feeds: Audi, Nissan & Porsche Live television (Foxtel Australia, times AEST) SAT […]

VIDEO: Onboard around the Le Mans circuit

Surprisingly, finding decent onboard footage showing a full lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe is a difficult thing to do. Thankfully for you, we’ve done all the hard work and found three of the best examples on YouTube. The first clip was filmed onboard the #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro during the 2012 24 […]

2015 LM24: Porsche claims pole position

The #18 Porsche 919 Hybrid will start the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans from pole position. Yesterday’s time from first qualifying of 3:16.887 was enough for the crew of Dumas/Jani/Lieb and could not be bettered in the next two sessions. It’s a clean sweep for Porsche, too, as all three 919s will start from […]

2015 LM24: Porsche dominates qualifying 1

After qualifying 1 at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche has claimed a new qualifying record for the current circuit configuration. That’s thanks to Neel Jani in the #18 919 Hybrid who topped the timesheets with a 3:16.887 lap. Second fastest was the #17 919 which lapped the 13.629km circuit in 3:17.767, while […]

BMW to bring hydrogen-power to Le Mans?

BMW is reportedly considering a return to Le Mans. And it won’t be conventional if they do, with word that BMW plans to power its car with hydrogen fuel cells. It’s believed the project has moved someway down the internal approval chain inside BMW, with an entry into the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans […]

2015 LM24: Audi preview

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In recent years Audi and winning have gone hand in hand at Le Mans. The team has racked up a mind boggling 13 race victories since its maiden win in 2000. Only Bentley (2003) and Peugeot (2009) have prevented total Audi dominance. Since its introduction in 2011 the R18 has remained undefeated at the Circuit […]

2015 LM24: Nissan preview

In one of the most unconventional and crazy ideas ever Nissan is rocking up to Le Mans this year with a front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo. And not just one either, there’ll be three of these wacky racers on track. Yes, Nissan is deadly serious about its upfront approach to winning the world’s best known […]