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Alonso could race at Daytona to prepare for Le Mans

The Spaniard has made no secret of the fact that he wants to win motor racing's famed Triple Crown of victories in the Monaco GP, the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours.While any return to Indianapolis will likely now have to wait until after his F1 career

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Audi's Muller joins G-Drive for Shanghai WEC race

Muller, who has also raced in the Blancpain GT Series and in World Rallycross this year alongside his DTM commitments, joins Pierre Thiriet and Roman Rusinov in G-Drive's #26 Oreca 07 for the Shanghai race.The Swiss driver takes the place of James Rossite

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Di Resta joins United Autosports for Daytona 24 Hours

United has brought in di Resta to race one of its Ligier JS P217s alongside Will Owen in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser.The Zak Brown-owned team's Daytona line-up will also include European Formula 3 champion and McLaren F

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Bernhard column: Title celebrations on hold after Fuji washout

When it rains, it pours! The weather around Fuji is known to be quite unsettled during this time of the year and last weekend the heavens opened and it was chucking it down.Persistent rain, interruptions and neutralisations affected the rac

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Toyota waiting on new LMP1 privateer rules for WEC decision

Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon insisted that no decision could be made before details of the technical regulations for non-hybrid privateer P1 cars were released and understood.The rule makers, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and

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Final european Le Mans Series for United Autosports at Portimão

United Autosports make their way to Portimão in Portugal for the final rounds of the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup this weekend (21-22 October).The Anglo-American team head to the Algarve with a chance of winning both the LMP2 an

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Oreca "unfairly penalised" by LMP2 performance breaks

It was announced on Saturday that Ligier, Dallara and Riley/Multimatic will be permitted to make upgrades to their respective cars in order to close the gap to Oreca.While the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP2 division is currently an Oreca monop

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California 8 Hours: Magnus steals stunning win at Laguna Seca

After seven hours of so-so action, the California 8 Hours exploded into life in the final 60mins when both Land Motorsport (Connor De Phillippi/Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies) and WRT (Robin Frijns/Stuart Leonard/Jake Dennis} made their final stops

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California 8 Hours: Haase takes pole for Audi, Land

The German driver’s 1min23.961sec lap of the 2.238-mile course in Monterey, CA, was enough to beat Markus Winkelhock’s best in the similar car of Audi Sport Team Magnus by 0.195sec.The pace of the R8s left Porsche North America’s Wrig

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Porsche: No team orders if we're ahead of Toyota

Points leaders Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber only need to finish ahead of the #8 Toyota driven by Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson to take the title. Porsche LMP1 team principal Andreas Seidl told Motorsport.com: "

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Buemi: Hartley blocking cost Toyota Fuji pole

Buemi alleged that Hartley baulked him at the start of his first qualifying lap and believes that he and teammate Kazuki Nakajima would have topped qualifying had he not encountered the Porsche.The #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid appeared to be passing Hartley on

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Fuji WEC: Hartley, Bamber take pole for Porsche

Bamber trailed teammate Nick Tandy after the first runs during the wet qualifying session by less than two tenths of a second.Hartley went quicker than Andre Lotterer to jump ahead of the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid, before the German improved his time to claim

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Fuji WEC: Buemi puts Toyota on top in final practice

Sebastien Buemi posted the fastest time of 1m35.414s aboard the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid right at the start of a one-hour session, again held in wet conditions. The time represented the fastest lap of the weekend so far, eclipsing Friday's best from Pors

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California 8 Hours: Land puts Audi on top in prequalifying

The Audi Sport Team Land entry turned a lap of 1min24.317 to eclipse a late effort from Pat Long’s Porsche North America Wright Motorsport 911 GT3 R by 0.164sec. Long was in turn just 0.01sec faster than the K-PAX McLaren 650S of Ben Barnicoat, Alv

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California 8 Hours: Audi 1-2-3 in first practice at Laguna Seca

The #29 car lapped the 2.238-mile course in 1min24.203sec, to go two-tenths quicker than the similar WRT Audi of Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Jake Dennis, with Audi Sport Team Magnus – Pierre Kaffer, Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock

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New Judd V10 engine boost for privateer LMP1 entrants

The British company is continuing its collaboration with Japanese design company AIM to produce the new AIM-Judd LMP11 5.5-litre normally-aspirated V10, which builds on the success of its previous sportscar designs. The powerplant exploits changes to t

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What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend

The Six Hours of Fuji is held at a Toyota-owned circuit, but it’s a Porsche trio who could wrap up the title in Japan.A win there would guarantee Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley the championship, and the trio has been undefeated sinc

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Taylors agree Penske-Acura ride is “opportunity of a lifetime”

Ricky Taylor was confirmed this morning as Helio Castroneves’ teammate in one of Penske’s new Acura ARX-05s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, while IndyCar aces Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal were revealed as the extra drivers

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Ricky Taylor completes Penske's 2018 Acura IMSA line-up

The team had already announced ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron for one of its two cars before Helio Castroneves moved from Penske's IndyCar team to drive the second entry of its sportscar programme.Taylor will now partner with Cast

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WeatherTech Racing joins forces with Scuderia Corsa for IMSA in 2018

Cooper MacNeil, who won the 2012 and 2013 American Le Mans Series GTC titles, will be teamed with Alessandro Balzan who has just successfully defended his IMSA GTD title with Scuderia Corsa.The pair’s third and fourth drivers for next year’s

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Penske, Acura remain coy over potential Button IMSA deal

In Suzuka last weekend, Button admitted that his run in Super GT’s Suzuka 1000km had reawakened his interest in motorsport.And while he dismissed the notion of going IndyCar racing (“It scares the shit out of me”), he spoke glowingly of

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Cadillac drivers proud of titles despite Petit Le Mans disappointment

Cadillac won the manufacturers' championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance [TPNAEC] "championship within a championship" for the four endurance rounds – Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen Six Hours and Petit

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