Toyota ‘Road to Le Mans’ to Air June 15 on SPEED – Video

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With its main rival at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans being none other than Audi, Toyota is taking a page from the German automaker’s playbook by documenting its preparation for the endurance classic. Continue Reading...

Toyota TS-030 Race Cars Get New Livery, Place 4th and 5th in Le Mans Testing

Toyota TS-030 Race Cars Get New Livery, Place 4th and 5th in Le Mans Testing
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Ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in two weeks time, Toyota debuted its duo of TS030 Hybrid race cars at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the first test day, finishing with solid times, but still short of the Audis that have dominated the sport for a decade. Continue Reading...

Toyota Hybrid Le Mans Race Car Pre-Season Testing, Behind the Scenes – Video

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With the recent announcement by Audi that it will enter a hybrid diesel R18 race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this season, Toyota is not going to have an easy time trying to take the checkered flag. That said, the Japanese automaker has been rigorously testing its entry, the TS030, a gasoline… Continue Reading...

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima
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Toyota has announced its three-man tea of pro racers, who will pilot the brand’s hybrid LMP1 car in the 2012 Le Mans and other races. The list includes former F1 driver and winner of the 2009 24 Hours of Le mans (under Peugeot) Alex Wurz, Team Oreca pilot and last year’s 12 Hours of Sebring… Continue Reading...

Porsche LMP1 Entry Could be a Hybrid Admits Motorsports Boss

Porsche LMP1 Entry Could be a Hybrid Admits Motorsports Boss
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When Porsche returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in search of its 17th overall victory in 2014 the famed German sports car maker could rely on hybrid power to do so admits motorsports boss Hartmut Kristen. Commenting in a release issued by Porsche on its return to the top-tier of sports car racing… Continue Reading...

Porsche GT3R Hybrid to Race At Petit Le Mans, Other Races Being Considered

Porsche GT3R Hybrid to Race At Petit Le Mans, Other Races Being Considered
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Porsche has announced that it will enter the 911 GT3R Hybrid race car in the famed Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta on October 2nd. Porsche feels sufficiently confident with the hybrids fuel economy and performance gains that they are interesting in campaigning in the Petit Le Mans, and the ALMS series, should their… Continue Reading...

Hybrids Given Green Light for Next Year’s Le Mans Series

Hybrids Given Green Light for Next Year’s Le Mans Series
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Audi‘s podium sweep at this years 24 Hours of Le Mans might just be the last time diesels dominate the series. The Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO), which runs the endurance classic, has announced rule changes for next year’s season that will see the elimination of the GT1 Class and changes to the LMP2 class,… Continue Reading...