Category Archives: Rally
Le Mans 24 2014 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights
The 2014 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the wildest races motorsports fans will ever witness, and it was the No. 2 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer that stole the show in France with a monumental victory. (Source)
While Team Audi won the LMP1 division, (the No. 1 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro driven by Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene and Tom Kristensen also managed to finish second) there were three other divisions that also crowned champions.
For the LMP2 classification, it was the Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan driven by Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey that took the checkered flag.
As for the other two series, the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella won the GTE-Pro classification and the No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nicki Thiim that won the GTE-Am race.
|1||Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tron||Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer||379|
|2||Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tron||Kristensen/Gene/di Grassi||376|
|3||Toyota TS040 Hybrid||Davidson/Lapierre/Buemi||373|
|4||Rebellion R-ONE Toyota||Prost/Heidfeld/Beche||359|
|5||Porsche 919 Hybrid||Dumas/Jani/Lieb||348|
|1||Jota Zytek Z11SN Nissan||Dolan/Tincknell/Turvey||355|
|2||Thiriet by TDS Ligier JS Nissan||Thiriet/Badey/Gommendy||355|
|3||Signatech Alpine A450b Nissan||Panciatici/Webb/Chatin||355|
|4||Sebastien Loeb Oreca 03 Nissan||Rast/Charouz/Capillaire||354|
|5||OAK Ligier JS Nissan||Brundle/Mardenborough/Shulzhitskiy||354|
|1||AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia||Bruni/Vilander/Fisichella||339|
|2||Corvette Racing Chevrolet C7 R||Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor||338|
|3||Porsche Team Manthay 911||Holzer/Makowiecki/Lietz||337|
|4||Corvette Racing Chevrolet C7 R||Gavin/Milner/Westbrook||333|
|5||Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8||Turner/Mucke/Senna||310|
|1||Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8||Poulsen/Heinemeier/Thiim||334|
|2||Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR||Ried/Bachler/Al Qubaisi||332|
|3||AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia||Perez/Cioci/Venturi||331|
|4||8 Star Ferrari F458 Italia||Montecalvo/Roda/Ruberti||330|
|5||Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR||Dempsey/Long/Foster||329|
Source: 24h-LeMans.com | photo: Remy de la Mauviniere/Associated Press
Audi RS7 – Presentation campaign
he 2014 Audi A7 TDI is a sport and fuel efficient luxury car. We put the A6, A7 and Q5 through their paces in the recent 2014 Audi TDI Efficiency Rally held in Washington, DC and the results of the drive lived up to the expectations set by Audi.
The drive took us through Virginia and Maryland, along highways, scenic byways, and through lots of twists and turns. The only way you’d have known we were driving diesels was the TDI Clean Diesel graphic on the sides of all our pristine white Audis. They were quiet, smooth and comfortable to drive, and to ride in as a passenger.
When it came time to tally our results, even with one set of drivers aiming to drive as hard as possible and get the worst mileage (raises hand) the average for the group was 38.1 miles per gallon.
VW Rally – Meet Volkswagen Motorsport team
Volkswagen will be taking part in the World Rally Championship 2013 and in doing so, will face one of the toughest challenges in motorsport. A real adventure.
This is your chance to become fan food tester at the Rallye Monte-Carlo. Win a VIP-trip to the start of the new rally season in Monte Carlo. In the package: Mediterranean sunshine, a peek behind the scenes at the Volkswagen Motorsport team and lots of curry sausages. See video for more information.
Hyundai Motorsport Announces 2014 i20 WRC Driver
Hyundai Motorsport has today reiterated its bold approach to the World Rally Championship by confirming rising WRC star Thierry Neuville as its lead driver starting from the 2014 season.
25-year-old Neuville, who is playing a key role in this year’s championship, has signed a multi-year agreement with Hyundai Motorsport that represents a serious commitment by both parties to build towards long-term success in the competitive WRC series.
Neuville, along with his co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul, will join Hyundai Motorsport behind the wheel of the new i20 WRC rally car in all 13 WRC events in 2014, beginning with the team’s debut at the Monte-Carlo Rally in January, signalling the start of the Belgian driver’s third consecutive WRC season.
Neuville’s experience will be invaluable to Hyundai Motorsport as the manufacturer begins its first fully-fledged championship WRC campaign with a team and car that have been developed from scratch, impressively in under a year. Neuville’s eye-catching performances this season have challenged the established competitors in WRC and have resulted in his reputation as one of the most exciting, young and dynamic drivers coming up through the WRC ranks.
The team has also been finessing its own operations at the tests, bonding as a team and establishing the test crew set-up for the rest of the year’s testing.
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