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Megane RS 275 Trophy R sets a new Nurburgring record

7m54.36s: new lap record at the Nürburgring for Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R Renault Sport vowed it would be done, and the sportiest Mégane has duly added a third lap record round the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife to its impressive list of achievements. The feat was accomplished by an all-new limited-edition model...
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Le Mans 24 2014 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights

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.

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Results
Class Finish Team Drivers Laps
LMP1 Class
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
LMP2 Class
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
GTE Pro
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
GTE Am
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

 

Victory for Renault ZOE on the 2014 ‘Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN’

Victory for Renault ZOE on the 2014 ‘Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN’ The prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN saw Renault ZOE overcome horrendous weather conditions to celebrate its international competition debut with an emphatic outright win and victory on all four regularity tests. The Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise) is the...
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Audi RS7 – Presentation campaign

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.

DTM debut for Petrov in Portimao

DTM debut for Petrov in Portimao Former Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov (29, Russia) gets his first DTM test in a DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at the Portimão race track on Thursday January 23rd. The session takes place precisely 100 days ahead of the opening race of the 2014 DTM...
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VW Rally – Meet Volkswagen Motorsport team

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.

Chevrolet Racing Claims 12 Championships in 2013

Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States this year, capturing 12 manufacturer, driver and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and the Pirelli World Challenge series. Chevrolet Racing Claims 12 Championships in 2013 Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of...
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New 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro

New 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Only a week after the World Championship winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car’s last run in a race, its successor is ready to hit the track. Tests of the new LMP1 sports car, which has been kept under wraps up to now, commence...
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