Nicki Thiim in the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 went for a slow roll after contact with Simon Dolan’s No. 38 G-Drive Racing LMP2 at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. At least Thiim was able to land on his wheels.
Mike Conway in the LMP1-class No. 6 Toyota TS050 collided with the LMP2-class No. 37 of SMP Racing’s Victor Shaytar early on during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. This prototype-on-prototype violence must not stand, man.
There’s only one class at the Rolex 24 where I could easily guess the winner before the last hour of the race: Prototype Challenge. Every other class had a balls-out fight ‘til the end despite having raced around the Daytona road course for an entire day. Best of all, there was an insane Corvette vs. Corvette photo…
Before today’s 6 Hours of Fuji, KCMG sat in the lead of the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship, ahead of G-Drive’s number 26 car. KCMG was on target for a podium finish at Fuji, but a punt from G-Drive’s number 28 car prevented KCMG from finishing, giving number 26 the championship lead.
Tonight, thanks to the Bathurst 1000, the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji and shortly afterwards, the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, you can watch racing all night long. What’s it like to run in the fastest car from qualifying at Fuji, you ask? Ride along with the #17 Porsche 919 and find out.
Anyone who just heard the interview with the Bentley pits on the Nürburgring 24 Hours broadcast heard a strange emotion out of the very British team: giddiness. Not only do they expect Daytona Prototypes to stick around in Tudor United SportsCar, they’re really excited about running one.
[Much as I adore the current LMP2 darling, the Ligier JS P2, my heart will always be with the Porsche RS Spyder. Here it is stripped of bodywork. Photo: Porsche]
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest released its at-large invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Wayne Taylor Racing received one of them. Only problem: the team's Daytona Prototype isn't eligible to run at Le Mans. So, the team is looking at picking up an LMP2-class car. Sweet.
Krohn Racing just unveiled their gorgeous new Ligier JS P2 Judd race car that will compete in the European Le Mans Series and select Tudor United SportsCar races next year. Professional Swede Nic Jönsson (left) seems particularly excited about this car. Bless your heart, that does appear to be a pants-bulge.
Olivier Pla of G-Drive Racing isn't having a great day in his World Endurance Championship prototype racer. He missed a braking point at the 6 Hours of São Paulo and whacked into one of Interlagos' barriers at speed. The resulting smash looks more like an exploding piñata than a race car.
New regulations, new teams, new drivers, yet not unconvnentional results at the 2014 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Former LMP1 race engineer and current designer gets an insight of what happened this year and what to look out for next year.
Level 5 Motorsports was testing their LMP 2 car at the Circuit of the America's yesterday. It was a great day for it, until something went wrong and the car crashed into the wall pretty hard.
Lucas Ordoñez won the first GT Academy time-trial contest, giving the gamer-racer his start in the FIA GT4 series. Now he's signed to Team Signatech Nissan, and will compete in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mind-blowing.
Porsche has said it will no longer be sponsoring an LMP2 team in next year's American Le Mans Series, despite winning the last three LMP2 championships.
For those who didn't watch the entire 24 Hours Of Le Mans by subsisting on a diet of Bawls and Pop Rocks this weekend, we've got a short wrap-up for you. We'll leave the salient details for below the jump, just in case there are some of you out there that TiVo'd the festivities and are planning to dole out the…
Sick of humiliation at the hands of their part-owners and rivals, Audi boldly steps up the rhetoric and claims that they shall emerge victorious from this weekend's ALMS event at Road America. Having been soundly rounded by LMP2 cars in the last five races, the ALMS has made some next-season concessions to keep the…
As those German car bloggers at (what was the name of that site again?) report, we may soon get a look at Audi's diesel-powered LMP2 car, or if rumors are off base, just another naturally aspirated Audi Sport LeMans racer. The company is launching the successor to its well-won R8 in Paris on December 13. Bring your…
Porsche's busted out with some more details on their American LeMans Series effort, including the names of the men who will pilot the RS Spyder LMP2: Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr, along with Emmanuel Collard at Road Atlanta's Petit LeMans. Maassen and Luhr recently tested the car at Portugal's 13-turn Estoril track,…
While Jalopnik will be flying the flannel at Sears Point (as NorCal expatriates we just can't quite bring ourselves to call it Infineon Raceway) in a little over a week for the NHRA's Fram/Autolite Nationals, it's time to look back at what could be called drag racing's inverse the American LeMans Series.