Tag: Le Mans

Six Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s for the weekend’s 24-hour Spa-Francorchamps

 2013 Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour SLS AMG GT3_5 Mercedes-Benz have sent six SLS AMG GT3s to the 24-hour Spa-Francorchamps, the 65th edition, this weekend. The annual 24-hour endurance event or Total 24 hours of Spa is held at Belgium’s most popular circuit.

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Mark Webber joins Porsche’s WEC & Le Mans squad from 2014

 Mark Webber and team mate Sebastien Vettel at the 2013 Australian GP Just days after Timo Bernhard took the new Porsche LMP1 sports prototype to the tracks at Weissach, Porsche today made another announcement that Red Bull Racing Formula Team’s driver Mark Webber has been cast as the newest driver of the LMP1 Sports prototype, along with Rebellion Racing’s Neel Jani. Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Webber and Jani are part of the preliminary driver line-up for the squad in next season’s WEC (World Endurance Championship) and Le Mans 24-hour.

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Audi R18 e-tron retains title in tumultuous Le Mans 24-hour

 2013 Le Mans no.2 Audi R18 e-tron Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval The 2013 Le Mans 24-hour which ended in the late hours on Sunday (local time) saw the no.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro retain the title after completing 348 laps ahead of no.8 Toyota Racing’s TS030 Hybrid and no.3 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. At the circuit de la Sarthe, 56 competitors started the famous 24-hour endurance and at the conclusion, 42 runners were classified.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 takes 24-hour Nürburgring victory for the first time

 2013 24hr Nurburgring Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Last weekend’s 24-hour Nürburgring was an exciting wet race where the no.9 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon of Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim powered from sixth place on the starting block to finish tops ahead of rivals BMW Z4 GT3 after 88 laps.

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Marc Marquez tops qualifying for MotoGP Le Mans

 2013 MotoGP Le Mans Marc Marquez tops qualifying The Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship Round 4 at Le Mans saw the closest qualifying times of the season where the top eight riders were separated by just under one second. Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez was the fastest rider after the second qualifying session, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso.

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