Peugeot “not going to Monza to be spectators” on 9X8’s WEC debut

The maiden WEC outing for the new car on 10 July will be much more than an “extra test”, according to Olivier Jansonnie, technical director of the 9X8 programme at Peugeot Sport.
“We are not going to Monza to be spectators,” said Jansonnie on Friday’s launch of the car in Portimao at which the 9X8’s Monza debut was confirmed.
“Whatever happens, we will play hard to try to win; …Keep reading Source

Peugeot reveals final 9X8 WEC Hypercar, Rossiter in for Monza

Rossiter, who was initially signed as a test driver, has been promoted to the race seat for the 6 Hours of Monza following original signing Magnussen’s surprise return to Formula 1 with the Haas team.
The Brit made his WEC debut in a Lotus LMP2 car in 2012 before moving to the top class with ByKolles, making sporadic appearances with the LMP1 outfit between 2016-19.
However, Rossiter is so …Keep reading Source

Peugeot replaces Magnussen with Rossiter for Monza WEC debut

Rossiter, who was initially signed as a test driver, has been promoted to the race seat for the 6 Hours of Monza following original signing Magnussen’s surprise return to Formula 1 with the Haas team.
Rossiter made his WEC debut in a Lotus LMP2 car in 2012 before moving to the top class with ByKolles, making sporadic appearances with the LMP1 outfit between 2016-19.
Rossiter will be joined …Keep reading Source

Peugeot reveals final 9X8 WEC Hypercar, set for Monza debut

Rossiter, who was initially signed as a test driver, has been promoted to the race seat for the 6 Hours of Monza following original signing Magnussen’s surprise return to Formula 1 with the Haas team.
SUPER GT race winner Rossiter made his WEC debut in a Lotus LMP2 car in 2012 before moving to the top class with ByKolles, making sporadic appearances with the LMP1 outfit between …Keep reading Source

Le Mans 24 Hours will be Penske’s last LMP2 entry in 2022

The Penske ORECA, driven by Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr and Emmanuel Collard, finished eighth in class in the Sebring 1000-mile race, and fourth in class in the Spa 6 Hours. But the third round of the World Endurance Championship season, the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be the final outing for the entry #5 car.
An official team statement said the squad is “will instead turn its …Keep reading Source

Le Mans 24 Hours will be Penske’s last LMP2 entry this year

The Penske Oreca, driven by Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr and Emmanuel Collard, finished eighth in class in the Sebring 1000-mile race, and fourth in class in the Spa 6-hour race. But the third round of the World Endurance Championship season, the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be the final outing for the entry #5 car.
An official team statement said the squad is “will instead turn …Keep reading Source

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Le Mans 24 Hours will be Penske’s final LMP2 entry this year

The Penske Oreca, driven by Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr and Emmanuel Collard, finished eighth in class in the Sebring 1000-mile race, and fourth in class in the Spa 6-hour race. But the third round of the World Endurance Championship season, the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be the final outing for the entry #5 car.
An official team statement said the squad is “will instead turn …Keep reading Source

Lamborghini to enter WEC and IMSA in 2024 with new LMDh car

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Italian manufacturer’s motorsport division, confirmed on Tuesday that it will compete at the pinnacle of sportscar racing for the first time, which will include bids for outright honours at the 24-hour endurance classics at Le Mans and Daytona. 
It follows a series of statements over the past year from Giorgio Sanna, the boss of Squadra Corse, outlining an …Keep reading Source

Lamborghini to enter WEC and IMSA in 2024 with new LMDh

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Italian manufacturer’s motorsport division, confirmed on Tuesday that it will compete at the pinnacle of sportscar racing for the first time, which will include bids for outright honours at the 24-hour endurance classics at Le Mans and Daytona. 
It follows a series of statements over the past year from Giorgio Sanna, the boss of Squadra Corse, outlining an …Keep reading Source

The prototype that Porsche hopes will become its latest legend

Porsche’s last absence from the top flight of sportscar racing spanned 15 seasons between 1998 and 2014. Now, it’s returning to the top of the tree once again with an LMDh prototype, just five years after the end of the 919 Hybrid LMP1 FIA World Endurance Championship programme that re-crowned the marque as the king of endurance with a Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick. The reason is simple: a set of …Keep reading Source