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WEC to host first daylight Bahrain race in October
The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial
Glickenhaus finalises Le Mans driver roster, Menezes misses out
WRT "regrets" lost Monza win chance
Toyota admits to reliability concerns ahead of Le Mans

The opening leg of this year's Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship double-header will be the first round of the series at the Sakhir circuit to take place exclusively in daylight. 

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial Plus

OPINION: After 24 Le Mans 24 Hours participations, 50-year-old Emmanuel Collard will be absent from the grid this year, stuck at the mercy of his gold driver grading. But, while he's not motivated by breaking start records, the French veteran is determined to return to the field next year

Glickenhaus Racing has finalised its driver line-ups for its two-car Le Mans Hypercar entry in next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, with Gustavo Menezes missing out on a spot in the six-driver roster.

WRT admits it has “some regrets” about failing to convert pole position into a maiden FIA World Endurance Championship victory in only its third attempt at Monza.

Toyota has admitted to concerns over the reliability of its new FIA World Endurance Championship contender ahead of next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

WEC to host first daylight Bahrain race in October

The opening leg of this year's Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship double-header will be the first round of the series at the Sakhir circuit to take place exclusively in daylight. 

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial Plus

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial

OPINION: After 24 Le Mans 24 Hours participations, 50-year-old Emmanuel Collard will be absent from the grid this year, stuck at the mercy of his gold driver grading. But, while he's not motivated by breaking start records, the French veteran is determined to return to the field next year

Glickenhaus finalises Le Mans driver roster, Menezes misses out

Glickenhaus Racing has finalised its driver line-ups for its two-car Le Mans Hypercar entry in next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, with Gustavo Menezes missing out on a spot in the six-driver roster.

WRT has "regrets" about losing maiden WEC win at Monza

WRT admits it has “some regrets” about failing to convert pole position into a maiden FIA World Endurance Championship victory in only its third attempt at Monza.

Toyota admits to reliability concerns ahead of Le Mans

Toyota has admitted to concerns over the reliability of its new FIA World Endurance Championship contender ahead of next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

How glitches left Toyota 'worried' about losing unbeaten WEC streak

The World Endurance Championship's long-awaited return to Monza posed the sternest test yet for Toyota's new hypercar. Although the Japanese marque's GR010 HYBRID remains unbeaten, the victory for Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi was far from plain sailing

Kobayashi recalls stoppage that cost Toyota Monza WEC lead

Kamui Kobayashi says his Toyota completely shut down while leading Sunday's World Endurance Championship race at Monza and he had to perform a full reset to salvage victory that appeared to have been lost.

Porsche's Estre "can't remember" GTE Pro fight as close as Monza WEC

Kevin Estre says he “can’t remember such a close fight” in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s GTE Pro class as the Porsche and Ferrari scrap at Monza last weekend.

Ilott secures Iron Lynx Le Mans 24 Hours drive

Ferrari Driver Academy member Callum Ilott will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut at this year’s edition of the twice around the clock sportscar racing classic next month. 

Monza WEC: Toyota survives scare to claim third 2021 win Monza
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Monza WEC: Toyota survives scare to claim third 2021 win

Toyota survived a major scare to claim a third World Endurance Championship victory of 2021 at Monza ahead of Signatech Alpine, as United Autosports finished on the overall podium.

"Impressive" Glickenhaus can "keep Toyota honest" in Monza WEC

Glickenhaus believes it can "keep Toyota honest" in Sunday's Monza 6 Hours World Endurance Championship round after failing to deliver its full potential in qualifying. 

Motorsport.tv hosts ‘Super Sportscar Sunday’ Monza
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Motorsport.tv hosts ‘Super Sportscar Sunday’

Motorsport.tv subscribers will be treated to eight hours of top-quality sportscar racing on Sunday, with Super GT and the World Endurance Championship both in action.

Monza WEC: Toyota locks out front row ahead of Alpine Monza
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Monza WEC: Toyota locks out front row ahead of Alpine

Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez bounced back from a mistake on his first hot lap in qualifying to claim pole for Sunday's FIA World Endurance Championship round at Monza.

WEC Monza: Lopez secures Toyota clean sweep in practice

Toyota blocked out the top two positions in final free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the World Endurance Championship.

WEC Monza: Alpine, Glickenhaus split Toyotas in FP2

Alpine and Glickenhaus split the Toyotas in second free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the World Endurance Championship.

Peugeot confident of racing 9X8 Le Mans hypercar without rear wing

Peugeot is confident that its new 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar will race without a rear wing when its makes its debut in the World Endurance Championship next year.

Monza WEC: Lopez puts Toyota fastest in opening practice

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars locked out the top two positions in opening practice for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Toyota confirms Ogier WEC outing discussions

Toyota has confirmed discussions are underway for seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier to test its World Endurance Championship Hypercar ahead of a possible outing in the series next year.

Van der Garde to miss Monza WEC after positive COVID test

Ex-Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde will miss this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship race at Monza after testing positive for COVID-19.

GTE Pro champion Sorensen to make LMP2 debut at Le Mans

World Endurance Championship GTE Pro champion Marco Sorensen will make his LMP2 debut at next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, joining Ricky Taylor and Dennis Andersen at High Class Racing.

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial Plus

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial

OPINION: After 24 Le Mans 24 Hours participations, 50-year-old Emmanuel Collard will be absent from the grid this year, stuck at the mercy of his gold driver grading. But, while he's not motivated by breaking start records, the French veteran is determined to return to the field next year

WEC
Jul 24, 2021
How glitches left Toyota 'worried' about losing unbeaten WEC streak Plus

How glitches left Toyota 'worried' about losing unbeaten WEC streak

The World Endurance Championship's long-awaited return to Monza posed the sternest test yet for Toyota's new hypercar. Although the Japanese marque's GR010 HYBRID remains unbeaten, the victory for Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi was far from plain sailing

WEC
Jul 19, 2021
How the next step in the IMSA and WEC convergence can reunite multiple fronts Plus

How the next step in the IMSA and WEC convergence can reunite multiple fronts

OPINION: Following the latest convergence connection permitting Le Mans Hypercars from the World Endurance Championship to compete against LMDh entries in the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2023, it could open up enticing options not only to manufacturers but also for the calendar and race formats

WEC
Jul 13, 2021
How overlooked Mazda produced one of Le Mans' greatest shocks Plus

How overlooked Mazda produced one of Le Mans' greatest shocks

The screaming rotary-engined Mazda 787 is regarded as one of the most popular Le Mans 24 Hours-winning cars, but until its surprise success on this day 30 years ago it was never regarded as a likely victor. But that reckoned without a new technical partner, some canny political manoeuvring and a rival's bizarre self-inflicted weakness

WEC
Jun 23, 2021
How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge helped Toyota to keep clear Plus

How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge helped Toyota to keep clear

Despite going stride for stride for pace at Portimao, Alpine’s grandfathered LMP1 couldn’t convert pole position into a sustained victory fight against Toyota. And due to rules and car limitations that are set in stone, the French manufacturer will be searching for solutions in its own battle of endurance

WEC
Jun 14, 2021
Toyota hits the ton — charting 100 world championship sportscar starts Plus

Toyota hits the ton — charting 100 world championship sportscar starts

The Japanese manufacturer is celebrating its 100th world championship prototype start in this weekend's Portimao 8 Hours round of the World Endurance Championship. Here are the major milestones on the road to three figures since the earliest low-key days of its entry into the Group C arena nearly 40 years ago

WEC
Jun 12, 2021
The philosophical problems the WEC's new Hypercar class is already facing Plus

The philosophical problems the WEC's new Hypercar class is already facing

OPINION: Most of the column inches after the World Endurance Championship's opener were centred around the relative pace of the Hypercar class and the LMP2s, but there's another question that needs addressing in order for the new division to have a successful future

WEC
May 7, 2021
How stumbling Toyota drew first blood in the WEC's new era Plus

How stumbling Toyota drew first blood in the WEC's new era

Amid concerns that the new Hypercar class would be upstaged on debut by the spec LMP2 machines at Spa, Toyota delivered the pole and victory that the vast majority of observers expected. But neither car had a clean run, which gave the grandfathered Alpine LMP1 an unexpected shot at glory

WEC
May 4, 2021