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This Great Racing Photobomb Was From The Most Intense Le Mans Rivalry In Years

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Every once in a while, you come across someone in the background who totally steals the show. Sometimes a photobomb is so good, it’s practically elevated to an art form, and one of the best examples I’ve ever seen wasn’t done with a person, but with a big flag and a car at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona. Read more...

Motor racing-Former Le Mans racer Watts comes out as gay

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Retired Le Mans racer Danny Watts has come out as gay, saying he had never felt able to be open about his sexuality while competing in the sport.

Famous Film Cars to Stage a Comeback at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Courtesy of Geoff Hacker From McQueen’s racer in Le Mans to Presley’s Corvette in Clambake, these machines made movie magic… Viju Mathew

McLaren Considers A Return To Le Mans, Which Would Be Awesome

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Hey, remember when McLaren showed up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1990s with some F1s and cleaned house? Good times. Now McLaren’s new head honcho Zak Brown says he’d like to take the marque back to the storied race. While nothing is in the works yet, this is exactly what we want to hear, isn’t it? I think it… Read more...

Toyota adds a third car to Le Mans lineup

Toyota really wants a win after last year's disappointing finish. Continue reading Toyota adds a third car to Le Mans lineup Toyota adds a third car to Le Mans lineup originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Motor racing-Kubica to race Le Mans with ByKolles team

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will make his Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar debut in June and compete in the full World Endurance Championship, the Germany-based ByKolles team announced on Thursday.

Historic Alpine Le Mans prototype preserved in French shed

It's hard to imagine a more romantic barn find than a dust-covered Le Mans prototype quietly sitting, waiting, in a dilapidated wood shed covered with moss in the south of France. When vintage car racer/restorer Graham Long and I first saw it on a cold, winter evening, it was as if we'd stumbled upon a previously undiscovered Egyptian crypt...

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS first drive review: The bargain 911

Cape Town, South Africa - I'm at the wheel of the 2017 Porsche 911 GTS at Killarney Raceway behind 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Marc Lieb and I'm frustrated. Lieb, in the even more powerful 911 Turbo S, is setting a leisurely pace and I want to pass him. It's not because I'm some world-class driver. Another well-meaning but less confident...

2017 Ford GT Supercar Specifications Revealed

after a lengthy introduction for the ford gt supercar, including a le mans racing debut that saw the turbocharged v6 ford topple rivals from ferrari and porsche, details of the production car have finally been revealed. despite a somewhat...Show More Summary

Mazda's New Prototype Caught On Fire, Just Like Their Old Prototype

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It appears as though Mazda didn’t solve all of their reliability problems with their new RT24-P endurance racer. Between today’s oil fire at the Rolex 24 and the fuel injector-caused fire at Petit Le Mans, this is the second race in a row where a Mazda prototype has had burst into flame during a race. Read more...

Even Formula One Drivers Are Now Mocking The Thought Of 'Alternative Facts'

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Everyone’s hopping on the bandwagon of roasting the Trump White House’s ham-fisted public-facing staff—even German Formula One drivers. Current Renault F1 driver and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Nico Hülkenberg is the latest to leak some “alternative facts” about his new race car. Read more...

Rossi eyes Le Mans after MotoGP career

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi says he would like to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours in the future and insists he has no regrets over…

After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts

Mattias Ekström's EKS team gets factory support for its Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro race car. Continue reading After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Jaguar J-Type

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When it comes to using four wheels to get around a track as fast as possible, the blueprint is pretty well established at this point. All you have to do is look to the top echelon of racing to figure it out. Formula 1, Le Mans prototypes, winning GT cars – all of ‘em mount the powerplant towards the middle of the chassis. Show More Summary

This Weird Also-Ran Le Mans Prototype Class Desperately Needs Someone To Care

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ginetta, a British marque so semi-obscure that you may have forgotten that people still race Ginettas all the time, announced its plan to become another team in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 privateer class starting in 2018. That’s good, because there’s only one entry in LMP1 privateer this year. Sad! Read more...

DMoL Moto Guzzi Airtail

Death Machines of London bursts onto the scene with one hell of a debut. This overhauled 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk. II has warning lights and a main switch from a Merlin Spitfire, custom front fairing and tank, and a delugged frame that houses all the electronics.

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