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    Motorsports: ACO announces new LMP3 class for Le Mans prototype racing [w/videos]
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    Starting a career in formula racing? There's a whole dedicated ladder of feeder series from Formula Renault to GP2. Ditto rally, Indy, NASCAR... even Dakar-style rally raid has the Land Rover Defender Challenge. But sports endurance racing is a bit more tricky. You can start out in GT cars, but ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan working on something radical for Le Mans
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    With Porsche joining Audi and Toyota at the front of the LMP1 grid at Le Mans next year, Nissan is the next to be throwing its hat (and considerable R&D budget) into the proverbial ring. But only if it's allowed to do something radically different, according to the latest report in Car ...

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    Report: Next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans pushed back a week
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    Race fans that look forward to the motorsports mecca that is the 24 Hours of Le Mans will have to wait one additional week. According to an Autosport report, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest had announced the dates for the 2013 race as June 15-16, but following a request by the FIA, the dates had ...

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    Motorsports: Le Mans rule changes for 2014 announced, engine restrictions eased
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    The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has announced a number of rule changes for the 2014 race that open up the options for LMP1 racers and guide their technology closer to that of road cars, and that should also give fans even better racing than we're used to ...

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    Video: Get pumped up with this 24 Hours of Le Mans historical highlight reel
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    Even though Aston Martin's gone home and Audi won't have Peugeot to kick around at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, there's a heap to look forward to: a large field of entries that includes two Audi diesel R18s plus two more hybrid R18s, Toyota's TS030 LMP1 hybrid and LMP2 racers from Lotus and ...

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    Official: Toyota upgrades limited TS030 Hybrid racing program to full WEC entry
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    When Toyota announced its return to endurance sports car racing with the new TS030 Hybrid this season, the plan was to enter a handful of races, like Le Mans and Spa-Francorchamps, on an invitational basis. Plans change, though, and Toyota has now upgraded the program to a full manufacturer ...

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    Official: Le Mans Series opens up to new challengers with GTC class
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    If it seems to you that just about every year the powers-that-be change the classes in Le Mans racing, well, you're not far off. The racing categories for various vehicles is constantly in flux, with organizers at the ACO forever seeking out the right balance between various categories to keep ...

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    Report: Chrysler to take next-gen Viper back to Le Mans?
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    Mending a rift in motor racing is good for everybody. It was good for American open-wheel racing when the Champ Car and IndyCar Series put aside their differences to rejoin forces. And it will be good for sports car racing now that the FIA and the ACO are in the same corner. Just as Indy is set ...

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    Video: Project 56 taking DeltaWing IndyCar design to Le Mans in 2012
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    Drivers sometimes switch between motor racing disciplines, but their cars themselves seldom do. Take, for example, Dan Gurney. The all-American racing driver won races in F1, Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans, to name just a few. Of course, he did it all in completely different types of machinery, but ...

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    Official: FIA and ACO team up for new World Endurance Championship
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    International motor racing is a complicated web of various series, each with their own types of cars run under different rules. The one element that binds them all – or at least a good proportion of them – together is the FIA. The international automobile federation governs Formula ...

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    Honda introduces new 2.8L turbo V6 for 2011 LMP2 race cars
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    2011 Honda Performance Development 2.8-liter turbo V6 – Click above to enlarge
    Earlier this week, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest announced revised technical regulations that will go into effect for the 2011 season. Much like the current American Le Mans Series rules, the current LMP1 and ...

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    Formula Le Mans joins the big boys in the Le Mans Series
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    Formula Le Mans Oreca FLM09 – Click above for image gallery
    Most major racing disciplines around the world have a clear and comprehensive framework to allow aspiring drivers to learn the ropes. Pretty much everyone starts in karting, but from there F1 hopefuls go on to Formula Renault and ...

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    REPORT: Nissan GT-R, Maserati MC12 heading to Le Mans
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    Nissan GT-R and Maserati MC12 at 2009 FIA GT test session – Click either image for high-res gallery
    If you think you've seen schisms in motorsports by following the on-again, off-again rifts in F1, Indy racing and rallying, those are nothing compared to the fisticuffs endured in sportscar ...

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    REPORT: Peugeot lodges protest against the Audi R15 TDI at Le Mans
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    The drama has already begun at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, albeit not the on-track kind. Peugeot has reportedly lodged a protest against Audi's R15 racer, charging that elements of the car's front wing are illegal. Peugeot asserts that the flap-like sections at the rear of the front wing, where ...

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    Le Mans organizers to ban V10s and V12s from LMP1 in 2011
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    The latest in a string of reports on Le Mans Series rule changes could stand to really shake things up in the prototype classes in a few years. ACO, the French racing organizers which coordinate the European Le Mans Series and its headline event, are reportedly planning on banning V10s and V12s ...

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    Le Mans organizers target diesels with new rules
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi R10 at Le Mans
    Diesel power has emerged as the dominating fuel in Le Mans series endurance racing, with Audi and Peugeot competing neck-and-neck for top honors. But that's about to change, if the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has anything to say ...

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    ACO adjusts rules for '08 race season
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    Even though 3 different makes made the podium of this year's Le Mans race for just the second time in thirty years, diesels have owned the course of late. To increase parity, the race's sanctioning body, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), has slightly modified the rules to aid gas-engined ...

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