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    Motorsports: Audi to enter third R18 following Loic Duval's huge crash
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    When we saw the picture above yesterday, our first thought went to driver Loic Duval. After hearing that he, miraculously, walked away from the annihilated heap that had been the number one Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, our next thought went Audi's hopes in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the ...

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    Video: Audi R18 suffers huge crash during Le Mans practice, driver conscious and alert
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    Loic Duval, driver of the #1 Audi R18 E-tron Quattro, suffered a massive crash today during free practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Duval's car reportedly went off track backwards at high speed near the Porsche Curves and flew into the retaining fence. There is no video of the actual crash at ...

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    Video: Tom Kristensen walks through a perfect lap of Le Mans in Forza 5
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    One of the best ways of learning a new track, aside from driving it, is to hear someone that's intimately familiar with it give you a good walkthrough. That's just what you'll get here, as the winningest driver in 24 Hours of Le Mans history, Tom Kristensen, walks you through the Circuit de la ...

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    Video: Audi welcomes Porsche back to Le Mans like any sibling would
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    Ah, sibling rivalry. It really is a beautiful thing. It's even more beautiful when said siblings are automakers with very, very well-known racing histories. That's how you get videos like this, which is Audi's way of welcoming Porsche back to the top flight of Le Mans racing. Yes, Audi has taken ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan bringing GT-R LM Nismo to Le Mans in 2015 [w/videos]
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    The Nissan Zeod RC hybrid racecar is certainly cool with its pointy looks, we're excited to see it run, but it isn't built to win races so much as push boundaries. But we might not have too to wait long for one of the Japanese brand's vehicles to claim an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus team out of Le Mans, full driver list published
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    We can scratch off one more car from the list for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Lotus T129 LMP1 car has been dropped from the entry list of the 82nd running of the historic race, with organizers citing "a lack of preparation" as the reason. On a more positive note, the list of 168 drivers in ...

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    Motorsports: Honda Performance Development reveals new ARX-04b LMP2 coupe
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    Make no mistake about it: Honda is big in racing. It was the first Japanese automaker to enter Formula One, remains the most successful and is set to return as an engine supplier next season. It's powered more IndyCar race winners and champions than any other manufacturer, hands down. Honda has ...

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    Official: Audi R18 E-tron gets new livery, mixes it up in city traffic [w/video]
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    The 24 Hours of Le Mans is still months away, but Audi Sport apparently can't wait to get started. It has just debuted the new livery for its 2014 R18 E-tron Quattro with a public drive through the streets of the town of Le Mans, while simultaneously announcing that it has a new, larger ...

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    Motorsports: SRT pulling Vipers out of Le Mans
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    Last year, Chrysler campaigned a pair of SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first time Auburn Hills had sent a team to the famous French endurance race since 2000, when the Viper ended a three-year winning streak in the GTS class. It finished in 24th and 31st places, woefully ...

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    Report: Porsche would have entered F1 if Audi had blocked its Le Mans program
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    Go back a few years and you may have heard rumors of Porsche heading into Formula One. That never came to pass – or at least, it hasn't yet – but that doesn't mean that it wasn't close to happening. That's how committed to returning to top-level motorsport competition Porsche has ...

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    ETC: How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer
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    Open-source software isn't a new thing, even in the world of racing. Just take a look at the gorgeous Project Cars video game to see what we mean. What is, unusual, though, is an open-source car. And we aren't just talking about any car - we're talking about an open-source Le Mans prototype. Oh ...

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    Video: Porsche shows off 919 Hybrid with Art of the Pitstop short
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    In 2014, Porsche will return to the world's premier sports car racing series in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, campaigning its new 919 Hybrid. Given that it's the first time Porsche factory teams will be competing since 1998, the German automaker is treating the occasion like rendezvousing with a ...

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    Detroit: Chevy Corvette C7.R ready to tackle United SportsCar Championship [w/video]
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    When the United SportsCar Championship kicks off at the end of the month with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the grid will be packed with European machinery from Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and more. And that's just in the GTLM class. But the contest American racing fans are likely to be watching ...

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    Motorsports: Alonso and Rossi to field Ferrari at Le Mans?
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    The plot thickens and just keeps thickening when it comes to Ferrari's potential return to Le Mans. Antonello Coletta, the head of Ferrari's sports car racing program, first suggested that the new regulations being implemented by the ACO could potentially see the Prancing Horse marque compete in ...

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    Followup: Ferrari return to Le Mans looking more likely?
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    Statements made by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo may indicate that the Italian brand could return to a form of racing it's been absent from for 40 years - prototype racing. That's right, LMP1 could see a factory Ferrari team for the first time since 1973, if a report from ESPN F1 is to be ...

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    Motorsports: Le Mans champion Allan McNish retires from LMP1 racing
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    Having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, the American Le Mans Series title another three times and, most recently, the FIA World Endurance Championship, Allan McNish doesn't have much left to prove. Which is why he's retiring, ending this stage of his 33-year driving career on a high ...

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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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    Official: Porsche rolls out new 919 Hybrid at racing gala
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    That Porsche is returning to Le Mans next year with a top-tier LMP1 entry is no news – we've known that for some time. We've even seen pictures of the car in question undergoing testing at various racetracks across Europe, been told who'll be driving it and given some basic parameters of ...

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    Motorsports: Audi debuts all-new R18 E-Tron Quattro with novel secondary hybrid system
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    This is the new Audi R18. It looks like the Bond villain of race cars (it has red running lamps), and if Audi's past is any indication, it'll prove difficult to beat in the LMP1 class of the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The car's full name is the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, just like last ...

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    Motorsports: Porsche LMP1 to use 4-cyl hybrid powertrain [w/poll]
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    With the Formula One season – and indeed his entire F1 career – now behind him, Mark Webber took advantage of his early release from Red Bull Racing to try out the new LMP1 which Porsche is developing, undertaking the final test session of 2013 before Porsche throws it head first into ...

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