Dec 4

SportsCars: FIA Releases Confirmed 2014 WEC Calendar

SportsCars: FIA WEC Releases Confirmed 2014 Calendar

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the 2014 calendar for the FIA World Endurance Championship. (Photo: DPPI/)

The FIA World Motor Sport Council released Wednesday the confirmed 2014 calendar for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which features a date change.

As reported at SportsCar365.com

The Six Hours of Fuji moves back to its originally scheduled date of Oct. 10-12, after being placed one week earlier in a revised schedule issued by the WEC in October.

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Nov 30

Sports Cars: Toyota Dominates WEC Six Hours of Bahrain, 8Star Wins GTE-Am Title

Toyota leads the WEC field into the first corner of the Six Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: John Dagys)

leads the field into the first corner of the Six Hours of . (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota broke through to claim victory in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, while American squad 8Star Motorsports took home the GTE-Am teams’ title.

The No. Toyota 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi scored their first win with the TS030 Hybrid and the second for the Japanese manufacturer this season following an attrition-filled race that saw retirements for three of the five LMP1 cars.

Buemi took the gasoline-powered hybrid to a 1 minute and 10-second victory over the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer and co-drivers Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler in second, with the LMP2 class-winning No. 26 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR Oreca 03 Nissan completing the overall podium in third.

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Nov 29

SportsCars: Future Unclear For COTA WEC/TUSC Event

SportsCars: Future Unclear For COTA WEC/TUSC Event

The future of the shared sports car weekend at Circuit of The Americas is unclear. (Photo: John Dagys)

The future of the shared sports car weekend at Circuit of The Americas is unclear, as the FIA World Endurance Championship has proposed changes to the event’s timetable before confirming its U.S. event for next year.

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Nov 29

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

will start Saturday’s Six Hours of from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota will start Saturday’s Six Hours of Bahrain from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

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Nov 29

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

announced Friday that it has renewed its factory GTE-Pro program for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche announced Friday that it has renewed its factory GTE-Pro program for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

The German manufacturer, which scored a 1-2 finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, will continue under the Porsche AG Team Manthey banner in a separate program from its new works LMP1 squad that will also take on the in 2014.

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