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)

Toyota leads the WEC field into the first corner of the Six Hours of Bahrain. (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.

Nov 29

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

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

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. (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.

Nov 29

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

Porsche 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 WEC in 2014.

Nov 25

SportsCars: LMP3 Class Announced For 2015 — Stunning Design

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced Monday the creation of a new prototype category, LMP3, that’s set to launch in 2015. (Photo: Sora Composites)

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced Monday the creation of a new prototype category, LMP3, that’s set to launch in 2015. (Photo: Sora Composites)

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced Monday the creation of a new prototype category, LMP3, that’s set to launch in 2015.

Aimed to provide teams with a low-cost, turn-key prototype, the new class, which replaces the spec LMPC category, will be seen in the European and Asian Le Mans Series.