FIA WEC
Jun 10

24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 preview

35 BRUNDLE Alex (GBR) MARDENBOROUGH Jann (GBR) SHULZHITSKIY Mark (RUS) Ligier Nissan LMP2 team Oak Racing , actionduring the 2014 Le Mans 24 hours test day, on June 1st 2014, at Le Mans circuit, France. Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI

FOX Sports will be covering this weekend’s 82nd running of the 24 Hours of LIVE on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and with the FOX Sports Go app. (Photo: DPPI/Onroak Automotive)

Despite struggling to attract entries in the FIA World Endurance Championship and a slight dwindling car count in the , the LMP2 grid for this year’s couldn’t be any stronger, with 17 entries set to take part with their cost-capped prototypes.

FOXSports.com continues its comprehensive week-long coverage with a look at the teams from the LMP2 class.

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May 23

SportsCars: Nissan Announces Factory LMP1 Program For 2015

Nissan plans to begin testing the GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car in October. (Photo: Nissan)

Nissan plans to begin testing the GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car in October. (Photo: Nissan)

Following months of speculation and intrigue, Nissan officially announced Friday its entry into the LMP1 class for 2015, which will see a two-car full factory program in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the legendary GT-R model.

The Japanese manufacturer’s all-new prototype, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, will take on the likes of Audi, Toyota and Porsche in what will be a global effort encompassing technical resources and facilities in Japan, Europe and the U.S.

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May 21

16-Year-Old Confirmed for History-Making Run at Le Mans

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The No. 41 team has finished fourth place in both LMP2 races so far in 2014. (Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport)

History will be set at the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of when 16-year-old Matt McMurry becomes the youngest driver ever to participate in motorsports’ most famous endurance race.

The culmination of a long-held childhood dream, McMurry will beat the 55-year-old record held by Ricardo Rodriguez, who was 17 years and four months when he drove an OSCA S750 in 1959 at Le Mans.

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May 13

Dempsey Racing set to return to 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013 in Le Mans, France. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of , and drives during the 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the second straight year, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster and Patrick Long will be behind the wheel of the No. 77 -Proton Porsche 911 RSR in the .

The all-American trio led the GTE-AM class in the 2013, and came close to finishing on the class podium, crossing the line in fourth place.

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May 3

FIA WEC: Toyota wins Six Hours of Spa

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(Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi pick off the second consecutive victory for Toyota at Spa. (Photo courtesy Vincent Wouters)

Toyota earned back-to-back FIA World Endurance Championship victories with a commanding win in Saturday’s Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Nicolas Lapierre took the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to a 1 minute and 13-second victory over Loic Duval’s No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, in a race that saw an early challenge from Porsche until both of the 919 Hybrids ran into trouble.

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