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Bernhard tops the times for Porsche in WEC Rookie Test

Timo Bernhard piloted Porsche to the top of the combined timesheet today in the official WEC Rookie Test held at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir The German ace, who this past season claimed an impressive double with manufacturers Porsche and fellow-drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber, steered his no. 1 919 Hybrid to a fastest lap of one minute 40.244 seconds. Bernhard registered his best time during the test’s morning session, when he completed nine laps around BIC’s (...)

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Bernhard tops the times for Porsche in WEC Rookie Test

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Six champions crowned following Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Six new champions were crowned Saturday night as the chequered flag came down on the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain to end the 2017 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship Three of the WEC’s nine titles were already decided heading into this year’s Grand Finale at Bahrain International Circuit. Porsche LMP Team won the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship. Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley claimed the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship. Ferrari had also (...)

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Toyota clinch season-ending victory in Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing shone brightest under the stars tonight in winning this year’s hugely exciting FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain Sebastien Buemi was behind the wheel of Toyota’s no. 8 TS050 Hybrid as it crossed the finish line for the final chequered flag of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Buemi shared duties in the car with teammates Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, and they completed the endurance challenge with a total of 199 laps around BIC’s 5.412-kilometre (...)

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High intensity and excitement in WEC support series

Rene Binder, Julien Falchero, Rinus van Kalmthout and Tom Oliphant were all victorious today in their respective championships The action was intense and hotly contested in the three supporting series, including the World Series Formula V8 3.5, the MRF Challenge and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. The World Series Formula V8 3.5 was holding the final round of its 2017 campaign, while the MRF and Porsche GT3 Cup were each staging their season-openers. Binder races to (...)

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Porsche pip Toyota for pole in Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Nick Tandy came on late in qualifying to help World champions Porsche steal pole position this evening for the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain. With only minutes remaining in qualifying, Tandy steered his no. 1 Toyota Hybrid to the top of the timesheet as he and teammate Neel Jani had a best average lap time of one minute 39.383 seconds. WEC qualifying headlined a hugely exciting second day of the WEC race weekend at Bahrain International Circuit. The Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is the (...)

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Porsche top Free Practice 3 times

World champions Porsche made their presence felt this morning after topping the timesheets in Free Practice 3 for the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain It was the no. 2 Hybrid of drivers’ world title holders Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley that set the pace. They steered their car to a best lap of one minute 42.438 seconds. Teammate Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy in Porsche’s no. 1 challenger that followed not far behind with a lap 0.696s slower. The no. 8 Hybrid of (...)

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Davidson sets day’s best time as Toyota keep up the pace at BIC

Toyota Gazoo Racing continued to showcase their blistering pace this evening as they once again finished ahead of world champions Porsche in the second free practice of the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain Anthony Davidson in Toyota’s no. 8 Hybrid was the pace-setter with a best lap of one minute 40.095 seconds – more than two seconds quicker than best time of teammate Kamui Kobayashi set in the day’s first practice. Davidson led teammate Mike Conway to another one-two classification in the (...)

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Kobayashi steers Toyota to the top in first practice

Toyota Gazoo Racing set the pace today in the weekend’s opening free practice session in the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain – the ninth and final round of the World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) 2017 season Winners of the championship’ last two races, Toyota maintained their recent good form at BIC by topping the timesheet in free practice one. Kamui Kobayashi steered Toyota’s no. 7 car to a best lap of one minute 42.313 seconds around BIC’s 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix track. He was followed by (...)

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Binder rides cooler temps to top of the times

Rene Binder of Austria came away with the best lap of the day after the pair of collective tests in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, which is holding its ninth and final round over the weekend Binder had the best time of the day of one minute 44.153 seconds with the cooler track temperatures in the evening session. Diego Menchaca of Mexico set the pace in the weekend’s first collective test held earlier in the day. Driving for Fortec Motorsports, Menchaca clocked a best lap of 1:45:246 (...)

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Ravishankar fastest in MRF Challenge

Singapore-born Pavan Ravishankar went fastest as the 2017 season of the MRF Challenge got underway at Bahrain International Circuit With track conditions hotter than expected, Ravishankar set a best lap of two minutes 01.638 seconds to go top of the sheets in free practice two. Seventeen-year-old Brazilian driver Felipe Drugovich, who is a favourite for the title, set the fastest time in FP1 and is looking very strong heading into qualifying. In the opening practice session of the weekend (...)

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Oliphant sets early pace but Al Zubair scores day’s best time

Tom Oliphant and Al Faisal Al Zubair both opened the new season of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East on a positive note today morning at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir Oliphant topped the timesheet in the series’ first practice of the weekend, but it was Al Zubair clocked the best time of the day. Oliphant registered a fastest lap of two minutes 03.643 seconds in free practice one. Classified right behind him was Charlie Frijns from the Netherlands. Only 0.108s separated (...)

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