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The latest entry in our My Favourite Race series looks back at one of the closest finishes in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which also marked the final heavyweight encounter between Audi and Peugeot.
Mazda Team Joest’s recent winning streak in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the result of "two-and-a-half years of tenacity" according to Multimatic Motorsport boss Larry Holt.
Jonathan Bomarito, who along with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla led a Mazda Team Joest 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen yesterday, says the RT24-Ps were so fast that fulfilling their potential came down simply to “execution”.
Mazda Team Joest scored a brilliant 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla’s #55 car leading the #77 of Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard to end more than five years of heartbreaking near-misses in emphatic style.
Mazda Team Joest securing its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory is more important than launching a bid for title honours this season, says Oliver Jarvis.
Harry Tincknell in the #55 Mazda RT24-P delivered a late flyer to usurp the two Acura ARX-05s and top warm-up for Saturday’s Detroit IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round.
IndyCar star Ryan Hunter-Reay will return to IMSA action next weekend at Mid-Ohio when he stands in for Harry Tincknell at Mazda Team Joest.
Rolex 24 polesitter Oliver Jarvis says he’s “devastated” that reliability woes have again wrecked Mazda’s Daytona challenge, after both RT24-Ps suffered problems almost simultaneously in the seventh hour of the race.
Mazda Team Joest ace Harry Tincknell says that he’s expecting race wins and championship contention after the “huge” shift in the team dynamic in the RT24-P’s third season.
Formula E star Lucas di Grassi will make his first prototype start since Audi's withdrawal from the FIA World Endurance Championship in this month's Petit Le Mans IMSA season finale.
Oliver Jarvis says the relative newness of the Mazda Team Joest partnership probably means it will struggle to beat the Cadillac squads over the course of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship this year.
DTM champion Rene Rast is close to confirming potential outings with the new Mazda Team Joest IMSA outfit, Motorsport.com has learned.
Nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen says the absence of an Audi LMP1 challenge at this year’s event will not devalue the quality of racing.
Lucas di Grassi says he is "highly likely" to compete in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, in either LMP1 or GTE Pro.
Taking the bottom step of the podium on our biggest motorsport stories of the year countdown, it's the shock news of Audi's withdrawal from WEC and the Le Mans 24 Hours after 18 incredible seasons of competition.
Audi has offered a glimpse into how its 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship contender could have appeared had the marque stayed in LMP1.
Loic Duval says he is waiting on a decision from Audi about his future after testing the German marque’s DTM car last week at Jerez.
Audi WEC drivers Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi were left struggling to hide their emotions after taking the Ingolstadt marque’s final endurance racing win in the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Audi secured a one-two finish in its final FIA World Endurance Championship race in Bahrain, as the #2 Porsche crew of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb did enough to seal the drivers' title with a sixth-place finish.
Lucas di Grassi says Audi “didn’t deserve” to win the FIA World Endurance Championship title in its final year of competition, as its R18 cars suffered too many reliability problems.
Audi's sudden departure from endurance racing will have come to a wake-up call to the FIA World Endurance Championship - but the series can still thrive in future if it adapts to a changing landscape, writes Jamie Klein.
Audi driver Lucas di Grassi says a final flourish to challenge for the FIA World Endurance Championship title would be the best possible way for the German giant to bow out of endurance racing in style.
The FIA World Endurance Championship has issued a statement in response to Audi's withdrawal from sportscar racing, saying that it can look forward to other manufacturers joining the series in future.
Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich has responded to reports in the German press that the manufacturer is set to withdraw from LMP1 after 2017, insisting nothing has yet been decided.
Porsche 5-1 Audi. This year’s FIA World Endurance Championship looks like a drubbing, but in fact those statistics don’t reveal half the story. Charles Bradley tells you what else you need to know about Audi v Porsche in 2016.
The two factory LMP1 drivers who missed the previous round of the FIA World Endurance Championship through injury, Toyota’s Anthony Davidson and Audi’s Benoit Treluyer, both believe they can get through the 6 Hours of COTA race weekend.
Porsche’s reigning FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber believes his #1 919 Hybrid thoroughly deserved its victory in the 6 Hours of Mexico – despite a strong challenge from rivals Audi.
Audi’s Andre Lotterer says he was “looking really good” for victory in the WEC 6 Hours of Mexico, until a brake problem caused him to crash and hand the race to rivals Porsche.
Audi grabbed pole position for the WEC 6 Hours of Mexico from under the noses of Porsche at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Porsche’s FIA World Endurance Championship star Mark Webber says the main priority in Mexico City this weekend is to stop Audi from scoring its second win of the season.
This weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship enters uncharted territory in Mexico for its 1000bhp hybrids – with teams admitting they don’t know quite what to expect apart from ultra-high speeds and cooling headaches.
The #2 Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb still leads the FIA World Endurance Championship points race after the 6 Hours of Nurburgring, but with a reduced advantage over the #8 Audi of Oliver Jarvis, Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval.
Andre Lotterer says that Audi was caught out by a cooling track in the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring, as the team found itself powerless to challenge sister marque Porsche for victory in the latter stages.
Porsche’s reigning WEC champions Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley overcame a stiff Audi challenge to claim their first win of the season in the 6 Hours of Nurburgring.
Audi believes that the corrected fuel allowance its cars have been handed for the rest of the FIA World Endurance Championship will do nothing to help it match the stint lengths of its LMP1 rivals.
Audi WEC driver Oliver Jarvis believes he and Lucas di Grassi should have taken pole position, ahead of the sister #7 car of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler in qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nurburgring.
Mark Webber kept Porsche in command in a delayed third and final practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring, beating closest challenger Toyota by just under three tenths.