World Endurance Championship 2016

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World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:49 pm

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2016 FIA World Endurance Championship Provisional Calendar

25/26 March: The Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

17 April: 6 Hours of Silverstone, GBR

07 May: WEC 6 Hours of Spa, BEL

05 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day

18/19 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans, FRA

24 July: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, DEU

04 September: 6 Hours of Mexico City, MEX (To Be Confirmed)

17 September: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (Lone Star Le Mans), USA

16 October: 6 Hours of Fuji, JPN

06 November: 6 Hours of Shanghai, CHN

19 November: 6 Hours of Bahrain, BAH
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:57 am

Some videos of Audi and Porsche testing this week at Sebring

Audi R18 e-tron quattro


Also at the test was Porsche and Magnus Racing, testing next years cars for the IMSA WeatherTec Endurance series

Audi R8 and Porsche 911


Porsche 911 RSR


Audi R8 LMS (IMSA GTD) - Magnus Racing

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by RicME85 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:19 pm

Nissan decides to not participate in 2016 WEC LMP1
23 December, 2015 (Yokohama, Japan): Today, Nissan announced that it will withdraw its LMP1 entry from the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Nissan entered LMP1 in the 2015 season with an innovative new, and bold concept, with the ambition to compete at the front of the field.

The teams worked diligently to bring the vehicles up to the desired performance levels. However, the company concluded that the program would not be able to reach its ambitions and decided to focus on developing its longer term racing strategies.

Racing is a core part of the Nissan DNA, and the company has a proud history of innovating to win. Nissan's commitment to motorsports remains strong, as evidenced by its victorious track record in the 2015 season – from achieving the overall winner of Super GT two years in a row in Japan, to winning the Blancpain Endurance Pro Class, Bathurst 12hr race with the GT-R GT3. Nissan will continue its support of WEC through its various engine programs including recent introduction of LMP3 engine.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:50 pm

That's a little odd considering I was just reading a few hours ago about their test session they had on the 9th of Dec.
http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/piqu ... st-a-test/
Reigning Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr enjoyed his brief test for the Nissan LMP1 team earlier this month, but insists there are no plans for him to race for the Japanese marque.
It seems nobody will be driving that car for them next year

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by dmjunqueira » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:52 pm

RicME85 wrote:Nissan decides to not participate in 2016 WEC LMP1
23 December, 2015 (Yokohama, Japan): Today, Nissan announced that it will withdraw its LMP1 entry from the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Nissan entered LMP1 in the 2015 season with an innovative new, and bold concept, with the ambition to compete at the front of the field.

The teams worked diligently to bring the vehicles up to the desired performance levels. However, the company concluded that the program would not be able to reach its ambitions and decided to focus on developing its longer term racing strategies.

Racing is a core part of the Nissan DNA, and the company has a proud history of innovating to win. Nissan's commitment to motorsports remains strong, as evidenced by its victorious track record in the 2015 season – from achieving the overall winner of Super GT two years in a row in Japan, to winning the Blancpain Endurance Pro Class, Bathurst 12hr race with the GT-R GT3. Nissan will continue its support of WEC through its various engine programs including recent introduction of LMP3 engine.
:cry:

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by SiLo » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:25 am

Really need to follow this more and watch more races. Excited to see the new Ford GT out there too!
Felipe Baby!

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:08 pm

Rolex 24 at Daytona Jan 30-31

Sergio Perez to back TRG-Aston Martin entry in Rolex 24. the team of drivers will include his brother Antonioas
as well as fellow countrymen Ricardo Perez de Lara and Santiago Creel, and British driver Lars Viljoen.
"I’m proud to put this team of strong drivers in the hands of TRG-Aston Martin Racing for one of the biggest sports car races of the year,” said Sergio Perez. “Our sponsors will love this new exposure, and I know the Mexican fans will be cheering our guys through all 24 hours!”
http://www.motorsport.com/imsa/news/per ... 24-664752/

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This post has be edited: original post had Sergio as a driver in the team, which is not the case

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by ajprice » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:48 am

2016 Toyota TS050

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122687
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White with red and black bits, how original! :lol:

I hope Audi keep the black and red livery they have shown their car in, then Porsche go with the red car livery from car #17 at Le Mans last year. Then its easier to spot which is which, black for Audi, red for Porsche, white for Toyota. That's not going to happen though.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Pierce89 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:10 pm

ajprice wrote:2016 Toyota TS050

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122687
http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editori ... 553326.jpg

White with red and black bits, how original! :lol:

I hope Audi keep the black and red livery they have shown their car in, then Porsche go with the red car livery from car #17 at Le Mans last year. Then its easier to spot which is which, black for Audi, red for Porsche, white for Toyota. That's not going to happen though.
That's a 2015 TS040,it says so in the article you linked.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Morteza » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:48 am

Pierce89 wrote:
ajprice wrote:2016 Toyota TS050

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122687
http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editori ... 553326.jpg

White with red and black bits, how original! :lol:

I hope Audi keep the black and red livery they have shown their car in, then Porsche go with the red car livery from car #17 at Le Mans last year. Then its easier to spot which is which, black for Audi, red for Porsche, white for Toyota. That's not going to happen though.
That's a 2015 TS040,it says so in the article you linked.
True. They used the 2015 car to unveil their new 2016 livery. That's about it :D
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by livinglikethathuh » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:58 am

I do hope that they change the headlight design this year. Audi has light rods. Porsche has quad-lights. Toyota's headlights look like "ok, lets put our the biggest headlights we can find...here."
Like an afterthought, with no regard to the lamps' backgrounds, etc.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Facts Only » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:42 am

Is everyone who works on the WEC paint jobs colour blind? Or are they keeping costs down by all sharing big tins of white, black and red paint.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Cold Fussion » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:13 pm

If only the on track racing in LMP1 was as close as the competition for having the most awful livery.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by TzeiTzei » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:49 pm

Manor will be racing in the LMP2 class with an Oreca 05.



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