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Petrov confirmed at SMP for 2016 LMP2 campaign

Former Formula One driver Vitaly Petrov has been confirmed at SMP racing for the 2016 World Endurance Championship. The Russian will drive the BR Engineering BR01 car, after it spent a development year in the European Le Mans series. SMP Racing are stepping up to a full WEC campaign in 2016, having competed in ELMS…

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Nissan should be praised, not hammered

“Innovation That Excites.” Nissan’s slogan sums up its LMP1 project well, in that the innovation did excite fans of the sport. Sadly for the Japanese company, excite was all it did. Troubled from the start, the GT-R LM NISMO made one race appearance, at Le Mans, before it was announced that it would no longer…

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Nissan withdraws LMP1 entry for 2016

Nissan has announced it will withdraw its 2016 LMP1 World Endurance Championship after a troubled return to sportscar racing in 2015. The Japanese outfit had come back into the sport with a radical front-engined car for the whole of the 2015, but pulled out of the first two rounds to focus on Le Mans. While…

Porsche retain line-up for 2016

Porsche have confirmed they will retain their two full-time line-ups in the 2016 World Endurance Championship. Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard will defend their title while Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb will drive the sister car. However, like Audi, Porsche will only run two cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours…