Oliver Gavin says that Corvette Racing's withdrawal from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is a disappointment since he feels that the event makes the team even stronger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
FIA WEC manufacturer Toyota says it’s “disappointing” that it won’t be able to explore the absolute limits of its advanced TS050 LMP1 hybrid, even though it welcomes the new era of hypercar regulations.
Last weekend’s ground-breaking inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual generated 63 million impressions across all platforms, including over 14 million views for the race broadcast with a further 8.6 million views online.
On June 19 2016 Toyota was at the heart of the most dramatic finish in Le Mans history when its leading car broke down with one lap to go. Three key players from Toyota's LMP1 programme explain how the team bounced back from that heartbreaking loss, which was one of several near misses.
Of the 29 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours he's attended, Gary Watkins selects his favourite - a scarcely-believable fairytale win for one of the race's most legendary teams that almost didn't happen at all.
Losing a win in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours can haunt drivers for years. In 1990, Eliseo Salazar actually did find himself in the winning entry, only to be replaced right before he was due to get in the car.
OPINION: The eagerly-awaited 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual was not without its problems and controversies, but firmly achieved its primary objective of entertaining action-starved fans and increasing anticipation for the real thing in September.
Most of the great sportscar drivers have tasted success in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but such is the nature and challenge of the event that there are some notable absentees from the winners list. So who were the best losers?
In 2010, a 39-year distance record was finally beaten at the Le Mans 24 Hours as Audi claimed its ninth win at the event. It achieved both with a car that's largely forgotten, the 'ugly duckling' R15-plus TDI.