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Chadwick, Powell join Richard Mille for Bahrain WEC rookie test
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Chadwick, Powell join Richard Mille for Bahrain WEC rookie test

Newly-crowned W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will sample an LMP2 car for the first time at next month’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test in Bahrain.

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Prime

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment.

WRC legend Ogier to test Toyota Hypercar in Bahrain Bahrain
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WRC legend Ogier to test Toyota Hypercar in Bahrain

Seven-time World Rally Championship title winner Sebastien Ogier will test the Toyota Le Mans Hypercar in Bahrain next month.

Toyota, Alpine get weight reduction for Bahrain WEC race

The Hypercar Balance of Performance has undergone major revisions for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain. 

Lamborghini edging closer to WEC/IMSA prototype entry for 2024 Bahrain
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Lamborghini edging closer to WEC/IMSA prototype entry for 2024

Lamborghini is closing on its LMDh prototype entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in time for the 2024 season.

FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022

The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.

Ex Renault F1 engine boss Taffin joins Oreca as technical director
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Ex Renault F1 engine boss Taffin joins Oreca as technical director

Former Renault engine Formula 1 engine chief Remi Taffin, who engineered Fernando Alonso to the world championship in 2005 and 2006, has joined French constructor Oreca as technical director.

Alpine WEC LMP1 car granted extra year of homologation
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Alpine WEC LMP1 car granted extra year of homologation

Alpine will have the chance to race on in the FIA World Endurance Championship with its Oreca-designed A480 LMP1 car next year. 

Inside the Le Mans finish too barmy for Hollywood

Team WRT has been at the forefront of GT racing for years and made a successful move to prototypes for 2021, capped by an LMP2 win on its Le Mans debut. It could've been even better had the race been one lap shorter, when its cars ran 1-2, but the stranger-than-fiction reality has spurred the team to reach greater heights.

Kubica joins High Class LMP2 squad for Bahrain WEC races Bahrain
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Kubica joins High Class LMP2 squad for Bahrain WEC races

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Robert Kubica will return to the High Class Racing LMP2 team for the final two rounds of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain.

Rast, Muller join Audi's LMDh programme for 2023

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast and series frontrunner Nico Muller have been announced as Audi’s first two drivers for its return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2023.

Alpine reveals two-car LMDh Hypercar entry in WEC from 2024

French manufacturer Alpine has confirmed it will enter two LMDh cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category from 2024 that will “benefit from all the expertise” of its F1 project.

Lynn to join Ganassi Cadillac IMSA line-up with view to '23 WEC deal

Alex Lynn will join the Ganassi Cadillac squad for next year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a deal that is set to take him into the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2023.

Ogier open to lower-level endurance seat for Le Mans preparation
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Ogier open to lower-level endurance seat for Le Mans preparation

Sebastien Ogier has suggested he would be open to a race programme in the lower ranks of endurance racing next year as he aims to fulfil his ambition of contesting the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Hirakawa unsure of Toyota WEC seat after "tough" second test

Ryo Hirakawa remains uncertain of his chances of a Toyota FIA World Endurance Championship drive in 2022 following what he described as a "tough" second test in the GR010 Hybrid last week.

Milesi handed Toyota hypercar test chance in Bahrain
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Milesi handed Toyota hypercar test chance in Bahrain

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Charles Milesi will get the chance to drive Toyota's Hypercar in the FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test in Bahrain at the end of the season.

D'station eyeing long-term WEC stay, SUPER GT return

D'station Racing is targeting a long-term stay in the FIA World Endurance Championship after tackling the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time last month, and is also evaluating a return to SUPER GT.

Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss
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Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss

Fritz Enzinger, who oversaw Porsche's Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick with the 919 Hybrid, is stepping down as boss of the German manufacturer's motorsport department.

Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked

Toyota scored its fourth Le Mans 24 Hours victory and a 1-2, with the #7 car of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez beating the #8. But although it looked straightforward from the outside, Toyota faced serious problem that had to be solved with some quick-thinking and ingenuity.

What we've learned from the Le Mans 24 Hours so far

The new dawn for the FIA World Endurance Championship has arrived at Le Mans, as Hypercars prepare to duel for victory in the world's oldest endurance race. Motorsport.com picks out the 10 things we have learned in the build up to the race.