Prologue (2016)

25 Mar - 26 Mar
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Rebellion Racing head into the WEC season well prepared

The cars showed strong pace and posted the second and third fastest top speeds of the field...

Lotterer: "The new Audi is one of the biggest steps we've made"

Audi sportscar ace Andre Lotterer speaks to about the advances the German manufacturer has made with its latest LMP1 contender for this year's World Endurance Championship.

Prologue extra: Neel Jani's inside line on Porsche's plans

Porsche's Le Mans lap record holder Neel Jani explains why he thinks the German manufacturer will have "a battle on its hands" in LMP1 in the WEC this year.

Prologue extra: Inside the Ford GT's first-ever WEC test

Ford made its World Endurance Championship debut at the Paul Ricard Prologue test, and was on hand to hear from driver Marino Franchitti and snap the best photos of its fantastic new machine.

Results: WEC Prologue 2016's quickest laptimes

After two days of testing, Porsche came out on top in LMP1, Signatech Alpine in LMP2, AF Corse's Ferrari in GTE Pro and Larbre's Corvette in GTE Am.

A word from... Marcel Fässler

The Audi driver before the start of the fifth FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season.

Ford GT makes dynamic European debut at 'The Prologue'

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing WEC team runs two Ford GTs at ‘The Prologue’ ahead of new FIA World Endurance Championship season

Good start to the season for the Porsche 919 Hybrid

During the two days, the prototypes of the Porsche Team covered a total mileage of 2,197 kilometres.

Porsche ends WEC Prologue testing in command

Porsche remained on top in the final test session of the World Endurance Championship Prologue at Paul Ricard, completing a clean sweep of best times.

Porsche tops Day 2 morning session, Toyota causes red flag

Porsche continued its domination of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard on Saturday morning, as Toyota brought out the red flags.

Hartley: "We've won the title, now to win Le Mans"

Porsche driver Brendon Hartley says his sights are set firmly on a victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours after he sealed the World Endurance Championship crown last year.

Porsche stays on top in WEC Prologue night session

Porsche completed its clean sweep of the opening day of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard, as Neel Jani set the pace during the night session on Friday.

Manor boss Booth: Le Mans and WEC saved me from quitting sport

Former Manor Formula 1 boss John Booth has told he was ready to quit motorsport after his association with the team ended last year.

Porsche quickest again in second session of WEC Prologue

WEC's reigning manufacturer champion Porsche continued to set the pace in the second session of Day 1 of the Prologue test at Paul Ricard.

ByKolles Racing focussed on development efforts in Paul Ricard

Oliver Webb, will be making his public LMP1 debut for ByKolles Racing today, in the Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard in France

Audi keeps LMP1 development “strictly separate” from Porsche

Audi's Dieter Gass says that the all-new R18 for the 2016 World Endurance Championship has been developed separately from the 919 Hybrid of sister manufacturer Porsche.

Porsche tops opening WEC Prologue test session

Neel Jani put Porsche on top in the first test session of the World Endurance Championship Prologue at Paul Ricard, heading the times by over two seconds.

Toyota working on third Le Mans LMP1 entry for 2017

Toyota's World Endurance Championship team director Rob Leupen says the Japanese manufacturer is hoping to raise the budget to run a third entry in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Webber thinks Porsche’s dominant days in WEC “could be over”

World Endurance Champion Mark Webber has said the recent performance advantage Porsche enjoyed over factory LMP1 rivals Audi and Toyota could end when the new season kicks off next month at Silverstone.