Articles tagged Neel Jani

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Bridging the Performance Gap

Results don't suggest a shift in the WEC's balance of power, but things are changing Toyota gave the World Endurance Championship a present in the run-up to the Fuji round in October. It agreed to a double performance hit for its TS050 Hybrids in the interests of igniting some kind of competition at the sharp end of the grid. Yet a glance at the results of the Japanese round of the WEC suggests...

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The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

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Porsche reveals its hand

Returning Le Mans king opts for hybrid V4 power | By Gary Watkins Porsche has finally disclosed technical details of its 2014 World Endurance Championship challenger and confirmed two of the worst-kept secrets in motor racing. The internal combustion element of the Porsche 919 hybrid’s powertrain is a 2-litre V4 and its energy storage system is made up of lithium-ion batteries. The Stuttgart...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Toni Elias has had a screw removed from his femur, while Sete Gibernau has undergone collar bone surgery and John Hopkins has had supportive plates removed from his left leg. All the operations were a success. * World Champion Valentino Rossi finished the final test of the season at Jerez at the top of the time sheets on board the 2009 Yamaha M1. IRL Honda Performance Development has made...

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A global smash

Now in its third year, the A1GP series has a lucrative Ferrari supply deal as well as grand expansion plans By Rob Widdows The helicopter came in low over the Indian Ocean, skimming the beaches known as the Golden Mile, before ducking down into a tree-lined avenue. As it hovered over an intersection, two white limousines slid into position and the traffic came to a disgruntled halt. The dark blue...

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In brief

* Former Grand Prix racer Takuma Sato will move into the IRL IndyCar Series in 2010. The Japanese has signed to drive a Dallara-Honda for the KV Racing squad after a successful test at Sebring in February. * Sports car legend Emanuele Pirro will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, a race he won five times with Audi, at the wheel of the British Drayson Racing’s Lola-Judd coupé. The veteran Italian has...

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Newsfeed

BTCC New team Tempus Sport tested James Thompson in a 2008-spec Chevrolet Lacetti at Estoril and has expressed interest in signing the Brit for this season. n BTC Racing has confirmed its withdrawal and sold its pair of SEAT Toledos to Maxtreme. WRC International Sportsworld Communicators has signed a 10-year contract to promote the series, starting from 2010. NASCAR Richard Petty Motorsports has...

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Heidfeld secures Le Mans return

Nick Heidfeld will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours after an absence of 12 years following his failure to land a Formula 1 drive. The German, who was part of Mercedes' ill-fated 1999 Le Mans assault, has signed a three-race FIA World Endurance Championship deal with the Anglo-Swiss Rebellion Racing squad. He will contest Le Mans and the Sebring and Spa WEC rounds in Rebellion's lead Lola-Toyota...

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