FIA World Endurance Championship

Hard-earned points for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 4, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took on a tough challenge in the season-opening Qatar 1812 KM and earned valuable FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) points after a determined team effort.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Mar 4, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took on a tough challenge in the season-opening Qatar 1812 KM and earned valuable FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) points after a determined team effort.
  • Ryo completed the race in 10th to make it a double points finish for the team, despite the challenging circumstances.
  • After missing out on an overall podium for the first time since Silverstone in 2018, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is determined to achieve an instant return at the next round of the 2024 season, the 6 Hours of Imola, in Italy on 21 April.
  • But, despite the difficulties, all team members worked very hard to score points with both cars.

AUTONATION GETS FIRST TASTE OF FORMULA 1 RACING WITH ALPINE TEAM PARTNERSHIP

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The US-based transportation solutions provider will sponsor BWT Alpine F1 Team in the Miami Grand Prix on May 5-7, 2023, in Miami, Florida.

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  • The US-based transportation solutions provider will sponsor BWT Alpine F1 Team in the Miami Grand Prix on May 5-7, 2023, in Miami, Florida.
  • AutoNation and Alpine will partner in a series of unique events leading up to the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2023.
  • AutoNation and Alpine will cohost events at The Concours Club, Miami International Autodrome at the Hard Rock Stadium, and greater Miami.
  • AutoNation and Alpine have also entered into a dialogue on future opportunities involving the U.S. auto retail market.

Merchants Fleet Announces United Autosports Sponsorship

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

HOOKSETT, N.H., Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Fleet, the nation's fastest growing fleet management company, today announced its sponsorship of United Autosports, one of Britain's leading endurance motorsport teams.

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  • HOOKSETT, N.H., Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Fleet , the nation's fastest growing fleet management company, today announced its sponsorship of United Autosports, one of Britain's leading endurance motorsport teams.
  • The new sponsorship underscores Merchants' dedication to excellence for its employees and clients throughout North America.
  • Endurance is a driving theme for the company and aligns with United Autosports' world-class record of speed, strength and agility as winners of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
  • In 2022 Merchants' Chairman, CEO & President Brendan P. Keegan, joined United Autosports on the Investor Advisory Board as a co-owner, in addition to being the Merchants Chairman, CEO & President.

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual to be Broadcast Digitally Around the World

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport Games” or the “Company”) today announced the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the esports finale to the ever-entertaining Le Mans Virtual Series, takes place this weekend on January 14 and 15, 2023. The all-star entry list has attracted the interest of major broadcasters from around the globe including Motor Trend On Demand in North America, CNBC Pan Latin America and Pan Europe, Eurosport Player across Europe and M-Net SuperSport in the Sub-Saharan regions of Africa. With broadcasters streaming the event digitally through OTT platforms and on demand services, this exciting and extremely popular esports discipline will be available to millions of homes across the world.

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  • *Finale of this year’s Le Mans Virtual Series to be broadcast January 14 and 15, 2023
    MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport Games” or the “Company”) today announced the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the esports finale to the ever-entertaining Le Mans Virtual Series, takes place this weekend on January 14 and 15, 2023.
  • With broadcasters streaming the event digitally through OTT platforms and on demand services, this exciting and extremely popular esports discipline will be available to millions of homes across the world.
  • Mnet SuperSport and Africa XP will take the broadcast live across Sub-Saharan and Pan-Africa regions, thus extending the coverage to four continents around the world.
  • The ACO and FIA WEC’s official YouTube and social media channels will be showing all the action live from start to finish, as will the Le Mans Virtual Series official website ( www.lemansvirtual.com ).

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes historic Hypercar title double

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Outgoing World Champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez took a hard-earned win, their second of the season in their #7 GR010 HYBRID, to crown TOYOTA GAZOO Racing as Hypercar manufacturers' World Champions.

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  • Outgoing World Champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez took a hard-earned win, their second of the season in their #7 GR010 HYBRID, to crown TOYOTA GAZOO Racing as Hypercar manufacturers' World Champions.
  • Success in WEC ensures TOYOTA GAZOO Racing achieves the unique feat of winning every available title, eight in total, in the three FIA series it participated in this season: the World Endurance, World Rally and World Rally Raid Championships.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has one remaining appointment in the 2022 season, the official WEC rookie test at Bahrain International Circuit.
  • We maximised all the opportunities and doing the double of Le Mans and the title is an amazing feeling.

Le Mans Virtual Series Returns for More Elite Esports Competition Including Award-Winning 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Last years successful Le Mans Virtual Series culminated in a thrilling 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in January 2022.

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  • Last years successful Le Mans Virtual Series culminated in a thrilling 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in January 2022.
  • Similar to the 2021/22 series, all five rounds of the coming series will be held online on the rFactor2 platform, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the climax of the premier endurance esports championship.
  • Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO, commented: We are very pleased to have supported and followed the success of the Le Mans Virtual Series to date with, as its highlight, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.
  • CEO of Le Mans Virtual Series, Grard Neveu, said: Last years Le Mans Virtual Series was extremely successful and we strive to improve each year.

Season starts at Sebring for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

It returns to action for the six-race 2022 WEC season with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing determined to retain those crowns.

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  • It returns to action for the six-race 2022 WEC season with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing determined to retain those crowns.
  • As well as adjustments to the car for the new season, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing also benefits from a revised management structure.
  • Kazuki Nakajima began his role of Vice Chairman at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe, the operational base of the WEC team, in January following his retirement as a race driver.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing welcomes Fujitsu and JFE Steel, and extends its sincere thanks to all partners whose loyalty is vital to its success in WEC.

Pfaff Motorsports victorious at Daytona 24 Hours

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

DAYTONA, Fla., Feb. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In what is already being considered one of the greatest all-time battles in sportscar racing, Pfaff Motorsports captured the inaugural IMSA GTD Pro class victory in the 60th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona on the final lap.

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  • DAYTONA, Fla., Feb. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In what is already being considered one of the greatest all-time battles in sportscar racing, Pfaff Motorsports captured the inaugural IMSA GTD Pro class victory in the 60th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona on the final lap.
  • Jaminet held steady as Vanthoor spun, giving the French driver clear air to cross the finish line and capture the teams first win at the Daytona 24 Hours in Pfaffs third full season in IMSA WeatherTech competition.
  • Pfaff Motorsports now returns to its headquarters in Toronto, Canada in preparation for round two and the series second-longest event, the 12 Hours of Sebring, happening March 16-19.
  • The company also operates Pfaff Tuning, Pfaff Leasing, and Pfaff Autoworks.

MAGICAL MONZA FOR TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, July 19, 2021

TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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  • TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • With that result, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extends its lead in the manufacturers' World Championship to 30 points over Alpine.
  • "It has been a positive day for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing; congratulations to the #7 car and also our colleagues in the World Rally team for their victory in Rally Estonia.
  • But it is better we had a day like this here in Monza rather than at Le Mans.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Motivated for Monza

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Monday, July 12, 2021

TOKYO, July 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to maintain its 100% winning Hypercar record this week when the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Italy for the first time in nearly 30 years for the 6 Hours of Monza.

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  • TOKYO, July 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to maintain its 100% winning Hypercar record this week when the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Italy for the first time in nearly 30 years for the 6 Hours of Monza.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing heads to Monza leading both World Championships following an exciting start to the season.
  • But that will change in Monza, when a limited number of spectators will make a welcome return.
  • Monza has a great history in endurance racing and it's great that it's back on the WEC calendar.