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Le Mans provides ideal testing ground for car technology

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English driver Anthony Davidson (above) in his Toyota TS050 Hybrid N°8 and Swiss driver Neel Jani in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N°1 competing in the 85th Le Mans 24-hour race during the weekend.

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English driver Anthony Davidson in his Toyota TS050 Hybrid N°8 and Swiss driver Neel Jani (above) in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N°1 competing in the 85th Le Mans 24-hour race during the weekend.

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"WIN on Sunday, sell on Monday" is a car-racing adage. In the early days of cars, manufacturers used competitions to show off their cars and draw buyers into showrooms.

Results on the track now have a debatable effect on sales, but manufacturers continue to use racing for...

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