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Isaac Tutumlu to drive all-new Audi GT3 in Gulf 12 hours

Two Spaniards will contest the classic Middle East endurance race, which brings the curtain down on the 2018 season, with a new Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. Tutumlu will share the driving duties with Schmidt and Parhoffer, as Çapan will be absent as a result of physical problems. Isaac Tutumlu will compete […]

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All-star driver line-up for competitive debut of McLaren 720S GT3 in Abu Dhabi

Ben Barnicoat, Alvaro Parente and Shane van Gisbergen to drive McLaren 720S GT3 at Gulf 12 Hours on December 13-15 McLaren Automotive has confirmed a stellar driver line-up for the competitive debut of the 720S GT3 in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi on December 13-15. Lining up on the grid will be McLaren Automotive […]

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20 Cars Confirmed for Second Round at Fuji

A total of 20 cars will take part in this weekend’s Asian Le Mans Series round at Fuji Speedway.The number is down seven from last month’s Shanghai season-opener due to the absence of all three Jackie Chan DC Racing cars and the discontinuation of the one-off Porsche Endurance Trophy. The omission of the No. 1 Jackie Chan […]

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 Zanardi’s Rolex 24 preparations

Alex Zanardi has accomplished a lot in his remarkable life. From CART championships to Paralympic gold medals [below] to New York City Marathons, life both before and after his accident at the Lausitzring in 2001 has been about competing, and winning. After a few years away from competitive motor racing, he’s ready to get back […]

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New date for the inaugural Kyalami 9 Hour

To give the South African racing fans every opportunity to attend the inaugural Kyalami 9 Hour, the 2019 season finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge will take place on November 22-23.   It is well known that South African fans love a whole variety of sports, whether it be racing, football or rugby. Since the […]

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Alonso set to make Rolex 24 return

Fernando Alonso’s second attempt to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona will come from inside a Cadillac DPi-V.R entered by Wayne Taylor Racing. RACER has confirmed the Spaniard will share the No. 10 WTR entry with Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande for IMSA’s season-opening WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event in January with the 2017 […]

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Spirit of Race Recovers from Back to Win 4H Shanghai

Spirit of Race drivers Pipo Derani, Alexander West and Come Ledogar recovered from the back of the pack to win the Asian Le Mans Series opener in Shanghai.Contact with Phil Hanson’s United Autosports Ligier JS P2 Nissan at the first corner sent pole-sitter West into a wild spin that dropped his No. 8 Ligier to […]

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Black Falcon takes 24H COTA USA win, PROsport secures championship

The Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#3, Yelmer Buurman / Mike Skeen / Scott Heckert / Bret Curtis) has taken victory at the 2018 Hankook 24H COTA USA, and PROsport Performance (#85, Charles Putman / Charles Espenlaub / Joe Foster / Adam Christodoulou) has secured the GT Championship of the Continents in the team’s debut A6 […]

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Chinese WEC Challenge for Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is determined to end the year on a high with another one-two victory in this weekend’s 6 Hours of Shanghai to extend its World Championship lead. The eight-round 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) runs from this May to next June so the Chinese event, held at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit, […]

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Glickenhaus confirms 2020/21 ‘Hypercar’ program

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has become the first team to confirm a 2020/21 FIA WEC ‘Hypercar’ program, after New York-based owner and founder Jim Glickenhaus revealed his operation’s plans to RACER earlier today. The team, which has run in the Nurburgring 24 Hours annually in recent years (taking pole in 2017), will run a two-car team […]

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Kelvin van der Linde wins second California 8 Hours, Vautier clinches drivers’ title

The second edition of the California 8 Hours proved to be an exciting end to the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge. Only in the final minutes of the race on the Laguna Seca Raceway were the drivers’, manufacturers’ and Bronze drivers’ titles decided. In the end Audi claimed a third consecutive manufacturers’ crown, while third was […]

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Double the grid, double the spectacle at California 8 Hours

The second iteration of the Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours is coming to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, with more cars and more on the line than in the first go-round in 2017.“In 2017, we saw 19 cars on the entry list, and we’ll have 33,” says Greg Gill, president and CEO of […]

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Race preview: WTCR drivers all set for Super Suzuka online and on-track

Suzuka will be the epicentre of World Touring Car racing in the coming days with a unique double-header in store at the famous Japanese track – both virtual and real.On Sunday (21 October), the fifth event of the Esports WTCR OSCARO Multiplayer Championship takes place on an online version of the classic 5.807-kilometre circuit. That […]

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Bathurst 1000: Craig Lowndes wins the race for the seventh time, as cramps cruel David Reynolds’ hopes

Craig Lowndes has produced a brilliant drive to win his seventh Bathurst 1000, taking advantage of an ailing David Reynolds to clinch victory at Mount Panorama.Last year’s winner Reynolds led for most of the day, but Lowndes thrilled the big crowds on the mountain by pushing him close as the race entered its final 30 […]

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Bathurst 1000: Jamie Whincup fastest in Friday’s qualifying

JAMIE Whincup fired the first shot at this year’s Bathurst 1000 with the Red Bull record breaker blasting his way to a Mount Panorama qualifying win on Friday.In an all out battle for a top 10 shoot out spot, Whincup clocked a 2.04.10 to edge out Dave Reynolds and Scott McLaughlin. Whincup stormed his way […]

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David Perel: The most difficult race of my life – Suzuka 10 Hour Review

Racing in Japan is the stuff of legend. I have always heard the legendary tales about their race tracks, fans and general motorsport fever but I never thought I’d get to experience it myself. Getting to Suzuka wasn’t easy, it involved almost every mode of public transport – taxi, train, plane, boat, taxi – but […]

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Jackie Chan DC Racing buoyant after Silverstone showing

Ho-Pin Tung is enjoying the adventure. The 35-year-old Dutch-Chinese race driver is coming off a fabulous finish in the World Endurance Championship circuit at Silverstone, his collaboration with teammate and founder David Cheng at Jackie Chan DC Racing and JOTA Sport has succeeded all expectations, and the team is looking toward a possible future in […]

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Toyota’s WEC advantage “not fair on the public”

Rebellion LMP1 driver Thomas Laurent says the size of Toyota’s advantage at the front of the FIA World Endurance Championship field is “not fair” on the public watching the series. Laurent and his teammates in the #3 Rebellion R-13 Gibson, Mathias Beche and Gustavo Menezes, finished four laps down on the two Toyota TS050 Hybrids […]

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Great to see the rekindling of interest in the 24H series

It was only two or three years ago that the Creventic’s International Endurance Series had two to three  Aston Martin Racing customer teams running full season entries before dwindling to none for most of last year and so far this year. Previous regulars like Speedwork’s Global Racing Vantage GT4 were joined by KPM Motorsports Vantage […]

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WEC: Menezes becomes first American ever to win at sportscar racing pinnacle

Gustavo Menezes made history at Silverstone last weekend (17-19 August), becoming the first American driver ever to win a race outright in the fiercely-disputed FIA World Endurance Championship courtesy of a scene-stealing back-to-front charge through the field. Competing for Rebellion Racing, Menezes – the 2016 FIA WEC Champion and Le Mans winner at LMP2 level […]

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FERNANDO ALONSO, TOYOTA WIN WEC RACE AT SILVERSTONE THEN GET DISQUALIFIED

Toyota was disqualified from first and second positions in Sunday’s Silverstone round of the World Endurance Championship.The two Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs were excluded from the results of Sunday’s Silverstone 6 Hours after the front section of the underfloor skid-block on each car failed the deflection test in post-race technical checks. The disqualification promotes the first […]

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Double Le Mans winner Porsche travels to Silverstone WEC leading the points

Silverstone hosts round three of the FIA World Sports Car Championship WEC on 19 August. After scoring a double victory at Le Mans, the Porsche GT Team travels to England leading the drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications in the GTE-Pro class. A six-strong fleet of 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR will tackle the race on the […]

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Alonso targets continuing perfect start to WEC season at Silverstone

After two wins from two races, Fernando Alonso wants to continue his perfect start in the WEC title race as the season resumes at Silverstone this weekend. Fernando Alonso has set his sights on continuing his perfect start to the FIA World Endurance Championship campaign when the season resumes at Silverstone this weekend. Alonso has […]

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9-Hour endurance race returns to Kyalami

The 9-Hour race will return to Kyalami next year, contested by a full complement of international sports car teams.That announcement was made by Toby Venter, the owner of Kyalami, last weekend.Speaking at the Total Spa 24- Hour race, Venter said the South African 9-hour race will take place on November 1 to 3 next year. […]

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RINALDI RACING TAKES PRO AM CLASS WIN FOR FERRARI AT THE 24 HOURS OF SPA

Ferrari won the 24 Hours of Spa in the Pro Am Cup class thanks to a perfect race by Rinaldi Racing‘s #333 car, driven by Blancpain GT series reigning champion, the German Alexander Mattschull, South African David Perel, Russian Rinat Salikhovand German Daniel Keilwitz. The Maranello brand celebrated an excellent overall result with all the cars crossing the finish line and a podium in Am Cup for Rinaldi Racing’s second 488 GT3 driven by Pierre Ehret, Nick Boulle, […]

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Walkenhorst BMW wins 2018 Spa 24 Hours after tight late battle

The Walkenhorst BMW driven by Philipp Eng, Tom Blomqvist and Christian Krognes came out on top in a tight late-race battle to win the Spa 24 Hours. The Nurburgring-Nordschleife specialist, which was fielding a pro class car in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for the first time this season, took the German manufacturer’s third […]

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DRAMA AT THE 24 HOURS OF SPA HALFWAY POINT

At the halfway point of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW held a slender lead over the #4 Mercedes-AMG Team Black Falcon car.  Just before the 11-hour mark, the race was red-flagged following an incident involving the #666 Attempto Racing Lamborghini and the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley. Some frontrunners suffered problems during the second quarter of the race, with the #8 Bentley having […]

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WALKENHORST MOTORSPORT BMW FASTEST IN 24 HOURS OF SPA QUALIFYING

 The Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW driver trio of Philipp Eng, Tom Blomqvist andChristian Krognes delivered consistently quick performances aboard their M6 GT3 to take provisional pole and book a spot in Friday evening’s shootout. Norwegian ace Krognes proved to be particularly impressive by topping his segment of qualifying with a lap of 2:19.012. Philipp Eng said, “It might come as a bit of a surprise that we have […]

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Factory Yamaha squad set the pace at Suzuka 8H Test

Following the three-day official test in Japan, a hierarchy is emerging for the Suzuka 8 Hours race on 29 July. Yamaha Factory Racing Team, the winner of the past three editions, has consolidated its status as the favourite, but will likely face stiff competition from Kawasaki Team Green and Honda HRC. The highlight of the 2018 […]

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Five manufacturers chasing Intercontinental GT Challenge points at 24 Hours of Spa

The Total 24 Hours of Spa is the second round of the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge. The Belgian endurance classic will have 68 cars at the start, representing 13 manufacturers. Of those, the five manufacturers entered for the full four-round Challenge have announced their nominated cars, which will be eligible to score points in the […]

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It’s the big one: Matthew Wilson discusses Bentley Team M-Sport’s preparations for 24Hrs of Spa

Three teams are fielding new-spec cars in the full 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Ahead of this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa, we spoke to the team bosses who will oversee their efforts at the blue riband race. First up, Bentley Team M-Sport race manager Matthew Wilson. In recent years, the Bentley Team […]

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Brabham BT62 concludes Australian testing at the Bend

… before heading to Europe Continuing the story of the return of the Brabham name to automotive manufacturing, the current test phase of the stunning Brabham BT62 has been completed ahead of the car’s next evaluation sessions in Europe. Multiple Le Mans winner and Brabham Automotive’s Managing Director, David Brabham, is leading a team of professional […]

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TOYOTA PLANS A ‘SUPER SPORTS CAR,’ BUT WILL IT BE FOR THE ROAD?

Over the weekend Toyota’s high-performance division announced production of a “Super Sports Car” for the upcoming Hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output. Intended as a production version of the GR Super Sport concept that was shown at the Tokyo auto salon this winter, the car is expected feature a […]

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The Women’s Champion Of The 1927 Monte Carlo Rally Was The Endurance Driving Champion Of The World

Imagine: you’re walking down the streets of west London when, suddenly, a Matchless motorcycle comes screaming past. At the helm is a teenage girl, her hair flying wildly behind her. If you didn’t see it with your own eyes, you might have doubted the passenger in the sidecar: but it is most definitely a collie […]

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PORSCHE, IMSA DRIVERS FINISH ON TOP AT 24 HOURS OF NURBURGRING

Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber made it two wins in two weeks for Porsche Even before the prestigious 24 Hours of Nurburgring got underway last Saturday in Germany, Porsche had cause for celebration. On Friday, the manufacturer introduced the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R. This car will make its competition debut in the 2019 Rolex 24 […]