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Monza and Kyalami additions ‘correct move at the correct time’ – Lietz

Porsche works driver Richard Lietz is happy with the new additions to the WEC calendar, saying the addition of Monza and Kyalami is the right move at the right time. The FIA World Endurance Championship announced its 2020/21 calendar in Bahrain, confirming that both Monza in Italy and Kyalami in South Africa would be joining […]

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Rossi thrilled with Gulf 12 Hours podium, class victory

‘Above all it was great fun. Luca was really strong, his potential in the race amazed me’ – Valentino Rossi, Gulf 12 Hours. Valentino Rossi may have been absent from the MotoGP podium since April, but the nine-time world champion completed 2019 on the rostrum – alongside brother Luca Marini and friend Alessio ‘Uccio’ Salucci […]

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Gulf 12hr proves to be a bruising encounter for both AMR runners

It was something of a bruising encounter for the two new Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 cars of Generation AMR and Optimum Motorsport as they were the sole representative’s of the marque at this weekends Gulf 12Hr from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Coming back for another stab at the GT4 crown having […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING DODGES FIRST-LAP MAYHEM, DOMINATES WEC 8 HOURS OF BAHRAIN

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López drove the No. 7 TS050 Hybrid to its second World Endurance Championship victory of the 2019-2020 WEC season on Saturday in the 8 Hours of Bahrain. The win propelled the drivers to the lead in the drivers’ World Championship. The trio scored a one-lap margin […]

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FIA WEC TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA AND ITALY IN NEW-LOOK 2020-2021 CALENDAR

The 2020-2021 FIA World Endurance Championship provisional calendar has been released. This sees Kyalami and Monza join mainstays of the series but unfortunately means Shanghai, as well as Sao-Paulo and the Circuit of the Americas, omitted from the eight-round season. The 2020-2021 season is going to be an important year due to the new Hypercar regulations […]

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Scott McLaughlin’s Bathurst 1000 win under review after ‘disgraceful’ tactic’

Scott McLaughlin’s Bathurst 1000 title has not yet been made official after his Ford outfit was charged with breaching team orders regulations. Officials will further investigate Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard’s “disgraceful” Bathurst 1000 safety car tactics as controversy continues to race following Sunday’s thrilling race. Coulthard was initially slapped with a drive-through penalty after he […]

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30 Cars Confirmed for Revived Kyalami 9 Hour

A provisional entry list comprising 30 GT3 cars has been revealed by Kyalami 9 Hour organisers ahead of Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli’s season finale in South Africa on November 21-23. The legendary race returns to the international schedule for the first time in 37 years next month when Intercontinental’s eight full-season manufacturers – […]

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Final showdown awaits as Blancpain GT Series heads for Barcelona

A 48-car field will tackle the 4.65km Spanish venue, which is set to stage the annual finale for the fourth year in succession. A popular season-ending destination for teams and drivers alike, the event also draws considerable local support as fans come to cheer on a strong contingent of Spanish racers. Indeed, one of those […]

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Toyota and Porsche top the podium at WEC Silverstone 4 hr race

Toyota and Porsche both claimed the top two steps of the podium in Round 1 of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.  The 4-hour race in the UK saw safety car periods and rain showers mixing up the racing action and providing drama and excitement for the large British crowd. The no7 Toyota […]

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Absolute Racing Ready for Suzuka 10 Hours Race

Porsche Motorsport Asia-Pacific customer team Absolute Racing are fired up and prepped to tackle the penultimate round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli season this weekend (August 23-25), and the 48th running of the Summer Endurance sports car race at Suzuka in Japan.  Dirk Werner (GER), Matt Campbell (NZL) and Dennis Olsen […]

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GPX Racing’s Estre/Lietz/Christensen win Spa24H

Porsche won a battle of the heavyweights to clinch victory at the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The German marque beat fierce rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi to climb the top step of the podium for the first time since 2010 and capture a one-two finish in the world’s toughest GT race. Porsche put significant emphasis […]

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IMS TO HOST INDIANAPOLIS 8 HOURS AS GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA FINALE IN OCTOBER 2020

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli sports car championship Oct. 1-4, 2020, in conjunction with its North American series, GT World Challenge America. The Indianapolis 8 Hours will combine the two series for the first time in an epic endurance classic on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course at […]

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BLACK FALCON TAKE PROVISIONAL POLE FOR TOTAL 24 HOURS OF SPA

Provisional pole has been set with Thursday’s qualifying sessions for the 2019 24 Hours of Spa by the #4 Black Falcon driven by Yelmer Buurman, Luca Stolz and Maro Engel. The trio of AMG hot shot drivers had a combined time of 2:19.570. The Black Falcon’s time was 0.81seconds faster than the second place card of #2 WRT Audi of […]

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Bird Expecting Challenging 24H Spa as GT3 “Newbie”

Sam Bird is expecting a challenging Total 24 Hours of Spa despite being part of an all-star factory Ferrari lineup, owing to his relative inexperience with GT3 machinery. The Brit will share a last-minute one-off entry with reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Pro winners James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi. While it’s arguably one […]

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Mazda 1-2 in Glen 6 hour for stunning first IMSA DPi win

Mazda Team Joest shook the monkey off its back in convincing fashion on Sunday, battling back to beat a determined Juan Pablo Montoya as an exclamation point in a dominant 1-2 run at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Fast but unlucky to date in 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, the team finally […]

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Toyota returns to race at ‘ring in GR Supra

* Toyota GAZOO Racing GR Supra to compete in Nürburgring 24-hour race ** ** Global president Akio Toyota (aka Morizo) joins driver line-up ** ** GR Supra race car based on production car that arrives here in September ** Toyota will take on the notorious “green hell” this weekend when the Toyota GAZOO Racing GR […]

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WEC confirms 33 entries for 2019-2020 season

The World Endurance Championship will see 33 entries join the 2019-2020 season having released the provisional full season entry list The World Endurance Championship will see 33 entries join the 2019-2020 season having released the provisional full season entry list at the ACO presentation ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours. With the 2018-2019 campaign […]

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No need for a big budget

World Racing League gives racers a pro racing experience on an everyman budget “Our general approach is to offer the professional racing experience on an amateur budget,” explains Ian Mayberry, vice president of business and marketing for the World Racing League, of WRL’s approach to hosting endurance racing events. “From the time racers show up […]

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Bentley returns to winning ways as M-Sport takes emphatic win at Circuit Paul Ricard 1000kms

The #107 Bentley Continental GT3 has won the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000kms, converting pole position into victory to secure the British manufacturer a landmark success as it celebrates its 100th anniversary year.  The win is sweet redemption for the M-Sport crew of Jules Gounon, Steven Kane and Jordan Pepper, who came within a lap of […]

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Blancpain GT World Challenge America heads to Sonoma for Rounds 7-8

Blancpain GT World Challenge America teams have travelled from north of the border to Sonoma and the racetrack that sits in California’s wine country for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2019 Championship. An 19-car field featuring GT3 machinery from the world’s top marques and drivers representing 10 nations will take to Sonoma Raceway’s picturesque […]

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Masters of endurance

Endurance racing advice from the Mazda Team Joest pros As more Mazda racers delve into endurance racing, there are many things to learn that don’t always apply to sprint racing. And as organizations like ChampCar, World Racing League and American Endurance Racing grow and add events, there will be more opportunities for more racers to […]

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BMW to withdraw from WEC

BMW will withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2019/20, ending its program with Team MTEK after just a single season racing in GTE Pro.The German manufacturer’s last FIA WEC race in GTE Pro with the M8 GTE will therefore be next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

During the ‘Super Season’, the team has thus […]

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IMSA/WEC ‘Super Sebring’ returns for 2020

IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship will reunite in March for the second annual “Super Sebring” sports car event.The inaugural weekend featured IMSA’s traditional 12 Hours of Sebring for WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entries, which followed the WEC’s 1000 miles of Sebring as the two series gave fans days of constant entertainment. “The 2019 Super […]

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Hartley confirmed as Alonso’s WEC replacement

Brendon Hartley will replace Fernando Alonso at Toyota Gazoo Racing for the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season. It will be the Kiwi’s fifth full season of WEC competition, following on from a successful spell with Porsche in LMP1 between 2014-17 that delivered 12 race wins, the 2015 and 2017 FIA WEC titles and the […]

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WEC confirm 33 cars entry for 6 Hours of Spa

The final entry for list for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps has now been confirmed, with a few notable changes across the LMP1, LMP2 and the LMGTE Am classes. In LMP1, ByKolles Racing have confirmed that Great Britain’s Oliver Webb and Italy’s Paolo Ruberti will join Frenchman Tom Dillmann in the no. 4 car.   […]

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HubAuto claim California 8 Hours victory

Ferrari claimed California 8 Hours victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca earlier today thanks to a commanding performance from HubAuto Corsa drivers Nick Foster, Miguel Molina and Tim Slade. The Taiwanese squad, which was making only its second-ever appearance as Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli entrant, beat Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing’s Raffaele Marciello, Maxi […]

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Endurance racers set for Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours

International GT racing returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend with the Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours. The California 8 Hours is the West Coast’s only professional endurance race. Competitors are drawn from the global Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli who competed in February’s Bathurst 12 Hour, such as winning driver Matt […]

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WEC gives green-light for road-going hypercars to join 2020/21 grid

The World Endurance Championship will permit road-going hypercars to enter its new top-tier class from 2020/21, following a rule amendment. WEC and the FIA approved new rules last December which meant new prototype machinery that incorporated styling cues from road cars would make up the new class that replaces LMP1 in 2020. However major manufacturers […]

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Hankook 12H MUGELLO (29-30 March 2019) kicks off 24H SERIES European Championship

For many motorsport enthusiasts, the wait since the Hankook 24H DUBAI in early January has been quite long, but finally, the start of the 24H SERIES European Championship season beckons.  This week’s Hankook 12H MUGELLO (29-30 March) sees the 24H TCE SERIES and the 24H GT SERIES, both powered by Hankook, returning to the beautiful […]

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CADILLAC DOMINATES IMSA TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING

The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R team of Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Eric Curran were the class of the field for the vast majority of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and were rewarded an overall victory in a grueling IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship battle on Saturday. Morning rains and exceedingly […]

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Toyota Gazoo Racing confirms 2019/2020 WEC entry

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that they will return to FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2019/2020 season. The current front runners in the FIA World Endurance Championship are set to return with a pair of TS050 Hybrid LMP1 cars, although their driver lineup remains unconfirmed at this time. Fernando Alonso’s further involvement with the […]

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Alonso smashes Sebring lap record to claim pole

Toyota Gazoo Racing and Fernando Alonso set the fastest-ever lap of Sebring International Raceway this evening during the FIA World Endurance Championship qualifying session. The Spaniard, driving the No. 8 TS050 HYBRID, set a blistering 1m40.124s in the first half of the 20-minute session before handing over to Kazuki Nakajima, who set a 1m40.513s to […]

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Porsche at the WEC and IMSA long-distance races in Sebring/USA

Porsche faces a huge sporting challenge. From March 13-16, the GT teams of the sports car manufacturer from Weissach field four works vehicles in two long-distance races at Sebring (USA). Two of the ca. 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR will race over more than 1,000 miles at round six of the Sports Car World Endurance […]

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Toyota sets unofficial lap record in Sebring testing

Toyota established a new unofficial lap record at Sebring International Raceway during testing for next weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at the Florida airfield track. On the first day of a two-day test being attended by the majority of WEC teams ahead of the Sebring 1000 Miles on March 15, Mike Conway set a […]

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Endurance racing roundup

Mazda Motorsports recently announced a new program for 2019 – support and contingency for endurance racers in ChampCar Endurance Series, American Endurance Racing and World Racing League. ChampCar and AER started their seasons in February, both with races at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and ChampCar with a West Coast event at Sonoma Raceway. Already some […]

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Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG commit to global Blancpain GT World Challenge

With the first round of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge taking part at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend, SRO Motorsports Group is pleased to announce that Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG represented at all rounds of the full 18-event calendar will be competing for the inaugural Blancpain GT World Challenge title. As previously announced, […]