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Bentley adds six new drivers for Total 24 Hours of Spa assault

Bentley Motorsport has revealed an impressive driver line-up for this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa (25-28 July), where the British marque will add a further two cars to its regular roster as it chases the biggest prize in GT3 racing. The renewed assault coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Bentley brand, which was […]

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Land Confirms Two Audi Evos for 2019; New Driver Lineup

Montaplast by Land Motorsport will run a pair of Audi R8 LMS Evos in ADAC GT Masters this year with three new drivers signed for the season.Christopher Mies is the only member of the team’s 2018 lineup to be retained, with the Audi factory driver confirmed alongside 19-year-old Max Hofer in one of the cars. […]

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Toyota confirms WEC LMP1 return for 2019-20 season

Toyota will continue to race in the WEC next year, signing up for the 2019-20 campaign in the LMP1 class.Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed it will continue to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class through the 2019-20 season. Following the departure of fellow LMP1 manufacturers Audi and Porsche in 2016 and 2017 […]

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Earl Bamber team wins Bathurst 12-Hour for Porsche

After nearly 12 hours of racing, Matt Campbell’s Earl Bamber Motorsport Porsche makes an ambitious move for first in the final laps.New Zealand driver Earl Bamber experienced the winning sensation as an owner after watching his motor racing team deliver Porsche its first Bathurst 12 Hour race title in Australia. Earl Bamber Motorsport’s #912 Porsche […]

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Perini claims Radical pole but the Neilson’s claim Bathurst victory

An impressive field of entries assembled for the opening round of the eleventh season of Radical Australia Cup, with no less than three former champions holding seven titles between them entered, alongside a rising star, a part-time racing driver – who holds one of Australia’s most coveted entertainment awards – and one of Australia’s next […]

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Bathurst 12 Hour prepares to open 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign

Season Four of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli begins this weekend at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (February 1-3) where a record full-season entry is eager to prevent Audi from making the perfect start to its Manufacturers’ title defence. Mount Panorama’s annual endurance event has established itself as a firm favourite amongst teams, […]

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Ex-F1 driver Sirotkin lands SMP Racing WEC seat for rest of 2018/19

Ex-Williams F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin has sealed a drive with SMP Racing for the rest of the 2018/19 WEC season. Ex-Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin will drive for SMP Racing in the World Endurance Championship for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign. The Russian, who lost his Williams seat at the end of 2018, […]

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Zanardi’s ‘why shouldn’t I try’ tenacity could inspire others

Alex Zanardi’s finishing position at the Rolex 24 At Daytona was rather unrewarding after early electrical issues forced a trip to the garage and the replacement of his BMW M8 GTE’s steering column. Last in the nine-car GT LE Mans field, Zanardi’s Rolex 24 debut with BMW Team RLL lacked the ending he sought, but […]

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Nissan joins 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli entry

Nissan has become the sixth manufacturer to confirm a full-season Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli campaign for 2019. The announcement comes six days before the championship’s opening round in Australia: the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (February 1-3). KCMG will run two latest-specification GT-R NISMO GT3s at Mount Panorama this weekend before also entering the […]

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Alonso hints at rally move: “The aim is to do something unprecedented”

  Fernando Alonso has indicated he is considering a future move into rallying following his victory in yesterday’s Daytona 24 Hours.The two-times Formula 1 driver shared victory with his Wayne Taylor Racing team mates Kamui Kobayashi, Renger van der Zande and Jordan Taylor. Alonso has set himself the target of winning the motor racing ‘Triple Crown’, which he will […]

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Alonso wants ‘to do something unprecedented in motorsport’

Fernando Alonso says “the aim is to do something unprecedented in motorsport” after adding victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to his list of achievements on Sunday.The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac claimed overall victory, with Alonso behind the wheel for the final stint after taking over from Jordan Taylor. Kamui Kobayashi and […]

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MOTHER NATURE REIGNS AS FERNANDO ALONSO HELPS LEAD WAYNE TAYLOR RACING TO IMSA ROLEX 24 VICTORY

COMPLETE 2019 ROLEX 24 RESULTS: MOTHER NATURE REIGNS AS FERNANDO ALONSO HELPS LEAD WAYNE TAYLOR RACING TO IMSA ROLEX 24 VICTORYOn a local TV station’s evening weather segment on Saturday, the meteorologist said she couldn’t remember the last time she forecast 100 percent probability of significant precipitation for the entire coast-to-coast Central Florida viewing area. […]

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Over a 47-car field for the 57th Rolex 24 At Daytona

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET, the green flag will fly over a 47-car field in the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. It marks both the start of the IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration and the beginning of an exciting new era for the sanctioning body and its flagship IMSA WeatherTech […]

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Audi Sport Customer Teams Celebrate One-Two Result in Dubai

A perfect start for Audi Sport customer racing to the 2019 motorsport season: At the 24-hour race in Dubai, two Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated the first one-two result of the latest evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 in a major endurance racing event. After 607 race laps, the #88 Audi R8 LMS […]

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Craft-Bamboo Racing and Black Falcon team up for one-off Bathurst 12 Hour entry

Black Falcon and Craft-Bamboo Racinghave announced a one-off joint partnership for the 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour, which will include a single Mercedes-AMG GT3 entry with an all-star Mercedes-AMG factory line-up consisting of Maro Engel (DEU) and Luca Stolz (DEU) alongside 2018 DTM champion Gary Paffett (GBR). It is a strategic decision to form this partnership, […]

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Kessel Racing wins fourth straight Gulf 12 Hours

The No.11 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Michael Broniszewski pipped rivals Audi and McLaren in a three-way battle as it pounced in the final two hours to retain its Gulf 12 Hours crown and clinch a famous, yet unexpected fourth successive victory at Yas Marina Circuit in […]

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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 […]