Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Jan 30

Full start grid expected for Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello

Although last year was already a great success, coming edition promises already to be even bigger

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logo For the second time in the history of the 24H SERIES the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello will be held in March this year, which is also already the second round of the Hankook 24H International endurance series.

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Jan 30

Mirko Bortolotti signs as Lamborghini factory driver: “The most important chapter of my career to date!”

Mirko Bortolotti – Season Preview 2015

25-year-old Mirko Bortolotti will become the first Viennese to enter the selected company of factory drivers in the history of the Italian supersports car manufacturer.

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Jan 30

Mike Conway will be competing for TOYOTA Racing in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship

Conway to Race in WEC for TOYOTA

Mike Conway Conway will join Alex Wurz and Stéphane Sarrazin in the #2 TOYOTA during the 2015 season. The trio formed a great unit at the back end of 2014 winning the 6 Hours of Bahrain in November and helping TOYOTA claim the WEC Manufacturers title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Lada Sport resumes collaboration with Hexathron Racing Systems for WTCC 2015

Progress made with the LADA Granta in 2014 was the result of a huge collaborative effort by LADA Sport, ORECA and Hexathron Racing Systems

LADA Vesta WTCC After the amazing work done in 2014, where LADA Sport broke new ground by achieving its maiden FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race wins in Beijing and Macau with Rob Huff, the Russian team is now fully focused on preparing the new LADA Vesta challenger for the forthcoming season.

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Jan 28

Trofeo Motorsport recruits former F1 driver for Bathurst 12-Hour

“I’m looking forward to returning to Bathurst” – Capelli
Manolios Ferrari 8 AGT Highlands After a sabbatical in 2014, Melbourne’s Trofeo Motorsport will return to the grid for the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, the Australian GT regulars now Ferrari mounted which will more than suit their returning star international driver Ivan Capelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

2014 Prototype Lites standout Novich experiences dream First Rolex 24 At Daytona

Andrew Novich always has been the member of his family who is perpetually running late. Dinner. School. Appointments.

Those days are over. He has no more excuses for tardiness. Not after last weekend at Daytona. Novich, from Novato, California, is proudly wearing a brand-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, after driving for the winning PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team in the Prototype Challenge class of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Dempsey/Wright Motorsports battles back after early transponder problems to finish Third in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Finishes Third in Rolex 24

WrightMotorsports.com - BobChapmanPodiumPhoto If a team has to have problems in the Rolex 24, it’s best to have them early. But Dempsey/Wright Motorsports took that old saying to new levels when it dropped from fourth in class on the grid to last place at the beginning of the Rolex 24 Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway due to problems with its transponder, the electronic unit the series supplies to each car to record its laps completed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

One Doran Racing Nissan 370Z gets sixth place

The other runs well but ends up 15th in CTSCC season opener Friday at Daytona

Doran Racing  -  photo byJoeJennings Nissan GT Academy standouts Nick McMillen and Bryan Heitkotter were thrilled when they got the call to drive Doran Racing’s #41 Nissan 370Z in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

DTM stars with decent results in Daytona

Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.

The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. The second-placed BMW team on the podiumMike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
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Jan 26

Indycar drivers continue 24-hour race win streak

Victory in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be quite the preseason confidence boost to Kanaan and teammate Scott Dixon

Rolex 24 Winners SelfieLate last week, Tony Kanaan was congratulated for his strong close to the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, including a victory in the finale at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Garcia wins GTLM in Daytona 24

It was a frantic final eight-minute dash to the flag, but he held on by less than a second to secure a famous win.

Catch up with all the latest news from the Formula E familyIt was the perfect start to 2015 for China Racing driver Antonio Garcia, who claimed the GTLM class victory in the prestigious Daytona 24 Hours alongside works Corvette team-mates Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Kuno Wittmer wins the 24 Hours of Daytona!

2014 GT Le Mans champion starts the season with a victory…

Viper 93 - Daytona24Hrs - photo F.Pierce Williams - LAT Photo USA Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer claimed this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona, the first round of the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar series, the North American Endurance championship.

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Jan 25

Ganassi ‘Star Car’ shines in clutch, wins 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports takes PC victory in closing minutes

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ “Star Car” lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought battle with Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing to win the opening round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Corvette Racing wins 53rd Rolex 24 by less than one second

Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe Take GTLM In Corvette C7.R By 0.478 Seconds

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo A 24-hour race came down to a seven-and-a-half minute sprint to the checkered flag in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona with the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R beating the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTE from BMW Team RLL to the stripe by a mere 0.478 seconds. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win was Corvette Racing’s first class victory at the Rolex 24 since 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Excitement at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona went down to the wire

A victory with complete concentration

Chip Ganassi Racing - podium Rolex 24 - photo Stephan Cooper An engaging battle between the leading Prototypes was kept alive to the last by an incident bringing the safety car onto the track with 15 minutes to go Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

McMurray, part of all-star effort, becomes 3rd driver to win Rolex 24 and DAYTONA 500

Dixon, Kanaan and Larson join McMurray in Rolex 24 Gatorade Victory Lane

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo An all-star race fittingly was won by an all-star team, which had to battle from flag-to-flag to deliver a milestone victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ferrari takes lead of Patron North American Endurance Cup at Daytona

AF Corse Ferrari leads the way for Ferrari with fourth place finish in GT-Daytona

Scuderia Corsa no. 63 The five Ferrari 458 Italias entered in the 24 Hours at Daytona demonstrated the speed and competitiveness of the car in two classes. Both the two Ferraris in the GT-LeMans class and the three in the GT-Daytona class led their classes during the race, challenging for the lead from the drop of the green flag on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Action Express Racing wins Third segment, prototype lead tied at 18-Hour mark of Patrón Endurance Cup at Rolex 24

PC-Leading CORE autosport captures Third consecutive segment

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Joao Barbosa leapfrogged three competitors shortly before the end of the 18th hour of the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona due to quick work by the Action Express pit crew. That enabled the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP co-driven by Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais to win the five points for leading the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup at the 18-hour mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ford EcoBoosts of Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 in Patrón Endurance Cup at halfway mark of 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Corvette Racing (GTLM), Riley Motorsports (GTD) Maintain Class Leads

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo After scoring a maximum five points in the opening segment, the No. 01 entry driven by Scott Pruett, Joey Hand, Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam finished the second segment in the third position while the team’s No. 02 entry driven by Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon was second at the end of each segment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Nick Cassidy wins on debut in Toyota Finance 86 championship drive

Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch takes historic home with in Toyota Racing Series

Toyota Finance 86 BJP-4754 Multiple Toyota Racing Series champion Nick Cassidy came to the Toyota Finance 86 Championship with one aim: to win races. Read the rest of this entry »

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