Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Nov 25

WEC Brazilian finale

Interlagos is without a doubt a legendary circuit.

Mark Webber logo It has always been one of my most favourite tracks because of the history with the drivers they’ve had; Senna, Piquet and Fittipaldi did a huge amount for the sport. The Brazilian’s love motorsport and are very passionate about it, it’s got a great atmosphere and there’s always been a bit of drama as well with unpredictable weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Strong start in Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring critical for success in ’15 Patrón Endurance Cup

Three Of Four 2014 Winners Led Following Florida Endurance Classics

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logo Teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will look to get the 2015 season off to a strong start in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, to maximize points in the season-long Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Kristensen announces retirement

Bravo, Champ!
Tom Kristensen 2013 WEC Champion team Tom, By hanging up your helmet, you are ending an important chapter in the history of both endurance racing and Audi Sport; a chapter I am honoured to have been a part of. Although we have only been crew-mates for two years, I will treasure the countless memories we made together. In a field of many talented drivers, there is only one Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

ELMS regulations evolve for 2015 Season

It has also been confirmed that the winning drivers of the LMP3 category in 2015 will also receive an LMP2 test session

European LeMans Series logo With the arrival of the new LMP3 category in the European Le Mans Series next year, the regulations with regards to driver crew categorisations, minimum and maximum driving times, pitstop times and refuelling rigs have been clarified.

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Nov 19

FIA WEC: Round 7 at the 6 Hours of Bahrain

“Determined to fight back”

Benoît Tréluyer  Audi 1 Benoît Tréluyer and his Audi Sport crew-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer extracted every ounce of performance from their R18 e-tron quattro. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

A new 24-hour race on the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook calendar

Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard

Next to the well-established 24-hour races in Dubai and Barcelona, 2015 will see the premiere of a third 24-hour race as a part of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook: the Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard (3-5 July, 2015).

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Nov 17

FIA WEC – Another podium for Davide Rigon at the 6 Hours of Bahrain

And three! For the third appointment in a row

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Davide Rigon 3 Davide Rigon paired with team-mate James Calado wins the podium in the World Endurance Championship, at the wheel of the Ferrari 458 GTEPro. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Contact costs Al Harthy Porsche ME

A place on the podium in Bahrain

Ahmad Al Harthy - Porsche ME, Bahrain Ahmad Al Harthy departed Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday, 15th November, pleased with his pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Sparco victorious in Barhain

As KCMG win close LMP2 battle  

KCMG LMP2 podium Bahrain The Sparco supported KCMG team took an inspired victory in the LMP2 class in yesterday’s 6 Hours of Bahrain World Endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

SRO Motorsports Group and GTA Co strengthen cooperation

In BoP for FIA GT3 cars from the 2015 season

Blancpain Endurance Series logo The promoter of the Blancpain GT Series, SRO Motorsports Group (SRO) and the Blancpain GT Series, SRO Motorsports Group (SRO),Ltd (GTA) have reached an agreement that SRO will create the special BoP for FIA GT3 cars in SUPER GT series Class II (GT300). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Conway leads Toyota to Victory

In the 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota 7 - podium Barhain Mike Conway’s return to the FIA World Endurance Championship ended in success, as his #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid won the 6 Hours of Bahrain! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Porsche 919 Hybrids finish second and third on podium for the first time

WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain – Race

Porsche Motorsport logo For the first time both Porsche 919 Hybrid crews were part of the podium ceremony: The trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) finished second in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain.

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Nov 15

Ferrari AF Corse, Bruni and Vilander WEC World Champions for 2014

Gimmi Bruni and Toni Vilander are this year’s FIA World Endurance Champions in the LMGTE-Pro category.

Ferrari afcorse Driving the Team AF Corse number 51 458 Italia they did it in the best way possible, also taking the win in the Bahrain 6 Hours at the Sakhir circuit, beating the Aston Martin of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke and the 71 Ferrari of team-mates James Calado and Davide Rigon. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

CTCC 2015: A Porsche Cayman for Audette Racing

During the 2014 Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire Gala of Champions

2014-06-06_0008 Series founder John Bondar offered an abbreviated ‘State of the Series’ address to the gathered celebrants. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Hargrove savors surprise reward of Porsche 911

For Platinum Cup Championship Victory

Scott Hargrove - CTMP Scott Hargrove will enjoy the street version of the Porsche 911 in which he won the 2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

The SRO Motorsports Group is proud to announce that the Blancpain Endurance Series has been voted European Race Series of the Year.

Blancpain Endurance Series elected European Race Series of the Year

During the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards Ceremony in Cologne an independent judging panel of motorsport experts highlighted the qualities of the Series.

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Nov 14

Team Falken Tire pleased with first test

On Daytona’s high banks

2014-07-13-3539 When preparations began for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, Team Falken Tire was on the sidelines as its new Porsche 911 RSR was being finished in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Mike Conway back in the World Endurance Championship

In the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain  

Mike Conway - photo - Formule E Mike Conway returns to the World Endurance Championship this weekend, as he takes part in the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Blancpain Sprint Series an immediate success

The first edition of the Blancpain Sprint Series proved to be successful with drivers, teams and fans

Blanc Pain Series start Both the Drivers and Teams titles were only decided at the last round in the Baku World Challenge : the best possible proof that the inaugural season of the Blancpain Sprint Series was a close-fought battle. Time to take a look at some of the key numbers of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Ombra Racing win 6 Hour of Estoril in style

With the second win in three weeks, clinched in the VdeV season finale in Estoril

Ombra Racing Ferrari 458 Ombra Racing celebrated an amazing end-of-season winning streak. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Re-launched European Le Mans Series in strong shape

LMP2 season review
European LeMans Series logo In 2013 the European Le Mans Series was re-launched under new management; the 2014 season provided confirmation that the revival has not only offered stability but also that the teams and drivers are fully behind it. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

After Dubai and Italy, The Netherlands is the third stop on the tour calendar of the 2015 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.

Round three of the 2015 24H SERIES powered by Hankook Hankook 12H Zandvoort

The famous Circuit Park Zandvoort, the venue on the series’ calendar with the longest motor racing heritage, will host the Hankook 12H ZANDVOORT, 24-25 April, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

ROC welcomes FIA European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon

2014 Race Of Champions

France’s newly-crowned FIA European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon will compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Mark Webber’s Bahrain preview

It’s gonna be a warm nights’ work

Mark Webber logo Bahrain hasn’t been a track I had much success on in F1, I have never found out the secrets of that place. I covered off most tracks in my trophy cabinet and it would be nice to add to that this weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Searching for a place in the sun

At FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai

Loïc Duval - Audi R18 e-tron quattro n°2 - photo DDPI - Clement Morin Loïc Duval and his Audi Sport crew-mates Tom Kristensen and Lucas di Grassi head to Bahrain this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

United Autosports to defend title

In 2015 GT Cup Championship

United Autosports Audi R8  Gulf 12 hours Full season of racing for Phil Burgan for first time in eight years. Also  first time Audi R8 LMS ultra competes in a full season of GT Cup . Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Ferrari: Finali Mondiali from 3 to 6 December in Abu Dhabi

The event features four days of excitement and spectacle

Ferrari Finali Mondiali From 3 to 6 December, Abu Dhabi’s spectacular Yas Marina circuit will host the 2014 Finali Mondiali Ferrari, which therefore takes place outside Europe for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

TUDOR Championship, IMSA step into SEMA Show Spotlight

Strong Presence At Premier Automotive Specialty Products Trade Show                                 

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will be well represented throughout this week’s annual Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello: Ready for number two

 The inaugural 12H Italy-Mugello was hailed as a tremendous success by teams, drivers and organisers. 

Following the great success of the inaugural edition held in March this year, the ‘Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello’ will again be the venue for the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello.

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Nov 02

Baku World Challenge provides exciting finale to the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series

Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season

With four Qualifying Race wins, but none in a Main Race, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos had a point to prove at the Baku World Challenge. Ramos managed to get off the line swiftly, beating Jonny Adam in the sprint to the first chicane and holding on to the lead during the whole first part of the season finale.

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