Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Jan 21

Ricky Taylor, Helio Castroneves and IMSA President Scott Atherton embark on Pre-Rolex 24 Media Tour in New York

A week before on-track activity gets under way for the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona

One of the most highly anticipated season openers ever – a pair of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stars – Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor – and IMSA President Scott Atherton are in New York City for several high-profile media opportunities beginning late Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

ELMS and Le Castellet: The Continuing Story

The Circuit Paul Ricard and the European Le Mans Series has shared a lot of history
Since 2008 the ELMS has visited the circuit near Le Castellet in the South of France no less than 15 times for 7 official pre-season tests and 8 races.

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Jan 20

Tiago Monteiro distinguished as Personality of the Year by the Portuguese Sports Confederation

Prestigious award for WTCC winner Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro was honored by the Portuguese Sports Confederation when he was awarded the Sports Merit Award in the Portuguese Sports Personality of the Year” ceremony at the 22nd Annual Gala held at Casino do Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

Aurélien Panis strengthens Comtoyou Racing’s WTCR bid

23-year-old son of 1996 Monaco Grand Prix winner Olivier Panis

Panis strengthens Comtoyou Racing’s WTCR bidComtoyou Racing has signed its second FIA World Touring Car Cup contender in as many days with the addition of Aurélien Panis to its WTCR line-up for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Rolex 24 At Daytona field includes drivers from 25 countries and six continents

Drivers representing every continent except Antarctica

Maybe more than any other year – at least in recent memory – the world will be watching when the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off on Jan. 27-28 with the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 17

Larbre Competition to race Ligier prototypes in 2018

“Larbre Competition has competed 24 times at the Le Mans 24 Hours”

Larbre Competition has applied to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for the entry of two Ligier JS P3s in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and will also submit a request for one Ligier JS P217 in the Le Mans 24 Hours, for what would be the French outfit’s 25th participation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

Eurosport/Discovery to broadcast inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours live

Deal includes 75 countries across Europe, North America and Asia

Suzuka 10 HoursWorld’s first combined FIA GT3/GT300/JAF GT race takes place on August 24-26. This year’s inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours will enjoy comprehensive global TV coverage after Eurosport/Discovery were announced as the event’s live broadcast partner last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

The new face of the ELMS

This unique logo, and its strong identity, was created to reflect the dynamism of the series
Ahead of the start of the 2018 season, the European Le Mans Series has unveiled its new identity with a brand-new logo that evokes the values of the series: European, Le Mans, Motorsport and Endurance.

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Jan 14

Asian LMS: A one-two for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport’s ORECAs in Thailand

6 Hours of Buriram

Asian LMS - A one-two for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport's ORECAs in ThailandThe Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport team made it three for three at the 6 Hours of Buriram, the third of four rounds on the 2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series season calendar, after its wins at Zhuhai and Fuji, even scoring a one-two despite a decidedly uncooperative gearbox.

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Jan 14

WTCC ace Monteiro is OSCARO ambassador

Monteiro led the WTCC standings until serious injury forced him to miss the closing eight races of the 2017 season

WTCC ace Monteiro is OSCARO ambassadorTiago Monteiro has been named an ambassador of OSCARO, the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts, and an Official Series Partner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

Honda confirms Button’s Super GT team for 2018

Button stopped racing in F1 full-time at the end of 2016 after 17 straight seasons

2016-06-12_1073Honda has confirmed Jenson Button‘s Super GT racing plans for 2018, placing the 2009 Formula 1 world champion at Team Kunimitsu for his debut season in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

WEC crossover of technology on display in Tokyo with Toyota

The new car, which has already run at Fuji Speedway, perfectly demonstrates the crossover of technology

WEC crossover of technology on display in Tokyo with ToyotaToyota has revealed its GR Super Sport Concept car at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, a car which features hybrid technology developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing in the WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

Black Falcon takes outright win at the Hankook 24H DUBAI in 2018

Abdulaziz Al Faisal drove the #2 Mercedes-AMG across the finish line after completing 606 laps

The Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#2, Abdulaziz Al Faisal / Hubert Haupt / Yelmer Buurman / Gabriele Piana) has won the 2018 Hankook 24H DUBAI, the 13th running of the annual event that, at one point, had looked likely to be won by the sister #3 entry.
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Jan 12

89 cars take the start of the 2018 Hankook 24H DUBAI

The first four hours of racing have produced good competition

Under a blue sky, in bright sunshine and with the highest temperatures of the week in Dubai, the 13th running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI got underway at Dubai Autodrome.

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Jan 12

Racing Team Nederland planning graduation from ELMS to WEC

Racing Team Nederland made its debut in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0074Racing Team Nederland announced just before Christmas that it had lodged an entry with the FIA WEC for the Super Season, aiming to be the first Dutch team to compete in the world championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

WTCR Honda set for 24-hour race run

The FIA World Touring Car Cup-bound Honda Civic Type R TCR will make its race debut in Dubai this weekend

WTCR Honda set for 24-hour race runRKC/TGM Motorsport, the first customer outfit to take delivery of the car, is contesting the opening round of the 24H Series. David Drinkwater, Tom Gannon, Umair Khan and former factory Honda British Touring Car Championship driver James Kaye will join Team Principal Ricky Coomber in the Civic Type R TCR, one of 15 TCR cars competing in the Middle East twice-round-the-clock event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Jaguar makes British GT return with Invictus Games Racing

The team unveiled the latest addition to GT4’s ranks during Autosport Show in Birmingham

Jaguar makes British GT return with Invictus Games RacingJaguar will return to British GT for the first time since 2007 this season after new outfit, Invictus Games Racing, confirmed it would enter a pair of all-new F-TYPE SVR GT4s for a select group of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans of the British Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Ligier JS P4 makes its UK debut at Autosport International Show

Ligier JS P4 unveiled at the Autosport International Show

Brand new sports car on display on Ligier UK stand for duration of the show. Ligier UK based on stand 2740 in hall 20 with other sports cars from the French manufacturer on display. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Mirko Bortolotti puts GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini on pole for Hankook 24H DUBAI

Lamborghini factory driver Mirko Bortolotti set a new qualifying record

The GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (#964, Ineichen/Ineichen/Engelhart/Bortolotti) will be starting from pole position for the 13th running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI.

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Jan 11

2018 24 Heures Motos Only 100 days to go!

In exactly 100 days, the start of the 24 Heures Motos will be given on Saturday 21st April 2018

J-100 avant le départ des 24 Heures Motos 2018 !The Sarthe event celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is the second round of the FIM World Endurance Championship: above all it marks the restart of the 2017-2018 season after the winter break. Spectators only have a few days left to take advantage of the Promo price. Competitors and organisers are already hard at work getting ready for the event!   Read the rest of this entry »

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