Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Oct 21

What the winners said after the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril, which took place at the Autodromo di Estoril on Sunday, marked the end of the European Le Mans Series for 2014.

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To close the season, the drivers and teams present in Portugal put on for the many spectators in the grandstands and the paddock a superbly competitive festival of racing: three races within one race as each of the three categories, LMP2, LMGTE and GTC, battled for victory.

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Oct 21

First laps in public for the Renault Sport R.S. 01

At the wheel, Alain Prost was impressed by its performance

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 made its first laps in public on October 18 at the Jerez track in Spain, for the last leg of the World Series By Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Five Standout Drivers Learn, Receive Guidance from Porsche during Young Driver Academy at Barber Motorsports Park

Scott Hargrove won 2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin championship with six victories in 10 starts

Porsche is continuing its longstanding legacy of recognizing and developing young talent, as five standout North American drivers are learning to hone their skills on and off the track during the third annual Young Driver Academy Oct. 19-20 at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama.

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Oct 19

ELMS heroes of 2014 honoured

The top three in each of the LMP2, LMGTE and GTC categories received their trophies

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This evening at the Casino Estoril the teams and drivers who took part in the 2014 European Le Mans Series gathered to celebrate the end of an exciting season.

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Oct 19

Götz and Buhk surprise the favourites in Zolder

Villorba Corse increases the pace in the Blancpain Sprint Series

The Belgian Track of Zolder saw HTP Motorsport-drivers Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk take their third Main Race win of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series when they beat their main rivals in the championship, Grasser Racing Team-drivers Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hari Proczyk.

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Oct 19

Estoril Qualfying session – JOTA Sport – Aston Martin – Ferrari on pole !

Party Atmosphere in the Paddock at Estoril

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The final qualifying session of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season got underway this morning at the Estoril circuit , at 09h30 with GTE and GTC categories, it was followed but the LMP2 at 10h00.

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Oct 18

Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos dominate Zolder qualifying race

The Audi duo had dominated the race after a hectic few opening laps.

With a margin of almost 16 seconds, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos crossed the line in first place after the Qualifying Race of the Zolder round of the Blancpain Sprint Series.

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Oct 18

Estoril Free Practice LMP2 : Thiriet leads LMP2 – GTE/GTC : SMP Racing pushing hard

Russian team SMP Racing finished the second free practice session of the day where they left off in the morning – at the top of the LMGTE and GTC time sheets.

lmp 46 fp2 RW4 5062 996There was one interruption during the 90-minute session to retrieve the no67 IMSA Performance MATMUT Porsche which had become beached in the gravel at the final corner.

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Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

LMGTE and GTC titles still to be won in Portugal!

Five race 2015 provisional calendar unveiled

European Le Mans Series logo The 2015 European Le Mans Series provisional calendar was unveiled today. While the permutations for the championship positions for the LMP2 title are wideand varied, the LMGTE and GTC titles are a little clearer. However the only thing that is certain is the 2014 title winners in both classes will be racing a Ferrari…

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Oct 17

On Your Marks!

Get Set! Go!

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This weekend the race for the European Le Mans Series title hots up and the ten drivers and four teams in the LMP2 class are all ready for a 4 hour long battle on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Brief history of Prototype and GT sportscar racing at Autodromo di Estoril

The first sports-prototype and GT endurance race at Estoril’s circuit took place 42 years ago on the very day it opened in June 1972.

Estoril This kind of race was not a new phenomenon for Portugal as “Grand Touring and Sport Proto” cars were the main components of the national speed championship’s principal category, itself begun in 1966.

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Oct 17

SRO Motorsports Group and Sean Edwards Foundation join forces to increase safety

Blancpain Sprint Series drivers joined the #jump4SEF initiative

The SRO Motorsports Group and the Sean Edwards Foundation are both looking for ways to make motor racing safer. In a joint partnership a virtual safety test will be developed to further increase the awareness of amateur and rookie drivers and to help them to achieve the level of racing required. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Sparco set to debut new mechanics helmet at Estoril ELMS round

Sparco has had a very successful 2014 race season with involvement in all forms of motorsport

Sparco helmet Global race wear specialists Sparco will debut a brand new piece of safety apparel at this weekend’s European Le Mans Series finale at Estoril in Portugal.
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Oct 16

Balzan/Salaquarda back in the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zolder

Scuderia Villorba Corse gets back in the Blancpain racing world

Blancpain Sprint Series logo Scuderia Villorba Corse and the sole Ferrari 458 of the championship ready for the penultimate round to be held on October 17-19 in Belgium Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Calculators at the Ready – Let Battle Commence!

More motor racing history in the making

European Le Mans Series logo The 4 Hours of Estoril on Sunday 19 October will be the stage for a dramatic encounter to decide who will be the 2014 European Le Mans Series champion, with no less than 10 drivers and 4 teams battling for the honours. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

TUDOR Night of Champions in NYC celebrates inaugural award winners

Fittipaldi, Barbosa take team, driver titles for Action Express Racing – SRT Motorsports, CORE autosport, Turner Motorsport, AIM Autosport take honors

imsa-tudor-noc-ciprianiThe International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) paid tribute to its past, honored the present and proudly looked forward to the future at Monday’s inaugural TUDOR Night of Champions at Cipriani 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

United Autosports brings curtain down on maiden BTCC season

Anglo-American outfit claim Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup Teams’ title

United Autosports Logo A damp track initially necessitated “wet” treaded tyres in qualifying on Saturday afternoon before the 30-car field switched to slicks. Cole, who had been as high as sixth, nevertheless ended up a fantastic seventh quickest – earning United Autosports its best ever BTCC start slot and the highest-placed Toyota.

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Oct 13

Title contenders will try to close the gap in Zolder

With two race weekends left, the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series has entered the deciding phase of the season.

Before the meeting at the Belgian track of Zolder, Maximilian Götz sports a healthy advantage over his competitors, but the twisty and technical Circuit Zolder might well reduce the German’s lead.

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Oct 13

Belcher ends ‘fantastic’ rookie BTCC season with brace of top 20 finishes

“My first season in touring cars has been better, far better, than I ever thought the experience would be” – Belcher
2014-09-28-0042First year Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racer Simon Belcher hailed his debut season in the UK’s biggest motor racing category his most enjoyable for a decade after concluding the 2014 finale on Sunday, 12th October, with a brace of top 20 finishes at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit.

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