Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Sep 05

From Le Mans podium to Circuit Of The Americas: Eight TUDOR Championship drivers set for Lone Star Le Mans

TUDOR Championship field to include five 2015 winners from 24 Hours Of Le Mans

The Lone Star Le Mans at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas will live up to its billing, with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship bringing eight podium finishers from the French endurance classic to the Texas race on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Sep 04

Renger van der Zande puts the Car Collection Motorsport Mercedes SLS on pole for the 24H Barcelona

Second on the grid went to another Dutch driver in a Mercedes, Christiaan Frankenhout

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logoWith a lap time of 2:05.991, Dutch driver Renger van der Zande placed the #5 Car Collection Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG onto the pole position for the 24H Barcelona Trofeu Fermi Vélez.

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Sep 04

4 Hours of Le Castellet: Live from the paddock

The ELMS competitors are now ready to start the 4th round of the 2015 season.

European Le Mans Series logoThe paddock is set, the entertainment is ready to go and track action will start at 10:30 tomorrow morning with the first of two free practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Jota Sport to campaign Oreca-Nissan in FIA World Endurance Championship

Successful British team to dovetail full WEC season with European Le Mans Series programme and Gibson

Jota Sport to campaign Oreca-Nissan in FIA World Endurance Championship JOTA Sport will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship with an ORECA 05-Nissan while continuing to compete in the European Le Mans Series with its venerable Gibson-Nissan next year. 2016 marks the first year that the British team will contest a full WEC season although it has already enjoyed considerable success in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

IMSA sets course for future of Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

Sanctioning body renews commitment to series identity, cost containment
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) outlined its strategy today for the future direction of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with a renewed commitment to the long-running series’ identity and substantial efforts to reduce operating expenses for competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

New surface at Watkins Glen to greet IMSA competitors in 2016

The 3.4-mile natural road course is undergoing a complete repaving

When the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Watkins Glen International July 1-3, 2016 for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, teams will have to throw out their notes from previous events, and start a new notebook.

Sep 04

Virginia-based team helps to put drive into motorsports program at ODU

“It’s really cool for the students” -Salmon

VIRginia International Raceway was more than the home track for driver John Salmon and the ODU Engineering Race Team at Rounds 11 and 12 of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda on Aug. 28-29.

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Sep 03

4 Hours of Le Castellet: Paddock is setting up!

Set up begins at Circuit Paul Ricard

4 Hours of Le CastelletToday is set up day at the Circuit Paul Ricard and the teams arrived promptly this morning to begin setting the garages and preparing the cars for this weekend’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet, round 4 of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

First entries set the tone for exciting 2015 Sepang 12 Hours

The premier Asian endurance event for GT and Touring Cars attracts attention from all over the planet

SRO Motorsports Group logoWith the mid-season break now well and truly behind us, it is time to cast our sights to an event that promises to be one of the highlights of the second half of the motorsport season, the Sepang 12 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

An amazing Maserati Trofeo round 4 for Freddie Hunt

Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 F1 World Champion, James, competed in Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Freddie Hunt_VI54825James Hunt’s epic rivalry with Niki Lauda was recently portrayed in the film ‘Rush’ and, at the Virginia International Raceway, Freddie showed that he had what it takes behind the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo. The meet was run on the weekend of 20-22 August.

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Sep 02

NEW challenge: Hankook 24H Silverstone – European Touring Car Edition 1-3 April 2016

Participation in the race, which will be held from April 1-3, 2016, will be open for touring cars only

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logoDutch agency Creventic, promoters and organisers of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, will be organising the 24-hour race at the legendary British circuit of Silverstone next year.

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Sep 02

Entry process begins for 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

IMSA Road To Daytona captures worldwide interest
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship logo The green flag has waved on the entry process for teams planning to compete in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The earlier timeline, a full two months ahead of prior seasons, is the result of requests from many teams and manufacturer partners eager to confirm their plans for 2016.

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Sep 02

Ready for action: preview 24H Barcelona (4-6 September, 2015)

The event is the fifth and penultimate round of this year’s series

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logo The summer break is over and action resumes in the 24H Series powered by Hankook with this week’s 24H Barcelona (4-6 September, 2015) at Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.

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Sep 01

Swindon Engines to supply new TOCA engine until 2021

BTCC organiser awards new contract to existing supplier

Swindon EnginesSeries organiser TOCA has awarded the five-year contract for the supply of a new NGTC-spec ‘TOCA’ engine to Swindon Engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Special entertainment at the Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend

ELMS 4 Hours of Le Castellet – Entertainement for the whole family

European Le Mans Series logoWhile the 29 competitors are on the way to the South of France, the circuit and the ELMS organisation are getting ready for a weekend of entertainment on and off the track for the thousands of fans expected to be in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Almost a quarter of Le Castellet starting grid made up of French drivers

14 French drivers on the grid

European Le Mans Series logoThe third round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series, the 4 Hours of Le Castellet, will take place in the south of France next weekend (September 5th and 6th). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Blancpain Sprint Series title fight hotting up under Algarve sunshine

The fight for the teams and drivers titles is hotting up nicely

Blancpain Sprint Series logoThe Algarve round of the Blancpain Sprint Series starts the second half of the 2015 season, with three rounds remaining on the calendar.

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Aug 31

ELMS Le Castellet preview

4 Hours of Le Castellet (Sunday, September 6)

European Le Mans Series - Circuit Paul Ricard Exactly one week after the return of the World Endurance Championship, it’s all about the fourth round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) on September 6th at the Le Castellet circuit in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Jota Sport attempt to consolidate championship lead in France

British team aiming for fourth consecutive 2015 ELMS “podium”

Jota Sport 38 - photo © DPPI - Clément Marin JOTA Sport heads for the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard next weekend (5-6 Sep) aiming to consolidate its championship lead in the French race.

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Aug 31

Tincknell aiming for first career Paul Ricard podium

ELMS standings leader determined for good points haul in France

Harry Tincknell will start the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series on Sunday (6 Sep) with the Briton gunning for his first career podium at the Paul Ricard track in France.

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