Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

May 27

The french air force becomes involved in the 2016 Le Mans Hours

This partnership is the result of the Le Mans Passion Share operation

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the 705 air base in Tours share many common values, and they have decided to join forces to develop joint projects and multiply constructive exchanges between their two worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Competition and camaraderie in Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA paddock

Teams rally to help competitor get back in the race

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA logo For the drivers and teams in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA paddock, competition drives everything. But as three teams showed recently, that same competitive spirit also drives the camaraderie among them.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Spielberg analysis: ‘An issue for Norbert Haug’

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Norbert HaugThings that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Le Mans 24 Hours: The Defending Champions

Round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship

2015-06-14-The Race-0178 Of the 12 drivers who mounted the top step of the podium at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours – overall, plus class winners in LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am – a full 10 will be back at La Sarthe. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Le Mans 24 Hours: Only 24 days to go! 24 good reasons to attend

In exactly 24 days on 18th June the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be given

Here are the 24 reasons (in no particular order), which make the 84th event an unforgettable one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

WEC: From Nurburgring to Le Mans, a month in 24-hour mode

The race takes place on the legendary Nordschleife circuit alongside the Grand Prix circuit

As if one 24-hour race in a calendar month is not enough, almost 20 FIA World Endurance Championship drivers will be taking part in this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus ready to race the iconic P4/5 C Mk III and SCG003C

In the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24-hours

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus ready to race the iconic P4 5 C Mk III Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is set for their most challenging race so far, the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24-hours which starts this Saturday, 29 May at 15.30 (local time). Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Podium hopes for MOMO Megatron Team Partrax at Monaco

MOMO Megatron Team Partrax is hoping for a strong weekend in the 2016 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Monaco

Podium hopes for MOMO Megatron Team Partrax at Monaco The race there is considered as the highlight of the season due to the very special atmosphere and track in the principality, so reaching the podium is extremely valued by everybody, as team principal Andreas Leberle can confirm. “We are really looking forward to show our strong form from Barcelona here as well. We were not far from the podium there – so hopefully we can do the final step here.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

2016 Le Mans 24 Hours – The Virtual Room – Feel the experience!

Innovation has always been at the core of the Le Mans 24 Hours

And it will again be the case in the 2016 race on 18-19 June out on the track and inside the circuit. Thanks to the latest virtual reality technology, the Virtual Room – Feel the experience, young connected spectators will be able to take a true-to-life plunge into the heart of the race.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

For motorsport fans all over the world, the Hankook 24H Dubai has already built up a very strong reputation, right up there with the other classic endurance races

A lot of interest: already almost 70 entries for 2017 Hankook 24H Dubai (January 12-14, 2017)

Start Grid Hankook 24H DUBAI 2016_800pix Next year’s event at Dubai Autodrome will take place from January 12 till 14, 2017, serving as the season-opener of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook. Even before 2016 has reached its halfway point, no less than 65 teams have already signed up to race in the Hankook 24H Dubai next January.

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May 24

KCMG reveals 2016 Le Mans 24 livery for ORECA 05

The Le Mans 24 Hours will take place at the legendary Circuit des 24 Heures on June 18-19

KCMG reveals 2016 Le Mans 24 livery for ORECA 05 KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is set for their Le Mans 24 Hours comeback and have revealed their new livery for the Nissan-powered ORECA 05.

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May 24

A set of firsts establishes the pace to a promising season

New fastest qualifying lap time for the Touring class

2016-05-22-1390 It was a record-setting weekend as CTCC presented by Continental Tire made its 10th anniversary season debut with a doubleheader event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at the Victoria Day SpeedFest.

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May 24

WEC drivers introduced to the FIA Race True Programme

FIA believes that doping tests are necessary

At the start of the recent WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps weekend the drivers and teams racing in the FIA World Endurance Championships attended a presentation of ‘Race True’, the FIA’s anti doping programme.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

CTCC : A Mosport podium to reward Mathieu Audette

CTCC season opening events…

2016-05-21-3568 Entered in this past weekend’s first  two races of the Canadian Touring Car Championship’s 2016 season, the Audette Racing Team experienced a weekend of highs and lows in Ontario but Mathieu Audette earned himself a podium in one of the two races, rewarding the team’s hard work.

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May 22

Promising start in the Porsche Cup for Valérie Chiasson!

“I am happy with this first weekend in the series”

2016-05-21_0335 This past weekend at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) in Ontario, Quebec driver Valérie Chiasson made her grand debut in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada series.

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May 22

Rookie Robichon earns first career victory, takes series lead at CTMP

“I was still pushing the whole race to make sure there was nobody that could catch me from behind” – Robichon

2016-05-21_0306Rookie Zach Robichon showed an uncanny ability of when to show caution and when to stand on the gas pedal, and the end result was his first career Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama victory Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

May 22

Samantha Tan secures a pair of 6th place finishes at her home track

Tan raced in her #38 Samantha Tan Racing/GPI/Honda Civic Si in the TCA Class of the PWC

2016-05-21-1114 With a promising weather forecast for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) long-weekend race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), Samantha Tan was looking forward to race in her 4.25 kilometer home track full of challenging corners and elevation changes.

 

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May 21

Daniel Morad holds off Scott Hargrove to win thrilling opener at CTMP

Daniel Morad refused to blink

2016-05-21_0317 Morad, from Toronto, won the season-opening Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, edging 2014 Platinum Cup champion Scott Hargrove by .308 of a second for his second career victory in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Single-Make Series.

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May 21

WEC: Porsche endurance test draws to a close

Porsche’s Chief Test Engineer Pascal Zurlinden confirmed that the team covered 8,427 km

2016-05-06-0009With just weeks to go until the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June, teams around the world are busy finalising their preparations for the world’s greatest sportscar race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

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