Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Oct 22

ELMS: Champions celebrate in Portimão

4 Hours of Portimão
2017-06-18-0092A frantic and highly dramatic 4 Hours of Portimão saw the second victory for the no40 Graff Oreca-Gibson but all eyes were on the no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca as the Russian team won the 2017 ELMS title, with Memo Rojas and Leo Roussel taking the drivers title.

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Oct 22

The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 wins the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup

The Italian team Ebimotors took the win in the European series organized by ACO

finishFabio Babini and Emanuele Busnelli are the 2017 champions. After the successes scored in the Blancpain GT Series with Grasser Racing Team and in the Italian GT Championship with Ombra Racing team, the  Lamborghini Huracán GT3 has won its third 2017 championship.

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Oct 22

ELMS: First Pole of 2017 for Panis Barthez Competition (+video)

Watch the 4 Hours of Portimão live!

2017-06-15-0149The no23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217-Gibson of Nathanaël Berthon took pole position for the final round of the 2017 ELMS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

ELMS: A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, Portugal

Portimão Free Practice 2: G-Drive Racing on top

ELMS - A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, PortugalThe final battle for the titles in each of the three classes of the European Le Mans Series will play out at the season finale in Portimão, Portugal. Like at Spa-Francorchamps, the next-to-last round of the season, as many as 35 wins will comprise the starting grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA announces new schedule and format for 2018

Continued growth fuels move to stand-alone events 

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA logoAs the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA enters its 12th year of competition in 2018, series organizer Competent Motorsport is thrilled to not only unveil next year’s schedule, but also announce an exciting new format. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

2017 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Champions crowned following season-finale

The championship winners include drivers from five different teams

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA logoNot only did the season-finale event of the 2017 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca provide some incredible competition, but it also yielded the final results of the year as five champions emerged from the double-header event – closing out an extraordinary 11th season for series organizers Competent Motorsport that included 16 races at six different venues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Husain aims to “Get in The Big Show”

“I love this series – it’s super competitive and it feels like it’s growing” – Husain

2017-08-13_0462Although Naj Husain – the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda 2017 LMP3 Masters Champion – is celebrating his championship win, he dreams of running in long endurance races, such as the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, someday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

ELMS: Cetilar Villorba Corse at the 2017 showdown in Portimao

First LMP2 attempt in Portugal for the Italian team with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Belicchi and the #47 Dallara

2017-06-04-0222The main goal is to end their first LMP2 season in style. Cetilar Villorba Corse is ready for the sixth and last round of the 2017 European Le Mans Series 2017 in Portugal.

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Oct 19

WEC: Championships to be settled in the Pearl of the Orient

6 Hours of Shanghai

2017 07 16 DSC02096For the eighth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the WEC family travels to the Pearl of the Orient and the impressive Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of the country’s biggest city and its global financial hub. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Catsburg in the WTCC fight after China ups and downs

After placing third in the Opening Race, the Polestar Cyan Racing driver finished seventh in the Main Race

Catsburg in the WTCC fight after China ups and downsNicky Catsburg remains in the hunt for the FIA World Touring Car Championship title following a weekend of “ups and downs” in China. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Paul Di Resta to join United Autosports for Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Current F1 racing driver to join United Autosports for 24 Hours at Daytona

2015-06-04_0424DTM Champion, Di Resta to race alongside Will Owen in Ligier JS P217. Two-car entry for United Autosports in January endurance race. United Autosports have confirmed that Paul di Resta will join the team for the 2018 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Special championship race to mark 60-year anniversary

60 mile BTCC showpiece to take place at Snetterton in 2018

BTCC logoA special ‘Diamond Double’ race has today (18 October) been announced as part of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s 60th anniversary diamond jubilee celebrations in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “I was holding back the tears on many occasions”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAt the end of this season, the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family will be saying a fond farewell to Robert Wickens, who competed in his last DTM race at Hockenheim and is now switching to the IndyCar series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (+video)

Screening at the Mega CGR cinema in Saint Saturnin – Le Mans on 23rd November

2017-07-16-0027Film shown simultaneously on myACO. DVD on sale the next day (24th November). Since 2011 the Automobile Club de l’Ouest in partnership with the CGR Saint Saturnin – Le Mans has organised a gala evening in Le Mans for the screening of the official Le Mans 24-Hours film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

St Racing ends the season in Third place in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Touring Car Category

Samantha Tan and Nick Wittmer

Pirelli World Challenge A victory and a podium for ST RacingThe Pirelli World Challenge season ended this past weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of the most beautiful race venues in North America.

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Oct 16

Final European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup races for United Autosports at Portimao

Anglo-American team aiming to seal LMP3 Championship at final ELMS race

United Autosports take podium finish at opening round of the Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup ChampionshipLMP2 team still in the fight for overall and LMP2 title glory in maiden year. Michelin Le Mans Cup team aiming for top-five placings in final outing. United Autosports make their way to Portimao in Portugal for the final rounds of the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup this weekend (21-22 October). Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

WTCC: Honda heading home with makes’ lead

Following the visit to the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark

Honda heading home with WTCC makes’ leadHonda will head to its home event – next week’s JVCKENWOOD WTCC Race of Japan – leading the race for the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WEC: Toyota takes home 1-2 after incident filled Fuji race

The result means that the destination of this year’s drivers’ title is still not known

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a memorable 1-2 finish at their home race this afternoon after a dramatic seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WEC: Ferrari dominates the 6 Hours of Fuji

Ferrari takes a clean sweep in LMGTE to extend GT World Championship lead

Ferrari dominates the 6 Hours of FujiIn GTE-Pro class Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado in the AF Corse 488 GTE no. 51 win a tough race. Fifth place for Bird and Rigon in no. 71. The Prancing Horse also triumphs in the GTE-Am class with the 488 GTE no. 54 of Molina-Flohr-Castellacci ahead of the sister car of Clearwater Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WTCC: Girolami wins in the rain

Rainmaster Guerrieri takes Opening race win for Campos Racing

2017_wtcc_china_ningbo_1085Treacherous weather conditions forced organisers to stop the Main Race at FIA WTCC Race of China after just three laps behind the safety car as the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s first visit to the new Ningbo International Speedpark came to an end. Read the rest of this entry »

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