Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran
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Frenchman heads both sessions of final day
Dorian Boccolacci has claimed the day two bragging rights by heading both sessions of today’s GP3 Series test session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, using the gloriously sunny but mild conditions to his advantage by claiming both top spots: this morning in a qualifying-style session with a time of 1:32.896, just 0.012s ahead of Nirei Fukuzumi and Jack Aitken, and this afternoon in a long run session with a lap of 1:34.022, well ahead of Alessio Lorandi and Tatiana Calderón.
John Minshaw and Phil Keen dominate the opening round of the British GT Championship
Perfect start to the 2017 British GT Championship for Barwell Motorsport team. At Oulton Park, opening round of the season, the #33 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 with John Minshaw and Phil Keen behind the wheel – vice champions of 2016 British GT – have literally dominated the race weekend.
Jake Eidson began his racing career in karts, and moved up steadily through the formula car ranks
As the recipient of the first-ever IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, which helped Eidson secure a full season behind the wheel of a Porsche in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, you had to wonder: How would the open-wheel driver perform in a race car that has fenders?
More details on this partnership will be given at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17-18 June
Today it is announced that, from 2018, TOTAL will be the new official fuel supplier for the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series.
“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”
Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
Never having been at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Fernando Alonso gave the start in 2014
The announcement of Fernando Alonso’s participation in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 next month took everyone in motorsports by surprise, but the reason makes sense for this competitor at heart: to match the feat of Graham Hill, the only driver to win the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
RFEDA to reward inaugural Spanish Junior R2 champion with ERC Junior U27 campaign
The winner of the recently announced Spanish junior championship, Beca Junior R2, will be handed a prize drive in next season’s FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship as part of a major initiative from the country’s motorsport federation, RFEDA, and a new alliance with ERC promoter Eurosport Events.
The 911 RSR with the starting number 91 can be recognised by the red Porsche lettering on a black windscreen
The Porsche GT Team campaigns two 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR in the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which has been given world championship status in 2017 for the first time. After a year of development in 2016, the 2015 FIA WEC title winners return with a works entry to the world’s most important GT competition.