Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Jan 30

The covers come off!

Unveiled at the Autosport International Show on 11 January

Mecachrome Motorsport is delighted to confirm the successful installation of its 3.4-litre turbocharged V6 LMP1 engine into the Ginetta G60-LT-P1, after completing its first high-speed test at Leeds East Airport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Fernando Alonso enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season

Fernando Alonso will continue to expand his experience

Fernando Alonso was on the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ready for the start as the Spanish double F1 World Champion was the starter for this 82nd edition!

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Jan 30

Manufacturers ready to start Intercontinental GT Challenge title quest in Bathurst

The third season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge starts next weekend with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

View article:  Manufacturers ready to start Intercontinental GT Challenge title quest in BathurstThroughout the Australian endurance classic, the representatives of Audi, Bentley, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche will battle to claim the honours in the opening round of the only global GT3 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

McLaren allows Fernando Alonso to compete in 2018 Le Mans and WEC

McLaren and Fernando are in full agreement that Formula 1 remains their shared top priority

2017-10-22_0309McLaren has confirmed it will allow Fernando Alonso to compete in upcoming rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, after reaching agreement with both Fernando and Toyota Gazoo Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi covers longest distance in Rolex 24 At Daytona history en route to victory

Chip Ganassi Racing wins 200th Race with No. 67 Ford GT in Rolex 24 At Daytona

As the crow flies, it’s 2,850 miles from Daytona Beach, Florida to Lima, Peru. That’s a shorter distance than the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R co-driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi covered over 24 hours en route to a history-making victory in the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest at Rétromobile

In February 2017, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest took over the ownership of the 24-Hours Museum

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest at RétromobileThis museum, which has a specially designed scenography, gives pride of place to the ACO’s exceptional heritage comprising 120 unique cars and rare documentary holdings.

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Jan 28

Fittipaldi, Barbosa, Albuquerque Co-Drive Cadillac Prototype to Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Victory

Team Sets Race Records for Total Laps, Distance

Rolex 24 WinnersThe rigors of racing for 24 consecutive hours were evident Sunday, with a Rolex 24 At DAYTONA that was remarkable for its speed but also memorable for its attrition that dashed championship hopes for a number of high-profile teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Cadillacs Strong Through First Six Hours of Rolex 24, But Plenty Others Still in Hunt

Mike Conway held the lead at the six-hour mark in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi

The Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars have led a vast majority of the laps through the first six hours of the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 27

Prologue – where the Super Season really begins!

Returning this year to Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in the South of France

2016-03-24The dates of 6/7th April are rapidly approaching – just 70 days away in fact – at which time the green flag will be dropped for the FIA WEC official pre-season test, the Prologue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

The ELMS teams invited to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

At the end of the 2017 season, four ELMS teams were automatically invited on the grid of the 2018 edition
Before the announcements of the entry lists for the ELMS, FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to check out which ELMS teams already have an invitation for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jan 26

Full Day of High-Profile Storylines on the Horizon for The Rolex 24 At DAYTONA

Defending Champion Team on the Pole, Former Formula 1 Champion in the Field

Rolex 24 Day 1Roger Penske Returning to Sports Car Racing, 5-Time Rolex 24 Champion Scott Pruett Retiring. BMW Endurance Challenge Won by Dillon Machavern and Spencer Pumpelly in Porsche Cayman.

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Jan 26

A merciless classic

Brands Hatch makes its comeback on the DTM calendar – as XL version 

Traditionally good. England’s Kent count, some 30 kilometres to the south-east of London, is the home of a circuit that makes the heart of every racer and every motor-racing enthusiast beat faster.

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Jan 25

Defending Champion Team Wayne Taylor Racing wins pole for 56th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA

Renger van der Zande Posts Fast Lap in Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi Prototype

2017 Rolex 24 At DAYTONALast year’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA champion team is this year’s polesitter. Renger van der Zande is the driver responsible, having posted a fast lap of 1 minute, 36.083 seconds (133.378 mph) in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi during Thursday’s qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

All-Ferrari front row in GTD class

56th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA

The 488 GT3 no. 51 of Spirit Of Race takes pole position thanks to Daniel Serra ahead of the sister car of Risi Competizione driven by Miguel Molina Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona field

Opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

A total of 50 cars and a star-studded lineup of drivers that includes champions and race winners from Formula 1, open-wheel, NASCAR and international sports car competition will take to the track for the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 27-28. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Porsche GT Team goes “Back to the Future” with driver lineup for 2018 Season

Porsche factory drivers Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy have been linked together since 2015

2017-09-16-0067They made up two-thirds of the driver lineup for the No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which they won alongside F1 racer Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (+video)

The test took place at an airport close to the Ginetta factory

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (video)The new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 had its first roll-out test on Friday 19 January after being unveiled just over a week earlier, at the Autosport International Show in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Acura Team Penske “All Stars” ready to shine in Rolex 24 At Daytona

 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona

There have been “all-star” driver lineups in the Rolex 24 At Daytona before, but this year’s Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi two-car roster is absolutely one for the ages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Mission accomplished as WTCR hopeful Coronel claims Dakar finish

“It was more difficult than we expected with The Beast”

Mission accomplished as WTCR hopeful Coronel claims Dakar finishTom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, just outside the top 30. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Ricky Taylor, Helio Castroneves and IMSA President Scott Atherton embark on Pre-Rolex 24 Media Tour in New York

A week before on-track activity gets under way for the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona

One of the most highly anticipated season openers ever – a pair of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stars – Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor – and IMSA President Scott Atherton are in New York City for several high-profile media opportunities beginning late Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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