Category Archive: Touring – Endurance

Nov 23

CTCC confirms GT Cup Class in 2018

CTCC presented by Pirelli today confirmed the addition of GT Cup class to its categories, beginning in 2018

2017-08-12_0122This new GT Cup class will be comprised of ultra performance race cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Ferrari 430/458, Nissan GTR and Porsche 991/997 GT3.  GT Cup class race cars will compete on the track concurrently with the existing Touring, Super Touring and GT Sport classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

WEC: Alex Lynn joins Aston Martin Racing for World Endurance Championship

My Aston Martin team-mates – Darren Turner, Jonny Adam, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen – are absolutely top lads.

WEC Alex Lynn joins Aston Martin Racing for World Endurance ChampionshipSigning for Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver to race in the World Endurance Championship completes a plan that myself and my management team started working on back in September 2016, and I’m very proud that it’s all worked out perfectly.

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Nov 23

Hugo De Sadeleer returns to United Autosports for Daytona 24 Hours, European Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours

Rookie of the Year for 2017 returns to United Autosports in LMP2

United Autosports have confirmed that Hugo de Sadeleer will return to the team for the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, European Le Mans Series and, subject to entry, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Nov 22

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours

Click and reveal a stylish poster!

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours - Click and reveal a stylish poster!Preparations for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June are in full swing. Thanks to an original interactive reveal, the poster of the greatest endurance race in the world was unveiled on the evening of 22nd November. It’s a take on the cues of posters as works of art using the values of endurance as its base.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

$100,000 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout Finalists Announced

12th Year For the Biggest Prize in Grassroots Road Racing

Season-opening Battery Tender Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich TiresMazda has confirmed four finalists for the 12th annual Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. This one-of-a-kind, post-season shootout, will award a $100,000 Mazda Motorsports scholarship to compete in the 2018 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

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Nov 22

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC Riyadh

The Race Of Champions is coming to the Middle East for the first time!

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC RiyadhSome of the biggest names in global motorsport have signed up for ROC Riyadh, which will be held on February 2-3, 2018 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium. The event will be run in partnership with the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Tales from the paddock – Edoardo Mortara: “The fact that the outcome was the World Cup title is fantastic”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoEdoardo Mortara returns from Macau as winner of the 2017 FIA GT World Cup. He gives us his account of this major achievement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

WEC: New Aston Martin Vantage launched for 2018

The new car replaces Aston Martin’s most successful competition car of all-time, the V8 Vantage GTE

Aston Martin Racing has today revealed the new Vantage GTE model which will compete in the LMGTE class in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.

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Nov 22

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours, we like!

Endurance fans, now’s the moment to mobilise your forces!

24 Heures du Mans 2018, on like !The 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours is now – or almost.  The poster of the greatest endurance race in the world, which will be held on 17-18 June, will be revealed after 20:00 this evening, Wednesday 22nd November.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217

McLaren driver completes first test ahead of Rolex 24 At Daytona debut

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217First time Spanish racer has driven an LMP2 car. Next outing will be the ROAR before the 24 on 5-7 January. Fernando Alonso has successfully completed his first test in the United Autosports’ Ligier JS P217 ahead of his debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

ST Racing tests new car at California’s Thermal Club

ST Racing will be announcing their plans for 2018 shortly. Stay tuned !

ST Racing tests new car at California's Thermal ClubThe ST Racing Team just returned from Palm Springs, California where they spent three days testing their brand new race car at the state-of-the-art Thermal Club racetrack, and came away elated with the drive capabilities of BMW’s M4 GT4.

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Nov 21

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul Ricard

The German marque is pursuing the development of its M8 GTE with, among other things, a 24-hour test in preliminary …

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul RicardBMW Motorsport will compete in the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMGTE Pro class.

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Nov 21

Roar Before The Rolex 24 at Daytona to feature qualifying for pits, garages

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona has long signified the start of the racing season

The annual three-day preseason testing session at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place on Jan. 5-7, 2018 with additions that will get everyone ready for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

WTCC: Ma shows pace on return

Ma hadn’t driven in the WTCC since November 2015

Ma shows pace on WTCC returnMa Qing Hua made a rapid return to the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Macau last weekend, underlining his potential with the fastest lap in Sunday’s Main Race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Prototype Challenge Championship contender Koch worked his way up the racing ladder old-fashioned way

The now 27-year-old driver begged his parents for a go kart and when he was eight

2017-08-13_0442When Prototype Challenge driver Kenton Koch was just 6 years old, he spotted a go kart at the Los Angeles Auto Show. That was the day his racing dreams began. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Tickets for impressive 70th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa now on sale

2018 will see the 70th edition of this unique endurance classic

Tickets for the 70th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the most important GT race in the world and the highlight of both the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge, will go on sale today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Toyota confirms its return in 2018-19

Toyota has won five races this season

2017-11-18-0075At last night’s vibrant end of season awards ceremony in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Team President Hisatake Murata confirmed on stage the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to the WEC for the 2018-19 Super Season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Fernando Alonso completes successful test in Bahrain

Following a total of 113 laps / 611 km laps in the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID

Fernando Alonso completes successful WEC test in BahrainOn the occasion of the official FIA WEC ‘Rookie’ test in Bahrain, the day after the final round of the 2017 season, one of the most experienced ‘rookies’ of them all successfully completed his first laps in a Le Mans Prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Drivers praise teams for keeping them on track in the WTCC

New regulations for the WTCC’s Macau return effectively allowed for an unlimited OSCARO Repair Time period

Drivers praise teams for keeping them on track in the WTCCLeading FIA World Touring Car Championship drivers were full of praise for their teams for working through the night to ready their cars for the Main Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau. Read the rest of this entry »

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