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PHOENIX RACING AUDI WINS GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES SEASON OPENING RACE AT ZOLDER

Phoenix Racing drivers Milan Dontje and Nicolaj Møller Madsen won the season-opening round of the GT4 European Series at Zolder in their new Audi R8 LMS GT4. Victory in the Pro-AM class went to Schwede Motorsport’s Phillip Bethke and Marc Basseng. AM honours went to the Selleslagh Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Nicolas Vandierendonck and Johan … Continue reading

FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON FOR THE BMW M6 GT3 AT THE NURBURGRING-NORDSCHLEIFE

The Second race of the season in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring, first victory of the season for the BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER): Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) won the “43rd DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen”. After 27 laps, they had an advantage of around nine seconds in the #99 ROWE Racing BMW … Continue reading

SIGNATECH ALPINE ALL SET TO GO IN THE FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Signatech Alpine Matmut team took part in the FIA WEC Prologue over the last two days, held at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Pierre Thiriet took turns behind the wheel of the no.36 Alpine A470, setting the second fastest time in the LMP2 category. Since reliability is no longer an … Continue reading

BORTOLOTTI AND ENGELHART BEGIN BLANCPAIN GT SERIES TITLE DEFENCE IN PERFECT FASHION WITH ZOLDER VICTORY FOR GRASSER-LAMBORGHINI

The GRT Grasser Racing team began their defence of the overall Blancpain GT Series title in perfect fashion at Zolder, with Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart winning the season-opening race aboard their Lamborghini Huracan GT3. This was a genuine team effort that combined a strong in-lap from Engelhart, a perfect pitstop from the Grasser crew, … Continue reading

BMW TEAM MTEK FOCUSES ON RACE SIMULATIONS AT THE FIA WEC PROLOGUE IN LE CASTELLET

BMW Team MTEK and the new BMW M8 GTE officially launched their 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign at the “Circuit Paul Ricard” near Le Castellet (FRA). On Friday and Saturday, the number 81 and 82 cars covered a total of 5,075 kilometres. Seven BMW works drivers – Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Nick Catsburg (NED), … Continue reading

PRODUCTIVE PROLOGUE FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing made a productive start to the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season during a busy Prologue test at Paul Ricard in southern France. The team entered two TS050 HYBRIDs for the official test session, which ran from 10am on Friday to 4pm on Saturday and featured most of this season’s WEC … Continue reading

FERRARI COLLECT USEFUL DATA AT THE WEC PROLOGUE

The prologue to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which effectively opened the 2018-19 Superseason, ended at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon. It was a single 30-hour session during which all Ferrari crews, the two entered in the GTE-Pro class and the three in the GTE-Am, gathered useful data ahead of the first race on … Continue reading

IDEAL START TO THE SEASON FOR PORSCHE AT THE WEC PROLOGUE

The Porsche GT Team is well prepared for the first race of the FIA Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC a month from now at Spa-Francorchamps on May 5. At the season opener, the official Prologue in Le Castellet, France, the two Porsche 911 RSR were put through a comprehensive test programme under dry conditions. … Continue reading

ZAMPARELLI MAINTAINS FORM TO CLAIM FIRST PORSCHE CARRERA CUP GB POLE POSITION OF THE SEASON

Dino Zamparelli (Redline Racing) claimed the fourth pole position of his Carrera Cup GB career in the first qualifying session of 2018. Zamparelli maintained his leading pace from Friday’s practice sessions but was closely pursued by his former team mate, Lewis Plato (JTR), who lines up alongside him for the season-opening race. Starting third, just … Continue reading

KEIHIN NSX-GT TAKES SUPER GT POLE AT OKAYAMA

The official qualifying for the OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE, Round 1 of the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km) in Okayama Prefecture on April 7. In difficult conditions that saw rain fall part way through the qualifying, the GT500 class pole position went to the … Continue reading

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