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SMP RACING TO START THIRD IN THE 6 HOURS OF SPA

On May 3, qualifying session took place on the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit before the seventh round of the World Endurance Championship. The SMP Racing squad No. 11 (Sergey Sirotkin, Egor Orudzhev, Stefan Sarrazin) showed the third result, the BR1  (Vitaly Petrov, Mikhail Aleshin, Stoffel Vandoorne) took the fifth position. According to the championship rules, two … Continue reading

BMW TEAM MTEK QUALIFIES THIRD AND FOURTH FOR THE WEC 6 HOURS OF SPA

BMW Team MTEK has qualified in third and fourth positions for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), with its pair of BMW M8 GTEs. In the #82 BMW M8 GTE, António Félix da Costa (POR) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) held the top-spot for much of qualifying before settling for third place … Continue reading

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE QUALIFIES SECOND FOR 6 HOURS OF SPA

The Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE will start the Total 6 Hours of Spa from second on the GTE Pro grid after Maxime Martin (BEL) and Alex Lynn (GB) put up a valiant fight for pole position on the legendary Belgian track. The duo ultimately missed out on delivering the car its second pole by … Continue reading

LEXUS RC F GT3 RETURNS TO SITE OF INAUGURAL IMSA VICTORY

Lexus and the AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) race team head to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the first of seven sprint races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class this season taking place on Sunday afternoon. Mid-Ohio marks the third race of the year for the GTD class after being off for … Continue reading

FOURTH GRID ROW FOR PORSCHE AT SPA

In qualifying for round seven of the FIA World Sports Car Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps, the two Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Porsche GT Team landed on grid positions seven and eight. The world championship leaders Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) lapped the 7.004-kilometre racetrack near the German border in an average … Continue reading

TEENAGE SENSATION RYAN HOW CLAIMS RECORD BREAKING AUSTRALIAN GT BARBRAGALLO WIN

Teenage sensation Ryan How has rewritten the record books by becoming the youngest race winner in Australian GT history in the weekend’s opening race in Barbagallo. Under the late evening floodlights at Barbagallo, the 17-year-old How moved from fourth on the grid into the lead following the pit stop sequence. He then saw off a … Continue reading

MAIDEN AUDI SPORT R8 LMS CUP VICTORY AND CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD FOR YASSER SHAHIN

The Bend Motorsport Park’s Yasser Shahin took his maiden Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup victory, winning round three on his debut at the challenging 4.318km Zhuhai International Circuit. The Australian deftly avoided a dramatic opening-lap incident involving many of the front-runners to power to his first Cup win and shoot to the top of the … Continue reading

MOTUL AUTECH GT-R WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE SUPER GT GT500 POLE POSITION

The qualifying for the FUJI GT 500km RACE, Round 2 of the 2019 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the Fuji Speedway (one lap 4,563 m) in Shizuoka Prefecture on May 3. In the GT500 class, the No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Ronnie Quintarelli) came from behind to win pole position (fastest qualifier) … Continue reading

YAMANAKA LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS FIRST MONZA EXPERIENCE

Nobuya Yamanaka is looking forward to his second race in the European Le Mans Series as the championship resumes next week at Monza, Italy. The Japanese rookie is a new-comer to the series as well as racing in European soil and continues to learn quickly from the Nielsen Racing team and teammate James Littlejohn. The … Continue reading

CHALLENGING SPA WEATHER FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

Despite conditions which swung from sunshine to heavy rain, the team made constructive progress on the opening day at Spa, the scene of its one-two victory 12 months ago which started a remarkable 2018-2019 season and set the tone for an intense World Championship battle between the two TS050 HYBRIDs. The first of two 90-minute … Continue reading

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