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PORSCHE INTENDS TO DEFEND ITS IGTC TITLE AT THE SEASON FINALE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Porsche heads to the final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) with a very clear goal: The sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart is eager to defend its titles at the nine-hour race in Kyalami. The customer squads GPX Racing and Dinamic Motorsport will each field a 500+hp Porsche 911 GT3 R in the Pro-category … Continue reading

SMP RACING FIRST NON-HYBRID TEAM AT THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the final round of the World Endurance Championship Super Season has finished in France. The crew of the Russian SMP Racing team of Mikhail Aleshin, Vitaly Petrov and Stoffel Vandoorne driving the BR1 prototype of the Russian company BR Engineering took third place in the overall standings and … Continue reading

DRIVEX SETS SIGHTS ON GT OPEN PRO-AM CLASS LEAD AT SILVERSTONE

Drivex will contest round 5 of the International GT Open at Silverstone (England). Drivex will field two Mercedes AMG GT3 cars in Pro-Am class for Marcelo Hahn / Allam Khodair and Ricardo Bueno / Cacá Bueno, the same pairings from Hungaroring. The season is going according to plan for Hahn and Khodair as Marcelo sits … Continue reading

IMSA FRONT ROW START FOR PORSCHE AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

At the Virginia International Raceway, the Porsche GT Team has secured positions two and eight in the GTLM class. In the qualifying for the IMSA SportsCar Championship, the Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 911 was driven by Patrick Pilet. On a track wet with rain, the Frenchman achieved his fastest time on the … Continue reading

AL HARTHY LOOKING TO BUILD ON POSITIVE START TO BLANCPAIN GT SERIES SILVER CUP CHALLENGE AHEAD OF SILVERSTONE RETURN

Blancpain Endurance Cup racer Ahmad Al Harthy heads to Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit this coming weekend, 19th/20th May, relishing the prospect of racing on UK soil once again and aiming to build on the very positive start Oman Racing has made to the 2018 season. Moving into the immensely competitive Silver Cup this season, after … Continue reading

PORSCHE FACTORY AND CUSTOMER TEAMS RETURN TO MID-OHIO

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will make its first appearance at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, May 6 to contest round four of the 2018 season. It is the first time major North American sports car racing will run at the Lexington, Ohio track since 2012. Sports car racing at Mid-Ohio dates to … Continue reading

THE FIA CONFIRMS PORSCHE AS NEW FORMULA E MANUFACTURER

Today, Tuesday, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accepted Porsche’s application as a Formula E manufacturer. This means that the Weissach factory team can continue to pursue the development of its own electric powertrain, which is due for homologation in 2019. As announced at the end of July 2017, Porsche plans to be among those … Continue reading

EARL BAMBER AND NICK TANDY TO CONTEST PETIT LE MANS WITH THE PORSCHE GT TEAM

For the Petit Le Mans long-distance classic, the Porsche GT Team has taken on reinforcements in the 911 RSR: The Le Mans overall winners Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) will tackle the season finale of the IMSA SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta on 7 October with the newly developed race car. … Continue reading

NISSAN GT-R RETURNS TO WORLD CHALLENGE BATTLE AT VIR

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 returned to Pirelli World Challenge action in the US last weekend with GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez joining forces with Frankie Montecalvo. The duo are contesting all five SprintX rounds of the championship in 2017 and kicked off their assault with a fifth place finish in the PRO/AM class on … Continue reading

MICHAEL MARSAL SET FOR FIFTH ROW START AT VIR

As the temperatures continue to climb in what is expected to be the hottest race of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season, Michael Marsal took to Virginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile circuit to qualify for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge.  Driving the No. 97 Alvarez & Marsal/IHG Rewards Club BMW M6 GT3, Marsal converted the time he has … Continue reading

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