What is only the second round of the season in Most this weekend will be the stand-out meeting of the year for Team ISR and driver Filip Salaquarda (34, CZ), who are making their debut in the ADAC GT Masters in 2018. The Czech outfit will be lining up in front of a home crowd with their Audi R8 LMS shared by the local favourite and the German Frank Stippler (43, GER) as the Super Sports Car League debuts in the Czech Republic.
On Tuesday, the 1973 Ligier JS 2 from the Onroak Automotive workshops set off to tackle the French roads in the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo. While awaiting its return Onroak Automotive is hard at work preparing and restoring other cars for the next round of the Masters Endurance Legends, one of the curtain-raisers to the French Formula 1 Grand Prix in June at Paul Ricard, and Le Mans Classic in July.
Motorsport in the heart of the city – no other venue symbolizes this motto like Paris does. The 1.92-kilometer circuit passes numerous sidewalk cafés and restaurants, and circles the spectacular Dôme des Invalides. From their garages, the teams have an clean view of the Eiffel Tower and before the track is closed for race day, buses with tourists travel through the pit lane. “For me, Paris is one of the most beautiful locations and a highlight for us drivers,” says Lucas di Grassi.
Floridian and Audi Sport customer racing driver Jason Bell will be competing in his next Pirelli World Challenge Series event this coming weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Traveling to Alton, Virginia and back for another round with M1 GT Racing, Bell will once again enter the GTSA division and is excited to get back to the VIR facility, one of his favorite tracks on the 2018 calendar.
The first three races of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have reinforced one thing about racing in the Prototype class: competition is really tough.
GT Sport Motul Team RJN has its sights set on its “home” race at Silverstone next month after debuting the new 2018-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at Monza’s opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing is hoping to electrify the City of Lights as they prepare for the ABB FIA Formula E Paris E-Prix following a strong performance in recent races. The British team’s momentum is growing with each race, and the inaugural Rome E-Prix was overall another positive weekend for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Once again Mitch Evans secured … Continue reading → ...
Spaniard Tutumlu delivered another strong performance in the Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS shared with Ali Çapan, Dirg Parhofer and Peter Schmidt. The four drivers brought fourth place home in A6-Am class and ranked 8th overall. Tutumlu drove almost six of the 12 hours of racing. Isaac Tutumlu achieved a positive result at Circuito de … Continue reading → ...
Kris Wright made a statement at Barber Motorsports Park – he is a title contender in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda championship.
Will Owen will be stepping outside of his duties in the European Le Mans Series to pilot Charles Wicht Racing’s #7 Ligier JS P3 alongside teammate Leonardo Lamelas for the third round of the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda this weekend at the Grand Prix of Alabama in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
BMW Motorsport continued its development of the new BMW iFE.18 with a test at Calafat (ESP) this week. The car is equipped with a drivetrain developed solely by BMW and will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5 when BMW joins the first series for fully-electric racing cars as an official manufacturer.
The Total 24 Hours of Spa will celebrate its 70th edition this year, with at least 11 different manufacturers aiming to conquer the Belgian endurance classic. While the race itself takes place on 28-29 July, preparations will begin this weekend with the opening Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round at Monza.
The Blancpain Endurance Cup kicks off at Monza this weekend. Points from the long race championship are added to the Blancpain Sprint Cup to produce the overall winner of the Blancpain GT series. Prizes are also awarded to the winners of the individual rankings. Each Cup is divided into Pro, Pro-Am and Am classes. Fifty-four cars will line up for the 180-minute race at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, representing 12 manufacturers, among which Ferrari is prominent with seven 488 GT3s.
The Motor Legend Festival kicks off on Friday at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola. The festival aims to offer full immersion in the world of two and four-wheeled sports competitions, celebrating the champions of yesterday and today through some of the most iconic vehicles in the history of motorsport. The event programme will be enriched by F1 Clienti and XX Programmes, two of Ferrari Corse Clienti’s most exclusive activities.
United Autosports have confirmed that Matt Bell and Andrew Bentley will race the Ligier JS P4 as it makes its UK track debut at Donington Park this weekend (21-22 April).
Kicking off its fourth season, the GT Sports Club championship will make its debut at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza this weekend (20-22 April), with 19 entries across the three classes. For this year’s first round, SRO Motorsports Group’s Bronze-only series will act as the curtain-raiser to the popular Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, with a great variety of GT machinery. Ferrari, with eight cars, is the best represented brand.
Will Owen and United Autosports achieved their first top-ten finish of the 2018 European Le Mans Series over the weekend during the 4 Hours of Castellet where they placed 9th out of the 18 total entries in the LMP2 category.
Drivex kicked off the 2018 season in the International GT Open in style as the team went on to win the second race of the season-opener at the Circuito de Estoril. Marcelo Hahn and Allam Khodair set the pace on Portuguese soil from the very beginning. Their teammates Jamie Campbell-Walter and Ferdinand Habsburg, the latter making his debut in GT racing, were competitive throughout the weekend despite they couldn’t experience the sweet smell of success this time.
rench Team TDS Racing has entered the 2018/2019FIA WEC Super Season as well as three European Le Mans Series races in 2018. For this reason, the team was present at Le Castellet for the last ten days, first of all to meet all the WEC competitors during the Prologue and then for the ELMS season launch test. During four full days of hard testing, François Perrodo, Loïc Duval and Matthieu Vaxivière worked on the car’s setting and the team was ready to start their 2018 race season.