KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) heads to Japan with its two Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 cars for the fourth round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the Suzuka 10 Hours, which marks Nissan’s home event (23-25 August).
Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific aims to build on its success with the new-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R in 2019 at the iconic Suzuka 10 Hours with four factory-supported regional customer teams fielding three Porsche works drivers and three Porsche Young Professionals.
Corvette Racing gets its second shot at overall glory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend with an annual visit to Virginia International Raceway. The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR is one of two GT-only weekends in the IMSA championship and is one Corvette Racing has captured twice.
WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Toni Vilander (Kankaanpää, Finland) are heading to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin SportsCar GT Challenge to run at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), August 23-25.
The fourth and penultimate race of this season’s Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) will take place in Japan this weekend. Walkenhorst Motorsport and BMW Team Schnitzer will each field one BMW M6 GT3 in the 10 Hours of Suzuka. This time, Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Martin Tomczyk (GER) will be supported by Nick Yelloly (GBR) as the third driver in the #42 BMW M6 GT3.
Porsche Carrera Cup GB, the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK, has commenced its search for the next promising young talent in motorsport – one of the most unique and valuable opportunities in the sport. Offering a prize unrivalled in UK motorsport, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior Programme – running since 2008 and previously known as the Porsche GB Scholarship – seeks to identify and nurture young racing talent, supporting an entry into the Porsche Motorsport pyramid which can see drivers progress all the way to the international stage. Underlining the importance of the opportunity for career development is the current roster of Porsche factory drivers – around two-thirds of which is made up of former Juniors.
After announcing the line up of the REBELLION R-13 car N. 1, Team REBELLION Racing is proud to announce the entry of a second car in LMP1 category at the 4 Hours of Silverstone.
B-Quik Racing will be at the Bangsaen Grand Prix 2019 next week (29 Aug – 1 Sep) with 6 cars entered across 4 categories with the key focus being centered on two Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo racecars in the premier category, Super Car GT3, where we lead the Drivers’ and Teams’ championship standings coming into the event.
With just three races left in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher are looking froward to the next outing at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the Michelin GT Challenge.
Busy time of the year: Just one week after Zandvoort, BWT Mücke Motorsport was back in ADAC GT Masters action at the Nürburgring. The circuit set amid the rolling hills of the Eifel had been the scene of wins and podiums in the Super Sports Car League for the team in previous seasons, and the Berlin based outfit was eager to build on its solid record there. The driver pairings tasked with getting the results were Stefan Mücke and Nikolaj Rogivue in the number 26 BWT Audi R8 LMS, Jeffrey Schmidt and Christopher Haase in the number 25 Audi R8 LMS, and Mike David Ortmann and Markus Winkelhock in the number 24 kfzteile24 Audi R8 LMS..
The global Audi Sport customer racing family reunites this weekend at Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit for a bumper weekend of competition. The 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup season resumes with its penultimate meeting of the year as the brand with the four rings contests the Suzuka 10 Hours with a strong three-car line-up on August 23-25.
The Lamborghini was in a class of its own in the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring this weekend. After Christian Engelhart (32, GER) and Mirko Bortolotti (29, ITA) had dominated Saturday’s race, their team-mates Rolf Ineichen (41, CH) and Franck Perera (35, FRA) repeated the feat on Sunday. The runner-up spot in Race 2 went to Porsche duo Timo Bernhard (38, GER) and Klaus Bachler (28, AUT, both Küs Team75 Bernhard) for the second time this season. They finished narrowly ahead of championship leaders Patric Niederhauser (27, CH) and Kelvin van der Linde (23, ZA, both HCB-Rutronik Racing) in the best of the Audi R8 LMS contingent. “Wow, what a great weekend for our team,” said a delighted first-time winner Perera. “Yesterday, it was our team-mates who claimed pole position and victory, and today we’ve managed to do the same. Simply mega!”
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB, the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK, commenced the second half of its 2019 season with a pair of gripping races at Thruxton. A rain-affected Round Nine delivered a race of two halves as drivers chose opposing tyre strategies on a drying track. Round Ten saw 18-year-old Porsche GB 2018 / 2019 Junior Dan Harper (JTR) become the first driver to take two victories in a weekend since the introduction of a reverse grid Race Two at the start of 2018.
18-year-old Porsche GB 2018 / 2019 Junior Dan Harper (JTR) clinched his fourth pole position of the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season at Thruxton. The current championship leader mounted a late challenge for pole fending off rivals Josh Webster (Team Parker Racing) and George Gamble (Amigos Redline Racing) who will start round nine in P2 and P3 respectively. Porsche GB Junior Harper’s closest championship rival, Lewis Plato (Motorbase Performance), will start tomorrow’s race from the second row of the grid in P4.
Pole-sitters Mirko Bortolotti (29, ITA) and Christian Engelhart (32, GER, both Orange1 by GRT Grasser) cruised to a second win of the season in Saturday’s ADAC GT Masters race at the Nürburgring. Luca Stolz (24, GER) and Maro Engel (33, MON, both Toksport WRT) finished second in a Mercedes-AMG GT3. Joining the podium party in P3 were current championship leaders Patric Niederhauser (27, CH) and Kelvin van der Linde (23, ZA, both HCB-Rutronik Racing) in the best of the Audi R8 LMS contingent. “In recent years, the Nürburgring has been a problematic track for us,” said Engelhart. “But now, with the new car, it seems to suit us a lot better. After the win at Zandvoort, it’s great to get another here.”
The Intercontinental GT Challenge that has been held since 2016 is as thrilling as never before: three different winners in the first three rounds, plenty of variety in the point-rankings, an intensifying title race, and Audi Sport in contention at the front. In the 10 Hours of Suzuka on August 25, the brand and its drivers intend to make the next move in the crucial phase of battling for the title.
The 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli campaign stages its penultimate round of the season next weekend (August 23-25) when the world’s only global GT3 championship travels to Japan for the BH Auction SMBC Suzuka 10 Hours.
George Gamble (Amigos Redline Racing) set the fastest time of the day during Friday’s practice sessions at Thruxton. Returning to the Hampshire circuit for the first time since 2014, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB endured a mixture of dry and wet conditions which saw Gamble head the morning’s dry session, and Lewis Plato (Motorbase Performance) top a wet afternoon practice. Current championship leader 18-year-old Porsche GB 2018 / 2019 Junior Dan Harper (JTR) set the second quickest time of the day – just 0.303 seconds off that of Gamble.
Porsche dominated the first free practice of the ADAC GT Masters weekend at the Nürburgring. Matteo Cairoli (23, ITA, Küs Team75 Bernhard) set the fastest time of the one-hour session in his 911 GT R ahead of Thomas Preining (21, AUT, Precote Herberth Motorsport) in a Porsche fielded by a rival outfit. In third place was Maro Engel (33, Monte Carlo, Toksport WRT) in the best of the Mercedes-AMG contingent. SPORT1 will be showing the two races on the famous circuit in the Eifel hills live and in full length. Saturday’s race starts at 14:45 and Sunday’s at 13:05 CEST.
SMP RACING DRIVER DENIS BULATOV TO BE PART OF THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM AT THE 2019 FIA MOTORSPORT GAMES
SMP Racing drivers Denis Bulatov and Pavel Bulantsev will be part of the Russian national team at the 2019 FIA Motorsport Games, which will take place on October 31 – November 3 in Italy.