BMW M Motorsport is returning to international prototype racing. On Thursday, it was confirmed that an LMDh car is being developed for use in the North American IMSA series. From the 2023 season, this car will allow BMW M Motorsport to compete for overall race wins at such prestigious classics as Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta (all USA).
The 2021 GT4 European Series season will reach its halfway mark next weekend (18-20 June) with two one-hour races at the 4.2km Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Both races are scheduled for Sunday.
At mid-year 2021, Audi Sport customer racing has reached an important milestone: The 138th GT3 model of the second-generation Audi R8 LMS, which has been marketed since the end of 2015, has been built. The successful predecessor model, which was available from 2009 to 2015, had been produced in a series of 137 units. In a global GT3 market of ten car manufacturers in total, Audi Sport is thus making a clear statement.
The Porsche works team travels to the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) leading the points. Since the upcoming eight-hour race in Portimão on 13 June is new on the series’ calendar, teams and drivers face special challenges. The Porsche GT Team has prepared intensively for the upcoming task in Portugal’s Algarve with test drives and simulator sessions. The Manthey factory squad fields two 515 PS Porsche 911 RSR in the GTE-Pro class. The drivers in each of the cars are the same crews that will tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans in August. In the GTE-Am category, the customer squads Dempsey-Proton Racing, Project 1 and GR Racing campaign a total of four nine-elevens at the endurance race.
The No. 1 Paul Miller Racing team is back on track this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Detroit’s Belle Isle Raceway after the series missed the event in 2020.
Two reasons to be cheerful better than one! GRT Grasser Racing have good grounds to be really looking forward to this next weekend in the 2021 ADAC GT Masters, as the second round in the Super Sports Car League will be a home fixture for the team and their Lamborghinis (June 11th-13th). Races 3 and 4 are scheduled to take place at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring just a stone’s throw away from team headquarters in Knittelfeld. After making a strong start to the season, the four Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOs are going for their first win of the year. This weekend would be the perfect opportunity for team boss Gottfried Grasser and team as they welcome fans, friends and sponsors back to Styria for the first time in two years.
Cetilar Racing is set for the second round of FIA WEC seasonas theWorld Endurance Championship heads this weekend, 11/13 June, to the Algarve circuit for the 8 Hours of Portimão.
United Autosports are delighted to confirm that Jonathan Aberdein will join their Le Mans 24 Hours team this year.
After the 2020 class win in the BMW M4 GT4, the BMW Junior Team made a strong debut in the BMW M6 GT3 at the 2021 edition of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). Alongside Augusto Farfus (BRA), Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) showed strong speed and fighting spirit in the race, but were not rewarded with a good result. Despite the disappointment over the wrong tyre selection at the start and the retirement due to a technical defect shortly before the end of the race, the general conclusion of everyone involved is positive.
CarBahn with Peregrine Racing is taking to the streets of Detroit for Round 2 of the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is heading to Detroit’s Belle Isle circuit for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Park, June 11-12.
Taylor Hagler continued her Fanatec GT World Challenge America campaign this weekend, closing out the Virginia International Raceway event with a podium result on Sunday after a promising run on board the No. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 on Saturday came up short. Hagler shared the driving duties with Jacob Abel on the weekend for Racers Edge Motorsports.
This year’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli campaign will feature three rounds on as many continents following SRO Motorsports Group’s decision not to replace the Suzuka 10 Hours.
DXDT Racing persevered through high temperatures in a challenging race weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, competing in three doubleheaders across the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by aws, GT America powered by aws, and TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School. Despite the sweltering conditions, the team delt with the highs and lows as only a professional race team can: through teamwork, consistency, and perseverance, each of the six DXDT Racing cars put in a commanding performance, bringing in a total of six top-five finishes, two podiums, and one historic win.
Daniel Harper and the BMW Junior Team saw a tremendous fight back to the top ten go sadly unrewarded by a late retirement in the 2021 ADAC TOTAL 24 Hours of Nürburgring (05-06 June).
re! The German GT Championship travels to the Red Bull Ring this weekend (11th to 13th June) for round two of the season. For the first time this year, fans are able to cheer the teams on from the grandstands. Two Porsche drivers head to the fastest track on the calendar as championship leaders in the ADAC GT Masters: defending champion Michael Ammermüller (35/Rotthalmünster) and works driver Mathieu Jaminet (26/F, both SSR Performance). Thanks to a hygiene and infection protection concept developed by the Red Bull Ring in collaboration with the ADAC GT Masters, up to 3,000 fans per day are permitted at the racetrack.
Marco Polo Motorsports experienced lows and highs during Rounds 5 and 6 at Virginia International Raceway. Though the No. 71 KTM X-Bow and drivers Nicolai Elghanayan and Mads Siljehaug had a sluggish start in the scorching heat and humidity, they were able to secure fifth in class and valuable points for the GT4 America championship on Saturday.
RLR MSport crossed the line fourth in LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) 4 Hours of Le Castellet (4-6 June) with Mike Benham, Alex Kapadia and Malthe Jakobsen.
LAMBORGHINI MAKES HISTORY WITH 100th GT3 VICTORY THANKS TO ANOTHER GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA SUCCESS
Lamborghini recorded an historic 100th GT3 race victory courtesy of K-PAX Racing’s Jordan Pepper and Andrea Caldarelli in the third round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season at Virginia International Raceway. The series leaders achieved the landmark result during the opening race of the weekend, their fourth victory in five races at the start of the season to consolidate their points advantage.