The Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiří Písařík / Josef Kral / Matteo Malucelli) currently leads the Hankook 12H BRNO after three hours of racing around the 5.403km Automotodrom Brno. The local team, which has never been bested at the Czech event, has so far completed 79 laps after a strong opening run, but was unable to pull a lap clear of its nearest rival, the Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS (#88, Jürgen Häring / Taki Konstantinou / Tim Müller / Markus Winkelhock). The two teams will consequently start on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s restart, and, crucially, on the same lap.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse confirms its continued commitment to supporting global young driver talent, by announcing the line-up of drivers selected for its 2019 Youngster Programs. Since 2014, Automobili Lamborghini’s Motorsport Division has supported the professional growth of the most promising drivers with two different projects: the Young Drivers Program and the GT3 Junior Program.
The Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS (#88, Jürgen Häring / Taki Konstantinou / Tim Müller / Markus Winkelhock) has claimed its first pole position of the season at this year’s Hankook 12H BRNO. Markus Winkelhock lapped the 5.403km Automotodrom Brno in 2m 01.499s to secure the German team’s second front row start of this year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.
The Blancpain GT Series makes its annual trip to Circuit Paul Ricard next weekend (31 May – 1 June) when a 49-car field will tackle a 1000km race into the sunset.
Audi Sport customer racing competes with its customers for the eleventh time in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. In Germany’s major auto race from June 20 to 23, three teams with five current Audi R8 LMS cars, plus a first-generation Audi R8 LMS of a privateer team, will be on the grid.
Next weekend, Henrique Chaves will take part in the 2019 International GT Open second round and, after the good start at Paul Ricard, he is confident of good results at Hockenheim, Germany.
The BMW Group establishes its motorsport programme for the future with a clear focus. The foundation is the BMW Group strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT. With this strategy, the BMW Group is taking account of the transition in the automobile industry. Motorsport remains an integral part of BMW’s DNA and continues the resolute forward-looking orientation in just the same way as the company. By moving into new future fields and having a sharper focus, BMW Group Motorsport is contributing to the corporate strategy, taking the current economic conditions into account.
Raton Racing by Target heads to Hockenheim with a double goal. At the German venue, the Italian team aims high with both crews this coming weekend (24/25/26 May) as the International GT Open reaches the second of seven rounds, following the good performance showed at the Le Castellet opener on late April.
After its outstanding race through the field last time out at Silverstone, finishing just off the podium, Strakka Racing will return to Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup action on Saturday 1 June when its #43 Mercedes-AMG GT3 will compete in the 1000km of Paul Ricard.
The No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 of Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing heads to Detroit at the end of the month for IMSA’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will team up for the one-hour and 40-minute event around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit.
The 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to Berlin for the fifth time. The Berlin race is one of the races that has featured in the race calendar every year since the start of the championship. Tempelhof Airport plays host to the all-electric street racing series on Saturday 25 May 2019.
Ollie Wilkinson heads into the second round of his 2019 International GT Open campaign at Hockenheim, Germany, (25-26 May) aiming to build on his opening round second-place Pro-Am podium in the Optimum Motorsport-run, all-new Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3.
Nissan e.dams takes its Formula E challenge to Germany this week with the electric street racing championship staging its penultimate European round at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
The majority of Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli-registered driver crews contesting August’s BH Auction SMBC Suzuka 10 Hours have been confirmed.
For the second time in the history of the series, the ADAC GT Masters entourage descended on the Czech town of Most. And of course, among the teams present were BWT Mücke Motorsport who arrived at Autodrom Most with very fond memories of the venue. One year ago, the team celebrated its first pole position and first victory since entering the Super Sports Car League with the Audi R8 LMS. The illustrious Berlin-based outfit were intent on a repeat performance at the circuit located approximately 90 kilometres northwest of Prague. Their hopes were pinned on the three regular partnerships of Nikolaj Rogivue and Stefan Mücke in the number 26 BWT Audi R8 LMS, Jeffrey Schmidt and Christopher Haase in the number 25 BWT Audi R8 LMS, and Mike David Ortmann and Markus Winkelhock in the number 24 kfzteile24 Audi R8 LMS.
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) finished 1-2 in the Pro-Am class of the ADAC Qualifying Race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours, while also scoring a top 10 overall with its pair of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
Successful second weekend in the ADAC GT Masters for Orange1 by GRT Grasser at Autodrom Most. The Austrian team had an excellent showing in front of some 18,000 fans, who came through the gates over the three days to watch the very best that racing has to offer. After two highly competitive races, Orange1 by GRT Grasser return home with two podiums, one pole position, one fastest lap and a total of 45 championship points.
On Saturday we attended the Historic Sports Car Club meeting at Silverstone. A very overcast day day with some rain at times. Luckily never heavy and it wasn’t to cold. After a walk around the paddock it was time to head out on track and take the images shown here. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it […]