Flying Lizard Motorsports celebrated an incredibly successful weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the team’s home track of the last 17 years. The GT4 America race weekend produced three wins and two additional podium finishes between the Sprint and SprintX triple headers. The No. 210 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Michael Dinan and the No. 21 Aston Martin of Dinan and Robby Foley had an incredibly strong performance all weekend, earning the team their first wins at the road circuit. While the No. 30 McLaren 570S GT4 again had a weekend filled with adversity, the driving pair of Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper again put in strong performances despite the desired results.
The 2019-2020 season of the World Endurance Championship resumes after more than a 24-week break due to the coronavirus pandemic. On August 15, round six of the World Endurance Championship WEC will be held at Spa-Francorchamps. Porsche tackles the six-hour race with two of the latest 911 RSR racers. The defending world champions Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) share the cockpit of the No. 92 car, with their teammates Richard Lietz (Austria) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) joining forces in the No. 91 Porsche. The factory squad returns to Belgium with positive memories: Last year, Porsche claimed an early world championship title in the GTE-Pro manufacturer’s classification. Cur-rently, the title defender ranks second in the GTE-Pro class after five races. The cus-tomer teams Dempsey-Proton Racing, Project 1 and Gulf Racing field five of last season’s 911 RSR in the GTE-Am class.
Following an exciting opening weekend, Porsche Carrera Cup GB – the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK – welcomed the arrival of its second consecutive weekend of action with two Friday Practice sessions on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Porsche GB 2020 / 2021 Junior Harry King (Team Parker Racing) and teammate Josh Webster (Team Parker Racing) engaged in a close battle during the morning session, Porsche GB Junior King finishing ahead by the slimmest of margins – just 0.005secs. Conducted in searing August temperatures, the afternoon Practice session was topped by Rookie teammates Matthew Graham (Redline Racing) and Scott McKenna (Redline Racing) – Graham posting the day’s fastest overall time. Esmee Hawkey (Team Parker) continued her strong form from the championship’s opening weekend to head the Pro-Am category, Lucky Khera (Simon Green Motorsport) was Friday’s quickest Am driver.
OREGON TEAM DOUBLES AT MISANO CLAIMING TWO PRO-AM PODIUM FINISHES IN THE LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPE OPENER
Oregon Team doubles at Misano, in the first out of five Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe rounds, celebrating two podium finishes in the Pro-Am category with Damiano Fioravanti and Lorenzo Bontempelli pair, who claimed the third position in the Saturday’s night race and today in Race 2.
Dundee racing driver Finlay Hutchison experienced a frustrating second round of the European Le Mans Series at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday, 9th August, when early-race contact for JMW Motorsport team-mate Rodrigo Sales halted the squad’s push for the LMGTE podium.
Stuart Middleton made a strong and consistent start to his maiden campaign in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America over the weekend, where the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star took top four finishes in the opening two races of the season at Road America in Wisconsin.
Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts secured a second win from three GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS races at Misano by steering their #32 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT machine to victory in this afternoon’s closing Sprint Cup contest.
In keeping with the team’s Belgian tradition, Tony Wells, Colin Noble and Nielsen Racing took the runner-up position in the second round of the European Le Mans Series held at Spa-Francorchamps, the first podium for the new Duqueine D08 in the 2020 championship.
United Autosports have scored their second double win in a row at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium today as Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque won overall in the #22 Oreca 07, while Wayne Boyd, Tom Gamble and Rob Wheldon won the LMP3 class in the #2 Ligier JS P320.
The Takanokono Hotel FUJI GT 300km RACE, Round 2 of the 2020 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the Fuji Speedway (one lap 4,563m×66 laps) in Shizuoka Prefecture on August 9 (Sun). In the GT500 class, the No. 17 KEIHIN NSX-GT (Koudai Tsukakoshi/Bertrand Baguette) starting from 2nd position on the front row of the grid took the lead and continued to run far ahead of the pack to win the race. It was the first win of the new season for the Honda NSX-GT. In the GT300 class, the SYNTIUM Apple・LOTUS (Hiroki Katoh/Masataka Yanagida) won their first team victory in 10 years.
The #27 AGS Events Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 scored a dominant maiden victory from the front row in today’s GT4 European Series race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy.
Timur Boguslavskiy resisted immense pressure to capture Sprint Cup victory for AKKA ASP at Misano after teammate Raffaele Marciello controlled the opening stint from pole in the #88 Mercedes-AMG.
Dean Stoneman (Bonaldi Motorsport) came out on top in the second Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race of the weekend at Misano Adriatico after hunting down and passing Andrzej Lewandowski (VS Racing) in the closing stages.
Oregon Team made the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe debut at Misano finishing in the top positions. In the first of five double rounds of the Sant’Agata Bolognese’s one-make series, Dorian Boccolacci and Kevin Gilardoni led the pack after the pit-stop to claim the P5 overall and P4 of the Pro category, whilst Damiano Fioravanti and Lorenzo Bontempelli were third in the Pro-Am.
PAVLOVIC AND GUZMAN SHINE UNDER THE LIGHTS WITH LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPE MISANO RACE 1 VICTORY
Target Racing’s Miloš Pavlović and Raul Guzman claimed the first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race win of the season at Misano Adriatico, edging Imperiale Racing’s Vito Postiglione and Kikko Galbiati by just over one-tenth of a second in a stunning finish. Liberati beat the pole-sitting Leipert Motorsport car of Sebastian Balthasar into Turn 1 and […]
United Autosports finished fourth at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium today during round two of the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Two Ferraris took podium finishes in the Pro-Am class in the first of this weekend’s three races in the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup at the Romagna circuit. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Chris Froggatt and Eddie Cheever III set the pace in the race held at sunset while AF Corse’s twin car, driven by Andrea Bertolini and Louis Machiels, fought back to finish third.
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT captured a one-two finish in this evening’s season-opening GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup race at Misano after a late pass secured top spot for the #32 Audi R8 LMS of Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts.