Lamborghini secured the gold and silver medals in the GT Cup category of the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy, as Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Ukyo Sasahara claimed two out of three race wins. The Team Japan supported by FFF Racing pairing ended the weekend as overall victors, with Team Poland (supporte by Vincenzo Sospiri Racing) making it a Lamborghini one-two with the silver medal following the main race.
The MOTEGI GT 250km RACE, Round 8 of the 2019 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit (lap = 4.801 km x 53 laps) in Tochigi Pref. on November 3 (Sun.). In the GT500 class, the race winner was the No. 37 KeePer TOM’S LC500 (Ryo Hirakawa/Nick Cassidy, but the season championship title went to the No. 6 WAKO’S 4CR LC500 that finished 2nd, giving drivers Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita their first Drivers Championship title. In the GT300 class, the No. 11 GAINER TANAX GT-R driven by Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Hironobu Yasuda won the race, while the Drivers Championship title went to the No. 55 ARTA NSX GT3 pair of Shinichi Takagi and Nirei Fukuzumi.
The official qualifying for the MOTEGI GT 250km RACE, Round 8 of the 2019 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit (one lap 4,801m) in Tochigi Prefecture on November 2 (Sat.). In the GT500 class, the No. 36 au TOM’S LC500 driven by Kazuki Nakajima and Yuhi Sekiguchi won its second Pole Position of the season following the one in Round 3 at Suzuka. In the GT300 class, the class pole position went to the No. 720 McLaren 720S (Seji Ara/Alex Palou). This was the first PP for both Palou and the team.
In addition to the popular CAMS Australian GT Championship calendar recently released for 2020, organisers have revealed the dates of a dedicated new-look program for GT4 – a six round championship that will encompass some of the blue-ribbon events of the GT3 series, whilst also including two standalone events dedicated specifically to the GT4 category.
2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD title winners Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow will be reunited aboard the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO for next week’s Michelin Encore at Sebring International Raceway.
The reigning World Champions and 2018-2019 Le Mans winners have incurred the maximum success handicap of 2.74secs per lap as a result of a perfect start to the WEC season, which continued with another one-two victory on home soil at Fuji Speedway last month.
The season comes to an end with two 750 Motor Club meetings at Silverstone. Both on the Grand Prix Circuit, with two completely different days of weather. The Birkett 6 hour relay race on the Saturday was a very wet race, the Sunday meeting was sunny and dry, though a little cold. Thank you Silverstone, […]
Australian GT have confirmed the date and venue for the final event of the 2020 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship, with the legendary Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – the host of some of the most incredible GT battles of recent years – the scene of the third round of the new season in mid-August.
Three regional Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific customers will take part in a brand new Olympic-style race event, the FIA Motorsport Games in Vallelunga, Rome on November 1-3.
Team Raton Racing enters the FIA Motorsport Games that will be hosted this weekend at the Vallelunga circuit.
Mario Farnbacher and Matthew McMurry will pair in the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 EVO for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season for Meyer Shank Racing (MSR).
MERCEDES-AMG TEAM CRAFT-BAMBOO RACING TO ENTER EDOARDO MORTARA AND ALESSIO PICARIELLO IN THE 2019 FIA GT WORLD CUP
Craft-Bamboo Racing, an Official Performance Team of Mercedes-AMG, will be contesting the FIA GT World Cup at the 66th Macau Grand Prix, fielding two Mercedes-AMG GT3’s at the prestigious event in November. The team confirms the signing of Tsingtao Beer as title sponsor for the #77 Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Edoardo Mortara, and Evisu as title sponsor for the sister #88 entry for Alessio Picariello.
Highly rated British racing driver Stuart Middleton enjoyed a successful conclusion to his maiden season of GT3 action in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe at Jerez in Spain over the weekend, with a double podium and victory in the final race of the 2019 campaign.
It’s been quite a season for Nielsen Racing and the curtain came down on the European Le Mans Series with the British-based using strategy to its very best, but ultimately the timing of a late race safety car resulted in fifth and sixth positions at the stunning AIA circuit near Portimão, Portugal..
It’s been a very successful season for Nielsen Racing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, and this continued this weekend in Portimão, the final round of the championship, with a superb second place finish for Colin Noble and Tony Wells in the #2 Norma M30.
Will Owen finished 4th with United Autosports in the LMP2 class at the 4 Hours of Portimao, the final round of the 2019 Europeans Le Mans Series season.
What a weekend! What a season! The final round of Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2019, held last weekend at Chang International Circuit, netted us the Drivers’ Overall and Teams’ titles in Super Car GT3 and, added to the Drivers’ AM title which we wrapped up during the last round, that made it a clean sweep of all three of the big titles for B-Quik Racing.
PORTIMAO SEES CRISTAVAO / ABREU AND HALL / MOORE SEALING GT4 SOUTH EUROPEAN PRO-AM AND GTC CLASS TITLES
The Portuguese duo consisting of Miguel Cristovao and Francisco Abreu was crowned Pro-Am class champion on home turf after a nearly perfect race weekend at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. The Veloso Motorsport-entered Mercedes-AMG GT4 secured Pro-Am class honors in the inaugural 2019 GT4 South European Series season by virtue of its drivers’ faultless performance.
RLR MSport returned to winning ways in the final round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve with LMP3 debutant Rob Wheldon and the returning Alex Kapadia (25-27 October).