BMW Team RLL finished seventh and eighth in today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn. Tom Blomqvist and Connor De Phillippi finished seventh in the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE after starting third. John Edwards and Jesse Krohn, driving the No. 24 M8 GTE, finished in eight place unable to improve on their qualifying position. Overall today’s result comes as a disappointment after the team had such a strong performance at the last race, starting from the front row and finishing second and fourth, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Second win of the season for the Ferrari courtesy of Sergio Pianezzola and Giacomo Piccini in the fourth round of the Le Mans Cup held today on the Barcelona circuit in Spain. The crew of Kessel Racing acquitted themselves perfectly in the race to finish ahead of the Porsche of Baccani-Pera and the 488 GT3 crew of Luzich Racing with Fabien Lavergne and Mikkel Mac.
Following last month’s announcement that Strakka Racing will be running two Mercedes-AMG GT3 entries in next week’s Total 24 Hours of Spa, the team is delighted to reveal the full line up of the #43 car.
24 hours of action on the Ardennes rollercoaster is what GRT Grasser Racing will have to face as they contest the 71st edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The fourth race meet of the season in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup will be held at the 7.0-km Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the Ardennes, Belgium, 25th-28th July.
Lexus and AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) head to Lime Rock Park to race in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix. The two-hour and 40-minute sprint race is the first of two GT-only races on the IMSA schedule this season.
With the Hankook 24H PORTIMAO in the books, teams and drivers in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook are enjoying a well-deserved summer break before the action continues with the Hankook 24H BARCELONA (30 August-1 September). A good opportunity therefore to have a look at the upcoming season that gets underway with the Hankook 24H DUBAI (9-11 January 2020).
The 24 Hours of Spa from July 25 to 28 is a GT3 event of mammoth proportions: 72 race cars from eleven manufacturers are going to battle for victory in the most important GT3 endurance race of the year. The elite of endurance racing will be assembled in Belgium, plus many drivers from the DTM, the FIA WEC and other international racing series. Audi Sport customer racing will be on the grid of the iconic race for the eleventh time and since 2011 has clinched four overall victories and won the Coupe du Roi as the best manufacturer on three occasions.
Coming off of two back-to-back weekends of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship action, the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 of Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing returns to competition this weekend at Lime Rock Park.
This season’s Total 24 Hours of Spa will be bigger and better than ever, with a field of 73 cars establishing a new record for the event’s GT era. It is not simply a matter of quantity: as the marquee race for both the Blancpain GT Series and the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli, some of the world’s leading teams and drivers will challenge for the top step of the podium at the iconic Belgian circuit.
On July 19-20 Scuderia Villorba Corse will compete for a double challenge in the world of international endurance racing. The Italian team led by Raimondo Amadio will be back in action both in the Le Mans Cup and in the European Le Mans Series at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya one month after their third 24 Hours of Le Mans in a row. Right in the same context of the final round of the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship, Le Mans also hosted the Le Mans Cup round known as Road to Le Mans, a double-race event where the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mauro Calamia and Roberto Pampanini finished twice in the points, just like the Swiss crew did in Monza earlier in the season. Calamia and Pampanini are tenth in the GT3 driver standings ahead of the fourth round in Spain, which will include its main event of a two-hour race on Saturday at 13:00h CET (live streaming on http://www.lemanscup.com).
The new Porsche 911 RSR (2019 model year) will meet rival vehicles in the GTE-Pro class for the first time at the prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 23 and 24 July in Barcelona, Spain. At the official tests prior to the start of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season, Porsche, as the reigning world manufacturers’ champions, will run two of the new ca. 515 hp racing vehicles from Weissach. The new Porsche 911 RSR was unveiled at the beginning of July at Goodwood in Great Britain. In the GTE-Am category, the customer squads Project 1, Gulf Racing and Dempsey Proton Racing will field a total of five 2018-spec Porsche 911 RSR racers.
Paul Miller Racing heads to Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park this weekend with added motivation to put the 1st Phorm/Total Lubricants Lamborghini in victory lane.
“The championship starts now. After two positive races and a long break, we are set to be back on-track to confirm the good showings of the first part of the season.” For Jerry Canevisio, the leader of Oregon Team alongside Giorgio Testa, the 4 Hours of Barcelona race marks a turning point.
Jan Magnussen and teammate Antonio Garcia know their way to the podium at Lime Rock Park – their aim for this weekend’s Northeast Grand Prix is to climb onto the top step as a duo.
Porsche tackles round seven of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Lime Rock (USA) holding a 24-point lead in the manufacturers’ classification. After scoring five straight wins, the Porsche GT Team now wants to build on this record. With the two prototype classes absent from the Lime Rock event on 19/20 July, the main focal point will be on the two ca. 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the works team. In the GTD category, the customer squads Park Place Motorsports, Wright Motorsports and Pfaff Motorsports aim to claim a podium spot each with their Porsche 911 GT3 R racing cars.