Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE will crown a new set of world champion team and drivers this weekend, for the second time in three years, as the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship reaches its climax with this weekend’s BAPCO 8 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday.
Team Porsche New Zealand (TPNZ) have announced their 2023 Scholarship recipients.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx have announced that they will join forces as both entities embark on a dual assault as Lamborghini Iron Lynx in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2024. Unveiled during the Lamborghini Finals at Portimão, the partnership will begin from 2023, with Iron Lynx becoming a factory supported team in GT3 competition in Europe and the United States.
The two 911 RSR fielded by the Porsche GT Team will bid farewell to the GTE-Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC sporting a very special livery. At the final round of the season in Bahrain, the two nine-elevens will be decked out in striking colours from ten years of competition with the ca. 378 kW (515 PS) GT racing car – from the classic Porsche Motorsport design through to the beloved “Pink Pig”. The eight-hour race will be contested on the track in Sakhir on 12 November.
An exciting weekend at a hot and dry Chang International Circuit with two B-Quik Thailand Super Series (TSS) – Super Car GT3 races that delivered thrills and spills from start to finish. When the dust settled the championship rests on a knife edge heading to the final round in six weeks’ time.
A winning weekend for B-Quik Absolute Racing, and a big haul of championship points, at a very hot and dry Chang International Circuit has hauled us into contention for a title showdown when Thailand Super Series returns to Buriram for the final round of 2022 in six weeks’ time.
CALLUM HEDGE claimed his second career Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship round victory on the Gold Coast, as Harri Jones closed out a title-winning season to take the 2022 championship.
499P is the name of the new Le Mans Hypercar with which Ferrari will tackle the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship in the elite class from 2023, a name evoking the history of the Prancing Horse manufacturer. In the past, prototypes were identified by the letter ‘P’, frequently preceded by the number of the engine’s unitary displacement. The 499P is no exception. The car is an outcome of a vision proudly rooted in the past, that gave rise to the legend of today, enabling the company to achieve 22 world titles and 9 overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nevertheless, it has its sights set firmly on the future, both in terms of the technical and design content that the prototype features. The livery, with which the 499P will debut at the forthcoming 1000 Miles of Sebring, includes a revived version of the renowned 312 P colour scheme from the 1970s, which also visually underscores the historical connections interrupted 50 years ago, but that have remained ever present in the brand’s essence. For this reason, one of the Maranello-entered endurance cars will be adorned with the number 50, while the other will bear the number 51, one of the most successful ever. The official line-up of who will race the 499P will be the subject of future communications.
HEDGE, SHAHIN TAKE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA GOLD COAST OPENER AS AARON LOVE CHARGES INTO CONTENTION
TENSE victories for Callum Hedge and Sam Shahin and one of the greatest comebacks in Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia championship history highlighted a dramatic opening race at the Gold Coast 500 on Saturday afternoon.
A CLUTCH lap late in the day has delivered Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia championship leader Harri Jones the fastest time in practice on the streets of Surfers Paradise.
B-Quik Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2022 returns this coming weekend (27-30 Oct) to Chang International Circuit for the third and penultimate round of the season with a bumper and highly competitive entry list and with the championship standings across the categories finely balanced and all to play for.
A familiar face is returning to the BMW M Motorsport family: Belgian Maxime Martin will line up as a BMW M works driver again from the 2023 season. The 36-year-old racing driver impressed in the BMW M Sports Trophy customer racing programme, before enjoying success as a BMW M works driver in various different series from 2013 to 2017. He is now set to make his comeback in BMW M Motorsport colours. Details of his race programme will be announced at a later date.
B-Quik Absolute Racing is ready and raring for this weekend’s (27-30 Oct) penultimate round of Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2022 with the classification finely balanced on a knife edge and the team headed to Buriram’s Chang International Circuit focused on maxing out on championship points.
After finishing out the 2022 IMSA season with a Championship in hand and a dramatic Petit Le Mans victory earlier this month, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) has kept up the pace ahead of the 2023 season to prepare for the debut of the all-new IMSA GTP class.
Win number four in the final race of the season. Fabian Schiller (25/Troisdorf) and Jules Gounon (27/F) won Sunday’s final race of this year’s ADAC GT Masters at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg. After 36 laps of racing, Fabian Schiller crossed the finish line first in the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo to claim their fourth win of the season. “This success is a nice way to end the season. We have shown again that we have a car capable of winning, and that we can challenge for the title. Unfortunately, mistakes have cost us. However, with four triumphs we end the season with more victories to our name than any other duo,” said Fabian Schiller, who finished third in the championship together with his team-mate at Drago Racing Team ZVO, Jules Gounon. 1.892 seconds behind them, the pairing of Ricardo Feller (22/CH) and Jusuf Owega (20/Cologne) finished runner-up in the #29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II of Montaplast by Land-Motorsport. Feller set the fastest lap time of 1:39.604 minutes on his way to second place. Maximilian Paul (22/Dresden) and Marco Mapelli (35/I) repeated Saturday’s result, finishing third in the #71 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo for Paul Motorsport. The only title still up for grabs going into this season’s final race, the Team competition, was won by Emil Frey Racing.
LARRY TEN VOORDE WRAPS UP THE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP DEUTSCHLAND SEASON WITH A DOUBLE VICTORY IN HOCKENHEIM
Larry ten Voorde (Team GP Elite) has concluded the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season with a double victory. After winning on Saturday, the Dutchman repeated the feat at round 16 on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. “What a great way to end the season! The Porsche Carrera Cup is very close, so to be honest I didn’t expect two such clear wins. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to claim this year’s title but I’m still proud of our performance,” said ten Voorde. Second place went to Bastian Buus (Denmark/Allied-Racing) ahead of Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/IronForce Racing by Phoenix). At the final round, the titles in the ProAm and Rookie classes were also decided: Carlos Rivas (Luxembourg/Black Falcon) takes home the 2022 ProAm championship title, with Lorcan Hanafin (United Kingdom/Fach Auto Tech) crowned the new rookie champion. A total of 32 drivers tackled the final round of the season run as part of the ADAC GT Master support programme.
A dream end to a virtually perfect season for Raffaele Marciello: with the ADAC GT Masters title in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mann-Filter Team Landgraf, the Swiss driver brought to a fitting end a year, the likes of which do not come along very often. After victory at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the title in the GT World Challenge Europe, the Zurich-born Mercedes-AMG works driver won the title in the German GT Championship to add one of the most prestigious sprint series in Europe to his success on the endurance scene.
Raffaele Marciello (27/CH) is the new German GT Champion. Together with team-mate Daniel Juncadella (31/E), the championship leader from Mann-Filter Team Landgraf ended the penultimate race of the season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg in fifth place. That was good enough to give the Swiss driver an unassailable 45-point lead in the #48 Mercedes-AMG GT3 and […]
The finale in Hockenheim is not yet over, and the first teams are already announcing that they will be racing in the ADAC GT Masters next season: Rutronik Racing will once again start in the German GT Championship next year, when it will run Porsche cars.