September 30, 2020

Nissan appoints Infiniti chief as motorsport director

Volpe is currently the motorsport and performance projects director at sister brand Infiniti, and he will retain these roles in addition to leading the Nissan racing division.Carcamo has held his role since 2015, including as the marque made its FE debut in 2018 after it bought a stake in e.dams, which had run Renault to the first three teams’ titles.He is moving to Japan as part of a …Keep reading …

Gallery: Super GT returns to action in Okayama test

The two-day test was the first chance to see the full 45-car 2020 SUPER GT field on track together, with many of the GT500 contenders running in full livery for the first time.Honda led the way on the first day of running on Saturday, with Bertrand Baguette setting the pace in the Real Racing NSX-GT, while Toyota dominated Sunday’s action as Sho Tsuboi put Cerumo’s new GR Supra top of the …Keep reading …

Toyota Supras sweep final day of Okayama Super GT test

Sho Tsuboi set the pace in the closing moments of the morning session that was disrupted by no fewer than five red flags at the wheel of Cerumo’s #14 car, setting a best time of 1m18.123s and leading a Toyota 1-2 ahead of TOM’S driver Yuhi Sekiguchi.That turned out to be the day’s quickest time, as Hiroaki Ishiura’s best effort in the afternoon session of 1m18.193s in the sister #38 machine …Keep reading …

Honda has made “big step forward” with new NSX

Baguette was the only driver to dip below the 1m18s barrier during Saturday’s running, his best time coming at the end of a day disrupted by rain showers and red flags.It came as Honda locked out three of the top four positions in the GT500 standings, Nirei Fukuzumi setting the second-quickest time at the wheel of ARTA’s NSX-GT and Naoki Yamamoto putting the Team Kunimitsu example fourth …Keep reading …

Detroit GP continues preparing for IndyCar, IMSA

It was 2012 when the Detroit GP on Belle Isle first replaced Milwaukee in the post-Indianapolis 500 weekend slot, and since 2013 it has featured two IndyCar rounds. These days, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is also part of the event which this year is set for May 29-31.Following the announcement this morning that IndyCar has canceled the first four rounds of the season – St …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Sebring postponement to delay LMDh unveiling ‘a bit’

An announcement of further details of the new class that will allow the next breed of top-class IMSA machinery to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2021/22 was due next week when the two series came together for a double-header meeting at Sebring. IMSA president John Doonan stressed that the postponement of his series’ event to November and the cancellation of the WEC round …Keep reading …