December 6, 2020

“Business limitations” keep Honda out of NASCAR for now

Klaus, who will retire and hand over the reins of HPD to David Salter in December, was asked by Motorsport.com about the occasional rumors of Honda tackling NASCAR once the Gen. 2 car was brought online.Last October, former HPD president Art St. Cyr told Motorsport.com that the company would consider such a move only if it made sense from a budgetary perspective.Almost a year on …Keep reading …

Salters replaces retiring Klaus as HPD president

HPD, which leads all Honda and Acura high-performance racing programs in North America, hired Salters in 2015 as a chief engineer and engine technical leader, and he has served as technical director since 2019.Prior to joining HPD, Salters served as head of ICE power unit development for the Ferrari Formula 1 program, as head of F1 engine development at Mercedes-Benz High Performance …Keep reading …

Ally petitions U.S. Supreme Court to dissolve class action

A Missouri Supreme Court verdict in a case that started with a dispute over a vehicle repossession could have far-reaching implications beyond the auto lending industry. Legal experts say the ruling could open the door for consumers from multiple states to form class-action lawsuits against any business, even if the laws from the various states differ from those in the state where the plaintiff resides. The Missouri high court affirmed a lower court’s certification of a class in the dispute.Ally…

United Autosports targeting Bathurst, Spa 24 Hours entry

The British-based squad, which won the LMP2 division at Le Mans earlier this month, announced last week that it will return to the GT ranks next season with a programme in the GT4 European Series with a pair of McLarens.United’s plan is set to take it into the GT3 ranks the year after.Team co-owner Richard Dean explained that the team has its sights set on “the top series” for GT3 cars in …Keep reading …

Mortara to make Audi return in Spa 24 Hours

The Venturi Formula E driver was named alongside Charles Weerts and Frank Stippler in WRT’s #31 Audi R8 LMS for the centrepiece round of the GT World Challenge Europe season.It will mark the 33-year-old’s first outing in an Audi since the 2016 FIA GT World Cup at Macau, which he also contested for WRT. His only previous appearance at Spa in an Audi also came that year, when he finished ninth …Keep reading …

Nurburgring 24h winner Yelloly says conditions were “worst” ever

The BMW factory driver joined ROWE Racing team-mates Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg to score BMW’s 20th success in the event, 50 years on from its victory in the maiden 24 Hours in 1970, and its first since 2010 with a GT2-spec M3 E92 after a barren stretch in the current GT3 era.Their #99 M6 GT3 overhauled the #3 Car Collection Audi R8 LMS as the track dried on Sunday morning, before …Keep reading …

Lexus aces credit strategy call for Mid-Ohio victory

Telitz, starting from pole at Mid-Ohio’s beautiful undulating 2.258-mile track, burst into a comfortable lead ahead of the Acura NSXs of Meyer Shank Racing. However, when the broken and stranded Turner Motorsports BMW needed rescuing, thereby bringing out the caution flag, everyone headed for pitlane.A slight delay in the #14 Lexus’s stop saw Telitz emerge from the behind the #86 MSR Acura …Keep reading …

Taylor revels in “perfect weekend” for #3 Corvette at Mid-Ohio

Taylor took a dominant pole around the 2.258-mile course on Sunday morning, and while he lost the lead at the start of the race to teammate Oliver Gavin, he kept applying pressure until Corvette Racing’s British veteran made a slight error at Turn 4 on Lap 18.That allowed Taylor to move alongside the #4 car and wrest the lead away in a class that featured only Corvette and the BMW M8s …Keep reading …