January 24, 2021

Porsche’s Tandy “burst into tears” after sealing Spa win

The Briton told Motorsport.com that he was “emotionally wrecked” as he crossed the line to win the GT World Challenge Europe round with Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor to add another 24-hour victory to his 2015 Le Mans and 2018 Nurburgring triumphs. Read Also:Spa 24 Hours: Porsche wins after late charge from Tandy”I’ve never burst into tears in the car during the …Keep reading …

Cerumo Toyota pair lament stint length miscalculation

Oshima took the start at the wheel of the #14 Toyota GR Supra, starting 10th but slipping to the rear of the field amid a difficult opening stint.The reigning champion made a pitstop to hand over to Tsuboi at the end of lap 17 of 52, becoming the first GT500 runner to enter the pits. But it soon transpired that Oshima hadn’t completed the minimum drive-time of one-third distance, which was 18 …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours: Porsche wins after late charge from Tandy

Tandy propelled the best of the German team’s Porsche 911 GT3-Rs to the front after taking over from Bamber early in the 21st hour of double-points round of the GT World Challenge Europe. Tandy was fifth after the race went green with two and half hours to go at the start of the charge that took the Rowe car through to victory.He moved past the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo of …Keep reading …

Explained: Cassidy’s unseen race-ending clash with Makino

On lap 18 of the 52-lap race, Makino and Cassidy were running in eighth and ninth places respectively, and were among the first cars to make their mandatory pitstops.But when Makino brought in the #100 Kunimitsu Honda he shares with Naoki Yamamoto into his pit stall, there was significant left-rear damage, and while Yamamoto was ready to take over at the helm, the car was wheeled into the …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours: Audi holds 1-2 at three-quarter distance

Christopher Haase held a narrow lead in Sainteloc Audi R8 LMS he shares with Markus Winkelhock and Dorian Boccalacci after the race went green following the 10th safety car of the GT World Challenge Europe race late in the 18th hour. The German was just three tenths up on Mattia Drudi in the Attempto Audi co-driven by Patric Niederhauser and Frederic Vervisch. The AF Corse …Keep reading …

Suzuka Super GT: NISMO duo take surprise win from last

Consigned to 15th on the GT500 grid after Matsuda‚Äôs heavy crash in qualifying, the fortunes of the #23 crew were transformed by a mid-race safety car period that was deployed just after Quintarelli had pitted to hand over to Matsuda. Quintarelli had been running in 12th place at the start of the pitstop phase, but was one of the last two drivers to make his mandatory stop on …Keep reading …

NISMO Nissan escapes serious damage in Suzuka crash

Tsugio Matsuda lost control of the #23 car he shares with Ronnie Quintarelli at Dunlop corner during the first segment of qualifying on Saturday afternoon, ploughing into the tyre barriers and causing the session to be brought to a temporary halt.The NISMO car appeared to suffer heavy front-end damage in the incident, with speculation in particular surrounding the state of the …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Mercedes leads at six hours after delayed start

The French team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 moved back to the top of the leaderboard with Fraga at the wheel just over 20 minutes before the first cut-off at which points are scored in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup blue riband.He moved past the FFF Racing Team Lamborghini Hurcan GT3 Evo of Andrea Caldarelli to re-take a lead that the ASP Mercedes had held in pole-winner Marciello’s hand …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours delayed after horror crash in support race

The double-points GT World Challenge Europe round will now begin at 4pm local time rather than 3:30pm to enable barrier repairs to be completed. An extended section of the barrier on the outside of the track on the run from La Source to Eau Rouge was seriously damaged in a three-car accident in which Raul Guzman was injured. Target Racing driver Guzman was battling with …Keep reading …

Honda needs pre-Fuji points buffer over Toyota

Heading into the last three races of the 2020 season, Honda’s highest placed crew in the championship is Real Racing duo Koudai Tsukakoshi and Bertrand Baguette, who took the first two race wins for the new front-engined NSX-GT.The first of those came in the second round of the year at Fuji, while the second followed at Motegi, although the #17 car’s failure to score strongly elsewhere has …Keep reading …