April 21, 2021

Legge steps up to WEC with Iron Lynx Ferrari team

Legge will join Manuela Gostner and Rahel Frey as part of an all-female crew in one of the two Ferrari 488 GTEs announced by Iron Lynx for its step up from the European Le Mans series.Michelle Gatting was originally due to partner Gostner and Frey in WEC, continuing their partnership to a third season, but will now remain in the ELMS alongside Esmee Hawkey and Frey.23-year-old Hawkey is …Keep reading …

“Big changes” pay dividends for Rookie Racing at Fuji

Following two low-key tests at Okayama and Suzuka, the #14 Toyota shared by Oshima and Kenta Yamashita enjoyed a much more competitive showing at Fuji, ending up second-fastest over the course of the two days.Yamashita’s best lap in the Eneos-liveried car was only 0.189s off the pace set by TOM’S Toyota driver Sho Tsuboi.After the Okayama test, 2019 SUPER GT champions Oshima and Yamashita …Keep reading …

Hirakawa wary of threat from sister TOM’S Toyota

The au-sponsored #36 machine shared by Yuhi Sekiguchi and Sho Tsuboi paced the opening day of the Fuji test, with TOM’S newcomer Tsuboi setting the pace on a 1m27.760s that stood as the fastest lap overall.Hirakawa had a more low-key two days of running in the #37 machine as he and temporary teammate Sena Sakaguchi – filling in for the absent Sacha Fenestraz – wound up 10th fastest and almost …Keep reading …

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Fuoco gets WEC drive with Cetilar Ferrari squad

Fuoco, 22, will partner fellow Italian drivers Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto at the wheel of Cetilar’s #47 Ferrari 488 GTE as the team moves down from the LMP2 class to the GTE Am ranks for the 2021 campaign.It will mark Fuoco’s first full season since he contested the 2018 Formula 2 season for the Charouz team, a campaign that yielded seventh in the points.Since then he has made …Keep reading …

Lotterer sees Le Mans comeback as ‘long-term’ ambition

Late last year, Porsche confirmed plans to bid for a 20th outright win at La Sarthe in 2023 with a car built to the new LMDh regulations that will be used for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.Lotterer, who drives for Porsche in Formula E, had previously signalled his desire to return to Le Mans with the German marque if it ever decided …Keep reading …