August 5, 2021
WEC

Glickenhaus LMH “ran like a train” during Aragon test

Marque founder Jim Glickenhaus made the comment after the conclusion of a successful 30-hour endurance simulation for his new 007 LMH at Aragon last weekend.The Pipo Motors-powered machine completed approaching 5000km over the course of the test on Friday and Saturday and was delayed by only one significant problem.Read Also:Glickenhaus names drivers for Portimao WEC …Keep reading …

GPX Porsche grabs Paul Ricard GT World Challenge win

In something of a slow burner, the race came alive in the final hour as the #63 Lamborghini crew of Andrea Caldarelli, Mirko Bortolotti and Marco Mapelli – which had dominated proceedings for close to five hours – began to struggle with pace.Bortolotti started the car from pole and was comfortably in charge at the halfway stage, but a full course yellow period and strong late-race pace …Keep reading …

Paul Ricard GTWCE: GPX Porsche beats FFF Racing Lamborghini

In something of a slow burner, the race came alive in the final hour as the #63 Lamborghini crew of Andrea Caldarelli, Mirko Bortolotti and Marco Mapelli – which had dominated proceedings for close to five hours – began to struggle with pace.Bortolotti started the car from pole and was comfortably in charge at the halfway stage, but a full course yellow period and strong late-race pace …Keep reading …

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Project 1 withdraws one car from Portimao WEC race

For a second race in a row, the #46 Porsche 911 RSR-19 shared by Dennis Olsen, Axcil Jefferies and Anders Buchardt is unable to take part, a legacy of Buchardt’s crash in the Prologue test that preceded this month’s opening round of the series at Spa.Project 1 ended up withdrawing both its cars from the Belgian race as Egidio Perfetti suffered a major crash in qualifying in the sister #56 …Keep reading …

Long SUPER GT races are great – so let’s have more of them

With the cancellation of this weekend’s Suzuka 300km, SUPER GT fans have a long wait ahead until the next round of the series at Motegi in July. But at least it gives us more time to reflect on and fully digest what was a thrilling second round of the season at Fuji Speedway.Looking back on the race, one thing is worth bearing in mind: had it been a normal 300km, 65-lap affair around Fuji …Keep reading …

TOM’S: Sakaguchi could replace Fenestraz for full season

With Fenestraz still unable to enter Japan owing to visa problems, Sakaguchi has taken up the seat alongside Ryo Hirakawa at TOM’S for the opening two rounds of the season.Sakaguchi stunned the paddock by securing pole for only his second start in the top GT500 class at Okayama, with he and Hirakawa finishing third both in that race and the following round at Fuji Speedway.It leaves the …Keep reading …

IndyCar and IMSA paddocks to reopen to Detroit fans

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will welcome fans in its grandstands and attendees at the Belle Isle event will also be able to access the Fifth Third Bank Paddock free of charge.Grand Prix organizers announced last week that several thousand more reserved grandstand tickets will be available to fans at this year’s event. Tickets are now available for online …Keep reading …

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GT3 could be “doomed” if it’s adopted by WEC – Ratel

Ratel believes there would be major ramifications for a category he conceived for 2006 if it is taken on by Le Mans organiser and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the FIA after the end of their present commitment to GTE encompassing the 2021 and ’22 seasons.He told Motorsport.com that the adoption of GT3 for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new GT Daytona Pro …Keep reading …