December 6, 2020

Ferrari’s Pier Guidi wins GT World Challenge Endurance crown

The AF Corse car, in which Ledogar and Blomqvist stood in for absent Ferrari FIA World Endurance Championship racers James Calado and Nicklas Nielsen, started second on the grid but only showed its hand in the final 90 minutes of the six-hour contest.A daring strategic call at the final round of pit-stops helped the trio leapfrog long-time leaders, the GPX Racing Porsche crew of Mathieu …Keep reading …

Ferrari calls up Serra to race in Bahrain WEC finale

Brazilian racer Serra will replace WEC regular Alessandro Pier Guidi alongside James Calado at the wheel of the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE in the eight-hour race on November 14.Pier Guidi will instead represent Ferrari in the clashing GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round at Paul Ricard, reprising his usual role in the manufacturer’s lead entry in that series entered under the AF Corse …Keep reading …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Spa 24 Hours makes U-turn on track limits policy

The move is the result of what race director Alain Adam described as “exaggerated abuse” of the original guidance issued during the pre-event driver briefing.The drivers were told that track limits would only be enforced at the fast Eau Rouge sequence at the start of the Spa lap because the number of officials in race control for the double-points GT World Challenge Europe round had been …Keep reading …

SRO expands on Spa 24 Hours COVID-19 concerns

The boss of the GT World Challenge Europe, of which the Belgian fixture is the blue riband round, explained that the imposition of new restrictions in the country gave him doubts earlier this week that the race could go ahead.”We had concerns in the last days when we were already here because the hospitals were filling up and Liege [the nearest city to Spa] has one of the biggest clusters of …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for Mercedes

The Italian posted a 2m32.166s during the Super Pole session held on Friday evening to claim the top spot in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 he shares with Felipe Fraga and Timur Boguslavskiy, his time putting him two tenths up on the best of the WRT Audis in second position. The times improved over the course of a session held on a drying track in which the fastest 20 cars from opening qualifying …Keep reading …