January 19, 2021

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 …

Championship leader Van der Zande loses WTR drive for 2021

Dutch driver van der Zande as recently as this week told Motorsport.com that he had been expecting to remain at the squad for a fourth successive season as WTR makes the transition from Cadillac to Acura DPi machinery for the 2021 campaign.His links to Acura parent Honda, for which he races in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, appeared to make him a strong candidate to return to the squad for …Keep reading …

Van der Zande loses WTR drive to Albuquerque for 2021

Dutch driver van der Zande as recently as this week told Motorsport.com that he had been expecting to remain at the squad for a fourth successive season as WTR makes the transition from Cadillac to Acura DPi machinery for the 2021 campaign.His links to Acura parent Honda, for which he races in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, appeared to make the two-time Rolex 24 at Daytona winner a strong …Keep reading …

How the spirit of the F1 tyre war lives on in Japan

Whether or not grand prix racing should go back to the kind of tyre war that existed from 2001 to 2006 is a frequent topic of debate among F1 fans. But, if it one day chose to pursue that path, it would become a major outlier in global motorsport. These days, you can pretty much count the number of high-level championships, at least on four wheels, that feature any sort of active tyre …Keep reading …

Spa 24h: WRT Audi tops opening qualifying session

The Belgian squad’s #31 factory Audi R8 LMS – driven by Dries Vanthoor, Christopher Mies and Kelvin van der Linde – ended up nearly two tenths clear at the head of the times in the night-time aggregate session held on a wet track.Van der Linde set the fastest time across the four 15-minute periods with a 2m34.255s, while Mies was quickest in Q3 with a 2m35.298s and Vanthoor second in Q2 …Keep reading …

Kobayashi: Chances of WTR Rolex 24 return “nearly zero”

Toyota LMP1 and Super Formula regular Kobayashi has been part of WTR’s race-winning effort in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship showpiece race for the past two runnings, the Japanese driver helping the team to victory on both occasions.In 2019 he joined fellow Toyota man Fernando Alonso, Renger van der Zande and Jordan Taylor in the race-winning #10 Cadillac DPi-V.R, and earlier this …Keep reading …