April 22, 2021

Porsche beats Mercedes in GT World Challenge Monza opener

Christian Engelhart, Matteo Cairoli and Klaus Bachler came through to claim victory at the end of the rain-effected event by 2.8s from the lead Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes-AMG GT3 shared by Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon. The best of the Dinamic Porsche 911 GT3 Rs had qualified only 12th, but Engelhart had propelled the car up to fifth place in the space of 17 …Keep reading …

Williams F1 reserve Aitken making GT switch to broaden skillset

Aitken, who will contest both the Endurance and Sprint Cup legs of the series aboard a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO, explained that there is “a lot to be learned by doing something a bit different”.The 25-year-old will make his GT racing debut in this weekend’s opening round of the Endurance Cup segment of the GTWCE at Monza.He is sharing one of three Emil Frey Lamborghinis entered in this …Keep reading …

ART partners Spa-winning GPX Racing Porsche team

The French team, which has a total of six GP2 and Formula 2 titles to its name, will field a solo Porsche 911 GT3 R in the five-round series, which incorporates the Spa enduro won by the GPX squad in 2019 with Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz.The works-supported car will be driven in 2021 by two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber and factory drivers Matt Campbell and …Keep reading …

Top LMP2 squad JOTA to run McLaren in GTWCE

The 2014 and 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours class-winning squad will enter both the Sprint and Endurance series with Ben Barnicoat and Oliver Wilkinson, who achieves full factory status after a season as a ‘McLaren Professional Driver’ in British GT and GTWCE Endurance at Optimum Motorsport.The pair will be joined for the Endurance rounds by Rob Bell, who also raced with Wilkinson in GTWCE last …Keep reading …

Aitken to race in GT World Challenge Europe with Lamborghini

The 25-year-old, who made his grand prix debut in Bahrain last year, will race a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO fielded by the factory-supported Emil Frey Racing squad in both the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup legs of the GTWCE this year.Aitken is moving into sportscar racing after three seasons in Formula 2 to share a Pro class entry in the full championship with Finn Konsta …Keep reading …

Ferrari junior Ilott joins GT World Challenge with Iron Lynx

Ilott took second in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 championship, clinching three wins and finishing 14 points behind fellow Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher.While Ilott didn’t manage to secure graduation to Formula 1, the 22-year-old Briton took up a role as Ferrari’s F1 test and reserve driver.In addition Ilott will also represent Ferrari on track, taking part in the five-round GT World Challenge …Keep reading …

Bortolotti rejoins Lamborghini factory roster for 2021

The 30-year-old Italian driver was added to Audi’s factory line-up at the end of 2019, having previously been a member of the Lamborghini stable since 2014.He contested a variety of GT3-based series this year for the German brand, including the ADAC GT Masters, GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and Intercontinental GT Challenge, while also making a one-off appearance in the Rolex 24 at …Keep reading …

Lexus ends factory support for European RC F GT3 program

Lexus Europe announced on Wednesday that it has “reached the natural end to its direct support of GT3 racing projects in Europe”, which in 2020 centered on the Tech 1-run Panis Racing squad’s campaign in the GT World Challenge Europe. “As the brand’s strategic direction evolves, keeping Lexus at the forefront of automotive electrification, Lexus Europe will focus on other ways to engage …Keep reading …

Lexus ends factory support for European GT3 programme

Lexus Europe announced on Wednesday that it has “reached the natural end to its direct support of GT3 racing projects in Europe”, which in 2020 centered on the Tech 1-run Panis Racing squad’s campaign in the GT World Challenge Europe. “As the brand’s strategic direction evolves, keeping Lexus at the forefront of automotive electrification, Lexus Europe will focus on other ways to engage …Keep reading …