January 26, 2021

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 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 …

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 …

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 …