April 19, 2021
WEC

Webb returns to WEC with ARC Bratislava LMP2 team

Webb, 30, will join the Slovakian outfit from the second round of the championship at Portimao in June, with his commitments in the GT Cup in the UK preventing him from taking part in the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps next month. The 30-year-old will be replaced at the Belgian venue by Asian Le Mans Series regular Darren Burke.Team owner Miro Konopka will contest the entire six-round …Keep reading …

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Glickenhaus to skip first round of WEC at Spa

The US entrant appeared on the initial entry list for the Spa 6 Hours on May 1 published last month, but marque founder Jim Glickenhaus stressed that he had not committed to taking part with his pair of 007 LMHs.Now, he has confirmed that Glickenhaus Racing will miss the Belgian series opener and instead give the 007 a debut in round two of this year’s WEC at Portimao in June.”We are …Keep reading …

Porsche, Ferrari guarantee GTE’s future through 2022

The extension of the commitment of the two remaining manufacturers in the WEC’s top GT division after Aston Martin’s withdrawal at the end of 2020 ensures that the division will continue for at least another season beyond the soon-to-begin 2021 campaign. That is in line with the position of WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the FIA, which have both stated that there is no …Keep reading …

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How sportscar ace Habsburg is speeding to save trees in 2021

Racing is something I’ve been doing intensely for the past 12 years since I started karting when I was 11. In that period of my life, I had school that I had to complete until I was 17, and then after that I was just fully focusing on racing all the way. This year, I’ve moved from the DTM into LMP2, and will be racing in the European Le Mans Series with Algarve Pro Racing alongside Richard …Keep reading …

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Farfus to contest full WEC season in Prodrive-run Aston

The long-time DTM driver will race full-time in the series alongside Dalla Lana and fellow Brazilian Marcos Gomes aboard an Aston Martin Vantage GTE run under the Northwest AMR banner.Farfus, 37, has joined friend Dalla Lana in the car for all six rounds of the 2021 WEC after undertaking two races last season, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.Silver-rated Gomes, a stalwart of the Brazilian …Keep reading …

Porsche reveals full line-ups for Le Mans 24 Hours

Frederic Makowiecki will continue to partner Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19, while the regulars in the #92 car, Neel Jani and Kevin Estre, are joined by Michael Christensen.Both Makowiecki and Christensen will also race in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Portimao, which will be run over eight hours on the June weekend …Keep reading …

Lynn joins United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

The 27-year-old Briton, who is racing with Mahindra in Formula E this season, will drive one of three ORECA-Gibson 07 LMP2 prototypes entered for the double-points World Endurance Championship round on August 21/22 by last year’s class winner.A fifth Le Mans start for Lynn is set to be his first sportscar appearance since he opted not to continue with Aston Martin Racing at the end of last …Keep reading …

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ByKolles names test drivers for Le Mans Hypercar programme

ByKolles was notably absent from this year’s World Endurance Championship entry list, team boss Colin Kolles admitting its new hypercar was “unlikely to race this year”.Despite the delay the German outfit is pressing ahead with the development of its yet unnamed Hypercar, renders of which revealed were revealed last year.Long-time ByKolles driver Tom Dillmann will carry out test and …Keep reading …

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WEC makes extra LMP2 performance cut for 2021 season

Power from the one-make 4.2-litre normally-aspirated Gibson V8 has been reduced by 20kW or 25bhp in addition to the 30kW or 40bhp originally planned.That means the Gibson engine will push about approximately 535bhp (400kW) in 2021 compared with more than 600bhp (450kW) since the introduction of the current LMP2 formula in 2017.The minimum weight has been increased by 20kg to 950kg, while …Keep reading …

Legge steps up to WEC with Iron Lynx Ferrari team

Legge will join Manuela Gostner and Rahel Frey as part of an all-female crew in one of the two Ferrari 488 GTEs announced by Iron Lynx for its step up from the European Le Mans series.Michelle Gatting was originally due to partner Gostner and Frey in WEC, continuing their partnership to a third season, but will now remain in the ELMS alongside Esmee Hawkey and Frey.23-year-old Hawkey is …Keep reading …