The 17th spot on Motorsport.com’s top 20 moments goes to the popularity of the GT3 cars by fans, manufacturers and drivers. In just seven seasons the GT3 category has become the biggest and most popular GT racing category in the world.
Five Scottish drivers are in the solid U.K. contingent expected for 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. Ryan Dalziel and Dario Franchitti are past winners of the challenging race.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. became the only NASCAR Nationwide driver to earn the championship under the new “declare a series rule” and he did it twice! We felt that he definitely deserved a spot in our top 20 moments.
The pair will campaign last year’s Championship winning Porsche 997 Carrera GTS.
The 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche 997 will also have a livery change for the new season.
Christian Horner had nothing but praise for the Red Bull Racing crew and the two drivers: Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. The team again celebrated the championship, along with the three times Formula One world champion Vettel.
Kevin Buckler's The Racers Group team prepares for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with three Porsche cars as they aim for their fifth GT class victory. First step to reach their goal is the traditional January testing on the infield road course.
The first of the Top 20 Moments of 2012 selected by Motorsport.com staff goes to Allen Johnson who landed his first NHRA Pro Stock championship. It was a remarkable season for the Johnson & Johnson Racing team.
The British Touring Car Championship had a tight battle this past season with Gordon Shedden taking the title. MG may not have won the Manufacturers title but they definitely made their mark in their return to the BTCC.
Formula Sochi announces interim results for the construction of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix circuit which will they hope will hosts other series events including the WEC, MotoGP, Formula 3, and WTCC.
Yuriy Protasov will contest five rounds in the World Rally Championship next year. In a Subaru R4, the Ukraine racer will first take on Rallye Monte Carlo.
The qualifying system undergoes changes next year in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series. The 2013 Ferrari Corse Clienti season actually gets underway officially at the end of January in Daytona, USA.