WEC - Sportscar News

Peugeot 9X8 revealed in race livery
LM24 will be Penske's last LMP2 race
Yamashita: No points drought fears
Concern over NASCAR Le Mans entry
Glickenhaus wants IMSA customer cars

Peugeot has confirmed its new 9X8 Hypercar will make its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Monza in July, and has named ex-ByKolles LMP1 driver James Rossiter as Kevin Magnussen’s replacement for the Italian event.

Team Penske has announced that the team will not race in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship beyond next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota team has conquered its race pace issues from last year, believes Kenta Yamashita.

Toyota and Ford executives have expressed concerns of fairness regarding Chevrolet’s Next Gen car entry in the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

Lamborghini to enter WEC and IMSA in 2024 with new LMDh

Lamborghini will join the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 with a new LMDh prototype. 

McLaren penalty hands BMW a 1-2 in IMSA GTD at Mid-Ohio

The Inception Racing McLaren has been penalized after crossing the line first in the GT Daytona class in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio.

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R'Qs Mercedes to miss Suzuka SUPER GT race after Fuji crash

The R'Qs Motor Sports Mercedes team is set to miss this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka following Hisashi Wada's huge crash at Fuji Speedway.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: WTR heads Acura 1-2, Inception McLaren wins GTD

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque clinched victory for Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio, while Inception Racing’s McLaren passed two BMWs late in the race to clinch GTD honors.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais takes pole in Ganassi Cadillac

Sebastien Bourdais took pole position for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais fastest in second practice for Ganassi

Sebastien Bourdais produced the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Albuquerque fastest in opening practice

Filipe Albuquerque produced the fastest time in the first practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio in an Acura 1-2.

The prototype that Porsche hopes will become its latest legend

Porsche is well advanced in its return to the top level of sportscar racing in the new LMDh category. Its as-yet-unnamed car has been piling up the miles before its scheduled debut next year, with victories at Le Mans and Daytona the stated target.

Ex-F1 and BMW aces entered in legends race at Nurburgring 24

BMW will stage a special 30-minute race prior to the Nurburgring 24 Hours later this month for 12 drivers over the age of 50, including 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jochen Mass.

Matsushita hopes Suzuka can be "turning point" for Real Racing

Honda SUPER GT driver Nobuharu Matsushita hopes this month's Suzuka race can mark a "turning point" for the beleaguered Real Racing team after a subdued start to the season.

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The Bathurst 12 Hour returns as the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge this weekend.

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour session times and preview

International GT racing returns to Mount Panorama this weekend with the first running of the Bathurst 12 Hour since early 2020.

SUPER GT wants to reduce GT300-rules cars' cornering speed

SUPER GT chairman Masaaki Bandoh has suggested that the cornering speeds of GT300-spec cars will be pegged back as part of the series’ Balance of Performance system in the future.

Penske could have fought for maiden WEC LMP2 podium at Spa

Team Penske is confident it made a step forward with its FIA World Endurance Championship programme at last weekend’s Spa 6 Hours round. 

F1 must avoid Le Mans clashes in future - FIA deputy president Reid

New FIA deputy president Robert Reid believes a Formula 1 grand prix should not clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours in its traditional mid-June calendar slot.

First SUPER GT win for Nissan Z feels imminent, says Quintarelli

A first SUPER GT victory for Nissan's all-new Z GT500 contender feels imminent after a strong showing last week at Fuji Speedway, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

How Toyota’s sole survivor turned the tables at Spa

After a chastening opening to the season at Sebring that ended in an enormous accident, Toyota's #7 crew got their World Endurance Championship underway with victory at a treacherously slippery Spa to make up for its sister car's Sebring defeat to Alpine, as Glickenhaus's promising qualifying turned to disaster in the race

How Toyota's WEC dominance was curbed at stormy Sebring

Toyota’s stranglehold on the FIA World Endurance Championship ended at the 2022 opener at Sebring, but all accusing eyes were on the Balance of Performance system as the key to the shake-up. Here's how it unfolded, to see Alpine celebrating under a stormy sky having blown away the defending champions...

Why Penske remains ambitious for its WEC learning year Prime

Why Penske remains ambitious for its WEC learning year

Team Penske is gearing up for its role in running Porsche’s LMDh programme from 2023 by entering this year's World Endurance Championship with an LMP2 car. Although the team is considering 2022 as a season to learn, it is no less serious about winning than ever - which should make the already fiercely competitive class even more so

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push Prime

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push

Have you heard the one about two British guys driving for a Japanese manufacturer in America’s top sportscar series? Time to sit down and talk with Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat about racing across the pond… and your accent being mistaken for Australian!

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