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McLaren F1 team boss Brown to race GT4 for United Autosports

McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown will return to the cockpit of one of the British marque's GT racers at Zandvoort next month with his United Autosports team.

The new threat facing SRO's ultra-successful GT3 category Prime

The new threat facing SRO's ultra-successful GT3 category

The manufacturers were unconvinced – and even hostile – when Stephane Ratel launched GT3 in 2006. Now, 15 years on from its debut, they’ve sold more than 2000 cars and counting, but its continued expansion puts the increasingly globalised category at risk of losing its roots.

Electric GT Championship plans revealed ahead of 2023 launch

A new FIA Electric GT Championship promoted by Eurosport will kick off in 2023 using the rules unveiled by the governing body last month.

FIA reveals details of "groundbreaking" electric GT category

The FIA has revealed technical details of what it has described as a "groundbreaking" electric GT category planned for the future. 

Two-time Le Mans winner Stuck to make racing comeback aged 70

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Hans-Joachim Stuck will make his comeback at the age of 70 in this weekend's first round of the new GT2 European Series.

Bentley to contest Pikes Peak with extreme Continental GT3

Bentley will mount a factory assault on this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb with the most extreme version of its Continental GT3 racer ever built.

How Ferrari's F1 protege became a Mercedes GT prodigy Prime

How Ferrari's F1 protege became a Mercedes GT prodigy

Raffaele Marciello once appeared to be Ferrari’s next Italian F1 star, but is now under the pay of its German arch-rival in GTs.

Heavy snow disrupts Nurburgring 24 Hours prep
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Heavy snow disrupts Nurburgring 24 Hours prep

The cancellation of the first round of the Nurburgring Endurance Series (NLS) last weekend has disrupted the preparations of Robert Kubica and three British drivers for the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

'Queen of the Nurburgring' Sabine Schmitz dies aged 51

Sabine Schmitz, affectionally known as the ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’, has died at the age of 51 following a long battle with cancer.

Ferrari F1 tester Ilott set for GT programme in 2021

Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Callum Ilott is set to embark on a GT racing programme in 2021 that will see him appear in a number of high-profile sportscar races.

How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends Prime
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How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends

Victory at last year's Spa 24 Hours meant Nick Tandy had completed the unofficial sextuple crown of the world's six biggest endurance races, becoming the first Briton to do so. Ahead of his fresh start with Corvette Racing, he explains how he did it…

How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going Prime
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How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going

OPINION: The 67th edition of the Macau Grand Prix might have been a largely muted affair to the outside world without its international influx and star line-ups, another victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers deserve huge credit for keeping the party going…

Ye dominates red-flagged Macau GT Cup Macau GT Cup
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Ye dominates red-flagged Macau GT Cup

Ye Hongli put in a commanding performance on the Guia circuit to claim a crash-shortened 2020 Macau GT Cup.

Penalty costs O'Young Macau GT pole Macau GT Cup
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Penalty costs O'Young Macau GT pole

Ye Hongli will start today's Macau GT Cup from pole position after qualifying race winner Darryl O'Young was hit with a post-race penalty.

O'Young wins shortened Macau GT Cup qualifying race Macau GT Cup
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O'Young wins shortened Macau GT Cup qualifying race

Darryl O'Young will start the 2020 Macau GT Cup from pole position courtesy of a lights-to-flag win in a shortened qualifying race.

GT World Challenge Australia branding official

The re-branding of Australian GT as GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS has been confirmed.

SRO, Australian GT deal confirmed

SRO Motorsports Group's takeover of the Australian GT Championship and Australian Endurance Championship has been confirmed.

SRO to take over Australian GT

SRO Motorsports Group is set to take over the embattled Australian GT Championship.

BMW M4 GT3 racer for 2022 rolled out

The next-generation BMW GT3 racer based on the M4 has turned a wheel for the first time in the hands of Augusto Farfus.

Hulkenberg to make racing return in ADAC GT Masters

Nico Hulkenberg will make his first race appearance since he left the Renault Formula 1 team when he competes in the ADAC GT Masters series at the Nurburgring on August 15-16.

Hulkenberg tests Lamborghini GT3 car at the Nurburgring

Ex-Formula 1 racer Nico Hulkenberg took part in a private test at the Nurburgring at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 last weekend, has learned.

Ratel: Electric and customer racing will be the future
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Ratel: Electric and customer racing will be the future

Stephane Ratel believes the current coronavirus crisis is not only reshaping the 2020 season but also the direction of technology, with a future of electric and customer racing on the horizon.

How to overcome mental burnout after your F1 dream has died

Franck Perera is once again doing what he loves – racing cars for a living. There was once a time when he got to within touching distance of Formula 1, and although that didn’t work out, he had a second chance in IndyCar. But the global financial crash, and Toyota pulling out of F1 and withdrawing its backing, sent not only his career into a spiral, but his mental health too.

Behind the scenes of a young driver shootout
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Behind the scenes of a young driver shootout

Lamborghini has announced its official factory line-up for 2020, with a graduate from the Young Drivers' programme graduating to a works seat and opening the door for new talent to follow his path.

GT champion Ide returns home after five months in coma

Enzo Ide, the 2016 Blancpain GT Sprint champion, is recovering at home after spending five months in hospital in his native Belgium.

Ferrari adds two drivers to factory GT roster

Ferrari has added Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Daniel Serra and former karting superstar Nicklas Nielsen to its roster of works GT drivers.

Macau GT: Marciello defeats Porsches for stunning win

GruppeM driver Raffaele Marciello put in a second flawless drive in as many days to secure the FIA GT World Cup for Mercedes at Macau.

Macau GT: Marciello holds off Porsches in qualifying race

Mercedes driver Raffaele Marciello held off Earl Bamber to win the qualification race for the 2019 FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

Macau GT: Marciello storms to pole for Mercedes

Raffaele Marciello stormed to pole position for the FIA GT World Cup qualification race in Macau with a stunning late lap in his GruppeM Mercedes.

Macau FIA GT World Cup attracts 17 cars

An entry list for next month's FIA GT World Cup at Macau has been issued, featuring 17 cars and four manufacturers.

GT champion Ide in artificial coma

One-time Blancpain Sprint champion Enzo Ide is in an artificial coma in Bruges following an accident at home, but his condition is reported to be stable, according to Belgian news sources.

Opinion: Why more Indian drivers should switch to sportscar racing

Sportscar racing has always been considered as a backup option of sorts, but it’s time drivers give this form of competition more thought.

Chadwick signed as Aston Martin junior driver

Jamie Chadwick has been signed by Aston Martin as a 'works junior driver', and will contest the Nurburgring 24 Hours again with the British marque.

Honda enters factory NSX GT3 for IGTC

Honda will enter a factory car in the remaining races of the this year's Intercontinental GT Challenge season.

Paffett, Nielsen to complete IGTC season with Strakka

Reigning DTM champion Gary Paffett and two-time IMSA GT Daytona champion Christina Nielsen will complete the Intercontinental GT Challenge with the Strakka Mercedes squad.

Yelloly added to BMW factory driver roster

Sometime GP2 racer Nick Yelloly has been named a BMW factory driver for the 2019 season.

Haryanto to make full-time racing return in Blancpain Asia

Former Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto will make his full-time racing return in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia series this year.

Van Gisbergen joins McLaren for new GT3 debut

Supercars ace Shane van Gisbergen will help McLaren debut the new 720S GT3 car at the Gulf 12 Hours this week.

Turkey wins first-ever FIA GT Nations Cup at Bahrain

Team Turkey won the inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup at the Bahrain International Circuit, with Ayhancan Guven and Salih Yoluc winning Saturday’s main event in their Mercedes.

McLaren to give 720S GT3 race debut next month

The new McLaren 720S GT3 will make its race debut in next month's Gulf 12 Hours enduro in Abu Dhabi.

Macau GT: Farfus wins on Schnitzer boss's farewell

Augusto Farfus converted pole position in the FIA GT World Cup race into victory in Macau, winning for BMW in Charly Lamm's last race as Schnitzer team boss.

Macau GT: Farfus passes Marciello for qualifying race win

Schnitzer BMW driver Augusto Farfus won the FIA GT World Cup qualification race to bag pole position for Sunday's main event.

Macau GT: Marciello snatches pole for Mercedes

Mercedes driver Raffaele Marciello beat BMW's Augusto Farfus to pole position for Saturday's FIA GT World Cup qualification race with a sensational final lap in qualifying.

Farfus departs BMW DTM line-up after seven years

Augusto Farfus has left BMW's DTM line-up and will take on a more prominent role in its GT racing efforts from 2019.

Jarvis joins Nissan squad for Macau GT World Cup

Oliver Jarvis will return to Macau in next month's GT World Cup for the first time since winning the Formula 3 Grand Prix on the Chinese street circuit in 2007. 

Falken to give 2019-spec Porsche GT3 customer debut

Falken Motorsports will give the 2019 version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R its customer racing debut at the Nurburgring this weekend.

Kyalami nine-hour race revived as IGTC round

Ex-Formula 1 venue Kyalami will join the Intercontinental GT Challenge in 2019 with the revival of the South African track's historic nine-hour sportscar fixture.

First entry announced for Macau GT World Cup

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner KCMG has become the first team to enter the GT World Cup on the streets of Macau in November.

Newey to drive a Ferrari in French GP support race

Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey will race a Ferrari in a race supporting the Formula 1 French Grand Prix this weekend.

New Vantage GT3 to make race debut at Le Mans

Aston Martin's new GT3 car will make its race debut in this weekend's one-make event for the British manufacturer's cars on the Le Mans 24 Hours support bill. 

FIA reveals format for new GT Nations Cup

The FIA has revealed further details of its new GT Nations Cup concept, which will be held for the first time at the end of this year in Bahrain.

Aston Martin set to launch new-gen GT3 car

Aston Martin will launch a new GT3 contender based on the new-generation Vantage GTE in the summer. 

Jaguar unveils in-house developed GT car

Jaguar has taken the wraps off of the first GT car developed in-house in more than 50 years.

Dries Vanthoor becomes factory Audi GT driver

Dries Vanthoor has emulated his brother Laurens by becoming an Audi factory driver.

SRO reveals plans for 'GT3 Cup of Nations' race

A plan for a GT3 Cup of Nations in Sochi next year has been announced by the architect of the category, Stephane Ratel. 

McLaren to introduce new 720S GT3 in 2019

McLaren is developing a new GT3 racer based on its latest 720S sportscar in-house for 2019. 

Macau GT winner Mortara "felt pretty stupid" after start error

FIA GT World Cup winner Edoardo Mortara says his Macau race start strategy was "pretty stupid" after running into a barrier while trying to sprint away from Augusto Farfus.

Macau GT: Mortara doubles up with main race win

Edoardo Mortara claimed his fourth GT victory in Macau in a fascinating FIA GT World Cup race.

Di Grassi: Macau GT pile-up crash the craziest I can recall

Formula E champion and former grand prix driver Lucas di Grassi said he cannot recall a crazier crash than the one that wiped out half the field in the FIA GT World Cup race in Macau.

Macau GT: Mortara wins after crash decimates field

Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara won a bizarre FIA GT World Cup qualifying race in Macau in which just eight cars finished.