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SRO boss Ratel voices support for WEC's GT3 Premium plan

Stephane Ratel, the architect of GT3, has voiced support for plans for the cars to run distinct bodywork when the class is adopted by the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024.

Nasr to make Spa 24 Hours debut in EMA Porsche

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will make his Spa 24 Hours debut next month as part of an all-factory driver line-up in a Porsche fielded by Australian entrant EMA Motorsport.

Saudi female racer Juffali starts sportscar team, targeting Le Mans

Saudi Arabia’s first female racing driver Reema Juffali has set up her own sportscar team with the aim of competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Lamborghini unveils new Huracan GT3 racer
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Lamborghini unveils new Huracan GT3 racer

Lamborghini has unveiled the latest evolution of its Huracan GT3 racer ahead of its release to customers for next season.

Rossi eager to start GTWCE Sprint season at "very difficult" Brands GP

Bike racing legend Valentino Rossi is relishing the chance to race on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for the first time in this weekend’s GT World Challenge Europe round.

BMW gives Glock Italian GT drive after DTM exit

BMW factory driver Timo Glock has been handed a drive in the Italian GT series for the 2022 season following his exit from the DTM.

Ferrari releases first images of new 296 GT3 car

Ferrari has released the first images of its new 296 GT3 racer which is set to take over from the marque's long-standing 488 model next year.

BMW driver Glock in frame for Italian GT switch after DTM exit

Timo Glock is in frame for a surprise switch to the Italian GT series following his departure from the DTM, while fellow factory BMW driver Bruno Spengler could face a year on the sidelines.

Valentino Rossi enjoys "good" first official GTWCE test in WRT Audi

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi enjoyed a “a good day of testing” on his first competitive appearance with the WRT Audi team ahead of his 2022 GT World Challenge Europe campaign.

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk Prime

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk

Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of teammates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with to look back.

Valentino Rossi to be joined by Muller, Vervisch in WRT GTWCE squad

Valentino Rossi’s teammates in his first full season of car racing with the WRT Audi squad in the GT World Challenge Europe will be Nico Muller and Frederic Vervisch.

Yogibo starts own team for GT World Challenge Asia assault

Furniture brand Yogibo has left SUPER GT to start its own team that will tackle the GT World Challenge Asia series in 2022.

Lucas Auer re-signed by Mercedes in GT3 roster for 2022

DTM race winner Lucas Auer has been re-signed by Mercedes as part of its GT3 roster for 2022.

Pittard becomes Aston Martin factory GT driver

Nurburgring Endurance Series title winner David Pittard has become an Aston Martin Racing factory driver for 2022.

Toyota signals GT3 intentions with GR GT3 Concept launch

Toyota has signalled a clear intention to enter the GT3 arena with the unveiling of the GR GT3 Concept on Friday at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Kyalami 9 Hours IGTC round gets new date in February 2022
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Kyalami 9 Hours IGTC round gets new date in February 2022

The Kyalami 9 Hours round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge has been rescheduled for the first weekend of February next year.

McLaren signs Kirchhofer to factory GT deal

McLaren has signed former GP3 frontrunner Marvin Kirchhofer as a factory GT driver for next season.

Ferrari appoints Oreca to build next-gen GT3 car

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation Oreca for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Kyalami 9 Hour postponed after new strain of COVID detected

The final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge scheduled for Kyalami next month has been postponed in the wake of the latest developments in the COVID pandemic.

Green seeking new factory deal after end of Audi contract

Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, after missing out on a seat in the DTM this season.

O'Young wins Macau GT Cup with bent chassis

Darryl O'Young completed a remarkable turnaround from his Saturday crash to claim his second Macau GT Cup crown.

Ye wins shortened Macau GT Cup Race 1
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Ye wins shortened Macau GT Cup Race 1

Ye Hongli won a shortened first race for the Sands China GT Cup that ended in a spectacular crash for front-runner Darryl O'Young.

MotoGP legend Rossi says racing with Norris would be “fantastic”

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the prospect of sharing a car with McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris in a car race in the future is “fantastic”.

SRO to jointly run Asian Le Mans Series with ACO

GT boss Stephane Ratel is joining forces with Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest to run the Asian Le Mans Series.

FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022

The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.

GT boss Ratel proposes major FIA driver grading revamp

GT boss Stephane Ratel has proposed a major revamp of the FIA system of driver categorisation for 2023.

The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion Prime

The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion

It has won most of the big prizes in endurance racing across its six years in service, but the BMW M6 GT3's key weaknesses meant only a devoted few teams persisted with running it. As it prepares to bow out at season's end, the teams and drivers involved in its story share the secrets of an unpopular winner

Aston Martin to make full-factory GT3 entry in NLS

Aston Martin will make a full-factory entry with a Vantage GT3 driven by Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin in this weekend's round of the NLS on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

What could have been: How Panoz almost missed out on its talisman

The Panoz GT programme wasn't a fashionable pick for an ex-Formula 1 driver in 1997, and McLaren appeared a much better bet for David Brabham. But against the odds, he linked up with the American marque and forged a winning partnership that would last for over half a decade.

Lotus returns to GT arena with new Emira GT4

Lotus will return to the GT racing arena with the new Emira GT4 car, developed in partnership with RML, that will be available for customers to race next year.

Macau F3 and GT World Cup races cancelled again
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Macau F3 and GT World Cup races cancelled again

The FIA Formula 3 World Cup and FIA GT World Cups in Macau will be cancelled for the second straight year due to coronavirus restrictions.

Bentley working on electric Continental GT3
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Bentley working on electric Continental GT3

Bentley has built an electric version of its Continental GT3 racer as part of an evaluation of the FIA's new Electric GT Championship set to go live in 2023.

Brabham Automotive joins European GT2 Series

Brabham Automotive will enter the Fanatec GT2 European Series with its new Brabham BT62 GT2 Concept.

Audi to introduce upgraded R8 LMS GT3 for 2022

Audi has announced it will upgrade its ultra-successful R8 LMS GT3 model for the 2022 season with a second 'Evo' kit.

Nordschleife corner named after late Sabine Schmitz

Sabine Schmitz, the first female winner of the Nurburgring 24 Hours who passed away in March, will have a corner of the Nordschleife named after her.

The latest chapter in Piquet's diverse racing career

There aren’t too many drivers who can boast CVs that include a Formula E title, wins in two of NASCAR’s three top-tier series and the US-based Global Rallycross series, let alone silverware in Formula 1.

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.