Jamie Klein

Jamie Klein

Jamie Klein is one of Motorsport.com’s Global News Editors, reporting primarily on the FIA World Endurance Championship, Super Formula and SUPER GT. He took his first steps into motorsport journalism in 2013 as a freelancer before joining Motorsport Network full-time in April 2015 as UK Editor. In 2016, he moved into a more wide-ranging role as he became a regular in the paddocks of the WEC and MotoGP. After a two-month trip to Japan in late 2018 gave him his first taste of reporting live on Super Formula and SUPER GT, he made the move to Tokyo permanently in October 2019, and covered every round of the country’s two top series in 2020. Away from motorsport, he is studying the Japanese language and can often be found relaxing in an ‘onsen’ (Japanese hot spring) or gorging on ramen, occasionally at the same time. He can be found on Twitter at @JamieKlein_.

Latest articles by Jamie Klein

Fuji SUPER GT: TOM'S duo Fenestraz, Miyata take first win Fuji II
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Fuji SUPER GT: TOM'S duo Fenestraz, Miyata take first win

TOM'S Toyota pair Sacha Fenestraz and Ritomo Miyata took their first SUPER GT win in the GT500 category in Sunday's fourth round of the season at Fuji Speedway.

ARTA recruits Button's title-winning SUPER GT engineer

The ARTA Honda team has recruited Jenson Button’s title-winning SUPER GT engineer in a surprise mid-season reshuffle.

Quintarelli's Nissan Z "the best it's felt all year" at Fuji

Nissan SUPER GT ace Ronnie Quintarelli says his NISMO Z is the best it has felt all season on Saturday at Fuji Speedway, having made use of some set-up hints from the sister NDDP Racing car.

Fuji SUPER GT: Bandoh Toyota scores third pole in succession Fuji II
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Fuji SUPER GT: Bandoh Toyota scores third pole in succession

Toyota SUPER GT team Racing Project Bandoh made it three pole positions in a row for this weekend's fourth round of the season at Fuji Speedway.

Cerumo Toyota hit with 10-second stop-and-go penalty

The Cerumo Toyota SUPER GT team will have to serve a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during this weekend's fourth round of the season at Fuji Speedway.

Alesi “not losing hope” amid tough season in Japan

Giuliano Alesi insists he is “not losing hope” amid a trying double SUPER GT and Super Formula campaign in Japan with flagship Toyota team TOM’S.

Too early to say Nissan Z has the edge, says Baguette

Impul's Bertrand Baguette believes it's too soon to call the Nissan Z the favourite for this year's SUPER GT title battle ahead of this weekend's fourth round of the season at Fuji Speedway.

Bautista anxious to clear "critical" calendar phase for Ducati

World Superbike points leader Alvaro Bautista says he is hoping to get through one more "critical" track for Ducati at Magny-Cours without losing major ground to his rivals after stretching his advantage last weekend at Most.

How Fenestraz has made a success of his Japan adventure

Sacha Fenestraz’s bid to make it big in Japan was put on ice by the country’s COVID protocols. But he’s now a race winner at the top level in Super Formula, and harbours ambitions of becoming the first overseas driver to win the title since 2019.

The answers that SUPER GT's Fuji return promises to provide

This weekend’s fourth round of the SUPER GT season - the Fuji GT 100 Lap Race, to give it its official title - brings to an end what has felt like an endless wait since the previous round at Suzuka at the end of May.

Redding doubted he would ever be so competitive on BMW

Scott Redding has admitted he had doubted his BMW World Superbike machine would ever reach its current level of competitiveness after scoring his first podium in a full-distance race last weekend at Most.

Rinaldi on Locatelli incident: "Some riders don't give a f***"

Ducati rider Michael Ruben Rinaldi has accused Andrea Locatelli of lacking “respect” for his rivals following a near miss on the warm-up lap of the first Most World Superbike race.

De Oliveira wary of BMW M4's "serious speed" in SUPER GT

Kondo Racing’s Joao Paulo de Oliveira has admitted concern to the BMW M4 GT3’s speed in SUPER GT following Team Studie’s dominant victory last time out at Suzuka.

In-form Razgatlioglu thinks WSBK summer break is too long

Toprak Razgatlioglu has admitted to frustration with World Superbike's six-week summer break, which comes just as the Yamaha rider has hit his best form.

Rea "so stressed" battling Kawasaki's Most disadvantage

Jonathan Rea admits he was "so stressed" trying to make up for his Kawasaki's disadvantage on acceleration in last weekend's Most World Superbike round, as he went without a race victory for the third weekend in succession.

Drago Corse splits with sponsor Busou, aims for Suzuka return

Drago Corse has announced a split with title sponsor Busou following the news that the team will skip this weekend's fourth round of the SUPER GT season at Fuji Speedway.

Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu passes Bautista to win finale

Toprak Razgatlioglu claimed victory in Sunday's final World Superbike race of the weekend at Most after passing championship leader Alvaro Bautista.

Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins SP race after fierce Rea battle

Toprak Razgatlioglu scored Yamaha's 100th win in the World Superbike championship after beating Jonathan Rea in a fierce battle in the Superpole race at Most.

Laverty to retire from WSBK, take Bonovo BMW role in 2023

Eugene Laverty will retire from World Superbike competition at the end of the 2022 season and take up a management role with the Bonovo MGM BMW team next year.

Most WSBK: Bautista wins, Redding stars in thrilling battle

Alvaro Bautista extended his World Superbike championship lead with victory in a thrilling opening race at Most, as Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Scott Redding to second with a brutal final-lap pass.

Most WSBK: Rea beats Razgatlioglu to pole with new record

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea established a new lap record at Most to bag his third pole position of the 2022 World Superbike season, outpacing Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Dunlop believes it has found root of 2022 SUPER GT woes

Dunlop believes it has found the reason it has struggled in the opening three races of the SUPER GT season and is confident of an improved showing in the upcoming rounds.

W Series drops Suzuka round in favour of Singapore

W Series has called off its planned debut at Japan's Suzuka Circuit, and will instead join the Formula 1 support bill in Singapore.

Red Bull junior Sato 'not meeting Marko's expectations'

Ren Sato’s results in Super Formula are not meeting the expectations of Red Bull’s young driver taskmaster Helmut Marko, according to Team Goh boss Masashi Yamamoto.

Honda Super Formula drivers eye chance to succeed Sato in IndyCar

Several Honda drivers racing in Super Formula have expressed interest in the chance to race in IndyCar, should the brand want a Japanese driver to succeed Takuma Sato.

WSBK leader Bautista understands MotoGP "less and less"

World Superbike championship leader Alvaro Bautista admits he understands MotoGP "less and less” and feels that the rider no longer makes the difference in the championship.

Subaru loses out in BoP changes for Fuji SUPER GT race

Subaru has been hit with a 25kg weight penalty following a Balance of Performance change for next weekend's Fuji SUPER GT round.

How Fuji clash exposed Super Formula stewarding shortcomings

A first-corner incident in Super Formula’s most recent race at Fuji Speedway has shown the difficulties the series faces as it tries to open itself up to fans while relying on antiquated methods to determine penalties.

Tsuchiya, Drago Corse teams to miss Fuji SUPER GT round

The Tsuchiya Engineering team will miss next weekend's Fuji SUPER GT race following a recent crash for its Toyota GR Supra GT300 in testing.

Mugen Honda gets grid penalty for Fuji SUPER GT race

The Mugen Honda team will take a four-place grid drop for next month's SUPER GT race at Fuji Speedway, triggered by Toshiki Oyu earning six penalty points.

Why Honda's new 'master and apprentice' have struggled so far

ARTA has been one of SUPER GT’s leading GT300 outfits for many years, but the Honda outfit is having a tough time so far this season with its all-new ‘master-and-apprentice’ driver line-up of Hideki Mutoh and Iori Kimura.

Mackenzie "a bit disappointed" with WSBK debut performance

Reigning British Superbike champion Tarran Mackenzie has admitted to being "a bit disappointed" with how his World Superbike debut went last weekend at Donington Park.

Sasahara admits pressure was building before first SF win Fuji II
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Sasahara admits pressure was building before first SF win

Ukyo Sasahara admits his first Super Formula win has relieved the “pressure” he was feeling to repay Mugen for his last-minute inclusion in the team this year.

Rea signs fresh two-year deal with Kawasaki WSBK team

Jonathan Rea will stay in the World Superbike championship for a further two seasons after renewing his works Kawasaki contract through 2024.

Matsushita: "No excuse" for race-ending formation lap spin

Nobuharu Matsushita has accepted full responsibility for spinning out on the formation lap of last weekend’s Fuji Super Formula race.

Tsuboi regrets mistimed stop as Fuji win slips away

Sho Tsuboi admits he and his Inging Super Formula team "wasted" a chance to win last weekend's Fuji race by failing to make use of the safety car period that allowed Ukyo Sasahara to come through for victory.

Fenestraz "surprised" by Yamamoto move after huge crash Fuji II
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Fenestraz "surprised" by Yamamoto move after huge crash

Sacha Fenestraz says he's "really surprised" about the contact with Naoki Yamamoto that led to his huge crash in Sunday's Fuji Super Formula race, given Yamamoto's considerable experience.

Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu boosts title hopes with treble

Toprak Razgatlioglu boosted his World Superbike title defence hopes by completing a hat-trick of wins at Donington Park in the final full-distance race of the weekend.

Sekiguchi frustrated to lose rare win chance to loose wheel

Yuhi Sekiguchi has expressed his frustration at letting a rare chance of a Super Formula win slip through his fingers at Fuji Speedway due to a loose wheel.

Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins again, Redding on podium

Yamaha's Toprak Razgatlioglu eased to a straightforward World Superbike victory in the Superpole race at Donington Park, as Scott Redding registered his first podium finish as a BMW rider.

Fuji Super Formula: Sasahara gifted win by Sekiguchi disaster

Ukyo Sasahara was gifted a first race victory in Super Formula at Fuji Speedway as long-time leader Yuhi Sekiguchi lost a near-certain win after shedding a wheel.

Miyata criticises "harsh" red flag rules after losing Fuji times

Ritomo Miyata feels losing all of his qualifying times for this weekend’s Fuji Super Formula round due to causing a red flag following a mechanical failure is overly harsh.

Fuji Super Formula: Sekiguchi ends Nojiri's pole streak

Yuhi Sekiguchi topped a rain-soaked qualifying for this weekend's Fuji Super Formula round, ending reigning champion Tomoki Nojiri's streak of pole positions.

Underdog LMP2 teams Vector, Inter Europol shine at Monza

Two of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s underdog LMP2 teams came away celebrating by far their best results of the season last weekend at Monza.

WeatherTech Racing drops down to GTD for rest of IMSA season

WeatherTech Racing has announced it will contest the remainder of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in the regular GT Daytona class, instead of GTD Pro.

Alpine's Monza win "really important" for WEC title hopes

Nicolas Lapierre says Alpine’s win in the 6 Hours of Monza is “really important” for its FIA World Endurance Championship title bid, as the French outfit stretched its points lead.

Checa: Bautista and Ducati won't repeat mistakes of 2019

Alvaro Bautista and Ducati will not repeat the mistakes of their first World Superbike campaign together in 2019, according to the rider who last won the title for the Italian brand, Carlos Checa.

Fenestraz feels title bid possible after first Super Formula win

Sacha Fenestraz reckons he has a shot at Super Formula title glory this year with Kondo Racing following his first victory in the series last month at Sugo.

Kobayashi: Toyota would've lost to Alpine even without clash Monza
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Kobayashi: Toyota would've lost to Alpine even without clash

Toyota's Kamui Kobayashi feels his contact with the race-winning Alpine in Sunday's FIA World Endurance Championship race at Monza did not ultimately impact the final outcome.

TT winner Hickman lands Donington WSBK wildcard

Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman will contest next weekend's Donington Park World Superbike round as a wildcard.

Wadoux targets move up to WEC Hypercar class in 2024

Richard Mille Racing LMP2 driver Lilou Wadoux says she’s targeting a move up to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class in 2024.

JLOC keen to use Lamborghini factory driver in 2023

The JLOC team has stated a desire to add a Lamborghini factory driver to its line-up for the 2023 SUPER GT season as Japan’s travel restrictions gradually ease.

Glickenhaus reveals sky blue livery for Monza WEC round

Glickenhaus Racing has opted for a radical new look for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round, ditching its previous red livery for a sky blue scheme.

Super Formula mid-season review ft. Joao Paulo de Oliveira

Now we’re halfway through the 2022 Super Formula season, it’s the perfect time to take stock of the campaign so far, with the help of 2010 series champion and commentator Joao Paulo de Oliveira.

Bruni not expecting Porsche LMDh seat, could look elsewhere

Porsche GTE Pro ace Gianmaria Bruni doesn’t expect to be a part of the marque’s LMDh programme next year and is willing to look elsewhere to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.

ByKolles LMH a “better piece of engineering” than LMP1 car

ByKolles’ new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been described as a “much better piece of engineering” than its LMP1 predecessor by team stalwart Tom Dillmann.

SUPER GT cars could fight for Le Mans win, says Makowiecki

Ex-SUPER GT driver Frederic Makowiecki believes a GT500 car has the speed to fight for the overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Toyota: Door still open for Yamashita to return to WEC

Toyota says the door is open for Kenta Yamashita to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in future should the Japanese driver wish to do so.

Ogier drops out of Richard Mille WEC squad, Chatin steps in

The Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team has named Paul-Loup Chatin as Sebastien Ogier's replacement for the second half of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Ferrari WEC GT drivers prepare for Hypercar era with LMP2 test

Several members of Ferrari's GTE stable in the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers recently took part in a test with an Oreca LMP2 car with a view to preparing them for the forthcoming Hypercar era.