Jamie Klein
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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_.

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Honda suffering from 'unrealistic expectations' in WSBK
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Honda suffering from 'unrealistic expectations' in WSBK

Honda World Superbike team boss Leon Camier says the marque has suffered from “unrealistic” expectations as its struggles in the championship continue.

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite Prime

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite

Long-time Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri is three races away from the biggest achievement of his career, as he leads the Super Formula standings after back-to-back wins earlier this year. But how did a driver in his eighth season in the category suddenly go from being an inconsistent also-ran to the favourite?

Glickenhaus finalises Le Mans 24 Hours driver line-ups

Glickenhaus Racing has finalised its driver line-ups for its two-car Le Mans Hypercar entry in next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, with Gustavo Menezes missing out on a spot in the six-driver roster.

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.

How Honda prevented another 'Supra festival' at Motegi

After being humbled by Toyota in the opening round of the SUPER GT season at Okayama, Honda faced question marks over its form at its home track at Motegi. But in the end the strength of the NSX-GT averted another 'Supra festival'.

Kovalainen fears pre-season testing form was an "illusion"

Heikki Kovalainen admits he's concerned the SARD Toyota's strong SUPER GT pre-season testing form may have been an "illusion" after managing just one point for 10th last weekend at Motegi.

Nissan can't afford to qualify so badly, says Quintarelli

Nissan can no longer afford to qualify poorly in SUPER GT, Ronnie Quintarelli has stated following another disappointing outing in last weekend's third round of the season at Motegi.

Kawasaki names rider line-up for 2021 Suzuka 8 Hours

Kawasaki has named its rider line-up for its factory entry for the postponed 2021 edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours.

De Oliveira shocked by Kogure’s “violent” move at Motegi

Nissan GT300 ace Joao Paulo de Oliveira has expressed his surprise at being eliminated from Sunday’s Motegi SUPER GT round by what he feels was a “violent move” from the JLOC Lamborghini of Takashi Kogure.

Miyata "happy to be frustrated" with Motegi SUPER GT defeat Motegi
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Miyata "happy to be frustrated" with Motegi SUPER GT defeat

Toyota SUPER GT driver Ritomo Miyata says he is "happy to be frustrated" about Racing Project Bandoh's narrow defeat to Naoki Yamamoto and Team Kunimitsu in Sunday's Motegi race.

Yamamoto back to "champion-like" form with Motegi pole

Honda driver Naoki Yamamoto says he was finally able to give a "champion-like" performance in qualifying for this weekend's Motegi SUPER GT round after scoring a first pole in three years for Team Kunimitsu.

Monza WEC: Toyota fastest in opening practice

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars locked out the top two positions in opening practice for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Points-leading Toyota now facing “crucial” SUPER GT races Motegi
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Points-leading Toyota now facing “crucial” SUPER GT races

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota crew is now facing a series of “crucial” races following its dream start to the season, says Kenta Yamashita.

Baguette hopes it's "not the end" for NSX GT3 in Europe

Honda factory driver Bertrand Baguette says he hopes it's "not the end" for the marque's NSX GT3 in top-level European competition amid the car's absence from the forthcoming Spa 24 Hours.

High Class signs Ricky Taylor for Le Mans LMP2 assault

High Class Racing has signed Ricky Taylor and Marco Sorensen to complete its driver line-up for its two-car assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.

Rabat reflects on "very bad" start to WSBK career
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Rabat reflects on "very bad" start to WSBK career

Ex-MotoGP rider Tito Rabat admits he has suffered a "very bad" start to his career in the World Superbike championship with the satellite Barni Racing Ducati team.

Can Toyota break Honda's SUPER GT stronghold at Motegi?

After a break of nearly 11 weeks, SUPER GT is finally back in action this weekend for its third round of the season at Motegi. But will Honda's 2020 dominance at the track continue, or is Toyota poised to strike back?

Fenestraz to make US racing debut at Lime Rock

Sacha Fenestraz will make his US racing debut in this weekend's IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge round at Lime Rock Park.

De Vries returns to Racing Team Nederland for Monza WEC Monza
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De Vries returns to Racing Team Nederland for Monza WEC

Nyck de Vries will rejoin the Racing Team Nederland LMP2 squad for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round.

United Autosports down to one LMP2 car for Monza ELMS round

United Autosports has withdrawn one of its two LMP2 entries from this weekend's Monza European Le Mans Series round following a positive COVID-19 test for Job van Uitert.

The car Subaru hopes will end an 18-year title wait

After missing out on last year’s SUPER GT GT300 title, Subaru has introduced an all-new car for the 2021 campaign as it aims for its first major championship title since its WRC heyday.

Oyu now biggest threat for Super Formula title - Hirakawa
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Oyu now biggest threat for Super Formula title - Hirakawa

Toshiki Oyu has emerged as the biggest threat in this year's Super Formula title battle following his performance in the most recent race at Sugo, according to Ryo Hirakawa.

United Autosports completes Le Mans line-up with Boyd

United Autosports has announced that Wayne Boyd will join Paul di Resta and Alex Lynn in its third LMP2 entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

HubAuto Porsche squad reveals Le Mans 24 Hours line-up

The HubAuto Racing Porsche squad has revealed its driver line-up for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Hirakawa: Toyota hypercar test tougher than I imagined

Toyota Super Formula and SUPER GT ace Ryo Hirakawa admits that his first experience of driving the marque's Le Mans Hypercar in Portimao last month was harder than he had imagined.

Sykes elated after scoring new BMW's first WSBK podiums

BMW World Superbike rider Tom Sykes has expressed his delight after scoring the German marque's first World Superbike podium finishes with its revised M1000RR bike at Donington Park.

Rea explains crash that cost him World Superbike points lead Donington Park
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Rea explains crash that cost him World Superbike points lead

Jonathan Rea has explained his crash out of the lead in Sunday's final World Superbike race at Donington Park that handed the championship lead to Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins again as Rea crashes Donington Park
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Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins again as Rea crashes

Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu moved to the top of the World Superbike championship standings with victory in the final race of the weekend at Donington Park, as Jonathan Rea crashed out of the lead.

Donington WSBK: Rea wins Superpole race, Redding comes last

Jonathan Rea scored his fifth victory of the World Superbike season in tricky conditions at Donington Park, as Scott Redding finished last in another disastrous outing at the British track.

Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu takes sensational win from 13th Donington Park
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Donington WSBK: Razgatlioglu takes sensational win from 13th

Yamaha's Toprak Razgatlioglu scored a sensational victory in the opening race of World Superbike's Donington Park round, charging from 13th place into a lead he wouldn't lose in just two laps.

Donington WSBK: Rea breezes to pole in the wet

Jonathan Rea continued his perfect qualifying streak in this year's World Superbike championship by easing to a fourth successive pole position in wet conditions at Donington Park.

Calderon lands IndyCar test chance with AJ Foyt Racing

Super Formula and FIA World Endurance Championship racer Tatiana Calderon will join the AJ Foyt Racing IndyCar squad for a one-day test next week at Mid-Ohio.

ARC Bratislava ditches Ligier chassis for Oreca for Le Mans

The ARC Bratislava LMP2 team has announced it will switch from Ligier to Oreca chassis for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

'Not too late' for Razgatlioglu MotoGP move - Yamaha boss

Yamaha World Superbike team boss Paul Denning is adamant that it’s not too late for his lead rider Toprak Razgatlioglu to make the move to MotoGP in future.

Pacific Ferrari gets all-pro line-up for Motegi race Motegi
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Pacific Ferrari gets all-pro line-up for Motegi race

Pacific CarGuy Racing will field an all-pro line-up for the next round of the SUPER GT season at Motegi, as former GT300 champion Naoki Yokomizo returns to the series.

WEC teams join bumper grid for Monza ELMS race Monza
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WEC teams join bumper grid for Monza ELMS race

Three LMP2 teams from the FIA World Endurance Championship grid will take part in next weekend's Monza European Le Mans Series round.

Ducati facing development "handicap" in World Superbike

Ducati is facing a development "handicap" against its World Superbike rivals with the current restrictive technical regulations, believes team manager Marco Zambenedetti.

Super Formula 2021: Mid-season driver ratings

With two months to wait for the next round of the Super Formula season, now is the ideal time to review the first half of the campaign and the performances of every driver in the field.

Sugo’s new pitlane exit branded “dangerous” by drivers

Sugo’s revised pitlane exit layout has attracted criticism from Super Formula drivers, who have labelled the new design “dangerous”.

MSR Acura "needed another lap" for Watkins Glen win Watkins Glen
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MSR Acura "needed another lap" for Watkins Glen win

Meyer Shank Racing needed just one more lap to take its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win of the season in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, according to Olivier Pla.

New Yamaha World Superbike model ‘unlikely in short term’

Yamaha World Superbike boss Paul Denning says it’s unlikely that a new Yamaha base model will be introduced any time soon, despite the age of the R1 platform.

Is this the weakest-ever Super Formula title defence?

After another poor weekend at Sugo, reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto is staring down the barrel of one of the worst title defences in the series’ recent history.

Alesi: First SF Lights wins make up for subdued Sugo race

Giuliano Alesi says getting his first Super Formula Lights wins under his belt at Sugo helped to make up for a subdued run in the main Super Formula event.

Matsushita vows to “calm down” after Sugo recovery charge

Nobuharu Matsushita has vowed to “calm down” in future Super Formula races after a costly qualifying off left him just shy of a podium finish at Sugo.

Fukuzumi was "praying" for no trouble on way to first win

Nirei Fukuzumi said he was "praying" that nothing would go wrong in the closing stages of last weekend's Sugo Super Formula race, as he finally secured an elusive first win in the single-seater category.

Points leader Nojiri made "mistake" with OTS tactics

Super Formula championship leader Tomoki Nojiri admits he made a tactical mistake in his late-race battle with Tadasuke Makino at Sugo, as he endured his worst weekend of the season so far.

Sugo poleman Sekiguchi: "I've never been this happy!" Sugo
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Sugo poleman Sekiguchi: "I've never been this happy!"

Yuhi Sekiguchi says scoring his first Super Formula pole in almost three years at Sugo has provided him with the happiest moment of his career to date.

Sugo Super Formula: Sekiguchi scores first pole since 2018 Sugo
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Sugo Super Formula: Sekiguchi scores first pole since 2018

Impul Toyota driver Yuhi Sekiguchi scored his first Super Formula pole in almost three years in wet conditions at Sugo, while points leader Tomoki Nojiri could only manage 10th.

Nojiri bullish on Sugo chances “with or without” Hirakawa

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri says that Ryo Hirakawa’s absence from Sugo makes no difference to him, and that he plans to win “with or without” his closest championship rival present.

Calderon, Floersch set to race as a duo at Monza Monza
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Calderon, Floersch set to race as a duo at Monza

Tatiana Calderon and Sophia Floersch are set to become the first prototype drivers since 2018 to contest a six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship race as a duo next month at Monza.

Tandy, Vanthoor join KCMG for Spa 24h title defence 24 Hours of Spa
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Tandy, Vanthoor join KCMG for Spa 24h title defence

Nick Tandy and Laurens Vanthoor will defend their Spa 24 Hours title next month in a works-supported Porsche fielded by the KCMG squad.

Calado "quite surprised" to beat Porsche in Portimao

Ferrari's James Calado admits he was "quite surprised" to beat Porsche in Sunday's FIA WEC Portimao 8 Hours considering the pace advantage the German marque appeared to hold.

Super Formula has 'no real desire' to bring back refuelling
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Super Formula has 'no real desire' to bring back refuelling

Super Formula has indicated it has no real desire to bring back refuelling even after the justification of the COVID-19 pandemic passes.

Portimao WEC: Toyota in control at half-distance Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Toyota in control at half-distance

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars held the advantage over the Alpine LMP1 as the Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round reached the halfway mark.

Magnussen: Ending eight-year win drought "really special" Detroit
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Magnussen: Ending eight-year win drought "really special"

Formula 1 outcast Kevin Magnussen says ending an eight-year winless run in Saturday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round in Detroit feels "really special".

Portimao WEC: LMP2s fastest again in FP2, di Resta quickest Algarve
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Portimao WEC: LMP2s fastest again in FP2, di Resta quickest

LMP2 cars locked out the top three places in Saturday morning’s second practice session for this weekend’s Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round, as United Autosports' Paul di Resta set the overall pace. 

The junior driver Honda (probably) regrets letting go of

Toyota youngster Sena Sakaguchi has been making waves in both SUPER GT and Super Formula this year. His performances might be giving his former employer Honda food for thought, says Jamie Klein.

The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on
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The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on

The latest entry in our My Favourite Race series looks back at one of the closest finishes in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which also marked the final heavyweight encounter between Audi and Peugeot.

Scherer to miss Portimao WEC after positive COVID test Algarve
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Scherer to miss Portimao WEC after positive COVID test

United Autosports LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer has been forced to sit out this weekend's Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round after testing positive for COVID-19.

Alesi keeps seat for Sugo, Calderon still on sidelines Sugo
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Alesi keeps seat for Sugo, Calderon still on sidelines

Super Formula's newest race winner Giuliano Alesi will contest a third successive race next weekend at Sugo as Japan's travel restrictions continue to prevent several series regulars from taking part.