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Ferrari 458 Italia: from success on the road to glory on the track  The 458 Italia has won more awards and titles than any other road car in Ferrari history. It has received more than 30 plaudits from the leading international magazines, including the best high performance engine award for two consecutive years. Now the GT2 and GT3 versions of the 458 have added to that long list a string of trophies won on circuits across the globe.

The latest arrived this weekend at the International GT Open in Barcelona where AF Corse secured both the Drivers' title and the Team trophy for the SuperGT category, courtesy of Gianmaria Bruni and Federico Leo, while Kessel Racing did likewise in the GTS category, thanks to Daniel Zampieri and Michael dalla Stella. These prestigious victories resulted in Ferrari beating rivals of the calibre of Porsche, Mercedes and McLaren to win the Manufacturers' title.

The new titles flank the many others won in the course of the year in the world's most prestigious enclosed wheel championships including the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Grand AM, the Blanc Pain Endurance Series and the FIA GT3 Asia.

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Ingolstadt/Spa, July 25, 2014 – The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has achieved a perfect starting base for the Spa 24 Hours. The #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be starting the race from position one on the grid on the 90th anniversary of the endurance event. In the super pole qualifying session for the top 20 participants, the Belgian team, with the B....
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Ingolstadt/Spa, July 27, 2014 – Audi has won the world's toughest GT3 race at Spa. In the battle of eleven marques and 60 participants, the R8 LMS ultra prevailed for the third time in four years in the classic race in the Ardennes that celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. The Belgian Audi Cl....
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• Reliability and pace both confirmed on 24-hour debut
• Both cars suffer bad luck in the opening hours
• 24-hour race disrupted by safety cars and red flag
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(Spa, 27th July 2014) Bentley's Continental GT3 racer proves itself as the next generation of Bentley endurance machine with a strong finish for both ....
M-SPORT BENTLEY CHARGES THROUGH THE ORDER AT SPA

After difficult start, both Continental GT3 make great progress
• At the half way point, Car #7 sits in P15 and Car #8 in P29
• Drivers report cars are running well in the cool night air

(Spa, 27th July 2014)
As the Total 24 Hours of Spa reaches the half-way point, 12 hours in to the race, the two Continental G3 racecars of M-Sport Bentley sit P15 and P26 after continuing to recover well from an unfortunate start. More importantly, Car #7 sits P9 in class, meaning that the car scores....
CHALLENGING FIRST SIX HOURS FOR M-SPORT BENTLEY AT SPA

Both Continental GT3 cars suffer bad luck in the opening hours
• 24-hour race continually disrupted by safety cars
• Both Bentleys battle back steadily as double-stints begin
• Race red-flagged after five hours, resumes after an hour

(Spa, 26th July 2014) With the first six hours of the Total 24 Hours of Spa complete, the two Continental GT3s of M-Sport Bentley sit in P36 and P44 respectively. With an unusually high number of incidents, 30 of the first 90 laps were spent behind the ....
PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS PRE-EVENT NOTES. BRICKYARD GRAND PRIX. INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Dateline. Indianapolis, Indiana

Circuit. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Track Length/Turns. 2.439-mile, 14-turn Road Course
Round. TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Round 7 of 12
Next Round. TUDOR Championship. Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 8-10

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TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Date. Friday, July 25, 5:45 p.m. ET/ 2:45 p.m. PT
Race Duration. Two-Hours, 45-minutes
Classes. GT Le Mans (Por....
FIVE ASTON MARTINS TAKE ON SPA 24 HOURS

Gaydon, 22 July 2014 - Five Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s will contest Spa 24 Hours, the fourth round of the Blancpain GT Series, this weekend (26-27 July) and all are supported by Aston Martin Racing works drivers and talented young up-coming drivers under the team's watch.

In the Pro class, the Oman Racing Team V12 Vantage GT3, run by Motorbase, will be driven by Ahmad Al Harthy (OM), Michael Caine (GB) and Stephen Jelley (GB). The trio is contesting the full Blancpain GT Series this....
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◾Current championship leaders ART Grand Prix to field two cars with factory drivers among the line-up
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