|FERRARI DOES IT AGAIN IN THE GULF 12 HOURS|
|AF Corse brought its brilliant 2012 season with yet another win in the Gulf 12 Hours, the endurance race held this year in Abu Dhabi, featuring many of the top names from the world of GT racing. Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander and Gaetano Ardagna had already won the inaugural edition of this race last year and this time they took their Ferrari 458 GT3 to victory with a margin of over 25 seconds on the sister car, run by AF Waltrip for Alex Popow-Ryan Dalziel-Pierre Kaffer. The win for the crew of car number 1 was down to a strategy that saw it make two of the compulsory pit stops in the second part of the race during a safety car period brought on by an accident involving the MRS Molitor McLaren. That's how it pulled out its lead over the second placed car at the end of the 309 laps. In third place was the Autorlando Porsche, which was followed home by the second AF Waltrip Ferrari of Steve Wyatt, Maurizio Mediani and Michele Rugolo. Kessel Racing's last outing of the year was less successful and, just as in last year's race, it's chances of victory evaporated after it had led the first six hours. The Ferrari 458 GT3 of Philipp Peter, Daniel Zampieri and Michael Broniszewski saw its race compromised because of a problem with the splitter, which meant it could do no better than sixth. It's sister car was next home, crewed by Kola Aluko-Thomas Kemenater-Niki Cadei.|
|SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR AUDI SPORT CUSTOMER RACING◾Three championship wins and twelve other titles for Audi teams|
◾Endurance racing success in Germany, Belgium and the USA
◾Driver variety ranges from gentleman drivers to top-flight pros
Ingolstadt, December 15, 2014 – The Audi R8 LMS ultra has never before been as successful as in the past racing season. The teams of Audi Sport customer racing won a total of 15 titles in Australia, Asia and Europe. Three major endurance racing victories complete the track record of the successful mo....
|McLAREN GT SIGNS OFF THE 650S GT3 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH A PODIUM FINISH AT 2014 GULF 12 HOURThe 650S GT3 secured a hard-fought podium finish at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour endurance race at Yas Marina Circuit over the weekend, signing off a successful and competitive year for McLaren GT. The works factory-run effort entered two cars as part of the final stages of the intensive development programme for the 650S GT3, bringing both cars home after a gruelling 12 hours of hard racing, finishing 3rd and 12th overall. This first competitive outing underlines the performance and reliability of th....|
|SIR CHRIS HOY ACCELERATES ALONG THE ROAD TO LE MANS WITH NISSAN◾Olympic legend and Nissan brand ambassador will be tested on track at Le Mans in 2015|
◾Hoy will compete in a Le Mans style prototype racing car in the prestigious 2015 European Le Mans Series
◾Unique two-way relationship will see Sir Chris help Nissan #UniteAndExcite fans behind Rio 2016 athletes
ROLLE, Switzerland – Sir Chris Hoy will step up a gear on his journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan next year. After a strong debut season in the British GT Championship, Britain's m....
|THE McLAREN 650S GT3 CLAIMS POLE POSITION FOR THE 2014 GULF 12 HOUR ON ITS DEBUT OUTINGMcLaren GT works drivers Rob Bell (GB), Kevin Estre (FR) and Alvaro Parente (PT) will start on pole position for the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour, after the trio drove the 650S GT3 on its competitive debut outing at the Yas Marina Circuit this afternoon. The team's second entry will start P10 in the Pro-Am class. The 12 hour endurance race is the final development stage for the 650S GT3 before it enters competition with McLaren GT customer teams next season.|
The team worked tirelessly to prepare the two....
|IMSA RELEASES 2015 SPORTING REGULATIONS, TECHNICAL REGULATIONS TO COMPETITORSDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today delivered its 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2015 in advance of the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.|
'We requested and received feedback from the TUDOR Championship paddock and the overwhelming desire was to establish consistency as we....
|2015 PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE USA BY YOKOHAMA FEATURES NEW RACES• Events at NOLA, VIR, Porsche Rennsport Reunion Join Series|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014) – A new event at NOLA Motorsports Park, a return to Virginia International Raceway and the season finale during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are among the highlights of the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama schedule.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) unveiled Dec. 9 an eight-venue, 16-round schedule for the series, one of....
|STRONG SHOWING FOR NORTH AMERICAN BMW DRIVERS AND TEAMS AT 53RD ANNUAL BMW SPORTS TROPHY PRESENTATIONWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Dec. 5, 2014 . . . Five North American BMW drivers finished among the top-25 privateer BMW racers in the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy recognition program. Tonight's BMW Motorsport Season Review, a celebration for BMW drivers and teams from around the world, was held at the new BMW Driving Academy location in Maisach, Germany. In total, 283 privateer BMW drivers from 26 countries registered for the BMW Sports Trophy, with the top 25 at the end of the season winning a share....|
|AUDI TEAMS AIM FOR THIRD VICTORY AT BATHURSTSeven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on Bathurst 12 Hour grid|
◾Phoenix Racing with two high-caliber driver teams
◾Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner back in cockpit
Ingolstadt, December 2, 2014 – For the fifth time, the teams of Audi Sport customer racing will be tackling Australia's major endurance race. The 12-hour race is held on the roller-coaster track at Bathurst near Mount Panorama some 200 kilometers west of Sydney. On February 8, 2015, six teams with a total of seven Audi R8 LMS ultr....