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|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.|
| Ferrari Challenge Europe Rolls Into The Czech Republic For Round TwoFerrari Challenge Czech's in to Brno|
Brno, - The Ferrari Challenge Europe rolls into Brno in the Czech republic this weekend for the second round of the championship.
Local interest will be provided by Scuderia Praha lead driver and dealer principal Robert Pergl (No.11), who will compete in the Trofeo Pirelli category. The team will also enter 2 cars in the Coppa Shell category for Slovakian drivers Jakubik (No.188) and Kukacka (no.190).
Pergl is a highly experienced Ferrari race....
| NISSAN AND PLAYSTATION ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER GT ACADEMY PROGRAMLONDON and PARIS - Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have revealed that the innovative GT Academy competition will return for a fifth season. GT Academy 2013 will be the biggest yet, with more countries than ever before participating and the online gaming element of the competition set to be run in July on a demo of the hotly-anticipated Gran Turismo®6 game exclusively on PlayStation®3.|
Since its inception in 2008, the highly acclaimed virtual-to-reality competition has att....
| ELMS - 9 FERRARI'S HEAD FOR HOME RACE IN IMOLAMaranello 16 May - The second round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) arrives at Imola this weekend and nine Ferrari 458 will take to the grid.|
By far the most popular car in the GTE category is the 458, Ram Racing have entered two cars for Silverstone pole sitters Johnny Mowlem and Matt Griffin and a second for American hot shots Gunnar Jeanette and Franck Montecalvo. JMW have one car for Andrea Bertolini and Joël Camathias. After a difficult round at Silverstone, AF Corse return with t....
| Aston Martin Set To Take Nürburgring 24 Hours By Storm◾Debut of Aston Martin Bilstein Vantage GT3 at the Nordschleife|
◾Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S set to make history with zero CO2 emission lap
◾Close-to-production V12 Vantage targets class honours
Aston Martin heads to the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring (N24) in Germany this weekend (18-20 May) with three very different race cars – an international championship-winning V12 Vantage GT3, a record-breaking Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S and a close-to-production specification V12 Vantage.
|Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announces new version of the gaming classic Gran Turismo®: Three of the latest AMG vehicles celebrate their digital premiere in Gran Turismo® 6With the combined power of more than 1400 hp, Mercedes-Benz is taking to the starting grid of Gran Turismo® 6 with three of its latest models. All set to provide pure excitement and fascination in the new version of the gaming classic for the PlayStation®3 are three high-performance vehicles from AMG: the SLS AMG GT3 producing over 367 kW (more than 500 hp), the E63 AMG producing 410 kW (557 hp) and the A45 AMG producing 265 kW (360 hp). In addition to the three new vehicles, no fewer than 21 fu....|
| Af Corse To Take Part In Asian Le Mans Series With 458GtMaranello, 14 May – AF Corse will tackle a quartet of races in Asia, as the team is to compete in the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series. The 458 GT3 from the Amato Ferrari-run team will be entrusted to an Italo-Australian team made up of Andrea Bertolini, Michele Rugolo and Steve Wyatt, who will race in the GTC category.|
There are four rounds on the calendar in this series, which gets underway in South Korea at the new Autopia circuit, near Inje on 4 August. It then moves to Japan (Fuji, 22 Septembe....
| SNOW CLAIMS RACE ONE VICTORY AND FOURTH CONSECUTIVE POLE AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECAMonterey, Calif., (May 10, 2013) - The first race of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama at the American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón got off to an exciting start this afternoon as the green flag dropped on the 24-car field, and incident on the first lap of competition immediately put a new 'spin' on the action.|
There was an immediate full course caution as the car No. 20 of Effort Racing's Sloan Urry apparently dropped two wheels off track exiting Turn 2 and made contact with the....
| PORSCHE ON FRONT ROW IN ALMS GT QUALIFYING FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE EVENTNew Long/Core Porsche and Sellers/Team Falken Tire Porsche 2nd and 3rd|
Monterey, Calif. - Patrick Long (USA) took the new CORE autosport team Porsche 911 GT3 RSR onto the front row of the grid in qualifying for tomorrow's American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Long, who will share the Porsche with British driver Tom Kimber-Smith, finished less than a tenth of a second off the time of the pole-sitting Ferrari, was enthusiastic as he spoke about the effort of the whole ....