|De Retour! Viper Set for Return to 24 Heures du Mans With SRT Motorsports|
| • Two factory-supported SRT Viper GTS-Rs will compete in famous 24-hour endurance race in France in June |
February 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - It's official: Viper will return this year to the stage of some of its most impressive past road-racing performances – the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. SRT Motorsports today accepted an invitation from the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) to field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the LM GTE Pro class of the 2013 24 Heures du Mans, June 22-23, officially returning the Viper sports car to one of the most prestigious automobile endurance races in the world. The Viper finished one-two at the 24 Heures du Mans in GTS class competition three consecutive years – 1998 to 2000. 'Racing is truly a part of the illustrious history of Viper and a proving ground for the SRT brand,' said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. 'Historically the Viper GTS-R has enjoyed great success at Le Mans, so we couldn't be more excited and proud to accept the challenge to return to France and continue composing the next chapter in the history of Viper racing at such an historic venue.' Beth Paretta, Director of Marketing and Operations – SRT Brand and Motorsports, and SRT Motorsports driver Marc Goossens were on hand at today's press conference in Paris to officially accept the invitation. 'The new SRT Viper GTS-R represents a rebirth for us in road racing by bringing an elevated level of technical sophistication to the track,' Paretta said. 'The invitation to return to the 24 Heures du Mans gives SRT Motorsports and the SRT Viper GTS-R the opportunity to compete on a stage with the best sports car teams from around the world.' SRT Motorsports teamed with Riley Technologies, based in Mooresville, N.C., on the design-and-build process of the SRT Viper GTS-R. Two identically prepared cars returned to competition last year at Mid-Ohio, the first of four test-and-tune races in preparation for a full 2013 schedule in the GT class in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. In addition to Goossens, drivers returning to the SRT Motorsports lineup for 2013 will be Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito. Additional team announcements will be revealed at a later date. The Viper's successful racing heritage began in 1996 with its first racing entry, the original GTS-R, which earned five international GT championships and the 1997 to 1999 FIA GT championships in addition to the three consecutive one-two finishes at the 24 Heures du Mans in the GTS class. The Viper posted an amazing overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000 – the first for a production-based American car. Viper also captured GTS class and driver's championships in ALMS competition in 1999 along with the series' class, manufacturer's and driver's championship in 2000 before retiring from the series. About SRT and SRT Motorsports The Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots. The SRT lineup in the 2013 model year features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 are joined by the SRT flagship Viper and Viper GTS models, which are making their highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market. The engineering expertise within SRT extends well beyond its high-performance street vehicles. Technical support for the Chrysler Group's various racing programs is provided by the astute engineers at SRT Motorsports, where lessons learned on the race track directly translate to improved vehicles for the company's customers.
|DELTAWING TECHNOLOGIES INC. NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS• Six-Member Governance Team On Board to Guide Company's Business Growth, Organizational Structure, and Future Success|
Hoschton, Ga., March 3, 2014 – Georgia-based DeltaWing Technologies Inc. announced the formation of the company's board of directors. The six-member board includes auto industry, government, and business talent with nearly two centuries cumulative corporate, government and motorsports experience.
DeltaWing Technologies Inc., based in the North Metro-Atlanta c....
| MARDENBOROUGH - NOT FINISHED WITH SPORTSCARS YET - ADDS US DEBUT TO INCREDIBLE RACING YEAR•GT Academy winner to contest 12 Hours of Sebring|
•Nismo Driver Exchange program continues with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing
•Mardenborough makes US test debut
SEBRING, FL, USA (21 February 2014) - Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough received the biggest news of his career earlier this week with the announcement that he will contest Formula One feeder series GP3 in 2014; but now the young star is also set to make his North American race debut.
The 22-year-old Mar....
| SRT MOTORSPORTS SEBRING WINTER TEST REPORT• No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R Records Third-Fastest Overall Lap in GTLM|
February 21, 2014, Sebring, Fla. - The SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R recorded the third-fastest overall GTLM-class lap time of 2:00.496 (111.738 mph) during two days of testing at Sebring International Raceway that concluded on Friday in preparation for the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring, March 12 – 15.
SRT Motorsports drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Marc Goossens parti....
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◾Kimber-Smith Fastest In PC For 8Star Motorsports
SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2014) – Sébastien Bourdais and Action Express Racing picked up right where they left off after winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona by setting the fastest lap Thursday on the opening day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Sebring International Raceway.
Bourdais drove the No. 5 Corvette DP around Sebring's historic 3.74-mile road co....
|PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA LEADS OPENING GTLM TESTING AT SEBRING◾Porsche 1-2, Top Eight Cars Separated By Less Than One Second|
◾Cameron Fastest in GTD in Turner Motorsport BMW Z4
SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2014) – Porsche North America carried momentum from its GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona to Sebring International Raceway on Thursday, posting the two fastest times on the opening day of a two-day TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test.
Joerg Bergmeister ran the fastest lap of the day in the morning ses....
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◾Latest Racing Application of Production-Based Honda V6 Engine
◾Two-Team HPD Effort In TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
02/20/2014 - SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Honda Performance Development Thursday announced a new, 3.5-liter racing application for the versatile, production-based Honda V6 engine found in a wide range of Honda/Acura passenger cars and light trucks and now raced in multiple categories worldwide.
The Honda HR35TT twin....