|12C GT3 Now Approved To Race In North America, As Pirelli World Challenge Confirms Eligibility|
|•12C GT3 is eligible to race in the Pirelli World Challenge Series •Pirelli World Challenge supports the IZOD IndyCar series •McLaren has claimed five back-to-back Can-Am titles (1967-71) and three Indy500 victories (1972, 1974, 1976) in an illustrious racing history in the North American market The McLaren 12C GT3 has been confirmed as eligible for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), by the series organisers following a strong competitive debut season in Europe. This announcement means that the British-built racer is now able to compete in North America for the first time. The 12C GT3 enjoyed a promising 2012 season, claiming 19 victories and a further 19 podium finishes, and has been enhanced further for the 2013 season. These upgrades are designed to further optimise the performance of the car in the more varied conditions found in global championships. The enhancements are evident through the updated bonnet and ducting, designed to ensure that the 12C GT3 can run competitively in higher temperatures than those experienced during 2012. The Pirelli World Challenge, now in its 24th consecutive season, is one of North America's leading production car-based racing championships, and is a support series for the IZOD IndyCar calendar. Each race is a 50 minute sprint, and sees the grid visit some of the leading purpose-built tracks and street circuits across the USA and Canada. The series is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses. McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh said: 'McLaren has a very distinguished racing history in the United States, contesting and dominating the iconic Can-Am series with a record 43 race victories and five championships from 1967 to 1971, courtesy of our founder Bruce McLaren himself and his team-mate Denny Hulme. 'We also won the legendary Indy 500 race three times – in 1972, 1974 and 1976 – courtesy of Mark Donohue and Johnny Rutherford. 'Bearing in mind the Stateside successes of those four McLaren legends, it's particularly pleasing to note that the McLaren 12C GT3 has now been approved to run in the Pirelli World Challenge – the sports car racing series that follows the IndyCar calendar. 'The 12C GT3 enjoyed plenty of success throughout the last year, proving itself to be a true contender and claiming victories in a number of different championships across the world. 'It will be a true testament to the enduring power of Bruce McLaren's legacy to see the McLaren brand make a return to racing in North America on a regular basis throughout 2013, the year in which we're celebrating the marque's 50th anniversary.'|
|SPIRIT AND PASSION ABOUND IN SHANGHAI ON FIRST DAY OF LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEOOctober 18, 2014, Shanghai (China) – Today was something of a homecoming as the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia, presented by Automobili Lamborghini and Swiss luxury watchmaker Blancpain, returned yet again to the Shanghai International Circuit.|
Today's event was enhanced by the attendance of the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann and all Lamborghini Board members, showing the emphasis Lamborghini places of Shanghai as part of the Super Trofeo as wel....
|PORSCHE SPORT DRIVING SCHOOL CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY• Driving with safety, precision, and awareness|
Atlanta. What began 40 years at the Hockenheimring race track in Germany accompanied by the sound of boxer engines and squealing tires, and the smell of rubber, oil, and gasoline laid the foundation for today's Porsche Sport Driving School. This workshop, geared towards performance oriented drivers, provided the skills needed to drive Porsche vehicles to the fullest potential through an enjoyable learning process.
The idea turne....
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS SCCA RUNOFFS RECAP• Mazda Racers Shine at Racing's Biggest Club Event|
October 13, 2014 (MONTEREY, Calif.) — Mazda club racers added five more championships to the cumulative Mazda tally at the 51st annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs this past weekend. Making this years' competition even sweeter for the Mazda racers was the venue, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
'Having the SCCA Runoffs at our home track was a very special time for everyone at Mazda,' said John Doonan, director of Mazda Mot....
|HONDA, ACURA RACERS CLAIM FOUR SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS◾Honda-powered Formula F racers sweep podium, top eight positions|
◾Honda, Acura drivers also claim titles in STU, STL and H Production
◾Six additional Honda, Acura podium results complete successful 'Runoffs'
10/13/2014 - SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Honda and Acura racers won four Sports Car Club of America national titles, including a third consecutive Formula F title, in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
A total of 48 Honda and Acura racers, one o....
|DAUGHTERY, JACKSON LAND NISSAN ITS 96TH AND 97TH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT 51ST SCCA RUNOFFS AT LAGUNA SECA• Podium sweep in GT3, six overall podiums net strong showing at annual classic|
David Daughtery may long be remembered for winning his eighth Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National title at Laguna Seca this weekend, but it was a sportsmanlike act of kindness shown a first time competitor that won the veteran racer praise from fellow SCCA racers.
On Friday afternoon, Daughtery drove his yellow Nissan 370Z from pole position to an impressive win in the T3 category, briefly losing ....
|1956 Sebring 12 Hours: Musso Impresses on American SoilHaving more than proven himself within the 2.0-liter category with the factory Maserati team, Luigi Musso makes the short trip west from Modena to Maranello to drive for Ferrari. This would be a big step up in performance, for car and driver. Here Musso's real talent would need to be realized. Otherwise, the Italian would find himself an estranged patriot without a home. But, on American soil, the young Italian would find his place. |
The Roman Musso had had an impressive run with Maserati. Af....
|VOLKSWAGEN EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH CHINESE JOINT VENTURE PARTNER FAW GROUP FOR FURTHER 25 YEARS◾Agreement signed in Federal Chancellery in presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel|
◾Volkswagen and further Chinese joint venture partner SAIC agree on new proving ground in Xinjiang province
◾Prof. Dr. Winterkorn: 'Together with its strong partners Volkswagen is focusing on innovation, eco-friendly technologies and excellently trained employees in China.'
◾Cooperation with Ministry of Education: Centers of competence for teacher training to be set up t....