|HEXIS RACING CLAIMS MOMENTOUS DOUBLE VICTORIES WITH NEW 12C GT3|
|McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing claimed first victories for the MP4-12C GT3 this weekend with back-to-back wins at the Circuito de Navarra in Spain. A dominant performance by reigning FIA GT1 World champions Hexis in qualifying and the championship race places the French team in second position in the series after three rounds. The weekend's qualifying session saw a strong start from the #1 12C GT3, driven by Fred Makowiecki (FRA) and Stef Dusseldorp (NLD). The duo dominated the race throughout and crossed the line more than 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. This result secured an all-McLaren 12C GT3 front row lock out, and another impressive performance from both driver pairings again saw Makowiecki and Dusseldorp lead from lights to flag, while the #2 12C GT3 driven by McLaren GT driver Alvaro Parente (PRT) and Grégoire Demoustier (FRA) battled hard and claimed fourth place. All the action from the FIA GT1 World race in Spain may be watched again at: http://youtu.be/cz2sGeJLZ34 McLaren GT Project Director Andrew Kirkaldy said: 'I am delighted for Hexis Racing and its drivers following their spectacular team performance in Spain. I am equally pleased for the team at McLaren GT who have been dedicated to supporting all of our clients in the debut competitive season of the new 12C GT3. This is a fantastic result for all involved, and it is great to see our combined efforts have helped one of our customer teams to the top step of the podium. We have worked hard on the development of the 12C GT3 in the lead up to, and throughout the start of, the 2012 season, and it is important that we maintain our dedication to ensuring every one of our customer teams realises the potential of their new race cars. With the first victory for the 12C GT3 now secured, our engineers will focus their efforts on comprehensively supporting all of our customer teams and ensuring the 12C GT3 is equally rewarding for all of our clients.' Fellow McLaren GT customer team Lapidus Racing also showed strong performance with the debut of the 12C GT3 in the International GT Open at the Nürburgring in Germany. The orange and white-liveried 12C GT3, driven by team owner Klaas Hummel and McLaren GT development driver Adam Christodoulou, showed consistent pace throughout the weekend's two races, and the team claimed a double-fourth place finish. McLaren GT official team kit now available to order through the McLaren Shop New for the 2012 season is the launch of the new McLaren GT Collection – a stylish range of clothing and accessories finished in black with subtle grey and striking McLaren Orange detailing, as worn and used by the McLaren GT racing team. The range comprises durable and versatile leisurewear including polo shirts and waterproof jackets, as well as other accessories to appeal to all motorsport fans. Prices for the McLaren GT Collection start at £19.95, and the full range is available to order online through the official McLaren Shop – www.mclarenshop.com.|
|WISCONSIN'S NIC HAMMAN DOMINATES FINAL RACE TO WIN NISSAN GT ACADEMY SEASON 4• 21-year old Wisconsin Native Prevails Over 11 Other North America Finalists in Battle of Speed, Strength and Soul at Silverstone Circuit; Embark on Racing Career as NISMO Athlete|
SILVERSTONE, UK – For a kid who grew up in the shadow of one of America's most beautiful racing circuits, this win was the culmination of one dream and the beginning of another. Nicholas Hamman of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin outlasted 11 finalists at the legendary Silverstone circuit in England to be crow....
|AUDI: GROWTH ALSO IN MOTORSPORT◾Audi Sport's activities will feature even greater diversity in 2015|
◾Le Mans prototypes and DTM as top-level commitments
◾New race car for GT racing and racing series for rookies
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 17, 2014 – AUDI AG is proud of another year of record sales. In motorsport, the brand with the four rings is poised for growth as well. The world of Audi Sport which, in addition to the motorsport commitments in factory-backed and customer sport, includes the RS models, the A....
|AUDI CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESSFUL RACERS◾More than 500 guests at Audi Sport Finale 2014 in Neckarsulm|
◾Le Mans victory, DTM titles and numerous successes in GT racing
◾Audi R18 e-tron quattro for Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 18, 2014 – At the Audi Forum Neckarsulm, with more than 500 guests in attendance, Audi celebrated the Audi Sport Finale 2014, the Audi motorsport squad's traditional close of the season. The evening was centered on the success achieved in the 2014 season and bid an emot....
|IMSA BECOMES MEMBER SANCTIONING BODY OF SFI FOUNDATION• Membership Allows IMSA To Benefit From SFI's Equipment Safety Standards |
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has formalized a membership agreement with the SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) in which IMSA will adopt certain SFI Quality Assurance Specifications to enhance safety at IMSA events.
SFI is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for the quality assurance of specialty performa....
|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....