|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.|
|PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE, ROUNDS 13 AND 14, SONOMA, CALIFORNIASonoma, California. Ryan Dalziel, Michael Mills and Jack Baldwin scored two class victories and three runner-up positions between them in Rounds 13 and 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge this past weekend at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma. On Saturday, Michael Mills (Angleton, Texas) added to his points lead in the GT-Amateur (GT-A) class by sprinting to a fourth straight victory in his EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R. Ryan Dalziel (Winter Park, Florida) finished second overall in GT class in ....|
|DYSON RACING TEAM BENTLEY TO RACE SECOND CONTINENTAL GT3 IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE• Car number 88 will enter the line-up at Sonoma Raceway|
• Bentley Boy Guy Smith to pilot second Bentley; joins Butch Leitzinger
(Poughkeepsie, NY / Herndon, VA 21st August 2014) Dyson Racing Team Bentley announces a second Continental GT3 will enter the Pirelli World Challenge beginning with this weekend's Round 13 and 14 races. Bentley Boy Guy Smith will pilot the number 88 car in a double header race weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24.
|OAK TREE GRAND PRIX AT VIR. PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS PRE-EVENT NOTESWhile the Porsche 919 Hybrid competes for overall victories at Le Mans and in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the likelihood of a GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entry of winning against the Prototype (P) class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is slim. However, for the first time this year, and in recent memory, the Porsche 911 RSR will have a chance at the overall race win when the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR takes place on Sunday, August 24. The two-hour and 45-minute event marks the fi....|
|CONTINENTAL GT3-R MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT 2014 PEBBLE BEACH◾Limited edition Bentley Performance Model to be shown during Monterey Auto Week|
◾Complete Bentley product range on display at the Home of Bentley
(Pebble Beach, 11th August 2014) Making its North American debut at this year's Pebble Beach is the new Continental GT3-R – the most dynamic and fastest-accelerating Bentley ever produced.
Inspired by Bentley's race-winning Continental GT3 race car, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley's race and road proven 4.0 litre V8 engine. Bentley engin....
|POLE POSITION FOR AUDI DRIVER LAURENS VANTHOOR IN HOME ROUND AT SPA◾Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in position one|
◾Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in the top five spots on the grid
◾Sixth row for the Le Mans winners
Ingolstadt/Spa, July 25, 2014 – The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has achieved a perfect starting base for the Spa 24 Hours. The #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be starting the race from position one on the grid on the 90th anniversary of the endurance event. In the super pole qualifying session for the top 20 participants, the Belgian team, with the B....
|THIRD AUDI VICTORY IN SPA 24 HOURS◾Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins with Rast/Vanthoor/Winkelhock|
◾Third 24-hour race success by Audi within six weeks
◾Laurens Vanthoor new leader of the Blancpain Endurance Series standings
Ingolstadt/Spa, July 27, 2014 – Audi has won the world's toughest GT3 race at Spa. In the battle of eleven marques and 60 participants, the R8 LMS ultra prevailed for the third time in four years in the classic race in the Ardennes that celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. The Belgian Audi Cl....
|CONTINENTAL GT3 PROVES ITSELF AS 24-HOUR RACER• Both Continental GT3 cars finish the Total 24 Hours of Spa in top 20|
• Reliability and pace both confirmed on 24-hour debut
• Both cars suffer bad luck in the opening hours
• 24-hour race disrupted by safety cars and red flag
• Both Bentleys battle back to commendable finishes in P13 and P17, equating to P9 and P11 in the PRO class
(Spa, 27th July 2014) Bentley's Continental GT3 racer proves itself as the next generation of Bentley endurance machine with a strong finish for both ....
|M-SPORT BENTLEY CHARGES THROUGH THE ORDER AT SPAAfter difficult start, both Continental GT3 make great progress|
• At the half way point, Car #7 sits in P15 and Car #8 in P29
• Drivers report cars are running well in the cool night air
(Spa, 27th July 2014) As the Total 24 Hours of Spa reaches the half-way point, 12 hours in to the race, the two Continental G3 racecars of M-Sport Bentley sit P15 and P26 after continuing to recover well from an unfortunate start. More importantly, Car #7 sits P9 in class, meaning that the car scores....