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|The scene has been set for a dramatic showdown in the 2012 British GT Championship with a group of cars all in with a shot at the title at the season-closer in three weeks' time. This weekend's race at Silverstone produced a mixed result for many of the title contenders, not least the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 that finished in eighth place after a three-hour long battle at Silverstone.
The No.35 Nissan GT-R is still in third place in the championship but the scores are so close that the Donington race looks set to become a winner-takes-all event.
Even though it was Jann Mardenborough's 21st birthday last weekend, the young Nissan racer didn't get the winner's trophy this time out. With many of the top runners receiving time penalties for various on-track misdemeanours, the No.35 Nissan GT-R wasn't left out and had a few too many trips to the 'naughty step'.
The weekend started well for the team and Jann qualified the GT-R in ninth place against the professional racers in the series. His team-mate Alex Buncombe took the start and was up to third place by lap four and then took third just a couple of laps later. It looked like they would be able to climb up the order and take a top result but then the penalties began to come. The main issue was with drivers running too wide at Copse corner but that extra bit of tarmac was far too enticing for most of the cars on track today, one of which got caught out six times!
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◾Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars among the top ten
Ingolstadt/Nürburg, May 20, 2013 – The customer teams of last year's winner Audi experienced one of the toughest events of the Nürburgring 24 Hours this year. Heavy rain forced race control during the night to interrupt the race for more than nine hours. Numerous accidents caused a treacherous mix of oil, ....
| Aston Martin Celebrates Centenary At Nürburgring 24 HoursNürburgring, 20 May 2013 – Aston Martin's weekend of centenary celebrations at the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours (N24) concluded this evening (Monday 20 May) with a thrilling top-ten result for its Bilstein-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 and a historic finish for its unique Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S in one of the most grueling 24-hour races in recent years.|
In a weekend that started with the British luxury sports car maker entering the history books with a zero CO2 emissions hydrogen-power....
| 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.
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| 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....