|McLAREN HEADS DOWN UNDER TO DEFEND BATHURST CROWN AS BEN BARNICOAT JOINS GT DRIVER ACADEMY|
|The McLaren 650S GT3 will return to Mount Panorama circuit in Australia next month with four customer team-run entries confirmed for the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour. The race will also mark the competitive debut outing of Ben Barnicoat who joins the McLaren GT Driver Academy for 2017.
20-year-old Ben Barnicoat joins the McLaren GT Driver Academy after impressing in single-seater racing over the past few seasons. Barnicoat is supported by the prestigious Racing Steps Foundation – a private non-profi...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 TO START MOTUL SEPANG 12 HOURS FROM THE FRONT ROW|
|Factory Driver Alvaro Parente secured P2 on the grid for customer team K-PAX Racing ahead of this weekend's Motul Sepang 12 Hours, continuing his strong season with the US-based team. After progressing through the qualifying sessions to the Top 15 shootout, the Portuguese driver set a blistering laptime of 2m 02.764s driving its #9 McLaren 650S GT3 – just 0.130s off pole.
Parente's best lap in the session driving the 650S GT3 – which he has claimed six race wins this season, helping secure th...[Read more...]|
|CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING McLAREN LINE-UP FOR MOTUL SEPANG 12 HOURS ASSAULT|
|McLaren Factory Drivers Côme Ledogar, Alvaro Parente and Shane van Gisbergen have been confirmed to take on the 2016 Motul Sepang 12 Hours next month in Malaysia. The all-pro line-up have claimed no fewer than five championship titles between them this season with the 650S GT3, and will join the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge champions K-PAX Racing to take on one of the most challenging GT endurance races on the calendar.
In what has been the most successful season of GT3 racing for McLaren to ...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 CLAIMS DOUBLE AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP AT HIGHLANDS PARK|
|Continuing the rich vein of form, the McLaren 650S GT3 has won a further brace of championship titles in one weekend. Customer teams Darrell Lea and Tekno Autosports claimed the CAMS Australian GT Championship and the Australian Endurance Championship respectively, marking the ninth and tenth titles won by McLaren to date during the 2016 GT season.
The season-ending race weekend for the two series took place at Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand. The Australian GT Championship double-he...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 SECURES TRIPLE HONOURS DURING DRAMATIC PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE TITLE DECIDER AT LAGUNA SECA|
|In his debut season racing in North America, McLaren Factory Driver Alvaro Parente has claimed the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Driver Championship with the 650S GT3 in a dramatic season finale at Laguna Seca. Crossing the line second, Parente secured the title as McLaren took the Manufacturer Championship and customer team K-PAX Racing won the GT Teams Championship. A post-race penalty for the race winner then saw Parente inherit the overall race win – his sixth of the season.
Parente arrive...[Read more...]|
|SHANE VAN GISBERGEN CONFIRMED AS McLAREN GT FACTORY DRIVER FOR 2016 SEASON|
|McLaren GT has confirmed that Shane Van Gisbergen will be retained as a Factory Driver for the 2016 season. The New Zealand-born racer will return to the wheel of the 650S GT3 for selected races across Europe, alongside his other commitments in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship.
With two wins in the Blancpain Endurance Series, a home win at the Highlands 101 and a famous clean sweep at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race, Van Gisbergen firmly established himself as one of the leading l...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 SECURES MAIDEN CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TEO MARTIN MOTORSPORTS AFTER DOMINANT BARCELONA WEEKEND|
|The McLaren 650S GT3 claimed its first championship over the weekend in Barcelona as McLaren GT customer team Teo Martin Motorsports secured the International GT Open Championship title, and also saw the first victory for the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme. A hard-fought double podium finish for factory driver Alvaro Parente and teammate Miguel Ramos secured the championship, while Young Driver Andrew Watson took overall victory in the weekend's opening sprint race alongside Fernando Monje. A...[Read more...]|
|DEBUTS AND REUNIONS FROM BENTLEY AT 2014 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED|
|◾Continental GT3 race car primed for Goodwood Hill
◾Debuts for Continental GT V8 S and new Flying Spur V8
◾Rare reunion of great Bentley Le Mans cars confirmed
(Crewe/Goodwood, 20 March 2014) Bentley announces an exciting line-up of cars today for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 26-29) and offers a unique display of the best in British luxury and performance.
Power and dramatic speed will be showcased by the new Bentley Continental GT3 race car on Goodwood's famous hill ...[Read more...]|
|McLaren GT Strengthens Factory Driver Line-Up With The Addition of Adam Carroll For 2013 Season|
|McLaren GT continues preparations ahead of the 2013 season with the announcement that Northern Irish racing driver Adam Carroll has joined the team as a factory driver for the 2013 season.
30-year old Carroll made the move to GT racing last season, contesting select rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series. This followed on from a successful career in single-seat racing, where he contested the highly competitive GP2 championship, and was also crowned 2009 A1GP World Champion.
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|McLaren GT Confirms Details of Enhanced 12C GT3 To Compete Globally in 2013|
|•Additional production run of the 12C GT3 confirmed to compete globally
•Revisions designed to improve overall efficiency and reliability
•12C GT3 competitive debut season summary available to view at the official McLaren Automotive YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/72jgg4BqYsY
As was confirmed at the close of last year, McLaren GT will produce further examples of the 12C GT3 available to compete in the 2013 season. These new models are eligible for all GT3 championships and, for the fir...[Read more...]|