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Risi Ferrari was «struggling to outperform GTD cars»

Up against two-car factory teams from Corvette, Porsche and BMW in the GT Le Mans division, the Risi Ferrari shared by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra struggled for pace throughout the race, albeit kept on the lead lap by ca

Mostert: Rolex 24 victory “biggest win since Bathurst”

Mostert shared the GTLM class-winning RLL-run BMW M8 with John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Augusto Farfus. The event featured an often frantic duel with the two works Porsche 911s, that was only decided in the final hour of the race.“Incredible! The last feeli

Busch enjoys Rolex 24 debut, but “too soon” to speak of return

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Busch finished ninth in the GTD class in an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3, but the team was never a factor in the battle at the front of the 18-car field. He completed four driving stints for more than six hours behind the wh

Newey thrilled by “fantastic” Daytona win on U.S. debut

Newey teamed with Ben Hanley, Colin Braun and Henrik Hedman in the DragonSpeed Oreca-Gibson and spent almost six hours behind the wheel. It was only the second 24-hour sportscar race of Newey’s career, having raced at Le Mans in 2018, and it was also his fi

Wayne Taylor: Rolex 24 success record should lead to Le Mans

Taylor’s Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R won the event by over a minute, despite a one-minute stop/hold penalty for passing the red light at the end of the pitlane, and a further setback with a power-steering issue, which caused Ryan Briscoe to ma

PMR scores Lamborghini’s third Rolex 24 GTD win in a row

His driver line-up of Andrea Caldarelli, Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis fought off stiff competition from fellow Lamborghini squad GRT Magnus – which included some fierce wheel-to-wheel racing between the two Huracans on Sunday morning – and

New Corvette C8.R “will be a winning machine”, says Garcia

The Corvette didn’t quite have the consistent pace of the newest version of the Porsche 911 RSR, nor the GT Le Mans class-winning BMW M8, but it was close enough to be contending for a podium finish due to an off-strategy plan. Indeed, the #3 C8.R’s faste

Newest Renault junior completes Prema F3 line-up

Piastri took seven wins, four podiums and five pole positions for R-ace GP in 2019 to join a list of Eurocup champions which includes the likes of Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas and Lando Norris. Now Piastri will join the Prema team which wrapped up the teams

Rolex 24, Hour 24: Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac wins again!

Kobayashi steered the Konica Minolta #10 entry across the line 65sec ahead of the polesitting #77 Mazda RT24-P driven by Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Olivier Pla.The triumph keeps alive Cadillac’s 100 percent winning record in the classic IMSA WeatherTe

Rolex 24, Hour 22: GTLM battle heating up, WTR retains lead

Following a pitstop at the 2hr-to-go mark, the #912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber has just wrested the GTLM class lead from the #24 Rahal Letterman Lanigan run BMW M8 which John Edwards had held before handing off to Jesse Krohn. However, the black Bimmer re

Zarco: Lorenzo's Ducati wins «very positive for me»

The double Moto2 world champion signed a deal directly with Ducati to join the customer Avintia squad aboard a GP19 late last year, despite initially shunning the link and branding Avintia “not a top team”.Zarco endured a troubled half-season on the KTM l

Rolex 24, Hour 20: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads after WTR drama

The race’s fourth caution period was required just 10 minutes into the 19th hour as the #74 Riley Mercedes of Felipe Fraga, which had just had a new battery fitted after an electrical shutdown, ploughed off the track at the International Horseshoe. Onboard

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville wins season opener for Hyundai

Hyundai driver Neuville was in imperious form on Sunday, winning both stages in the first loop, and he maintained that dominance as he won the 18.41km La Bollene Vesubie - Peira Cava test, 1.4s ahead of the Toyota Yaris of Ogier.It looked like Ogier was goin

Rolex 24, Hour 18: WTR lead grows further by sunrise

Sunrise at Daytona International Speedway coincided with the news that the current green-flag period is the longest in Rolex 24 history, surpassing the previous record of 245 laps established in 2018. The lack of cautions also means the distance record of 80

Rolex 24, Hour 16: WTR stretches out sizable lead

After Kobayashi's pass on Joao Barbosa's JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to take the lead, the Japanese driver had built a lead of more than 30 seconds when he pitted towards the end of the 15th hour to hand over the #10 WTR car to van der Zande.The g

Marko: Verstappen's maturity «far above average»

Verstappen has just signed a long-term deal that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 outfit until the end of 2023, with his sights firmly set on winning the world championship.Marko is full of praise for the young Dutchman, who he says has qualities that

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville leapfrogs Toyota duo

Neuville carried his strong form into the final day to dominate the morning loop, winning the opening SS13 stage.That stage win meant he closed the gap to leader Evans down to 1.4s, and overhauled Sebastien Ogier for second place in the process.In the followi

Rolex 24, Hour 14: Kobayashi retakes lead for WTR

The battle between the top two cars overall tightened significantly after Kobayashi took over the #10 WTR Cadillac DPi-V.R just after the 12-hour mark, as the Japanese driver rapidly eroded the advantage of the JDC-Miller MotorSports Caddy of Joao Barbosa.Som

Rolex 24, Hour 12: JDC-Miller Cadillac leads at halfway

Just after the 10-hour mark, the order at the head of the field was shuffled once more by the third full-course yellow of the race, triggered by the #19 GEAR Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Tatiana Calderon stopping on track with a fuel pump problem.Tha

Rolex 24, Hour 8: Second caution shakes up order

Renger van der Zande handed over the WTR machine to Dixon while holding a narrow lead, and the five-time IndyCar champion stretched the advantage over his first stint of the race.But when Cameron Cassels parked his LMP2 car in the wall, Dixon brought in the #

Rolex 24, Hour 10: Cadillac v Mazda battle rages on

Following the end of the second caution period of the race, in which the #77 Mazda RT24-P did not pit, Oliver Jarvis led briefly before coming in to hand over to Tristan Nunez, handing the advantage back to IndyCar ace Scott Dixon in the #10 WTR Cadillac DPi-

Rolex 24, Hour 6: Cadillacs to the fore as night falls

The first caution of the race came out with 19hrs16min to go following a clash between Alex Riberas’ Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage and Eric Lux in the Precision Performance Lamborghini Huracan.When the pits reopened, that allowed Simon Pagenaud – 

Rolex 24, Hour 4: Prototype dramas leave Pla in comfortable lead

Kobayashi’s Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R outbraked Tristan Nunez’s #77 Mazda RT24-P for the lead on Lap 101, with 2h46min of the race done, and 15mins later Nunez stopped with a 3.5sec deficit to the leader. The WTR stop seven laps later saw Kobay

Back injury rules Herbert out of TRS season

The 21-year-old crashed at the start of Saturday's qualifying session, hitting the tyre wall on the outside of the main straight just seconds after coming out the pits.She was conscious and responsive while being extricated from the car by medical crews, befo

Rolex 24, Hour 2: Mazda and Porsches lead opening stints

Oliver Jarvis immediately pulled out a lead over his Prototype opposition from the start, and co-driver Tristan Nunez is continuing his fine work.In second is now the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Ryan Briscoe, while third is defending IMSA WeatherT

Penske talks of Le Mans return after IMSA/WEC rules convergence

Penske has raced twice at Le Mans: once as a driver in 1963 (starting from pole position with teammate Pedro Rodriguez), and then as a team owner in '71 – running Ferraris on both occasions.Last year, Penske told that a return to Le Mans was

Rolex 24: 2020 Daytona 24 Hours is go!

A strong challenge for overall honours is expected to come from reigning Rolex 24 winners Cadillac, while Acura chases its first win here for the ARX-05 that won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last season.In GTLM, Porsche is the clear favourite,

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans stays at front, Neuville closes in

Evans went into the afternoon loop 4.8s ahead of his Yaris teammate Ogier, but lost all of that advantage as Ogier went second fastest in the St Ledger Les Melezes - La batie Neuve stage, leaving both drivers tied for the lead as they went into the final run

Russell: Foundations for recovery took longer than expected

Williams’ 2019 season got off to a bad start when its FW42 missed the start of pre-season testing and it quickly became clear the car was uncompetitive and well off the back of F1’s midfield battle.Chief technical officer Paddy Lowe left the team, which w

What R-Motorsport Aston's exit means for DTM

As recently as the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race in November, ITR chairman Gerhard Berger was “relaxed” about R-Motorsport’s short-term future in the series. The DTM head honcho cited R-Motorsport’s order for spares - related to the series’ common part

LMDh first step towards single formula in WEC, IMSA

IMSA and WEC promoter and Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest outlined a vision on the LMDh announcement on Friday for a further convergence of the regulations by the middle of the new decade. The LMDh cars, based on the next generatio

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans retakes lead from Ogier

Ogier had started the morning with a 1.2s lead over his teammate, and extended it by 1.6s in the opening SS9 stage, but Evans fought back in the La Breole-Slonnet loop to win the stage by 7.6s and take the lead of the rally by 4.8 seconds.Hyundai driver Thier

Renault lacked «force» to harness £15 million investment

The French car manufacturer faced some difficult times in 2019 in the wake of an upgrade it brought to its home race in Paul Ricard not delivering the step forward it had hoped for.That prompted a major internal review of the organisation, with the team comin

Matsushita set to stay in F2 despite losing Carlin drive

Matsushita had initially been expected to return to the Japanese domestic scene after falling short of his target to finish in the top four of the championship last year, the minimum threshold required for him to obtain a Formula 1 superlicence.However, he wa

Indy Pro champ Kirkwood joins Andretti Indy Lights team

Kirkwood has had a phenomenal run of success in junior formulas over the last three years. He won the 2017 F4 US Championship with Cape Motorsports and the 2018 F3 Americas championship with Abel Motorsports before switching to the Road To Indy programWith Ca

IMSA and ACO announce Prototype rules convergence in 2022

The decision means prototypes that compete in the U.S. sportscar classics at Daytona and Sebring will also be eligible to race at Le Mans.The official statement reads:The ACO and IMSA have together established the basis for joint regulations to govern the ne

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier grabs lead from Evans

Six-time WRC Monte Carlo Rally winner Ogier closed in on Evans by topping the first two stages of the afternoon’s three-stage loop, and then on the final stage of the day got ahead of Evans by 1.2 seconds to lead a Toyota 1-2 at the rally’s halfway point.

Kiefer cancels Supersport plans in «another severe setback»

Kiefer, which won the 2011 Moto2 crown with current Honda MotoGP tester Stefan Bradl, had slimmed down to a single intermediate-class entry for 2018-19 and then lost its place on the grid as part of a wider reduction.The team, run solely by Jochen Kiefer sinc

Rolex 24: Kobayashi fastest in final practice before race

Kobayashi rattled of a series of strong laps in the #10 Cadillac DPi, ending with 1m35.340s before he pitted.Helio Castroneves was second fastest in the #7 Acura that crashed at the Bus Stop in the hands of Ricky Taylor yesterday working down to within 0.393
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