Peugeot returns to sportscar racing

Peugeot returns to international top level of sportscar racing. The PSA Group has announced their entry to the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2022 onwards. They will run in the new Hypercar category, with a brand new, not yet announced hybrid car. Toyota and Aston Martin have already opted on the new rules, and will be running from season one of the new regulations. The programme will start from the 2022/2023 season, so their first 24 Hours of Le Mans will be in 2023. That will be on the 100…

Read More

G-Drive plus other Asian news

Since our latest update regarding participating teams in the Asian Le Mans Series, even more entries have arrived. G-Drive Racing will also be racing in Asia. Roman Rusinov is once again the backbone, bringing the Russian roubles, and the orange colour, but unlike at ELMS and Le Mans for the last couple of years, it will be with a different team. TDS Racing has been their partner lately, but it will be Algarve Pro Racing in Asia. The team will run under the G-Drive Racing by Algarve banner. Rusinov will…

Read More

AF Corse disqualified – Porsche wins

AF Corse Ferrari #51 has lost their GTE Pro victory at the 4 Hours of Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round. At the post-race technical scrutineering, the car was found to be bellow the minimum clearance of 50 mm. The lack of height wasn’t equal in both sides, but the left side of the car only. The team pointed out to the scrutineers, that there had been a contact on the left side during the race, but when the car was lifted up, there was no dripping fluid, nor any…

Read More

MSR and Harvey confirmed for the next two years

Meyer Shank Racing are ready for full seasons in NTT IndyCar Series 2020 and 2021. The team started competing regular in the Indycar series in 2018, where they did 6 selected rounds. That was extended to 10 in 2019, but the goal has always been to do a full season. That is possible from 2020 onwards thanks to Autonation and SiriusXM, who will sponsor the Honda powered #60 with Jack Harvey behind the wheel. The MSR team have worked with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports so far, but since they will be…

Read More

Historic qualifying in Shanghai

The Qualifying for the 4 Hours at Shanghai International Circuit was run this morning European time. 31 FIA World Endurance Championship cars had made the trip to China, where Proton Competition Porsche #78 was back in the field again, after having competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the year. The GTE cars were first out on track for their 20 minutes of qualifying. The aforementioned #78 had an early spin, but Louis Prette swiftly resumed. Team Project 1 Porsche #56 were the first to put down…

Read More

Indonesian team in the Asian LMS

Asian Le Mans Series will once again add to the list of participating nations in the series. When the 2019/20 season starts later this month in Shanghai, there will be an Indonesian team on the grid. T2 Motorsports will enter the GT category with a Ferrari 488 GT3, driven by Italian Christian Colombo, and the two Indonesian drivers  David Tjiptobiantoro and ex-Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto. Haryanto has been coaching Tjiptobiantoro for the last few years, after he ended his F1 career, and they have raced in the Blancpain GT…

Read More

Inter Europol Competition finalizes line-up

Inter Europol Competition has finalized their line-up for the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20. The Polish team, with a bit of help from the German mechanics at Keese Motorsport, has put Jakub Smiechowski in the LMP2 car #34 together with Mathias Beche and James Winslow. Smiechowski has been a fixed member of the team for the last few seasons, and was part of securing the LMP3 title last season, which gave the team their Le Mans entry. Beche drove for the team at Spa Francorchamps and in Portimao in the…

Read More

No changes at Acura Team Penske

There will be no changes at Acura Team Penske in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The championship winning DPi team from this season will once again field Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor in #7, with Alexander Rossi as an extra driver at the endurance rounds. The defending champions Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya in #6 will be joined by Simon Pagenaud, when the races last longer than the standard 2 hours and 40 minutes. The team is currently testing at Daytona International Speedway to prepare for the coming season,…

Read More

Penske acquires Indy

Penske Corporation has acquired Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), the NTT IndyCar Series og IMS Productions. IMS was built back in 1909 by Carl Fisher, who ran the track until 1927, with Eddie Rickenbacker as the new owner. Hulman & Company has owned the track since 1945, that founded the Indy Racing League in 1996, being a competitor to CART on the single-seater side of American motorsport. Penske Corporation has previous owned other race tracks, buying Michigan International Speedway back in 1973. Penske has also been a promoter of several races,…

Read More

More entries for Asian LMS

The entries for Asian Le Mans Series keep coming in. ARC Bratislava will once again compete in the LMP2 championship, which the team won last season. Two out of three drivers remain the same. Team owner Miro Konopka will be joined by returning Kang Ling, and a newcomer Andreas Laskaratos. The Greek driver will drive a Ligier JS P2 for the first time, after competing in LMP3 class in European Le Mans Series earlier this year. RLR MSport is another LMP2 team, coming up in their ORECA 05. John Farano…

Read More

Hypercars to run on Michelin

When the new Hypercars will take it to the track in summer 2020, they will all be running on Michelin tires. ACO has signed a 3-year deal with the French manufacturer, so everybody will run on the same brand in the new category, which slowly will take of the position of LMP1 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans. All current LMP1 cars are running on Michelin anyway, but we don’t have to go further back than 2016 to have Dunlop active in the…

Read More

MSR with power pairing

Meyer Shank Racing have announced their first driver pairing for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. And it’s quite a power pairing in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo #86. The newly crowned GTD champions will keep Mario Farnbacher onboard, while they have signed Matt McMurry as his new teammate. That will be the third season for Farnbacher at MSR, where he started out as an endurance driver, until he got a full season seat in 2019 – where he grabbed the title in his first go. McMurry won the LMP2…

Read More

McLaren hires two young drivers and sacks veteran

Arrow McLaren Schmidt Peterson has announced their drivers for the 2020 season in the NTT IndyCar Series. They have decided to hire two young drivers, leaving no space for one of the veterans in the field. Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew will be the two full season drivers for the 2020 season. Mexican O’Ward did 7 Indycar races in 2019 for Carlin, before Red Bull signed him, and send him off to Japan for the Super Formula (previously known as Formula Nippon). The original plan for the 2018 Indy Lights…

Read More

More Le Mans slots taken up

More and more slots for the 24 hours of Le Mans 2020 are taken up. A total of 43 entries have been handed out so far. But one thing is the amount of entries handed out – a completely different thing is the teams taking up their invitations. Because it is just invitations, and the entry fee still has to be paid. The 31 full season entrants from the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 are all secured a ticket for the race, with it being the finale in the World…

Read More

New teams and name changes in Asian LMS

More and more teams are announcing their plans for the Asian Le Mans Series  2019/20. Eurasia Motorsport enters two cars. Aidan Read and Nick Foster will race one of the Ligier JS P217 cars, under Eurasia Motorsport banner. The pair will be joined by a yet unnamed third driver. The second Ligier will be running under the Eurasia Racing New Zealand name with Nobu Yamanaka, Daniel Gaunt, Masataka Yanagida and Nick Cassidy behind the wheel. Cassidy won’t be doing the opening race in Shanghai, so he will be replaced by…

Read More

Action Express cuts down and shuffle line-up

Action Express Racing will only be entering a single car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The team has run the Mustang Sampling #5 and Whelen Engineering #31 colours for the last few seasons. Car #5 will no longer run, after Mustang Sampling has decided to end their sponsorship. Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were the two full-season drivers on the car in 2019. Albuquerque will move into the #31, where he will be the endurance driver, at the longer rounds, alongside Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani, who got…

Read More

Adjustments to the Formula E schedule

There are some adjustments to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule for Season 6. There has been quite a bit of mixing and matching to the original schedule, that was released 4 months ago. The opening round and season finale has been left unchanged, but plenty of changes mid-season. We got an almost two-month long break from the opening round in Saudi Arabia until Chile, with another month until the next race in Mexico. The next few races are split by two or three weeks, until a one months…

Read More

Confirmed: Magnussen ends Corvette career

After plenty of rumours for the last few weeks, we have gotten the confirmation now – Jan Magnussen ends his Corvette Racing career. The Dane has raced for the American team since 2004, where he was called up as the third driver in the endurance races. He won the GTS category at Le Mans straight away, followed by another two wins in 2005 and 2006. He won the GT1 category in 2009, for the final time so far, but was back on the podium in 2014 and 2017 again, at…

Read More

Change of starting time for Le Mans 2020

There will be a change to the starting time of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans. We have seen the race start at 15.00 CET for the last few years, but the tricolore will be waved at 16.00 CET instead, next year. The ACO haven’t given any official reason to the change, but since the European Football Championships runs on the same time of the year, there might be a clash that is being avoided with this move. The announcement happened today, on which the ticket sales started. Many…

Read More

Ericsson makes switch to CGR

Marcus Ericsson has found a new home in the NTT IndyCar Series 2020. The 29 year-old Swede will be racing for Chip Ganassi Racing, in a third car, alongside countryman Felix Rosenqvist and the five-time Champion, Scott Dixon. Ericsson raced for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2019, after this 5 year streak in Formula 1 ended after the 2018 season. The Arrow SPM team will be racing with Chevrolet engines, and a connection to McLaren, with the Swede not fitting into those plans. He finished as third best Rookie in…

Read More