All change at JMW Motorsport

JMW Motorsport will enter the European Le Mans Series with a brand new set of drivers behind the wheel. Experienced racer Gunnar Jeannette will be the lead driver on the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo #66, while young Finley Hutchison and gentleman driver Rodrigo Sales will complete the line-up. Jeannette has been driving sportscars for almost a lifetime, with everything between GT and LMP cars. He was a part of the Panoz team with both their GT2 car, and the ground pounding LMP900 “Batmobile”. With a lot of experience to his…

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Formula E postpones Rome ePrix

ABB FIA Formula E Championship has chosen to postpone the race in Rome. The race was planned to go ahead on the fourth of April on the streets of Rome, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy in particular, there has been a dialogue between the series and the local authorities, and they took the decision not to race. The press release from the series states that work for an alternative date is ongoing, but with a compact Formula E calendar in the coming months, it’s unlikely to happen…

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Eurasia makes early European appearance

Eurasia Motorsport will be arriving early in Europe, ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team with Philippines roots have decided to enter the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps on 25 April, before continuing to France for the 24 hours race, for which they received the entry a week ago. Daniel Gaunt and Nobuya Yamanaka will compete at both Spa and Le Mans, while Nick Cassidy only will do Belgium, while his seat will be taken by Shaun van Gisbergen in France. Cassidy isn’t able to do the…

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29 cars in LMC 2020

29 cars have been entered for the Michelin Le Mans Cup 2020 season. The 29 cars are divided into 11 GT3 cars and 18 LMP3 cars. The majority of the teams are returnees from last year, but there are a few new names. Iron Lynx enters a pair of Ferrari 488 GT3 cars. The name might be new in sportscars in 2020, but they have relation to the 2019 Kessel Racing outfit. One of the main persons behind the team, and not least the all-female car in ELMS, Deborah Mayer.…

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Dominant victory in Marrakesh

ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 had made its trip to Marrakesh in Morocco, for the fifth round of the season. The drama already started in the qualifying, when championship leader Mitch Evans didn’t post a time. The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team made a mistake, so he crossed the line for his flying lap a fraction too late, and therefore not getting a laptime at all. A huge mistake, in an attempt to start the flying lap at the very last moment. There were troubles at DS Techeetah too, where…

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Entry list for Le Mans 2020 revealed

The entry list for the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been announced tonight, and that was without any major surprises. There will once again be 62 cars entered, with the two tents at the start of the pitlane being erected again, while the rest of the teams will be allowed to stay in the permanent concrete garages. There were 75 entries for the 62 places, and with 10 cars on the reserve list, only 3 have not gotten anywhere near an entry. We pretty much…

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Wright Motorsports with an extra car

Wright Motorsports will enter an extra car at the sprint rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team already participates in the full GTD season with a Porsche 911 GT3 R, with Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long as the full-season drivers. They are joined by Anthony Imperato at the endurance rounds, and Imperato will be one of the drivers in the second car at the sprint rounds. He will be joined by Jeroen Bleekemolen. The Dutchman has raced for many years with Ben Keating, but with Keating currently racing…

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Pigot in two Indycar races in 2020

Spencer Pigot will do two NTT IndyCar Series races in 2020. The American racing driver has signed a contract with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl Autosport outfit, where he will race the GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 – i.e. the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the first part of the team name is well-known, the Citrone/Buhl is a brand new collaboration between Tom and Robert Citrone plus Robbie Buhl. Citrone has a connection to the NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers, while Buhl is a former Indycar…

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GT Masters driver announcements en masse

The ADAC GT Masters teams are slowly starting to announce their 2020 drivers. With two months left until the season opener, we already have a lot of names set in stone. The defending champions from HCB-Rutronik Racing Audi will return with their championship pair Patric Niederhauser and Kelvin van der Linde. Both drivers in the team’s second car has also been renewed, with Dennis Marschall and Carrie Schreiner getting their second season for the team. They finished the season off with a podium at the Hockenheim weekend. Their goal is…

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Alonso officially confirmed for Indy 500

After many months of speculations, it’s finally confirmed: Fernando Alonso will drive the 104th Indianapolis 500, which will be run on 24 May 2020. The 38-year-old Spaniard will race for Arrow McLaren SP, in the team’s third car for the Indy 500. The rumours have been floating around for months, and through a big part of last fall and during the winter, and everything pointed towards Andretti Autosports. There was however a small issue, since they race with Honda engines, and Honda in Japan still haven’t forgotten the less than…

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Test drivers for Marrakesh announced

ABB FIA Formula E Championship is once again hosting a test day on Sunday, the day after Round 5 of the 2019/20 season has been run. The test is the so-called Rookie test, so none of the usual or former Formula E drivers is allowed to participate in the test. But there are names on the list with quite a lot of Formula E miles under their belt. DS Techeetah has opted to call up James Rossiter, who has been a test- and development driver for the team for several…

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6 hours of close race in Texas

FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 had come to the fifth round of the season, which would be run at Circuit Of The Americas near Austin, Texas. The COTA track replaced the planned race at Interlagos in Brazil, that was decided back in December. On the other hand, the series was back to this particular track in the US, which was the race in the states before it got moved to Sebring, Florida. Rebellion Racing #1 with Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna started the race from Pole Position, ahead…

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Nerve wrecking qualifying in Texas

The qualifying for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 was run shortly before sunset at Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas. First out were the 7 GTE Pro cars, and 11 GTE Am cars for 20 minutes. The GTE Pro category had a guest entry from Corvette Racing #63, who will participate in the COTA race, and the Sebring FIA WEC race next month. They have called up Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller, who are well-known faces at the yellow team, to race their new…

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Excitement until the final lap in Thailand

There was excitement until the very final lap of the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 season finale, which was run at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. Three out of the four titles were still open at the start of the race, with several contenders in these categories. The qualifying yesterday made it even more exciting, with none of the championship leaders taking Pole Position in their respective categories. Thunderhead Carlin Racing #45 with Ben Barnicoat, Harry Tincknell and Jack Manchester had Pole Position in LMP2, ahead of Eurasia…

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Afternoon qualifying in Thailand

After a busy and very wet Saturday at the third round of Asian Le Mans Series at Sepang circuit in Malaysia, the team moved north to drive for the second week in a row. This time at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. The weather was typical Asian weather, with sunshine and over thirty degrees Celsius. Just as last week, there were twenty-three cars ready to start this weekend. The first ones to do their qualifying were the six GT cars, for their fifteen-minute session. Buriram is one of the…

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Four GT subs in Asian LMS

There will be four substitutes present in the six GT cars at the Asian Le Mans Series 2020/21 season finale this weekend in Buriram. The four replacements are due to the date clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship, which is run at Circuit Of The Americas. The FIA WEC race should have been three weeks ago in Brazil, but that race was cancelled, and replaced by the COTA race in Texas, USA. So Alessandro Pier Guidi in Spirit Of Race Ferrari #51 will be replaced by the new Ferrari…

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At least three races for Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe will do at least three races in the NTT IndyCar Series 2020 season. The Canadian has made a deal with Andretti Autosport, where he will race car #29. His first race will be the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis road course early May, Indy 500 at the end of May, and the Texas 600 on early June. Hinchcliffe lost an otherwise secure seat at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM), when McLaren got involved in the team, resulting in a change from Honda to Chevrolet engines. Hinch is synonymous…

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Aston Martin puts Hypercar programme on pause

Aston Martin will put their planned FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar programme on pause indefinitely. The British car manufacturer has stated that it’s down to the LMDh category being introduced, and will wait and see what the future brings. It is, however, no secret that AM has had quite a few problems with their economy, which has resulted in Lawrence Stroll investing a lot of millions in the team, plus bringing the name in Formula 1 in 20201, with the Racing Point being renamed Aston Martin Racing. His son, Lance…

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Hörr in, DHH out

Laurents Hörr will have his FIA World Endurance Championship debut this weekend at COTA. The 20 year-old German racing driver replaces David Heinemeier Hansson at Team Project 1 Porsche #56, where he will drive together with  Egidio Perfetti and Matteo Cairoli. Hörr won the Michelin Le Mans Cup 2019 in the LMP3 category for DKR Engineering, and has already been confirmed to race with them again, in their upcoming European Le Mans Series in the LMP3 category. The collaboration between DHH and Team Project 1 got off to a bad…

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Plenty of driving errors and material damages in Mexico

ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 had come to the fourth round, that was run at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. The track, as always, was the shorter version of the one Formula 1 uses, but the layout was longer this time than the previous years, which hopefully would create more chances for overtaking. Andre Lotterer had taken Pole Position, which was the first for the TAG Heuer Porsche team in their debut season. Mitch Evans in Panasonic Jaguar Racing was P2, Nyck de Vries in Mercedes-Benz EQ was…

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