Seoul Formula E track revealed

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the track for their brand new event in Seoul. The track will be used for the first time in the 2019/20 season, where the electric series will visit South Korea for the first time. The race will be held in the area that hosted the Olympic Games in 1988. They will race past the Olympic swimming arena and baseball stadium. And the success from Mexico City will have a bit of a twist here. The cars will race into the Olympic Athletics…

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Hankook extends DTM contract

The Korean tire manufacturer Hankook has signed a new deal with Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. The new deal runs until the end of 2023, so there will be stability on the tire supplying side of things. Hankook started delivering tires for DTM in 2011, where there hadn’t been any tire war since the series was re-launched in Year 2000. Dunlop had been sole tire supplier for the first 11 seasons. Hankook entered the DTM in 2011 to promote their brand. They were bidding on becoming Formula 1 tire supplier around the…

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6 Hours of IMSA at Watkins Glen

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was back after the Le Mans break, where all the classes came to Watkins Glen for Sahlen’s Six Hours Of The Glen. Beside the usual IMSA championship it was also a part of Michelin Endurance Cup, which consists of the longer races on the calendar: Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. The race was six-hour long and thus some of the teams brought an extra driver. Mazda Team Joest #77 with Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard had taken Pole Position among the Dpi…

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Steaming hot Austria race for PMSC – updated

Following a one month break, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup was finally back on track. Red Bull Ring in Austria was hosting the third round of the 2019 championship, with three very young drivers starting at the front. Julien Andlauer had grabbed Pole Position ahead of Larry ten Voorde and Dylan Pereira, before the double Supercup Champion Michael Ammermüller brought some age and experience into fourth. The 30 cars blasted up towards Turn 1, which went surprisingly smooth. Ten Voorde was in the lead for a short time, before Andlauer…

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Norma enters Asia

When the Asian Le Mans Series gets underway once again in November 2019, there will be a new brand in the LMP3 category. So far we have only had Ginetta, ADESS and especially Ligier, but now we are going to have at least one Norma chassis running. The British team Nielsen Racing will bring a Norma M 30, but they are working on getting a second car on the grid as well. The team already knows the Asian LMS, where they raced two cars under the Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen banner. That…

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Algarve Pro Racing with new line-up

Algarve Pro Racing will have a new driver line-up in the second part of the European Le Mans Series 2019. Olivier Pla will join the team, and will be racing in #25 together with John Falb and Andrea Pizzitola. The team says goodbye to Mark Patterson, at least for now. Patterson was unlucky to get injured at Monza in a testing accident ahead of the ELMS round on the same track. That resulted in him having to miss both the Monza race and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The…

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55 green laps at Road America

NTT IndyCar Series had come to the tenth round of the reason, which was run at Road America track near Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin. Colton Herta had taken Pole Position ahead of Alexander Rossi, Will Power and championship leader Josef Newgarden. The two Rahal Letterman Lanigan drivers Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato started from P5 and P6. Thus it was Andretti Autosport in the first row (Harding Steinbrenner Racing works together with Andretti), Penske second row, and Team RLL in the third row. Some people swapped places through the first…

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Close race on narrow Swiss track

Round 11 of ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 was run in the Swiss town of Bern. It’s the second year a row where the city hosts a Formula E race, but it was a completely different track compared to last year. The track this year was much narrower, so the drivers knew beforehand that the qualifying would be important – even more important than usual in the electric series. Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne had taken Pole Position, ahead of Mitch Evans, Sebastien Buemi, Pascal Wehrlein, Maximilian Günther, Sam Bird,…

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Linnemann gets World RX debut

Danish driver Ulrik Linnemann will get his debut in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, when the 6th round of the season will be run on 5-7 July in Höljes. The racer from the Northern part of Denmark has raced in the Super 1600 European Championship for several years, which was a supporting series at the World RX at many of the European rounds. He switched to the European Championship for Supercars last year, but that was a bit of a tough nut to crack in his Volkswagen Polo, which was…

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2 cars DSQ – ongoing investigation – updated

The race result of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 has had two significant changes. Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA #68 and Keating Motorsports Ford #85 are both disqualified from the race due to breach of the fuel capacity regulations, which is specified in the BOP for the race. It’s still quite limited regarding the informations, but ACO has just sent out a short statement, in which they inform that the rest of the results are still provisional, which indicates that more investigations are ongoing. Ford #68 originally finished…

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Toyota, Signatech, Porsche and Porsche are champions

The 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 was also the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018-19. We wanted to honour the various champions in a separate article, so they didn’t just drown in the other article about the race itself. Toyota Gazoo Racing #8 with Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso are the winners of the LMP World Endurance Driver Championship. Jose Maria Lopez, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway in Toyota #7 finished second, while Gustavo Menezes and Thomas Laurent finished third in the Championship with Rebellion…

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Jarvis: “It’s just a top quality field

It’s not an unusual sight to have the Oliver Jarvis name on the 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list, but in 2019 it’s on the GTE Pro and not a LMP1 or LMP2 car, as it’s been in the past. Racing24-7.net caught up with him on Thursday afternoon, to have a small chat about challenging race that lays ahead in the blue Risi Competizione Ferrari #89 in the GTE Pro category. “Unfortunately we’ve had quite a difficult build-up. We didn’t get many laps in the pre-test. So we arrived…

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Enjoyable Saturday race at Le Mans

The second Road to Le Mans race of the week, which counts towards the Michelin Le Mans Cup 2019, was run on Saturday morning at Circuit de la Sarthe. Lanan Racing #25 with Michael Benham and Duncan Tappy had grabbed Pole Position ahead of DKR Engineering #3 with Francois Kirmann and Laurents Hörr, and RLR MSport #15 with Freddie Hunt and Martin Vedel Mortensen in third. The GT3 category had Mikkel Mac on Pole Position together with Fabien Lavergne in the Luzich Racing Ferrari #71, with Kessel Racing #8 driven…

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Non dramatic Warm-Up signals good race

It was a Warm Up without any drama for the 24 hours race at Le Mans. The most dramatic thing that happened was Bykolles Racing Team #4 having a tour through the gravel by the Dunlop bridge, and Car Guy Racing that missed the first chicane on the Mulsanne Straight. We have otherwise seen big problems in Warm Up, but luckily not this year. Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 with Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez in #8 were the two fastest cars in LMP1, a couple of seconds…

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Formula E 2019/20 schedule announced

ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced their 2019/20 racing schedule. The majority of the races are current events, but South Korea is a new addition. London returns after a few years out. And then we have two TBC races on the calendar so far. The race on 14 December clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship race in Bahrain, so that puts drivers like Sebastien Buemi and Sam Bird in a difficult situation, if they choose to continue at Nissan e.dams and Envision Virgin Racing respectively – that is…

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ACO confirms the new regulations

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has confirmed the new Hypercar regulations, which will start from the season 2020/21. They held a press conference today Friday, putting a bit more meat on the board regarding the regulations, with just about 13 months until the cars will hit the track in an official session for the first time. It’s a very broad set of rules for the new top category in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The cars can either be based on a road going hyper car, being converted into a racing…

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33 cars confirmed for FIA WEC 2019/20

33 cars are confirmed for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season 2019/20. There are many returning teams in the field, as well as some new names. The drivers haven’t been announced, only the teams. Rebellion Racing, Team LNT, Toyota Gazoo Racing and SMP Racing will all show up with two cars. Team LNT has Lawrence Tomlinson as their team boss, and he’s also the boss for Ginetta. They have chosen to come with two cars. So, eight cars in total. United Autosports is the only one with Ligier model…

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Graff loses Pole Position

Graff #39 has lost Pole Position for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The French team had taken first position with Vincent Capilliare, with the Frenchman doing the perfect lap. We don’t know if he was too busy celebrating all the way into the pits, or if there were other reasons for him not stopping – but he certainly went past the weight bridge, even though officials were standing and waiving at him. The weight is located in a tent at the pit entry, and has very good signage,…

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Bomarito: “We just need to get it done”

Jonathan Bomarito is the newest member of the Ford Chip Ganassi team at Le Mans, joining full season regulars Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx in the #67 car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Racing24-7.net had a talk with him on Wednesday, about the programme, and a bit about his American programme as well. Has it been tough for you to transition into a GT car again? “Yes and no. The last time I was driving a GT car was in 2014, so it’s been almost six years. But…

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Nerve-wracking third qualifying – updated

A lot of things changed in the last and deciding qualifying for the 24 hours race at Le Mans – but we’ll get to it later. Not even fifteen minutes had past, when BMW Team MTEK #81 could no longer continue. Nicky Catsburg lost control of the car in the Ford Chicane and violently hit the tire wall, and the car had to be transported back to the pits. When the track got greenflagged , it only lasted for a few minutes before there was a red flag. Rebellion Racing #1…

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