Rookie test returns to FIA WEC

FIA World Endurance Championship will reintroduce the rookie tests for young talents, to get a test in a Championship winning sportscar. The test was most recently run i 2017 in Bahrain, where drivers like Pietro Fittipaldi, Thomas Laurent, Rinus Van Kalmthout (Rinus Veekay) and Alfonso Celis Jr got a chance to test a LMP or GT car. The 2019 selection will have Job van Uitert in a works Porsche 911 RSR-19. That will be somewhat of a downgrade for the flying Dutchman, who won the LMP3 Championship in the ELMS…

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Corvette reveals new race car

Corvette Racing has finally revealed their brand new race car. There have been talks about it for almost two years, and a lot of rumours and speculations have been floating around – Daytona 24 hours 2020 will be the race debut for the brand new C8.R GTLM racer. The car was first shown to the public yesterday evening American time, at a special event at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Tommy Milner was the only current Corvette Racing driver present, so it was his #4 that was…

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Calado new driver at Jaguar

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will have a new driver in the car, when the 6th season of ABB FIA Formula E Championship starts in November. 30 year-old James Calado will team up with Mitch Evans, and thereby replace Alexander Lynn, who took over the seat halfway through the previous season, after Nelson Piquet Jr. left the team. This will be the fourth season for Jaguar in the Formula E series, but they are still lacking some major results, other than a single podium in their second season, and a single win…

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Le Mans winners enter Petit Le Mans

The Petit Le Mans race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will get another car with an awesome set of drivers. Risi Competizione will finally return to the racing tracks, after only running at Daytona and Le Mans this year. The Ferrari 488 GTE car has been parked in the garage ever since. The American team with Italian roots have got a bit of a super team to race in the car, for the 10 hours race. It will be the 2019 Le Mans winning crew from GTE Pro – James…

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KEO Racing aiming at LMP2

KEO Racing has big plans for 2020. They have got their hands on a used Dallara JSP217 Gibson, aiming at running in the European Le Mans Series. The team has participated in the Michelin Le Mans Cup this year, including the Road to Le Mans race at Circuit de la Sarthe, as a part of the support programme for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They still plan to race their LMP3 car, if there are interested drivers, who can bring the necessary budgets. You need to have a Bronze…

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ADAC ready for 2020

ADAC has announced the majority of it’s 2020 schedule 6 of the 7 rounds are exactly the same as in 2019, for ADAC GT Masters, and in almost the same order. The majority of th races will run on the same weekends as this year. The season starts once again in Oschersleben at the end of April, before the series visits Most and Red Bull Ring prior to the summer break. After two months of holiday due to the Olympic Games and the European Football Championships, Nürburgring and Zandvoort will…

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More entries for the Asian LMS

The entries for the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 keep getting announced. It was announced earlier this rummer that Nielsen Racing would enter Tony Wells and Colin Noble in one of their Norma M30 LMP3 cars, while Rob Hodes and Garett Grist have just been announced in the second car. Both drivers arrive from United Autosports, where they share #23 in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Grist has already participated in the Asian LMS, where he finished second in the Championship last year. Hodes and Grist will have a yet…

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Juncos returns to IMSA

Juncos Racing finally returns to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, when Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is back in two weeks’ time. The team enters with a brand new Cadillac DPi-V.R, after their original car was totalled in a crash at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park back in July. Rene Binder and Will Owen will be joined by Spencer Pigot, who gets his debut in the Cadillac car. But he is far from being a rookie in the IMSA series. He raced for Mazda from 2016-2018 as the third driver,…

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Nothing decided in ELMS until the last lap at Spa

The fifth round of European Le Mans Series was run at Spa Francorchamps track in Belgium, and it was an insane race, where all three classes’ winners were first found at the very end of the four-hour race. Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson in United Autosports #22 had taken Pole Position in the LMP2 category, ahead of Will Stevens, Rene Binder and Julien Canal in Panis Barthez Competition #23, and Duqueine Engineering #30 with Nico Jamin, Pierre Ragues and Richard Bradley. High Class Racing #20 with Dennis Andersen and Anders…

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Herta remains at Harding Steinbrenner Racing

Colton Herta will remain at Harding Steinbrenner Racing in 2020, but with even closer ties to Andretti Autosport. The HSR team were new in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2018, where they struggled their through the season with a single car at most of the rounds. At the final round of the year, they had two cars running – one for Colton Herta, and another one for Patricio O’Ward. The plan was for them to race like that in 2019, but it was announced prior to the season, that the…

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Indonesia new Formula E country

ABB FIA Formula E Championship will add another new country to the schedule, when the series goes to Indonesia in 2020. The race on 6 June will be run on the streets of Jakarta, which is one of the most traffic congested cities in the world. The most common form of transport isn’t cars but motorbikes, but it still adds to poor air quality. So there is a big need of thinking green in this specific country, and the hope is to put focus on that by running an electric…

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6 returnees on ELMS and LMC schedules

The European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup have the same 6 events on the schedule in 2020, as in 2019 – but with some changes. The last two seasons had started at Paul Ricard in France, but that will be Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, which gets the honour of hosting the Prologue and the first round. That will happen in the first week of April, while Monza runs one month later. The majority of the teams will have a two months break, so there are room…

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DTM ready with 2020 schedule

DTM has made quite a shake-up regarding their 2020 calendar. Two brand new tracks out of 10 race weekends, and it’s a long time since there has been that big changes to the schedule. Hockenheim has traditionally been the opening round, since the DTM series was “re-launched” in Year 2000 – but that won’t happen in 2020. Zolder will be hosting the opening round in April, before we go to Lausitzring. Race 3 is TBA so far, but the series hints at a big surprise – Kimmi Ring in Finland…

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Müller new Dragon driver

GEOX Dragon has announced that Nico Müller will be the new driver for the team. The American team with base in Silverstone, England, has grabbed up the Audi Sport works driver, to race the second car of the team next to Brendon Hartley. The team will run their own Penske EV-4 drive train, and will be fighting directly against Audi, which run their own team with Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt. Rumours instantly started rolling regarding Müller – was he dropped by Audi Sport, after he definitely lost out…

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Team LNT swap drivers in Japan

There will be some swapping and changing, when Team LNT runs the FIA World Endurance Championship race in Fuji. Luca Ghiotto will be the new driver in #5, which he will share with Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley, while #6 will be driven by Charlie Robertson, Mike Simpson and Guy Smith. The two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER cars will once run without Chris Dyson, since he has a date clash in the American Trans-Am series, that he also races in. The series were indirectly the cause of him not being able…

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DS Techeetah with a new driver

DS Techeetah has announced a new their second driver, next to the now double ABB FIA Formula E Champion, Jean-Eric Vergne. And that is quite a high profile name. Antonio Felix da Costa has signed a multi-year deal with the Chinese team, with the French drive train, having run 54 Formula E races to date. He didn’t participate in the opening round of the series, but has only missed two rounds ever since. He has been with Amlin Aguri, turning into Andretti, turning into BMW Andretti for all the seasons,…

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Carguy ready in Asia

Carguy are ready for the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series season. The Japanese team, located close to Fuji International Speedway, are the defending champions in the Asian series, where they won four out of four races during the 2018/19 season, and therefore winning an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team finished 5th out of 16 entered cars, which was a really good debut for them. The team will be supported by AF Corse, who will run the yellow Ferrari 488 GT3. Team owner Takeshi Kimura will…

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The winner at Nürburgring disqualified

Sometimes it takes a long time to get to the end point. That is certainly the case in ADAC GT Masters, where the race result from Nürburgring race two back in August, has changed. The winner, Orange1 by GRT Grasser Lamborghini #82 with Rolf Ineichen and Franck Perera, has been disqualified due to a wrong dimension of the air restrictor on their car. That elevates KÜS Team75 Bernhard #17 with Timo Bernhard and Klaus Bachler to the first place, ahead of Kelvin van der Linde and Patric Niederhauser in the…

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Whelen Engineering ready for 2020

The 2019 season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship haven’t even finished yet, but the plans for 2020 are already slowly but surely being announced. Whelen Engineering has confirmed that they once again will sponsor the Action Express Cadillac #31, at Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr will continue to race for them. The sponsor with the red and white colours has been the naming sponsor on the car since 2015, but both drivers are relatively new in that comparison. Nasr started with the team in 2018, where he ended up…

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New technology gets race debut at Spa

The Michelin Le Mans Cup returns to the race tracks, when their fifth round of the year will be run at the Belgium track of Spa Francorchamps. The field will consist of 32 cars, which is three up from Barcelona. The teams have had a summer break of two months, before they return next weekend. We have gone up to 12 GT3 cars, with HB Racing, Kessel Racing and Scuderia Villorba Corse bringing two Ferrari’s and a Lamborghini to the field, that already has Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Aston Martin cars.…

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