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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Intense finish to the 2019 IndyCar season

The final in NTT IndyCar Series 2019 was run at the returning WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, which was back on the calendar for the first time in fifteen years. Already in the qualifying, there was a reference to the past. Colton Herta, the son of Bryan Herta, had taken Pole Position ahead of Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, James Hinchcliffe and Simon Pagenaud. Thus all four championship contenders were in the top six: Newgarden, Rossi, Pagenaud, and Dixon. As it was in the previous seasons, there would be double…

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