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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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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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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Weather also affected WEC

After yesterday’s European Le Mans Series race with a surprising weather, løb with overraskende vejr, the same thing also happened for the first round of the new season for FIA World Endurance Championship, which was run at Silverstone. Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez had taken the Pole Position, ahead of #8 with Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, with Rebellion Racing #1 with Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna in P3. Amongst the LMP2 cars it was Racing Team Nederland…

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Weather playing a big part at Silverstone

The weather gods were out to play, when this season’s fourth round of the European Le Mans Series was run at Silverstone in England. DragonSpeed #21 had taken Pole Position, with Henrik Hedman, Ben Hanley and James Allen, followed by United Autosports #22 with Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque, and IDEC Sport #28 with Paul Loup Chatin, Paul Lafargue and Memo Rojas. M Racing #19 with Yann Ehrlacher, Lucas Legeret and Laurent Millara had taken Pole Position in LMP3, ahead of Ultimate #17 with Matthieu Lahaye, Jean-Baptiste Lahaye and Francois…

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Close qualifying for ELMS

The qualifying for European Le Mans Series race at Silverstone was a close affair. Firstly, the GTE cars got a ten-minute session. The special thing about Silverstone is that the ELMS cars are in the old pitlane, while the qualifying exit was from the new pitlane. It meant that the drivers only had half a lap before they were on a new flying lap. Proton Competition #88 was the fastest car, after all the drivers had set their first laptimes. Nicklas Nielsen got the honour to drive the Luzich Racing…

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Dramatic Friday for ELMS at Silverstone

It was a dramatic day for European Le Mans Series at Silverstone in Great Britain. Actually, the first free practice affected the rest of the day, not just for ELMS, but also FIA World Endurance Championship. It wasn’t more than a thirty-minute session in FP1, before Carlin #45 with Jack Manchester had a serious incident in the Stowe corner, at the end of Hangar Straight. The cars come around with about 275 kph, where a defect on the car caused it to continue forward, only slowed down a little. Manchester…

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Toyota slowed even further at Silverstone

The time where Toyota Gazoo Racing can win without much opposition is most likely over. At least there has been made further steps to slow them down, when the first round of the 2019/20 season will be run this weekend at Silverstone in Great Britain. When the teams raced at Spa Francorchamps, the Toyota TS050 – Hybrid would have to weight 904 kg. Rebellion Racing were allowed to run at 824 kg, whereas SMP Racing would have to run at minimum 833 kg. The difference was that the turbo charged…

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JOTA with late driver line-up changes – updated

JOTA Sport has been forced to change their driver line-up, for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season, just one week before the start of the season. Pastor Maldonado has sadly dropped out of the LMP2 seat in the #38 car. He came with this short statement today: “Hello everyone. First I want to thanks all of you for the amazing support that you give me every day. I want to inform that officially I’ll not participate this season together with my teammates Roberto Gonzalez and Anthony Davidson in Jota…

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CORE saying goodbye to DPi

CORE autosport has two races left, before they are saying goodbye to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in DPi. Team owner Jon Bennett has chosen to retire from racing for now, and will shut down the DPi part of the team. The team also runs the GTLM programme as works team for Porsche, but they will keep that programme running. CORE autosport started in the American Le Mans Series in 2011, where they ran a two-car team in the LMPC category, and won the title in their maiden season, followed…

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Rebellion doubles the effort at Silverstone

Rebellion Racing adds another car to the entry list at Silverstone. The Swiss-British team has announced the drivers for car #3 today. This will be a bit off an all-star team, with the two French drivers Loic Duval and Nathanael Berthon, plus Brazillian Pipo Derani. Berthon already knows the car from spring 2019, where he raced the second half of the 2018/19 Super Season in the LMP1 car. He was also present at the track in Barcelona at the Prologue, where he tested alongside Derani. Derani primarily races in the IMSA…

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Powell new Acura driver

Alice Powell was on top of the podium just a few days ago, when W-Series held their final race of 2019 at Brands Hatch. In 10 days time, she will be in a race car in the USA. Powell has been hired by Heinricher Racing w/Meyer Shank Racing, to race the yellow and black Acura #57 alongside Katherine Legge at Virginia International Raceway. There has been quite a few changes on the driver front in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team. Legge has been there since the beginning of the…

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LNT announces the first 6 drivers

Team LNT has announced the 6 drivers for their LMP1 effort at the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team enters two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER LMP1 cars, and for the opening round at Silverstone, they will enter with what easily can be described as the “young boys” and the “old boys” car. Ben Hanley, Egor Orudzhev and Charlie Robertson will share #5. Ben Hanley arrives from the DragonSpeed team, where he raced in the LMP1 category wit their BR1 Engineering. Hanley has also flirted a bit with…

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Changes to the Ferrari WEC team

AF Corse has announced the drivers for the two GTE Pro cars, for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 season. The pairing will remain unchanged in the #51, where 2017 Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi will share the car once again. This will be the third season together for them, who other than becoming World Champions in 2017, also secured the Le Mans victory in June 2019. Davide Rigon will remain in the #71, but he will be joined by Miguel Molina. The former Audi works driver,…

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Aston Martin with huge push in WEC

Aston Martin Racing is really gearing up for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season. When the 2019/20 season starts at Silverstone in just over two weeks’ time, they will field the probably strongest line-up in many years. The two GTE Pro cars will still be driven by Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in #95, while Maxime Martin og Alexander Lynn will share #97. Those were the four drivers who secured two victories for the AMR team in the 2018/19 season, and they were key elements in developing the latest…

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American connection in German car in the World Championship

The German Team Project 1 team has found their drivers for the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 season. They announced David Heinemeier Hansson, Egidio Perfetti and Matteo Cairoli in the #56 prior to the Prologue in Barcelona, and the drivers for #57 was announced this week, as an American, a Brazilian and a Dutch driver, all with an American connection. Confused, or have you guessed? Ben Keating, Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen will share the #57 throughout the FIA WEC season. The three drivers are already teammates in the IMSA…

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Rebellion has first car sorted

Rebellion Racing got the drivers for their primary entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 sorted. The season starts on three weeks time at Silverstone in Great Britain, and the British-Swiss team has announced that Bruno Senna and Gustavo Menezes will continue at the team, joined by a new driver Norman Nato. As the plans are at the moment, there will only be a single entry from them in the FIA WEC 2019/20, even though they had entered two cars for the full season. They did run two cars…

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