No Le Mans test day in 2020

The ACO has announced there won’t be any test day ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020. The reasoning is down to logistical difficulties, with the 24 hours for motorcycles running on the last weekend of August. The 24 hours car race is slated to run just three weeks later. The Le Mans week will start on 13 and 14 September with scrutineering of the cars. The exact location isn’t confirmed just yet. It usually happens at the city centre of Le Mans, but that’s not a given…

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Le Mans 2020 moved to september

The 24 Hours of Le Mans for sportscars has been moved to September 2020. The change is down to the COVID-19 virus, which has impacted all motorsport plans during this springtime. The race will run on 19-20 September, which will have an influence on the Silverstone race, which was scheduled as the start of the 2020/21 season of FIA WEC. The organizers haven’t released exact information regarding the changes on the European Le Mans Series 2020 schedule, plus the rest of the 2019/20 FIA WEC and the 2020/21 season start.…

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Spa race postponed

The FIA World Endurance Championship has postponed the penultimate round of the 2019/20 season, which was planned to be held at Spa Francorchamps. The race is not yet cancelled but just pushed back due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus. The original date was 23-25 April, but basically everything with some kind of FIA stamp next to it has been put on hold until early May at earliest, making this race fall short of that line too. We will update as soon as the series releases a new race date.

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Jensen in key role at G-Drive

Mikkel Jensen will get a key role at G-Drive Racing in 2020. The young Dane has signed a contract with the Russian squad for the European Le Mans Series 2020 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps, which the team uses as a warm-up for Le Mans. Jensen will share the car with Roman Rusinov throughout the season, while Jean-Eric Vergne only will do Le Mans for the team. The former Formula 1 driver and double Formula E Championship has…

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SuperSebring 2020 cancelled

SuperSebring event 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. FIA World Endurance Championship were the first to cancel their 1000 Miles race, due to the travel restrictions preventing Europeans to enter the US. IMSA followed up later on the Thursday, that the 12 hour race wouldn’t be run in March either. While the FIA WEC race is cancelled with no replacement, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will do the 12 hours race, but postponed to 11 to 14 November 2020, and therefore converted into the season finale in…

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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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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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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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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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Porsche announces Le Mans drivers

Porsche has announced the twelve works drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020. The two FIA World Endurance Championship crews will remain unchanged, with Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz as the two full-season drivers, getting help from Fred Makowiecki, while Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre in #92 once again will be joined by Laurens Vanthoor. Those three drivers won the GTE Pro category in 2018 in the famous Pink Pig 911 RSR The drivers from IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will drive car #93 in the shape of Nick…

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Ferrari wins in Shanghai – three months ago

AF Corse Ferrari #51 has been declared winners of the 4 Hours of Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship race in November 2019. The team with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi crossed the finishing line as the first car in GTE Pro, and did stand on the top step. During the subsequent scrutineering, the FIA WEC officials found the car not to have a minimum clearance of 50mm. It was not specified exactly how much lower the car was found – just that it was too low. That resulted in…

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Rebellion will say goodbye after four races

Rebellion has sent shockwaves in the motorsport world today, by issuing a press release at midday. The Swiss watch company, who is active in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Rebellion Racing, running two LMP1 cars, has chosen to end all their involvements within motorsport, once the chequered flag falls at the  24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2020. Today’s announcement came out of nowhere, especially since it’s just two months ago, that a partnership with Peugeot Sport and their new Hypercar programme were announced. Peugeot Sport was very…

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DragonSpeed in FIA WEC one-off

DragonSpeed will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for a one-off. The American team will enter the race at Circuit Of The Americas in two weeks’ time, with Ben Hanley, Henrik Hedman and Colin Braun behind the wheel of the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car. That was the same trio that won the Daytona 24 Hours two weeks ago, but since only three drivers are needed during the 6 hours, they had to leave Harrison Newey at home this time. DragonSpeed did a double programme during last season of…

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Magnussen and Rockenfeller super-subs at Corvette

It’s not many months ago, that Corvette Racing said goodbye to Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller. Now, both drivers are back in the yellow car. The pairing will race the Corvette C8.R at the FIA World Endurance Championship races at Circuit Of The Americas and Sebring, where the American team will enter a single car. There has been a lot of speculations for the last five days or so, but it wasn’t until today, that Corvette Racing officially confirmed the line-up. Magnussen had been at Corvette since 2004, with him…

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Rebellion Racing returns with #3

Rebellion Racing will bring their car #3, when the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 races at Spa Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be run. The team had entered a pair of their own LMP1 cars for the whole 2019/20 season, and while car #1 has done all races so far, we have only seen #3 at the opening round at Silverstone in September 2019. Two of the three drivers will be new to the car, when it returns to racing in April on the Belgian track.…

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Ginetta won’t be at COTA

Team LNT Ginetta won’t be racing at the FIA World Endurance Championship round at Circuit Of The Americas, which will be run in two weeks’ time. The British LMP1 team has sent out the press release: “The WEC calendar is challenging, especially for any team with a new car in its first season and we have not had the chassis’ back at the factory since before Silverstone in August. The cancellation of the earlier WEC race in Brazil and the new race at COTA made it impossible to do the…

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Tom K Grand Marshal at Sebring

Tom Kristensen will be busy two days in a row when the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Sebring in one and a half months’ time. The Danish racing driver is the most winning drivers at Sebring with a total of six victories, and the track decided to name one of the corners after him, following his retirement from professional racing. This is far from the first time that Kristensen will handle this role. He has had the honour several times in both the FIA…

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Corvette also present at Sebring

Corvette Racing will also be present in the 1000 Miles of Sebring race, which is a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the day prior to the Sebring 12 Hours, which counts towards the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The American team also did the double in 2019 too, with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller being the three drivers on the FIA WEC car. They will enter the C8.R model this year, which will have its FIA WEC debut at COTA in three weeks’ time. By doing that,…

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