The Spa 24 Hours will finally see the first presentation by Mercedes AMG of the Mercedes-AMG GT4. The new model is based on the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 powered Mercedes-AMG GT R to full FIA GT4 specification. The new car becomes the third GT racer to emerge from Mercedes AMG’s customer motorsport operation following […]

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The long spring break is over for the Autobacs Super GT Series, and it’s time for the start of the informal Summer Series – a stretch of three races over six weeks that will culminate with the 46th and final running of the International Suzuka 1000km. But before that, the Summer Series starts with a […]

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Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez combined to hand Toyota Gazoo Racing its third Pole Position of the 2017 season at the Nürburgring. It was great performance from the duo, who set an average time of 1:38.118, just 0.154 quicker than the competition. “I’m really happy, team did a fantastic job, congratulations to Toyota, and […]

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The early bird caught the worm this morning at the Nürburgring with Porsche’s high downforce front bodywork briefly spotted on the #2 919 Hybrid in its garage. This the first outing of Porsche’s second permitted bodywork iteration after the factory team opted to field its Le Mans bodykit at Silverstone and Spa as well of […]

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Today saw the Official Test Day ahead of the 2017 Total 24 Hours of Spa with sunshine greeting a pair of sessions that saw the vast majority of the full race entry on track. Well over 50 of the 66 full race entries were entered for the test, plus a trio of Blancpain Sports Club […]

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Toyota Gazoo Racing has set the pace in Sunday’s Le Mans Test Day, with the Japanese manufacturer ending the official test in a 1-2-3 sweep, as two-time and defending race winners Porsche struggled. The No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Kamui Kobayashi was quickest, thanks to his 3:18.132 lap time set early in the four-hour […]

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BMW will use a new M8 model for its World Endurance Championship entry in the GTE Pro class next year. The German manufacturer announced that it is developing a GTE version of the new 8 Series, and also confirmed that there will be an M-brand car for the road. BMW announced its intention to make […]

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Porsche has completed its final endurance test prior to next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with its 919 Hybrid, in Le Mans configuration, racking up more than 5,000 miles in total at Motorland Aragon, including a 36-hour simulation test. All six of the German manufacturer’s drivers, plus newly nominated reserve driver Marc Lieb took […]

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NISMO has completed a shakedown of the newly-evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 that has been built in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations. The first test for the for the new car took place on April 11-12 at Fuji International Speedway where development drivers, Masataka Yanagida and Michael Krumm were joined by Mitsunori Takaboshi, who is […]

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It’s been a while, but Porsche’s Earl Bamber is back in a Porsche 919 Hybrid, ready to take on his first full season in LMP1 after impressing back in 2015, winning Le Mans in only his second appearance in a Porsche prototype alongside Nick Tandy and Nico Hulkenburg. 2017 is set to be a big […]

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