New Zealand-born Porsche factory driver Earl Bamber has been inducted into the MotorSport New Zealand Wall of Fame. The induction was announced by MotorSport New Zealand President Wayne Christie and President d’Honneur Morrie Chandler during MotorSport NZ’s annual awards night held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Saturday 26 May. The MotorSport NZ Wall of Fame […]

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Clinching the second win of the season at Mid-Ohio, Porsche grabbed the lead of the IMSA SportsCar Championship. In a nail-biting finale, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) snatched victory with the 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR on Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and celebrated their first win in the USA […]

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Tequila Patron ESM scored its second Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring victory in the last three years, with a controlling late-race drive by Pipo Derani in Saturday’s action-packed enduro. The Brazilian took his No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi to a 12.427-second win over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Renger van […]

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Chip Ganassi admitted his nervousness about Ford’s chances in the Rolex 24 at Daytona despite his cars showing unparalleled rivalry throughout the race, which marked his team’s 200th victory. The pair of Ford GTs led all but ten laps in the GT Le Mans ranks en route to the car’s third 24-hour win after claiming […]

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Cadillac DPi team Action Express Racing has scored its third Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona win, its Mustang Sampling #5 DPi V.R of Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa completing a record-breaking 808 laps of the Floridian speedway, breaking both the record of total laps in the history of the race, and total distance […]

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Helio Castroneves currently leads for Team Penske as rain has arrived in torrents at Daytona. The No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 has proven to be the closest competitor to the Cadillac DPi-V.R teams in the early going but the rain has shaken up the running order. Christian Fittipaldi runs second in the No. […]

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Wayne Taylor Racing’s newcomer Renger Van Der Zande delivered the goods in his first Qualifying with the team ahead of the Rolex 24, the Dutchman setting a 1:36.083 at the very end of the 15-minute Prototype session to take pole. In what turned into a frantic shootout between almost half of the prototype field, Van […]

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Felipe Nasr turned the fastest lap of the Roar Before the 24 to date and unofficially dipped below the track record in the Qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. The session was used to determine pit stall and garage locations for the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Nasr’s best lap was his last, […]

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Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber have been confirmed in returning to Porsche’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program, rejoining the CORE autosport-run operation on a full-time basis following their stints in LMP1. As reported by Sportscar365, Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser indicated that both drivers would likely be back behind the wheel of Porsche […]

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Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will join the United Autosports LMP2 team for an assault on the Daytona 24 Hours next January. The McLaren F1 driver will team up with European Formula 3 champion Lando Norris and Phil Hanson at the wheel of one of United’s Ligier JSP217 prototypes for the IMSA SportsCar […]

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