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WEC 12 Hours of Sebring will be fixed at 1,500-miles distance

WEC 12 Hours of Sebring gets a fixed distance ahead of 2019 race.The 12 Hours of Sebring is a new addition to the World Endurance Championship calendar in WEC’s 2018/19 ‘superseason’. It has been confirmed that the race will be a 1,500-mile event when the WEC grid joins the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship field in […]

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TEXAS TOUR FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WEC TEAM

Toyota Gazoo Racing head to Austin, Texas, this weekend, for the second North American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas. The team travelled direct to Austin from Mexico City to prepare for the sixth round of the 2017 season. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi finished on […]

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PREVIEW: WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 6 HOURS OF COTA

Just four rounds of the 2017 World Endurance Championship remain as the grid moves from South America to North to take on the Circuit of the Americas. Most of the championship battles are still all to play for in the fly-away portion of the season. Ahead of this weekend’s race, TheCheckeredFlag gets you ready for the Lone […]

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TOYOTA READY FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE WEC CHALLENGE

Toyota’s world endurance championship HYBRID team is chasing its third victory of the season in this weekend’s Mexico City round, the first round of the season outside Europe. Toyota GAZOO Racing has entered two TS050 prototypes with the team’s high-down-force aerodynamic package for this the fourth 6-hour race of the season. At 2,285m above sea […]

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Extra Pepper for Spa

South African Bentley racer Jordan Pepper is bursting at the seams in anticipation for one of the highlights of the endurance race season at the Spa 24-Hour 29-30 July. Pepper will share an Abt entered Continental GT3 with German Christer Jöns and Belgian Nico Verdonck which will race alongside two M-Sport entries at Spa and […]

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Porsche takes top two spots after 6-hour battle in WEC race at Nürburgring

Porsche drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber followed up their 24 Hours of Le Mans victory last month with another World Endurance Championship win at the Nürburgring in Germany Sunday. Bernhard and his teammates triumphed in a hard-fought battle with the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani and Nick Tandy during which the two cars […]

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Gulf 12H Receives ACO Backing for LMP3 Class

  The Gulf 12 Hours has received the backing of the ACO, with December’s around-the-clock enduro at Yas Marina Circuit set to fully adopt the LMP3 platform, which will run to full ACO technical regulations. A licensing agreement has been made between race promoters Driving Force Events Ltd. and the Asian Le Mans Series, which will […]

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Porsche GT Team aims for podium at home WEC race

The six-hour race on the Nürburgring on 16 July is the last event on European soil for the 2017 Sports Car World Endurance Championship. After the Nürburgring round, five overseas races will be contested in Mexico, USA, Japan, China and Bahrain. On the storied racetrack in Germany’s Eifel region, the Porsche GT Team fields two […]

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This weekend’s Hankook 24H MISANO marks the halfway point of the 2017 24H TCE SERIES

  Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is the place to be for touring car racing fans this weekend as the Italian venue will be hosting the Hankook 24H MISANO, round three of this year’s 24H TOURING CAR ENDURANCE (TCE) SERIES powered by Hankook. With the event at the twisty circuit on the Italian Adriatic coast, […]

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MURRAY WINS IN FRANCE

 Simon, Simpson take Paul Ricard 4-hour South Africa’s Simon Murray and British teammate Michael Simpson scored an emphatic come-from-behind Four Hours of Paul Ricard V de V Endurance race victory aboard Simpson Motorsport’s Ginetta G57-Corvette at the French Riviera circuit over the weekend. Bryanston resident Murray and Simpson started from pole position, but an early […]

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Kelvin van der Linde stuns at Nurburgring 24

South African driver Kelvin van der Linde pulled of a heroic drive to wrest a historic Nurburgring 24 Hour victory from the jaws of defeat for the Land Audi team alongside German drivers Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock and US driver Connor De Phillippi. Van der Linde had led through his previous double stints Saturday […]

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The 2017 DTM season preview: It’s showtime!

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is back this weekend, with its home track of Hockenheim hosting the season opener, important changes have been made during the winter that should prove an exciting season. One of the most important stories from the off-season was Gerhard Berger taking over from Hans Werner Aufrecht as chairman of ITR, the […]

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Pepper & Bentley all set for 24-Hour

South African Jordan Pepper and his Abt Bentley Continental GT3 teammates Christian Mamerow and Thorsten Dahm were out of luck as they completed their Nurburgring 24-Hour preparations at the circuit’s 6-Hour pre-race on Sunday, but the team is now fully focussed on the 24-Hour at the legendary 21km racetrack in 4 weeks time. “Going into […]

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Toyota wins hard-fought WEC victory at Silverstone

 FORD GT TAKES WIN IN GTE PRO Toyota claimed a narrow victory over Porsche in the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone Sunday in a race the team was expected to dominate. Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima took the victory in the high-downforce Toyota TS050 Hybrid. They were kept honest […]

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Jose Maria Lopez taken to hospital after crash

New Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez has been taken to hospital after an accident in today’s World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone. The Argentinian has been transferred to hospital in Northampton for precautionary tests after an impact with the barriers triggered the so-called ‘medical light’ in the car. Lopez crashed the #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID […]

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Endurance World Championship: Eurosport Events Creates Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy To Pay Homage To Fallen Racer

Eurosport Events is launching the ‘Anthony Delhalle EWC Spirit Trophy’ in order to pay homage to Anthony Delhalle. The trophy will be awarded for the first time at the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans on 16 April. Eurosport Events was keen to pay a strong and lasting homage to Anthony Delhalle. An Endurance world […]

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Another strong Sebring for SA’s Simpson

South African IMSA Prototype driver Stephen Simpson driving with Russo Canadian Misha Goikhberg and US driver Chris Miller took their new JDC Miller Motorsports ORECA-Gibson 07 to a strong fourth overall in the Mobil 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday. The trio was the first LMP2 crew home behind a dominant works Cadillac 1-2-3 headed […]

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The SCG003 Stradale Is the 800-HP Supercar That Could Lap the Nurburgring in 6:30

Our first introduction to Jim Glickenhaus came a few years ago when he had Pininfarina rebody his Ferrari Enzo into the P4/5, a gorgeous modern interpretation of Ferrari’s classic P cars. But when he decided to build a version to race and failed to get Ferrari’s blessing, Glickenhaus set out on an effort to build […]

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Former F1 racer Robert Kubica gets LMP1 ride for Le Mans, WEC

Former BMW and Renault F1 driver Robert Kubica has been slowly working his way back to Formula 1. The 32-year-old former F1 driver has been unable to race in single-seat race cars since a 2011 preseason rally crash left him with a permanent arm injury.Last season, he competed in the World Rally Championship, and after finishing […]

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Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

This weekend is the opening round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but the action started on Thursday with qualifying.All the cars in the premier Prototype class are new this year and now they’ve finally shown off what they’re capable of. The fastest proved to be the new Cadillac DPi-V.R, which secured the top two […]

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One Two for Porsche at the Hankook 24H Dubai

Hankook 24H Dubai concluded at 14:00 on Saturday with victory for the Herberth Motorsport team. After 578 laps of racing, Robert Renauer crossed the finish line first in the Porsche 991 GT3 R to claim a prestigious success for himself and his crew at the opening event of the 2017 endurance season at the Dubai […]

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SIMPSON READY FOR DAYTONA

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson is champing at the bit in anticipation of challenging for outright victory in this year’s Rolex Daytona 24-hour, following his first outing in JDC-Miller MotorSports brand new ORECA 07 Gibson sports prototype racer in the ‘Roar Before the 24’ test last week. The team steps up to the newly formed LMP2-spec […]

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Eyes Of Racing World Focused On 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona

The world will be coming to Daytona International Speedway for the grand opening of its motorsports stadium, with a solid international field set for the debut race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31. A 54-car field with drivers representing 24 countries serves as […]

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South African Endurance, GT series set to star

The recent announcements of national championship status for the Mopar South African Endurance Series along with the establishment of the South African GT Challenge have been met with great interest both at hame and abroad as organisers of both series seek to attract international and local participation for the 2017 year and beyond. “We are […]

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Audi and Laurens Vanthoor win Motul Sepang 12 Hours

….and inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge Great tyre tactics and faultless driving gave Christopher Haase, Robin Frijns and Laurens Vanthoor the win in a wet 2016 edition of the Motul Sepang 12 Hours. The Audi Sport Team Phoenix drivers crossed the line with one lap in hand. That also meant that Laurens Vanthoor and Audi became […]

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Parente, van Gisbergen, Ledogar to Drive K-PAX McLaren in Sepang 12H

K-PAX Racing has confirmed its driver lineup for next month’s Motul Sepang 12 Hours, with McLaren GT factory drivers Alvaro Parente, Shane van Gisbergen and Come Ledogar set to pilot the team’s McLaren 650S GT3 car in the third and final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The Pirelli World Challenge squad will make its overseas debut […]

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Prodrive end the long wait as Aston Martin grab glory

 Aston Martin Racing drivers Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen have been crowned FIA World Endurance Championship’s after taking victory in the season finale.It is the first FIA world title for Prodrive since Petter Solberg won the FIA World Rally Championship Drivers’ title in 2003 for the Banbury motor sport team. Heading into the final race […]

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Audi pace took Toyota by surprise in Bahrain finale

Toyota Motorsport director Rob Leupen says Audi’s pace in the FIA WEC season finale at Bahrain took the Japanese team by surprise, as its slim hopes of taking the drivers’ title disappeared.The #6 Toyota crew of Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi arrived at the Sakhir track 17 points behind the #2 Porsche squad, […]

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6 Hours of Bahrain Preview: The Championship Showdown

The Checkered Flag.co.uk previews the final event of a thrilling WEC season, where the 2016 drivers’ champions will be decided.This weekend, the fifth season of the World Endurance Championship will reach its conclusion at Bahrain International Circuit.It promises to be a landmark event, with several important goodbyes to be said and a number of championships […]

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Lotterer to make Porsche switch for 2017 WEC season

Andre Lotterer has reached an agreement to race for the Porsche LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2017, Motorsport.com has learned. The German moves across from Porsche’s sister marque Audi, which will withdraw from endurance racing at the end of 2016, ending a six-year association with the Ingolstadt manufacturer that has yielded […]

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WEC: Audi leaving WEC not ‘catastrophic,’ series boss says

Audi’s departure from the World Endurance Championship at the end of this season is not a catastrophe, according to series boss Gerard Neveu.Neveu insisted that the future of the WEC and the LMP1 class remained buoyant despite the announcement late last month that Audi will pull out of the series. “This was not the best […]