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TR3 to run two Lamborghini Huracans in the Rolex 24

The GTD Pro drivers will be Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli, Marco Mapelli and Rolf Ineichen, while the GTD entry’s line-up will comprise Jeff Segal and Bill Sweedler, 2014 GTD winners of the Rolex 24, along with John Megrue and Lamborghini factory driv

Herta expects teaming with O’Ward will be “very enjoyable”

Less than a week after DragonSpeed announced Juan Pablo Montoya and Henrik Hedman as its drivers for the LMP2 class of the WeatherTech Sprint Cup  – with Montoya’s son Sebastian joining them for the Sebring 12 Hours – Elton Julian’s team rev

LEON Mercedes SUPER GT team refreshes driver line-up

Shinohara will partner Naoya Gamou at the wheel of the team's solo Bridgestone-shod Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, replacing Togo Suganami.The change follows a tough season for the 2018 GT300 title-winning outfit, which ended up sixth in this year's standings with no

JGR sponsor Mars to leave Kyle Busch, NASCAR after 2022

Mars and its M&M sponsorship has been a part of Joe Gibbs Racing since 2008. The brand has been  a prominent sponsor of NASCAR teams since the 1990s, making its departure especially noteworthy.Busch and M&Ms have been one of the most successful d

JGR sponsor Mars to leave Busch, NASCAR after 2022

Mars and its M&M sponsorship has been a part of Joe Gibbs Racing since 2008. The brand has been  a prominent sponsor of NASCAR teams since the 1990s, making its departure especially noteworthy.Busch and M&Ms have been one of the most successful d

Era returns to Rolex 24 with winning line-up

Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel and Paul-Loup Chatin conquered the LMP2 class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener this year, and will begin 2022 with the same drivers. Merriman and Dalziel will be the full-season drivers, w

Stoner wants MotoGP bikes to be harder to ride

Stoner retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season having won two world titles; one for Ducati in 2007 and one for Honda in 2011.Following the conclusion of his MotoGP racing career, Stoner held test rider roles with Honda and Ducati up to 2018, while a

Herta, O’Ward, DeFrancesco, Lux join DragonSpeed for Rolex 24

DragonSpeed, who won the LMP2 class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season-opener in 2019 and 2020, ran DeFrancesco and Lux to third in 2021 race, and have now mated them with two established IndyCar race-winners O'Ward and Herta in the #8

Sulayem: Two and a half manufacturers in WRC is not enough

Last week Sulayem was elected as the new head of world motorsport’s governing body and has already earmarked the WRC as a championship where action is needed.The 60-year-old halls from a rallying background having won 14 Middle East Rally Championship title

Fine margins combine to decide finalists at Jurassic X-Prix

Fresh from finishing on the podium at the Island X-Prix, Abt Cupra drivers Mattias Ekstrom and Jutta Kleinschmidt qualified their Odyssey 21 electric SUV fourth of the nine teams at the Bovington tank range. But, together with sixth-placed qualifiers Veloce R

Alpine reshuffle talk mustn’t distract team, says Budkowski

The Enstone-based squad achieved its target of fifth place in the constructors’ championship this year with a double points scoring finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.But it comes ahead of a winter where CEO Laurent Rossi has hinted at needing to make some

Sainz: Hard to believe Leclerc’s ‘crazy quick’ Ferrari F1 driving style

Sainz joined Ferrari for 2021 and linked up with Leclerc to help the team take third place in the constructors’ standings as it bounced back from its worst season in 40 years.Sainz ended the year fifth in the drivers’ championship, 5.5 points ahead of Lec

Ogier won’t be tempted into WRC title tilt by Monte Carlo success

The newly crowned eight-time world champion is set to head into semi-retirement in 2022 having elected to scale back his WRC commitments to only a partial campaign with Toyota, driving a third entry shared with Esapekka Lappi.Ogier has cited wishes to spend m

Sulayem clarifies involvement of former F1 supremo Ecclestone

Sulayem won last week’s FIA presidential election when he beat rival candidate Graham Stoker to the most powerful position in motorsport.One of the early decisions during his campaign was to proposet a female had been put forward as a vice-president for spo

Muller added to High Class LMP2 line-up for Rolex 24

DTM racer and future Audi LMDh driver Muller will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut when he tackles the 2022 season opener at Daytona on January 29-30. He will share High Class's solo Oreca 07-Gibson entry with the team's full-seaso

What could Mercedes Plan B look like if Hamilton quits F1

Several times Wolff was pushed by the media last week to put an end to the idea that Hamilton’s annoyance at the manner of the safety car restart as the Yas Marina would not be enough to see him turn his back on the sport completely.The most emphatic that W

Zanardi leaves hospital 18 months after handbike accident

The 55-year-old Italian legend had been hospitalised after he collided with a truck during the Obiettivo Tricolore handbike relay event in June 2020, with his injuries requiring multiple operations and a prolonged rehabilitation programme.In an interview wit

Nissan SUPER GT team director Suzuki dies age 56

A brief statement issued by NISMO said that Suzuki passed away on Sunday having been battling against an unspecified illness «for some time».Suzuki had been at the helm of Nissan's flagship SUPER GT outfit since 2009, while also acting as general

Sainz: Hard to believe Leclerc’s ‘crazy quick’ Ferrari driving style

Sainz joined Ferrari for 2021 and linked up with Leclerc to help the team take third place in the constructors’ standings as it bounced back from its worst season in 40 years.Sainz ended the year fifth in the drivers’ championship, 5.5 points ahead of Lec

How SUPER GT’s “best car” lost the 2021 title battle

Since the front-engined Honda NSX-GT was introduced last year with SUPER GT’s move to Class One regulations, there’s little doubt that it has on average been the class of the field in the GT500 class, with eight wins and nine poles across 16 races.But, af

What we learned about Pirelli’s new 18-inch tyres at Abu Dhabi

The comparative times may have been meaningless given that mule cars of varying vintages were in use, but the Pirelli 18-inch tyre test was a key session for teams and drivers as they prepare for the new era in 2022.All the teams taking part had already sampl

Rosberg team seals Extreme E title on countback in Jurassic X-Prix

Fourth place for 2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg’s crew in the Dorset finale meant it drew in the standings with Lewis Hamilton’s X44 as they both ended up with 155 points.But having won the maiden Saudi Arabia event, then again in Senegal and in Sar

Abu Dhabi F1 controversy won’t taint Verstappen title, says Red Bull

The manner in which F1 race director Michael Masi handled the late race safety car at the Yas Marina circuit last weekend has triggered a backlash for grand prix racing, and tarnished the image of both the sport and the FIA.While motor racing's governing bod

RXR and X44 teams to fight for XE title in Jurassic X-Prix final

Bonus points for topping qualifying and setting the fastest run through the super sector for X44 means the championship fight will go down to the wire, RXR leading by 15, at the Bovington military base.X44 narrowly emerged victorious in a tense first semi-fin

Duval aware Peugeot won't match Toyota from the outset

Peugeot will enter the WEC's top division with the 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar, ending a decade-long absence from top-flight endurance racing after its previous 908 LMP1 programme came to a premature end in early 2012.The new breed of LMH cars may be slower and les

Wolff: Team boss radio chat with F1 race control should be banned

Traditionally, the sporting director has been the sole point of audio contact between the pit wall and race control should the need for communication arise during races.This year F1 and the FIA agreed to broadcast selected conversations between the teams and

Gallery: Super Formula, SUPER GT cars on the streets of Tokyo

The event took place on a short U-shaped course in Tokyo's Gaienmae district, close to the Olympic Stadium, with fans turning out in their thousands to enjoy the action.Honda squad Team Mugen supplied its #15 Red Bull-liveried Super Formula contender as well

Supercars confirms The Bend for 2022

The 2022 draft calendar was unveiled with a TBC slot at the end of July, which was always expected to be filled by the The Bend.That's now been confirmed, South Australia now officially set to host at least one Supercars event next season.The event will run t

The deadly combination that elevated 2021's Supercars dominator to new levels

It takes a fair bit to surprise Mark Dutton, your typical been there, done that kind of guy. He’s worked at Triple Eight since before it was even Triple Eight. Having engineered Jamie Whincup to five of his seven titles and overseen the other two (as well a

Le Mans Virtual Series: Rebellion GPX and BMW Team Redline win Sebring

At the start, Erhan Jajovski for R8G Esports started on the LMP pole position, after a track limits violation pushed Marcell Csincsik for GPX Rebellion Esports down to second. It was a lead that Jajovski held on to all through the first half of the race, comp

Jani re-signs for Porsche, won't be part of its WEC GTE Pro team

The Swiss, who won Le Mans and the WEC title in 2016, has been announced as part of the Porsche roster of factory drivers for next year and will continue as one of the nominated reserves for the German manufacturer's Formula E squad.Jani's re-signing follows

Ex-F1 driver Nasr heads Porsche's LMDh charge for 2023

Nasr and Cameron were confirmed as Porsche factory drivers beginning next year on Saturday evening when Porsche unveiled its motorsport programmes for 2022.They will be «involved intensively in further development of Porsche's LMDh prototype», acc

Ty Dillon: Petty GMS Racing «to get the best of me»

There were few drivers more upbeat during this week’s Next Gen test at Charlotte Motor Speedway than Dillon, who will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet for Petty GMS Racing in the 2022 season.His enthusiasm wasn’t just for the results his team was seeing on the

Why Mercedes chose not to pursue its Abu Dhabi F1 appeal

They naturally saw the process as the last chance for the outcome of the 2021 world championship to be turned around, and they wanted to see justice done. As such there’s a widespread feeling on social media that Mercedes let the fans down, or tha

Doohan fastest on final day of F2 post-season test

The Australian FIA F3 graduate continued to impress in F2 machinery, clocking a 1m36.110s to emerge fastest after six hours of running in much cooler conditions compared to the previous two days of the test.Doohan, driving for Virtuosi Racing, was 0.029s fast

Hamilton's squad completes Extreme E qualifying clean sweep

The driver pairing of Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez had set the pace in the Friday afternoon sprint at the Bovington military base and repeated their feat in the Saturday run.With the qualifying heats split over two days to fit around the limited wind

Binotto will discuss Ferrari F1 future with Sainz over winter

Sainz replaced Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari on a two-year deal for this season, and enjoyed his strongest F1 campaign to date, scoring four podiums en route to fifth place in the drivers’ championship.Sainz managed to outscore Charles Leclerc in their first

Hamilton's X44 team sets Q1 pace ahead of Extreme E finale

X44 sits 16 points adrift of Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s squad and is on course to maintain its 100% qualifying record at the fifth and final round in Dorset, UK.Due to the British winter limiting hours of daylight, the runs were split between F

Vinales “still dealing with his inner demons”, says Yamaha MotoGP boss

Vinales joined Yamaha back in 2017 having spent his first two years in MotoGP with Suzuki, but struggled with inconsistent form for the duration of his stay with the team – winning just eight times between 2017 and 2021.The Spaniard won the opening round o
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