Earl Bamber
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Earl Bamber

1990-07-09 (age 31)


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Vanthoor and Bamber join WeatherTech in GTE Pro at Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours winners Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor will race for the Proton-run WeatherTech GTE Pro Porsche squad in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Bamber joins KGR for 2021 Bathurst 1000

Kelly Grove Racing has signed Le Mans winner Earl Bamber for the 2021 Bathurst 1000.

Hardpoint expands to run two GTD Porsches for full season

Team Hardpoint EBM will enter two cars for the remainder of the IMSA season, Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge in one, and team co-owners Earl Bamber and Rob Ferriol in the other.

Bamber: Hardpoint EBM showed "great promise" on debut

Team Hardpoint EBM showed "great promise" on its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, says team co-owner and ex-Porsche factory driver Earl Bamber.

Corvette "definitely beatable", says Porsche's Bamber

Porsche driver Earl Bamber believes Corvette Racing is "definitely beatable" in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this year as he believes his Porsche team is "not that far away".

Porsche content with points lead after defeat by Corvette

The Porsche pairing of Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber say they are “OK” with a podium finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar’s second round of 2020 at Daytona since it has boosted them to the top of the GT Le Mans-class points table.

Lowndes joins Porsche for Bathurst 12 Hour

Craig Lowndes will team up with factory Porsche drivers Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor at this year's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Bamber/Vanthoor "chemistry" key to GTLM title

Porsche drivers Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor have described their "chemistry" as a duo as a key factor behind their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans title success.

Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta
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Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans

The works Porsche 911 RSRs will run Coca-Cola livery in the finale of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

CTMP IMSA: Braun sets pace in opening practice

Colin Braun continued his remarkable dominance of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Vanthoor: “Stupid” mistake spoiled “flawless” Nurburgring run

Laurens Vanthoor admits his “stupid” mistake in the Nurburgring 24 Hours was the only thing that spoiled an otherwise “flawless” run for the #911 Manthey Porsche crew.

Bamber hails Campbell as a 'star for the future'

Earl Bamber says fellow Porsche factory ace Matt Campbell is a 'big star for the future' based on his race-winning stint at the end of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Van Gisbergen expecting co-driver change for 2019

Shane van Gisbergen is expecting to have his fifth Supercars co-driver in as many years in 2019 – and he's hinted that it won't be Craig Lowndes.

Penske unapologetic for Coulthard sacrifice

DJR Team Penske has backed its strategic priority of its #17 entry over the #12 car on the Gold Coast today, a decision that ultimately helped Scott McLaughlin take the Supercars points lead.

Bamber confirmed for Gold Coast Porsche drive

Earl Bamber will dovetail a Carrera Cup drive with his Supercars co-driver duties on the Gold Coast later this month.

Bamber says Triple Eight 'could fight anywhere in the world'

Le Mans winner Earl Bamber reckons Supercars super squad Triple Eight is a world-class team, following his successful debut as a co-driver at the Sandown 500.

Triple Eight co-drivers keen on limited 2019 spots

All three of Triple Eight's current co-drivers drivers are open to returning to the squad for next year's long-distance races, despite there being potentially just a single seat on offer.

Le Mans winner 'knew what he was getting into' with Supercars deal

Two-time Le Mans winner Earl Bamber is unfazed by the pressure of supporting Shane van Gisbergen's Supercars title bid over the next three rounds, claiming it was always going to be part of the deal.

VIR IMSA: Westbrook quickest for Ford in first practice

Ford’s Richard Westbrook set the pace in the opening practice session for the GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway.

Bamber hits out at “horrible” GTE Pro stint rules

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber has hit out at what he feels is a “bloody horrible” restriction on stint lengths in this year’s GTE Pro race.

Le Mans winner joins Bathurst Super2 field

Earl Bamber has added to his Bathurst 1000 weekend commitments with a deal to race alongside Brenton Grove in the second-tier Super2 series.

Nurburgring 24h: Porsche in command after six hours

The Manthey Porsche team held a comfortable lead in the Nurburgring 24 Hours at the six-hour mark.

Porsche boss hails “perfect” run to victory at Sebring

Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”

WhatsApp message led to Bamber's Bathurst drive

Earl Bamber says his deal to race alongside Shane van Gisbergen at this year's Bathurst 1000 all started with a simple WhatsApp message.

Factory drivers confirmed for Craft-Bamboo Bathurst tilt

A line-up of Porsche factory drivers has been confirmed for Craft-Bamboo's return to the Bathurst 12 Hour early next year.

Le Mans winner Bamber joins Triple Eight for Supercars enduros

Newly-crowned 2017 World Endurance champion Earl Bamber will race for the Triple Eight Red Bull Holden squad in the Australian Supercars endurance events next year.

Tandy and Bamber poised for full-season IMSA return

Porsche LMP1 drivers Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber look certain to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season. 

Hartley: Post-Le Mans resurgence to thank for WEC title

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley says Porsche has its post-Le Mans upturn in form to thank for its third FIA World Endurance Championship title.

Shanghai WEC: Porsche seals both titles despite Toyota win

Porsche sealed both the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers' and manufacturers' crowns in Shanghai, despite rival Toyota taking victory in the penultimate round of the season.

Porsche: Early title chance won't make us conservative

Porsche LMP1 team boss Andreas Seidl says his squad will not take a conservative approach in this weekend’s WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai, despite it being on the cusp of securing both titles.

Fuji WEC: Hartley, Bamber take pole for Porsche

Porsche drivers Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley took pole position for this weekend's Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Austin WEC: Team orders dictate order of another Porsche 1-2

Porsche drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber claimed a fourth straight FIA World Endurance Championship victory in Austin. 

Austin WEC: Tandy grabs last-gasp pole for #1 Porsche despite scare

Neel Jani and Nick Tandy took pole position for Porsche in qualifying for the Austin FIA World Endurance Championship round. 

Austin WEC: Porsche sets pace, Aston on top in GTE

Porsche monopolised the top positions in both Thursday free practice sessions for the Austin round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. 

New Zealand stars targeted for GP tilt – report

The likes of Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen and Le Mans winners Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber could make cameo starts at next year’s New Zealand Grand Prix, according to a report by the NZ Herald.

Hartley says Le Mans win owed to Porsche mechanics

First-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Brendon Hartley says his #2 Porsche’s mechanics can take as much praise as the drivers for their remarkable comeback victory on Sunday.

Porsche #2 “risked it all” in winning Le Mans comeback

Porsche’s two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber says the #2 winning car “had nothing to lose” after giving up an hour in the pits before its dramatic comeback to win the 85th running of the French sportscar classic.

Le Mans 24h: Porsche beats the LMP2s to take 19th win

Porsche secured its 19th Le Mans 24 Hours win after a gruelling race of attrition, beating the best of the LMP2 runners en route to a third successive triumph at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Porsche LMP Team faces hard fight for the overall victory

German manufacturer's team will again fight for the crown jewels of endurance motorsports in attempting to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche: Tyre wear to blame for Toyota’s Spa advantage

Porsche says excessive tyre wear with its low-downforce specification car was to blame for its failure to challenge Toyota in last weekend’s WEC 6 Hours of Spa.

Sepang 12 Hours: Makowiecki puts Porsche on pole

Frederic Makowiecki put a Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GTR3 on pole for the Sepang 12 Hours, beating the K-Pax Racing's McLaren 650 of Alvaro Parente in the Top 15 shootout.

Porsche confirms Lotterer, Tandy, Bamber for 2017

Porsche has confirmed that Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber will all be joining the German manufacturer's LMP1 line-up next season.

Bamber seals final vacant 2017 Porsche LMP1 seat

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber has secured the final vacant seat in next year's Porsche LMP1 line-up, Motorsport.com has learned.

Lieb dropped from Porsche LMP1 line-up for 2017

Newly-crowned FIA World Endurance champion Marc Lieb will not be part of Porsche’s LMP1 line-up in 2017, sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com.

GT World Cup: Vanthoor declared winner after massive airborne crash

Laurens Vanthoor was amazingly declared the winner of the FIA GT World Cup race at Macau after being lucky to walk away from a massive crash that stopped the race for good.

GT World Cup: Vanthoor wins controversial qualification race

Audi’s Laurens Vanthoor held off race-long pressure from the Porsche of Earl Bamber during a controversial qualification race for the FIA GT World Cup at Macau on Saturday.

GT World Cup: Mortara leads Audi 1-2 in qualifying

Edoardo Mortara grabbed pole position for the FIA GT World Cup event in Macau with a late effort in qualifying on Friday to dethrone Audi teammate Laurens Vanthoor from the top spot.

Analysis: The state of play in the LMP1 driver market

Audi's exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship has left many highly qualified drivers unemployed, meaning a major shake-up in the 2017 driver market is likely. Jamie Klein examines the state of play.

Webber’s replacement doesn’t have to be big name, says Porsche

Porsche LMP1 boss Andreas Seidl says there is no reason for Mark Webber’s 2017 replacement to be a “big name”, suggesting that Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber are the leading candidates for the drive.

Bamber, Mortara head entry list for FIA GT World Cup

Le Mans 2015 winner Earl Bamber and DTM title contender Edoardo Mortara will both enter the 2016 FIA GT World Cup, which is held in Macau alongside the Grand Prix event.

Feature: Earl Bamber on returning to Le Mans

Reigning Le Mans 24 Hour winner Earl Bamber is eager to return to the scene of his biggest success, despite not being given the chance to defend his overall Porsche win.

Michelin delivers excitement in 24 at Daytona

The 24 hour race in the GTLM class was decided by a mere 34 thousandths of a second!

Hour 7: MSR still leads, Porsche top in GTLM

AJ Allmendinger still has the car to beat in the prototypes, but Porsche are looking dominant in GTLM.

Top Stories of 2015; #8: Porsche wins Le Mans, ending Audi's streak

A few moments after Porsche took the wraps off its new-look 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 at Paul Ricard last March, team boss Andreas Seidl was wandering around one of the cars, seemingly lost in thought.

The 2015 Motorsport.com Awards, Part 1

Welcome to the first part of Motorsport.com's 2015 Awards, where we take a look back at the year's best drivers, races, series and teams to determine who is worthy of one of our coveted gongs.

Estre signs with Porsche, Bamber and Tandy handed Le Mans return

French driver Kevin Estre has been signed as a factory driver for Porsche's GT programme, the manufacturer has announced.

Le Mans winner signs Bathurst 12 Hour deal

Le Mans winner Earl Bamber will compete at next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour alongside V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin in a Grove Racing Porsche.

FIA reveals new driver categorisations

The FIA has issued updated and revised driver categorisations for the 2016 World Endurance Championship season.

Analysis: Porsche LMP1 achievement among greatest ever

Porsche's two-year road to taking the WEC crown and reclaiming the Le Mans 24 Hours victory will stand as one of the sport's famous success stories, reckons Sam Smith.

Chevrolet DPs dominating Petit Le Mans, as Porsche fortunes vary in GTLM

Westbrook and Fittipaldi dispute lead, Tandy stars, Bamber goes off