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Nasr to make Spa 24 Hours debut in EMA Porsche

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will make his Spa 24 Hours debut next month as part of an all-factory driver line-up in a Porsche fielded by Australian entrant EMA Motorsport.

Estre, Christensen, Lietz re-unite at Spa 24 Hours in GPX Porsche

United Arab Emirates Porsche entrant GPX is re-forming the 2019 Spa 24 Hours-winning line-up of Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz for this year’s Belgian enduro.

WRT Audi wins Imola opener, Rossi suffers pitlane mix-up Imola
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WRT Audi wins Imola opener, Rossi suffers pitlane mix-up

Team WRT's #32 Audi won the GT World Challenge Europe season opener at Imola, while a pitlane mistake from Valentino Rossi shuffled the sister #46 entry well down the field.

Aston Martin reveals all-factory GTWCE Endurance line-up

Aston Martin will be represented by an all-factory driver line-up in a full GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup campaign for the first time this season.

Berger: DTM wasn't right place for Rossi's first GT3 season

DTM chief Gerhard Berger feels 2022 was “not the right time” for MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to enter the series, saying he needs more time to become competitive in GT3 machinery.

Valentino Rossi enjoys "good" first official GTWCE test in WRT Audi

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi enjoyed a “a good day of testing” on his first competitive appearance with the WRT Audi team ahead of his 2022 GT World Challenge Europe campaign.

Walkinshaw returns to GT World Challenge Europe for 2022

Sean Walkinshaw will return to competing in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup for 2022 following his exit from SUPER GT.

Valentino Rossi impresses WRT in wet Magny-Cours test

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi impressed the WRT Audi team with his speed in the wet at the latest test ahead of his GT World Challenge Europe campaign this year.

Farfus, Catsburg and Yelloly to team up at Rowe for 2022 GTWCE

BMW factory drivers Augusto Farfus and Nicky Catsburg, 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge champions, will team up again in the GT World Challenge Europe with the Rowe Racing this year.

MotoGP legend Rossi aiming for podiums in rookie GT3 season

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is aiming “for the podium” in 2022 when he makes his debut in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

MotoGP legend Rossi joins WRT for 2022 GT World Challenge Europe
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MotoGP legend Rossi joins WRT for 2022 GT World Challenge Europe

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has committed to a full campaign in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

Garage 59 returns to McLaren for 2022 GT3 campaigns

Former McLaren factory team Garage 59 will switch back to the British manufacturer for its 2022 GT3 programmes after three seasons running Aston Martins.

Van Gisbergen eyeing European return
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Van Gisbergen eyeing European return

Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is eyeing a return to the European racing scene once normality returns to international travel.

Rossi 'nothing if not competitive' in GT car, says WRT boss
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Rossi 'nothing if not competitive' in GT car, says WRT boss

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has the potential to be a frontrunner in sportscar racing following his retirement from two-wheel competition, according to WRT team boss Vincent Vosse.

Rigon ruled out of Le Mans 24 Hours due to Spa crash injury

Ferrari factory GT driver Davide Rigon has been ruled out of the Le Mans 24 Hours while he continues to recover from his recent crash in the Spa 24 Hours.

Injured Aitken eyes Williams F1 sim and racing return next month

Jack Aitken hopes to be back in the Williams Formula 1 simulator and racing in the GT World Challenge next month as his recovery continues from his recent Spa crash.

WRT: No disappointment despite dramatic Spa 24 miss 24 Hours of Spa
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WRT: No disappointment despite dramatic Spa 24 miss

WRT Audi team boss Vincent Vosse has revealed that he feels no disappointment after his team missed out on victory in the dramatic finish to last weekend's Spa 24 Hours.

BMW "had all the ingredients to win" Spa 24 on M6 farewell 24 Hours of Spa
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BMW "had all the ingredients to win" Spa 24 on M6 farewell

Sheldon van der Linde believes BMW "had all the ingredients to win" the Spa 24 Hours on the venerable M6 GT3's swansong appearance before both Walkenhorst Motorsport entries retired.

Ferrari credits Pier Guidi's "history making" drive for Spa win

Alessandro Pier Guidi's late-race charge that sealed Ferrari's first outright Spa 24 Hours victory since 2004 has been hailed as "history making" by his Iron Lynx team boss.

Spa 24h: Ferrari beats Audi after late downpour drama 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Ferrari beats Audi after late downpour drama

The Iron Lynx Ferrari team took victory in a thrilling conclusion to the Spa 24 Hours as Alessandro Pier Guidi passed the WRT Audi of Dries Vanthoor following a late downpour.

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads Audi after 18 hours 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads Audi after 18 hours

The Iron Lynx Ferrari outfit maintained its lead in the Spa 24 Hours as the race hit the 18-hour mark, albeit with a reduced advantage over the best of the Team WRT Audis.

Aitken sustains fractures in Spa 24 Hours crash 24 Hours of Spa
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Aitken sustains fractures in Spa 24 Hours crash

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken sustained fractures to his collarbone and a vertebra in the multi-car accident at Eau Rouge in the Spa 24 Hours on Saturday.

Porsche's Vanthoor injured after Spa paddock accident 24 Hours of Spa
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Porsche's Vanthoor injured after Spa paddock accident

Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor has been taken to hospital following a paddock accident during the Spa 24 Hours.

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari still leads at halfway 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari still leads at halfway

The Iron Lynx Ferrari squad remained in control of the Spa 24 Hours as the Belgian endurance classic reached the halfway mark.

Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads after six hours 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads after six hours

The Iron Lynx Ferrari driven Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Come Ledogar lead the Spa 24 Hours at one-quarter distance.

Spa 24h: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon crash 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon crash

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken and Ferrari factory driver Davide Rigon have been transferred to hospital after a major accident in the opening hour of the Spa 24 Hours.

Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for ASP Mercedes 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for ASP Mercedes

Raffaele Marciello claimed pole position for the Spa 24 Hours for the second consecutive season with the Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes team.

Spa 24h: ASP Mercedes heads Thursday qualifying 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: ASP Mercedes heads Thursday qualifying

Mercedes-Benz topped opening qualifying for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours on Thursday evening, with the Auto Sport Promotion entry shared by Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon. 

NLS squad Schnabl takes over Porsche Spa 24h entry

Schnabl Engineering will take over one of the two withdrawn Frikadelli Racing Porsche entries for next weekend's Spa 24 Hours.

Porsche squad Frikadelli pulls Spa 24h entries after floods

Porsche outfit Frikadelli Racing has withdrawn its pair of entries for the upcoming Spa 24 Hours due to the effects of the recent flood disaster in the western part of Germany.

Baguette hopes it's "not the end" for NSX GT3 in Europe

Honda factory driver Bertrand Baguette says he hopes it's "not the end" for the marque's NSX GT3 in top-level European competition amid the car's absence from the forthcoming Spa 24 Hours.

Tandy, Vanthoor join KCMG for Spa 24h title defence 24 Hours of Spa
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Tandy, Vanthoor join KCMG for Spa 24h title defence

Nick Tandy and Laurens Vanthoor will defend their Spa 24 Hours title next month in a works-supported Porsche fielded by the KCMG squad.

Ilott in "very good position" should F1 opportunity arise

Ferrari youngster Callum Ilott believes he is in a “very good position” to make the step into Formula 1 should an opportunity arise despite not racing single-seaters this year.

Aston Martin reunites Thiim, Sorensen for Spa 24 Hours

Reigning FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro title winners Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen will contest this year's Spa 24 Hours in an all-factory Aston Martin driver line-up. 

GPX Porsche grabs Paul Ricard GT World Challenge win Paul Ricard
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GPX Porsche grabs Paul Ricard GT World Challenge win

The #22 GPX Porsche claimed victory in the second round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup at Paul Ricard, as the polesitting FFF Racing Lamborghini faded late on.

Porsche beats Mercedes in GT World Challenge Monza opener

Porsche claimed first blood in a topsy-turvy opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup as the Dinamic Motorsport squad reprised its 2019 victory at Monza. 

Williams F1 reserve Aitken making GT switch to broaden skillset

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken's 2021 GT World Challenge Europe campaign with the Emil Frey Lamborghini squad was motivated by a desire to broaden his skillset as a driver.

Glock, Wittmann headline Walkenhorst BMW GTWCE line-up

Ex-Formula 1 racer Timo Glock and DTM champions Martin Tomczyk and Marco Wittmann will race for the Walkenhorst BMW squad in the 2021 GT World Challenge Europe. 

ART partners Spa-winning GPX Racing Porsche team

The ART Grand Prix team will return to sportscar racing with the Spa 24 Hours-winning GPX Racing entrant in this year's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

Top LMP2 squad JOTA to run McLaren in GTWCE

Top LMP2 outfit JOTA will return to GT racing by fielding a McLaren 720S GT3 with an all-factory driver line-up in this year’s GT World Challenge Europe.

Aitken to race in GT World Challenge Europe with Lamborghini

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken will race in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2021 with Lamborghini.

Ferrari junior Ilott joins GT World Challenge with Iron Lynx

Ferrari academy driver Callum Ilott will contest the Endurance Cup rounds of the 2021 GT World Challenge Europe with an Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3.

Bortolotti rejoins Lamborghini factory roster for 2021

Mirko Bortolotti has rejoined Lamborghini's roster of factory GT drivers for the 2021 season after a year with Audi.

Lexus ends factory support for European GT3 programme

Toyota brand Lexus has ended factory support of its racing program with the RC F GT3 contender in Europe. 

Ferrari's Pier Guidi wins GT World Challenge Endurance crown

Ferrari’s Alessandro Pier Guidi won the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup title after super-subs Come Ledogar and Tom Blomqvist helped him claim victory in the Paul Ricard 1000km.

Ferrari calls up Serra to race in Bahrain WEC finale

Ferrari has called up Daniel Serra to race for its factory GTE Pro squad in next weekend's Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship season finale.

Porsche's Tandy "burst into tears" after sealing Spa win 24 Hours of Spa
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Porsche's Tandy "burst into tears" after sealing Spa win

Porsche driver Nick Tandy has revealed that he cried with emotion as he completed victory in last weekend's Spa 24 Hours for Rowe Racing.

Spa 24 Hours: Porsche wins after late charge from Tandy 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24 Hours: Porsche wins after late charge from Tandy

Porsche came from behind on a wet track to win the Spa 24 Hours with the factory Rowe Racing entry driven by Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor. 

Spa 24 Hours: Audi holds 1-2 at three-quarter distance

Audi ran one-two in the Spa 24 Hours at the three-quarter mark with its factory entries from the Sainteloc and Attempto teams. 

Spa 24h: Mercedes leads at six hours after delayed start 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Mercedes leads at six hours after delayed start

Mercedes led the Spa 24 Hours after six hours with the Auto Sport Promotion line-up of Raffaele Marciello, Felipe Fraga and Timur Boguslavskiy at the six-hour mark.

Spa 24 Hours delayed after horror crash in support race 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24 Hours delayed after horror crash in support race

The start of the Spa 24 Hours has been delayed after an accident in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo support race in which a driver sustained a suspected broken leg. 

Spa 24 Hours makes U-turn on track limits policy 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24 Hours makes U-turn on track limits policy

There has been a clamp down on track limits ahead of this weekend's Spa 24 Hours after the majority of cars repeatedly ran off circuit during practice and qualifying.

SRO expands on Spa 24 Hours COVID-19 concerns

SRO chief Stephane Ratel has admitted to concerns that this weekend's Spa 24 Hours would be cancelled as the result of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Belgium.

Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for Mercedes 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: Marciello claims pole for Mercedes

Raffaele Marciello claimed pole position ahead of this weekend's Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Europe for the Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes team.

Spa 24h: WRT Audi tops opening qualifying session 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24h: WRT Audi tops opening qualifying session

The WRT Audi squad topped opening qualifying for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Europe.

Why Timur Boguslavskiy has added incentive in the Spa 24 Hours 24 Hours of Spa
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Why Timur Boguslavskiy has added incentive in the Spa 24 Hours

Right now, a 20-year old from Kazan in Russia is one of the most successful Mercedes drivers in GT racing. But this weekend he must pass a very special test if he’s to join Lewis Hamilton at the end-of-season Mercedes party…

DTM title contenders give up Audi Spa 24h drives 24 Hours of Spa
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DTM title contenders give up Audi Spa 24h drives

Audi DTM drivers Rene Rast, Nico Muller and Robin Frijns will not take part in this weekend's Spa 24 Hours, the German marque has announced.

Porsche's Spa 24h winners switch teams for 2020

Porsche drivers Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz will defend their Spa 24 Hours crown with the KCMG squad later this month.

Mortara to make Audi return in Spa 24 Hours

Edoardo Mortara will make his first appearance in an Audi in four years in next month's Spa 24 Hours, as he joins the WRT team's four-car line-up for the Belgian classic.