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Jamie Klein

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How an Indy 500 'nearly man' found a home in Japan Prime

How an Indy 500 'nearly man' found a home in Japan

Having come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, having already had the door to Formula 1 slammed in his face, Bertrand Baguette finally found a stable home in Japan with Honda. Ahead of his eighth season as a SUPER GT driver, he looks back on his career so far with Jamie Klein.

American teenager Baltas set for Super Formula drive

B-Max Racing has secured its presence on the Super Formula grid this season with the signing of American teenager Yves Baltas, has learned.

Laurent scrambling for seat after late Alpine snub

Thomas Laurent says he is still working to find a drive in sportscar racing for 2021 after missing out on a drive with the Alpine FIA World Endurance Championship team.

Parsons targets Super GT return alongside Mercedes deal

Japan-domiciled Australian racer Jake Parsons will contest the 2021 Super Taikyu season with the 5Zigen team, and is targeting a return to SUPER GT later in the year.

Lotterer: Second-year Porsche success tough to repeat in FE

Andre Lotterer says the limited scope of development in Formula E means it won’t be as straightforward for Porsche to replicate the success it achieved in its sophomore campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Subaru officially uncovers new BRZ Super GT challenger

Subaru has officially revealed the next-generation BRZ with which it will tackle the GT300 class of this year's SUPER GT season.

Remembering Super GT's one-off foray into America

The idea of SUPER GT racing in the United States today seems so ambitious as to be bordering on the absurd. But the series’ forerunner did just that back in 2004 with a one-off exhibition event at Fontana.

Thailand Super GT team clarifies Alesi situation

Giuliano Alesi is still on course to race for Toyota Team Thailand in SUPER GT this year, despite not appearing on this week's entry list.

Otsu completes Mugen Super Formula line-up

Honda protege Hiroki Otsu has been named as Mugen's second driver for the 2021 Super Formula season.

Aston Martin could be represented on 2021 DTM grid

Aston Martin could be represented on the 2021 DTM grid, having entered talks with the Racing One team about an entry with a Vantage GT3.

Fenestraz set to miss Okayama Super GT pre-season test

TOM’S Toyota driver Sacha Fenestraz is set to miss next month's Okayama official SUPER GT pre-season test due to Japan’s ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions.

Super GT reveals 44-car entry list for 2021 season

A entry list comprising a total of 44 cars has been revealed for the 2021 SUPER GT season.

Ferrari brand returns to Super GT with Pacific Racing

Ferrari returns to SUPER GT after an absence of three seasons this year thanks to a new tie-up between Pacific Racing and CarGuy Racing.

Vergne: LMP2 "investment" has paid off with Peugeot seat

Jean-Eric Vergne says the "investment" of several years racing in the LMP2 ranks has paid off after being selected as one of Peugeot's drivers for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Sugo escapes damage as earthquake hits northern Japan

The Sugo track in northern Japan has reported it has escaped damage from the earthquake that struck the country on Saturday night.

Drago Corse seals Super GT grid spot with new backer

Drago Corse has secured a return to the SUPER GT grid for the 2021 season with a new backer to replace Modulo.

De Oliveira to defend Super GT GT300 title with Nissan

Joao Paulo de Oliveira will remain in SUPER GT's GT300 class this year to defend his title with Nissan partner team Kondo Racing.

Kubica, WRT headline 43-car ELMS entry list

Robert Kubica will take on a full season in the European Le Mans Series this year with WRT, as part of the Belgian team's expansion into prototype racing.

Lynn splits with Aston Martin after marque's GTE Pro exit

Alex Lynn will not be a part of Aston Martin’s factory roster following the British manufacturer’s exit from the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Super Formula reveals 2021 pre-season test dates

Super Formula has revealed its pre-season test dates for the 2021 season, on top of confirming the calendar that was published last December.

Matsushita's Super Formula seat hanging in the balance

At one stage it seemed certain Nobuharu Matsushita would continue to drive for B-Max Racing in Super Formula this year, but confirmation has not been forthcoming as Honda drags its feet.

Super GT cancels Thailand, Malaysia races for 2021

SUPER GT has cancelled its planned overseas visits to Thailand and Malaysia for the 2021 season, revealing a revised schedule featuring eight races across six circuits.

Menezes: Le Mans quali lap put me on Peugeot radar

Gustavo Menezes believes that his Le Mans 24 Hours qualifying effort last year was key to him being chosen for Peugeot's 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship driver line-up.

Pedercini Kawasaki completes 2021 WSBK line-up

The Pedercini Kawasaki World Superbike team has completed its line-up for the 2021 season with the signing of Samuele Cavalieri.

Ex-BMW racer Aberdein switches to ELMS with United

Ex-BMW DTM driver Jonathan Aberdein will switch to the European Le Mans Series for 2021, completing United Autosports' driver roster for the upcoming season.

Tsuchiya team no longer ‘flapping about’ with new Porsche

Takeshi Tsuchiya says his eponymous SUPER GT team won’t be ‘flapping about’ in its second season using Porsche GT3 machinery this year.

The first time a front-engined Honda conquered Super GT

Last year, Honda took the SUPER GT title with an all-new front-engined car, a feat that the Japanese manufacturer had pulled off 10 years prior with the exotic HSV-010 GT. Loic Duval recalls how a machine never even sold as a road car conquered its GT500 rivals.

Kobayashi, Nakajima finally test Toyota hypercar

Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima finally got their first taste of Toyota’s new Le Mans Hypercar during a test at Aragon this week.

Jani not upset by FE exit, relishing WEC return chance

Neel Jani says he has a relaxed attitude about his short-lived stint as a Porsche Formula E driver, and is relishing the chance to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the marque’s GTE effort.

Davies confident of Ducati factory support in 2021

Ousted Ducati factory World Superbike rider Chaz Davies says he is confident he will receive the Italian marque's full backing for the upcoming season as he joins satellite team Go Eleven.

The GTE dilemma that IMSA has created for the WEC Prime

The GTE dilemma that IMSA has created for the WEC

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s decision to scrap its GT Le Mans class for 2022 raises the question of whether the FIA World Endurance Championship should phase out GTE cars. But it's a much harder decision than it appears on the surface.

Mugen Honda set for switch to Dunlop tyres

The Mugen Honda squad is set for a switch of tyre supplier to Dunlop for the 2021 SUPER GT season, has learned.

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.

WTR 'had to prove' it could win Rolex 24 without GM

Wayne Taylor says winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona with his eponymous team was important to show it could succeed without long-time partner GM, admitting he was "getting bored" of his previous alliance.

MSR Acura felt "off" during Rolex 24, says Montoya Daytona 24
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MSR Acura felt "off" during Rolex 24, says Montoya

Meyer Shank Racing's Acura ARX-05 felt "off" from the start of last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, according to Juan Pablo Montoya.

BMW can be "proud" of third against Corvette - Wittmann

BMW can be "proud" of its third-place finish in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona against Corvette, says DTM star Marco Wittmann.

Risi Ferrari's lack of Rolex 24 pace "hard to take" Daytona 24
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Risi Ferrari's lack of Rolex 24 pace "hard to take"

The Risi Competizione Ferrari's “large disadvantage” in pace compared to its rivals in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was "hard to take", says James Calado.

Rolex 24, H18: WTR Acura leads with six hours to go

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura led the Rolex 24 at Daytona with six hours to go, as Alexander Rossi held a small lead over Kevin Magnussen's Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac at the 18-hour mark.

Rolex 24, H15: Chip Ganassi Cadillac back in front

The Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac led the Rolex 24 at Daytona with nine hours to go, taking advantage of a caution period to take the lead away from the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.

Rolex 24, H12: WTR Acura holds narrow lead at halfway

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 held a narrow advantage at the halfway point of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with Filipe Albuquerque just clear of Mike Rockenfeller's Action Express Racing Cadillac.

Otsu set to fill Mugen Super Formula vacancy

Hiroki Otsu has emerged as the favourite to land the vacant Super Formula seat with leading Honda squad Team Mugen.

Motoyama, Team LeMans return to Super GT in 2021

Japanese racing legend Satoshi Motoyama will return to SUPER GT this year as part of a new Audi GT300 effort run by Team LeMans.

Cetilar not ruling out further IMSA outings in 2021

Cetilar Racing has not ruled out the possibility of entering its Dallara LMP2 car in further IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events in 2021.

Alesi set for double Japan programme with Toyota

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM’S squad.

Mazda drivers hopeful about LMDh commitment

Oliver Jarvis says he hopes to know soon if Mazda still plans to be a part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship when the LMDh rules take effect in 2023.

Super GT eyes Asian expansion as DTM tie-up flounders

SUPER GT boss Masaaki Bandoh says he is aiming for the series to expand its presence elsewhere in Asia in future years, following the failure of its Class One tie-up with the DTM.

Toyota names Super Formula drivers for 2021 season

Toyota has revealed its line-up of Super Formula drivers for the 2021 season, as Ritomo Miyata steps up to fill the vacancy created by departing 2019 champion Nick Cassidy.

Toyota reveals 2021 Super GT drivers, GT500 grid complete

Toyota has revealed its driver line-up for the 2021 SUPER GT season, meaning the full GT500 grid for the new campaign is now known.

Mazda cutting to one car has "positives and negatives"

Mazda cutting back to a single car for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season has positive aspects as well as obvious negatives, believes Harry Tincknell.

WEC reveals 2021 entry, Glickenhaus names first drivers
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WEC reveals 2021 entry, Glickenhaus names first drivers

Glickenhaus has named Ryan Briscoe and Gustavo Menezes as drivers for its two Le Mans Hypercars on the expanded 33-car entry list for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

LM Corsa ditches Lexus for GT300 Toyota Supra

LM Corsa has announced a switch from Lexus GT3 machinery to the GT300 version of the Toyota GR Supra for the 2021 SUPER GT season.

Ganassi squad faces "steep learning curve" in Rolex 24

Renger van der Zande admits that Chip Ganassi Racing faces a “steep learning curve” in this month's IMSA WeatherTech Championship SportsCar season opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

D'station Racing enters WEC with Aston Martin

Aston Martin customer outfit D’station Racing will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2021 in association with TF Sport.

Duval 'feels like a rookie' with full-time IMSA move

Former Audi LMP1 and DTM driver Loic Duval says he "feels like a rookie" ahead of his first full-time campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac team.

Iron Lynx's all-female Ferrari crew steps up to WEC

Ferrari has revealed it will support five cars in the GTE Am class of the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, including the all-female Iron Lynx crew that steps up from the European Le Mans Series.

Fenestraz set for Cassidy's TOM'S Super GT seat

Sacha Fenestraz is set for the TOM’S Toyota SUPER GT seat that has been vacated by Nick Cassidy for the 2021 season, understands.

Serra replaces Rigon on Ferrari GTE Pro WEC roster

Ferrari has announced its drivers for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season, with Daniel Serra replacing Davide Rigon in its two-car GTE Pro assault.

HPD offers Super Formula scholarship to FR Americas champion

Honda Performance Development has announced the creation of a scholarship fund worth $600,000 for the winner of this year's Formula Regional Americas championship to race in Super Formula.

Opinion: Nissan dropping Mardenborough makes no sense

Nissan dropping Jann Mardenborough from its GT500 line-up for the 2021 SUPER GT season is not only puzzling from a performance point of view - it's also symbolic of the company's withdrawal from most forms of international motorsport, believes Jamie Klein.

Kunimitsu Honda reveals new Super GT sponsor for 2021

Honda outfit Team Kunimitsu has revealed a new title backer for the 2021 SUPER GT season in the wake of long-time sponsor Raybrig's exit.