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Gary Watkins
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Gary Watkins

London, UK

Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 32nd as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 75 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.

Gary, who also writes for Autoweek, Motor Sport, Autocourse, RACER and others, lives in Surbiton but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.

Latest articles by Gary Watkins

Aston Martin Valkyrie WEC/IMSA Hypercar breaks cover at two test days

Aston Martin Valkyrie WEC/IMSA Hypercar breaks cover at two test days

WEC
WEC
Aston Martin Valkyrie WEC/IMSA Hypercar breaks cover at two test days
Porsche customer Proton eyeing second car in WEC and IMSA

Porsche customer Proton eyeing second car in WEC and IMSA

WEC
WEC
Porsche customer Proton eyeing second car in WEC and IMSA
Aston Martin Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar completes shakedown test

Aston Martin Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar completes shakedown test

WEC
WEC
Aston Martin Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar completes shakedown test
Ferrari laments "helplessness" in WEC battle with Toyota in Brazil

Ferrari laments "helplessness" in WEC battle with Toyota in Brazil

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Ferrari laments "helplessness" in WEC battle with Toyota in Brazil
How a recurring strength aided Toyota's WEC Interlagos domination

How a recurring strength aided Toyota's WEC Interlagos domination

Prime
WEC
Prime
WEC
Interlagos
How a recurring strength aided Toyota's WEC Interlagos domination
Hartley concedes WEC title despite Toyota #8 winning at Interlagos

Hartley concedes WEC title despite Toyota #8 winning at Interlagos

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Hartley concedes WEC title despite Toyota #8 winning at Interlagos
WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates to defeat Porsche

WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates to defeat Porsche

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates to defeat Porsche
Alpine confident of avoiding Le Mans engine issue in Sao Paulo WEC race

Alpine confident of avoiding Le Mans engine issue in Sao Paulo WEC race

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Alpine confident of avoiding Le Mans engine issue in Sao Paulo WEC race
WEC Sao Paulo: Kobayashi claims pole in Toyota 1-2

WEC Sao Paulo: Kobayashi claims pole in Toyota 1-2

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
WEC Sao Paulo: Kobayashi claims pole in Toyota 1-2
Le Mans win a catalyst for Ferrari's inaugural Hypercar upgrade

Le Mans win a catalyst for Ferrari's inaugural Hypercar upgrade

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Le Mans win a catalyst for Ferrari's inaugural Hypercar upgrade
WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates second practice with 1-2

WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates second practice with 1-2

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
WEC Sao Paulo: Toyota dominates second practice with 1-2
Peugeot WEC focus shifts from reliability to performance

Peugeot WEC focus shifts from reliability to performance

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Peugeot WEC focus shifts from reliability to performance
"Still a few unknowns" for Conway on post-injury Toyota WEC return in Brazil

"Still a few unknowns" for Conway on post-injury Toyota WEC return in Brazil

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
"Still a few unknowns" for Conway on post-injury Toyota WEC return in Brazil
Rossi reveals Nurburgring 24 Hours ambition

Rossi reveals Nurburgring 24 Hours ambition

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Rossi reveals Nurburgring 24 Hours ambition
Ferrari receives WEC engine power gain ahead of Interlagos

Ferrari receives WEC engine power gain ahead of Interlagos

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Ferrari receives WEC engine power gain ahead of Interlagos
Conway returns to Toyota's WEC roster for Brazil round after injury

Conway returns to Toyota's WEC roster for Brazil round after injury

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Conway returns to Toyota's WEC roster for Brazil round after injury
Hyundai gearing up for WEC hypercar programme, WRC long-term future unclear

Hyundai gearing up for WEC hypercar programme, WRC long-term future unclear

WEC
WEC
Hyundai gearing up for WEC hypercar programme, WRC long-term future unclear
Spa 24 Hours: Aston Martin wins after Ferrari blocked at pit entry

Spa 24 Hours: Aston Martin wins after Ferrari blocked at pit entry

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Spa
Spa 24 Hours: Aston Martin wins after Ferrari blocked at pit entry
Door to manufacturer influx in GTP opened by rules extension, says IMSA boss

Door to manufacturer influx in GTP opened by rules extension, says IMSA boss

IMSA
IMSA
Door to manufacturer influx in GTP opened by rules extension, says IMSA boss
Ferrari eyes joker upgrades to Le Mans-winning 499P

Ferrari eyes joker upgrades to Le Mans-winning 499P

WEC
WEC
Ferrari eyes joker upgrades to Le Mans-winning 499P
The tweaks that could make a landmark Le Mans even better

The tweaks that could make a landmark Le Mans even better

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The tweaks that could make a landmark Le Mans even better
Rules extension boosts McLaren's outright Le Mans ambitions

Rules extension boosts McLaren's outright Le Mans ambitions

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Rules extension boosts McLaren's outright Le Mans ambitions
How Ferrari overcame multiple threats to defend its Le Mans crown

How Ferrari overcame multiple threats to defend its Le Mans crown

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
How Ferrari overcame multiple threats to defend its Le Mans crown
Toyota says it had pace for 2024 Le Mans win without various issues

Toyota says it had pace for 2024 Le Mans win without various issues

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Toyota says it had pace for 2024 Le Mans win without various issues
Jota completes Le Mans airfield shakedown of rebuilt Porsche

Jota completes Le Mans airfield shakedown of rebuilt Porsche

Le Mans
Le Mans
Road to Le Mans
Jota completes Le Mans airfield shakedown of rebuilt Porsche
LMDh, LMH regulations extended to 2029 WEC, IMSA seasons

LMDh, LMH regulations extended to 2029 WEC, IMSA seasons

WEC
WEC
LMDh, LMH regulations extended to 2029 WEC, IMSA seasons
WEC confirms two-car rule for Hypercar manufacturers for 2025

WEC confirms two-car rule for Hypercar manufacturers for 2025

WEC
WEC
WEC confirms two-car rule for Hypercar manufacturers for 2025
Le Mans 24 Hours to clash with F1 Canadian GP in 2025 as WEC calendar announced

Le Mans 24 Hours to clash with F1 Canadian GP in 2025 as WEC calendar announced

WEC
WEC
Le Mans 24 Hours to clash with F1 Canadian GP in 2025 as WEC calendar announced
The secret path BMW took to success in Le Mans' past manufacturer boom

The secret path BMW took to success in Le Mans' past manufacturer boom

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The secret path BMW took to success in Le Mans' past manufacturer boom
Jota, Wayne Taylor teams favourites for Cadillac switch in WEC, IMSA

Jota, Wayne Taylor teams favourites for Cadillac switch in WEC, IMSA

WEC
WEC
Jota, Wayne Taylor teams favourites for Cadillac switch in WEC, IMSA
WRC champion Rovanpera reveals Le Mans ambition

WRC champion Rovanpera reveals Le Mans ambition

WRC
WRC
WRC champion Rovanpera reveals Le Mans ambition
Jota facing "fastest ever" Porsche rebuild after Le Mans FP2 crash

Jota facing "fastest ever" Porsche rebuild after Le Mans FP2 crash

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Jota facing "fastest ever" Porsche rebuild after Le Mans FP2 crash
The winding road that brought McLaren back to Le Mans

The winding road that brought McLaren back to Le Mans

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The winding road that brought McLaren back to Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota back on top in FP2 after qualifying disaster

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota back on top in FP2 after qualifying disaster

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota back on top in FP2 after qualifying disaster
Ferrari calls for strict policing of WEC tyre warming rules at Le Mans 24

Ferrari calls for strict policing of WEC tyre warming rules at Le Mans 24

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Ferrari calls for strict policing of WEC tyre warming rules at Le Mans 24
How Porsche has put extra focus on finding a Le Mans edge off-track

How Porsche has put extra focus on finding a Le Mans edge off-track

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
How Porsche has put extra focus on finding a Le Mans edge off-track
MissionH24 unveil next generation hydrogen prototype at Le Mans

MissionH24 unveil next generation hydrogen prototype at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
Road to Le Mans
MissionH24 unveil next generation hydrogen prototype at Le Mans
Ferrari appeals rejection of its Spa WEC protest

Ferrari appeals rejection of its Spa WEC protest

WEC
WEC
Ferrari appeals rejection of its Spa WEC protest
Le Mans 24: Can Porsche win again at la Sarthe?

Le Mans 24: Can Porsche win again at la Sarthe?

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans 24: Can Porsche win again at la Sarthe?
Lopez's Toyota return at Le Mans "like I had never left"

Lopez's Toyota return at Le Mans "like I had never left"

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans test day
Lopez's Toyota return at Le Mans "like I had never left"
When Porsche privateers beat the factory at Le Mans

When Porsche privateers beat the factory at Le Mans

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans test day
When Porsche privateers beat the factory at Le Mans
Toyota concedes Le Mans is Porsche's to lose after test 1-2

Toyota concedes Le Mans is Porsche's to lose after test 1-2

Le Mans
Le Mans
Toyota concedes Le Mans is Porsche's to lose after test 1-2
Le Mans 24 Hours: Estre leads Porsche 1-2 on test day

Le Mans 24 Hours: Estre leads Porsche 1-2 on test day

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans test day
Le Mans 24 Hours: Estre leads Porsche 1-2 on test day
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kobayashi leads opening test session for Toyota

Le Mans 24 Hours: Kobayashi leads opening test session for Toyota

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans test day
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kobayashi leads opening test session for Toyota
Why Toyota chose Lopez over Miyata to replace Conway at Le Mans

Why Toyota chose Lopez over Miyata to replace Conway at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
Why Toyota chose Lopez over Miyata to replace Conway at Le Mans
Toyota driver Conway ruled out of Le Mans, replaced by Lopez

Toyota driver Conway ruled out of Le Mans, replaced by Lopez

Le Mans
Le Mans
Toyota driver Conway ruled out of Le Mans, replaced by Lopez
Peugeot receives biggest BoP break for Le Mans in WEC Hypercar class

Peugeot receives biggest BoP break for Le Mans in WEC Hypercar class

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Peugeot receives biggest BoP break for Le Mans in WEC Hypercar class
Football icon Zidane named Le Mans 24 Hours starter

Football icon Zidane named Le Mans 24 Hours starter

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Football icon Zidane named Le Mans 24 Hours starter
WEC calendar won't expand in 2025

WEC calendar won't expand in 2025

WEC
WEC
WEC calendar won't expand in 2025
Le Mans organiser predicts multiple hydrogen manufacturers in 24 Hours by 2029

Le Mans organiser predicts multiple hydrogen manufacturers in 24 Hours by 2029

WEC
WEC
Le Mans organiser predicts multiple hydrogen manufacturers in 24 Hours by 2029
Aston Martin prepared to run two Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercars in WEC 2025

Aston Martin prepared to run two Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercars in WEC 2025

WEC
WEC
Aston Martin prepared to run two Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercars in WEC 2025
Porsche set to abandon updated WEC engine

Porsche set to abandon updated WEC engine

WEC
WEC
Spa
Porsche set to abandon updated WEC engine
Peugeot claims unfair treatment in veiled BoP attack following WEC Spa

Peugeot claims unfair treatment in veiled BoP attack following WEC Spa

WEC
WEC
Spa
Peugeot claims unfair treatment in veiled BoP attack following WEC Spa
BMW hails WEC progress but "too many mistakes" remain

BMW hails WEC progress but "too many mistakes" remain

WEC
WEC
Spa
BMW hails WEC progress but "too many mistakes" remain
How Porsche privateers proved their worth in an elongated WEC Spa 6 Hours

How Porsche privateers proved their worth in an elongated WEC Spa 6 Hours

Prime
WEC
Prime
WEC
Spa
How Porsche privateers proved their worth in an elongated WEC Spa 6 Hours
Jota's victory in WEC Spa is "proof" of the 963 programme, says Porsche

Jota's victory in WEC Spa is "proof" of the 963 programme, says Porsche

WEC
WEC
Spa
Jota's victory in WEC Spa is "proof" of the 963 programme, says Porsche
Ferrari protest into WEC Spa result rejected

Ferrari protest into WEC Spa result rejected

WEC
WEC
Spa
Ferrari protest into WEC Spa result rejected
Ferrari's Calado admits "I screwed up" after missing WEC Spa Hyperpole

Ferrari's Calado admits "I screwed up" after missing WEC Spa Hyperpole

WEC
WEC
Spa
Ferrari's Calado admits "I screwed up" after missing WEC Spa Hyperpole
WEC Spa: Ferrari beats Porsche to pole, top Toyota in seventh

WEC Spa: Ferrari beats Porsche to pole, top Toyota in seventh

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Ferrari beats Porsche to pole, top Toyota in seventh
WEC Spa: Ferrari leads the way in FP1 as new manufacturers impress

WEC Spa: Ferrari leads the way in FP1 as new manufacturers impress

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Ferrari leads the way in FP1 as new manufacturers impress

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