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Mercedes-AMG driver Maro Engel took pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in dominant fashion under difficult mixed conditions on Friday evening. The 35-year-old German, who is teamed with Adam Christodoulou, Manuel Metzger and Luca Stolz, first had to qualify for the second session due to the event’s all-new MotoGP-inspired two-part Top Qualifying session. This
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The Bathurst 12 Hour is unlikely to happen as an international GT race next year, according to Supercars boss Sean Seamer. The Supercars-run event has staged the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in recent years, with teams representing manufacturers participating in the SRO-organised series flocking to Mount Panorama from around the world. This
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Dinamic Motorport’s Christian Engelhart, Matteo Cairoli and Sven Muller utterly dominated the second GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round of the season at the Nurburgring for Porsche. The trio started second on the grid following Saturday evening’s qualifying but made the most of a chaotic opening lap in which the polesitting GPX Porsche of
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Bentley will defend its Intercontinental GT Challenge points lead over the remainder of the series, despite axing its factory assault with M-Sport back in June. The British manufacturer has announced a new customer programme that will reunite the winning Bentley Team M-Sport crew of Jules Gounon, Maxim Soulet and Jordan Pepper from the Bathurst 12
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The Nurburgring 24 Hours will take place behind closed doors this year, following the latest restrictions issued by the German government in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Following postponements to the 2020 race due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Nordschleife event has been moved to the weekend of 24-27 September, but the organisers have
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Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman will not contest the 2020 British GT championship in a JRM Bentley Continental GT3 and instead plan to defer their entry to 2021. Soap actor Fletcher, who won BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing competition last year, has raced with former IndyCar racer Plowman since 2018 and the pair combined to win
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The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad has withdrawn from this year’s GT World Challenge Europe and will instead focus on its 2021 campaigns. The race-winning team, whose Aston Martin Vantage GT3s are jointly run by the British Arden and Jota Sport operations, has opted to put its racing activities on hold as a result of the
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The team in which 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button is a partner will race in British GT this year after abandoning its planned GT World Challenge Europe campaign. Jenson Team Rocket RJN had switched its Honda NSX GT3 for a McLaren 720S GT3 after one season, but will now enter it in the
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Four-time British GT champion Jonny Adam says he has “still got the hunger” to win a record-breaking fifth title next year after his planned entry this season was withdrawn. Aston Martin factory driver Adam, who claimed his fourth crown with as many different amateur co-drivers last year alongside Graham Davidson, was set to return in
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The rescheduled Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Europe in October has been extended by one hour to become a 25-hour race. Series boss Stephane Ratel told Autosport that he wants the event to become a “race to remember that we talk about in years to come” on what is the first
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Two-time World Endurance Championship title winner Timo Bernhard’s Porsche team has scratched plans to contest the rescheduled Spa 24 Hours in October. The German revealed that Team 75 Bernhard had filed a one-off entry for the fourth year in a row, but has now been forced to withdraw the Porsche 911 GT3-R from the blue
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Two-time Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Black Falcon is withdrawing from top-line GT3 racing and will be replaced in the Mercedes factory roster by a new operation. The Nurburgring-based squad has withdrawn its factory-backed entries from the Nurburgring 24 Hours, the sister Nurburgring Long-distance Series (formerly the VLN) and the GT World Challenge Europe. Its programmes
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Bentley has called time on its factory race programme with the M-Sport team in this year’s Intercontinental GT Challenge with immediate effect. The axing of the two-car IGTC effort after victory in the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hours in February is the result of multiple factors, according to Bentley motorsport director Paul Williams. He explained that
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