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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Toyota, Ferrari take 1-2s; G-Drive, Aston Martin also win

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrids finished 1-2 at the 6 Hours of Spa, Sebastien Buemi (#8) outrunning Kamui Kobayashi (#7) to the checkered flag by just 1.992 sec. The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard) finished third. The 1-2 finish was Toyota’s first in WEC competition since the 6 Hours of Shanghai in 2014. The #8 (Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson) also won the season opener at Silverstone.   Alex Lynn, Roman Rusinov, and Pierre Thiriet won...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Silverstone – Toyota, Ford, Chinese open season with wins

Starting grid, Top 3 each class LMP1 #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez), #8 Toyota (Sebastian Buemi, Anthony Davidson, Kaz Nakajima), #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy) LMP2 #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07-Gibson (Roman Rusinov, Pierre Thiriet, Alex Lynn), #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut A470-Gibson (Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes, M. Rao), #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07-Gibson (Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis, Thomas ...

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IMSA: Long Beach – WTR takes third straight, Milner grabs GTLM victory

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started on pole and kept the lead from the start. GTLM pole-sitter Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R), however, was part of a three-car pileup behind Ed Brown in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Toni Vilander in the Risi Competitizione Ferrari and Joey Hand in one of the Ford GTs were also involved. As the field circulated under caution with 1 hr 30 min remaining (of 1:40), Taylor led Tristan Nunez (#55 Mazda Racing DPi) and ...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Ford, Porsche win

An extended rain-induced caution period was in place with 8 hr 30 min remaining, the second of the race. Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) led, followed by Marc Goossens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Multimatic Riley-Gibson) and Felipe Albuquerque (#5 Action Express Racing Cadillac). Dirk Mueller’s #66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT circulated at the front of GTLM, with Mike Rockenfeller (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) and Andy Priaulx (#69 Ford GT) following.  The overall leade...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Cadillac, Ford, Ferrari top qualifiers for 2017 kickoff

Daytona International Speedway hosts the start of the 2017 racing from Jan. 26-29, as competitors from all corners of the world and a variety of racing disciplines convene for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 .   The Rolex 24 will see 55 competitors for the race’s 55th running. Twelve cars make up the Prototype class, with Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entrants f...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai – Porsche wins, secures manufacturer’s title

Photo: Erik Junius Paul Dalla Lana and Pedro Lamy (#98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage) took pole in GTE Am. Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell (#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) topped GTE Pro, with their teammate in the #66 lining up second. LMP2’s Top 3 qualifiers were the #44 Manor Racing Oreca 05-Nissan, the #36 Signatech Alpine Nissan, and the #30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2-Nissan. The #1 Team Porsche 919 Hybrid (Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley) led the field to the green t...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Fuji – Toyota, G-Drive take first wins of 2016

The #7 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 started on pole, but all three LMP1 makes led at some point early in the race. The #7 retired during the first hour, race officials determining that its drive-train was out of homologation. Leaders half way in were the #8 Audi, the #42 Strakka Racing Gibson-Nissan (LMP2), the #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK GT (GTE Pro), and the #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage (GTE Am).   Competition at the front of the field was extremely tight, the #6 Toyota Gazoo R...

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IMSA: Circuit of the Americas – Qualifying

Prototype Ricky Taylor, #10 Wayne Taylor Motorsport Corvette DP – 1:58.712 Tristan Nunez, #55 Mazda Motorsports Prototype – 1:58.715 Joel Miller, #70 Mazda Motorsports Prototype – 1:59.120   Prototype Challenge (all Oreca FLM09-Chevrolet): R. Alon, #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports – 2:01.847 J. Gutierrez, #7 Starworks Motorsport – 2:02.272 Alex Popow, #8 Starworks Motorsport – 2:02.274   GT Le Mans: Ryan Briscoe, #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ...

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CTSCC: Circuit of the Americas – Multimatic Mustang out front green to checkers.

The Top 3 on the overall grid were Scott Maxwell (#15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350/R-C), Daniel Burkett (#33 CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4) and Paul Holton (#76 C360R Ford Shelby). ST’s first three qualifiers were Tyler Cooke (#84 BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i), Sarah Cattaneo (#44 CRG-I Do Borrow Nissan Altima) and Drake Kemper (#34 Alara Racing Mazda MX-5). Holton took second early in Lap 2. A full course caution came out less than 3 min into the 2 hr 30 min race. Green-...

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IMSA: VIR – Corvette Racing, Paul Miller Lambo take wins

The series’ stop at Virginia International Raceway featured only the two GT classes. In six GT Le Mans races so far this year points leaders Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette Racing C.7R) had four wins and six podiums and Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westrbrook (#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) three wins and five podiums. Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette) started on pole, with the #4 right next door. Joey Hand (#66  Ford GT) lined up third and Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi Competitz...

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