FIA GT/National GT Series

FIA GT

Volume 10

Volume 9

    • News Aplenty from Aston Martin:

      JMW Motorsport have announced that they will race an Aston Martin Vantage GT2 in 2010. This was the first of a number of announcements from Aston Martin just before Christmas.

    • VIDEO:Spectacular Incident from Zolder:

      Coming up to Christmas, crash videos seems to be on people's lists, so - I guess I will bring you one too. This one was at the FIA GT3 round at Zolder this year.

    • FIA GT1 Calendar and Australian Round Update:

      The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on December 11th. Among other decisions the revised 2010 calendar for the FIA GT1 World Championship was released. The dates are as follows :

    • News in Brief - 16 December:

      News in Brief - 16 December

    • News in Brief for 11 December:

      News in Brief for 11 December

    • How Three Champions Were Crowned in Sydney:

      The 2009 Vodka O Australian GT Championship has crowned three new champions after a spectacular final round to the season at Sydney’s Olympic Park street circuit at the weekend (December 4-6).

    • RUMOUR: FIA GT1 To Race in Australia:

      Feedmesportscars.com are trying to confirm early rumours that the FIA GT1 World Championship will race in Australian in 2010.

    • Final Australian GT Points Standings:

      Final Australian GT Points Standings

    • BMW Announce Their 2010 Sportscar Programs:

      BMW has announced their 2010 plans which include a number of exciting sportscar programs. Firstly, they plan to contest the 2010 ALMS Championship with Rahal Letterman Racing. They will have an unchanged lineup of Dirk Muller, Tommy Milner, Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.

    • David Wall Celebrates Australian GT Title:

      New South Welshman, David Wall, has today secured his place in Australian motorsport history by winning the 2009 Australian GT Championship.

    • Sydney: Race 2 Results:

      Sydney: Race 2 Results

    • Sydney: Race 1 Results:

      Sydney: Race 1 Results

    • Sydney: Qualifying Times:

      Sydney: Qualifying Times

    • Sydney: Practice 2 Times:

      Sydney: Practice 2 Times

    • Sydney: Practice 1 Times:

      Sydney: Practice 1 Times

    • Sydney: Entry List:

      Sydney: Entry List

    • 2009 Oz GT Season to Conclude at the Sydney 500:

      The 2009 Vodka O Australian GT Championship season is to reach its dramatic conclusion at the new Sydney Olympic Park street circuit with David Wall in the PR Technology Racing Porsche GT3 997 Cup S poised to take the title this weekend (December 4-6).

    • Big Festival of Activities for Australian GT Season Finale:

      Ahead of the Sydney Telstra 500, to be held this weekend (December 4-6) at Olympic Park, the Vodka O Australian GT Championship will play a major part in the build-up to Sydney’s biggest ever motor racing spectacular.

    • SRO Confirms Brazilian Venue for 2010 GT1 Championship:

      More fashionable than ever in the international motor racing scene, the GT championships are attracting great interest from drivers, media end sponsors everywhere. And that is also the case in Brazil, where SRO hosted a special media conference on Saturday November 28th. Ran since 1997 in Europe, the FIA GT Championship will introduce significant modifications for 2010 season, and one of them is the first ever GT1 world Championship race in Brazil – more precisely in Interlagos. To be held in four continents, the series has been granted for 2010 on the status of World Championship, gathering 24 cars – or four cars per brand.

    • Final 2009 FIA GT Point Standings:

      Final 2009 FIA GT Point Standings

    • Zolder: FIA GT Ends With a Thrilling Race:

      The 2009 season of the FIA GT Championship came to an exciting close at the Belgian circuit of Zolder, with an action-packed race in front of over 16,000 spectators (20,500 over the weekend) crowded around the 4.006 km circuit. All eyes may have been on the title contenders, but it was the nr 33 Vitaphone Racing Team DHL Maserati MC 12 which took a lights-to-flag victory, giving Alessandro Pier Guidi and Matteo Bobbi their only win of the season.

    • Zolder GT3: Haase and Mies are Crowned 2009 Champions with Audi:

      In difficult racing conditions Phoenix Racing's Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies brought their Audi R8 home in 4th place to claim the 2009 FIA GT3 European Drivers Championship. When rain fell just before the pitstop window the safety car was deployed as cars started to slide off the track.

    • Zolder GT3: Haase and Mies Step Closer to 2009 Title in Race 1:

      Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies took their third win of the year in Round 11 at Zolder to regain the lead in the FIA GT3 European Drivers Championship with one race reamining.

    • Zolder: Race Results:

      Zolder: Race Results

    • Zolder: Warm Up Times:

      Zolder: Warm Up Times

    • Zolder GT3: Race 2 Results:

      Zolder GT3: Race 2 Results

    • Zolder GT3: Race 1 Results:

      Zolder GT3: Race 1 Results

    • Zolder: Kumpen and Bruni Take the Class Poles:

      The final qualifying session of the FIA GT Championship in its current form saw Anthony Kumpen and Gianmaria Bruni claim pole position, in GT1 and GT2 respectively. In the first real dry session of the day, Pekaracing title contender Kumpen claimed his third-ever FIA GT pole position for his home race in Zolder, with a lap of 1:27.399 around the 4.006 km circuit.

    • Zolder: Qualifying Times:

      Zolder: Qualifying Times

    • Zolder: Pre-Qualifying Times:

      Zolder: Pre-Qualifying Times

    • Zolder: Practice 1 Times:

      Zolder: Practice 1 Times

    • Zolder GT3: Phoenix and Hexis Take the Honours in Qualifying:

      The honours in the two qualifying sessions held today at Zolder for rounds 11 & 12 of the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship were shared by Christopher Haase in the nr26 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS and Frederic Makowiecki in the nr4 Hexis Racing AMR Aston Martin DBRS9. Both drivers are in the chase for the 2009 FIA GT3 European driver's title.

    • Zolder GT3: Qualifying 2 Times:

      Zolder GT3: Qualifying 2 Times

    • Zolder GT3: Qualifying 1 Times:

      Zolder GT3: Qualifying 1 Times

    • FIA GT Announces GT1, GT2 and GT2 2010 Calendars:

      The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 21st October 2009, during which the calendars for the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship, FIA GT2 European Championship and FIA GT3 European Championship were approved.

    • Zolder: Entry List:

      Zolder: Entry List

    • Zolder: Championships to be Won in the Final Round:

      As the leaves change colour and the weather grows colder, the arrival of autumn signals that another racing season is drawing to a close. But even if winter is fast approaching, a fantastic weekend of competition at Circuit Zolder should make the temperatures rise ! With the FIA GT Championship, FIA GT3 European Championship, Belgian GT Championship MVD and BTCS all holding their season finales at the famous Belgian track, and titles to be claimed in all categories, this is sure to be an action-packed weekend around the 4 km circuit.

    • Alesi has a Welcome Ferrari Comeback:

      Maranello, 13 October 2009 -- Thanks to AF Corse's availability this morning Jean Alesi was back behind the wheel of a Ferrari on the Fiorano circuit. It was a proper test, keeping the promise made to the French driver on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and evaluating, through the direct contact with the car, a possible employment in the international Gran Turismo Championships in the near future.

    • Sofronas Wins SPEED GT Finale; Davis is Champion:

      MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2009) – James Sofronas, of Newport Beach, Calif., captured his second SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship Presented by Toyo Tires win of the season, taking the checkered flag at the Applied Computer Solutions Monterey Sports Car Championship Presented by Bondurant. Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , and Eric Curran, of Easthampton , Mass. , completed the podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Finishing fourth, Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , claimed his first World Challenge GT Championship. Sofronas’ victory handed the SPEED World Challenge GT Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by RACER Magazine to Porsche.

    • Australian GT Points After Round 5:

      Australian GT Points After Round 5

    • Bathurst: Two From Two for Wall:

      The race began before the flag fell for the crew of Dean Grant's Vodka O Lamborghini Gallardo working frantically to replace a left hand rear corner damaged in his race 1 incident thought to have been caused by a deflating tyre, but the big machine did make the rolling start albeit at the back of the grid.

    • Bathurst: Wall Continues Title Run with Race 1 Win:

      David Wall has continued his winning ways in the 2009 Vodka O Australian GT Championship by taking victory in both events at the Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst at the weekend.

    • Bathurst: Race 2 Results:

      Bathurst: Race 2 Results

    • Bathurst: Race 1 Results:

      Bathurst: Race 1 Results

    • Bathurst: Quick Quinn Claims Pole:

      Tony Quinn in his VIP Petfoods Aston Martin DBRS9 has proven to be at the top of the class in qualifying at Round 5 of the Vodka O 2009 Australian GT Championship at the famous Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst today.

    • Bathurst: Qualifying Times:

      Bathurst: Qualifying Times

    • Bathurst: The Championship Battle Heats Up at the Penultimate Round:

      Following spectacular racing from Australian GT at venues such as the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, the Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island, and Eastern Creek, the multi-million dollar field now turns its attention to the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst for Round 5 of the 2009 Championship.

    • Bathurst: Practice 2 Times:

      Bathurst: Practice 2 Times

    • Bathurst: Practice 1 Times:

      Bathurst: Practice 1 Times

    • Bathurst: Entry List:

      Bathurst: Entry List

    • FIA GT Points After Round 7:

      FIA GT Points After Round 7

    • Paul Ricard: Victory to Sangari and AF Corse:

      The sun shone on the Paul Ricard HTTT today for the return to international competition of this historic circuit. The teams and drivers in the two-hour race put on a fine battle, to the delight of the numerous spectators on the new grandstands and viewing areas. Sangari Team Brazil claimed their first win – the first for a Brazilian team in the FIA GT Championship, while second for Vitaphone Racing Team was enough to secure the 2009 GT1 Teams Championship. In GT2, AF Corse took their fourth win of the season, the third for Bruni and Vilander, to secure the GT2 Teams title. As for the drivers titles, the fight goes on to the final round in Zolder …

    • Paul Ricard: GT3 Salles and Mutsch Celebrate Victory in France:

      Thomas Mutsch and Walter Salles scored their first win of the 2009 season as the #1 Matech GT Racing Ford GT came through from 17th on the grid to take the chequered flag in Round 10 of the FIA GT3 European Championship. Mutsch made up fourteen places before handing the Ford to Salles, who was looking comfortable for second place behind the #24 Alpina BMW Alpina B6 GT3 of Csaba Walter when the Hungarian’s car suffered a puncture three laps from the flag. The fight for the other podium positions fell to a frantic three car battle between Manuel Rodrigues (#4 Hexis Racing AMR Aston Martin DBRS9), Nicolas Armindo (#32 Team Rosberg Audi R8 LMS) and Luca Ludwig (#16 Marc Sourd Racing Corvette Z06R GT3) which was decided on the final lap, with Armindo and Ludwig both getting ahead of Rodrigues.

    • Paul Ricard: GT3 Race 1 Halted After Accident:

      Round 9 of the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship was suspended after several accidents occurred on lap 4 of the 60-minute race at Paul Ricard HTTT when rain fell on the exit of Turn 7, while the cars were on slick tyres. The race had been declared wet before the cars left the pits for the grid.

    • Paul Ricard: GT3 Race 2 Results:

      Paul Ricard: GT3 Race 2 Results

    • Paul Ricard: GT3 Race 1 Results:

      Paul Ricard: GT3 Race 1 Results

    • Paul Ricard: Race Results:

      Paul Ricard: Race Results

    • Paul Ricard: Warm Up Times:

      Paul Ricard: Warm Up Times

    • Paul Ricard: FIA GT's Penultimate Round for the Title Race:

      With the seventh round, taking place at the Paul Ricard HTTT, the 2009 FIA GT Championship is drawing steadily towards an exciting conclusion. With everything still to play for, the titles are wide open in both GT1 or GT2.

    • Paul Ricard: Vitaphone and AF Corse Take the Pole Positions:

      For the penultimate round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship, the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track has seen a grand return to international competition, with some great racing for the many spectators enjoying the autumn sunshine. During the two 15-minute qualifying sessions for tomorrow’s two-hour race, Enrique Bernoldi set the fastest lap in GT1, while Gianmaria Bruni claimed pole in GT2.

    • Paul Ricard: Qualifying Times:

      Paul Ricard: Qualifying Times

    • Paul Ricard: Sangari Team Brazil Set the Early Pace:

      Enrique Bernoldi set the best time in the 80-minute free practice session for Sunday's seventh and penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship, setting a lap of 2:03.306 near the start of the session. Driving the nr 8 Sangari Team Brazil Corvette Z06, he was 0.3 seconds ahead of the nr 1 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC 12 of Bertolini and Bartels, with the nr 19 Corvette Z06 of Maassen and Biagi third. Championship contenders Pekaracing were seventh, carrying the maximum 100 kg in their car.

    • Paul Ricard: Pre Qualifying Times:

      Paul Ricard: Pre Qualifying Times

    • Paul Ricard: Practice 1 Times:

      Paul Ricard: Practice 1 Times

    • Paul Ricard: Entry List:

      Paul Ricard: Entry List

    • Pilgrim Cruises to SPEED GT Win at Road Atlanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 25, 2009) – Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., got a great launch at the start in his all-wheel drive No. 8 K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 and never looked back, cruising to his ninth-career SPEED World Challenge GT win at Road Atlanta, part of the Toyo Tires Road Atlanta Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network. Eric Curran, of East Hampton, Mass., and Championship point leader Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., completed the podium.

    • Pobst Takes Speed GT Pole at Road Atlanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 24, 2009) – K-PAX Racing teammates Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., continued their assault on Road Atlanta during SPEED World Challenge GT qualifying today. Driving a pair of Volvo S60s, Pobst and Pilgrim claimed the top two spots, respectively, in preparation for Friday’s Toyo Tires Road Atlanta Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network.

    • K-PAX Racing Teammates Pilgrim and Pobst Turn Volvos Loose on Road Atlanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 23, 2009) – K-PAX Racing teammates Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., showed that their Volvo S60s were the class of the field today during SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT practice at Road Atlanta, in preparation for this week’s Toyo Tires Road Atlanta Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network. Pilgrim was fastest in the afternoon session, while Pobst paced this morning’s practice.

    • Pobst Fastest in SPEED GT Practice at Road Atlanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 23, 2009) – Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., turned the top time in this morning’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT practice at Road Atlanta, in preparation for this week’s Toyo Tires Road Atlanta Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network. SPEED GT Championship point leader Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and teammate Boris Said, of Carlsbad , Calif. , were second and third, respectively.

    • Samadi To Race a Mosler in 2010 Australian GT:

      Corse Motorsport has announced its entry for the 2010 Australian GT Championship with driver Ash Samadi and a brand new Mosler MT900 GT3 on its way from the UK to the Sydney based team.

    • FIA GT Points After Round 6:

      FIA GT Points After Round 6

    • Algarve: SRT Wins as the Title Battle Heats Up:

      The roller-coaster Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit provided the perfect backdrop for a thrilling round of the FIA GT Championship, as 38,700 delighted spectators were able to watch a nail-biting finish to the sixth round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship.

    • Algarve: Race Results:

      Algarve: Race Results

    • Algarve: Warm Up Times:

      Algarve: Warm Up Times

    • Algarve: South Americans on Top in Portugal:

      The FIA GT Championship may be in Portugal this weekend, but it was South America which dominated qualifying ! Enrique Bernoldi took pole position in the nr 8 Sangari Team Brazil Corvette Z06, while Matias Russo claimed his second GT2 pole in the all-Argentine nr 95 Pecom Racing Team Ferrari 430 GT2. The first visit to the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve, with its spectacular 4.65 km roller-coaster ride, is proving extremely popular with the FIA GT drivers this weekend !

    • Algarve: Qualifying Times:

      Algarve: Qualifying Times

    • Algarve: Practice 1 Times:

      Algarve: Practice 1 Times

    • Magny Cours: Trottet Ferrari Takes out Race 1:

      Marcel Fässler and Joël Camathias took their third win of the year, imposing the Ferrari F430 of the Trottet Racing in the Saturday race of the Magny-Cours GT Open. The Swiss duo catched up in the second stint the Autorlando Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Richard Lietz-Gianluca Roda, which had led the first part of the race and had a similar handicap of 20 seconds.

    • Magny Cours: Race 1 Results:

      Magny Cours: Race 1 Results

    • Algarve: A New Track But Vitaphone In Drivers Seat:

      The sixth round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship will see teams and drivers head south, for Portugal, and the new Algarve Circuit near Portimao.
      Although this is the Championship’s first visit to Portimao, it is not the first visit to Portugal, as rounds were held at the Estoril circuit on four occasions, between 2000 and 2003. Among memorable occasions in Portugal, the 2000 race was shortened due to torrential rain – the only time that half-points have been awarded in an FIA GT race.

    • Algarve: Entry List:

      Algarve: Entry List

    • Algarve: Phoenix Cap off Great Weekend With Another Win:

      It was the turn of Christopher Mies to take the chequered flag and together with Christopher Haase scored a double victory for the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS in Portugal. Starting from 4th on the grid Haase had a bad started and dropped back to 7th on the opening lap but recovered to hand the car over to Mies in 3rd place.

    • Algarve: Audi And Phoenix Take First GT3 Win:

      Christopher Haase took the chequered flag in Portugal to record the first FIA GT3 European Championship win for himself, Christopher Mies, Phoenix Racing and for the Audi R8 LMS.

    • Algarve: Race 2 Results:

      Algarve: Race 2 Results

    • Algarve: Race 1 Results:

      Algarve: Race 1 Results

    • Algarve: Maiden FIA GT3 Pole Positions for Salles and Mamerow:

      The FIA GT3 European Championship saw a double first in qualifying today with both Walter Salles and Christian Mamerow claiming their maiden FIA GT3 pole positions for rounds 7 & 8 respectively. Mamerow also gave Zakspeed their first Championship pole, the first for a Viper since July 2006 at Spa.

    • Algarve: Qualifying 1 Times:

      Algarve: Qualifying 1 Times

    • Algarve: Qualifying 2 Times:

      Algarve: Qualifying 1 Times

    • What We Missed Over the Weekend:

      Over the weekend I was busy at Repco Rally Australia and couldn't tend to the website as I would have liked. Rudely though, news from the sportscar world didn't stop, but in one foul swoop, here is what we missed.

    • FIA GT Points After Round 5:

      FIA GT Points After Round 5

    • SRO Announces Cancellation of FIA GT3 Finale at Dubai:

      It was with great regret that SRO was informed today that the Dubai Autodrome will not be hosting the final round of the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship, originally scheduled to take place from November 12th – 14th.

    • Hungaroring: Technical Infringements Give Vitaphone the Race:

      Sunshine, spectators and a thrilling race ! There was suspense all the way to the chequered flag in the Budapest City Challenge, watched by over 15,000 spectators at the Hungaroring today. The race proved to be truly action-packed, to the delight of the crowds, who were treated beforehand to a massive autograph session down the pit lane and a driver parade.

    • Hungaroring: Race Results:

      Hungaroring: Race Results

    • Hungaroring: Warm Up Times:

      Hungaroring: Warm Up Times

    • Hungaroring: Pole for Vitaphone and AF Corse:

      For the 5th round of 2009, the FIA GT Championship has returned to the Hungaroring, where the Budapest City Challenge takes place this weekend. This is the Championship’s sixth visit to the Formula One circuit, and the 4.381 km track is popular with many of the drivers.

    • Hungaroring: Qualifying Times:

      Hungaroring: Qualifying Times

    • Hungaroring: K Plus K and Vitaphone Top Practice Sessions:

      The cars took to the track for the first time under grey skies. Hezemans led the times at the very start of the session. Enrique Bernoldi was the next to top the times, in the nr 8 Sangari Corvette, until Karl Wendlinger set a time of 1:42.994 in the nr 14 K plus K Saleen S7, 20 minutes into the session, which remained the best time of the 80 minutes allotted for free practice.

    • Hungaroring: Pre-Qualifying Times:

      Hungaroring: Pre-Qualifying Times

    • Hungaroring: Practice 1 Times:

      Hungaroring: Practice 1 Times

    • Hungaroring: FIA GT Return to Hungary and the Regular Season Races:

      For the fifth round of 2009, the Budapest City Challenge, the FIA GT Championship will make a return to the Hungaroring, last visited in 2006. This will be the sixth time that the Championship will race at the popular Formula One venue, which has provided some exceptional FIA GT races in the past.

    • Hungaroring: Entry List:

      Hungaroring: Entry List

    • Statement from John Teulan Racing and the Australian GT Championship:

      It is now one year since John Teulan’s massive accident at the Phillip Island Round of the 2008 Australian GT Championship. “Although my health recovery has been excellent, there remain some unresolved issues related to that accident. With that, and having regard also to the strategic opportunities available in our business at present, I have decided to ‘take a breather’ from race driving for a while” said John.

    • Australian GT Announces Full Quota for Porsche and the Viper:

      Australian GT has taken yet another huge step in its continued growth with the news that 6 FIA GT3 cars have been purchased in the last 24 hours.
      Unfortunately GT cannot advise of the new owners/competitors as it is still confidential at this stage.

    • Rivera All The Way in World Challenge GT at Road America:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 16, 2009) – After Eight Rounds of SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT competition, Tony Rivera, of Missouri City, Texas, became the first repeat winner of the 2009 season, taking the Road America Grand Prix Presented by StopTech. Eric Curran, of Easthampton , Mass. , and Dino Crescentini, of Manhattan Beach , Fla. , completed the podium at Road America , site of this weekend’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase.

    • Sofronas Wins World Challenge GT Pole at Road America:

      ELKAHRT LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 15, 2009) – James Sofronas only needed one perfect lap around Road America to earn his second SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole of the season. Kuno Wittmer, of Montreal , Quebec , will start second for Sunday’s Round Eight Race, the Road America Grand Prix Presented by StopTech, part of the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase weekend.

    • Davis Dominates for World Challenge GT Win at Mid-Ohio:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2009) – After five trips to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT podium this season, Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., finally made the climb to the top step, winning the Toyo Tires Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network. Tony Rivera, of Missouri City , Texas , and James Sofronas, of Newport Beach , Calif. , completed the top three for Round Seven at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Davis Scores Third World Challenge GT Pole of Season at Mid-Ohio:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 7, 2009) – Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., captured his third SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole position of 2009 today for Sunday’s Toyo Tires World Challenge Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , completed the front row.

    • FIA GT Points After Round 4:

      FIA GT Points After Round 4

    • Lamborghini Murciélago R-SV Launch Press Conference Transcript:

      During an SRO Motorsports Group press conference, held at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday July 24th, during the Total 24 Hours of Spa meeting, Stephane Ratel gave a short update on the 2010 project before handing the microphone over to Hans Reiter, who unveiled the third GT1 car built according to the 2010 regulations, the Lamborghini Murciélago R-SV.

    • The Details of the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Launch:

      The new REITER Lamborghini LP670 R-SV can be unveiled to the public only a few months after the street version was officially presented in Geneva. The new Lamborghini GT1 race car is presented to the public at the 24-hours of Spa. The car is based on the production Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 model.

    • Pobst Takes Wild World Challenge GT Win at Autobahn:

      JOLIET, Ill. (July 26, 2009) – Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., won the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Grand Prix at Autobahn Presented by Blackdog Speed Shop Sunday, taking his first win of the season in an eventful race at the first-time venue, part of the Harrah’s Autobahn Grand Prix Presented by Mazda weekend. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and Brian Kubinski, of nearby Shorewood, Ill. , completed the top three.

    • Spa 24h: Race Results:

      Spa 24h: Race Results

    • Spa 24h: After 24 Hours:

      The nr 4 PK Corvette Z06 of Anthony Kumpen, Mike Hezemans, Jos Menten and Kurt Mollekens claimed victory in this year's running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, finishing ahead of the nr 33 Vitaphone Racing Team DHL Maserati MC 12 of Pierguidi, Lemeret, Rosenblad and Vosse. Third across the line was the leading G2 car, the nr 111 Phoenix Audi R8 LMS in an excellent finish for the car. The Nissan Motorsport Nissan GT-R of Krumm, Turner and Davidson finished third in GT1, an excellent result for the 2010-generation car in its first 24-hour race.

    • Spa 24h: After 23 Hours:

      The Total 24 Hours of Spa continues to take a toll on the cars which remain. On lap 517 the nr 121 Matech GT Racing Ford GT was pushed into the garage, to have a loose under-tray fixed and a new rear wing fitted. It continues to lead G3, but with its lead over the nr 123 Mühlner Porsche reduced to just two laps.

    • Spa 24h: After 22 Hours:

      The problems that hit the nr 3 SRT Corvette in the previous hour continued as the car slipped down the order. Having pitted just as the hour began, the team cleaned the engine bay with a high-pressure washer, trying to remove all the oil which was causing smoke and fumes in the cockpit.

    • Spa 24h: After 21 Hours:

      The race leader, the nr 3 SRT came in on lap 471, and Maxime Soulet handed over to Oliver Gavin, with new tyres and fuel. There had been a report about possible smoke on the front right side, but this was just rubber from the tyres which had built up, and should not be a problem.

    • Spa 24h: After 20 Hours:

      During the 20th hour of this Total 24 Hours of Spa, the fight continues between the two Corvettes for the lead. The nr 4 PK Carsport Corvette took the lead on lap 445, soon after 11:00, when the nr 3 pitted. However, with Soulet taking the wheel, he began to close the gap, reducing the gap on average by a second a lap.

    • Spa 24h: After 19 Hours:

      The race took a new direction early in the 19th hour, when one of the three leading GT1 contenders fell out of contention. The nr 2 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC 12, which had been dicing with the nr 4 PK Carsport and the nr 3 SRT Corvettes for the lead, spun between Pouhon and Fagnes on lap 420, at 10:05. With a puncture, Müller tried to get back to the pits, but after stopping again shortly after, the car was stopped by race control before heading into Blanchimont.

    • Spa 24h: Standings after 18 Hours:

      Spa 24h: Standings after 18 Hours

    • Spa 24h: After 18 Hours:

      The leaders completed 400 laps during the eighteenth hour of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, and it is a measure of how close the racing has been that, after more than 2,800 kilometres, a gap of a minute from first to third place began to look significant.

    • Spa 24h: After 17 Hours:

      The lead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa continues to be hotly disputed, with less than a minute separating the top three cars. The nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati MC12 spent most of the hour ahead, relinquishing the lead briefly to the nr 3 SRT Corvette Z06 when it made a routine pit-stop; a few minutes later the Maserati once again headed the timesheets when the Corvette made its own stop.

    • Spa 24h: After 16 Hours:

      The 16th hour started with the nr 35 Nissan returning to the pits, after just one lap, suffering from misfires.

    • Spa 24: After 15 Hours:

      The fifteenth hour started with a spin for the nr 50 AF Corse car at turn 18, Luis Perez Companc at the wheel. However, the car contined in the lead of the class, handing over to 2006 Champion Jaime Melo. The nr 77 BMS Ferrari came into the pits and went straight into the garage, working on the gearbox and also changing pads and rear brakes. It rejoined on lap 325

    • Spa 24h: After 14 Hours:

      The dawn chorus broke over Spa after five am – accompanied by the roar of engines ! The skies are dawning clear and blue, and it looks like being a beautiful day – extremely welcome after the cold, wet weather seen so far in this 61th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24: Standings after 12 Hours:

      Spa 24: Standings after 12 Hours

    • Spa 24h: After 12 Hours:

      The twelfth hour of the race – that which, in previous years, would have seen teams and drivers heading eagerly towards an extra allocation of points – saw the return of the nr 1 Vitaphone Maserati MC 12, which rejoined the race after a long stop, 65 laps down.

    • Spa 24h: After 11 Hours:

      After spending over an hour behind the safety car, the drivers of the leading GT1 contenders certainly made up for lost time. The nr 3 SRT Corvette, nr 4 PK Racing Corvette and the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati were locked in a titanic battle for the lead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa; despite racing through the night, lap times were barely slower than earlier in the race.

    • Spa 24h: After 10 Hours:

      The 10th hour of the Total 24 Hours of Spa was spent behind the Safety Car as the marshals and track officials worked hard to repair the damaged barriers at Fagnes. Oliver Gavin (#3 Salleslagh Racing Corvette Z06) leads the race from Mike Hezemans (#4 Pekaracing nk Corvette Z06), with Pedro Lamy (#2 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12) the only other driver on the lead lap.

    • Spa 24h: After 9 Hours:

      As the clock struck midnight disaster struck the #1 Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12 when the car left the track at Turn 12 (Fagnes) and struck the barriers hard. Andrea Bertolini struggled to get the Maserati back to the pitlane with front and rear damage and a tyre hanging off the rim

    • Spa 24: After 8 Hours:

      The battle for the lead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa continues to rage; the nr 1 Vitaphone Maserati led most of the eighth hour, but then there was contact with the nr 60 Prospeed Porsche at the Bus Stop; the Porsche headed to the pits for repairs to right rear damage, while the Maserati continued.

    • Spa 24: After 7 Hours:

      With a quarter of the Total 24 Hours of Spa completed, hour 7 saw full darkness descend on the awe-inspiring Circuit Spa-Francorchamps. With lights blazing the cars continue to set a tremendous pace – lap times for the leaders were only two to three seconds slower than earlier in the evening.

    • Spa 24h: Standings After 6 Hours:

      Spa 24h: Standings After 6 Hours

    • Spa 24: After 6 Hours:

      Just after 9 pm, in the sixth hour of racing, the nr 4 PK Carsport Corvette had a spin at turn 19, Menten continuing but losing the lead to Stephane Sarrazin. He caught up to within two seconds of the leader, but then had rather a long stop, dropping down to fourth. This allowed the nr 3 SRT Corvette to regain second place, Soulet at the wheel.

    • Spa 24h: After 5 Hours:

      Hour five started off with the battle for the lead in GT2, with Niki Cadei trying everything to get past Patick Long and his IMSA Porsche. However, the Porsche hung on and gradually began to pull away.

    • Spa 24h: After 4 Hours:

      As the fourth hour of the race started, the safety car was on track, further to the crash of the nr 118 Gravity Mosler, which aquaplaned off in the sudden storm that hit Spa-Francorchamps just before 19:00. Even behind the safety car, with reduced speeds, the conditions were difficult.

    • Spa 24h: After 3 Hours:

      Hour Three of the Total 24 Hours of Spa proved as eventful as the first; the top six cars continue to battle in close formation until lap 56, when the nr 8 Sangari Corvette crashed heavily at Raidillon. The left side of the car took the biggest hit, the front left wheel being ripped off.

    • Spa 24: After 2 Hours:

      After the hectic action in the first hour, the next 60 minutes saw the leading runners consolidating their positions. Oliver Gavin, still at the wheel of the nr 3 SRT Corvette, gradually extended his lead over the nr 1 Vitaphone Maserati to just under 30 seconds, with the nr 4 PK Racing Corvette a further 17 seconds back in third. The nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati found a way past the nr 8 Sangari Corvette for fourth, with the nr 33 Vitaphone Maserat sixth – less than a minute covered the top six.

    • Spa 24h: After 1 Hour:

      39 cars lined up on the F1 grid for the start of this 61th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, led by a trio of Vitaphone Maserati MC 12 cars. Although the track was mentioned as wet on the screens, it was almost dry when the cars set off.

    • Spa 24h: Warm Up Times:

      Spa 24h: Warm Up Times

    • Spa 24h: Vitaphone Maserati Dominate the Grid:

      The rain fell on Spa-Francorchamps for qualifying, and most of the three qualifying sessions took place either in the rain, or on a wet track. Only the first fifteen minutes were dry, and those few laps set the grid for Saturday’s Total 24 Hours of Spa. Alex Müller claimed pole position in the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati MC 12, his second pole in a row after Oschersleben.

    • Spa 24h: Combined Qualifying Times:

      Spa 24h: Combined Qualifying Times

    • Spa 24h: Qualifying 3 Times:

      Spa 24h: Qualifying 3 Times

    • Spa 24h: Qualifying 2 Times:

      Spa 24h: Qualifying 2 Times

    • Spa 24h: Qualifying 1 Times:

      Spa 24h: Qualifying 1 Times

    • Spa 24h: SRT and Vitaphone get off to Ideal Starts:

      FREE PRACTICE : SRT LEADS THE PACK; BMS FASTEST IN GT2
      The nr 3 Selleslagh Racing Team Corvette Z06 started the Total 24 Hours of Spa in the best way, setting the fastest time in the 90-minute free practice session, in damp conditions.

    • Spa 24h: Pre Qualifying Times:

      Spa 24h: Pre Qualifying Times

    • Spa 24h: Practice 1 Times:

      Spa 24H: Practice 1 Times

    • Australian GT Points After Round 4:

      Australian GT Points After Round 4

    • Spa 24: Vitaphone Racing Looking to Defend Spa Title:

      Spa-Francorchamps ! The circuit has been a major part of the FIA GT Championship since 2001, when the legendary 24-hour race first became an integral part of the Championship. Frequently playing a determining factor in the future Champions, a good performance around the 7-km circuit rapidly became essential for the FIA GT frontrunners.

    • Spa 24: Entry List:

      Spa 24: Entry List

    • Eastern Creek: Wall Takes Weekend Honours with Win in Race 3:

      Dean Grant in the Vodka O backed Lamborghini Gallardo made good use of his pole position by virtue of his race 2 win and led the first lap of the final race at Eastern Creek.

    • Eastern Creek: Grant Takes Debut Win in Race 2:

      David Wall in the Porsche Cup S had pole but this time it was the Lamborghini Gallardo of Dean Grant that was alongside for the rolling start with the Gallardo of 2008 GT Champion Mark Eddy on the second row with Jim Richards in his Porsche GT3 997 Cup Car.

    • Eastern Creek: Wall Consolidates Title Lead with Victory in Race 1:

      David Wall in the PR Technology Porsche GT3 Cup led from start to finish taking race 1 in Round 4 of the Vodka O 2009 Australian GT Championship at Sydney's Eastern Creek circuit at the weekend.

    • RPM Ford GT Victorious in the Rain in Donington Enduro:

      Alex Mortimer and Philip Walker claimed the first win of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship season for the RPM Motorsport team this afternoon at Donington Park, timing their pit stop to perfection to steal a march on their rivals in a wet two-hour endurance round of the championship.

    • Eastern Creek: Race 3 Results:

      Eastern Creek: Race 3 Results

    • Eastern Creek: Race 2 Results:

      Eastern Creek: Race 2 Results

    • Eastern Creek: Race 1 Results:

      Eastern Creek: Race 1 Results

    • Eastern Creek: Championship Leader Wall Takes Pole:

      2009 VodkaO Australian GT Championship points leader David Wall has gained pole at Round 4 of the Series at Sydney's Eastern Creek circuit today.

    • Eastern Creek: Practice Notes:

      • Andrew McPherson made his first race meeting appearance in the Mosler after having tested the vehicle on a number of occasions. McPherson previously raced a Lotus in the GT Production division of the Australian GT Championship.

    • Eastern Creek: Qualifying Times:

      Eastern Creek: Qualifying Times

    • Eastern Creek: Practice 5 Times:

      Eastern Creek: Practice 5 Times

    • Eastern Creek: Practice 4 Times:

      Eastern Creek: Practice 4 Times

    • Eastern Creek: Practice 3 Times:

      Eastern Creek: Practice 3 Times

    • Eastern Creek: Practice 2 Times:

      Eastern Creek: Practice 2 Times

    • Eastern Creek: Practice 1 Times:

      Eastern Creek: Practice 1 Times

    • Aston Martin Consider Making Car For 2010 GT1 Regulations:

      Gaydon, 13 July 2009. Aston Martin Racing is considering its options after receiving interest from customers who want to compete in the new 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship, announced by the World Motor Sport Council.

    • Eastern Creek: Entry List:

      Eastern Creek: Entry List

    • Spa 24: CRS Announces Drivers for Spa:

      The longest, toughest race on the FIA GT calendar is fast approaching and CRS Racing has two top driver squads in place for the 2009 Total 24 Hours of Spa.
      Nobody would bet against a good result for the driving team in the No.56 CRS Ferrari 430. Joining the winning partnership of Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell are two of the world’s top sportscar drivers, Antonio Garcia and Peter Kox.

    • Blackdog Speed Shop to Sponsor World Challenge GT at Autobahn:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (July 10, 2009) – Veteran SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT competitor Blackdog Speed Shop has been announced as the presenting sponsor for Round Six of the Championship. The SPEED World Challenge GT Grand Prix at Autobahn Country Club Presented by Blackdog Speed Shop will be held July 24 – 26, as part of the Harrah’s Autobahn Grand Prix Presented by Mazda weekend.

    • Mosler Returns to the Australian GT:

      Andrew MacPherson will have his debut race drive in the mighty Mosler MT900 at round 4 of the Australian GT Championship at Eastern Creek (July 18-19).

    • Spa 24: IMSA Performance Announce Plans:

      IMSA Performance Matmut can confirm that, for the third year running, they will compete at the Spa 24 Hours on July 25/26, round four of the 2009 FIA GT championship. The team enjoyed a competitive Le Mans 24 Hours three weeks ago, leading the GT2 category until reliability issues struck. Since then, the Normandy-based squad has been working hard to identify the exact origin of those issues in preparation for the challenge of Spa.

    • Spa 24: Matech Announces Plans to Run GT3 Cars:

      Matech GT Racing Team will be participating at the 24 Hours of Spa with two Ford GT3 race cars this year – the team has announced it on Wednesday.

    • Watkins Glen: Crescentini Takes First SPEED GT Win Since ’05:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 4, 2009) – Dino Crescentini, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., captured his first SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship win since 2005 on Saturday, holding off Eric Curran, of Easthampton, Mass., at the finish of the Toyo Tires Watkins Glen Grand Prix Presented by Lala Motorsports. James Sofronas, of Newport Beach , Calif. , finished third in the event, part of the Camping World Grand Prix Weekend at Watkins Glen International.

    • RUMOUR; LM24 - Will Spyker Move to GT1???:

      It has emerged that Spyker may move from GT2 to GT1 with the new rules and the 2010 GT1 World Championship.

    • Snetterton: Joy for Ginetta as Ferrari is DQed:

      There was drama on and off track at Snetterton this afternoon -- Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen claiming a brilliant tactical victory in the 10th round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, only to lose the win post-race after falling foul of technical rules.

    • Snetterton: Jones and Jones Take the Race 1 Win:

      David and Godfrey Jones claimed their second win of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship season this afternoon at Snetterton, taking command of the ninth round during the second half of the race and holding off determined challenges from several of their rivals to win by the narrowest of margins, thus extending their championship lead.

    • TRG to Debut Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT in SPEED GT at Autobahn:

      PETALUMA, Calif. (Jun. 30, 2009) - TRG Motorsports together with Circle B Motorcars of Texas will debut the No. 71 Circle B Motorcars Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT car in the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois on July 26.

    • Sangari Team Brazil to Join FIA GT Championship:

      Luxembourg-based team DKR Engineering, after discussions with Championship promoter SRO Motorsports Group, has entered into a partnership with a Brazilian company to run an extremely competitive all-Brazilian line-up in their Corvette C6-R. The car, whose livery has just been unveiled, will bear the colours of SANGARI TEAM BRAZIL. The drivers will be former Formula One driver Enrique Bernoldi, and Roberto Streit, a single-seater driver who has mainly been competing in Japan in recent years.

    • SRO Confirmed as Promoter of FIA GT1 World Championship:

      During today's meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council, it was confirmed that the FIA has reached agreement with SRO to be the promoter of the new FIA GT1 World Championship from 2010.

    • FIA GT Points after Round 3:

      FIA GT Points after Round 3

    • Oschersleben: Race Results:

      Oschersleben: Race Results

    • Oschersleben: Victory Through the Rain for PK Carsport and AF Corse:

      For its tenth visit to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the FIA GT Championship had an incident packed two-hour race, thanks to a heavy rain-shower which started around 20 minutes into the race, growing steadily heavier. With conditions becoming exceedingly tricky, there were plenty of spins and trips into the gravel – although only five cars were not classified.

    • Oschersleben GT3: Race 2 Results:

      Oschersleben GT3: Race 2 Results

    • Oschersleben: Fischer Win First Race on Home Track:

      German team Fischer Racing celebrated their first win in the FIA GT3 European Championship in only their sixth race when Christoffer Nygaard (Ford GT) overtook Nicolas Armindo (Audi R8) on the last lap as they negotiated the backmarkers. Christoffer Nygaard and Florian Gruber celebrated their landmark win on the podium in traditional style.

    • Oschersleben: Corvettes Dominate Morning Warmup:

      On a cloudy grey morning with a damp track the cars took to the track for the last time before the third round of the FIA GT Championship. With conditions wet at the start but drying, times kept on improving throughout the session, with the GT2 cars faster than the GT1 cars early on.

    • Oschersleben: Warm Up Times:

      Oschersleben: Warm Up Times

    • Oschersleben: Muller Gives Vitaphone the Pole:

      Alex Müller gave Vitaphone Racing Team its first real pole position for over a year with a lap of 1:24.546 around the 3.696 km Oschersleben circuit in the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati MC 12. Although the Maserati inherited pole in Adria, it was the first time one of the Italian cars had actually gone fastest in qualifying since Nogaro 2007, when future Champion Thomas Biagi took pole.

    • Oschersleben: Qualifying Times:

      Oschersleben: Qualifying Times

    • Oschersleben GT3: Hexis Take Commanding Win:

      Thomas Accary and Julien Rodrigues gave Hexis Racing their second victory in a row with a lights-to-flag win at the Motorsports Arena Oschersleben. The French team never lost the lead despite Accary having to defend his lead from Dino Lunardi in the Ford GT in the early part of the race and then Rodrigues had the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 of Christopher Haase bearing down on him in the last few laps. However Rodrigues took the chequered flag 0.5 seconds ahead of Haase to celebrate his first ever FIA GT3 win and the first for his teammate since standing on the top of the podium at Nogaro last year. Eric de Doncke brought the #2 Matech Ford GT for another podium finish, their first since winning the first race in Adria last month.

    • Oschersleben GT3: Race 1 Results:

      Oschersleben GT3: Race 1 Results

    • Oschersleben GT3: Qualifying Times:

      Oschersleben GT3: Qualifying Times

    • Oschersleben: This Time it is the Number 2 Vitaphone Car that is Fastest:

      Alex Müller, in the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati MC 12, set the best time in the 80-minute pre-qualifying session. His lap of 1:25.147 was set half an hour into the session, which was punctuated by a brief but heavy rain shower.

    • Oschersleben: Pre-Qualifying Times:

      Oschersleben: Pre-Qualifying Times

    • Oschersleben: Trackspeed and Vitaphone Fastest in Free Practice:

      For the third round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship, the teams and drivers have headed north, to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben – the tenth time that the Championship has visited this German circuit.

    • Oschersleben: Practice 1 Times:

      Oschersleben: Practice 1 Times

    • Oschersleben: Vitaphone and Prospeed Lead the Title Race:

      For the tenth time, the FIA GT Championship will be heading for Oschersleben, and the twisty, challenging Motorsport Arena. Obviously one of the Championship’s favourite tracks, it has seen all the eras and evolutions of the FIA GT Championship. On at least six occasions, the eventual Champion has won the Oschersleben round, making it a good predictor of the Championship as a whole.

    • Oschersleben: Entry List:

      Oschersleben: Entry List

    • Hungaroring to Replace Bucharest in 2009 FIA GT Championship:

      On Friday 12th of June SRO has been informed in writing, that the 5th race of the FIA GT Championship will not be staged in Bucharest on 7th- 9th 2009, as initially scheduled.

    • Rockingham: Brown Back on Top as Ginetta G50Z Wins Overall Again:

      Seventeen-year-old Dan Brown propelled himself back to the top of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship points standings this afternoon at Rockingham thanks to a well-judged GT3 class victory in the sixth round of the championship.

    • Rockingham: Ginetta Invites Itself to Race Victory as Ferrari Duo Scores Top Points:

      A race of high drama and attrition this afternoon at Rockingham brought a new race victor in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in the shape of the Barwell Motorsport Ginetta G50Z driven by Joe Osborne and Olly Bryant, and new championship leaders in Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen, whose Rosso Verde Ferrari finished second overall, won the GT3 class and claimed a maximum points haul.

    • Rockingham: Pole Honours Shared by Osborne and Simonsen:

      The Joe Osborne/Olly Bryant Barwell Ginetta G50Z claimed its maiden Avon Tyres British GT Championship pole position this afternoon, the Invitation Class car besting its GT3 rivals by the smallest of margins in first qualifying at Rockingham. In the second qualifying session, Allan Simonsen's Rosso Verde Ferrari emerged on top.

    • Australian GT Races at Bathust and Homebush:

      Australian GT is to be a feature event at this year’s Bathurst V8 Supercar event and the new finale V8 Supercar event at Homebush in Sydney.

    • FIA GT Points After Round 2:

      FIA GT Points After Round 2

    • Australian GT Points After Round 3:

      Australian GT Points After Round 3

    • Andreas Wirth Returns to the Track with Alpina:

      Heidelberg, Germany – May 18, 2009 – Andreas Wirth Makes an Exciting Return to Racing. It is with great pride today that Andreas Wirth officially announces his return to racing with the factory racing Team BMW ALPINA in the FIA GT3 European Championship, the GT Masters, the 24h of the Nürburgring and VLN racing series.

    • Adria: Hexis Celebrate Night Race Win:

      Manuel Rodrigues and Frederic Makowiecki celebrated on the top step of the podium in Adria as they won the first ever FIA GT3 night race. The Hexis Racing AMR Aston Martin DBRS9 finished less than a second ahead of Maxime Martin and Gael Lesoudier, who gave the AutoGT Racing team its third podium in four races.

    • Phillip Island: Wall Continues Dominating Form to Take 2 From 2:

      The perfect weekend was the name of the game for David Wall in the PR Technology Racing Porsche GT3 Cup S taking victory in the second 60 minute event at Round 3 of the VodkaO 2009 Australian GT Championship held at Victoria’s Phillip Island circuit.

    • Phillip Island: Wall Continues His Title Leading Form:

      David Wall in the PR Technology Racing Porsche GT3 Cup S has taken another victory in his quest for the 2009 Australian GT Championship.

    • Mosport: Daskalos Takes Thrilling World Challenge GT Win:

      CANADA (May 17, 2009) – Jason Daskalos, of Albuquerque, N.M., captured his first-career win Sunday in a thrilling Round Four SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship race Sunday, part of the Victoria Day Speedfest at Mosport International Raceway. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and Tony Rivera, of Missouri City , Texas , completed the podium.

    • Adria: Race Results:

      Adria: Race Results

    • Adria: Vitaphone and Prospeed Rule the Night:

      As the sun set over Adria, the Maserati MC 12 of Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels claimed a fine win, on what is likely to be its final appearance in its home country.

    • Adria: Qualifying Times:

      Adria: Qualifying Times

    • Adria: Bertolini Inherits Pole After K plus K Saleen Loses Qualifying Times:

      A tale of two Austrians in Adria today, when Karl Wendlinger took his tenth FIA GT pole position - and his second of the season, in qualifying for the second round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship.

    • Phillip Island: Race 2 Results:

      Phillip Island: Race 2 Results

    • Phillip Island: Sunday Warm Up Times:

      Utah: Sunday Warm Up Times

    • Phillip Island: Race 1 Results:

      Phillip Island: Race 1 Results

    • Adria: GT3 - Matech 1-2 as Lunardi and De Doncker Win:

      Dino Lunardi and Eric De Doncker won the opening race of the day in #2 Matech GT Racing Ford GT at the Adria International Raceway taking a lights-to-flag victory ahead of the #1 Matech GT Racing Ford GT of Walter Salles and Thomas Mutsch. A one second stop-go penalty denied Mutsch the win, with the German driver serving the penalty four minutes from home and then passing Niki Lanik and Frederic Makowiecki before the chequered flag was shown. The final podium place went to Manuel Rodrigues and Frederic Makowiecki in the #4 Hexis Racing AMR Aston Martin DBRS9, which had started 17th on the grid.

    • Adria: FIA GT3 - Race Results:

      Adria: FIA GT3 - Race Results

    • Adria: Wendlinger and Ragginger Fastest in the Dark:

      The pre-qualifying session for the second round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship took place in similar conditions to those the drivers will face in Saturday's race - starting at dusk and racing into the night.

    • Adria: Pre-Qualifying Times:

      Adria: Pre-Qualifying Times

    • Adria: Maserati Fastest in Close Session:

      The second round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship sees the teams and drivers in Italy, at the Adria International Raceway. The traditional evening race will take place on Saturday, starting before sunset and racing through until dark. However, this year will see a change of schedule with the pre-qualifying session being held at dusk on Friday, and qualifying on Saturday at midday.

    • Adria: Practice 1 Times:

      Adria: Practice 1 Times

    • Phillip Island: Qualifying Times:

      Phillip Island: Qualifying Times

    • Phillip Island: Practice 1 Times:

      Phillip Island: Practice 1 Times

    • Adria: Racing Into Dusk:

      After the long winter break, and the many changes that took place between San Luis in November 2008 and Silverstone in May 2009, the first round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship gave an initial taste of what the new racing year will hold in store.

    • Adria: Entry List:

      Adria: Entry List

    • Phillip Island: Entry List:

      Phillip Island: Entry List

    • Phillip Island: Simonsen and Bowe Back for the GT Classic:

      Allan Simonsen and John Bowe join the Australian GT grid for Round 3 of the 2009 Championship to be held at Victoria’s Phillip Island circuit on May 16-17. Phillip Island has this year taken on the GT Classic event name and status hosting 2 x 1 hour races across the weekend.

    • First British GT victory for Wilkins and Scott ABG Viper:

      Craig Wilkins and Aaron Scott claimed a long overdue maiden win in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship today (Sun) at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, their ABG Motorsport Viper snatching victory two laps from the chequered flag to deny the Ferrari of race-long leaders Allan Simonsen and Hector Lester.

    • Short & Fisken Mosler triumphs in first Spa-Francorchamps Race:

      Just as in both the Oulton Park races, it was a Mosler which took the chequered flag first at Spa-Francorchamps this afternoon in round three of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. But on this occasion it wasn't youngsters Daniel Brown and Stuart Hall at the wheel of the winning car but old stagers Martin Short and Gregor Fisken.

    • Spa: Brown and Simonsen Set the Qualifying Pace:

      Seventeen-year-old Daniel Brown confounded his elders yet again at Spa-Francorchamps today, securing pole position for round three of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with a virtuoso qualifying performance on the Belgian Grand Prix circuit.

    • FIA GT Points After Round 1:

      FIA GT Points After Round 1

    • Volvos Get Heavier, Vipers Breathe Easier with SPEED GT Adjustments:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (May 7, 2009) – SCCA Pro Racing announced today that the Volvo S60 and Dodge Viper have received a competition adjustment before the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship heads to Mosport International Raceway May 16-17.

    • Silverstone: Wendlinger and Sharp Retain the Tourist Trophy:

      The sun shone on Silverstone this weekend for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, the first round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship. Making a remarkable debut with the Saleen S7, Czech team K plus K Motorsports took their maiden win at the British track, allowing Karl Wendlinger and Ryan Sharp to retain the Tourist Trophy – the first time this has happened since 1982 !

    • Silverstone: The Race Results:

      Silverstone: The Race Results

    • Silverstone: Warm Up Times:

      Silverstone: Warm Up Times

    • Silverstone: Wendlinger and Bruni Top the Time Sheets in Qualifying:

      The first round of 2009 will get underway at Silverstone on Sunday May 3rd, at 14:15 local time, with the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. Karl Wendlinger, who won the Trophy last year with his team-mate Ryan Sharp, will start from pole this year, but in a new car from a new team : the K plus K Motorsports Saleen S7. This is his 9th pole in the history of the Championship.

    • Silverstone: Qualifying Times:

      Silverstone: Qualifying Times

    • Silverstone: Morgan does the Double:

      Dimitri Enjalbert and Johan-Boris Scheier celebrated the maiden win for the AutoGT Racing Morgan Super Sport in the opening round of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Silverstone. Starting from pole position Enjelbert briefly lost the lead but bounced back to hold the advantage until Scheier came under pressure late in the race from the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS of Christopher Haase. The German swept into the lead on lap 22, but a technical problem forced the Audi into the pits to retire, promoting Scheier back into the lead, which he held until the flag.

    • Silverstone: GT3 Race 2 Results:

      Silverstone: GT3 Race 2 Results

    • Silverstone: GT3 Race Results 1:

      Silverstone: GT3 Race Results 1

    • Silverstone: Debut FIAGT3 Pole for AutoGT Racing and for Morgan:

      Dimitri Enjalbert gave AutoGT Racing and Morgan their first FIA GT3 European Championship pole position and then Maxime Martin followed this up in the second qualifying session claiming pole position for race 2.

    • Silverstone: GT3 Qualifying 2:

      Silverstone: GT3 Qualifying 2

    • Silverstone: GT3 Qualifying Times:

      Silverstone: GT3 Qualifying Times

    • New Jersey: Pilgrim Leads Volvo 1-2 at Challenge GT Race:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (May 2, 2009) – Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., led from pole to checker to capture his eighth-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship win Saturday at New Jersey Motorsport Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway. Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , completed a K-Pax Racing Volvo sweep, with Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , finishing third.

    • Silverstone: Practice 1 Times:

      Silverstone: Practice 1 Times

    • Pilgrim Takes SPEED GT Pole In New Jersey With ‘Perfect’ Lap:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (May 1, 2009) – Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., captured his fourth-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole Friday with a lap he proclaimed “perfect” in preparation for Saturday’s Round Three race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Teammate Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , will start second.

    • Wittmer Wins SPEED Touring Car Pole at New Jersey:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (May 1, 2009) – Canadian Kuno Wittmer won the pole for Saturday’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Round Three race at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway. However, after a post-qualifying coin flip, the top-five qualifiers were inverted. This means Wittmer will start fifth, while his teammate and fifth-place qualifier Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee , Wis. , will start first.

    • World Challenge Heads for New Jersey:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (April 30, 2009) - From the shores of Long Beach to the Jersey Shore, the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships are rolling into New Jersey Motorsports Park for a crack at Thunderbolt Raceway, a circuit never before visited by the World Challenge Touring Car Championship.

    • General Motors Joins World Challenge GT Manufacturers’ Championship:

      WC Vision is pleased to announced that General Motors has joined the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by RACER Magazine.

    • 2009 FIA GT Information Page:

      This page contains links to all the info you will need for the FIA GT. It includes all the drivers and cars (including pics), all the practice, qualifying and race results and reports from each race during the season. It also contains links to any other major articles/galleries for the series for the 2009 season. To find this page in the future, just click on the FIA GT Series Page and then click 2009! You can also find the same details on the American Le Mans Series, Australian GT Series, Grand Am Series and Le Mans Series by following the same instructions (except for the obvious change!)

    • DKR Announce 2009 Driver Lineup:

      Just four days before the start of the FIA GT championship’s opening round Jos Menten concluded an agreement with the Luxembourg DKR Engineering team. The 28 year young driver based in Haelen will be at the wheel of the powerful Corvette C6.R in the United Kingdom. This is the same car, and in fact the same chassis with which the Dutchman started off his international career back in 2006.

    • Porsche Juniors Move up to FIA GT Championship:

      After winning the Team Championship in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in the 2008 season, Porsche Juniors Marco Holzer (Bobingen) and Martin Ragginger (Austria) are now entering the FIA GT Championship. Holzer (20) is driving a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for the Belgian ProSpeed Competition Team, Ragginger (21) is at the wheel of a GT3 RSR raced by Brixia.

    • Silverstone: The FIA GT Kicks off for 2009:

      At last, the long wait is over, and the weekend of May 1st – 3rd will see Silverstone come alive to the sound of GT racing, with the Silverstone Supercar. The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy will launch the 13th season of the 2009 FIA GT Championship; it will be the eleventh time the Championship has raced at the legendary British circuit, and the fifth time that the history Trophy will be awarded to the overall winners.

    • Silverstone: Entry List:

      Silverstone: Entry List

    • Biagi Joins Mutsch in Matech's Ford GT:

      Having been the talk of the town during the Test & Media Days of the FIA GT championship with the unveiling of the new Ford GT1, the Matech GT Racing team can now officially announce the names of its two drivers for the first two rounds of the FIA GT 2009 championship.

    • Ruffier to Join Longin in SRT Corvette:

      Belgian team SRT has announced that 2008 FIA GT3 European Champion James Ruffier, from France, will be joining Bert Longin of Belgium in the team's Corvette C6R.

    • Long Beach: Sofronas Scores Hometown World Challenge Win:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2009) – James Sofronas, of nearby Newport Beach, Calif., took a popular hometown win Sunday at the World Challenge ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Lala Motorsports, Round Two of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship. Eric Curran, of Easthampton , Mass. , and Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , completed the podium.

    • Long Beach: Pobst Gives Volvo First World Challenge GT Pole:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2009) – Two-time defending series Champion Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , gave the Volvo brand its first-ever SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole today. However, after a post-qualifying coin flip, the top five will invert, meaning Mike Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , will start first in this afternoon’s World Challenge ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Lala Motorsports.

    • Long Beach:Local Father-Son Team Tops World Challenge GT Practice:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2009) – Brandon Davis and father Mike, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were fastest in practice for Sunday’s World Challenge ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Lala Motorsports, part of the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Another local driver, James Sofronas, of Newport Beach , Calif. , was third in preparation for Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship.

    • Long Beach: Curran Sets World Challenge GT Practice Pace:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2009) – Eric Curran, of Easthampton, Mass., topped the opening practice session for Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in preparation for Sunday’s World Challenge ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Lala Motorsports. Local drivers Dino Crescentini, of Manhattan Beach , Calif. , and James Sofronas, of Newport Beach , Calif. , completed the top three during the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.

    • Ready to Rumble: World Challenge GT Prepares for Round Two at Long Beach:

      Street courses: motorsport’s version of the cage match. As if rocketing around at 100 mph, door-to-door with your opponent isn’t hair-raising enough, let’s surround the entire show with unforgiving concrete walls. Yes, this is Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship, the World Challenge ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Lala Motorsports.

    • Donington Round of British GT Postponed:

      SRO Motorsports Group regrets to announce that the British F3 and British GT meeting planned for the Donington Park circuit for the weekend of 25 and 26 April is to be postponed to a summer date.

    • Oulton Park: Momo Mosler Duo Take 2 from 2:

      The young lions of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, 17-year-old Daniel Brown and his 24-year-old team-mate Stuart Hall, made it two out of two at Oulton Park this afternoon (Mon), their Momo Mosler following up its Saturday win with another resounding race victory in round two.

    • CRS Racing Complete Their First Public Test of the Season:

      CRS Racing wrapped up a productive two-day test at Paul Ricard HTTT today, running both the GT2 and GT3 Ferrari 430s at the first public test of the season.

    • Busy Test Day for Full Speed Racing:

      Full Speed Racing was out in force at the Official FIA GT test day at Paul Ricard this week, with all six of the team's drivers at the wheel of the squad's pair of Saleen S7Rs.

    • Oulton Park: Dream British GT Debut for Hall & Brown:

      Seventeen-year-old Daniel Brown and his 24-year-old team-mate Stuart Hall enjoyed a dream start to their Avon Tyres British GT Championship partnership at Oulton Park this afternoon (Sat), their Momo-backed Rollcentre Mosler leading the championship's opening round all the way from pole position to chequered flag.

    • Oulton Park; Stuart Hall Mosler on Pole for Round 2:

      The Rollcentre Racing team celebrated a double-pole position triumph at Oulton Park this afternoon, Stuart Hall claiming best time in the second qualifying session in the Momo Mosler to match his driving partner Daniel Brown's exploits in session one. Hall edged great Dane Allan Simonsen (Rosso Verde Ferrari) off the pole by a tenth of a second.

    • Oulton Park: Brown and Mosler Claim Pole for Race 1:

      Avon Tyres British GT Championship newcomer Daniel Brown, 17, showed his elders and betters the way around Oulton Park this afternoon to snatch pole position for the opening round of the championship.

    • World Challenge Adds Live Streaming Audio to Race Weekends:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (April 9, 2009) – Fans of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships will now be able to enjoy the sounds of World Challenge racing wherever they are with streaming audio available online, live from each race weekend.

    • Combined Times from the FIA GT Paul Ricard Tests:

      Combined Times from the FIA GT Paul Ricard Tests

    • Darren Turner To Race Nissan GT1:

      Darren Turner is at Paul Ricard HTTT this week, testing the brand new Nissan GT-R that he will race in four FIA GT Championship rounds in 2009.

    • SRO Announces New Support Package:

      SRO Chairman Stephane Ratel launched the 2009 FIA GT and the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championships at Paul Ricard HTTT today. As well an announcing 42 full season entries, representing 12 different manufacturers, for the 2009 FIA GT3 season, he also announced a €1million support package for the teams taking part in both of the world’s leading sportscar championships.

    • FIA GT Launch 2009 Season, Provides Insight to 2010:

      The 2009 season of the FIA GT Championship got underway with the media launch, which took place at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit, within two days of official testing. Cars from the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT3 European Championship and the GT4 European Cup were entered for the test days, with a total of 49 cars expected to take part over the two days. A press conference was followed by the unveiling of the first two cars built according to the 2010 GT1 technical regulations : the Nissan GT-R and the Ford GT1.

    • Australian GT Points after Round 2:

      Australian GT Points after Round 2

    • Scuderia Ecosse To Sit Out 2009 and Turns Their Attention To 2010:

      Scottish race team Scuderia Ecosse has today announced that they will not be racing in this season’s FIA GT Championship. Despite having been offered a number of exciting opportunities to participate in this year’s Championship the team will now focus their attention on preparing for a return to competitive international GT racing in the 2010 FIA GT World Championship.

    • Chip Herr to Drive DP7 Racing Lamborghini Gallardo in World Challenge GT:

      HOUSTON, Texas (April 2, 2009) – Dan Pastorini, former NFL star quarterback for the Houston Oilers and DP7 Racing announced today the addition of the youthful and appealing racecar driver Chip Herr to drive their Lamborghini Gallardo GTR.

    • Melbourne: 3 from 3 for Wall:

      David Wall in the PR Technology Racing Porsche Cup S has taken overall victory at Round 2 of the 2009 VodkaO Australian GT Championship at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit today (Sunday March 29, 2009).

    • Melbourne: Wall Takes Out Race 2:

      David Wall (Porsche GT3 Cup S) has taken his second victory of the week end in the VodkaO Australian GT Championship at Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix circuit.

    • Full Speed Racing Finalise FIA GT line-up:

      The team will field a pair of Saleen S7Rs in the world’s most prestigious international GT racing category and, having already confirmed Stephane Lemeret and Michel Orts as part of the driving force, has now completed deals with Luke Hines and Ferdinando Monfardini to complete the line-up.

    • KplusK Tests at the Eurospeedway:

      KplusK Motorsport tested this week exclusively at the Eurospeedway in Germany with their two Saleen S7R cars

    • Full Speed Test at Donington:

      Full Speed will run 2 cars in the FIA GT Championship with Pirelli tyres and undertook a Technical test with all Drivers at Donington Park on Tuesday.
      Driver, Stephane Lemeret was pleased to run the car No 11 throughout the day with out any problems. He said we have to work on the setup and he is very positive for a successful season.

    • Kumpen and Hezemans Together Again at Corvette Motorsport:

      Corvette Motorsport today announced that long-time team-mates Anthony Kumpen and Mike Hezemans would be reunited in 2009, racing together at PK Carsport in a Corvette C6-R.

    • AF Corse and Pecom Confirm their 2009 Plans:

      Italian team AF Corse, which has won the GT2 title for the last three years, has announced their driver line-up for 2009. The 2008 winning crew of Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander will be back to defend their title in the nr 50 Ferrari 430 GT2 2009.

    • BMS Scuderia Italia Announces Two-Car Entry for 2009:

      Italian team BMS Scuderia Italia, which finished second in GT2 last season, has announced that it will enter two Ferrari F430 GT2 2009-version cars in this year's FIA GT Championship.

    • Melbourne: Race 3 Results:

      Melbourne: Race 3 Results

    • ALMS To Allow GT3, Challenge Cars For Five Races:

      In an effort to promote the brightest and best of a new generation of sports car drivers, the American Le Mans Series announced today that it will open its grid for five races in 2009 to the crème de la crème of GT3 and Challenge level drivers.

    • Melbourne: Race 2 Results:

      Melbourne: Race 2 Results

    • Melbourne: Race 1 Results:

      Melbourne: Race 1 Results

    • Melboune: Wall Takes Race 1 as Baird Fails to Start:

      David Wall has taken a stunning victory in Race 1 of the VodkaO Australian GT Championship at the Australian Grand Prix on Melbourne's Albert Park circuit today (Friday March 27, 2009).

    • Melbourne: Baird Qualifies on Pole for Round 2:

      Craig Baird has qualified on pole for Race 1 of the Vodka O Australian GT Championship to be held at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit tomorrow (Friday March 27, 2009) as part of the FORMULA 1 ING Australian Grand Prix.

    • Melbourne: Huge Grid for Round 2:

      The Australian GT Championship supported by Vodka O set a frantic pace in practice at the ING Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne today (26/3/09).

    • SRO Announces Financial Assistance Fund and Revised Calendar:

      SRO Motorsports Group, promoter of the FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Championships, today announcedan unprecedented package of support for the teams, along with a number of cost- cutting measures. A total fund of 1 Million € will be distributed as follows:

    • Kenneth Heyer to Drive a Ferrari in FIA GT in 2009:

      Kenneth Heyer will be driving for the Ferrari Team BMS Scuderia Italia GT Team in all events of the 2009 FIA GT Series! I am very excited to be driving for such a successful Team

    • Melbourne: Qualifying Times:

      Melbourne: Qualifying Times

    • Melbourne: Practice 1 Times:

      Melbourne: Practice 1 Times

    • Melbourne: Australian GT Entry List - Round 2:

      Melbourne: Australian GT Entry List - Round 2

    • Australian GT Championship Points After Round 1:

      Australian GT Championship Points After Round 1

    • Adelaide: Baird's Perfect Start to the Season:

      Round 1 of the 2009 Austraian GT Championship with naming rights sponsor ‘VODKA O’ proved itself to be the outstanding category of the 2009 Clipsal 500 held on Adelaide's 3.2 kilometre street circuit (March 19-22).

    • Adelaide: Race 3 Results:

      Adelaide: Race 3 Results

    • Rivera Wins in World Challenge GT Debut at Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 20, 2009) – Tony Rivera, of Missouri City, Texas, became the first SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT driver to win in his series debut in five years, taking the Toyo Tires Season Opener at Sebring International Raceway, part of the 57th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida. Eric Curran, of East Hampton , Mass. , and Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , completed the top three.

    • Adelaide: Race 2 Results:

      Adelaide: Race 2 Results

    • Adelaide: Race 1 Results:

      Adelaide: Race 1 Results

    • Crescentini Scores First World Challenge GT Pole In Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 19, 2009) – Dino Crescentini, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., earned his first-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship pole position Thursday and will start first in Friday’s Toyo Tires Season Opener at Sebring International Raceway, part of the 57th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. Eric Curran, of East Hampton , Mass. , will start second.

    • Adelaide: Qualifying Times:

      Adelaide: Qualifying Times

    • Adelaide: Practice 2 Times:

      Adelaide: Practice 2 Times

    • Adelaide: Practice 1 Times:

      Adelaide: Practice 1 Times

    • Adelaide: Entry List:

      Adelaide: Entry List

    • Good Sponsor News for Poulton and Lynton:

      Subaru, Suzuki and Honda might be pulling out of high level international motorsport, and high profile sponsors such as ING and RBS might have announced their timelines for withdrawal from Formula 1, but it's not all doom and gloom in motor racing circles.

    • David Wall Prepares for his Australian GT Return:

      David Wall will kick off his 2009 season at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide this week.

      David will be fighting for the Australian GT Championship behind the wheel of the number 38 Cup S Porsche.

    • Vodka O Joins Australian GT for the Clipsal 500:

      Australian GT is pleased to announce that ‘VODKA O' has come on board as the naming right sponsor for Round 1 of the 2009 season at the Clipsal 500 this weekend

    • 2009 Australian GT: Blast Off!:

      The global 2009 GT racing season kicks off this coming weekend as the Australian GT series holds its first event at the popular Adelaide circuit. GT racing is enjoying a boom time at present offering affordable, interesting and close racing to drivers, teams and race fans across Pan-European, German, British, Belgian, Brazilian, French, Italian, Spanish and Pan Asian markets in addition to Australia.

    • Delivery of the Audi R8 LMS has Started:

      Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm – The new customer sport program of AUDI AG has reached the next stage with delivery of the first Audi R8 LMS to Audi Sport Italia. Twelve examples of the over 500 hp GT3 sports car will be delivered during the forthcoming weeks to six customer teams. The first races for the R8 LMS are scheduled for April.

    • Hexis Racing Confirm Driver Line Up for 2009 FIA GT3 Season:

      Leading French GT3 team Hexis Racing AMR have confirmed their driver line up for the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship, returning to the series with two cars and four of the drivers who raced for the team last season.

    • Eric De Doncker Joins Matech's GT3 Squad for 2009:

      Double title holder of the European GT4 Cup at the wheel of the Insulco Motorsport 98 Ford Mustang FR500C GT4, Eric De Doncker is preparing himself for a pretty lively 2009 sporting season, combining a varied and prestigious programme. As from the beginning of this month, it is not without pride that he confirmed his entry in the European FIA GT3 championship for the entire season, at the wheel of the Swiss Matech team’s Ford, but this time we are talking about a fearsome GT …

    • Ford GT1 Car to be Launched on April 6/7:

      Following intense development works accomplished during the recent winter months Matech Concepts is about to present its new project to the public. The new generation Ford GT1, built according to the new GT 2010 regulations, is to be unveiled at the FIA-GT Media & Test Days to be held on the High Tech Test Track Paul-Ricard of April 6th and 7th, 2009.

    • Curran Sharpens Focus on 2009 World Challenge GT Title:

      EAST HAMPTION, Mass. (March 10, 2009) - It is with good reason that road racer Eric Curran smiles when he sees the green flag of his 2009 racing season through the windshield, and that he also smiles when he glances in the rear view mirror to savor 2008's results.

    • Courtney and Woodhouse Set Their Sights on Sebring and 2009 Season:

      MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 11, 2009) – Jeff Courtney is anxious to return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship when the season begins next week at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Kenda Tires is again teaming up with Courtney for 2009, as Courtney’s major sponsor.

    • Andrew Aquilante to Race Phoenix Performance Corvette in Speed GT at Sebring:

      PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (March 12, 2009) - Phoenix Performance, Inc. and driver Andrew Aquilante will debut a 2008 C6 Z51 Corvette in the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway on Friday, March 20.

    • Maassen Joins Luc Alphand Aventures for 2009:

      After winning the Monza round last year with SRT, Xavier Maassen will be back in the FIA GT Championship in 2009, racing a Corvette C6R entered by French team Luc Alphand Aventures, with French driver Guillaume Moreau as team-mate. "We are aiming for an optimum result," Maassen said. "Along with Luc Alphand Aventures and Guillaume Moreau, we are aiming for the top three in the FIA Gt, with our highest ambition being the title."

    • More Live Coverage for the Australian GT Championship:

      Australian GT is thrilled to announce that it has today been advised by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation that Network10 has selected Australian GT to feature in the LIVE telecast of the FORMULA 1 ING Australian Grand Prix.

    • World Challenge and SPEED Renew TV Agreement:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (March 5, 2009) – WC Vision announced today the continued partnership with SPEED to broadcast all 10 Rounds of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships. Internal Combustion Group has been signed to produce the broadcasts.

    • ProSpeed Confims Drivers for 2009 FIA GT Season:

      The winter season is slowly coming to an end and all the teams looking to show international success in 2009 are in the meanwhile busy with their test season. This is also the case with ProSpeed Competition, which has been at work in Portugal. The Belgian team was there to prepare for the 2009 season, and will once again be competing in both the FIA GT and the European FIA GT3 with Porsche.

    • No Endurance Racing for the Australian GT Championship:

      Internet rumours had it that the Australian GT Championship would run some endurance races in 2009 and beyond.

    • Nissan and Gigawave Team Up in 2009 FIA GT:

      TOKYO (February 27, 2009) - Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced their global motorsport programme for 2009. For 2009, Nissan continues to participate in the SUPER GT series, GT500 class, which is the highest level in Japanese domestic motorsports, with the Nissan GT-R.

    • First picture of the Ferrari Scuderia GT3:

      First picture of the Ferrari Scuderia GT3 Developped by Kessel racing as a successor to the successful 430 GT3, winner of the 2007 FIA GT3 European Championship, the Scuderia is based on the most performing evolution of the Ferrari 430.

    • Lemeret Signs as Full Speed Racing Confirm FIA GT campaign:

      Full Speed Racing has confirmed its intentions to contest a full FIA GT Championship campaign in 2009, with Belgian Stephane Lemeret (pictured) announced as part of its two-car driver line up.

    • Volvo to Contest Speed GT Manufacturers' Championship:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 23, 2009) – With the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Champions K-PAX/3R Racing making the switch from the Porsche 911 GT3 to the Volvo S60, WC Vision and Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, today announced that the Swedish marque has joined the 2009 SCCA SPEED GT Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by RACER Magazine.

    • SRO Announces New Citation Cup Rules:

      The SRO Motorsports Group today announced a new format for the Citation Cup, the race-within-a-race concept which aims to encourage the presence of ‘gentlemen’ drivers in the FIA GT Championship.

    • Lala Motorsports and Schaldach Return for 2009 Season:

      ASPEN, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2009) - After earning the 2008 SCCA SPEED GT Rookie of the Year, Gunter Schaldach returns with his No. 9 Lala Motorsports Dodge Viper for the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship.

    • Australian GT Round 1 to be Shown Live on Network TV:

      Australian GT is proud to announce that it has reached agreement with V8 Supercar Television to feature in Network 7’s LIVE telecast of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide event.

    • Record Manufacturer Interest and Entries for the Australian GT:

      Grid numbers and the quality of entries have surpassed all expectations for the start of the 2009 Australian GT Championship.

    • SPEED World Challenge Announces Revised Schedule and Porsche GT3 Cup Shootout:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 13, 2009) – Two major updates to the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships have been made, including a revised 10-race schedule and the addition of a Porsche GT3 Cup Shootout.

    • Wendlinger and Sharp To Drive a Saleen in 2009:

      Karl Wendlinger will pursue the 2009 FIA GT Championship title from the wheel of a Ford Saleen! The new project was presented in the luxurious Hilton Prague hotel today.

    • Alpina Launch the B6 GT3:

      After a 20-year hiatus, ALPINA celebrate their return to racing with the BMW ALPINA B6 GT3, to compete in the FIA European GT3 championship – a relatively new racing series in which 12 renowned automotive brands, such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, compete.

    • 2009 Australian GT Championship - Porsche Eligibility And Seeded Drivers:

      The following information has been released by Australian GT Sportscar Group P/L, holders of the CAMS Category Management Agreement pertaining to the 2009 Australian GT Championship:

    • Carrera Cup Competitors to Race At AustralianF1 Grand Prix In 2009:

      The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has welcomed a decision by The Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) to allow former Porsche Carrera Cup Championship series competitors to race in 2009.

    • New Homes for Porsche Carrera Cup Cars:

      The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has honoured its promise to quickly deliver an opportunity for disenfranchised former Porsche Carrera Cup competitors to race in 2009.

    • Blackdog Racing Commits to Speed GT Program:

      LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2009) – SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT team Blackdog Racing is pleased to announce their return to the series in 2009 with a new Racing for the Greater Good program.

    • SRO Announces Test Dates:

      The SRO Motorsports Group has announced a busy schedule of test sessions before the 2009 seasons of the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT3 European Championship and the GT4 European Cup get underway at Silverstone on the weekend of May 2nd – 3rd, with the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy.

    • 'Run for the Earth' Donates to Pure:

      Remember our Run for the Earth campaign ? The teams and drivers taking part in the Nogaro, Zolder and San Luis rounds of the FIA GT Championship took part in three charity events : a foot race in Nogaro, a bike relay race in Zolder and a pedal-boat race across the lake at Potrero de los Funes.

    • SPEED World Challenge Reclassifies Evo and STi:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 29, 2009) – SCCA Pro Racing has announced that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and IX, and Subaru Impreza STi will be moved from the SPEED World Challenge GT category to SPEED Touring Car in 2009.

    • CRP Racing to Run Brian Kubinski at Sebring:

      HARRISBURG, N.C. (January 29, 2009) – CRP Racing is pleased to announce they will be running Brian Kubinski in the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Toyo Tires season opener in Sebring, Fla., on March 20. Kubinski, of Shorewood , Ill. , will drive the No. 12 C6 Chevrolet Corvette.

    • Speed World Challenge Announces Two New Partners:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 28, 2009) – As the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Toyo Tires season opener at Sebring approaches, WC Vision is pleased to announce two new partnerships with AutoWeek and Débaufré Watches.

    • Team Modena Races with Team48 in 2009 Brit GT:

      Team Modena will be competing in the 2009 Avon Tyres British GT, entering two Lamborghini Gallardos in association with team48 in the competitive series as part of a long-term link-up between the two squads. Founded by ex-England international footballer Luther Blissett, team48 will be supplying the drivers for the British GT campaign, including Luther himself and fellow ex-international Les Ferdinand, the first stage of a three-year plan with the ultimate goal of running a car for team48 at the Le Mans 24-Hour race.

    • Rob Bell Targets the Triple in 2009:

      Rob Bell has secured drives with two top level teams for an assault on three 2009 sportscar titles – the FIA GT championship, the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Bell, double Le Mans Series GT2 champion, will drive a Ferrari 430 GT2 racer with CRS Racing in FIA GT and contend with the same model of car with JMW Motorsport in the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

    • K-Pax to Race Volvos in 2009 Speed GT:

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Jan. 12, 2009) – K-PAX/3R Racing has announced they will enter the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship with two-time defending Champion Randy Pobst and 2005 Champion Andy Pilgrim driving a pair of Volvo S60s.

    • CR Scuderia Launches 2009 FIA GT Championship Assault:

      After a successful debut season CRS Racing is gearing up for 2009 and it all starts today with the news that the team’s FIA GT Driver line-up for 2009 will be Chris Niarchos, Andrew Kirkaldy, Rob Bell and Tim Mullen.

    • Hexis Celebrates a Successful 2008:

      Hexis Racing wrapped up what can only be described as a splendid 2008 campaign with a superb second place finish in the last race in Dubai, where the favourites were out in force, clinching 2nd spot in the European FIA GT3 Championship in the process. With their performance in Dubai, youngsters Thomas Accary and Pierre-Brice Mena both moved up a spot in the drivers' standings to finish the season, like their team, as European vice-champions!

    • Oz GT 2008 Review - A Year of Turmoil:

      We have extensively reported the Australian GT Championship experienced throughout 2008. Indeed there seemed to be times where we were unsure if the Championship would last the season.

      But it did – and again it seems to be on the ascendancy.

    • Jetalliance Announces 2009 Plans:

      2009-01-05, Almost by tradition Jetalliance Racing will start the new season with the 24 hour race in Dubai. This time it is a crew of five that will be fighting for a top result: In addition to team owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer, Ryan Sharp (SCO), Alex Müller (GER), Thomas Gruber and Vitus Eckert will be competing in a Porsche 997, the very same car that Gruber took to victory in the Endurance classification of the 2008 Porsche Sportscup. The countdown in the Emirates starts on Thursday (January 8th) with free practice and qualifying, the race will get under way on Friday (January 9th) at 2 p.m. (local time).

Volume 8

    • 2009 Australian GT Information: 2009 Australian GT Information
    • RUMOUR - FIA GT: What is Nissan Up To???:

      This financial crisis has hit motorsports hard. But over the past few weeks we have had some good news stories - and this could be another one.

    • Moreau Announces 2009 Plans:

      Guillaume Moreau's first season with the Luc Alphand Adventures team yielded a Le Mans Series title in LM GT1, and they have renewed their collaboration for 2009. The man from the Limousin region will drive the French team's Corvette C6.R and has a double objective: fighting for the FIA GT title and taking the battle to the works teams in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Nissan Set to Join Australian GT Championship and some Other News:

      A barrage of good news is upon the Australian GT Championship. In the same month that it was announced that Mosler will enter the Series, an additional Dodge Viper will enter the Series, it has been revealed that Nissan will also race in 2009.

    • 10 Rounds Set for 2009 World Challenge, Watkins Glen Added:

      WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing have announced that the SPEED World Challenge Championships will join the Indy Racing League at Watkins Glen International, July 3 – 5, for the Fifth Annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen. The addition gives both the SPEED Touring Car and SPEED GT classes 10 rounds apiece for 2009.

    • VDS To Race in FIA GT in 2009:

      The VDS Racing Team is getting ready for a new challenge in 2009: the Belgian racing team has been present on the circuits for almost half a century now and will again defend the Belgian colours, racing at the highest level (GT1) of the FIA-GT championship.

    • Matech Confirm Ford GT1:

      All can now be revealed. The highly awaited GT1 version of the Ford GT will shortly see the light of day, as such confirming the increasingly numerous rumours doing the rounds these last few weeks.

    • L2 Lites Champ Tests Out Championship Winning GT Car:

      Newly crowned Australian GT Champion Mark Eddy and 2008 American IMSA Lites L2 Champion Tom Drewer celebrated their respective wins at Calder Park this week, participating in a Drive Day for the Australian
      Grand Prix.

    • Australian GT Voted Most Popular Catagory:

      Following a survey conducted at Round 6 Sandown GT Classic by the Shannons Nationals it has been revealed that Australian GT was the most popular category.

    • Mosler To Race In Australian GT:

      In breaking news several new GT3 specification Mosler race cars will join the grid for the start of the 2009 Australian GT Championship at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide (March 19-22).

    • 2009 World Challenge Schedule Nears Completion:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 10, 2008) �� WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing have announced three more dates that will be added to the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships calendar, including one brand-new venue.

    • Sandown: Trofeo and Maserati Conquer GT Classic:

      Trofeo Motorsport mounted a three car Maserati assault at the final round of the Australian GT Championship last weekend. Three months in the planning, Trofeo Motorsport meticulously prepared three FIA GT3 Maserati GT cars that campaigned in the GT3 Championship (Europe) 2006.

    • VIDEO: Ivan Capelli Racing at Sandown:

      Former F1 driver Ivan Capelli got back behind the wheel of a racing car again at the final round of the 2008 Australian GT Championship.

    • Matech Clinch GT3 Team's Title at Dubai:

      At the close of a spectacular and gripping season the Swiss Matech GT Racing team took the teams’ crown on Friday during the final round of the European GT3 Championship, held on the Dubai Autodrome. This circuit in the United Arab Emirates appeared to suit the Ford GTs, as was proven during the free practice sessions, Mortimer-Ellis, Khan-Mutsch and Pirri-Von Gartzen never being out of the top-10. This was later confirmed during the two qualifying sessions, with Bradley Ellis producing the best lap time in the first session.

    • Dubai: Torrential Rain Forces Cancellation of Second Race:

      All of the teams and drivers in the FIA GT3 European Championship were looking forward to the final event of the season, at the Dubai Autodrome; a visit to the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of December for some winter sunshine, and the last two races of the 2008 season.

    • Dubai: Peyroles and Ruffier Take Race Win and Drivers' Title:

      The destinies of the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles of the 2008 FIA GT3 European Championship were always going to be decided at the Dubai Autodrome – what nobody realised was that it would take just one of the two 60-minute races to settle matters. When Arnaud Peyroles and James Ruffier came home first in the No.1 Martini Callaway Corvette Z.06R GT3, with the No.20 Matech GT Racing Ford GT of Ian Khan and Thomas Mutsch down in fourth, then both the race win and the Drivers’ Championship were theirs.

    • Dubai: Race 1 Results:

      Dubai: Race 1 Results

    • Dubai: Ford GT and Corvette take Dubai Pole Positions:

      It seems that it makes no difference whether the FIA GT3 European Championship visits a tight, narrow circuit such as Nogaro, scene of the previous event in the series, or a long, wide, sweeping track like the Dubai Autodrome, which stages the final event of the season this weekend.

    • Dubai: Qualifying Times:

      Dubai: Qualifying Times

    • Dubai: Muhlner Motorsport Looks for Competitive End of the Season:

      The Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium based Muhlner Motorsport Team is entered in the final round of the FIA European GT3 Championship in Dubai (UAE) with two Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S.

    • Sandown: Eddy is Crowned Champion while Simonsen/O'Halloran Dominate the Weekend:

      Victorian Lamborghini Gallardo driver Mark Eddy is the new Australian GT Champion following the conclusion of the sixth round of the Series held at Melbourne’s Sandown Park circuit at the week end (November 28-30).

    • Dubai: The Title to be Decided at the Final Round:

      The third season of the FIA GT3 European Championship has provided some thrilling racing over the five events held so far – and it’s not over yet. Both the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles are still to be decided as the participants head for the Dubai Autodrome, with seven drivers hoping to be crowned champions – five (or possibly six) of them will be leaving disappointed. The whole weekend will revolve around which of the contenders manages to shrug off the pressure, stay clear of trouble in the opening laps and claim the title.

    • Dubai: Matech Looking to Steal the Drivers Title at Final Round:

      The final round of the European FIA GT 3 Championship is taking place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December in the United Arab Emirates, and being held on the 5,3 km long Dubai Autodrome. A final which most probably will result in a first crown for the Matech GT Racing team, presently cheerily calling the tune on the teams’ front, as they are some 26 points ahead of the closest rivals.

    • Sandown: Australian GT - Results from Race 2:

      Sandown: Australian GT - Results from Race 2

    • Audi Announces New R15 for Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt – In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM. Additionally, with the new Audi R8 LMS, Audi Sport offers for the first time a racing sports car specifically developed for customer use.

    • Sandown: Australian GT - Race 1 Results:

      Sandown: Australian GT - Race 1 Results

    • Sandown: Australian GT Qualifying Times:

      Sandown: Australian GT Qualifying Times

    • San Luis: A Wild Race to End the Season:

      The breath-taking new Portrero de los Funes circuit, in the Province of San Luis, Argentina, provided a perfect backdrop for the final round of the 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship – a thrilling race which saw PK Carsport’s Kumpen and Longin end an otherwise miserable season with a surprise win, an extremely popular home victory for Advanced Engineering Pecom Racing Team’s Argentine duo of Russo and Perez-Companc, and the GT1 Drivers Title for Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels, who finished fifth.

    • San Luis: Race Results:

      San Luis: Race Results

    • San Luis: Warm Up Times:

      San Luis: Warm Up Times

    • San Luis: Qualifying Times:

      San Luis: Qualifying Times

    • San Luis: Phoenix Corvette Takes Pole in Thrilling Session:

      For the season finale, the FIA GT Championship is visiting South America for the very first time, racing at the brand new Potrero de los Funes circuit in the province of San Luis , Argentina .

    • San Luis: Practice 1 Times:

      San Luis: Practice 1 Times

    • San Luis: The Adventures of Belgian Racing in Argentina.:

      Belgian Racing is already sure of the first place in Group 2 of the FIA GT championship...but the Belgians have the firm intention to end the season with an excellent result.

    • Sandown: Exciting Grid Assembles for Season Finale:

      The 2008 Australian GT Championship will be decided at the final round to be held next week-end at the Sandown International Raceway (November 28-30).

    • San Luis: CR Scuderia's Last Tango for 2008:

      The final race of the year for CRS is a trip into the unknown, to San Luis in Argentina and a brand new race track, the “Lago Potrero de los Funes”. This is an important race for CRS as the team wants to end the season on a high note, in the same way the British GT and Formula Renault seasons ended. The drivers have a new circuit to learn and, with no extra track time allocated, it’s going to be the fast-learners who have the upper hand.

    • San Luis: AF Corse Preview:

      The last event of FIA Gt Championship 2008 will take place in San Luis (Argentina). For the first time ever in the FIA Gt history, we race on this track, which is 6.250 meters long and is second only to Spa-Francorchamps for length. Despite the fact that Af Corse has already won all the available awards, the team got ready for this event as it has always done, paying attention to the details and with the maximum of professionalism, in order to achieve also this time the best performance possible.

    • San Luis: The GT1 Title Goes Down to the Wire!:

      And so, the 12th season of the FIA GT Championship, which began in the fog in Silverstone, will come to an end in the spring sunshine in San Luis, Argentina, at a new circuit in Potrero de los Funes. The semi-permanent track, on which work began last year, is now ready and waiting for the cars, which will shortly be arriving in Buenos Aires.

    • Destination : Argentina !:

      A new destination. A new circuit. And a wonderful backdrop for the season finale ! The 2008 FIA GT Championship is heading further south than ever before, for its first-ever race in the southern hemisphere. Argentina will host the tenth round of 2008 at the exciting new circuit at Potrero de los Funes, in the Province of San Luis.

    • WC Vision Announces Bove as VP of Partnership Relations:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 14, 2008) - WC Vision LLC, the marketing and licensing rights holder for the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships, has appointed Scott Bove Vice President of Partnership Relations. Bove joins Dave Drimmie, Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

    • Barwell Motorsport to Enter LMS, FIA GT3 in 2009:

      British GT/sportscar team, Barwell Motorsport, is returning to European competition in 2009, having spent this season contesting the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The former British GT Champions operated under the banner of ‘Drayson-Barwell’ in the 2008 ALMS, as part of its joint venture with driver Paul Drayson. The Surrey-based outfit, which is an official partnership team of Aston Martin Racing, spent the season honing the new Aston Martin Vantage GT2 into a competitive proposition against world class opposition in the US.

    • The 2009 FIA GT Calender Revealed (+GT3 and GT4!):

      The 2009 calendars for both the FIA GT Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship have been released during today’s session of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

    • World Challenge GT To Again Wrap Up Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach Weekend:

      The SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT - featuring such quick marques as Porsche, Corvette, Viper, Cadillac CTS-V and Mustang Cobra - will again wrap up racing activities at the 35th Anniversary Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 16-19.

    • World Challenge Begins 2009 at Sebring, Ends at Mazda Raceway:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 31, 2008) – WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing have released more than half of the planned 2009 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships schedule. The 2009 season will return to many familiar fan favorites and is framed by a season opener at Sebring International Raceway and finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Tony Quinn Joins Australian GT with Aston Martin:

      Tony Quinn, a name synonymous with Australian motorsport, is to join the Australian GT Championship following his purchase of the JMC Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9.

    • The 2009 British GT Calendar Revealed:

      The 2009 provisional calendar for the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship has been unveiled, with more international races for both championships.

    • Former F1 star Capelli to Campaign Maserati in Melbourne:

      Melbourne based team Trofeo Motorsport has today confirmed its entry into
      the final round of the Australian GT Championship scheduled for Sandown
      Raceway over the November 29/30 weekend. This will mark the debut of the
      Trofeo Motorsport team into the Australian GT Championship with their three
      FIA GT3 Maserati Trofeo Light cars which were campaigned in the 2006
      European GT3 Championship. This event marks the next phase in the
      development of the Trofeo team leading to a full scale assault on the
      Australian GT Championship in 2009.

    • Zolder: Race Results:

      Zolder: Race Results

    • Zolder: Vitaphone Maserati Takes the Win and the Team's Title:

      The sun shone on Zolder today, bringing out the crowds and providing a fine backdrop for the penultimate round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship. Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels, in the Vitaphone Racing Team’s nr 1 Maserati, came back from a big crash in qualifying to take a fine win, and clinch their fourth consecutive Teams title. Hezemans and Gollin finished second, seven seconds behind, to keep the Drivers Championship open until the final round in Argentina. Wendlinger and Sharp finished third in the Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9.

    • Donington: Simonsen Snares Pole for Season Finale:

      Allan Simonsen put the Christians in Motorsport Ferrari on pole for the final race of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship season with a time of 1m09.165 on his final lap and was congarulated by Hector Lester on his return to the pits. Nick Foster and Nigel Redwood will line up alongside them on the front row in the Team RPM Viper, with Jeremy Metcalfe and Luke Hines in the CRS Ferrari and Guy Harrington and Ben de Zille Butler in the Team Modena Lamborghini on row 2. GT4 champions Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn claimed another class pole ahead of Joe Osborne and Phil Bailey.

    • Zolder: Qualifying Times:

      Zolder: Qualifying Times

    • Zolder: Practice 1 Times:

      Zolder: Practice 1 Times

    • SCCA Begins Search Process for Executive Succession:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 16, 2008) – Sports Car Club of America’s Board of Directors announced today that it has begun a process to find the Club’s next president. Current SCCA President and CEO Jim Julow informed the Board of his intention to leave the post at the end of his three-year contract, February 1, 2009.

    • Donington: Disappointment for Team Modena:

      Team Modena The final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship took place at a sunny Donington Park, but the season finale proved ultimately frustrating for Team Modena with Guy Harrington and Ben de Zille Butler retiring shortly after their mid-race pit stop. The car had been placed strongly, running in the middle of the top ten and looking good to gain places at the two-hour race progressed, before being sidelined with an engine problem.

    • Zolder: All to Play for in the Final European Round:

      And so the twelfth season of the FIA GT Championship reaches its penultimate round, and the last European race of 2008. Heading north to Zolder, where the 2007 season finished, there is still much to play for, especially in GT1, where the points standings have been growing steadily closer over recent rounds.

    • Donington: CR Scuderia Takes Race of Attrition:

      Luke Hines and Jeremy Metcalfe secured their second win of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship season at Donington Park in their CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 to become the 2008 Vice Champions. It was a 1-2 for CRs with Paddy Shovlin and Michael Cullen taking second place, Cullen crossing the line side by side with Allan Simonsen in the CiM Ferrari after a last lap battle. Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn finished their GT4 championship winning year with their 8th win and their 14th podium in fourteen races.

    • Donington: CR Scuderia Ends British GT Season Perfectly:

      CR Scuderia’s first British GT season drew to a close at Donington Park today with an emphatic 1-2 victory for the team. Luke Hines and Jeremy Metcalfe took their second win of the year, bringing the team’s tally up to six, and they were followed home by the triple race-winning pairing of Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin. James Sutton and Michael Meadows retired with a technical problem just after the half way mark after being on for an assured podium finish.

    • Avon Tyres Extends Title Sponsorship of British GT:

      Avon Tyres has formalised a deal with British GT Championship organisers, SRO, to continue its title sponsorship of the UK's premier sportscar series for an additional three years, until the end of 2011.

    • News from the Australian GT Series:

      News from the Australian GT Series
      Andrew Taplin Joins Lambo Brigade
      Corvette Joins Series

    • World Challenge Champions Honored in Atlanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 4, 2008) – Following the exciting season finale at Road Atlanta, the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge paddock gathered at the Gwinnett Place Marriott to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2008 season.

    • Nogaro: Team Recaps after the Race:

      Nogaro: Team Recaps after the Race
      SRT
      PK Carsport
      CR Scuderia
      Scuderia Ecosse

    • Nogaro: Matech Closes in on Title with Podium Finishes:

      The penultimate round of the FIA GT3 European Championship was held this weekend on the French circuit of Nogaro, where the Matech Racing Ford GTs were omnipresent amongst the leading pack. Right from the qualifying sessions Luca Pirri (#19) and Bradley Ellis (#21) were up in the top 3 for the first race, a performance repeated by Thomas Mutsch (#20), but this time with a view to the second race.

    • Eric De Doncker Clinches Second Successive Title in the GT4 European Cup!:

      Having won the first edition of the GT4 European Cup last year, Eric De Doncker had set his sights on the title for a second time around. However it was a major challenge taking into consideration the fact that the presence of several Aston Martins, not forgetting the Nissan 350 Z or the BMW Z4 Coupé, had all raised the competitive level in this European championship. Throughout the entire season De Doncker managed to get the best out of his Ford Mustang FR500C entered by the Insulco Motorsport 98 team, to such an extent that when he finally arrived at Nogaro, for the final round held over three races, the Belgian driver knew he was up in the top rankings, prior to finally being crowned champion for a second consecutive time.

    • Nogaro: Porsche Takes the GT2 Race, Ferrari Takes the GT2 Title:

      Consistency paid off in Nogaro today, where tyre wear proved to be a determining factor in the eighth round of the FIA GT Championship. The 3.636 km circuit, with its great variety of corners, saw the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati MC 12 of Alexandre Negrao and Miguel Ramos claim victory, finishing five seconds ahead of the two Phoenix Carsport Corvette C6R cars. In GT2, victory went to the Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3 RSR of Westbrook and Davison, but Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, who inherited third, scored enough points to secure the title – the third Drivers title for AF Corse in three years – as well as the GT2 Teams title.

    • Nogaro: Race Results:

      Nogaro: Race Results

    • Nogaro: Peyroles and Ruffier Win in France, Take Championship Lead:

      The tension is rising in the FIA GT3 European Championship as the series heads towards a climax – and as it does, so the on-track dramas become ever more intense. James Ruffier and Arnaud Peyroles have first-hand experience of those dramas; on Saturday at Nogaro the duo, driving the No.1 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette Z.06R GT3, were forced out of a podium finish by a problem with the differential - but on Sunday they claimed victory and the overall lead of the Championship. They led home the No.29 AutoGT Racing Morgan Aero 8 GT3 of Johan-Boris Scheier and Gaël Lesoudier, with the No.21 Matech GT Racing Ford GT of Alex Mortimer and Bradley Ellis in third.

    • Nogaro: Pole for Phoenix as Porsche Score Pole in GT2:

      Qualifying for the eighth round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship saw Phoenix Carsport driver Marcel Fässler claim his fourth pole position of the season. The Swiss driver, who shares his car with fellow countryman Jean-Denis Deletraz, put in a fine lap of 1:23.703, fractionally faster than last year’s pole time. “It is amazing to do the fastest lap in qualifying,” Fässler commented. “It is always a good start for the race weekend. But as we know tomorrow is another day. However, we’ll try to win, as we still have a small chance to get the Championship, but we need a really perfect weekend to stay in the race for the battle. We also hope our sister car will be close to the Maserati cars tomorrow.”

    • Nogaro: Qualifying Times:

      Nogaro: Qualifying Times

    • Nogaro: Aston Martin Wins as Championship Leaders Falter:

      There was plenty of drama in the opening race at Nogaro, a race which saw Thomas Accary and Pierre-Brice Mena took their first win of the season in the No.8 Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9. In the ninth race of the 2008 FIA GT3 European Championship they led home the No.20 Matech GT Racing Ford GT of Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen, with third place going to Michael Petit and Dino Lunardi in the No.13 JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT3.

    • Nogaro: Aston Martin and Corvette Claim Pole Positions:

      After two hectic qualifying sessions on the 3.6km Nogaro circuit, pole position for race 7 of the FIA GT3 European Championship was claimed by the No.8 Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9, ahead of two Matech GT Racing Ford GT entries - the No.19 car claimed second, with the No.21 car third. And for race 8 the No.1 Martini Callaway Corvette Z.06R GT3 took pole by the narrowest of margins from the No.10 Hexis Racing Aston Martin, with the Championship-leading No.20 Matech Ford GT in third.

    • Road Atlanta: Davis Wins SPEED GT , Pobst Is Champion:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2008) – Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., got the holeshot from his second starting position and never wavered en route to his second SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship win at the SPEED GT Finale Presented by Foametix®, part of the Petit Le Mans Powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 at Road Atlanta. Tommy Milner, of Leesburg , Va. , and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , completed the podium. Randy Pobst, of nearby Gainesville , Ga. , clinched his second-consecutive Drivers’ Championship.

    • Road Atlanta: Milner Gives Aston Martin First SPEED GT Pole:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2008) – Tommy Milner, of Leesburg, Va., captured his first-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship pole position and the first for Aston Martin in preparation for Friday’s Road Atlanta SPEED GT Finale Presented by Foametix®, part of the Petit Le Mans Presented by the Totally-New MAZDA6. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , will start second.

    • Porsche Set to Enter Top Level Australian GT Competition:

      The Porsche marque is poised to make considerable inroads at the highest level of the Australian GT Championship following the successful testing of a GT3 997 Cup S model at Eastern Creek today.

    • Road Atlanta: World Challenge Championship Time in Hot’lanta:

      BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2008) – The curtain is about to close on the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge season. While both of the Manufacturers’ Championships Presented by RACER Magazine have been wrapped up, the Drivers’ Championships will be determined at the SPEED GT Finale Presented by Foametix® and the SPEED Touring Car Finale Presented by Toyo Tires®. SPEED GT may be en route to a predictable outcome, but it’s anybody’s guess who’ll walk away with the SPEED Touring Car crown.

    • Nogaro: An Important Race for the Title:

      For the second time, the FIA GT Championship will be heading to the circuit of Nogaro, in the South of France. This track was extensively renovated in 2006, with new state-of-the-art facilities in an impressive pit building, and hosted an excellent round of the Championship in 2007, when the penultimate round was held there.

    • Milleville: Sofronas Scores First Win, Clinches Championship for Porsche:

      MILLEVILLE, N.J. (September 27, 2008) – It took James Sofronas 99 attempts, but he finally captured his first-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge win, leading every lap of Saturday’s SCCA SPEED GT Championship Round Nine race at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , completed the podium.

    • Foametix® to Sponsor SPEED GT Finale:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 28, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing is excited to announce that Foametix®, makers of high-quality, environmentally friendly spray foam insulation, will sponsor the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Finale at Road Atlanta.

    • Millville: Davis Takes Pole by Healthy Margin:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 26, 2008) – Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., took his second SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship pole of 2008 in tricky conditions for Saturday’s Round Eight race at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway. James Sofronas, of Newport Beach , Calif. , will start second.

    • Millville: SPEED GT Makes Garden State Debut:

      Millville, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2008) – It’s understandable why the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT teams might be a little nervous heading into Round Eight at Thunderbolt Raceway. Not only is it the penultimate round of the season, but it’s on a brand new course, rain is in the forecast and they’ll be headed straight to Road Atlanta for the finale afterwards. That’s a lot of pressure to learn the track quickly, run up front and bring the car home in one piece. It also sounds like prime conditions for a Championship shakeup.

    • A Boost for the Australian GT Championship with New Cars ahead of Last Round:

      Ahead of the final round of the 2008 Australian GT Championship to be held at the Sandown circuit in Victoria (November 29-30) new drivers and cars are the order of the day.

    • Matech Searching for Leaders for the GT1 Campaign:

      Whilst the 2008 racing season is still in full swing, Matech GT Racing is already looking to the future, and this with the development of a GT1 version of the Ford GT, a power beast which will be competing next year in the International FIA-GT Championship.

    • Brno: Driver and Team Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Brno: Driver and Team Post Race Recaps pt2
      SRT
      PK Carsport
      CR Scuderia
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Gillet

    • Brno: Driver and Team Post Race Recaps:

      Brno: Driver and Team Post Race Recaps
      Tomas Biagi
      Davide Rigon
      Paolo Ruberti
      Joel Camathias
      Christian Montanari
      Michelin

    • Brno: Race Results:

      Brno: Race Results

    • Brno: Jet Alliance Win After Missing the Previous Round:

      The Brno Circuit in the Czech Republic lived up to its reputation for providing nail-biting finishes today, when despite autumnal temperatures, a thrilling race took place around the 5.403 km track. Victory went to Jetalliance’s Aston Martin DBR9 in GT1, while AF Corse stepped back to the top of the podium with a win in GT2. With three rounds remaining, the points are closing up in GT1, while GT2 sees AF Corse move ever closer to the Teams titles.

    • Brno: Another Ford GT Win as Khan and Mutsch Take Championship Lead:

      After a two-race break the Ford GT returned to its winning ways in the second race at Brno; victory for the No.20 Matech GT Racing pair of Ian Khan and Thomas Mutsch mean the Ford has won five of the eight races in this year’s FIA GT3 European Championship. Second place went to the No.8 Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9 of Pierre-Brice Mena and Thomas Accary – some consolation for the duo being denied a podium finish on Saturday by a stop-go penalty – while Sascha Bert and Alois Meir claimed third in the No.2 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette Z.06R GT3.

    • Brno: Jet Alliance and CR Scuderia Gain Poles at Brno:

      With the weather in Brno bright and cold, as well as a new surface on the 5.403 km circuit, the qualifying times tumbled in the Czech Republic today, where the best time set by Karl Wendlinger was 2.5 seconds faster than the 2007 pole time. His Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9 set a time of 1:51.675, a full second faster than the nr 6 Phoenix Carsport Racing Corvette C6R driven by Mike Hezemans.

    • Brno: Qualifying Times:

      Brno: Qualifying Times

    • Brno: Aston Martin and Corvette Dominate Race 1:

      All through the free practice sessions at Brno, the Aston Martin DBRS9 looked like the car to beat; so it proved in round 7 of the FIA GT3 European Championship, when the No 17 Brixia Racing Aston Martin of Diego Alessi and Marcello Zani led home Jean-Claude Lagniez and Fred Makowiecki in the No.10 Hexis Racing Aston Martin; third place went to the Czech pair of Martin Matzke and Jiri Skula, in the No.38 MM-Racing Corvette Z.06R GT3.

    • Brno: Kessel Ferrari and Matech Ford Take Poles:

      The two qualifying sessions at Brno proved one thing: no matter how long the circuit, when you give 40 cars just 20 minutes to go for pole position, traffic will be a problem for everyone. At the end of the sessions, which set the grid for rounds 7 and 8 of the FIA GT3 European Championship, almost every driver said that they hadn’t managed to find a clear lap – and yet, the times were still significantly quicker than last year.

    • Brno: A Preview of Round 7:

      The summer months are over, and after the excitement of the 24 Hours of Spa and the Bucharest City Challenge, the FIA GT Championship is returning to the more usual format and surroundings. Brno , which has been on the calendar every year since 2000, will host the seventh round of the 2008 season on the beautiful, undulating circuit which is so popular with teams and drivers alike.

    • Brno: Jet Alliance Confirm They Will Compete in Brno:

      After withdrawing from the Bucharest event for reasons of safety despite a spot on the front row, the team of Jetalliance Racing from Lower Austria has been pursuing in-depth causation studies over the past few days. Successfully:

    • New Jersey: Michael Shank Racing Takes Out a Thriller:

      MILLVILLE, N.J. (Aug. 31, 2008) - Oswaldo Negri held off Max Angelelli by .459 seconds Sunday to win the first professional feature race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Supercar Life 250, while Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched the Daytona Prototype team championship with a ninth-place finish in a backup car.

    • Detroit: Pobst Takes Pole:

      DETROIT, Mich. (Aug. 31, 2008) – Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., collected his 24th career pole today at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix for this afternoon’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship Round Eight race. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , will start second.

    • First Photos: The Audi R8 GT3:

      First Photos: The Audi R8 GT3

    • Bucharest: Selected Weekend Summaries from the FIA GT pt2:

      Bucharest: Selected Weekend Summaries from the FIA GT pt2
      PK Carsport
      SRT
      CR Scuderia
      Belgian Racing
      Michelin

    • Detroit: SPEED GT Returns to Detroit Motor City:

      DETROIT, Mich. (Aug. 28, 2008) – There’s an electric feeling in the air as Round Eight of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship moves onto the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Some of the excitement can be attributed to the end of the season crunch to gain every point possible, but the majority of it lies in the fact that this weekend, many of the SPEED GT teams are racing in front of the very people that designed and created the machines they drive.

    • Audi Revels GT3 Contender:

      Ingolstadt – For the first time, Audi Sport will offer a racing sports car specifically developed for customer use in the form of the powerful 500 hp plus GT3 version of the Audi R8 which will be available from autumn 2009. The logistics and factory space required for the AUDI AG customer programme will be created over the next few months in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm and Györ.

    • Bucharest: Selected Weekend Summaries from the FIA GT pt1:

      Bucharest: Selected Weekend Summaries from the FIA GT pt1.
      Christian Montanari
      Paolo Ruberti
      Thomas Biagi
      Davide Rigon
      Joel Camathias

    • Bucharest: Phoenix Do the Double in Romania:

      It was a day of firsts in the FIA GT Championship today, when Marcel Fässler and Jean-Denis Deletraz drove their nr 5 Phoenix Carsport Corvette C5R to victory between the narrow city streets, in the first one-hour Championship race in the FIA GT history.

    • Mosport: Curran Gets First Win of 2008 in SPEED GT Thriller:

      CANADA (Aug. 23, 2008) – After a heartbreaking start to the season, Eric Curran, of East Hampton, Mass., claimed the second half of 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship would be a fresh start for the Whelen Engineering team. Curran was true to his word, winning the Mosport SPEED GT Presented by Toyo Tires, part of the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Championship leader Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , was second at Mosport International Raceway, followed by his teammate Michael Galati, of Olmsted , Ohio .

    • Bucharest: Phoenix Corvette Takes out Race 1:

      The first-ever one-hour race in the history of the FIA GT Championship was a close and exciting battle around the Bucharest streets. And the win, after a close battle with their team-mates, went to Swiss drivers Deletraz and Fässler in their Phoenix Carsport Corvette, who crossed the line0.6 seconds ahead of the nr 6 Corvette of Gollin and Hezemans.

    • Bucharest: Jet Alliance Withdraws from the Races Due to Car Safety:

      Jetalliance Racing has withdrawn both cars from the race for safety reasons
      despite a spot on the front row!

    • Bucharest: Fassler Takes Pole in Stifling Heat:

      Qualifying for the 6th round of the FIA GT Championship, the Bucharest City Challenge, took place in extremely hot conditions around the 3.071 km Bucharest Ring street circuit, which the Championship is visiting for the second time.

    • Bucharest: CR Scuderia Hosts a Prime Minister:

      The race weekend in Bucharest is now well underway and it’s a case of ‘so far so good’ for CR Scuderia. Before the track action got started yesterday CRS Team Principal, Chris Niarchos, was delighted to welcome Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, the Prime Minister of Romania, to the team garage.

    • Mosport: Curran Scores First 2008 SPEED GT Pole for Corvette in Canada:

      CANADA (Aug. 23, 2008) – Eric Curran, of East Hampton, Mass., captured his first SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship pole of the season and will lead the field for Saturday evening’s Mosport SPEED GT Round Seven race Presented by Toyo Tires, part of the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , will start second.

    • VIDEO: On Board at Mosport...:

      With the ALMS going to Mosport this weekend we thought we would bring you a couple of videos to show the track - in 1984 and another in 2007.

    • Bucharest: From The Longest Race to the Shortest...:

      After the longest race of the season, on to the shortest ! But the experimental one-hour format, specially designed to suit the city circuit, is likely to give the huge crowds of enthusiastic spectators a fantastic show in the 2008 Bucharest City Challenge.

    • New Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Designed for Touring & Sports Cars:

      A cost-effective tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for touring cars has been developed by industry leaders BERU f1systems. Specifically for closed- wheel, road car-derived saloons and sports cars, the system provides accurate tyre pressure and temperature information for drivers and engineers to optimise tyre pressures and wear, as well as offering puncture detection.

    • Silverstone: Debut Win for Sutton and Meadows in Race of Attrition:

      Michael Meadows and James Sutton took their maiden Avon Tyres British GT Championship win at Silverstone, ending the 2-hour race 9.8 seconds ahead of the ABG Motorsport Viper of Craig Wilkins and Aaron Scott to help secure the British GT team title for CR Scuderia. In a race of attrition only 9 cars took the chequered flag but the lack of finishers didn't detract from the action packed racing throughout the 120 minute race. GT4 Champions Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn took their 6th class win in 5th overall to secure the team title for their IMS Motorsport team.

    • Silverstone: CR Scuderia Wraps Up the Team's Title:

      James Sutton and Michael Meadows' fantastic victory in the two-hour British GT race at Silverstone today sealed the first Championship win for the CR Scuderia team: the 2008 British GT Teams' Championship. This was also the first race win for Sutton and Meadows who have pushed hard all year to take their first win. Luke Hines and Jeremy Metcalfe joined them on the podium in third place.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Will We See A Mustang in GT1???:

      Whispers about a new GT1 car to the ALMS have emerged, somewhat from left field.

    • PI: Perfect Weekend for Bowe but Accident Mars Proceedings:

      John Bowe has again made his mark in the best possible way upon returning to the Australian GT Championship for Round 5 at Victoria's Phillip Island circuit at the weekend.

    • Road America: Archer on a Roll, Wins SPEED GT:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 10, 2008) – Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., took his second-straight SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT win, his third of the season, at the Road America SPEED GT Presented by Remington Sunday. Eric Curran, of East Hampton , Mass. , and Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , completed the top three.

    • Road America: Tommy Archer Finds Pole in a Viper Front Row:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 9, 2008) – Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., claimed his second-straight SCCA Pro Racing SPEED GT pole in qualifying for Sunday’s Road America SPEED GT Presented by Remington. Jason Daskalos, of Albuquerque , N.M. , will start second in the Round Five race.

    • Phillip Island: Race Results from the 3 Races of the Australian GT Championship:

      Phillip Island: Race Results from the 3 Races of the Australian GT Championship

    • Phillip Island: Australian GT Qualifying Times:

      The Australian GT Championship heads to Phillip Island this weekend and here are the qualifying times

    • Road America: Much To Be Decided in Speed GT and Touring Cars:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2008) - From Watkins Glen to Mid-Ohio and now Road America , SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge continues its tour of North America ’s greatest road courses. While SCCA SPEED Touring Car has hit the home stretch (Round Eight), SCCA SPEED GT commences the second half of its season, with the Road America SPEED GT Presented by Remington serving as Round Six. There is still much to be decided in both classes.

    • PI: John Bowe Returns to the Australian GT Championship at Phillip Island:

      John Bowe is to make a welcome return to the burgeoning Australian GT Championship grid for the Phillip Island event to be held on August 9-10.

    • PI: Urban Arrangement Lotus Team to Have a Busy Weekend:

      The Urban Arrangement / Report Factory Lotus team have a new problem; the crew are turning intodrivers in the GT series, leaving the team servicing and managing more cars with less people.

    • Spa 24h: The Last 12 Hours:

      Spa 24h: The Last 12 Hours

    • Spa 24h: Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Spa 24h: Post Race Recaps pt2
      SRT
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Davide Rigon
      Joel Camathias

    • Spa 24h: Post Race Recaps pt1:

      Spa 24h: Post Race Recaps pt1
      Paolo Ruberti
      Tomas Enge
      Jos Menten
      Michelin

    • Spa 24h: The Race According to CR Scuderia:

      Spa 24h: The Race According to CR Scuderia
      6 Hours
      Midnight
      14 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Spa 24h: Vitaphone and BMS Scuderia Italia take Dominant Victories:

      Once again, Vitaphone Racing proved that the Total 24 Hours of Spa is one of their true strengths as they took their third win in four years. In a race with a surprisingly high attrition rate, once the two Vitaphone Maserati MC12 cars hit the front just before the six-hour mark, no other car led the race.

    • Spa 24h: The Results:

      The results for the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24h: The First 12 Hours:

      Spa 24h: The First 12 Hours

    • Pole Sitting Larbre Crashes in Warm Up - Out of the Race!:

      The warm-up session on race morning is usually a fairly quiet affair - a last chance for teams and drivers to check their race set-up, and for the mechanics to carry out a 'spanner check'.

    • Spa 24h: The Starting Grid:

      The starting grid for the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24h: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Spa 24h: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2
      CR Scuderia
      Tomas Enge
      Jos Menten
      Michelin

    • Spa 24h: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      Spa 24h: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1
      SRT
      Gillet
      Thomas Biagi

    • Spa 24h: Last Gasp Effort Puts Lamy and the Larbre Saleen on Pole:

      Pole position for the 2008 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa went right down to the final minutes of qualifying; when the chequered flag fell on Friday afternoon it was Pedro Lamy who was fastest, putting the nr 7 Larbre Competition Saleen S7R at the head of the field. Thomas Biagi, the reigning FIA GT Champion, was fastest in GT2 in the nr 51 AF Corse Ferrari F430; quickest G2 car was the nr 102 McDonald’s Racing Porsche 996 Bi-Turbo, while the nr 123 Mühlner Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S headed the big G3 field. The Total 24 Hours of Spa will get under way at the traditional time of 4pm on Saturday, with 44 cars taking the start.

  • July 2008
    • Spa 24h: Vitaphone and AF Corse Lead Coming into Total 24 Hours of Spa:

      The 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship enters the mid-point of the season at Spa. With four races run, and five remaining after the Spa marathon, the double points allocation in the Belgian Ardennes means that effectively the mid-way point, in terms of points, will be reached at four am on Sunday August 3rd…

    • CR Scuderia Signs Vans as Sponsor:

      In a sport where image is so important the CR Scuderia team is delighted to welcome Vans to its sponsorship portfolio. Vans is one of the most iconic sports brands in the world, working with a select list of partners on a commercial level and CRS is honoured to join that list.

    • Spa 24h: Scuderia Ecosse Preview:

      The count down is on. This weekend the famous Spa circuit in Belgium will see the stunning FIA GT championship cars charging through Eau Rouge for the Total 24 hours of Spa endurance race.

    • Spa 24h: David Rigon Preview:

      For one month since the exciting weekend of the FIA World GT on the track German Oscherleben, Davide Rigon is ready to dive back inside of his Ferrari F430 GT2 for the fifth race, the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps.

    • Spa 24h: AF Corse to Take Dominating Form to Spa:

      Next Saturday will take place the fifth competition of the FIA GT championship on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit; the Af Corse team will take part at this 24 hours race with the two Ferrari F430 GT2 which are dominating the championship up to now. The crews have been confirmed and composed in this way:

    • Spa 24h: Muhlner Motorsport Looking Forward to Home Race:

      Francorchamps. The Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium based Muhlner Motorsport Team will be running two Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S cars in the G3 Division of their home race, the Spa 24hrs.

    • The Entry List for the Total 24 Hours of Spa:

      The Entry List for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

    • Spa 24h: Previews for the Total 24 Hours of Spa pt1:

      Spa 24h: Team Previews for the Total 24 Hours of Spa pt1
      PK Carsport
      Trackspeed
      Tomas Enge
      Xavier Maassen
      Michelin

    • Spa 24h: GTO-Charouz Withdraw from Spa:

      FIA-GT: GTO - Charouz Racing will not compete in the upcoming 24 Hour SPA event with the two Mosler MT900s.

    • Spa 24h: Previews for the Total 24 Hours of Spa pt2:

      Spa 24h: Previews for the Total 24 Hours of Spa pt2.
      Vitaphone Racing
      JMB Aucott Racing
      Juniper Racing
      CR Scuderia

    • Spa 24h: Lammers and Enge Join IPB Spartak Reiter Engineering for Spa:

      The regular drivers of the IPB Spartak Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT Peter Kox and Roman Rusinov will be joined by Jan Lammers and Tomas Enge for the highlight of the 2008FIA GT Championship, the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24h:Trackspeed Racing Confirm Spa 24hr Line Up:

      Tim Sugden and Xavier Pompidou Join David Ashburn and Richard Williams for the FIA GT 24 Hours of Spa Event. Trackspeed Racing are pleased to welcome Tim Sugden and Xavier Pompidou to the fold for the FIA GT Total 24 Hours of Spa race on 3rd August. The pair will join regular drivers David Ashburn and Richard Williams in the Trackspeed Porsche RSR which has been making a solid foundation for itself in the team's first year in the FIA GT Championship.

    • Spa 24h: SRT - Ready for Spa Despite Crash Damage:

      Despite being forced to withdraw from the two FFSA GT Championship races at Spa, for which they had qualified 3rd and 1st, after a serious crash on the Raidillon, SRT's Corvette C6R will be full repaired and back in action for the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24h: Phoenix Carsport Racing are Prepared:

      For the FIA GT season´s high light the 24 Hours Spa (27th July – 03rd August), the drivers line up on the two Corvettes of Phoenix Carsport Racing are fixed.

    • Mid Ohio: Rahal Letterman Returns Discarded Aston Martin To Front Of Speed World Grid:

      At its essence, the end goal of motorsports is about making a car faster.

      And while Rahal Letterman Racing has a myriad of experience in making open-wheel and sports cars go faster – as its 20 wins and 29 poles would attest to – its project to turn a back-of-the-pack Aston Martin DBRS9 into a fearsome speed machine was unlike any challenge it had ever faced.

    • Mid Ohio: Archer Takes the Win as the Title Battle Heats Up:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 20, 2008) – Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., led every lap Sunday to win the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course SPEED GT Presented by Remington race, Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , completed the top three.

    • Spa 24h: Darren Turner Joins Gigawave Motorsport:

      Darren Turner, winner of the GT1 class of the 24 Heures du Mans for the past two years, will join Gigawave MotorSport for the Total 24 Hours of Spa race.

    • Mid-Ohio: Archer Nets SPEED GT Pole:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 19, 2008) – Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., captured his second SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole of the season and will lead the field at the start of Sunday afternoon’s Mid-Ohio SPEED GT Presented by Remington race. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , will start second.

    • Lotus - A Giant Killer, but Why the Buzz Over Their Win at Eastern Creek?:

      The Lotus knocked off the seventeen car field thatincluded Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche for his first podium finish. After qualifying on the front row just 0.6 seconds off the Aston Martin DBRS9 of John Kaias, Peter Lucas, who has steadily improved over 2 years of competition bagged a new lap record of 1min:33.45s for the category in the Lotus. A record previously held by Paul Stokell in a Lamborghini Diablo GTR.

    • Eastern Creek: Lotus Slays Giants at GT Championship:

      Lucas claims first Lotus outright GT Championship victory and lap record

      A Lotus Elise defeated the motor racing giants at last weekend's round of the GT Championship at Eastern Creek Raceway with the marque's maiden outright race win.

    • Eastern Creek: Astuti Motorsport Takes First Australian GT Win with Kaias Aston Marting:

      (Sydney, Monday July 14th 2008) Astuti Motorsport has broken though for their first win as a team in the Australian Championship after John Kaias took his Aston Martin DBRS9 to the overall victory in round four of the 2008 championship held at Eastern Creek Raceway.

    • Mid Ohio: Speed World Challenge Preview:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 17, 2008) – The teams of SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge had better be well rested after a six-week break in action, because the unpredictable Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the next stop on the schedule. This weekend brings Round Seven of the SCCA SPEED Touring Car Championship as well as the Mid-Ohio SPEED GT Presented by Remington to the scenic central Ohio circuit.

    • Aston Martin to Return to the Speed World Challenge:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (July 15, 2008) – The Aston Martin DB9 will return to SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT competition this weekend for the Mid-Ohio SPEED GT Presented by Remington.

    • Brands Hatch: Irish Victory as Barnes and Gornall Secure 2008 Title:

      Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin celebrated their third win of the year after a rear wheel problem denied James Gornall and Jon Barnes a dream way to win the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The Team Trimite Brookspeed Viper finished 7th, which was good enough to put the title beyond doubt. Newly crowned GT4 Champions Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn finished the weekend with their sixth win from twelve races.

    • Brands Hatch: Nicol-Jones and Linn Become British GT4 Champions:

      Jon Barnes and James Gornall moved a step closer to the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT title by winning Round 11 at Brands Hatch, finishing ahead of Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen who remain their only challengers with three races remaining. However the day belonged to Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn who finished 3rd in class to become the inaugural Avon Tyres British GT4 Champions.

    • Eastern Creek: Kaias Takes Maidan Round Win:

      Melbourne based Aston Martin driver John Kaias has taken his maiden round victory and two race wins at round 4 of the Australian GT Championship held at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Circuit (July 12-13) at the weekend.

    • Eastern Creek: Kaias, Ward & Poulton Win Classes at Relaunched GT Championship + Race Results:

      Kaias, Ward & Poulton all take maiden round wins at Eastern Creek.

      Overall results
      GT Championship: 1. J KAIAS 2. P LUCAS 3. P HACKETT

      GT Challenge: 1. G WARD 2. G COOK 3. R KIMBER

      GT Production: 1 . T Poulton

    • Eastern Creek: Qualifying Times:

      The Australian GT Championship are back in action and the qualifying times are below.

    • Eastern Creek: Australian GT Day 1 Report:

      Day 1 of Round 4 at Eastern Creek saw some of the GT field take to the circuit for unofficial non-compulsory practice. The first session was red flagged after a handful of laps when David Stevens (Ferrari 430) made heavy contact with the wall at turn 9 putting him out of the weekend prematurely. Dave was thankfully OK however the rear of the car will require considerable rebuild prior to Round 5 at Phillip Island to get it back on track

    • Spa 24h: Menten and Schlunssen Joins Phoenix Carsport for Spa:

      The last time Jos Menten got behind the wheel of a Corvette C6.R was back in October 2006. The 27 years young driver from Haelen reached an agreement with Phoenix Carsport - winners of last year's Total 24 Hours of Spa. This German team, which is competing with two Corvette C6.Rs in the FIA GT championship, will be counting on the capable hands of Jos Menten, Uwe Alzen, Alexandros Margaritis and Robert Schlünssen with their power beast bearing race number 6.

    • Spa 24h: SRT Confirm Drivers:

      After four races in the FIA GT-championship the SRT drivers Christophe Bouchut and Xavier Maassen are presently in second place in the championship rankings. With the most mythical race of the season, namely the 24 Hours of Spa looming on the horizon and with double points to be earned, SRT has compiled its driver crew who will further confirm the team’s success over these last few months.

    • RUMOUR: LMS, FIA GT - What Could F1's Move to Donington Mean for Sportscars:

      With the recent announcement that the British F1 GP is moving to Donington, this would effect the sportscar world whose main races take place on the Silverstone circuit.

    • Russia to Host Round of FIA GT1 World Championship from 2010:

      On July 7th, Stephane Ratel and Patricia Kiefer visited the site of the future Eurasia Autodrome Domodedovo, which will be located near the Domodedovo Airport, 35 km South of Moscow, along with Eurasia Project Manager Pavel Volkov, Clive Bowen, Apex Circuit Design Managing Director, and Jolyon Price from Ridge & Partners.

    • Eastern Creek: The Fight is Back On!:

      The fight for the Australian GT Championship continues this weekend at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Circuit (July 12-13). As the most exotic category in Australian motor sport, the recently re launched and re branded Australian GT Championship has performed a review process that now sees cars competing for the GT Championship, together with the GT Challenge, and GT production classes.

    • Eastern Creek: Bargwanna to Battle Against the Big Guns:

      Sutherland Shire resident Scott Bargwanna will tackle Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway this weekend in Round Five of the Shannons Nationals, engaging in a sportscar David versus Goliath battle.

    • Oschersleben: Post Race Reports from FIA GT and FIA GT3:

      Oschersleben: Post Race Reports from FIA GT and FIA GT3
      SRT
      Rob Bell
      Phil Quaife

    • Eric De Doncker Retains the Lead in the GT4 European Cup !:

      Following on from a highly positive Monza, where Eric De Doncker won no less than two races of the GT4 European Cup at the wheel of the Ford Mustang FR500C Insulco Motorsport 98, he was back on track this weekend at the German Oschersleben circuit. The Belgian driver was fully determined to defend his leader’s position in this European competition, even though the technical character of the German track was not necessarily to the American car’s entire liking.

    • Oschersleben: Poles Converted to Wins and Podium Sweeps in GT1 and GT2:

      Austrian team Jetalliance claimed its first one-two at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, when 32,000 spectators over the weekend saw the team close out the front row of the grid on Saturday, then confirming the performance of their two Aston Martin DBR9 cars by crossing the line in first and second in Sunday’s two-hour race. Phoenix Racing’s Corvette finished third, ahead of the two Vitaphone Maserati MC 12s, allowing Bartels and Bertolini to pull out a two-point lead in the Drivers classification.

    • Oschersleben: Selected Team Recaps After the Race:

      Oschersleben: Selected Team Recaps After the Race
      CR Scuderia
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Charouz Racing Systems
      Thomas Biagi

    • Oschersleben: Corvette Breaks Ford Stranglehold in Second Race:

      The FIA GT3 European Championship has reached the halfway point - and finally a race has been won by something other than a Ford GT. The No.38 MM-Racing Corvette Z.06R GT3 of Martin Matzke and Jiri Skula claimed the victory, ahead of two La Torre Motorsport Dodge Viper Competition Coupe cars - second was the No.42 entry of Gabriele Sabatini and Giuseppe de Pasquale, with Dino Lunardi and reigning champion Gilles Vannelet third in the No.43 car.

    • Oschersleben: Gillet to Miss the Race:

      Oschersleben (D) Belgian Racing will not take part in the fourth race of the FIA GT championship. During the practice session a part of the suspension broke and damaged the engine.

    • Oschersleben: Wendlinger and Jet Alliance Take Pole, AF Corse in GT2:

      A close qualifying session for the fourth round of the FIA GT Championship saw Austrian team Jetalliance claim a fine one-two to occupy the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s two-hour race.

    • Oschersleben: Five out of Five - Can anyone Beat the Ford GT?:

      Before the FIA GT3 European Championship arrived at Oschersleben for the third event of the year, the GT Bureau decided to add 100kg of ballast to the Ford GT, making a massive 140kg. That wasn’t enough to stop Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen from taking their first win of the season in the No.19 Matech GT Racing Ford GT – the team has now won all five races this year.

    • Hackett Returns To Australian GT as the First Relaunched Race Approaches:

      Charismatic competitor Peter Hackett is a welcome ‘returnee’ to the re-launched 2008 Australian GT Championship.

      Not only will Hackett provide additional driver talent to the grid for Round 4 of the Championship at Eastern Creek (July 12-13) but he will do so in style at the wheel of the second Aston Martin DBRS9 to compete in Australia.

    • FIA GT Championship comes to Motors TV – LIVE:

      Motors TV (Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545) will screen round 4 of the FIA GT Championship LIVE from Oschersleben on Sunday having agreed a deal to take over the coverage for the rest of the season.

    • UPDATE: Tomy Drissi on the Mend, CRP, BimmerWorld and Tri-Point Ready for Mid-Ohio:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (July 3, 2008) – The first half of the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships has already produced its share of thrills and spills. Some of those spills have been serious enough to sideline a car or driver, but the second half of the season is looking bright for those teams whose took a serious hit, both on and off the track.

    • VIDEO: FIA GT - Highlights of the 2006 Spa 24 Horus:

      With the Spa 24 Hours approaching, Feedmesportscars will bring you some video of previous events.

    • SCCA Pro, WCVision Finalize World Challenge Licensing Agreement:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (July 2, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. and WC Vision LLC announced today an agreement in which WCVision has secured the long term marketing and licensing rights for the SPEED World Challenge® racing series.

    • Oschersleben: Three Winners from Three Races, Can it be Four?:

      Three rounds, three different winners. The 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship has got off to an excellent start, with Phoenix Racing becoming the third team to savour victory in GT1, after Jetalliance in Silverstone and SRT in Monza . With only two cars so far managing to finish on the podium twice, the points are extremely close.

    • Oschersleben: Reiter Lamborghini to Miss the Race Due to Kox's Injury:

      Peter Kox (NL) will not be able to drive at the FIA-GT event in Oschersleben this coming weekend. After his serious accident in the ADAC GT Masters race at the Norisring yesterday, he had a check-up at a hospital in the Netherlands.

    • Spa 24h: Eight Drivers for CR Scuderia:

      With one of the toughest races in the world fast approaching, the CR Scuderia team is delighted to announce its driver line-up for the 2008 Total 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Remington to Sponsor SPEED GT Races at Mid-Ohio and Road America:

      Race two this weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo di Valencia confirmed the competitive form of Scuderia Playteam SaraFree’s Ferrari F430 no. 8 driven by Max Busnelli \ Gabriele Lancieri. Both Busnelli and Lancieri have now scored 60 points this season and are only three points behind the leaders. Meanwhile, the other Ferrari F430 no. 7 finished in 10th place, collecting a few valuable points for the team’s second car.

  • June 2008
    • Statement on the Condition of Injured British GT Racer - Bradley Ellis:

      Bradley Ellis (car no. 52) suffered a serious accident at Thruxton circuit (Hampshire), Sunday 29 June, in the Team RPM Ginetta G4 during round 10 of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The incident happened on lap four at Woodham Hill, approaching the Club chicane, where a rear impact sent Bradley off the track and into a marshals’ post at high speed.

    • Thruxton: Serious Accident Mars Round 10:

      James Gornall and Jon Barnes extended their championship lead with victory in Round 10 of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Thruxton, leading home Jeremy Metcalfe and Luke Hines in a 30-minute shortened race. Nigel Moore and Joe Osborne took the honours in GT4, ahead of championship leaders Stewart Linn and Matt Nicol-Jones.

    • Thruxton: Hector and Simonsen Take Out Round 9:

      Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen took the first win of the year for the Christians in Motorsport team in an incident packed race at Thruxton in Round of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. Simonsen took the chequered flag over six seconds ahead of Aaron Scott in the ABG Motorsport Viper and a further 2.8 seconds in front of championship leader Jon Barnes in the Team Trimite Brookspeed Viper. Rob Austin and Hunter Abbott took the win in the GT4 class but a 10-second penalty for overtaking under yellows handed the win to Championship leaders Stewart Linn and Matt Nicol-Jones.

    • Thruxton: CR Scuderia - Flat Out:

      These are busy times for the CR Scuderia boys and girls. The GT team has just arrived back from Italy so it is a quick turnaround before this weekend’s British GT event at Thruxton. The CRS drivers are all still right in the championship battle so, coupled with the fact that Thruxton is an incredibly quick circuit, the team is set for a weekend of fast and furious racing.

    • Adria: Allan Simonsen Race Report:

      A few days after the highs and lows of the Le Mans 24 Hour, Allan Simonsen was winging his way to Italy for the third round of the FIA GT Championship. Once again he'd be aboard the Gigawave Motorsport Aston Martin DBR-9 GT1.

    • Spa 24h: Monfardini to Join Scuderia Ecosse:

      With the 3rd race of the FIA GT Championship at Adria out of the way and a fourth place finish in the bag, Scuderia Ecosse team are pleased to announce that Ferdinando Monfardini has accepted an invitation to come on board as the third driver for forthcoming 24 hours of Spa race at the beginning of August.

    • Adria: Selected Recaps After the Race pt2:

      Adria: Selected Recaps After the Race pt2
      SRT
      PK Carsport
      Thomas Biagi

    • Adria: Selected Recaps After the Race pt1:

      Adria: Selected Recaps After the Race pt1
      Joel Camathias
      Jos Menten
      CR Scuderia

    • Adria: Phoenix and AF Corse Take FIA GT Victory:

      A close and exciting race in both categories, under the setting sun, gave the spectators at the Adria International Raceway an excellent evening of entertainment in Italy today. Driving through the sunset into the darkness, the yellow Phoenix Racing Corvettes finished first and third, with Vitaphone taking second with the Maserati MC 12. In GT2, AF Corse strengthened its lead with a fine one-two, with BMS Scuderia Italia making it an all-Ferrari podium.

    • Adria: Phoenix and AF Corse Take Pole for the Night Race + Grid:

      The FIA GT Championship has returned to the Adria International Raceway, not far from Venice, for the third round of the season. The race will be held on Saturday evening, starting at 19:50, driving through the sunset into the night.

    • Lotus Throws Support Behind Australian GT, Commits New Cars:

      Following the new and exciting evolution of the GT Championship, series organisers range of Lotus vehicles to race within the new three-tier structure. This is to allow new and existing Lotus vehicles to enter and be highly competitive in a national category. With previous GT Championship catering solely for GT3 specification cars, the recent announcement of three-class structure is met with much enthusiasm within Lotus Cars Australia.

    • Andy Pilgrim’s Living the American Dream:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 18, 2008) - Andy Pilgrim is a lucky guy. He’ll be the first to tell you that. From racing motorcycles in England, to becoming a Champion road racer in the United States and a GM factory driver, all while growing a successful business, the pieces have all settled into place. Many struggle to accomplish just one of those things, but the English-born Cadillac CTS-V driver makes it look effortless.

    • Adria: The FIA GT Returns to the Dark:

      For the third round of the 2008 season, the FIA GT Championship remains in Italy, but moves southwards, to a track which is diametrically opposed to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Short, tight and twisting, the Adria International Raceway, built in 2002, is on the FIA GT calendar for the third time. The race will be held on Saturday evening, racing into the sunset and beyond.

    • Prospeed Win Appeal, Reinstated as Winners at Monza:

      The nr 61 Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3 RSR of Emmanuel Collard and Richard Westbrook has been reinstated in the Monza results, further to the successful appeal in front of the FIA International Court of Appeal.

    • Snetterton: Matech Takes Win as CR Scuderia Takes Another Podium:

      Bradley Ellis and Alex Mortimer secured the first win for the Ford GT in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, taking the chequered flag in the sunshine at Snetterton just 2.8 seconds ahead of championship leaders Jon Barnes and James Gornall in the Team Trimite Brookspeed Viper, with James Sutton and Michael Meadows a distant third. Matt Nicol-Jones and Stewart Linn returned to the top step of the GT4 podium to record their 4th win of the year to extend their GT4 championship lead.

    • Watkins Glen: Pobst Wins Second-Straight SPEED GT:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 8, 2008) – After a historic weekend in 2007 saw him win all three SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge races, Randy Pobst’s 2008 trip to Watkins Glen International may not have been as busy, competing in just one event, but was successful nonetheless, winning the SCCA SPEED GT Round Four race from the pole. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , and Michael Galati, of Olmsted , Ohio , completed the top three.

    • Watkins Glen: Pobst Scores SPEED GT Pole at Watkins Glen:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 8, 2008) – Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , will start Sunday’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race from pole at Watkins Glen International. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , will start second for the Round Four race, part of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen weekend.

    • Five Questions for SRT's Patrick Selleslagh:


      Patrick, your first steps in motor sport go back some fifteen year, but SRT has only recently become a fully-fledged professional team. Why this switchover?

    • Spa 24h: Gillet Confirm Driver Lineup the Spa Classic:

      Gembloux - Belgian Racing has chosen Maxime Martin to complete the line-up next to Bas Leinders and Renaud Kuppens during the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps 2008.

    • Snetterton: The Going Gets Tough for CR Scuderia:

      The Avon Tyres British GT Championship is Norfolk-bound this weekend for the next two rounds of the 2008 season. The playing field has changed recently with the re-equalisation of the Vipers and Lamborghinis boosting their performance, and with the added challenge from the Ford GT it looks like the competition will be tougher than ever at Snetterton.

    • Snetteron: Team Modena Return to Scene of Gallardo Debut:

      Team Modena return to Snetterton in Norfolk for this weekend's (June 7th and 8th) rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship - scene of their debut in the series last year and where the Gallardo announced itself on the British scene by setting a new lap record. Now up to full strength with a pair of Lamborghini Gallardos, the team will be aiming to use their year's experience to go one better than the second place they recorded at Rockingham in the previous meeting.

    • The Australian GT Championship to Relaunch to Ensuring Viability:

      CAMS & GT have finalised and reached agreement that ensures stability for the long term growth and development of GT racing in Australia and are now off and running for the rest of 08 and for the future!!

  • May 2008
    • Rockingham: Team RPM Strike Again with Debut Win for O'Neill and Clark:

      After winning both Rockingham races in 2007, Team RPM were once again victorious in 2008 as Steve Clark took the chequered flag behind the safety car to win his and Paul O'Neill's first Avon Tyres British GT race. The circumstances were a bit bizarre after the Viper inherited the lead after race leader Leo Machitski spun out at Gracelands while following the safety car in the Tech 9 Lamborghini. Rob Austin and Hunter Abbott won their second British GT4 class race well ahead of championship leaders Stewart Linn and Matt Nicol-Jones.

    • Rockingham: Viper Strikes Again at Rockingham as Gornall and Barnes take First Win:

      James Gornall and Jon Barnes became the latest winners in the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship as the Team Trimite Brookspeed Viper Competition Coupe took the chequered flag ahead of the Team Modena Lamborghini of Adam Jones and Piers Johnson. James Sutton and Michael Meadows were a distant third in the CR Scuderia Ferrari. Stewart Linn and Matt Nicol-Jones won the GT4 class, just pipping the Ginetta of Rob Austin and Hunter Abbott at the finish line by just 0.697 seconds.

    • Rockingham: CR Scuderia Inherit the Win:

      James Sutton and Michael Meadows put their Knockhill nightmares behind them by taking a podium finish at Rockingham today. The British pair started the race from sixth place after the Lamborghinis and Vipers showed their new pace in qualifying after a recent performance break.

    • Rochingham: CR Scuderia Looking to Strengthen their Championship Position:

      After a long break the British GT Championship returns this weekend for three days of Bank Holiday racing at Rockingham. Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin are at the top of the leaderboard after some great performances in the first few races of the season, including their win at Oulton Park.

    • Monza: 2 Races, 2 Wins for the Ford GT:

      Following on from the spectacular start at Silverstone, with the two victories of the Ford GTs of Mutsch and Khan, the Matech Racing team headed on down to Monza, for the following round of the FIA GT3 European championship. Notwithstanding the temperamental weather conditions, both the free practice as also the qualifying sessions proved that the three Ford GTs entered by the Swiss team were on tune, the power beasts achieving impressive grouped results; 3rd, 4th and 5th places for the first leg, prior to Thomas Mutsch clinching another pole position allowing him to take on the morning heat in full confidence.

    • Monza: Team and Driver Recaps after the Race pt3:

      Monza: Team and Driver Recaps after the Race pt3
      PK Carsport
      Charouz
      Scuderia Ecosse
      CR Scuderia

    • Monza: Team and Driver Recaps after the Race pt2:

      Monza: Team and Driver Recaps after the Race pt2
      Gillet
      Allan Simonsen
      Davide Rigon
      Michelin

    • Monza: Team and Driver Recaps after the Race pt1:

      Jos Menten
      Thomas Biagi
      Joel Camathias
      Paolo Ruberti

    • Australian GT Championship & Aston Martin Asia Cup Form Alliance:

      The Australian GT Championship and the Aston Martin Asia Cup have formed a relationship which will see both groups assisting each other to build and gain in strength and stature.

    • Monza: SRT Takes a Deserved Win as GT2 Hit by Disqualification + Results:

      The second round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship saw victory go to Belgian team SRT, with their Corvette C6-R. Second in qualifying in the wet, triple FIA GT Champion Christophe Bouchut and his team-mate Xavier Maassen, from the Netherlands, took a fine win in Monza today.

    • Monza: Ford GT Claims Win in Odd Circumstances:

      Reigning British GT champions Alex Mortimer and Bradley Ellis have been reunited this year, to race the No.21 Matech GT Racing Ford GT in the FIA GT3 European Championship. They avoided the mayhem in the early laps of the first race at Monza, and managed to outpace their rivals, to take victory; they took the lead of the race with nine laps remaining and then eased off to the chequered flag.

    • Utah: Archer Scores Second-Straight SPEED GT Win at Miller:

      TOOELE, Utah (May 18, 2008) – Tommy Archer may have changed teams from 2007 to 2008, but the result at Miller Motorsports Park was the same—a win in SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT, part of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix Presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach , Calif. , and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , completed the podium.

    • Monza: Muller and Collard Take Pole in the Wet + Times:

      A rather strange qualifying session saw Jetalliance’s Alex Müller set pole position as the chequered flag fell. Until shortly before the end of the session, it looked as if Emmanuel Collard would become the first GT2 driver to take overall pole since Antonio Garcia in 2001.

    • Monza: Marc Sourd Corvette and Matech Racing Ford GT Claim poles:

      The weather proved to be the most important factor in qualifying for the weekend’s two races in the FIA GT3 European Championship. Light rain was falling and the track was wet when the first 20-minute session got under way. The outcome was two sessions with numerous spins and incidents; in the second session the No.20 Matech GT Racing Ford GT claimed pole, but the first session was actually decided some time after chequered flags flew, when the stewards disallowed the best time of the No.44 Gravity Racing Ascari KZ1R GT3, promoting the No.28 Marc Sourd Racing Corvette Z.06R GT3 to pole position.

    • Utah: Archer Snares SPEED GT Pole in Final Minute At Miller:

      TOOELE, Utah (May 17, 2008) – Defending race winner Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., scored his seventh career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT pole position today for Sunday’s Round Three race at Miller Motorsports Park, part of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Grand Prix of Utah Presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. Ritch Marziale, of Tempe , Ariz. , will start a career-best second.

    • VIDEO: Highlights of the Race 3 of Round 1 of the 2008 Oz GT Championship pt2:

      Last week we bought you the first half of race 3, round 1 of the 2008 Australian GT Championship, well here is the end of the race.

    • Monza: A Month Between Races as the FIA GT Returns for Monza:

      Nearly a month after the season got off to a thrilling, close-fought start in Silverstone, the teams and drivers of the 2008 FIA GT Championship will be heading back to Italy, and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which hosted the official pre-season tests in March.

    • VIDEO: Highlights of the Race 3 of Round 1 of the 2008 Oz GT Championship pt1:

      The Australian GT Championship for 2008 kicked off as a support act for the A1GP and race 3 saw appalling weather conditions.

    • Monza: A Change in Drivers for CR Scuderia:

      Round two of the 2008 FIA GT Championship takes place next week at Monza, the place where Italians go to worship motorsport. The 'Pista Magica', as Monza is known locally, is the fastest track on the FIA GT calendar, and it is one that every Ferrari team relishes. To win at Monza in a Ferrari is a special feeling for a racing driver so the CR Scuderia boys will be going all out to hit the top spot next weekend.

    • Swiss Matech Racing Joins ADAC GT Masters 2008:

      No longer merely satisfied with their successful progress in this season’s European FIA GT3 championship, the Swiss Matech Racing team will also be competing in the ADAC GT Masters 2008, the German national competition based on the FIA GT3 regulations. The kick-off for this championship will take place on 10th and 11th May at the Oschersleben circuit

    • New Title Sponsor and Manager for RBImmo Saleen:

      Austrian team RBImmo / B Racing has announced a new title sponsor, iPOS, and a new manager - Rob Schirle, a well-known figure in the FIA GT paddock, and a race winner with Russian Age Racing in 2005.

    • RSV Gets the First Victory of the Year:

      The current Spanish GT champions have started the defence of the title in the best way – a pole position and a victory in the circuit of Jarama, where the first meeting of the Spanish GT Championship 2008 has been held. Despite the accident which forced them to leave the first race, Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg have worked without a rest with a good final result.

    • Calling All Drivers...:

      The Swiss Matech Racing team took off on a high note at the first round of the FIA-GT3 European Championship in Silverstone, with the Ford GT scoring a double victory. The team managed by Martin Bartek is entering, with the full support of Ford Racing, three Mustang FR500GT3s in the FIA-GT3 European Championship, the first one being driven by the Belgian Eric De Doncker and the Canadian Scott Maxwell.

  • April 2008
    • UPDATE: Australian GT Championship and Porsche Drivers Challenge:

      Following the round cancellation of the previous round of the Australian GT Championship, details emerged of actions that could put the long term viability of the series in doubt. Talks commenced last week to secure the future of the series.

    • Silverstone: Impressive Show from Apex in Difficult Circumstances in FIA GT3:

      In the opening round of the 2008 FIA European GT3 debut at Silverstone last weekend, the Apex Motorsport Jaguar XKR GT3 had an extremely impressive and competitive showing, and counted a top five finish amongst its final tally.

    • Larbre Withdraw from the 2008 Le Mans Series, Concentrates on FIA GT, FFSA:

      Larbre Competition has taken the difficult decision to withdraw from the 2008 Le Mans Series due to an increasing workload in other championships.

    • Escuderia AC Argentina make historic FIA GT debut:

      Scuderia AC Argentina made an historic FIA GT Championship debut at Silverstone at the weekend, with drivers Gaston Mazzacane and Esteban Tuero finishing a respectable 13th in class on their series debut.

    • Alpina is Back!!!:

      ALPINA can look back on a long and successful history in international motorsport. Well-known F1 and Touring Car drivers such as Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Hans Stuck and Dieter Quester gripped an ALPINA steering wheel on their way to winning three European Touring Car Championships. ALPINA pilots also won the Nürburgring 24 Hours numerous times, as well as the 24 Hours of Spa in 1970.

    • Silverstone: FIA GT Race Recaps pt2:

      Silverstone: FIA GT Race Recaps pt2
      Aston Martin
      PK Carsport
      SRT
      Gillet

    • Silverstone: FIA GT Race Recaps pt1:

      Silverstone: FIA GT Race Recaps pt1
      Scuderia Ecosse
      CR Scuderia
      Trackspeed
      Michelin

    • Australian Sportscar Racing - Spiraling Out of Control:

      GT Racing in Australia is at crisis point. Over the last week the Australian GT Championship has gone into a tail spin which threatens its existence and the integrity of GT racing in Australia.

      The Australian GT Championship are confident of their continual existence and claim to have “some very exciting prospects for 2009”.

      But the rest of the tale does not look so rosy.

    • Silverstone: FIA GT3 Recaps after the Race:

      Silverstone: FIA GT3 Recaps after the Race
      Matech
      Hexis
      Bradley Ellis
      Tom Cloet

    • Silverstone: Jet Alliance Sees Through the Fog to Take the Win + Results!:

      The 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship got off to the best possible way, with a truly thrilling Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy in Silverstone. Despite the extremely poor weather, with heavy fog and rain, which improved later, 25,000 spectators turned up to watch the exciting programme, which included the FIA GT3 European Championship, the GT4 European Cup and the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli.

    • Silverstone: Double Victory for Matech + Results:

      Thomas Mutsch and Ian Khan made the perfect start to the season by winning both races at Silverstone in the No.20 Matech GT Racing Ford GT. Even a minor delay during the mandatory pit-stop of the second race couldn’t prevent the pair from taking maximum points. James Ruffier and Arnaud Peyroles, in the No.1 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette Z.06 GT3 took second, while a remarkable charge through the field carried the No.36 Prospeed Competition Porsche 97 GT3 Cup S of David Loix and Mikael Forsten from nineteenth on the grid to third.

    • Long Beach: Davis Takes First SPEED GT Win on Home Turf:

      Long Beach, Calif. (April 20, 2008) – In front of ecstatic friends and family, Huntington Beach driver Brandon Davis took his first SCCA SPEED GT win at his home race, the SCCA Pro Racing Long Beach SPEED GT Presented by Applied Computer Solutions. Point leader Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , finished second and third, respectively.

    • Silverstone: Weather Plays Havoc but Doesn't Fool Phoenix + Grid:

      The weather played its part in setting the starting grid for the first round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, which will take place at Silverstone on Sunday April 20th, at 12:15 British Summer Time.

    • Silverstone: Prospeed Porsche and Matech GT Racing Ford GT Claim Pole Positions:

      The two 20-minute qualifying sessions at Silverstone produced very mixed grids – six different makes in the top six positions in both sessions. Making the most of the cold, windy but dry conditions Mikael Forsten claimed the pole for Race 1 in the No.36 Prospeed Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S, while Thomas Mutsch took pole in the second session in the No.20 Matech GT Racing Ford GT.

    • Long Beach: Drissi On IR After Long Beach Practice Crash:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2008) – Tomy Drissi, of Hollywood, Calif., will be out the remainder of the SCCA Pro Racing Long Beach SPEED GT Presented by Applied Computer Solutions weekend, and possibly longer, after sustaining a fractured lower vertebrae in a practice crash on Friday.

    • RUMOUR: Oz GT – Is This the End of the Road???:

      It seems things are not so rosy at the Australian GT HQ at the current time.

    • Woodhouse Performance Announces Drivers for Speed GT Campaign:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2008) - Woodhouse Performance is proud to announce the line-up of Trans-Am and SPEED World Challenge veterans Tommy Archer and Claudio Burtin to drive together for the balance of the 2008 SPEED World Challenge season. Driving the No. 13 Foametix/Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, the duo will join forces with teammate Jeff Courtney in the No. 99 KENDA/MPI-Coin Viper to create a two-car team assault for the SCCA SPEED GT Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by RACER.

    • Former SCCA Pro Racing President Greenwood Passes:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing was saddened to hear of the passing this morning of former company president Dan Greenwood.

    • VIDEO: Take a Lap with Allan Simonsen:

      Round 2, Australian GT Championship. Defending Champion, Allan Simonsen proves the tightness of this street track and why he is the defending Champ.

    • VIDEO: When You Have Racing Like This...:

      This is great racing action courtesy of the British GT.

    • FIA GT Completes Best TV Lineup:

      With the announcement that British channel ITV4 will be showing the 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT Championship is delighted to announce its best-ever TV line-up. Starting with the British round of the FIA GT Championship, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, which takes place at leading British circuit Silverstone on April 19th – 20th, all the rounds of the 2008 season will be shown on ITV4 in either live or same-day delayed coverage,

    • Applied Computer Solutions to Sponsor SPEED GT at Long Beach:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (April 14, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that Applied Computer Solutions of Huntington Beach, Calif., as the presenting event sponsor for Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Speed GT Race Preview:

      Now in its 19th consecutive year, SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge has built its legacy around providing fans the most competitive road racing in the world, and the series has earned well-deserved praise the past few years from publications such as Car & Driver and RACER Magazine for doing just that. But what really sets SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring Car apart from all other series is the “everyday” element it brings each event. World-class drivers piloting production-based cars that come from more than 15 auto manufacturers – it’s a formula that has and will continue to serve the interests of manufacturers, drivers and, most importantly, automotive enthusiasts and race fans.

    • RBImmo Announce Piccini for 2008:

      Austrian team RBImmo, which made its FIA GT debut in Brno last year, has announced that it has signed Italian driver Andrea Piccini for 2008, with an option on 2009. The multiple race-winner in the FIA GT Championship, who had a five-year partnership with Jean-Denis Deletraz, will make his debut for the team in Monza.

    • Silverstone: The Wait is Over for the FIA GT!:

      And finally, the long winter months are over, and the 2008 season can finally get underway ! Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th April, the first round of the twelfth season of the FIA GT Championship will unfold, and the names of the tenth Silverstone winner will eventually be known.

    • Knockhill: CR Scuderia Leaves Scotland with Championship Lead:

      The CR Scuderia team leaves Knockhill tonight with a healthy lead in the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, and with Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin riding high in the driver’s championship. The team had a tough race today so yesterday’s win remains the highlight of CR Scuderia’s GT weekend.

    • Knockhill: Scottish Frustration for Team Modena:

      Team Modena Team Modena's first visit to the tight and twisty Knockhill circuit in Scotland was an ultimately frustrating one, the team scoring points in a confused race one before being knocked out of race two. Newcomers Guy Harrington and Ben de Zille Butler gained valuable track time to settle in with the team and the Lamborghini Gallardo, but the long trip north proved a disappointment with the car ending the weekend damaged and in a gravel bed.

    • Rumour, Gossip and Opinion - The Australian Sportscar Way:

      Although the Australian GT Championship has had a break from the on track action over the past couple of weeks, that doesn't mean things have stopped for the series.

    • Knockhill: Ascari Takes First GT3 Win in British GT + Results:

      Godfrey and David Jones won their first British GT race for three years, taking the chequered flag in the Team Eurotech Preci Spark Ascari KZ1R in a dramatic second Avon Tyres British GT race at Knockhill, the first GT3 win for an Ascari in British GT. The brothers from Leicestershire finished ahead of the Christians in Motorsport Ferrari of Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen and the 22gtracing Aston Martin DBRS9 of Adrian Willmot and Michael Bentwood. Matt Nicoll-Jones and Stewart Linn won the GT4 class, extending their championship lead ahead of the next races at Rockingham.

    • Knockhill: CR Scuderia Continue Amazing Early Run + Results:

      Jeremy Metcalfe and Luke Hines (#16 CR Scuderia) won the first British GT race held at Knockhill since 2005, finishing Round 3 of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship ahead of the Dodge Vipers of James Gornall and Jon Barnes (#40 Team Trimite Brookspeed) and Aaron Scott and Craig Wilkins (#20 ABG Motorsport), a race that had four safety car periods.

    • Mopar and Cindi Lux Announce 2008 World Challenge Program:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2008) - Cindi Lux and Mopar announced today the addition of the veteran female road racer to Team Mopar for the 2008 race season.

    • Knockhill: Another Win for CR Scuderia!:

      Jeremy Metcalfe and Luke Hines took a fantastic victory at Knockhill today in round three of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. Metcalfe set up the race win with pole position in the first of today’s qualifying sessions; he then kept the lead at the start, drove a mature race and handed over to Luke Hines who finished the job off beautifully, taking the pair’s first win of the year.

    • Joel Camathias Joins BMS, while Teammate Previews his Chances:

      Swiss GT driver Joel Camathias (27), the 2006 Le Mans Series GT2 Class and the 2007 International GT Open GT2 Class Co-Champion, will share the wheels of the new BMS Scuderia Italia # 78 Ferrari F 430 GT with the young Italian 2007 Euroseries 3000 Champion, Davide Rigon (21), in the prestigious FIA GT Championship.

    • Silverstone: Xavier Maassen to Launch his GT Career:

      Dutch driver Xavier Maassen successfully launched his FIA GT career in Maastricht on April 4th, with a well-attended press conference followed by a party for sponsors and friends. The young driver will be making his debut in GT racing this season in the SRT Corvette C6R, alongside triple FIA GT Champion Christophe Bouchut.

    • Silverstone: Trackspeed Prepares for First Weekend of GT and GT3!:

      Richard Williams and David Ashburn are facing a busy weekend at Silverstone, when they start their double season in both the FIA GT3 European Championship and the FIA GT Championship – both with Trackspeed and both with Porsches.

    • Siverstone: Bartels Looking Forward to the Season Opener:

      “We have a lot of titles to defend this year, and we are coming to the Championship once again to give our maximum to reach our goals,” Michael Bartels commented. “It is never easy to continue winning after so much success. Vitaphone is the team that will be chased by everybody.

    • Siverstone: Gigawave Ready to Battle on Home Ground:

      Gigawave Motorsport will be the only British GT1 team taking part in the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, with a British-built car, the Aston Martin DBR9.

    • Siverstone: Every Second Counts as Rob Bell Takes us for a Lap of the Track:

      The FIA GT Championship season gets underway next week at Silverstone with the RAC Tourist Trophy race meeting. CR Scuderia’s no.56 Ferrari is being raced by two of the fastest GT2 drivers in the world: Andrew Kirkaldy, who took pole position at this event last year, and Rob Bell, the pole man from the Le Mans Series race at Silverstone in 2007.

    • All-Argentine Effort Boosts GT1 Grid in 2008:

      With the FIA GT Championship due to make its first-ever trip to South America this year, when the season finale will be held at the Potrero de los Funes circuit in San Luis, Argentina, it has been announced that an all-Argentine team will compete in the GT1 category.

    • Horton Motorsports/Landsystems Racing Returns to Speed GT:

      MURRIETA, Calif. (April 7, 2008) - Horton Motorsports has announced that they will support driver Stu Frederick, in the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship.

    • Matech Test Recap from Nogaro:

      With just two weeks before the first round of the FIA GT3 European Championship taking place at Silverstone on 19th and 20th April, all cars relating to that category headed on down to the French Nogaro circuit at the beginning of this week to take part in two full days of collective testing. Christophe Bouchut, SRO’s reference driver for this category was charged with taking each car out on to the track, to establish what has now become the beginning of season traditional balance of performance evaluation. And when the verdict fell, the Ford GT built and developed by Matech Racing set the best overall time in its class, not without slotting itself handsomely amongst the overall hierarchy....

    • Knockhill: CR Scuderia Looks Forward To Scottish Challenge:

      After a storming start to the season with a victory at Oulton Park, the CR Scuderia team heads to Knockhill this week for rounds three and four of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

    • New Drivers Mean Second British GT Gallardo for Team Modena:

      Team Modena have been joined for the remainder of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship season by front-running drivers Ben de Zille Butler and Guy Harrington. The rapid pairing have British GT experience and will see the team expand to a two-car operation running a pair of GT3-specification Lamborghini Gallardos in the competitive series. The duo will make their race debut at next weekend's Knockhill, Scotland, rounds of the series.

    • Knockhill: Scideria Ecosse at Home and Proud!:

      With news of the tragic loss of David Leslie and his Apex Motorsport team members still sinking in, it was a more subdued Scuderia Ecosse team spent who spent a busy day tyre testing at Knockhill racing circuit in Fife. With Monza still fresh in the team’s mind the Scuderia Ecosse GT squad was able to build on the success of their recent Italian test and further improved the balance and lap times over long runs in the spring sunshine.

    • Knockhill: CR Scuderia Looking to Continue Early Form:

      The British GT Championship moves to Knockhill next week so, straight after the Oulton Park season-opener, CR Scuderia headed off to the Scottish track to test in preparation for this race meeting.

    • Statement from Harry Handkammer on Behalf of Apex Motorsport:

      The loss of Richard Lloyd, David Leslie and Chris Allarton in an air crash on Sunday, 30th March has reverberated throughout British motorsport, and those shock waves have obviously been felt most deeply by not only their families, but also by all of us within Apex Motorsport.

  • March 2008
    • David Leslie and Richard Lloyd Perish in Plane Crash:

      The motorsport world was rocked today as two of its sons were taken in a plane crash over Kent.

      The Cessna Citation 1 jet experienced engine troubles shortly after takeoff and despite the best efforts of the pilots, the plane came down in a residential suburb. Fortunately, no one was injured on the ground.

    • Erik de Donker is Back to Defend his Title:

      Today Thursday 26th March Erik De Donker has kicked off his 2008 sport season on the track of Zolder. Akin to last year, the Insulco Motorsport 2008 driver opted for the wheel of his Ford Mustang FR500 GT4, with which he will be defending his European Cup title. This international competition, organised and promoted by the SRO group, is without a doubt flourishing.

    • Pole, Fastest Lap and Podium for Simonsen at Oulton Park:

      Fresh from his American Le Mans Series debut, where he finished a creditable fourth in the busy GT2 class, Danish/Aussie sportscar ace Allan Simonsen, has his hands full again on the otherside of the world.

    • Silverstone Supercar Showdown to Showcase FIA GT Championship:

      The opening round of the FIA GT Championship heads to Silverstone on 19-20 April, when the world’s premier sports car series will make its only UK appearance of 2008. This year marks the FIA GT series’ tenth ever visit to the circuit, while the Silverstone Supercar Showdown will also mark the first major event of Silverstone’s Diamond Anniversary year.

    • Oulton Park - CR Scuderia Wins First Race!:

      Paddy Shovlin and Michael Cullen stormed to victory at Oulton Park today, taking the first win of the 2008 British GT season and the first victory for the CR Scuderia team. The Irish pair drove a faultless race and took a thoroughly deserved victory in a race that was shortened due to some on-track dramas.

    • SPEED World Challenge Will Return to Detroit and Road America in 2008:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (March 20, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing has announced the addition of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Road America to the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge schedule.

    • Good Friday, Good Racing: SPEED World Challenge Season Openers Set:

      It will be a Good Friday indeed when the opening rounds of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships air on SPEED, Friday, March 21.

    • BimmerWorld Survives Rollercoaster Opener at Sebring:

      BimmerWorld BMW E90 team mates James Clay, Seth Thomas, and Nick Esayian will look back at the 2008 Sebring opener with mixed feelings. “The good news is we have definitely had worse Sebring races! The bad news is this one certainly didn’t live up to the expectations we had or the pace we set early in the week,” said team owner/driver Clay.

    • Preview of the FIA GT Season + Official Entry List:

      So how can you follow up on a season like 2007 ? Last year, four different makes, five teams and six cars took overall wins, and nine drivers were still in contention for the title coming in to the final round inZolder. And, for the first time since the very first season in 1997, both categories remained open until the end, with six drivers, and both Ferrari and Porsche cars, fighting for the GT2 title.

    • Curran Laments Tough Sebring Result, Aims For Strong Long Beach:

      Eric Curran started the 2007 Sebring World Challenge opener from the front row and went on to build a commanding lead in wet/dry conditions on his way to the first of four wins during the season. 2008 would see none of the dry conditions, with a massive downpour falling at the start of the race and deep puddles forcing even the best drivers to aquaplane and crash.

    • Monza: 58 Cars Participated in Official Pre-Season Tests:

      The sun shone on Monza for the official test days of the 2008 season of the FIA GT and GT3 European Championships, when a grand total of 58 cars, including some representatives of the GT4 European Cup, assembled at the powerful Italian track.

    • CR Scuderia Oulton Park Race Preview:

      Spring is here so it’s time to go racing and what better place for the CR Scuderia story to begin than at one of the UK’s most popular race tracks. Oulton Park is a good old-fashioned racing circuit, with some fast curves and tight twists and turns; it is a real favourite of many of today’s racing drivers.

    • Monza Test Suggests Sparkling Season Awaits Scuderia Ecosse:

      The Autodromo di Monza burst into life, as the 2008 FIA GT Championship officially launched, with a thrilling two-day test session.

    • SCCA World Challenge: Kuno Wittmer, 2nd In Season Opener In Sebring:

      Kuno Wittmer started his World Challenge season on a high note with second place in the 2008 maiden race in Sebring while the Realtime Acuras wrapped all three podium spots. The 24-year old driver who hails out of Montreal, Quebec set the pace in both practice session when he topped the charts. But Brazilian teammate Pierre Kleinubing was fastest in qualifying with Wittmer second and team leader Peter Cunningham in third.

    • AGP: Bowe Takes Second Win of the Weekend in Race 4 + Results:

      John Bowe in the Coopers sponsored Ferrari 430 GT3 took a commanding victory in the fourth and final race of Round three of the 2008 Australian GT Championship at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this morning (Sunday March 16).

    • AGP: Eddy Takes Maiden Win in Race 3 + Results!:

      Mark Eddy steered his Quarterback Shirts Lamborghini Gallardo to his first Australian GT Championship victory in race 3 of Round three at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this afternoon (Saturday March 15).

    • SRT Corvette Fastest in Two-Day Monza Test - Six Cars in Half a Second !:

      The hugely successful two-day test in Monza, which saw a grand total of 58 cars take to the track in the spring sunshine, concluded today.

    • SRT Leads FIA GT Grid After First Day of Testing:

      Although the first race will not take place until April 20th, at Silverstone, the 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship got underway today, with the first of two days of testing at Monza, where the official launch was held today.

    • Martini Callway Fastest on Day Two - Top Ten Cars Within One Second !:

      The first two-day official test of the season for the cars taking part in the 2008 FIA GT3 European Championship concluded in Monza today, with the nr 1 Martini Callaway Corvette Z06 setting the best time of the day, with a lap of 1:53.067 from Sascha Bert. This was just one thousandth of a second slower than the overall best time, set by Richard Westbrook in the Prospeed Competition Porsche GT3 on Thursday.

    • Prospeed Competition Leads First Day of Testing in Monza:

      The 2008 season got underway today, with the first official test session in sunny Monza. Bright spring weather greeted the teams and drivers, who set off for three sessions.

    • Positive Test for CR Scuderia:

      CR Scuderia has just completed a two-day test at the high-speed Monza circuit in Italy. The first day of the test was the traditional FIA GT Media Day but once the photoshoots and interviews were done the team got down to business, preparing for the new season.

    • Intense Testing for Edil Cris:

      Intensive week for Racing Team Edil Cris. The Team took part on Monday and Tuesday to collective test of the International GT Open with two F430 GTC Ferraris, one in 2007 configuration and the other in 2008, but both equipped with the air restrictors used in the Italian Championship, which are more limited than those employed in the Spanish series.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Positive for 2008:

      Continuing their pre 2008 season plans, the team recently enjoyed a second highly successful two day Pirelli tyre test session, this time at Monteblanco racing circuit which offered them the opportunity to run their GT2 Ferrari 430 on various Pirelli compounds.

    • AGP: Lestor Takes Race 2 + Results:

      Hector Lestor (Ferrari 430 GT3) has won his first Australian GT Championship event in race 2 of Round three of the 2008 title chase at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this afternoon.

    • Sebring: Pobst Goes First To Last to First To Win Wet Sebring SPEED GT:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 14, 2008) – Former Floridian Randy Pobst’s local weather pattern knowledge helped make the pivotal decision to pit early for rain tires, as he came back through the field to win the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship season opener, part of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida at Sebring International Raceway. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton , Fla. , and Michael Galati, of Olmsted , Ohio , completed the top three.

    • Sebring: Kleinubing Goes Flag-To-Flag to Take Sebring SPEED Touring Car Win:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 14, 2008) – Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek, Fla., led the entire way to capture his 27th-career SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car win, his third at Sebring International Raceway, to start the 2008 season at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida weekend. Teammates Kuno Wittmer, of Montreal , Quebec , and Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee , Wis. , completed the podium.

    • Sebring: Davis Practice Time Earns Pole After SPEED GT Qualifying is Red-Flagged:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2008) – After an incident during qualifying for Round One of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship caused the session to end under a red flag without any cars entering a fast lap, Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was awarded the pole for Friday’s race based on Wednesday’s practice times. Defending SCCA SPEED GT Champion Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , will start second.

    • Sebring: Kleinubing Takes Sebring SPEED Touring Car Pole:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2008) – Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek , Fla. , captured his record 32nd-career pole and will lead the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car field at the standing start Friday during the 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida weekend at Sebring International Raceway. Teammate Kuno Wittmer, of Montreal , Quebec , will start second.

    • AGP: Bowe Takes Race 1 In Return to Series + Results:

      John Bowe in the Coopers sponsored Ferrari 430 GT took the honours in the 8 lap race 1 of Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this afternoon.

    • Move Over Dad – Brandon Davis Tops Father’s Time to Lead SPEED GT Practice at Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 12, 2008) – After his father Mike led the morning practice session, Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., topped the evening SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship practice and was quickest on the day in preparation for this weekend’s season opening Round, part of the 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida. Defending Series Champion Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , and Michael McCann, of Canton , Ohio , completed the top three on the day.

    • Wittmer Stays On Top in SPEED Touring Car Sebring Practice:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 12, 2008) – Canadian Kuno Wittmer’s morning practice time at Sebring held throughout the afternoon session as the fastest practice time of the day for Round One of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship, part of the 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Seth Thomas, of Cumming , Ga. , and Peter Cunningham, of Grafton, Wis. , completed the top three.

    • Mike Davis Mustang Leads the Way in SPEED GT Practice at Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 12, 2008) – Mike Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surprised the paddock by topping morning practice for the opening round of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship, part of the 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida. Defending Champion Randy Pobst, of Gainesville , Ga. , was second-fastest, followed by Mike Davis’ son, Brandon Davis, of Denver , Colo.

    • Wittmer Quickest in SPEED Touring Car Morning Practice at Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. (March 12, 2008) – Kuno Wittmer, of Montreal, Quebec, topped the time sheets in morning practice for Round One of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship, part of the 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida. Seth Thomas, of Cumming , Ga. , was second quick, followed by RealTime Racing owner Peter Cunningham, of Grafton , Wis.

    • Global Motorsports Group Enters 2008 World Challenge Season:

      SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 12, 2007) - James Sofronas, President of Global Motorsports Group, has announced that he will once again be piloting the familiar blue, No. 14 GMG Porsche 997 GT3 in the 2008 SPEED GT Championship with the addition of two teammates to help Porsche capture the Manufacturers’ crown.

    • Newer, Faster Lotus Exige GT3 Ready For F1:

      It's back and it looks better than ever. The Lotus Exige GT3 of Angelo Lazaris has been updated in readiness for an attack on the 2008 GT Championship this weekend at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

    • AGP: Hector Lester Shows the Local the Way Round!:

      Irish international driver Hector Lestor showed he is clearly enjoying his Australian ‘sojourn’ that began at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide by putting his Ferrari 430 GT3 on pole after the qualifying session at Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this afternoon.

    • Davis Father-Son Duo Team Up in SPEED GT at Sebring:

      NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 11, 2008) - For generations, racing has been a family endeavor for many, following the bloodlines to the finish lines. Rarely, though, have fathers and sons raced side-by-side, battling in the same series or operating as teammates. That rare combination, however, has come to the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT Championship as Mike and Brandon Davis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., are entered in this week’s season opener, part of the 56th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

    • RealTime Acuras Ready for 2008 SPEED Touring Car Championship:

      SAUKVILLE, Wis. (March 11, 2008) - The RealTime Acura team is putting the finishing touches on its SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Cars this week in preparation for the SPEED Touring Car season opener at Sebring and the entire 2008 Championship. As they did last year, the 10-time series Champions will campaign five production-based Acuras: four TSX sedan models and one RSX sports coupe.

    • AGP: John Bowe Rejoins Australian GT Championship:

      John Bowe has been named to drive the all conquering Coopers sponsored Mark Coffey Ferrari 430 GT3 at Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to be conducted at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit (March 13-16).

    • AF Corse Announces 2008 Driver Lineup:

      A few days before the FIA GT championship collective tests,in Monza on March 13th and 14th, AF Corse has announced its crews for the 2008 season.
      The nr 50 Ferrari F430 GT2 will be driven by reigning GT2 Champion Toni Vilander and 2007 vice-champion Gianmaria Bruni. Its sister car, the nr 51 Ferrari, will be driven by a pair of drivers from GT1.

    • Gigawave Testing at the Paul Ricard HTTT:

      Gigawave Motorsport was one of the team's taking part in Aston Martin's now traditional pre-season test session.

    • AGP: World Class Lineup for Australian GT:

      The Australian GT Championship grid at the ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to be conducted at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit (March 13-16) is both quality and quantity personified.

    • Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen at the Wheel of a Matech Ford GT !:

      Notwithstanding the fact that the European FIA GT3 championship only kicks off in Silverstone at the end of April, people and cars are already being readied for this first round. It is in Matech’s new infrastructures, close to the Nürburgring, that the Ford GT’s are being prepared, and the Swiss team has just officially announced its first driver-pairing. The Italian Luca Pirri and the German Jürgen von Gartzen will share one of the cars and bear the Matech GT Racing banner throughout the entire season.

    • Muhlner Motorsport Announces GT3 plans:

      Successful Belgian team Mühlner Motorsport - a class-winner in the Total 24 Hours of Spa - has announced that it intends to enter two Porsche cars in the 2008 season of the FIA GT3 European Championship.

    • Pierre-Brice Mena to race in FIA GT3 in 2008:

      Talented young French driver Pierre-Brice Mena will be heading for the FIA GT3 European Championship in 2008, where he will drive a Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBR9. His team-mate will be another young Frenchman, Thomas Accary, who will also be making his GT debut. This team of 'rookies' are likely to be among the youngest on the grid, as their combined ages just reach 40 ! It will be a steep learning curve for Pierre-Brice, with five out of the six tracks new to him, but he is looking forward to the challenge !

    • Team Modena Ready for British GT Challenge:

      Team Modena head into their first full season of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with confidence high after the pace and performance their Lamborghini Gallardo displayed in its initial outings last year. Setting three lap records in what was very much a learning half-season, the rapid Italian supercar was right on the race pace in the final rounds, and should be one of the cars to beat when the series kicks off at Oulton Park on Easter weekend.

    • Tony Ave Racing Enters SPEED GT with Joey Scarallo:

      MAIDEN, N.C. (March 7, 2008) - Defending SCCA GT-1 National Champion Tony Ave Racing, of Maiden, N.C., has teamed up with its former Trans-Am driver Joey Scarallo, of Hauppauge, N.Y., to compete in the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship.

    • Tiger Racing’s Paul Brown Returns to World Challenge:

      COVINA, Calif. (March 7, 2008) - With Sebring less than a week away, Tiger Racing’s Paul Brown has been brought in to pilot the No. 96 K&N Engineering Porsche 911 GT3 for the season opener.

    • Aston Martin Racing Completes Successful Pre-Season Test:

      Aston Martin Racing has hosted a pre-season test for both the factory team and private outfits at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, following in the footsteps of the first such event that took place last year.

    • CR Scuderia Announces Reshuffled Driver Lineup:

      6 March 2008: CR Scuderia today announced the addition of two young single-seater racers to the squad. Michael Meadows will join James Sutton in Ferrari no.14 and Jeremy Metcalfe will partner Luke Hines in Ferrari no.16.

    • SRO Motorsports Group Delighted with 2008 Grids:

      With full-season entries now having closed for the 2008 season of its international series, SRO Motorsports Group, promoter of the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT3 European Championship and the GT4 European Cup, is delighted with this year’s entry.

    • Whelen Engineering Prepares for SPEED GT Championship Bid in 2008:

      OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (March 3, 2008) - After winning 40 percent of the SPEED GT races in 2007, Eric Curran and Sonny Whelen are preparing for even greater success in 2008. Whelen Engineering has announced their return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship with the Drivers’ Championship as their sole focus.

    • Bertolini Returns to Vitaphone Racing Team:

      Andrea Bertolini, the 2006 FIA GT1 Champion, is returning to Vitaphone after spending the past year with Scuderia Playteam Sarafree. “Yes, I am coming back to Vitaphone with my second brother, Michael Bartels !” the Italian driver said. “I know the team well, it’s very strong, and everyone is really motivated for the new season. We’ve just had three days of testing in Estoril, and everything is perfect. We worked very hard on the car, but in the end, we have not really changed anything, because the Maserati MC 12 is strong enough.”

    • ProSpeed Competition Expands FIA GT Programme:

      ProSpeed Competition today announced it will expand its involvement in the 2008 FIA GT Championship from one car to two. The entry for Finnish drivers, Markus Palttala and Mikaël Forsten, will be joined by a second Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for works drivers, Emmanuel Collard and Richard Westbrook. Parallel to the two GT2-class cars, ProSpeed Competition will also field two Porsches 911 GT3 Cup S in the European FIA GT3 Championship. The lead car in this championship will be driven by ProSpeed Competition team boss, Rudi Penders, and long time co-driver, Franz Lamot, while the drivers for the second car are still to be decided.

  • February 2008
    • PHOTOS: The FMSC View of R1 of the Australian GT 2008 - Pt 2:

      FeedMeSportsCars traveled to the A1GP race at Eastern Creek which coincided as the first round of the 2008 Australian GT Championship. We hope you enjoy our offering of pictures!

    • PHOTOS: The FMSC View of R1 of the Australian GT 2008 - Pt 1:

      FeedMeSportsCars travelled to the A1GP race at Eastern Creek which coincided as the first round of the 2008 Australian GT Championship. We hope you enjoy our offering of pictures!

    • Adelaide: Simonsen Dominates in a Weekend Lockout:

      That became clearly evident to everyone at the opening round of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, on the streets of Adelaide last weekend, with the Dane mirroring his perfect A1GP performance in the second round of the Australian GT Championship – fastest in all practice session, pole, three wins from three starts and a new lap record. It was straight out Groundhog Day, Aussie/Danish style.

    • Boucheut and Maassen Join SRT:

      As announced last week, the Selleslagh Racing Team will be entering a Corvette C6R in the 2008 season of the FIA GT Championship. The drivers have now been announced : triple FIA GT Champion Christophe Bouchut will share the car with Dutch driver Xavier Maassen, fresh out of single-seaters.

    • Stephan Vojtech Returns to Circuit Racing in the FIA GT:

      Rally driver Stephan Vojtech, son of Zdenek Vojtech, a successful touring car driver in the 1980's, will be sharing a Mosler MT900R in the FIA GT Championship with German driver Kenneth Heye. Heyer is another son of a famous father, as Hans Heyer was a big rival of Zdenek Vojtech and Bretislav Enge (father of Tomas) in the European Touring Car Championship.

    • CR Scuderia Testing Roundup:

      27 February 2008: The last few days have been very busy for CR Scuderia, with the GT team testing the British GT and FIA GT cars in Spain and the Formula Renault team running at Rockingham. The GT test ran especially smoothly and ended on a high note when Rob Bell took the lap record at Monteblanco.

    • Welcome to (the) Madhouse:

      27 February 2008: CR Scuderia announced today that the team is to be sponsored by Madhouse, a major fashion clothing retailer, with stores throughout the UK . Madhouse will provide new uniforms for the GT and Formula Renault race teams and its logo will be displayed on the team kit, the race cars and the transporters.

    • Woodhouse Performance Returns to SPEED GT with Courtney and Dodge Viper:

      BLAIR, Neb. (Feb. 26, 2008) – Woodhouse Performance is happy to announce its return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship with driver Jeff Courtney. Following a strong seventh-place finish in the 2007 points, Courtney is back to pilot the No. 99 Dodge Viper.

    • All-Argentine Line-up for Advanced Engineering PeCom Racing Team:

      Advanced Engineering, Amato Ferrari's team which entered the last three races of 2007, will be back for the 2008 season with a Ferrari 430 GT2, to be known as Advanced Engineering PeCom Racing Team.

    • Fabrizio Del Monte to Drive with Henri Moser in 2008:

      2007 FIA GT3 European Champion Henri Moser will be sharing his Kessel Racing Ferrari 430 GT2 with Italian driver Fabrizio Del Monte.

    • A Czech Team Joining the Field:

      The Czech team MM-Racing has confirmed its interest in entering two Corvette Z06 R cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship.

    • Phoenix Racing with two Corvette C6R in the FIA GT Championship 2008:

      Under the entry PHOENIX CARSPORT RACING Phoenix will run two GMAC Corvette C6R in the FIA GT Championship 2008. The Nürburgring based team won in 2007 the FIA GT round at Nogaro (F) and the legendary 24 Hours of Spa (B) with the Corvette and Jean Denis Deletraz (CH) and Mike Hezemans (NL) finished third in the FIA GT drivers championship

    • SRT Confirms 2008 Campaign:

      Belgian team SRT, which took part in the 2007 Citation Cup, winning three rounds, has confirmed that it will be entering a new Corvette C6R in the full FIA GT Championship this season.

    • Adelaide: Race Results from Australian GT Championship:

      Race Results from the three races that made up round two of the Australian GT Championship from Adelaide.

    • K-PAX/3R Racing Return with New Porsche GT3 Cup for Pobst and Galati:

      DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2008) - Jim Haughey, of K-PAX Racing, and Bob Raub, of 3R Racing, jointly announced that they will return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in 2008. The 2008 K-PAX/3R Racing team will again field 911 GT3s and are looking to return the Manufacturers’ Championship to Porsche.

    • Luke Hines And James Sutton Join CR Scuderia:

      Luke Hines and James Sutton will race together in a CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 in the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The British pair are both exceptionally talented racers and the CRS team is delighted to have them on board.

    • Adelaide: Australian GT Qualifying Times:

      Adelaide: Australian GT Qualifying Times

    • RUMOUR: FIA GT/LMS - Lamborghini Set for GT2???:

      Rumours are abound that Lamborghini are set to enter the GT2 classes of the major series.

    • Vitaphone Completes Three-Day Test in Estoril:

      Portugal’s Estoril circuit was the setting for three days of intense testing for the Vitaphone Racing Team. The test session took place between 16-18 February and the German team, winners of the past three FIA GT1 Team titles, focused especially on developing the Michelin tyres.

    • PK Carsport Roll Out Their Saleen S7R:

      New season, new car ... but some familiar faces as PK Carsport's Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin pose with their Saleen S7-R, which had its roll-out yesterday at the French circuit of Croix en Ternois.

    • Strong Testing for New Team:

      20 February 2008: CR Scuderia’s FIA GT programme got off to a flying start yesterday with a productive test session at Snetterton. The day’s running was delayed by freezing fog over Norfolk but, once that lifted, the engines were fired up and the cars took to the track.

    • Apex Jaguar Declare First Test of 2008 a 'Huge Success':

      Apex Motorsport, the Buckingham-based company which has brought the sleek Jaguar XKR GT3 racer to market, yesterday completed its first major test of 2008 and the day was adjudged to be a huge success.

    • Phoenix to Enter Two Corvettes in 2008:

      Phoenix Carsport have announced their plans for the 2008 season on their web site.

    • Q&A With Henri Moser:

      Swiss driver Henri Moser, aged just 20, took the 2007 FIA GT3 European Championship with his team-mate Gilles Vannelet and a Kessel Racing Ferrari 430 GT3. As the faster of the two Champions in qualifying and the race, he was awarded a prize-fund from Citation, SRO and Michelin awarding him 150,000 € and up to 40 sets of tyres.

    • Scuderia Ecosse - Building on Success:

      As the 2008 FIA GT Championship fast approaches, everyone at Scuderia Ecosse is looking forward with eager anticipation, to the season ahead. Stewart Roden, the team principal, explains :

    • Larbre Return to the FIA GT!:

      The French squad have spent the past two seasons in the Le Mans Series, winning both the drivers’ and teams’ championships in 2006, but also boasts an impressive history in the FIA GT championship having won four titles in four years. Larbre also won consecutive Spa 24 Hours’ in 2001 and 2002.

    • Hexis Racing Announces its Plans for the 2008 season:

      French team Hexis Racing has announced that it intends to enter three Aston Martin DBRS9 cars in the 2008 season of the FIA GT3 European Championship. The team already took part in 2007, finishing in 5th position in the Teams classification.

    • Adelaide: Viper Power Returns to Australian GT:

      The mighty V-10 Dupont sponsored Dodge Viper of Darcy Russell will join the already exotic grid of the Australian GT Championship for Round 2 of the 2008 title chase at the Clipsal 500 to be held on the famous Adelaide street circuit from February 21-24.

    • Matech Strengthen their Operation:

      It is a tradition in the world of motor sport during the inter season period to not only draw up a balance sheet of the past season but to also prepare intensely for the following one This is also the case at Matech, where they were highly at work in order to have the Ford GT GT3, Ford Mustang FR500GT3 and FR500GT4 on peak performance to take on the 2008 competitions with full force.

    • New team to join the FIA GT3 European Championship: Brixia Racing:

      A new team which should participate in the 2008 season is Brixia Racing, an Italian team recently formed by Marcello Zani, a recent GT3 and GT driver, along with Matteo Malucelli, well-known for his participation in the FIA GT Championship, when he finished in third position in last year’s GT2 category with BMS Scuderia Italia.

    • Introducing the Porsche GT3 Cup S:

      Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, adds another member of the 911 family to its range of products. The new GT3 Cup S, based on the road-going GT3 RS sportscar, is created exclusively for racing purposes. The Weissach-developed and built vehicle will race in international champion-ships which run in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations.

    • Prospeed Announces 2008 FIA GT Plans:

      Belgian team ProSpeed Competition has announced a full international season for 2008, with one car entered in the FIA GT championship and two cars planned for the FIA GT3 European Championship. ProSpeed entered a number of rounds in 2007, finishing the season in Zolder with a Porsche entered for Marc Lieb and Marc Basseng.

    • Eastern Creek: Simonsen Stars as Kaias Performs Strongly:

      Allan Simonsen in the Coopers/Kay & Burton sponsored Ferrari 430 GT3 commenced his defence of the Australian GT Championship title in the best possible way with the fastest qualifying lap and three race wins at Round 1 held at Sydney’s Eastern Creek circuit at the week end (February 1-3).

    • Eastern Creek: Simonsen Dominates to Round Victory:

      It might have been a new year for the reigning Australian GT Champion – Allan Simonsen – but the result was the same as 2007 and 2006. Domination. Pole. Fastest lap and three wins from three starts.

    • First British GT Drivers Revealed For CR Scuderia:

      Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin will race with CR Scuderia in the GT3 class of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, it was announced today. The Irish pair have raced in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli for a number of years with great success and now move to British GTs where they will face stiff competition from a packed field of drivers who all want to win

    • FIA Admits RSV Motorsport is Right:

      After the national Court of Appeal and the RFDA confirmed Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg as the champions of the Spanish GT, last Friday 31st of January the FIA said again that the drivers of RVS Motorsport are right, and reaffirmed they are the true champions. The court of the FIA didn't pay attention to the accusation made by the GPC team and their drivers M. Giao and P. Couceiro either. They lost on the track and then in the national courts so they have fallen again into failure.

    • Washington Pulls Out of Australian GT Championship:

      South Australian driver Bryce Washington is a shock withdrawal from the 2008 Australian GT Championship only days before Round 1 at Sydney’s Eastern Creek circuit this weekend (February 1-3).

    • The FMSC View - 2007 Top 10 Oz GT Moments and Issues:

      The Australian GT Championship came of age in 2007 and the title race was close. A few moments stood out to us at FeedMeSportsCars and here they are in our 2007 review of the Australian GT Championship.

  • January 2008
    • The FMSC View - 2007 Top 10 Oz GT Moments and Issues:

      The Australian GT Championship came of age in 2007 and the title race was close. A few moments stood out to us at FeedMeSportsCars and here they are in our 2007 review of the Australian GT Championship.

    • Eastern Creek: Supercars Galore for Opening Australian GT Round:

      The Aston Martin DBRS9 of John Kaias could well be the surprise packet at Round 1 of the 2008 Australian GT Championship to be held at the A1 GP meeting at Sydney’s Eastern Creek circuit this weekend (February 1-3).

    • CR Scuderia to be Gripped by Michelin:

      25 January 2008: CR Scuderia’s FIA GT Championship prospects received a boost today when it was announced the team’s pair of GT2 Ferrari 430s will run on Michelin tyres in 2008.

    • Ex F1 Engineer, Nigel Stepney Joins FIA GT's Gigawave Motorsport:

      Nigel Stepney, the sacked Ferrari engineer who was at the centre of the McLaren espionage scandal, has landed a new job, it has been confirmed.

    • Kessel Announces 2008 Plans:

      Swiss team Kessel Racing has announced its 2008 programme, which will include the GT2 category of the FIA GT Championship, with a 2008 version of the Ferrari F430 GT2. One of the drivers will be the young Swiss FIA GT3 European Champion, Henri Moser, who won the 2007 title with Kessel Racing and his team-mate Gilles Vannelet.

    • Mallock in Aston Martin for GT4 European Cup:

      Talented sportscar racer Michael Mallock has been confirmed for a full season in the up-and-coming GT4 European Cup. He will contest the new FIA series at the wheel of an Aston Martin N24 entered and run by RS Williams Limited of Cobham, the celebrated Aston Martin specialists.

    • SCCA Speed World Challenge Returning To The Glen:

      Do you love the Sahlen’s Six Hour of The Glen and want to see more sports car racing action following that checkered flag? Looking for a racing series that combines the speed and agility of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series and the aggressive, fender-banging of NASCAR?

    • Gigawave to Compete in GT1 and GT2 in 2008:

      Gigawave Motorsport has announced that they will be running in both the GT1 and GT2 catagories int the FIA GT Championship in 2008.

    • CR Scuderia Reveals 2008 Machine:

      Autosport International, Birmingham NEC, UK – 10 January 2008: The wraps came off the CR Scuderia racing cars at Autosport International today, revealing a striking red, white and blue livery that carries across the team’s entries in the FIA GT, British GT and Formula Renault UK Championships.

    • RUMOUR - FIA GT, LMS......Simonsen to Race in 4 Series + Le Mans in 2008???:

      It has revealed that Australian based Dane, Allan Simonsen will be racing in four different race series in 2008.

    • Astuti Motorsport To Run Kaias Aston Martin In 2008 Australian GT Championship:

      John Kaias has joined Melbourne based Astuti Motorsport in his ‘all out’ bid for success in the 2008 Australian GT Championship.

    • The FMSC View - 2007 Top 10 FIA GT Moments and Issues:

      The 2007 FIA GT season was one of the closest on record and was a rebuilding season for the category after the relationship ended with the WTCC. A few moments stood out to us at FeedMeSportsCars and here they are in our 2007 review of the FIA GT.

Volume 7

  • December 2007
    • Sandown: PHOTOS - The Sunday Action Pt2:

      FeedMeSportsCars is at the Sandown GT Classic this weekend and here are some of the best photos from Saturday!

    • Sandown: PHOTOS - The Sunday Action Pt1:

      FeedMeSportsCars is at the Sandown GT Classic this weekend and here are some of the best photos from Sunday!

    • Sandown: PHOTOS - How FMSC Saw the Action!:

      FeedMeSportsCars is at the Sandown GT Classic this weekend and here are some of the best photos from Saturday!

    • PK Carsport and Saleen Join for 2008:

      Even though the 2007 season is only just behind us, the PK Carsport team is already focussing on 2008. "But little will remain the same", explains Anthony Kumpen. "In both FIA GT and the Mediagroep Van Dyck Belcar GT3 championship, we say farewell to the Corvette and in the national championship it will not be PK Carsport entering the new car. But our goal remains the same and that's winning. One thing will return and that's the United4Belgium project. People liked it very much and we'll continue to race as a real Belgian team!"

    • Walter Lechner Jr To Return To Racing:

      It has been announced that Walter Lecher Jr is soon to resume his racing career!

    • The Rise of GT Racing - Where the Australian GT Championship Goes from Here:

      The Sandown GT Classic saw the finale of the 2007 Australian GT Championship in what was a watershed year for the Series.

      2007 saw the FIA GT3 rules making their mark on the Series along with relaunching of the Australian Tourist Trophy and seeing sportscar endurance racing return to Australia.

    • Kirkaldy Shakes Down CR Scuderia Ferrari:

      Christmas came early for CR Scuderia yesterday when the team took delivery of the world’s first 2008-specification GT2 Ferrari 430. The team travelled to Fiorano in Italy for a private test with Andrew Kirkaldy on driving duty for the shakedown.

    • Sandown: Hunt and Kosseris Turn in Great Performance:

      There is a saying “the harder you work the luckier you become” and that pretty much sums up the weekend for Matthew Hunt and Anthony Kosseris at Sandown International Raceway in Victoria for the running of the Sandown GT Classic recently where the pair recorded a fifth place finish outright.

    • Positive First Test For CR Scuderia:

      The brand-new CR Scuderia racing team took to the track for the first time today at Donington Park, testing an array of drivers for its 2008 British GT Championship campaign.

    • Sandown: Simonsen Takes GT Classic and Title + Results:

      Allan Simonsen together with co-driver Tim Leahey in the Sirena Racing Ferrari 430 took outright victory today in the Sandown GT Classic thus ensuring that Simonsen also took out the 2007 Australian GT Championship title.

    • Sandown: Tough Weekend for Davidson:

      Mysterious engine troubles thwarted V8 Supercar star Will Davison and John Kaias’ campaign in last weekend’s Sandown GT Classic.

      Davison remained in Melbourne after the V8 Supercar season finale at Phillip Island to team up with Kaias aboard the Abcor Aston Martin DBRS9 in the 3.5 hour sportscar endurance race.

    • Sandown: Sven the Third!:

      Sven Burchartz became the third man to deliver Sonic Motor Racing Services a Championship this season when he sensationally took out the Porsche Driver’s Challenge category in the Australian GT Championship enduro at Sandown Motor Racing over the weekend.

    • Interview: Allan Simonsen Gives His View:

      FeedMeSportsCars is on the scene of the final round of the Australian GT Championship - The Sandown GT Classic and was able to catch up with Championship contender, Allan Simonsen about the race, the year and his plans for the future.

    • Simonsen Takes the Australian GT Title!:

      Allan Simonsen won the 2007 Australian GT Championship, yesterday, in spectacular fashion, at the Sandown GT Classic, aboard the Black Coopers/Sirena Ferrari 430. He was partnered with open wheeler star Tim Leahey for the three and a half hour enduro.

    • Sandown: Simonsen on Top as the Title Fight Heats Up:

      The top three contenders for the 2007 Australian GT Championship were on top of the time sheets for the first practice session at Melbourne’s Sandown Park circuit today (Friday December 7).

    • New British Racing Team to Take to the Track in 2008:

      London, UK – 5 December 2007: The 2008 racing season heralds the arrival of a new name in motorsport: CR Scuderia. The new team will race Ferrari 430s in the FIA GT and British GT Championships, alongside a single-seater campaign in the Formula Renault UK Championship.

    • Sandown: No Pressure Sven!!!:

      Last weekend at Phillip Island GP Circuit a young man named Tim Blanchard won the 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship and in the process delivered Sonic Motor Racing Services its second title victory for the season.

    • Sandown: UPDATE on Team Lamborghini Australia and John Bowe:

      After the announcement that John Bowe’s Lamborghini has been sold, the Australian GT Championship have confirmed to FeedMeSportsCars that the new owners will not be entering the car into the Sandown event.

    • Sandown: The Real Supercars Hit the Track:

      They are the cars of choice for Princes, Sheiks, rock stars and multi-millionaires.

      For mere mortals they are pure dream machines.

    • Sandown: Championships to be Decided in Oz GT Finale:

      While the 2007 Australian GT Championship to be decided this weekend (December 7-9) will most likely be a shootout between Allan Simonsen (Ferrari 430), Bryce Washington (Lamborghini Gallardo) and David Wall (Porsche GT3 RSR) who fill the top three positions on the points table, co-drivers for the Sandown GT Classic endurance event will be the telling factor.

    • Matech Announces Staff Departure:

      After a relatively short cooperation, Martin Bartek, owner and manager of Matech Concepts based in Geneva, and Christian Schumacher, designer and responsible for development and homologation for Matech Concepts of the Ford GT, worthy descendant of that legendary GT40, have decided to part company and each go their own way.

    • Team Lamborghini Australia Withdraw from Sandown:

      The management of the Australian GT Championship has expressed its extreme disappointment with the last minute withdrawal of the Team Lamborghini Australia entry that was to have been driven by John Bowe at the Sandown Classic scheduled for December 7-9.

  • November 2007
    • Luke Hines Tests for Scuderia Ecosse:

      EX BTCC and British GT Championship racing driver Luke Hines took up an offer from Scuderia Ecosse team principle Stewart Roden to test the teams stunning Ferrari 430 GT at a dry, sunny and bright Knockhill.

    • Australian GT Championship To Support Australian F1 GP:

      The Australian GT Championship was today announced as a support category at the 2008 FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix.

    • Dubai: Matech's Strong Weekend:

      For the final round of the FIA GT3 European championship, the SRO team had chosen the circuit of Dubai as its venue ,in fact in the middle of the desert and as such with temperatures incomparable with the European seasonal averages. A final round which started off badly for the Matech Racing team, seeing their three Ford GT cars did not get on to the track for Thursday’s free practice sessions.

    • Dubai: Moser and Vannelet Take the Title Spoils!:

      What a finish ! The last race of the season was just amazing. After about 30 minutes, Gilles Vannelet and Henri Moser had a Stop & Go for not respecting the driver change time.

    • Dubai:Pirri and Gartzen Take Vital Win:

      We are used to incredible races, and plenty of suspense in the FIA GT3 European Championship, and the penultimate race of the season was no exception. Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen claimed an important win and maintained a good position in the Championship battle.

    • Michelin to Supply Tyres to the Australian GT for Next 5 Years:

      Michelin have been awarded the tyre supply contract for the Australian GT Championship for a five year period, the category management announced today.

    • Dubai: Six Drivers Vying for the Title:

      Six drivers can still hope to win the coveted title of FIA GT3 European Champion. Therefore, suspense is guaranteed for the grand finale at the Dubai Autodrome, which will host rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship for the first time. Suspense, close fighting and high emotions will surely be present for these last two races of 2007.

    • Dubai: Apex Jaguar to Finally Make its Debut:

      During this last meeting of the season, the Jaguar cars will finally make their debut. Two Jaguar XKR GT3 cars will be entered by Apex Motorsport.

    • Oran Park: Three from Three for Washington:

      Adelaide’s Bryce Washington has gone to the top of the Australian GT points tally following a perfect week end at the CompliSpace Round 7 of the Championship held at Sydney’s Oran Park circuit at the week end (November 3-4).

    • Oran Park: A Weekend to Forget for Lotus:

      Car 99 the Lotus Elise Sport of Peter Lucas, broke its season long race finishing record today when a mysterious electrical gremlin crept into the little Lotus on Lap 5 of race 1 at Oran Park.

    • Oran Park: Race Results - Washington Takes the Triple:

      Oran Park: Race Results - Washington Takes the Triple

    • Oran Park: Qualifying Times - Title Challengers At the Front:

      Oran Park: Qualifying Times - Title Challengers At the Front

    • Oran Park: Trendy Sven to Rock Oran Park:

      Sven Trende is on a mission.
      Erm, I mean Sven Burchartz.

  • October 2007
    • Oran Park: The Penultimate Round of a Hard Fought Championship:

      The penultimate round of the 2007 Australian GT Championship is to be held at the ultra exciting Oran Park circuit in Sydney this week end (November 3-4).

    • FIA GT Release 2008 Calendar:

      The FIA GT Championship has released their 10 round calendar for 2008.

    • FIA GT Announce a World Championship for 2010:

      The FIA World Motor Sport Council of 24th October 2007 has approved the following proposal from the GT Commission :

      In 2010, the FIA GT Championship will evolve into two new separate championships:

    • Zolder: Driver Recaps After the Final Race:

      Zolder: Driver Recaps After the Final Race
      Thomas Biagi
      Christian Montanari
      Jos Menten
      Tom Cloet

    • Zolder: Team Recaps After the Finale:

      Zolder: Team Recaps After the Finale
      Scuderia Playteam
      PK Carsport
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Prospeed
      SRT

    • Zolder: Aston Martin and Ferrari Take Glory + Results:

      For the final race of the 2007 season 16,000 race fans turned up to watch the FIA GT Championship in Zolder for a title showdown that saw nine drivers in contention for the overall GT1 title and six drivers battling for GT2 honours. Karl Wendlinger and Ryan Sharp knew they had an outside chance of the title and maximised the performance of their Jetalliance Racing Aston Martin DBR9 to put themselves in the best position by the end of the final weekend. However it wasn’t enough as Thomas Biagi and Michael Bartels finished on the podium to secure Biagi’s second FIA GT Championship title in four years.

    • Zolder: Wendlinger and Muller Claim Pole + Grid!:

      For the final round of the 2007 season the FIA GT Championship is in Zolder, Belgium. The 4.006km circuit provided a perfect setting for the final qualifying of an exciting season, with nine drivers in contention for the 2007 GT1 driver’s title and six drivers battling for the GT2 crown.

    • Zolder: Down to the Wire!!!:

      It has been a long time since the FIA GT Championship saw the battle for both Drivers Championships go down to the final race. A very long time – in fact, the last time this situation occurred was in the first year, back in 1997.

    • Zolder: The Title Fight Comes Down to the Wire:

      The 2007 season might be nearly over … but with just one race to go, there are more questions than ever in the FIA GT Championship. The last race in Nogaro set up a fascinating season finale.

    • 2008 Ferrari 430 GT2 Tests in Mugello:

      The 2008 version of the Ferrari 430 GT2 had its first test session yesterday, at the Mugello circuit, in the hands of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni.

    • Matech Becomes the Official Distributer of Mustang Racecars in Europe:

      (Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 11, 2007) – Mustang, an American icon and race winner in North America, will take on the world’s best on a broader scale at some of the most historic race tracks in the world. Ford Racing has appointed Matech Concepts as the exclusive distributor of FIA homologated competition Mustangs, specifically the FR500GT3 and FR500GT4, in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

    • Zolder: Fassler and Gollin Join Expanded Carsport Holland Outfit:

      Carsport Holland, whose drivers Mike Hezemans and Jean-Denis Deletraz are fighting for the GT1 Drivers Championship, has announced that the team, in partnership with Phoenix Racing, will enter a second car in Zolder, for Marcel Fässler and Fabrizio Gollin.

    • Zolder: Leib and Bassneg Join ProSpeed:

      Next weekend, ProSpeed Competition will end their 2007 international campaign on a high: for the finale race of the FIA GT Championship, the Belgian Porsche 997 GT3 RSR will be driven by none other than factory drivers Marc Lieb and Marc Basseng. For ProSpeed Competition, the presence of the two factory drivers in the last race of the world’s main GT championship is the culmination of a year-long effort to establish the team on the international scene in view of a full international programme in 2008.

    • Scuderia Ecosse, Confirm 2008 Plans:

      "While I was in Nogaro last weekend I was asked many times about my plans for 2008 and if it was true that Chris Niarchos was leaving the team. I can confirm that after five successful years Chris and I are going our separate ways in 2008.

    • Nogaro: Post Race Team Recaps:

      Nogaro: Post Race Team Recaps
      Scuderia Playteam
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Edil Cris
      SRT
      Christian Montanari

    • Nogaro: The Points Close Up After the French Round + Results!:

      For the penultimate round of the season, the FIA GT Championship was in Nogaro, in the south of France, at the 3.636 km Paul Armagnac circuit. The magnificent new buildings hosted an incredibly close round of the Championship, which has further closed up the points in both the GT1 and GT2 Drivers classifications, and set the scene for a fascinating finale in Zolder in three weeks time.

    • Eric De Doncker 3 Tiny Points From The European Title !:

      Following on from the double rendezvous at Francorchamps, the GT4 Cup, the latest creation emanating from the SRO team, travelled on down to the French circuit at Nogaro for two 30’ heats which were going to have a major influence regarding the attribution of the European title.

  • September 2007
    • Nogaro: Dead Heat in GT1! + Grid:

      For the penultimate round of the 2007 season, the FIA GT Championship is in Nogaro, in the south of France. The 3.636 km circuit provided an exciting and incredibly close qualifying session, with the top three drivers in GT1 qualifying within 29 thousandths of a second – and the top nine within eight tenths of a second !

    • Brno: More Post Race Recaps:

      Brno: More Post Race Recaps
      Scuderia Playteam
      SRT
      Racing for Belgium
      Jos Menton
      Christian Montanari

    • Brno: Post Race Team Recaps:

      Brno: Post Race Team Recaps
      AF Corse
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Edil Cris
      Matech

    • Brno: Vitaphone Take the Win, AF Corse Take GT2 Title + Results!:

      A close and exciting race at the Brno circuit set up an exciting finish to the season, with the main contenders now closer than ever. Three drivers share the lead, while the top nine are separated by just seven points.

    • Brno: Perfect Scenario for von Gartzen and Pirri + Results:

      In order to fight for the FIA GT3 European Driver’s title until the very end, Jürgen von Gartzen and Luca Pirri had no choice before the round at Brno: they needed to score huge points. With second position in the first race, and victory in the second, they had a perfect weekend. And the scenario was really good for them, when in the last lap, young Czech driver Erik Janis overtook the Championship leader, the nr 38 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Vannelet and Moser, for third position. The last round in Dubaï is going to be exceptional!

    • Brno: Ruffier and Peyroles Win for the First Time + Results:

      Once again, to know the winners of this 7th FIA GT3 European Championship race of the season, we had to wait until the last second. James Ruffier and Arnaud Peyroles won their first race of the season, giving Riverside its first victory in this Championship. Behind today’s winner, the Championship race carried on, with Jürgen von Gartzen and Luca Pirri second, just behind the Championship leaders, Henri Moser and Gilles Vannelet. Three more races to go, and von Gartzen and Pirri are still dreaming of the title.

    • Brno: Vitaphone Dominate in Qualifying + Grid!:

      A beautiful day in the Czech Republic was crowned by a fast, exciting and extremely close qualifying session, which saw Michael Bartels lead a Vitaphone one-two in GT1, while Dirk Müller, currently leading the GT2 Driver classification, set the fastest time in GT2 to take his second pole of the season. The race will start at 13:15 tomorrow afternoon, when the Brno circuit, which has hosted so many great FIA GT races over the past seven years, should see yet another epic race around this 5.403 km track.

    • Brno: Lamborghini's Set the Pace:

      So far this season, Lamborghini had not set pole position. That has now changed since, in Brno, in both qualifying sessions, a Lamborghini set the fastest time. In the first session, the Czech driver Erik Janis got his first pole position in the FIA GT3 European Championship. In the second session, British driver Andrew Thompson also set his first pole position in this series.

    • You Just Can't Keep Burchartz Down!!!:

      The demons have been exorcised, and Porsche Drivers Challenge Series leader Sven “Lazarus” Burchartz is making somewhat of a spectacular comeback for the next round of the Championship at Oran Park.

    • Brno: Selected Team Previews Going into the Czech Round:

      Brno: Selected Team Previews Going into the Czech Round
      Scuderia Playteam
      Scuderia Ecosse
      SRT
      Matech Racing
      Jos Menton

    • Brno: Championship Heats Up With Three Rounds to Go:

      Starting at sunset, headlights blazing, brakes glowing, the FIA GT Championship put on a fine display at the Adria International Raceway.

    • Brno: GT3 European Championship Back after Summer Break:

      After the long summer break, the FIA GT3 European Championship will be back in action on the Brno circuit, which will host this Championship for the first time. The current leaders, Henri Moser and Gilles Vannelet could mathematically claim the title next weekend, if they leave the Czech Republic with a lead of more than 20 points over their nearest rivals. Rivals who are determined not to give in, and who will all be ready for the battle, as they are very much aware of the importance of the Brno round, as Jürgen von Gartzen commented : « Brno is going to be the last possibility for us to change the situation ».

    • Two or Three Driver Teams for Sandown GT Classic:

      Teams competing in the Sandown GT Classic, to be held from December 7-9, will be able to opt for a two or three driver combination, organisers announced today.

    • Croft: Simonsen Takes Convincing Wins Despite Flu:

      Allan Simonsen may have been suffering the 'flu but that did not stop him putting in one of his most convincing career drives to win the penultimate round of the British GT Championship, last weekend, at Croft.

    • Adria: Postrace Team Reports:

      Adria: Postrace Team Reports
      Scuderia Playteam
      Scuderia Ecosse
      AF Corse
      SRT
      Tom Cloet

    • Adria: Jetalliance Light Up the Night with Victory + Results:

      Starting at sunset, headlights blazing, brakes glowing, the FIA GT Championship put on a fine race at the Adria International Raceway. The seventh round of the 2007 season proved to be close and exciting, with a lights-to-flag win for Jetalliance, closely followed by Scuderia Playteam and Aston Martin Racing BMS, while GT2 saw AF Corse’s Ferrari 430 GT2 win despite starting from the back of the grid. After 2006’s high attrition race, this year saw 23 out of the 26 cars reach the finish line.

    • Adria: Jetalliance Takes GT1 Pole, GT2 Not So Simple + Grid!:

      Karl Wendlinger, in the nr 33 Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9, will start from pole position for the seventh round of the FIA GT Championship, at the Adria International Raceway in Italy. His lap of 1:12.051 was unfortunately followed by a trip into the gravel, with his car suffering a broken steering arm.

    • Adria: All British Lineup for Scuderia Ecosse:

      Edinburgh, Scotland – 5 September 2007: After a long summer break, the FIA GT teams are refreshed and ready to head out to Adria in Italy for round seven of the 2007 FIA GT Championship. The Scuderia Ecosse team has been busy playing ‘Musical Chairs’ and travels to Adria with an all-British driver line-up.

    • Adria: Rob Bell Steps In At Scuderia Ecosse:

      British sportscar racer, Rob Bell, has been called up to race in the second Italian round of the FIA GT championship, standing in for Chris Niarchos and partnering with Tim Sugden in the No.63 Scuderia Ecosse entry. Driving a Ferrari 430 GT, Bell and Sugden will contest the seventh round of the international FIA GT series, being held in Adria, Italy this weekend. With the Scuderia Ecosse team lying fourth in the team championship, the duo will be aiming for a strong finish to add to the team’s points tally.

    • Adria: Scuderia Playteam on Home Ground:

      Scuderia Playteam Sarafree heads for the seventh round of the season this weekend at Adria, on home ground, boosted by the long and positive weekend of racing for Scuderia Playteam SaraFree's two Maserati MC12s at Spa in Belgium where Scuderia Playteam SaraFree finished with both cars. (In 5th -Bertolini/ Piccini/Pier Guidi/De Simone- and 18th (Giannoccaro/Busnelli/Mueller/ Lambert).

    • Adria: Battling it Out in the Dark:

      The Total 24 Hours of Spa, with double points on offer for the challenging endurance race, frequently defines the FIA GT Champions. This year, however, the close and thrilling race had an unusual effect on the points : with neither of the Championship leaders winning at Spa, the classification is closer after Spa than it was before it.

    • Edil Cris Change Driver Lineup:

      Racing Team Edil Cris made its FIA GT debut at Adria last year, where the team’s Ferrari 430 GT2 claimed second place. The team has had an impressive season in 2007, and is currently third in the Teams classification, just half a point behind BMS Scuderia Italia.

    • Symmons Plains: Bowe Takes Round Win, Simonsen Extends Championship Lead:

      John Bowe, has succeeded in making it two rounds wins out of two by taking victory at the CompliSpace Round 6 of the 2007 Australian GT Championship held at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains circuit at the weekend (September 1-2).

    • Symmons Plains: Race Results for the Australian GT:

      Symmons Plains: Race Results for the Australian GT

    • Symmons Plains: Australian GT Qualifying Times:

      Symmons Plains: Australian GT Qualifying Times

    • CompliSpace Joins Australian GT Championship:

      The Australian GT Championship has announced a new sponsor, CompliSpace for this weekend’s Tasmanian round of the Series and for Round 7 to be held at Sydney’s Oran Park circuit in November.

  • August 2007
  • July 2007
    • Spa 24h: PHOTOS - 6 of the Best from Spa:

      Spa 24h: PHOTOS - 6 of the Best from Spa

    • Spa 24h: Post Race Team Reports:

      Spa 24h: Post Race Team Reports
      Scuderia Playteam
      Alphand Adventures
      PK Carsport
      SRT
      Edil Cris
      Gillet Vertigo

    • Spa 24h: Driver Reports from the Race:

      Spa 24h: Driver Reports from the Race
      Matteo Bobbi
      Joel Camathias
      Jos Menton

    • Spa 24h: Scuderia Ecosse's View of the Race:

      Spa 24h: Scuderia Ecosse's View of the Race
      8 Hours
      17 Hours
      Race end

    • Spa 24h: The Race from Oliver Gavin's Perspective:

      Spa 24h: The Race from Oliver Gavin's Perspective
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      Race end

    • Spa 24h: The Race According to Michelin:

      Spa 24h: The Race According to Michelin
      6 Hours
      18 Hours
      Race end

    • Spa 24h: The Winners and the Results:

      The nr 5 Carsport Holland Corvette C6R, shared by Jean-Denis Deletraz, Mike Hezemans, Marcel Fässler and Fabrizio Gollin, run with technical assistance from Phoenix Racing, claimed a fine win at Spa today.

    • Spa 24h: The Quotes:

      The quotes after the 2007 Total 24 Hours of Spa

    • Spa 24h: Team and Driver Qualifying Recaps:

      Spa 24h: Team and Driver Qualifying Recaps
      Luc Alphand
      SRT
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Jos Menton
      Oliver Gavin

    • Spa: De Doncker Scores a Win:

      Third meeting of the GT4 European Cup held this weekend, as curtain raiser to the 24 Hours of Spa, highlight event of the FIA-GT championship. Ideal opportunity for Eric De Doncker and the entire Thermosulit Motorsport 98 team to leave their mark, gaining one podium and a victory, giving the Belgian driver a considerable lead in the championship …

    • Spa 24h: The Qualifying Report:

      This weekend is the longest race in the 2007 FIA GT Championship calendar : Mike Hezemans took his eleventh FIA GT Championship pole position at Spa-Francorchamps, placing the nr 5 Carsport Holland Corvette C6-R at the front for the start of tomorrow’s Total 24 Hours of Spa. Gianmaria Bruni set the GT2 pole, meaning that the nr 51 AF Corse Motorola Ferrari 430 GT2 will lead its class in tomorrow’s race, while the Gravity Racing International Mosler set the G2 pole, and the Sport Garage Ferrari 430 GT3 led G3. Qualifying proved to be extremely close, with eight cars within one second at the front of the grid, and four different makes in the top six. The Total 24 Hours of Spa will get underway on Saturday at 16:00, with 46 cars setting off towards the famous Eau Rouge.

    • Spa 24h: The Grid:

      Spa 24h: The Grid

    • PK Carsport Lose FIA Appeal - Now Going to Civil Court:

      On the 8th July the Corvette C5-R of the PK Carsport team won the FIA-GT race at Oschersleben. Several hours after the end of the event Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin were disqualified for non-conformity, according to the FIA, of their fuel cell.

    • Spa 24h: Luc Alphand Aventures is ready for the Battle of the Bulge:

      Whilst all the cars entered in the Total 24 Hours of Spa went down to the centre of Spa this Wednesday afternoon, the Alphand Aventures team proudly showed off the definite livery of the Corvette C6.R ready to compete in the event, and who are leaders in the GT1 category of the Le Mans Series 2007. It is at the wheel of a pure white power monster that Olivier Beretta, Oliver Gavin, Vincent Vosse and Greg Franchi will be doing battle during the various practice sessions as also the 24 Hours endurance race. And the least one can say is that there is a certain optimism reigning in the French clan, managed by Philippe Poincloux…

    • Spa 24h: The Youngest Ever Spa 24 Driver is...:

      Eighteen years and one month ! This is the age of the youngest driver in the history of the 24 Hours of Spa, the highlight of the FIA-GT Championship. And this young wolf … is in fact a girl, Sarah Bovy from the Liége region of Belgium, getting ready to make a dream come true: competing in the 24 Hours. All this made possible thanks to the Gillet Vertigo team of Tony Gillet, who decided to bet on this young lady to back-up Bas Leinders and Renaud Kuppens…

    • Spa 24h: Gavin - "It's Going to be Very Hard":

      “It’s going to be strange doing another 24 Hour race in Europe, one that isn’t le Mans, but I’m really, really looking forward to it,” says GM Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin.

    • Spa 24h: Camathias Looking Forward To His Second 24 Hours Race:

      Swiss GT ace Joel Camathias (26), is ready to compete in his second 24 Hours race ever, after he finished second in the GT2 Class at the Belgian marathon in 2005.

    • Spa 24h: Double Appointment For Ferrari At Spa:

      It will be an intense weekend for the Prancing Horse at the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit which is staging the FIA GT 24 Hours race, which will see in action the F430 GT developed by the Maranello Corse Clienti department. Also on the card the fourth round of this season’s European Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy.

    • Spa 24h: Who Will Reign Supreme in 2007?:

      Five races down, five to go : the 2007 season of the FIA GT Championship has reached a theoretical half-way point. However, the next race, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, is longer than the rest of the season’s races put together, and gives rise to a double allocation of points.

    • Spa 24h: The Entry List:

      Spa 24h: The Entry List

    • Spy affair in the FIA GT Championship !:

      Industrial espionage is not only the exclusivity of the Formula 1 teams. Belgian Racing has also his part in this phenomenon. Since months the team has been working, in the greatest secrecy on the new Gillet Vertigo.

    • Spa 24h: Scuderia Playteam Ready:

      On Saturday July 28th, Scuderia Playteam Sarafree, will make its first ever appearance at Spa for the longest race of the FIA GT season. The MC12 number 11 will be driven by Bertolini/Piccini/Pier Guidi/De Simone, and the
      MC12 driven by Giannoccaro/Busnelli/Mueller/Lambert.

    • Spa 24h: Scuderia Ecosse to Tackle their Second 24 Hour Race in 2007:

      Scuderia Ecosse heads off to the Ardennes next week for the toughest round of the FIA GT Championship; the traditional 24 hour blast around Spa! The Spa-Francorchamps track is a firm favourite of all the Scuderia Ecosse drivers. It is a daunting mix of high-speed corners including the legendary Eau Rouge and the fearsome Blanchimont. Only the brave need apply!

    • Spa 24h: ProSpeed and WRC Star Duval Join for Spa:

      Next weekend, the revamped circuit of Spa-Francorchamps will host the most important GT race in the world: the Spa 24 Hours. Needless to say that ProSpeed Competition will again enter the Ardennes classic, as last year with two Porsches.

    • Trackspeed Return To British GTC With Winning Ways:

      Surrey based Trackspeed Racing, who are already enjoying a successful season in the FIA GT3, returned to the British GTC class this weekend with an impressive victory at Brands Hatch. Having won the British GTC Championship in 2006 the team decided whilst concentrating their 997 GT3 efforts in the FIA series this year, time allows to return to the scene of last season’s British stomping ground with the still highly competitive 996 GT Cup car which is up for sale. What better advertisement than a race win?!

    • Team Modena Lamborghini Shows Record Pace at Brands:

      Team Modena once more demonstrated the pace and potential of their new Lamborghini Gallardo race car this weekend as the Avon Tyres British GT Championship visited Brands Hatch, qualifying the car on the front row for the second race of the weekend, and setting a new outright GT3 lap record during that race. Only bad luck denied the team strong race finishes, Matt Owen retiring from the opening race after a spin, while Antonio Garcia was leading Sunday's race when a puncture saw him have to crawl round almost an entire lap - dropping the Lamborghini to the rear of the field.

    • RUMOUR: Oz GT - New Cars and Big Name Drivers???:

      With the Australian GT Championship in their mid season break, there are rumours as to what will happen in the rest of the year.

    • The Aston Martin DBR9 and Will Davidson Join Together:

      V8 Supercar driver Will Davison is to join the 2007 Australian GT Championship for the next round at Phillip Island scheduled for August 11-12.

    • Oschersleben: Reports from the GT1 Field:

      Oschersleben: Reports from the GT1 Field
      PK Carsport
      Scuderia Playteam Sarafree
      Jos Menten
      Christian Montanari

    • Oschersleben: Team Reports from the GT2 Field (and one GT4):

      Monza: Team Reports from the GT2 Field (and one GT4)
      Edil Cris
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Eric de Doncker

    • Oschersleben: Shock Disqualifications Throw Results into Chaos + Results!:

      The sun shone on Oschersleben today, for the eighth visit of the FIA GT Championship to the Motorsport Arena, which is celebrating ten years of racing. The 30,000 spectators present over the weekend, enjoyed a thrilling round of the FIA GT Championship. However, post-race scrutineering totally overturned the race result in Oschersleben today, with first the third-placed Lamborghini and then the winning Corvette failing scrutineering and being excluded from the event.

    • Oschersleben: Team Reports from Qualifying:

      Oschersleben: Team Reports from Qualifying
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Scuderia Playteam Sarafree

    • Spa 24h: Gillet Vertigo Announces Line-up:

      Gembloux 4 July 2007- After a first test at the Belcar race alongside Renaud Kuppens and an extensive test at Colmarberg, Belgian Racing has decided to take on the 18-year old Sarah Bovy to join ex-Formula 1 driver, Bas Leinders and Megane Eurocup Star, Renaud Kuppens in the 24Hours of Spa.

    • Spa 24h: Gavin to Race as Luc Alphand Announces Drivers:

      At yesterday's official test day for the Spa 24 Hours, Oliver Gavin turned his first laps for the French Luc Alphand Aventures team alongside his good friend and regular ALMS team mate, Olivier Beretta, and new endurance team mates Vincent Vosse and Greg Franchi, both from Belgium, and Spa specialists.

    • Spa 24h: Scuderia Ecosse Reveals Driver Lineup:

      Edinburgh, Scotland -- 4 July 2007: If it's July, it must be nearly time for the Spa 24 Hours! The lights will go out for the start of the Belgian classic on Saturday 28 July and Scuderia Ecosse will be there with a team of six top-flight racing drivers.

    • Spa 24h: Jan Charouz to race Aston Martin:

      Jan Charouz, member of the successful crew in 24 Hours Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series, will have a chance to start in another famous race. He will show up in the Belgian marathon - 24 Hours Spa Francorschamps held June 27- 28 - behind the wheel of BMS Scuderia Italia's Aston Martin DBR9. He will first taste the car during a test session in Spa Monday June 2.

    • 'Sandown GT Classic' Marks Return of GT Endurance Racing to Australia:

      It may well be a case of history repeating itself at the Sandown GT Classic to be conducted at the historic Melbourne circuit in December this year.

  • June 2007
    • Pictures: How FMSC Saw the Australian GT!:

      Pictures: How FMSC Saw the Australian GT!

    • Monza: The Matech Ford GT Makes Leap Forward at Monza:

      A few weeks after the first victory of a Ford GT Matech Racing in the FIA-GT3 European championship in the streets of Bucharest, all the protagonists of this competition with a great future found themselves back on the rectilinear Monza circuit, where engines are on full power for 70% of the distance ! As a direct outcome of their success on Rumanian soil, these superb Fords are now fitted with harder tyres, resulting in increasing the lap time by some 7 tenths to a full second…

    • Monza: Stories From the GT1 Runners:

      Monza: Stories From the GT1 Runners
      SRT
      Playteam Sarafree
      Jos Menton
      Tom Cloet

    • Monza: The GT2 Teams Recap the Race:

      Monza: The GT2 Teams Recap the Race
      AF Corse
      Edil Cris
      Scuderia Ecosse

    • Monza: Jetalliance and AF Corse Motorola win in Monza + Results:

      After chilly Silverstone and wet Bucharest, the sun shone on Monza for the fourth round of the FIA GT Championship. A close and exciting race, with the top four cars separated by twelve seconds with twelve seconds remaining, saw Jetalliance take its first win of the season, while AF Corse Motorola continued to dominate GT2, although this time victory went to the team’s second car of Ortelli and Bruni.

    • Monza: Ferrari and Corvette Victorious + Results!:

      With their powerful engines, the Corvettes were logically the favourites on this fast track. But to win for the first time of the season, Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen had to fight really hard at the beginning of the race.

    • Monza: Jetalliance Takes its Debut Pole + Grid!:

      In both GT1 and GT2, teams claimed their maiden FIA GT pole positions this weekend. Austrian team Jetalliance set its first-ever pole position in the nr 33 Aston Martin DBR9, Karl Wendlinger returning to the front of the grid for the first time since 1999. And in GT2, Paolo Ruberti set an excellent time to claim the first pole for Racing Team Edil Cris.

    • Monza: Scuderia Playteam Sarafree "All Systems Go":

      Scuderia Playteam Sarafree took an historic win in Bucharest on May 20, 2007, the previous round of the FIA GT Championship. The team is now ready to get to the fourth round of the season on the Italian Monza circuit known for the highest average and top speeds of the season. In Monza a fast lap time requires very high straight-line speeds and therefore low drag and hence a low downforce configuration. The team is determined to put on an exciting show for its passionate Italian fans.

    • Monza: AF Corse Motorola F430 GT Taking Part:

      This coming weekend, the AF Corse Motorola team’s F430 GT cars will take part in the fourth round of the FIA GT championship at the Monza circuit in Italy. Stephane Ortelli has completely recovered from the accident during practice at the last round in Bucharest and will be back behind the wheel of the number 51 Ferrari entered by the AF Corse Motorola squad.

    • Bio-Fuels Trimuph in British GT3:

      EEMS Campaign Partners Barwell Motorsport made motorsport history on 3 June when Paul Drayson's E85 bioethanol-fuelled Aston Martin DBRS9 six-litre V12 sportscar, in the hands of co-driver Jonny Cocker, crossed the line to score its first win of the season and top step of the podium in round five of the highly-competitive Avon Tyres British GT3 Championship.

    • Record Debut for Team Modena Lamborghini:

      The Team Modena Lamborghini Gallardo made a stunning Avon Tyres British GT Championship debut today (Sunday June 3rd) at Norfolk's Snetterton circuit, finishing fourth overall in the two-hour race and smashing the circuit lap record. The result highlighted the potential of the car - which ran as high as second overall in the race despite dropping to the rear of the field avoiding a spinning rival on the opening lap.

  • May 2007
    • De Doncker and Ford Take to Snetteron:

      Not content with having competed in the recently created GT4 European Cup at the wheel of the gleaming Ford Mustang FR500 GT entered by the Thermosulit Motorsport 98 team (pole position in Silverstone), Eric De Doncker decided to double the stakes by competing in the European FIA-GT3 championship at the wheel of the GT3 version of the American muscle car. Unfortunately the major debut at the RAC Tourist Trophy did not come up to expectations, with the car still in its initial stages of development which penalised it heavily when up against the perfectly tuned competition.

    • Qld Raceway: Sven Does it Again!:

      The mighty rhino, Sven Burchartz has done it again, wrapping up the
      Porsche Drivers Challenge for the second time in as many rounds with a
      win in Round Four of the Australian GT Championship at the Queensland
      Raceway last weekend!

    • Former F1 Technical Director Confident for Team Modena Lamborghini Debut:

      Team Modena has a high reputation for their technical excellence, with Technical Director Sergio Rinland providing un-rivalled experience and expertise. With the team about to open their 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship campaign, Sergio - who has worked in design and engineering extensively in Formula One as well as a host of other motorsport arenas - gave his views on preparing the team's brand-new Lamborghini Gallardo for it's race debut at Snetterton, Norfolk, on June 3rd.

    • A Weekend with the Australian GT:

      Day one at Queensland Raceway ended in a not so nice fashion with two very bent cars. The Ferrari of Kevin Miller spun at turn four leaving Ian Palmer no where to go but directly into the Ferrari. Fortunately there were no apparent injuries to either driver but their weekend was over.

    • Qld Raceway: Untouchable Washinton as Championship Rival Hits Problems + Results!:

      Bryce Washington (NATRAD Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) was the dominant force at Round 4 of the Australian GT Championship held at Queensland Raceway at the weekend (May 26-27).

    • Qld Raceway: Washington Dominates to Almost Take Championship Lead:

      NATRAD Racing driver Bryce Washington has closed to within four points of the Australian GT Championship points lead following a hat-trick of race wins at Queensland Raceway today.

    • Interview: FeedMeSportsCars Catches up with Allan Simonsen:

      At the last round of the Australian GT Championship, FeedMeSportsCars (FMSC) was able to catch up with front runner, Allan Simonsen. Ever the busy man, Simonsen travels from one side of the world to another to race in various categories. His weekends are just as hectic, so we thank Allan for allowing us a few minutes to catch up with him after the race. Currently he is leading the Le Mans Series GT2 points standings, Australian GT points, has competed in tarmac rally events including the Targa Tasmania and British GT in 2006. In the past he has competed in the V8 Supercars, the FIA GT3 European Cup and open wheelers to name but a few. This is what the Dane had to say:

    • Rumour: Oz GT - Possibility of a Ford GT Entering the Series???:

      Paddock gossip has a new Ford GT, like the one Match competes with in the FIA GT3, competing in Australia.

    • Rumour: Oz GT - More Trouble for Palmer???:

      As if the heavy accident on the Friday afternoon was enough for Australian GT competitor, Ian Palmer, the financial damage could be a lot worse.

    • Modena Lamborghini Makes Test Debut:

      Team Modena tested their brand-new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 race-car at Snetterton, Norfolk, yesterday (Wednesday May 23rd) in preparation for their debut race in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship on June 3rd at the circuit. Once typical 'new car' problems had been resolved at the shake-down test, the team were immediately able to demonstrate the pace of the Lamborghini - the first Gallardo to race in the championship.

    • Qld Raceway: WTF and Sonic Look to Continue Good Form:

      WTF pairing and Sonic Motor Racing Services stable-mates Sven Burchartz and Jon Trende are gearing up for a big weekend at Queensland Raceway as they contest round four of the Australian GT Championship at the famous “paperclip”.

    • Bucharest: GT1 Team Reports:

      Bucharest: GT1 Team Reports
      Playteam Sarafree
      SRT
      PK Carsport
      Jos Menton
      Tom Cloet

    • Bucharest: GT2 Team Reports:

      Bucharest: GT2 Team Reports
      AF Corse
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Edil Cris
      Gillet Vertigo

    • Bucharest: A First Victory for the Matech Racing Ford GT!:

      For the second meeting of the 2007 FIA-GT3 European Championship the port of call was the street circuit of Bucharest, some 3,111 km in length around the buildings of the Rumanian parliament. A new experience for these GT monsters; some of them unfortunately making an early acquaintance with the concrete safety walls. In these unusual conditions the Matech Racing Ford GTs proved their extreme competitiveness by clinching their first victory this Sunday!

    • Bucharest: Maserati Supreme in Wet and Wild Race + Results!:

      Bucharest city centre was transformed into a race circuit this weekend, with a 3.111 km circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke, circumnavigating the gigantic Romanian parliamentary buildings. Despite rain, 69,000 spectators turned up this weekend to watch the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT3 European Championship, the Lloyds TSB Insurance British Formula Three International Series and the Logan Dacia Cup. Today, they were treated to a spectacular FIA GT race, which only saw one safety car period despite heavy rain, resulting in a fine win for Scuderia Playteam Sarafree’s Maserati MC 12 of Bertolini and Piccini in GT1. In GT2, AF Corse Motorola’s Ferrari 430 GT2 of Müller and Vilander was victorious for the third race in a row, finishing an amazing sixth overall. Eighteen cars out of the 27 were classified on this challenging street circuit, with its unforgiving walls.

    • Bucharest: Matech Ford Take First Win + Results!:

      Once again, at the Bucharest ring, the second FIA GT3 European Championship race of the week-end was undecided until the chequered flag. To claim their first ever victory, Stefan van Campenhoudt and Romain Bera avoided all the potential traps, including difficult weather conditions, with heavy rain. After only four races, the Ford GT has taken its first victory, which was extremely satisfying for the whole Matech Racing team. As usual, the Porsche cars were competitive in the wet conditions. With the nr 5 Trackspeed car second; the nr 1 Tech9 third and the nr 4 Trackspeed fourth, the Porsches managed a great result.

    • Bucharest: Ferrari Win in the Wet + Race 1 Results!:

      Safety Car, rain, overtaking… everything happened during this first race in the streets of Bucharest. Behind the wheel of the nr 34 JMB Racing Ferrari 430, Ian Khan and Stephane Daoudi passed through all the traps, Daoudi even chose to stay on slick tyres in the rain, finally winning their first race of the season; the third victory for a Ferrari, in three races! Thomas Mutsch and Martin Bartek finished second, the best result so far for a Ford GT, and the Championship Leader, Henri Moser and Gilles Vannelet, scored more important points with their 3rd position.

    • Bucharest: Maserati Dominate Qualifying + Grid!:

      For the first FIA GT Championship race at the Bucharest Ring, a 3.111 km circuit drawn up around the imposing Romanian Parliamentary Buildings, the front of the grid will be an all-Maserati affair, with Scuderia Playteam Sarafree dominating qualifying and securing the coveted front two places on the grid. They were followed by the nr 2 Vitaphone Maserati, while the nr 36 Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9 was an excellent fourth. In GT2, Emmanuel Collard set pole for BMS Scuderia Italia. Originally a Porsche one-two-three, unfortunately Marc Lieb’s Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 996 GT3 RSR later saw its times cancelled, promoting the Tech9 Motorsport Porsche to second and the nr 63 Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari to third.

    • Bucharest: AF Corse Going for the Hat Trick:

      This weekend sees the third round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship take place on the new street circuit in Bucharest.

    • Scuderia Playteam Sarafree Guest of Dinamo Bucharest
    • Qld Raceway: Lotus Preview:

      The championship representation from the Lotus Marque is buoyed this weekend by the introduction of a new Car/Driver combination. A Lotus Sport UK built Exige GT3 is being introduced in the hands of new competitor Angelo Lazaris. This is one very special Lotus, and this particular chassis already has an esteemed racing heritage.

    • Qld Raceway: Porsche Drivers Championship Heats Up:

      Damien Flack in the ex Jim Richards Championship winning Porsche GT3 Cup Car goes into Round 4 of the 2007 Australian GT Championship at Queensland Raceway (May 26-27) as the Porsche Drivers Challenge points leader, but certainly faces a fierce battle to retain his supremacy.

    • Bucharest: Previews for the First Street Race in 10 Years:

      Bucharest: Previews for the First Street Race in 10 Years
      Scuderia Sarafree Playteam
      Scuderia Ecosse
      SRT
      Jos Menton

    • Aston Martin Joins Star Studded Grid in Australian GT for Round 4:

      Round 4 of the 2007 Australian GT Championship at Queensland Raceway (May 26-27) is set to be the most exotic event ever staged by the category.

    • GT3 Lotus Exige Joins Growing Australian GT Competition:

      The long awaited debut of the Lotus Elise GT3 will come to fruition at Round 4 of the Australian GT Championship at Queensland Raceway May 26-27 in the hands of Angelo Lazaris.

    • John Kaias Aston Turns its First Laps in Successful Test:

      John Kaias drove his Aston Martin DBRS9 for the first time at Winton last Thursday. Complete in new livery the team rolled out the stunning Aston to a number of keen onlookers.

    • Bucharest: It's Going to be Huge:

      Circumnavigating the impressive Romanianparliamentary building – the second- biggest building in the world – the inaugural event at the Bucharest Ring is going to be impressive !

    • Bucharest: Ten Years After Finland, The FIA GT Takes to the Streets:

      May 20th will be quite a historic day for the FIA GT Championship. Not only will it mark the Championship’s first visit to Bucharest, but it will be the first city circuit on the Championship’s calendar for almost exactly ten years.

    • Bucharest: GT3 Takes to the Streets:

      After an exciting opening round in Silverstone, the FIA GT3 European Championship will be racing in the city for the very first time, in the streets of Bucharest. With the track being new for everybody, all the drivers will be on an equal footing. But there is no room for errors for the grid of over 40 cars expected to take part in the two races, which look like being even closer than usual.

    • GT4 European Cup: A Thrilling Start to a Promising Future !:

      Building on the great success of the FIA GT3 European Championship one year after its creation, the SRO Motorsport Group chaired by Stéphane Ratel has now launched the GT4 European Cup, a new category offering manufacturers, teams and drivers a first step into GT racing. Management of the series has been entrusted to former Belgian driver Pascal Witmeur who put GT4 through its initial paces last weekend at Silverstone.

    • John Kaias Sees His Aston for the First Time!:

      John Kaias saw his new Aston Martin DBRS9 for the first time late yesterday. The car took longer than expected to come through customs but was greeted by an excited Kaias who says the car 'is incredible....its so much better in the flesh!!!'

    • Silverstone: Matech Debuts the Ford GT:

      It was this last weekend at Silverstone, during the prestigious RAC Tourist Trophy that the Ford GTs built and developed by Matech Racing had their major racing debut. The start of the FIA-GT3 European Championship was comprised out of two sprints of 60 minutes, the ideal opportunity for Thomas Mutsch and Martin Bartek on the one hand and Romain Bera and Stefan Vancampenhoudt on the other, to leave their seal on the meeting…

    • Silverstone: A Strong Show from Eric De Doncker:

      For a first racing weekend on the occasion of his comeback at the wheel of modern cars, Eric De Doncker has been spoilt ! At Silverstone, during the RAC Tourist Trophy weekend, the GT4 European Cup immediately stole the show, and the Belgian driver was at the root of some of the spectacle !

    • Silverstone: GT1 Race Recaps:

      Silverstone: GT1 Race Recaps
      Scuderia Playteam Sarafree
      SRT
      PK Carsport
      Jos Menton

    • Silverstone: GT2 Race Reports:

      Silverstone: GT2 Race Reports
      AF Corse
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Edil Cris

    • Silverstone: Vitaphone Racing Retains Tourist Trophy + Results!:

      For the second year in a row, Vitaphone Racing Team claimed the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. After Bartels and Bertolini in 2006, the nr 1 Maserati MC 12 of Thomas Biagi and Mika Salo claimed the right to have their names inscribed alongside the illustrious drivers of the past century, with a fine performance at Silverstone today. AF Corse Motorola won its second race in a row, with victory going to Müller and Vilander in a Ferrari one-two-three. SRT’s Corvette C5R won the inaugural round of the Citation Cup, with Cloet and Kuismanen, while Red Racing was victorious in G2. With 25,000 spectators over the weekend, and weather which remained overcast but dry, the event, which also included the first two races of the FIA GT3 European Championship, the GT4 European Cup and the GT90 Revival Series, provided an action-packed weekend.

    • Silverstone: Hoser and Vannelet First Winners of the Season + Results!:

      19 years old Swiss driver Henri Moser, and Frenchman Gilles Vannelet, after a thrilling hour-long event, won the first race of the season, in the nr 38 Kessel Racing Ferrari 430. The first Corvette, the nr 18 of Luca Pirri and Jürgen von Gartzen was third and the first Aston Martin DBRS9, the nr 26 of Frederic Makowiecki and Jean-Claude Lagniez was fourth. With the nr 29 Damax Ascari in 5th position, the nr 11 Lamborghini in 6th position and the nr 7 Dodge Viper in 9th position, six different cars were in the top 10.

    • Silverstone: A Perfect Weekend for Henri Moserand Gilles Vannelet + Results!:

      Henri Moser and Gilles Vannelet made a perfect start in the FIA GT3 European Championship as they won both races at Silverstone. But they had to wait until the last second to win the second race, as the nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo, driven by Erik Janis, was pushing really hard at the end of the race. With two wins in a row, Moser and Vannelet are leading the FIA GT3 European Championship after both Silverstone races.

    • Silverstone: Pole for Corvette and Ferrari + Grid:

      For the ninth time, the FIA GT Championship is visiting the British circuit of Silverstone, for an action-packed weekend, including the FIA GT3 European Championship, the GT4 European Cup and the GT90’s Revival Series. Mike Hezemans claimed his tenth FIA GT overall position – a new record – today, placing the nr 5 Carsport Holland Corvette at the front of the grid for tomorrow's Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, the second round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship. The impressive 102-year old Trophy was brought to Silverstone on Friday, escorted by the London to Silverstone Supercar Tour, and will be given to the winners of tomorrow’s race. Who will follow the crews of the Aston Martin Racing DBR9 in 2005, and the nr 1 Vitaphone Maserati in 2006, and see their names inscribed alongside those of some of the great drivers of the past century ?

    • Silverstone: Ford and Aston Martin Lead the 40 Car Field:

      The two qualifying sessions were very close, and with more than 40 cars on the track, the traffic was a significant factor. During the first session, qualifying the cars for race one, Romain Bera was the quickest, claiming the first pole position for him in the FIA GT3 European Championship, and pole position for the Ford GT for its first ever race. Frederic Makowiecki set pole position in the second qualifying session, in the Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9, only 7 thousandths ahead of Thomas Mutsch in the Ford GT

    • Jaguar GT3 Denied Entry to Silverstone:

      It is with great disappointment that Apex Motorsport has to confirm it will be unable to compete at the opening round of the FIA GT3 European Championship. Entry has been denied the team by the FIA Stewards, as the homologation papers for the Jaguar XKR GT3 were not fully completed within the prescribed time limit.

    • Silverstone: Team Race Previews:

      Silverstone: Team Race Previews
      Playteam Sara Free
      Jet Alliance
      Edil Cris
      Jos Menton

    • Silverstone: AF Corse Race Preview:

      The second round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship will take place at the Silverstone circuit in England, over the weekend of the 6 May. After securing a one-two finish at China’s Zhuhai circuit on 25 March, the Ferrari F430 GT cars entered by Team AF Corse Motorola also line up as favourites in the GT class for this, the first European round.

    • News and Driver Movements Coming into Silverstone:

      News and Driver Movements Coming into Silverstone
      All eyes on Silverstone !
      Mika Salo to replace Bartels for Silverstone
      2006 GT2 Champion Melo returns for Silverstone
      Toccacelo to race with Monfardini at Silverstone

    • Phil Quaife Kicking Off Assault on FIA GT3 European Championship:

      Phil Quaife returns to racing action this weekend, kicking off his assault on the FIA GT3 European Championship at Silverstone. In its second season of competition, this young Series has attracted registration of 54 cars, with a full grid of 51entrants for the UK round. Quaife will be behind the wheel of a Techspeed 9 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car alongside Tom Ferrier, and with experience of the model in the Porsche Supercup, the 21-year-old driver is aiming high in his Series debut.

    • The Apex Motorsport Jaguar to Make Home Debut:

      The Apex Motorsport Jaguar XKR GT3 will make its race debut this weekend on home soil as the 2007 FIA GT3 European Championship opens its doors for some extremely close competition at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire.

    • The Belgian Stefan Vancampenhoudt joins the Matech Racing fold !:

      This coming weekend on the Silverstone circuit and as a part of the prestigious RAC Tourist Trophy, the Matech Racing Ford GTs will for the first time be doing battle in the 2007 European FIA-GT3 championship. The cars’ definite livery was completed just prior to shipping the equipment over to England, and the least one can say and write is that these Ford GTs will not go unnoticed amongst the highly impressive gaggle of GT3s.

    • Silverstone: Scuderia Ecosse and Nigel Mansell to Wow the British Crowd:

      Edinburgh, Scotland – 27 April 2007: The GT teams arrive at Silverstone next week for round two of the 2007 FIA GT Championship and the Scuderia Ecosse team head into the event with a formidable driver line-up.

  • April 2007
    • Aston Martin Airlifted into Australian GT Championship:

      The arrival of an FIA GT3 specification Aston Martin DBRS9 in Australia for Victorian driver John
      Kaias is imminent with the car having left the UK at the weekend.

    • Trende's Comback is Super'Sonic":

      Australian GT Championship competitor Jon Trende is confident that his beloved
      Berwick Insurance Group / Cooks Construction 996 Porsche will be ready in time
      for a crucial test session at the Winton Motor Raceway on May 10 – just one
      week prior to the GT round at Queensland Raceway.

    • Preview: FIA GT From Silverstone:

      After a thrilling start in Zhuhai, China, the FIA GT Championship will return to Europe,
      with the second round taking place at Silverstone, Great Britain, on May 5th – 6th.

    • The Citation Cup Gets Underway at Silverstone!:

      Silverstone will see the start of the Citation Cup, with at least six cars competing
      within the FIA GT Championship. A new initiative, and a collaboration
      between SRO and the Cessna Corporation, the Citation Cup aims to give nonprofessional
      drivers a place within the increasingly professional Championship,
      as well as welcoming back a number of iconic cars which had disappeared
      from the grids.

    • Preview of the 2007 FIA GT3 European Cup:

      The FIA GT3 European Championship was a huge success in its first year of competition. With eight famous brands (Ascari, Aston Martin, Corvette, Dodge, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche), top circuits, and thrilling races,
      all the components were in place to guarantee a strong series.

    • Its Showtime for the GT4 Cup:

      It’s showtime at Silverstone for the new GT4 European Cup. Inspired by the success of last year’s GT3 championship and based on the same balance of performance concept, SRO’s latest series will see second-tier GT cars battle it out for the first of a total of five race weekends scheduled this year.

    • Eric De Doncker better twice than once … but always with the Ford Mustang !:

      Ever since his spectacular final podium place at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2001, at the outcome of the first edition of these 24 Hours reserved for GT cars, Eric De Doncker became more discreet. A professional golfer, he set his heart on classic cars, creating his own structure, namely Motorsport 98, the name as tribute to the creations of Carroll Shelby, the father of the legendary AC Cobra…

    • Tom Cloet Reunited with the Corvette C5-R SRT for the New Citation Cup !:

      Following on from a pretty hectic 2006 season, Tom Cloet allowed himself a few months of “rest from the sport”, synonymous with intense professional activity. But now that the season is upon us he has once more brought out his racing overalls and helmet in order to prepare a 2007 campaign even more prestigious than before …

    • GT4 European Cup: Four Makes Within Four Tenths of a Second:

      The inaugural races of the GT4 European Cup will take place at Silverstone , Great Britain on May 5th and 6th, along with a round of the FIA GT Championship, and SRO Motorsports Group is sparing no effort to ensure a successful debut for the new series. Just like the FIA GT3 European Championship, a balancing of performance concept governs the series and the latest validation test took place at Dijon on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

    • The Matech Racing Ford GT Teams are Known!:

      Just a few days after the first official outing of the Ford GT built by Matech Racing, during the FIA-GT3 equivalency test held at Adria in Italy, the Swiss team found itself under the blue sky at Dijon Prenois, for a further session. And once again the results were up to the team’s expectations…

    • Team Modena British GT Debut Delayed:

      Team Modena British GT Debut Delayed

    • Scuderia Ecosse to Test Next Week:

      Scuderia Ecosse to Test Next Week

    • Highly promising start for the Ford GT Matech Racing !:

      Having just arrived this Wednesday at the Adria International Raceway in order to take part in another equivalency test in view of the FIA-GT3 championship, the Matech Racing team have already scored their first victory. They completed an incredible race against time in order to bring this project to fruition, namely to bring a Ford GT up to race norms, in a serious test session with a highly successful machine ….

    • Nigel Mansell to Race for Ferrari!:

      Once upon a time, many years ago, Nigel Mansell raced for the Ferrari Formula One team. He quickly captured the hearts of the fanatical Ferrari fans - the tifosi - who nicknamed him ‘Il Leone’. He was their British Lion.

    • Simonson Continues to Lead Oz GT After a Washington Double:

      The NATRAD sponsored Lamborghini Gallardo of Bryce Washington has dominated round 3 of the 2007 Australian GT Championship at Bathurst this weekend (Friday April 6 – Saturday April 7).

    • Washington Wins Race 1 at Bathurst:

      South Australia’s Bryce Washington has posted his first race win in the NATRAD Lamborghini Gallardo at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit for Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship held on Saturday April 7.

    • SRT to Enter Citation Cup with Corvette:

      Belgian team SRT, after two successful seasons in Belcar, has announced that this year they will be running in both the FIA GT and the FFSA GT Championships. As from Silverstone SRT will be competing in the FIA-GT Citation Cup, with the endurance specialist drivers Tom Cloet and the Finnish ‘legend’ Pertti Kuismanen. The 24 Hours of Spa, although not part of the Citation Cup, is already on the team's calendar.

    • Team Modena Target Donington For British GT Debut:

      A hugely disappointed Team Modena will not be contesting the opening round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park, Cheshire, on Easter weekend after complications with the supply of their first Lamborghini Gallardo in GT3 specification from Reiter Engineering. The team are now targeting the second round of the series at Donington Park on April 21st- 22nd for their British GT debut.

  • March 2007
    • Allan Simonson to Compete in Entire Australian GT Championship:

      Allan Simonsen has re-arranged his overseas racing commitments in attempt to win his first Australian Championship.

    • Australian GT: Clipsal 500 Wrap:

      The Australian GT Championship made its Clipsal 500 debut in early March
      with huge success. The category was overwhelmingly popular with spectators
      and fans and the GT show impressed many, including the Clipsal
      management.

    • Palmers Take Delivery of New Lamborghini Gallardo:

      Ian and Andrea Palmer have taken delivery of their brand new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3.

    • All-Inkl.com Takes First Victory in FIA GT + GT2 Report and Results!:

      The 2007 season of the FIA GT Championship got off to an exciting start at the Zhuhai International Circuit today, where the All-Inkl.com Racing Lamborghini Murciélago took a closely fought victory, giving Lamborghini its first international motorsport win. In front of the packed grandstand, with 22,000 spectators watching, the newly-adopted two-hour format gave a fantastically close race in both categories. Pit-stop strategy, always a factor, became vitally important when the safety car came out in the second hour. The final dash to the finish line saw the top three finish within four seconds. The Lamborghini was chased across the line followed by two Corvettes. In GT2, AF Corse Motorola inherited a fine one-two after the first car across the line, the BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, was excluded following a ride-height problem.

    • China: GT1 Team Race Recaps:

      China: GT1 Team Race Recaps
      Playteam Sarafree
      PK Carsport
      Jos Menton

    • One-two for Ferrari in FIA GT2 in China:

      The Italian AF Corse Motorola team has started the FIA Grand Touring championship with a one-two finish at China’s Zhuhai circuit, running the Ferrari F430 GT cars developed by the Corse Clienti department of Maranello.

    • Vitaphone and AF Course on Lead FIA GT Qualifying + Grid:

      The FIA GT Championship opened its eleventh season with the 2006 Championship-winning teams claiming pole in both categories – although for both drivers, it was their first FIA GT pole position ! 2003 Champion Thomas Biagi placed the nr 1 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC 12 at the front of the grid for tomorrow’s race, while FIA GT newcomer Dirk Müller gave AF Corse Motorola its first GT2 pole position with the nr 50 Ferrari 430 GT2. Zhuhai saw the start of a new qualifying system, with fifteen minutes for GT1 followed by fifteen for the GT2/G2 cars.

    • Zhuhai: Playteam FIA GT Qualifying Recap:

      Team Playteam Sarafree has good reasons to be satisfied about this first qualifying session of the season as the gap to the pole car car, the Maserati MC12 GT1 Bartels/Biagi is only 0.212s.

    • GT2 Pole Position in China for Ferrari with AF Corse:

      An all-Ferrari front row in the GT2 class in the opening round of the FIA GT championship at China’s Zhuhai circuit. The F430 GT of the Italian AF Corse team, developed by the Corse Clienti department of Maranello took pole position in the hands of Dirk Muller and second place with Gianmaria Bruni. After free practice in the morning, on a track that was wet at first before turning to just damp, was spent working on finding the best set-up for tomorrow’s race, both cars proved they were also quick in qualifying, held in the dry.

    • Zhuhai: Ferrari FIA GT Race Preview:

      This coming weekend, the Chinese Zhuhai circuit hosts the opening round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship. There are several changes for the reigning champions in the GT2 class.

    • Time to Race as the FIA GT Goes to China:

      The cars will soon be loaded into the plane, and will set off for Zhuhai, China, where the first event of the 2007 season will take place. The first in a new era of two-hour races, with two obligatory pit stops including driver change - ten years after the first FIA GT race took place in 1997.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Preview the 2007 FIA GT Championship:

      Edinburgh, Scotland – 16 March 2007: The lights go out next weekend for the first round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship on the other side of the world in the People’s Republic of China . The first race of the year is being held at the Zhuhai Circuit, close to Macau and Hong Kong . The team is fired up and ready to start its 2007 Championship campaign with Tomas Enge, Tim Mullen, Chris Niarchos and Andrew Kirkaldy at the wheel of its two Ferrari 430 GT cars.

    • FIA GT Bring Leading TV Programming into 2007:

      With the combination of a prime-time programme on leading British sports network Sky Sports, and up to 47 hours of
      live television on ITV-owned Men and Motors, the FIA GT Championship is heading for its best-ever distribution on
      British television. Along with the continuation of the 26-minute highlight programme on terrestrial station Channel 4,
      this brings coverage in the United Kingdom in line with the excellent distribution already announced for Germany, Italy,
      Belgium and France, and other countries around the world.

    • 2007 in Preview - FIA GT: Rebuilding into GT Popularity:

      After a rocky 2006, the FIA GT seems to have momentum going into 2007.

      2006 saw a split with Eurosport and the WTCC, ensuring a decline in potential and actual TV viewership throughout Europe. New deals, however have seen at least some of problems associated with the WTCC/Eurosport split have been solved and the Championship moves into 2007 with some enthusiasm.

    • Lister Storm GT Now Eligible for Two More Years in FIA GT:

      Following a recent decision by the FIA, the Lister Storm GT is now eligible to compete for a further two years in the FIA GT Championship. Looking at the times set at the recent test in Monza and comparing them with Tom Coronel’s times in the Storm, set two years’ ago in similar conditions, the car will still be very competitive with the right driver and tyre combination.

    • Ascari Builds on GT3 Success:

      British Super car manufacturer Ascari Cars Ltd is concentrating its focus for 2007 on a high scoring performance in the UK and European GT3 racing series with its KZ-1R super car.

    • Autohaus Motorsports Ready for Sebring with Three Snakes in SPEED GT:

      Autohaus Motorsport will field three Viper Competition Coupes for round one of the 2007 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Series at Sebring International Raceway to be run Friday, March 16th.

    • NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson to Drive Cadillac CTS-V in Charlotte:

      DETROIT - Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will drive
      Team Cadillac's No. 16 CTS- V in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race
      at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Thursday night, May 24, 2007. The 50-minute
      race, the fourth round of the 10-race SPEED GT series, will take place
      on the track's 1.5-mile banked oval with modifications to introduce road
      racing elements to the course. The SPEED GT race will follow NASCAR
      Nextel Cup qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600

    • Two GT3 Gallardos for Team Modena:

      o British GT campaign for 2007
      o Cars run from Lamborghini Wycombe workshops

    • Morgan Aero 8 GT3 : Ready for Action:

      Team AutoGT Racing France launched the new Morgan Aero 8 in Paris this week, with the goal of taking part in the FIA GT3 European Championship with three cars. Former Formula One driver, Jacques Laffite should race with his daughter Margot. Margot Laffite is used to racing on ice, in the Andros Trophy, but this will be her first full season on tarmac ! Frédéderic Makowiecki, Georges-Alexandre Sturdza, Frédéric Oneil and Jean-François le Roch plan to drive the others cars.

    • RESULTS: Allen Simonson Lead Championship After Round 2 of the Australian GT:

      RESULTS: Allen Simonson Lead Championship After Round 2 of the Australian GT

    • Apex Jaguar GT3 Making Progress:

      Apex Motorsport’s brand new Jaguar XKR GT3 has now completed the first two of its planned pre-season test sessions and, at the same time, re-united one of sports car racing’s most successful drivers with the Jaguar marque.

    • GT4 European Cup Gets Underway in Nogaro!:

      This week saw the GT4 European Cup get underway at the Paul Armagnac circuit in Nogaro , France , with the first performance balancing tests of some of the cars due to take part in this year’s series.

    • Sensational First Test for Tomas Enge at Knockhill:

      The Scuderia Ecosse team were out on track a little closer to home yesterday, taking advantage of being based near to Knockhill Circuit. Tomas Enge, Tim Mullen and Andrew Kirkaldy were on driving duty; this was Tomas’ first run with the team so a chance for everyone to get acquainted.

    • Rumours: FIA GT - More on the Spectrum Motorsport Situation:

      It does appear that the ACEMCO Saleen’s slated for the FIA GT Championship will not appear.

    • The Ford GT lands up in the FIA-GT3 championship !:

      This time the information is official; the Ford GT, worthy successor of the mythical GT40, will as from 2007 appear in GT3 version. And on top of that it will be competing in the European FIA-GT3 championship, all thanks to the initiative of an initial team entering 3 cars…

    • Rumours: FIA GT - Already doubts over Spectrum Motorsports???:

      Just weeks after the announcement that Dana Brewer purchased the two ACEMCO Saleens to campaign in the FIA GT Championship, there are doubts about the transaction.

    • Carsport Holland and Pheonix Team-up for 2007 FIA GT:

      Jean-Denis Deletraz, who finished second in the 2006 FIA GT Championship with a Phoenix Aston Martin, and Mike Hezemans, will be sharing a Corvette C6 entered by Carsport Holland, with support from German Phoenix Team in the 2007 Championship.

  • February 2007
    • Washington and Lamboghini to Team Up in Adelaide:

      Star Australian GT Championship driver Bryce Washington is to have a stunning new Lamborghini Gallardo at his disposal for round 2 of the Australian GT Championship to be held at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide street circuit (March 1-4).

    • Spectrum Motorsport Plans FIA GT Campaign with Two Saleens:

      New team Spectrum Motorsport, led by Dana Brewer, is planning to enter two Saleen cars in the 2007 season of the FIA GT Championship. One car will be entered in the full season, and will be driven by two as-yet-unnamed American drivers, while the second car, to run in the Citation Cup, will start at Silverstone and will be shared by Brewer and a British driver.

    • FIA GT3 Testing Sum-Up + Times:

      Testing roundup from the GT3 Championship

    • Scuderia Ecosse Gets to Grips in Testing:

      Monza, Italy – 23 February 2007: The Scuderia Ecosse team have been out on track in Italy this week for the first official test and pre-season media day at Monza . The fast track gave the team a good opportunity to run on their new Pirelli tyres and work on developing the car for the first few races of the season. Andrew Kirkaldy set the fastest GT2 lap time of the test (1:49.505), closely followed by Tim Mullen (1:49.783), so the team is pleased with the progress they have made so far.

    • FIA GT Tests at Monza + Times:

      The 2007 season of the FIA GT Championship got underway in Monza, with a press conference and test session around the powerful circuit.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Throws Down the Guantlet:

      The Scuderia Ecosse team has thrown down the gauntlet to its rivals by announcing a formidable driver line-up for its 2007 FIA GT Championship campaign. The Scottish squad will again run two Ferrari 430s; one to be raced by Chris Niarchos and Andrew Kirkaldy, and one to be driven by Tim Mullen and new recruits, Tomas Enge and Jarek Janis. In addition to a strong driver line-up, Scuderia Ecosse has entered into an exciting new partnership with Pirelli which will see the team working very closely with the Italian manufacturer to get the very best on-track results.

    • JMB Moves Back to GT1 Entering Two Maserati MC12 Cars:

      Monaco-based team JMB Racing has announced its racing plans for 2007. This includes entering two Maserati MC12 cars in the GT1 category of the 2007 FIA GT Championship.

    • John Bowe to Join Australian GT at Adelaide:

      Legendary driver John Bowe is to join the 2007 Australian GT Championship at the 2007 Clipsal 500 Adelaide to be held from March 1-4.

    • GT3 Champions Edwards and Machitski step up to GT2 with Tech 9:

      The 2006 British and FIA GT3 European Champions, Leo Machitski and Sean Edwards respectively, have come together for 2007 to take the next step in GT racing, when they will race the Tech9 Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR.

    • FIA GT News - Lamborghini and Maserati Announcements:

      FIA GT News - Lamborghini and Maserati Announcements

    • Simonsen Sizzles at Eastern Creek:

      Allan Simonsen in the Consolidated Chemical Company Ferrari 360GT was the
      dominant force in round one of the 2007 Australian GT Championship held at the A1 GP
      at Eastern Creek on the week end (February 2-4).

    • Paul Ricard: Aston Martin Test Recap:

      The full range of Aston Martin racing cars tested together for the first time at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in the South of France on the 9th and 10th of February. Aston Martin Racing was joined by Aston Martin Racing BMS, Barwell Motorsport, Hexis Racing and Aston Martin's own V8 Vantage N24. The test made for spectacular viewing with three DBR9s, six DBRS9s and the V8 all thundering around the 6km Le Castellet circuit.

  • January 2007
    • Porsche Announce their Drivers for 2007:

      Stuttgart. With a strong lineup of nine factory drivers, who will perform
      worldwide in the American Le Mans Series, the US Grand Am Series, the FIA
      GT Championship, and the European-based Le Mans Series, Porsche is well
      prepared to compete for the 2007 season.

    • Chris Niarchos Wins Prestigious Award:

      Chris Niarchos is the proud recipient of the prestigious 2006 Cavallino Trophy, awarded by the Ferrari Owner's Club in recognition of his victory, along with Tim Mullen, in the 2006 British GT Championship.

    • Jaguar XKR GT3 Revealed in All Its Glory:

      Jaguar’s new XKR Coupé is being revealed to a new audience today (11 January) at the Autosport International Show at the NEC, Birmingham , and in a new guise.

    • DAAD Racing, TJ Motorsport to Field Porsche 968 RS Turbo in 2007 Britcar Championship:

      The Lesniewski’s DAAD Racing has joined forces with TJ Motorsport, the team which took Dominic Lesniewski to the Matador Powertec Radical Challenge title in 2006, to take on the 2007 Britcar Championship.

Volume 6

  • December 2006
    • PHOTOS: 6 Memories from the 2006 FIA GT Season:

      As the year draws to a close FeedMeSportscars photo retrospective this week will focus on the FIA GT. We hope you enjoy...

    • FIA GT Front Runners get Le Mans Invite:

      The entrants of the first two cars in the 2006 FIA GT Championship GT1 and GT2 categories have been awarded an invitation for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

    • Plenty of Plaudits for Tim!:

      Tim Mullen has been pulling in the praise over the last few weeks, most notably from Autosport magazine. He was voted No.1 British GT driver of the 2006 season:

    • 2007 FIA GT Calendar Announced:

      The FIA GT Championship has released the 2007 calendar. The season will kick off in March with a race in China. 2007 will be contested over ten rounds and will end in October.

    • Pirelli's Season of Success:

      If Pirelli was a fine wine instead of an ultra-high- performance tire, connoisseurs would acknowledge the 2006 sports car season as one of the finest vintages in its 99 years of motorsports.

  • November 2006
    • Spyker Dubai Race Report:

      After a great qualifying session yesterday, it was the first time since Silverstone that anything other than a Ferrari had qualified in the top three in GT2, the last race this season for Spyker started great.

    • Pheonix Racing Take Their First Victory of 2006 in Dubai + Results:

      The final round of the 2006 FIA GT Championship has been taken out by the Pheonix Racing Aston Martin DBR9 squad. Starting in sixth position, the Phoenix paring of Jean-Dennis Deletraz and Andrea Piccini were given a small bonus when the pole sitting Labre Ferrari was sent to the back of the GT1 grid after a technical infringement was discovered.

    • Two Wins in a Row for #63:

      Dubai – 18 November 2006: Scuderia Ecosse brought the curtain down on a dramatic season of racing in Dubai today with another race win for Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen. This is the second win in a row for the no.63 Ferrari and the team’s fifth win this year in the FIA GT Championship, a tally unmatched by any other GT2 team. The no.62 Ferrari of Nathan Kinch and Marino Franchitti finished in ninth position after completing the full distance without a clutch!

    • Ferrari GT1 Storms Back into the FIA GT at Dubai + Grid:

      The final qualifying session of the 2006 FIA GT Championship saw a surprise pole position for the Larbre Ferrari 550 Maranello Evo. This car has not competed in the FIA GT in 2006 and was wheeled out for the last round in Dubai. Of course this car has experienced success before, as has Gabriele Gardel, who is a former FIA GT Champion. This result is a surprise as they were the only car to break the 1:56 barrier.

    • FIA GT: Scuderia Ecosse Dubai Race Preview:

      The Scuderia Ecosse team heads off to the Middle East this week for the FIA GT Championship season-closer at the Dubai Autodrome. After an incredibly busy year which has seen the team compete in 24 races, including two 24-hour events, the Scottish team is aiming to finish the season on a high with a top result in Dubai.

    • Care's 'New' Customer Engine to Make FIA GT Debut in Dubai:

      The car which won three FIA GT Championships in a row, the Care Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello, will make its return to the Championship in Dubai next week for the final round of the 2006 season. But this will be a Ferrari 550 with a difference, as it will feature the ‘new’, restrictor-less, customer engine recently seen in the FFSA French GT Championship.

    • Gollin Eyes Return to Rolex Series in 2007:

      Italian racer Fabrizio Gollin-who competed with fellow countryman Matteo Bobbi for Doran Racing in the Rolex Series full-time in 2005-was back behind the wheel of the No. 77 Kodak/Sirius Ford Doran at Daytona Monday, eying a return to Rolex Series competition in 2007.

  • October 2006
    • FIA GT to Reduce Costs:

      A programme for reducing costs in the 2007 FIA GT Championship was agreed:

    • Aston Martin Wins the FIA GT1 Manufacturers Cup:

      Aston Martin was awarded the 2006 FIA GT1 Manufacturers Cup while Works team, Aston Martin Racing BMS secured second place in the Teams championship at the penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship at Adria, Italy on Sunday 15 October.

    • Clean Sweep by Maserati-Pirelli: Race and Title Winners:

      After pocketing the Team title at Budapest, the P Zero Racing- fitted Maserati MC12s of Team Vitaphone also netted the Drivers’ title as Bertolini-Bartels scored their fifth win in the nine races run so far in the 2006 FIA-GT Championship.

    • Dominant Vitaphone Win a Race of Attrition + Results:

      Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12 dominated round nine of the FIA GT race at Adria, Italy. Racing hard, the team scored a 1-2 finish and claimed the Drivers’ title with one round left. In third was the GLPK-Carsport entry but over 40 seconds behind the winning Maserati’s. The BMS Aston Martin’s filled the next two places ahead of the winning GT2 entry. Pole sitters, Zakspeed Saleen S7R, ran into problems, losing 16 laps and finishing down in 12th position. The Lamborghini Murcielago of All-Inkl.com only completed 46 laps.

    • FIA GT Championship - One-Two and Drivers' Title for Bertolini and Bartels:

      Maserati scored an amazing one-two at Adria today (Sunday 15 October) in the ninth and penultimate round of the International FIA GT championship. The Trident company secured first and second place as the Maserati MC12s driven by Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi and Andrea Bertolini-Michael Bartels, beat off the challenge of Longin-Kumpen-Hezemans' Corvette. Adria was a crucial race where the Maserati drivers Bertolini and Bartels took the title with a race to spare. The crown is added to that already won in the team standings by team Vitaphone Racing Team in the last round at Hungororing (Budapest).

    • Maiden FIA GT Victory for #63 Ferrari:

      Adria, Italy – 15 October 2006: Tim Mullen and Marino Franchitti took victory at Adria today after three hours of top quality racing at the Italian track. This was the much-anticipated maiden win for the no.63 Ferrari in the FIA GT Championship and a very popular victory too. The no.62 Ferrari failed to finish, retiring from the race after just 40 minutes.

    • Rumour: LMS/ALMS/FIA GT – What Will Corvette Do???:

      Corvette has had a frustrating albeit successful 2006 season and this has raised questions on what they will do in 2007.

    • Janis and Kirkaldy Claim Pole in Adria + Grid:

      The Zakspeed Racing squad of Sasha Bert, Jarek Janis and Andera Montermini have claimed pole for round nine of the FIA GT Championship from Adria, Italy. With Janis setting the quick time, this is the fourth pole for the Czech driver. Less than a tenth behind is the Phoenix Racing Aston Martin DBR9 with the Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12 of Michael Bartels and Andera Bertolini just over a tenth from the pole sitting car.

    • Mario Cipollini Like James Bond at the Wheel of an Aston Martin:

      Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist World Champion in 2002, will drive a DBR9 Aston Martin of BMS
      Scuderia Italia next Friday 13th October at Adria (RO), location of the 9th Round of the FIA GT
      Championship, where Cipollini will give in exchange his professional bicycle to the Aston Martin
      Racing BMS regular driver Fabrizio Gollin.

    • Adria: Scuderia Ecosse FIA GT Race Preview:

      This weekend the Scuderia Ecosse team travels to Italy for the penultimate round of the 2006 FIA GT Championship at the Adria Raceway, near Venice. After another win last time out for Nathan Kinch and Andrew Kirkaldy, followed by another podium finish for Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen, the team is riding high and hoping for another great run of results.

    • Zakspeed and Scuderia Ecosse Fight to Victory at Budapest:

      Round eight of the FIA GT Championship saw the GT1 and GT2 Championships decided and some great action from the Hungaroring.

    • FIA GT Championship Vitaphone Racing Team are Champions:

      Thanks to the precious points obtained by the two Maserati MC12s in the eighth round of the FIA GT championship, Vitaphone Racing Team claimed the team title. At the end of the weekend's races held today (Sunday 1 October) at the Hungaroring, the number 1 Maserati MC12 with Andrea Bertolini-Michael Bartels on board came home fifth. The number 2 car, driven by Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi, came seventh.

    • Scuderia Ecosse - First and Third in Budapest!:

      Nathan Kinch and Andrew Kirkaldy scored a dominant win at the Hungaroring in Budapest today, closely followed in third place by British GT Championship leaders, Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen. Andrew Kirkaldy started the race from pole position, after adding to his unbroken run of poles yesterday; the record now standing at six-in-a-row.

    • Hungaroring: Third best time for Bertolini-Bartel’s Maserati MC 12 + Grid:

      The Maserati MC12s driven by Andrea Bertolini-Michael Bartels (Vitaphone Racing Team) today in the afternoon (Saturday 30 September) claimed third spot in qualifying at the Hungaroring.

  • September 2006
    • Budapest: Scuderia Ecosse Preview:

      Scuderia Ecosse’s gruelling schedule continues this weekend with the next round of the FIA GT Championship in Hungary’s stunning capital city, Budapest, affectionately known as ‘the Paris of the East’. The Hungaroring, situated just north of Budapest, is best known as the host of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix, which it has staged since 1986, in the days when Hungary was still behind the Iron Curtain.

    • FIA GT: Mugello Review - Scuderia Ecosse:

      Mugello, Italy – 17 September 2006: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen took fifth place in today’s FIA GT race in treacherous wet conditions, more reminiscent of Knockhill than Tuscany ! Before the race the rain had been steadily falling all day, but the conditions had eased just before the start, leading the team to opt for drying wets, the tyre between intermediates and full wets.

    • FIA GT Championship - Two Maserati MC12 on the Podium:

      The seventh round of the FIA GT championship concluded today - Sunday 17 September - on the Tuscan circuit of Mugello. It was one of the most difficult races of the season owing to the testing weather. Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini and Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi's Maserati MC12s came home second and third in a thrilling end to the race. Bartels was only 4"723 off the pace of the winners, Wendlinger-Peter (Aston Martin DBR9). The Maseratis beat off the challenge of the Saleen S7 R driven by Bert-Montermini-Janis and the Aston Martins with Pescatori-Babini and Deletraz-Piccini on board.

    • Results - FIA GT from Mugello:

      Results - FIA GT from Mugello

    • FIA European GT3 Championship - Qualifying on a Wet Track:

      The fifth and final round of the European FIA GT3 championship got underway today (Saturday 16 September) with the two qualifying sessions. The scene was the tricky circuit of Mugello, in Tuscany. Unlike yesterday's free practice, the first officially qualifying stint was run on a wet track. In these difficult conditions the AF Corse Maserati GranSport Lights set top times of 2'19"964 and 2'21"675. Roberto Sperati will thus start from fifth on row 11 in race 1. Behind him will be Andrea Demegni on the sixteenth row.

    • FIA GT Championship - Second Pole of the Season for Bartels-Bertolini:

      The tortuous Tuscan circuit of Mugello will this weekend host the seventh round of the FIA GT championship. The Maserati MC12 crewed by Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini claimed its second pole of the season (after that claimed at Oschersleben in Germany). The fast time was set on lap eight, just a minute before the end of the session.

    • Mugello Preview: Scuderia Ecosse - Try to Keep the Championship Alive:

      Edinburgh – 11 September 2006: The FIA GT Championship heads to Mugello this weekend, in the stunning Tuscan Hills in Italy , for round seven of the series. The Scuderia Ecosse team know that a win is what’s needed to keep the Championship hopes alive; a win on Ferrari’s home ground is also a special result for any team running the 430s so that is the target.

    • FIA-GT: Pirelli Scores Double Win at Dijon:

      Pirelli returned to success in the season’s sixth round of the international FIA-GT Championship thanks to the Maserati MC12 driven by Davies-Biagi who dominated the race. The P Zero Racing tires also triumphed in the hard-fought GT2 category with the Ferrari 430 GTC of Melo-Bobbi, who once more led their class from start to finish.

    • Maserati are Supreme at Dijon-Prenois + Results:

      In the 100th FIA GT race, the fight for race honours was intense. It was in the end, the Masereat MC12 of the Vitaphone Racing team who took the win. Jamie Davis and Thomas Biagi won by almost 20 seconds from a pair of Aston Martins. The result was somewhat unexpected with this being the first win of the season for the Davis/Biagi partnership.

    • Niarchos and Mullen Step up Again!:

      Dijon, France – 3 September 2006: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen took the second consecutive second-placed finish for the no.63 Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari at Dijon today in round six of the FIA GT Championship. Like Paul Ricard, this was another fast-paced race that ran to the 500km distance rather than the three hour time limit, showing that this isn’t endurance racing any more but a series of very long sprints!

    • FIA GT - Dijon: The Grid:

      Full qualifying results for Round 6 from Dijon-Prenios.

  • August 2006
    • Scuderia Ecosse Looking to Take Good Form into Dijon:

      Edinburgh – 29 August 2006: Fresh from two British GT wins at Brands Hatch, and of course the recent 1-2 victory at Paul Ricard, Scuderia Ecosse heads to Dijon this week with high hopes of another good result.

    • GLPK Carsport Leads a Corvette 1-2 at Paul Ricard + Results:

      A commanding demonstration by the two Corvette entries allowed the manufacturer to take the first two steps of the podium in the FIA GT round at the Paul Ricard HTTT. The GLPK-Carsport entry of Bert Longin, Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen fought hard with the PSI Experience Corvette of Jos Menotn and Jean-Phillipe Belloc for the entire race.

    • Another FIA GT podium for Davies-Biagi’s Maserati MC12:

      The Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12, driven by Thomas Biagi and Jamie Davies, finished third in the fifth round of the FIA GT championship. The event was held at the French circuit of 'Paul Ricard' at Le Castellet.

    • A Successful Premiere on the South of France High Tech Test Track:

      The Paul Ricard HTTT welcomed the FIA GT championship competitors on August 19th & 20th for the fifth round of the 2006 season. A real Premiere for the High Tech Test Track renovated and modernised by Philippe Gurdjian in 2002.

    • Paul Ricard: BMS Aston Martin Race Report:

      Started respectively from the 5th and 6th positions on the grid, thanks to the
      MC12 #1 relegation at the back of the grid, due to the engine change
      after qualifying, and a contact of the second Maserati that obliged it to
      start from the box, the two BMS Aston Martin #23 and #24 gained some
      positions during the first laps maintaining a consistent race rhythm and
      allowing driver Fabio Babini to reach position 3 at lap 1.

    • Paul Ricard - Scuderia Ecosse Race Report:

      Le Castellet – 20 August 2006: A fast and furious race at Paul Ricard this afternoon produced the best result so far for Scuderia Ecosse in the FIA GT Championship. An emphatic victory for Nathan Kinch and Andrew Kirkaldy, followed by a very close second place for Tim Mullen and Marino Franchitti, rounded off a weekend of racing that showed what a peak-performing Scuderia Ecosse can do.

    • FIA GT Championship Davies-Biagi’s Maserati MC12 in First Line:

      After the brief summer break, the FIA GT championship gets going again. The fifth round of the championship will take the place on the French circuit of Le Castellet.

    • PSI Experiences Pole in Paul Ricard + Qualifying Results:

      After a close fought qualifying session at the Paul Ricard HTTT, the Corvette C6R of the PSI Experience team driven by Jos Menton edges out the Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12 of Tomas Biagi. The gap was a mere 0.120 of a second with the Corvette C6R of the CLPK Carsport team a further two tenths back.

  • July 2006
    • Spa: Spyker Race Report:

      Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium, 30 July 2006 – After 24 hours of racing in the Belgian Ardennes Spyker Squadron just missed the podium and finished in a strong fourth position. The factory Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, driven by Dutchmen Donny Crevels and Jeroen Bleekemolen and Englishman Jonny Kane, experienced little problems during the race.

    • Results: Proximus 24 Hours of Spa:

      Results: Proximus 24 Hours of Spa

    • Spa 24 Hours: Maserati Beats All in Ultimate Test of Endurance:

      After an entire day’s racing, the Maserati MC12 fielded by Vitaphone Racing Team and with Andrea Bertolini-Michael Bartels-Eric Van de Poele in the driving seat, claimed the win. The victory was obtained in the final 45 minutes of racing. This after 589 laps and a close battle with the Aston Martin DBR9 driven by Piccini-Deletraz-Lemeret-Fassler that finished 1´41"452 off the pace.

    • Spa: BMS Race Update:

      The Proximus 24 Hours of Spa is at a half distance now, and Aston Martin
      Racing BMS has made good progress. Car n.23 has ran faultlessly and is
      lying, with steadily in a strong 5th position, just behind the Saleen. Fabio
      Babini drove a double stint and Peter Kox is now at the wheel.

    • Spa 24 Hours: Prospeed Six Hour Race Report - Drivers Confuse Endurance and Sprint:

      After a systems check during warm-up, Rudi Penders prepared to take the start, confident of car and team being as prepared as could be.

    • FIA GT Championship - The Maserati MC12s Line Up for the "24 Hours":

      At 16 today, Saturday 29 July, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps got underway. The race will count as the fourth round as the 2006 FIA GT championship. The two Maserati MC12s fielded by the Vitaphone Racing Team will also be taking part. Behind the wheel of the front row Trident will be Vincent Vosse-Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi. The car on the second row will have Eric Van de Poele-Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini on board. Taking the first stint will be, respectively, Jamie Davies and Andrea Bertolini. Next will come Thomas Biagi and Vincent Vosse in one car and Michael Bartels and Eric Van de Poele in the other.

    • FIA GT Championship Front row for Vosse-Davies-Biagi’s Maserati MC12:

      At the end of the three qualifying sessions, the starting grid for the challenging 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps has been established. The classic Belgian endurance race will begin tomorrow, Saturday 29 July, at 16.00.

    • Ferrari on Pole in Spa 24 Hours and Big Meeting at Le Castellet:

      Pole position for the Ferrari F430 GTC crewed by Kinch/Kirkaldy/Franchitti (Scuderia Ecosse) in the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours in Belgium, the fourth round of the 2006 FIA GT championship, which gets underway at 16h00 tomorrow, Saturday 29 July. The other top places in the GT2 class, from second to sixth are also occupied by the sister cars of the AF Corse, GPC Sport and JMB Racing teams, ahead of Porsche and Spyker cars. In the GT1 category, fastest time in qualifying went to the crew of Lemeret/Deletraz/Piccini/Faessler (Aston Martin) who outpaced the Maserati of Vosse/Davies/Biagi.

    • Penders-Lamot-Hemroulle Best Porsche Privateers for Spa 24 Hours:

      The ProSpeed Competition team has had a successful qualifying for tomorrow’s Spa 24 Hours with Jean-François Hemroulle setting the third fastest time in the G2 class, beaten only by the two new factory 997 GT3 RSRs. Jean-François set the time just twenty minutes into the first qualifying session, but also felt that he could still improve quite a bit.

    • Spa: Spyker Qualifying Report:

      Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium, 28 July 2006 – After the two 1,5 hour 24 Hours of Spa nightly qualifying sessions, Spyker claimed a eight position on the grid.

    • Qualifying Times - Proximus 24 Hours of Spa:

      The provisional qualifying for the FIA GT's round 4 - the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa:

    • 2001 to 2004 Highlights: The 911 GT3 R/RS/RSR at the Spa 24 Hours:

      2001 to 2004 Highlights: the 911 GT3 R/RS/RSR at the Spa 24 Hours

    • Technical Description: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR:

      Technical Description: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

    • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR To Debut at 24 Hours of Spa:

      Rounding out the development program more than 18 months in the making, Porsche Motorsport will hand two brand new 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR race cars - based on the 911 GT3 RS street car - to the Manthay Racing team from Germany to run the 24 Hours of Spa this weekend in Belgium.

    • Spyker Announces Spa 24 Hours Driver Line-up:

      After a great weekend in the German Eifel region, where Spyker Squadron brought both factory cars to the finish and the Dutch duo Bleekemolen Hezemans managed to once again secure a podium position in their C8 Spyder GT2R, the team finalized the preparations at the factory in Zeewolde for the next race. Today, Spyker Squadron arrives in the Belgian Ardennes for the most prestigious FIA GT Championship race of the season: the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa.

    • Provisional Entry List - Proximus 24 Hours of Spa:

      The provisional entry list for the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa is as follows:

    • BMS Aston Martin Announce Drivers for Spa 24 Hours:

      Aston Martin Racing BMS Scuderia Italia and Pirelli, main partner
      of the team, announce today the drivers line-ups for the
      Proximus 24 Hours of Spa, next 29th-30th July 2006.

    • The British GT Fightback:

      The last time Scuderia Ecosse raced at Snetterton, the team won both races. This time around Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen are out to make sure that history repeats itself. The team put a difficult weekend in Ireland behind them with a classy win in the Oschersleben FIA GT round, but it is vital that the Ferrari comes out on top at Snetterton.

    • First FIA GT Victory for Scuderia Ecosse:

      Nathan Kinch and Andrew Kirkaldy cruised to a stylish win in Germany today in round three of the FIA GT Championship at Oschersleben. Even the 10-place grid penalty from Brno couldn’t stop the Scots and the victory was made all the more sweet by Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen joining them on the podium in third place.

    • FIA GT Championship - A Fantastic 1-2 for the Maserati MC12s:

      Circuit: Oschersleben, lenght 3,667 km
      Weather: clear, temperature 25° C
      Cars:
      - n° 1: Maserati MC12 chassis n° 15439
      Drivers: Andrea Bertolini (I) - Michael Bartels (D)
      - n° 2: Maserati MC12 chassis n° 15443
      Drivers: Jamie Davies (UK) - Thomas Biagi (I)

    • FIA European GT3 Championship - Good Performance for Cerrai-Alessi and Sperati-Palma:

      Cars:
      - n° 76: Maserati GranSport Light chassis n° 23401
      Drivers: Roberto Sperati (I) - Andrea Palma (I)
      - n° 77: Maserati GranSport Light chassis n° 23403
      Drivers: Alberto Cerrai (I) - Diego Alessi (I)
      - n° 78: Maserati GranSport Light chassis n° 23399
      Drivers: Lorenzo Casè (I) - Benedetto Marti (I)

    • Results - FIA GT from Oschersleben, Germany:

      Results - FIA GT from Oschersleben, Germany

    • Qualifying Results for the FIA GT round from Oschersleben, Germany:

      The full grid for the FIA GT round from Oschersleben, Germany is as follows.

  • May 2006
    • Saleen Win in Brno + Results:

      The new for 2006, Saleen S7R has proven itself with its' first win in the FIA GT Championship. The Saleen, run by Zakspeed was dominant in the corners, winning by over one minute. The straights, however was a different situation.

    • FIA GT Championship at Brno: Bartles-Bertolini's Maserati MC12 Just Miss Podium:

      The second round of the FIA GT championship concluded today (Sunday 28 May) at the Czech circuit of Brno. At the end of the three-hour race, the MC12 driven by Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini (Vitaphone Racing Team) just missed out on the podium. The Trident pair was just seven tenths off Gollin-Babini (third in the Aston Martin).

    • Maserati MC12s at Brno for the Second Round of the FIA GT Championship:

      The second round of the FIA GT International Championship got underway with today's free practice session.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Preview's Round 2 of FIA GT at Brno:

      Fresh from last weekend’s British GT victory at Donington Park, the Scuderia Ecosse team is bound for Brno in the Czech Republic for round two of the FIA GT Championship. The team has a point to prove after two non-finishes in the opening round at Silverstone earlier this month so will be going all out for a win in Brno.

    • Dodge Brand to Support FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Race Series:

      Coinciding with the introduction of its vehicles in Europe, the Dodge brand has been appointed ‘Official Cars Supplier’ to the FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Championships for 2006. These international Championships showcase race-prepared versions of the world’s most powerful and desirable supercars, providing spectacular racing and entertainment.

    • Tough Day for Scuderia Ecosse at Silverstone:

      After topping the timesheets on Friday and Saturday, and taking a first FIA GT pole position for Andrew Kirkaldy, the Scuderia Ecosse team didn’t get the start they wanted to the 2006 FIA GT Championship at Silverstone today. Both Scuderia Ecosse Ferraris retired with burst water hoses.

    • Vitaphone Maserati Win in Britain:

      Vitaphone Racing and their Maserati MC12 have drawn first blood in the 2006 FIA GT Championship. Michel Bartels and Andera Bertolini drove a spirited race to win by four seconds from the Zakspeed Racing crew in their Saleen S7R. The Bert/Janis combination who qualified on the front row raced hard to finish an impressive second. Third was the BMS Aston Martin of Gollin/Babini. The pole position car of Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans (GLPK-Carsport Corvette C6.R) finished in eighth, over a lap off the pace.

    • Viper Wins in Race 2 of FIA GT3:

      The Dodge Viper of the Racing Box team has secured the second race of the season in GT3. In a race that was even closer than race 1, the Racing Box crew of Ceccato/Livio held of the JMB Ferrari 430 of Simonsen/Lester by under a second after over an hour of racing. Another Dodge Viper finished the podium with the Racing Logisitc team of Dupard/Zacchia finishing over 11 seconds back in third.

    • FIA GT Championship Qualifying Session - The Bartels-Bertolini Maserati MC12 on Row Two:

      The 2006 FIA GT championship kicked off today (Saturday 6 May) with the qualifying session at Silverstone. The first race in the international series reserved to gran turismo cars will be held tomorrow. There are two Vitaphone Racing Team MC12s in the field, crewed by Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini and by Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi. Bertolini-Bartels performed brilliantly to earn a spot on the second row with a time of (2'00"860); Davies-Biagi's MC12 (2'02"378) will start from row four.

    • FIA European GT3 Championship: Race 1 - Good start for the Maserati GranSport Lights:

      With the qualifying session and Race 1, at Silverstone started today (Saturday 6 May) the first round of new FIA European GT3 Championship, where are involved 5 Maserati GranSport Lights. With the colours of AF Corse team went on track Roberto Sperati-Andrea Palma, Alberto Cerrai-Diego Alessi and Lorenzo Casè-Christian Passuti; for GPC Sport team, Giuseppe Arlotti-Paolo Cutrera and Fabrizio Gini-Bruno Barbaro.

    • Victory for Ferrari in European FIA GT3 Inaugural Race:

      The Silverstone circuit in England is this weekend hosting the opening rounds of the FIA GT championship, the newly created European FIA GT3 and the continental series of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy.

    • Corvette C6 Seals Pole in Silverstone:

      The Corvette C6 of Bert Longin, Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen will start from pole in the first round of the FIA GT Championship at Silverstone. Second place went to the Saleen S7 with the Bert/Janis combination coming in just 0.6 behind the Corvette. This front row was unexpected with the favourite Aston Martin and Maserati entries only being able acheive a best of third and forth respectively.

    • JMB Draws First Blood in FIA GT3:

      In the first ever GT3 European Championship the Ferrari 430 Challenge GT3 of the JMB Racing squad proved to the be the strongest. It fought off the challenge of the Tech 3 Porsche 997 Cup by under three seconds in a close fought race. A surprising third was the Ascari KZ1R from the Damax camp. This tiny British manufacturer finished over a minute behind to take the final podium spot in this historic race.

    • GT2 Pole for Scuderia Ecosse:

      Andrew Kirkaldy took Scuderia Ecosse’s first ever FIA GT pole position at Silverstone today with a 2:02.734 lap in wet conditions. Tim Mullen qualified the sister Ferrari in third place (2:03.562), just behind Emmanuel Collard’s Ebimotors Porsche (2:03.069). Three more Ferraris – one from JMB and the two AF Corse cars – rounded out the top six for the start of tomorrow’s three-hour race.

    • Scuderia Ecosse's Preview of FIA GT in Silverstone:

      The 2006 FIA GT Championship gets underway next weekend (5-7 May) with the Supercar Showdown at Silverstone. The Scuderia Ecosse team is running two Ferrari 430s at this event: for reigning British GT Champions, Nathan Kinch & Andrew Kirkaldy, and one for the winners of the opening rounds of the 2006 British GT Championship, Chris Niarchos & Tim Mullen.

  • April 2006
    • FIA GT 2006 Entry List Announced:

      The official entry list for the 2006 FIA GT Championship that kicks off at Silverstone in May. As expected, Maserati MC12's, Aston Martin DBR9's and Porche and Ferrari dominate the entry list. Appearances from Gillet, Nissan, Saleen, Panoz, Corvette, Lamborghini, Mosler and Lister will create a great 2006 season.

    • FIA GT3 Entry List:

      FIA GT3 Entry List

    • FIA GT Championship Presented:

      The FIA International GT championship was presented Tuesday 11 April at the French circuit of Digione.

      During two days of testing (that ended today, Wednesday 12 April), two Maserati MC12s from the Vitaphone Racing Team took to the track. The Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini and Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi crews will defend the Constructors’ and Team titles won by Maserati in the 2005 FIA Maserati championship.

  • March 2006
    • FIA GT Championship, and GT3 European Championship Calendars Set:

      The calendar for the 2006 FIA GT Championship has been officially announced. It differs greatly from the original plan with the Romanian round being moved to later in the season from its opening slot. The races at Barhain and China have been cancelled. The French round moves from Magny-Cours to Dijon and Italy have picked up an additional round at Adria. This makes up the nine race championship in 2006.

    • FIA Announces Test Day for GT Championship at Spa:

      The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium will hold a test day at Spa on Wednesday 5 July 2006 in preparation for the Spa 24 Hours event. The event, which will feature rounds of the 2006 FIA GT Championship and GT3 European Championship, is scheduled for 30 July 2006.

    • News Tidbits From the FIA GT and Le Mans:

      Pescarolo Announces its Drivers for Le Mans
      BMS Announces its Drivers for the FIA GT Championship