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Volume 11

    • More on CREVENTIC's Deal with Bathurst 12 Hours and the First International Competitors Revealed :

      Dutch agency CREVENTIC - Organisers and promoters of the successful DUNLOP 24H DUBAI, the 12H HUNGARY and since this year also closely involved with the 24H BARCELONA, now steps up a gear and has entered a partnership with Yeehah Events, the organisers of the most significant endurance event in Australia, the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour. Next year's Bathurst race will take place on February 24th-26th, having been postponed to allow drivers to combine their participation in the Australian event with their start in the DUNLOP 24H DUBAI (January 12th-14th, 2012).

    • International Boost for 2012 Bathurst 12 Hour:

      THE 2012 ARMOR ALL BATHURST 12 HOUR will receive an international boost following confirmation of a new partnership between Yeehah Events and Creventic, a Netherlands-based company that promotes the international 12 and 24 hour endurance series in Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

    • 24H Series and Expanded Car Eligibility Features for 2010 Bathurst 12 Hours:

      BALANCE OF PERFORMANCE measures imposed on GT vehicles in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour will be paired back in 2012 - effectively de-regulating the Enduro - whilst the introduction of four new classes will offer more models the chance to compete.

    • Joey Foster Suffers Injuries after Crashing at Spa:

      Following a serious crash during testing at Spa Joey Foster has been taken to hospital. He is comfortable but likely to have surgery on a cracked vertebrae. As a matter of course all WFR03s have been withdrawn from the race meeting. More news as soon as we get it.

    • Speed: Spa - Norma Chassis Take 1-2 in Race 2:

      It all looked to be going to the same plan as the previous day’s race. Rapid Spaniard Ander Vilariño had pulled out a sufficient lead in the fourth round of the Honda-powered SPEED EuroSeries to enable his gentleman amateur co-driver Frank Lamanna to possibly maintain it to the end. At half distance, though, it all went wrong for the pair.

    • Speed: Spa - LD Autosport Takes Thrilling Victory in Race 1:

      With just the two final bends of ‘the bus step’ chicane to go and the finishing line in sight, the Spa-Francorchamps 90-minute SPEED EuroSeries race was up for grabs. Damien Toulemand in the LD Autosport Norma had been relentlessly closing in on Franck Lamana’s similar car.

    • Speed: Spa - Race 2 Results: Speed: Spa - Race 2 Results
    • Speed: Spa - Race 1 Results: Speed: Spa - Race 1 Results
    • V de V Bugatti: Prototype - Wolf Wins Out in Eventful Race:

      Setting off from thirteenth on the grid, Olivier Porta and Damien Delafosse gave IRS and Wolf France their first win in 2011 - a deserved result after an eventful race.

    • V de V Bugatti: VHC - Historic Cars for a Historic Track:

      Le Mans was a fitting host for the prestigious cars that make up the VHC. This meeting was a bit of a rehearsal for some, including Jacques Nicolet, who will be competing in the 24 Hours in June, at this venue that has helped write some of the most amazing pages in motorsport history. And plenty of competitors turned up. Certainly more than at Jarama, making for a better show.

    • V de V GT/Touring Bugatti - “See you at the top”:

      Most of qualifying was dominated by Xavier Pompidou, before Jarama-winner Raymond Narac in his Porsche n°76, finally showed his mettle. Charriol, Debard and Dupard in the n°95 SF V8 Silhouette started third. Mouez and Loger in their n°3 Porsche 997 Cup S, took fourth on the grid ahead of the Ferrari and title-holding Porsche of Gibon and Bourret.

    • V de V: Bugatti - Funyo Challenge “Dannielou sets a Champion’s pace”:

      In winning all three of the weekend’s races, Marc-Antoine Dannielou didn’t drop a single point to his pursuers in the title race.

    • WFR Take Both Race Wins in SPEED EuroSeries Opener at Paul Ricard:

      The first two races in the Honda-powered SPEED EuroSeries proved an ideal debut for the Yorkshire-based WFR cars. Having seen off an initial challenge from the Italian built Wolfs, the two cars of Warren Hughes/Jody Firth and Joey Foster/Nigel Moore finished first and second in both races

    • Alex Caffi Takes First Speed Euro Series Pole for 2011 at Paul Ricard:

      A new era for the SPEED EuroSeries has commenced with pole position for a former Grand Prix driver and the promise of a truly international battle in today’s two races at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Italian Alex Caffi, veteran of 56 Formula One starts, just pipped experienced British sportscar driver Warren Hughes in the final minutes of Friday qualifying.

    • Jarama: V de V Proto Endurance Challenge: - “You had to be from round here…”:

      Following a successful qualifying campaign, pole position holder Ander Vilariño was able to hold on tight and keep believing right to the end, alongside teammate Bruno Bazaud. At 9am the track was still slippery, even after the Funyo sprint race, making tyre choice critical.

    • Jarama: V de V Funyo Challenge - “Hey! You bet!”:

      With a new circuit on their calendar, a new car in the mix, and fickle weather, this weekend was anything but restful for the Funyos. Among the raft of novelties and surprises, top of the heap was Marc-Antoine Dannielou, who walked off with his first three wins. His feat was mimicked by his accomplice from MSI, Jean Quelet, who enjoyed the same success in the Funyo 4 Challenge.

    • Jarama: V de V GT/Touring Endurance Challenge - “Promising premier”:

      With the fullest grid of the weekend including no fewer than 29 entries, the GT/Touring event lived up to its billing, as did the weather. Gleefully fickle, it served up all the twists and turns needed to keep everyone happy. Imsa Performance scored a one-two, which is starting to look ominous for the others. Narac and Pons took the win ahead of Polette and Neyrial.

    • Jarama: VHC French Championship and V de V VHC endurance Challenge - “Two already!”:

      Starting from first place with the number 1 on their bonnet, Bernard Moreau and Miguel Langin found themselves sandwiched on the podium between the previous year’s winning Lola T70 n°44 and the n°2 Chevron B16 driven by nine-time Jarama winner, Michel Quiniou.

    • VdeV Season to Get Underway At Jarama:

      In 2011, this is the 14th year running that V de V comes to the Circuito del Jarama for its season opening event. Yet Jarama is not only a circuit name, it is also a river on the other side of the motorway by the pit lane straight line. Quite odd isn’t it to watch from the paddock roof terrace, trafic jam on the road, and other cars speeding over than 200 km/h.

    • Hot or Not? 2014 Ford Mustang Concept Car Design:

      There’s no doubt that the Mustang is currently the hottest muscle car on the block, but keeping it that way is going to be a challenge for Ford! In order to lead the pack over the next decade, many people believe that a design change could be in order as early as 2014. This has sparked quite a few renderings and concepts, but I had to pull one of my favorites to show you guys:

    • Blancpain Endurance Series and GT Open To Feature on Motors TV:

      The brand new Blancpain Endurance Series has become the latest addition to the Motors TV programming line up, with all five races in the inaugural season receiving live, or delayed as live, coverage on the pan European TV Channel, starting with the first race at Monza on 17th April. Motors TV is received in nearly 19 million homes in 38 countries across Europe, including 14 million homes across France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: Audi Celebrates a 1-2 and the 65th R8 GT3 Win:

      Ingolstadt/Bathurst, 6 February 2011 - Audi achieved a dream debut of its 2011 motorsport season in Australia: The Audi R8 LMS entered by Audi race experience Team Joest celebrated a 1-2 victory at the Bathurst 12 Hour after a fierce battle. Bathurst rookies Marc Basseng/Christopher Mies/Darryl O'Young (D/D/CN) won the 12 hour race 0.7 seconds ahead of their Australian team mates Mark Eddy/Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: Australian GT Champ, Wall Just Misses Podium:

      Double Australian GT Champion David Wall and his Wall Racing Team have come home in 4th position in the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12-hour.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: GT Challenge Class Win for David Russell:

      February 6, 2011 - Top five 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series driver David Russell raced to his third consecutive Bathurst victory today when he and fellow Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car drivers Roger Lago and Matt Kingsley claimed a dominant Class B victory and a remarkable outright 5th place in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: New GT Era Off to a Successful Debut:

      EVENT ORGANISERS are confident that a successful new era is in store for the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: Audi Crushes Opposition, Taking a 1-2:

      AUDI can now place their name alongside Holden and Ford as holders of classic Bathurst 1-2 finishes, after the pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars from Audi Race Experience Team Joest swept the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour today.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 12 Hours:

      Lowndes headed into the lead of the final hour of the Armor All 12 Hour. He pulled out 28s in front of his teammate before having to complete another compulsory pit stop, handing the lead back to O’Young. The #8 Audi held on for the win, with an almost perfect formation finish as #7 finished in 2nd. #29 finished third.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours: Race Results: Bathurst 12 Hours: Race Results
    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 11 Hours:

      The eleventh hour of the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour ran reasonably smoothly. #29 pitted but retained their position on track as the Audi pair stayed in prime position.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 10 Hours:

      Fifteen minutes in and we were back under racing conditions and things soon settled into a comfortable rhythm as the field moved into the final hours of the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 9 Hours:

      Racing went back under green as we moved towards the final quarter of the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour. Lowndes regained the lead from Quinn before his teammate moved through into second. Things seemed to be going Audi’s way as they resumed their preferred one/two position on track before Lowndes made what is widely regarded as an unexpected pit stop.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 8 Hours:

      Mount Panorama rookies in the #8 Audi R8 LMS Gt3 continued to lead the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour at the beginning of the eighth hour. A brake pad change put the car back in the pack momentarily gifting the lead to the #29 Porsche, moving the #7 Audi into second.

    • Bathurst 12H: Standings After 8 Hours: Bathurst 12H: Standings After 8 Hours
    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 7 Hours:

      Audi continues to lead the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour as the home stretch comes into view. Porsche looks prepared to upset Audi’s ultimate goal of a one/two finish early on as the #29 GT3 R sits in second after Eddy’s error in the #7 Audi after the restart allowed him through.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 6 Hours:

      It was an all German manufacturer top five early in the hour as the Audi pair lead from three Porsche entrants. As the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour hit the halfway mark, a spanner or two was thrown in the works.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 5 Hours:

      Audi continued the theme of the weekend, dominating in position one and two. As the track continued to dry up, the R8 LMS GT3 pair was seemingly untouchable.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 4 Hours:

      Mother Nature couldn’t make her mind up as the field continued their endurance race around the 6.2km circuit. Rain fell gently on and off as Mies found his groove, leading in the #8 Audi from teammate Luff in #7.

    • Bathurst 12H: Standings After 4 Hours: Bathurst 12H: Standings After 4 Hours
    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 3 Hours:

      AUDI have taken the initiative in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour as the race began in perfect conditions this morning on Mount Panorama.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 2 Hours:

      AUDI continued to pound out consistent lap times with Craig Baird staying in touch. Clear air allowed him to get the most out of his VIP PetFoods Porsche GT3 R not letting them pull away for the lead they enjoyed in the first hour before the safety car made its first appearance.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Race After 1 Hour:

      AUDI have taken the initiative in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour as the race began in perfect conditions this morning on Mount Panorama

    • Bathurst 12H: Audi Sweeps Front Row in Qualifying + Starting Grid:

      AUDI AND PORSCHE will go head to head in tomorrow’s Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour after locking out the first three rows of the grid during qualifying today at Mount Panorama.

    • Corvette to Make Start of 2011 Bathurst 12 Hours:

      The #25 MITCHELIN Corvette Z06, to be driven in tomorrow's Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Race by Paul Freestone, Hayden Pullen and David Seiders, turned in is first laps of the weekend in this morning's first 60 minute qualifying session.

    • Bathurst 12H: The Last 40 Minutes of 2nd Qualifying VIDEO
    • Bathurst 12H: Combined Qualifying Times: Bathurst 12H: Combined Qualifying Times
    • Bathurst 12H: Qualifying 2 Times: Bathurst 12H: Qualifying 2 Times
    • Bathurst 12H: International Audi Surprises to Lead Friday Times:

      AUDI HAS DOMINATED both Friday practice sessions at the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour – but the V10-powered R8 topping the time sheets today wasn’t the one most people expected.

    • Bathurst 12H: Qualifying 1 Times: Bathurst 12H: Qualifying 1 Times
    • Bathurst 12H: Practice 1 Times: Bathurst 12H: Practice 1 Times
    • Bathurst 12H: Practice 2 Times: Bathurst 12H: Practice 2 Times
    • Bathurst 12H: Mayor Welcomes Competitors to the Mountain:

      Bathurst Regional Council Mayor Paul Toole has welcomed the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour’s stars and cars to the city ahead of this weekend’s race.

    • Bathurst 12H: All New Qualifying Format for 2011 Race:

      THE EXCITING NEW Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Qualifying format that rewards the entire driving team will now carry added importance, following conformation that Pole Award will again be sponsored by Armor All.

    • GT and Production Grid Gets Additional Boost for 12 Hour:

      LEADING TEAMS in both the GT and Production Car classes have been busy strengthening their ranks ahead of the rapidly approaching Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Event on February 4-6.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours to be Available World Wide via Internet Streaming:

      ALL THE EXCITEMENT of the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour will reach a global audience after Event Organisers today confirmed that the popular live internet streaming – first introduced last year – will return in 2011.

    • World Premiere of the Porsche 918 RSR in Detroit Includes Video:

      Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010's successful hybrid concepts. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car.

    • Bathurst 12 Hours Entry List: Bathurst 12 Hours Entry List
    • Stellar List of Cars Announced for Bathurst 12 Hours:

      GT COMPETITORS have clearly embraced the move to allow their vehicles to compete in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race, to be held at Mount Panorama next month.

Volume 10

    • Another GT Car Commits to the Bathurst 12 Hours:

      ANOTHER STRONG COMBINATION has entered the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour with Victorian driver Marc Cini confirming his entry of a Porsche GT3 Cup S and announcing a gun V8 Supercar endurance co-driver to share the driving duties.

    • VdeV: The Estoril 6 hours - “An unexpected twist”:

      Although the Champions, Philippe Mondolot and David Zollinger, were crowned at Magny-Cours, second place in the Challenge was contested at Estoril between five teams, promising a mouth-watering spectacle. Especially with intermittent rain adding to the mix.

    • VdeV: The Estoril 6 hours - “47 seconds wins the title!”:

      The final race of the season looked set to be especially fascinating as the Challenge title would be contested by the two leading teams, Imsa and Visiom, with the winner of the race crowned Champion. And the weather had a say too!

    • Dean Grant Commits his Mosler to the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hours:

      AN EXOTIC GT CAR WITH PROVEN BATHURST SUCCESS will return to Mount Panorama for the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour.The British-built, Chevrolet powered Mosler MT900 GT3 will contest the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour on February 4-6 next year after an entry from Australian GT frontrunner Dean Grant was confirmed this week.

    • Porsche and Ferrari Entries Join Bathurst 12 Hour Grid:

      A DUO OF CHAMPION PORSCHE DRIVERS will team up with an established Bathurst V8 Supercar race winner to chase success at Mount Panorama in the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Enduro.

    • Magny-Cours: GT - “All to play for in Iberia”:

      The Magny-Cours six hours was looking particularly competitive. The two crews going head-to-head for the Challenge, Visiom in the lead with Imsa close behind, came with some serious reinforcements! Anthony Beltoise for the leaders and Raymond Narac for the second-placed team. Not forgetting the bogeyman: Gulf Team First with a certain Fabien Giroix…

    • Magny-Cours: Proto Endurance Challenge - “Could hell come from the heavens?”:

      The penultimate race of the season was always a mouth-watering prospect, with 27 confirmed competitors of excellent quality. But we could never have predicted such a great show, with the drivers having to use all their skill to fight it out under an uninterrupted deluge from the end of the first hour of the race…

    • Magny Cours: VHC Endurance Challenge; “First at Last”:

      After an action-packed final race in this VHC season, it was outsiders Guanzini and Alloend-Bessand in the n°4 Elva who took their first victory of the year.

    • Opinion: The Highs and Lows of the Gold Coast 600:

      I was in attendance at the Gold Coast 600 - the successor to the hugely successful Gold Coast Indy, run since 1991 and run to over 100 000 people on race day and over 300 000 people over the weekend. We constantly heard how people only came for the V8 Supercars and to party. Given the chance in the disastrous 2009 event, where the A1GP was a no show, the event saw its worst Sunday attendance ever with fewer than 50 000 people coming through the gates.

    • Gallery: V8 Supercars - Gold Coast 600 - Part 2:

      With a bunch of the world's best drivers converging on the Gold Coast for the Armor All Gold Coast 600, we though we would be on the scene to bring you some pictures and, later, interviews.

    • Gallery: V8 Supercars - Gold Coast 600:

      With a bunch of the world's best drivers converging on the Gold Coast for the Armor All Gold Coast 600, we though we would be on the scene to bring you some pictures and, later, interviews.

    • 7000HP+ from the Baddest Mustangs on the Street - the Pictures:

      MALVERN, PA, FRIDAY, 10/08/2010: Every year the fastest and meanest street-able Mustangs in the country head to Bowling Green, KY for the King of the Street competition. 8-Second Mustang's and 7000 horsepower, how could we miss that? AmericanMuscle joined 5.0 Mustang editors Steve Turner, Mike Johnson, and KJ Jones to determine who really is the King of the Street

    • 7000HP+ from the Baddest Mustangs on the Street with the Video to Prove It:

      MALVERN, PA, FRIDAY, 10/08/2010: Every year the fastest and meanest street-able Mustangs in the country head to Bowling Green, KY for the King of the Street competition.

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Lechner Racing Wins as Others Falter :

      HUNGARORING (October 9th, 2010) The Austrian Lechner Racing team couldn’t had hoped for a better race debut of their brand-new Audi R8 LMS: with the Audi customer sports car to GT3 regulations, Philip König, Niki Mayr-Melnhof, Thomas Gruber and Walter Lechner jr. won the 12H of Hungary, the twelve-hour race for GTs, touring cars and 24h specials, organised by Dutch agency, CREVENTIC.

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Race Result:

      Hungary 12 Hours: Race Result

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Report After 6 Hours:

      HUNGARORING (October 9th, 2010) Halfway through the third running of the 12H of Hungary, the 12-hour race for GTs, touring cars and 24h specials, the Swedish Westcoast Racing team (Richard Göransson/Stanley Dickens/Lars Sturgeno/Magnus Ohman) is leading with its BMW Z4 GT3, closely followed by the Lechner Racing-Audi R8 LMS (Philip König/Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Thomas Gruber/Walter Lechner jr.).

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Teams and Drivers Get First Track Attack:

      The first day is almost over as night is falling upon Budapest and most of the teams are retiring for a good night's sleep. They'll be needing it for tomorrow, as at 10:00, the 3rd edition of the 12h Hungaroring will start for 12 hours of excitement and fun.

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Qualifying Times:

      Hungary 12 Hours: Qualifying Times

    • Ready to race: 3rd edition 12H of Hungary on Saturday!:

      GENNEP (October 4th, 2010) Teams and drivers from some 20 countries are assembling at the Hungaroring this week to take on the third edition of the 12H of Hungary, a round-the-clock endurance race for GTs, touring cars and 24H specials. The race at the scenic Grand Prix circuit will get underway on Saturday, October 9th at 10.00 h and will finish exactly twelve hours later. A total of 30 teams have entered for the two-day event that also includes various practice sessions on Friday.

    • Hungary 12 Hours: Entry List:

      Hungary 12 Hours: Entry List

    • Paul Freestone, Bringing the Corvette to Australian Racing + Gallery:

      Corvette is undoubtedly a legendary name in sportscar racing. From private racing efforts of the 1970s to the factory ALMS and Le Mans cars, it is now difficult to imagine racing without them.

    • Gallery: Production Sports and Support Categories from Morgan Park:

      This weekend we are back out to the track. This time we are shooting the Australian Production Sportscar Championship and its (car) support categories.

    • The First Entry for the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour is In:

      R-TIME Australian Rally Champion Neal Bates and the iconic Chevrolet Corvette will combine to tackle the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour on February 4-6 next year.

    • News Coming into the 12 Hours of Hungary, Includes Video:

      GENNEP (August 20th, 2010) Teams and drivers from various countries have already registered to compete in the third edition of the 12H of Hungary. On October 8th and 9th, the Hungaroring, the Grand Prix circuit close to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, will again host the endurance race for touring cars, GTs and 24h specials.

    • New Qualifying Format for 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour:

      THE POLE POSITION benchmark for the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour, 4-6 February, could be a stunning time of over six minutes.

    • Special Coverage: 2010 AmericanMuscle Car Show - The Pictures:

      When Mustangs started pouring into the Kimberton Fairgrounds last weekend, I realized this was not going to be a typical car show! Within a few short hours, we counted over 500 of the sickest Mustangs from all over the country! Some will say it was a mixture of a great cause, hot girls and free food! Others will say it was the perfect weather (I’m not buying it!). Either way, this car show was kicking off the right way…

    • Special Coverage: 2010 AmericanMuscle Car Show - The Videos:

      Special Coverage: 2010 AmericanMuscle Car Show

      In this post we have videos including: an overview, the girls, the cars,
      Muffler Rapping and Dyno Dunk Tank.

      I hope you enjoy and we will bring you more from this event tomorrow!'

    • Special Coverage: 2010 AmericanMuscle Car Show - The Winners:

      When Mustangs started pouring into the Kimberton Fairgrounds last weekend, I realized this was not going to be a typical car show! Within a few short hours, we counted over 500 of the sickest Mustangs from all over the country! Some will say it was a mixture of a great cause, hot girls and free food! Others will say it was the perfect weather (I’m not buying it!). Either way, this car show was kicking off the right way…

    • Special Coverage: 2010 AmericanMuscle Car Show - The Vendors:

      If you had a specific Mustang part-related question, I had you covered this past weekend! Nearly 20 of the Mustang aftermarket’s top manufacturers came to help out and answer any questions about the products they offer. With so much knowledge on-site, people were itching to ask about the next big thing on their mods list.

    • Paul Ricard: V de V Funyo Challenge:

      Achieving his best weekend of the season, François Hériau extended his lead in the Challenge a little further by winning three straight races! Fontbonne, his heir apparent in the standings, managed better results than at Lédenon but still trails by 84 points. Bompart scored excellent results for his second weekend of the season.

    • “The V de V Paul Ricard HTTT 4 hours” - Proto Endurance Challenge:

      Beaten here last year by the Vilarino pair, Mondolot and Zollinger returned to winning ways after their second place at Lédenon. This was a hard-fought victory earned through strategy thanks to a pit-stop during the second Safety Car period, 2 hours and 10 minutes from the chequered flag. The hero of the hour was Philippe Mondolot who put in a stunning stint despite an engine providing less power than usual. Fabien Rosier and his new teammate Vincent Capillaire missed out on the top step by 8 seconds. English pairing Hancock and Dolan completed the podium.

    • Paul Ricard: VHC Endurance Challenge and VHC Endurance French Championship:

      Starting from pole, Nigel Greensall, teamed with Benton Bryan - American owner of Chevron B36 n°76 – grabbed the top step of the podium ahead of fierce competition. The two Elva MK8’s from the Meca Moteur team rounded out the top 3.
      They came a long way to take part and the Americans did not leave disappointed.

    • News in Brief for 02 September:

      Today we have news from Oreca, ALMS, Grand Am, Dome and the Bathurst 12 Hour.

    • EXCLUSIVE: We Catch Up with James O'Brien, Event Director for the Bathurst 12 Hour pt2:

      The Bathurst 12 Hours runs at the famed Mount Panorama circuit, renowned for the 1000km event. The 12 Hour race has, though has formed its own identity at the track. This version of the 12 hour has run since 2007 for production cars but GT cars will join the race for 2011.

    • EXCLUSIVE: We Catch Up with James O'Brien, Event Director for the Bathurst 12 Hour pt1:

      The Bathurst 12 Hours runs at the famed Mount Panorama circuit, renowned for the 1000km event. The 12 Hour race has, though has formed its own identity at the track. This version of the 12 hour has run since 2007 for production cars but GT cars will join the race for 2011.

      We catch up with Event Director, James O'Brien to discuss the event and what spectators could expect. This is the first of a two part Q&A and will focus on the sporting, technical and business side of the announcement. Over the coming days we will publish the second half of the Q&A which will focus of what the fans can expect at the track and at home.

    • Shannons Nationals Shine at Morgan Park:

      The Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships hit the newly extended Morgan Park Raceway this weekend, with a big crowd enjoying two action-packed days of racing under a clear Queensland sky.

    • More International Interest for 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour:

      BATHURST REGIONAL COUNCILLOR WARREN AUBIN has hailed a promotional trip to Malaysia as a massive step forward in growing the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race next year.

    • Gallery: Shannons Nationals from Morgan Park pt2:

      This weekend we are at the Shannons Nationals at Morgan Park Raceway.

      To learn more about the Shannons Nationals, please visit >this site.

    • Gallery: Shannons Nationals from Morgan Park:

      This weekend we are at the Shannons Nationals at Morgan Park Raceway.

      To learn more about the Shannons Nationals, please visit this site.

    • Shannons Nationals and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Heads to Queensland:

      Queenslanders finally get the opportunity to race on home soil next weekend, as the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship return to Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick, with a strong six category line up set to take to the newly extended circuit

    • New Zealand Team Targets 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour:

      A NEW ZEALAND team has targeted success in both the GT and Production Car classes within the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race, to be held on February 4 – 6 next year.

    • Eastern Creek: Sports Racer Photo Gallery:

      Feedmesportscars was at Eastern Creek over the weekend for the third round of Eastern Creek Sportscar Festival held by there Australian Racing Drivers Club. Here is the third gallery that we will bring you from the weekend featuring the Sports Racer class. This class features IMSA Lites and LMP3 style cars including the West WR1000 and Radical SR3. We have a lot more from this weekend, keep checking over the next few days for more!

    • News in Brief and Racing Round Up for 23 June:

      News in Brief and Racing Round Up for 23 June

    • Ave Scores Breakthrough SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Victory at Miller:

      TOOELE, Utah (June 6, 2010) – In the inaugural SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series race at Miller Motorsports Park, Tony Ave, of Maiden, N.C., earned his first Trans-Am victory after more than 16 years of trying on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon.

    • Eastern Creek: Production Sports Photo Gallery:

      Feedmesportscars was at Eastern Creek over the weekend for the third round of Eastern Creek Sportscar Festival held by there Australian Racing Drivers Club. Here is the second gallery that we will bring you from the weekend featuring the Production Sportscar class. You may notice some great cars in this gallery including the latest Lamborghini GT3 car. We have a lot more from this weekend, keep checking over the next few days for more!

    • News from the Weekend's Racing Action:

      Racing this weekend from the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites and the Patron GT3 Challenge. We also bring you news and condition updates from two heavy crashes from the weekend.

    • N24: BMW Take Unlikely Victory:

      Nürburgring (DE), 16th May 2010. Team BMW Motorsport has made a triumphant return and won the 2010 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Five years since the manufacturer’s last victory, the no. 25 BMW M3 GT2 claimed BMW’s 19th victory at this endurance classic on Sunday. The winning car, with Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT) at the wheel, crossed the finish line first after 154 laps of the 25.378-kilometre circuit. The quartet of drivers produced a flawless performance and fought their way onto the top step of the podium despite gearbox problems in the last three hours.

    • N24: Class Victory For Audi as Overall Honours Eludes :

      Ingolstadt/Nürburg, May 16, 2010 – The Audi R8 LMS remains as best in class in the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife: Also during its second outing in the "green hell”, the world's longest and toughest race track, the mid-engine sportscar crossed the finish line as winner of the GT3 class (SP9).

    • N24: Porsche Were Fast But Fell Short:

      Stuttgart. After four straight overall wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from 2006 to 2009, the Porsche teams once again performed brilliantly, but without the necessary luck. In an exciting and dramatic race which was hard to top, Porsche vehicles dominated the action over almost 15 hours.

    • N24: A Successful 24 Hours for Aston Martin and Their Teams:

      Aston Martin triumphed over adversity in the closing hours of the 38th ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race in Germany after encountering a number of challenges in a highly eventful final quarter of the race.

    • N24: Late Race News and Quotes:

      A few minutes after 13:00hrs, Manthey Racing has to cope with the second blow: the GT3-R Hybrid (#9) strands in the Breidscheid area. Now, the BMW M3 (#25) takes the lead and is the 12th leader of the race. The chances look good for the first BMW win since 2005.

    • N24: Manthey Crashes In the Dark:

      An accident made an end to their race and their hopes of celebrating their fifth consecutive wins. Consequently, several other teams are determined to follow the Manthey footsteps by winning the 2010 edition of the legendary event, now.

    • N24: Mathey Racing Leads the Opening Hours:

      Close behind the two leading cars follows the Phoenix Racing Audi #98 in third position. And throughout the following two hours, the order of the three front-runners remains the same, with all the three top teams executing their scheduled pit stops and driver swaps.

    • N24: The Opening Phase of the Race:

      While the crucial second qualifying session for the legendary endurance race at the Nordschleife had been dominated by the Audi teams, the Porsche of Manthey Racing, the winners of the previous four 24h Races, struck back right at the start: right after turn one, pole-sitter Timo Scheider (#100, Audi R8 LMS), was passed by the Porsche GT3 R of 24h Race record winner Marcel Tiemann – who had been seventh on the grid – for the lead.

    • N24: Quotes After Qualifying:

      N24: Quotes After Qualifying

    • N24: Audi Take the Advantage after Qualifying:

      In the eventful qualifying session, four Audis R 8 LMS proved to be faster than anybody else. The R8 of Mattias Ekström, Oliver Jarvis, Timo Scheider and Marco Werner was the quickest and secured the pole with a time of 8:24.753 minutes, just fractions ahead of the fastest Phoenix Team Audi: at the end of the day, Mark Basseng, Mike Rockenfeller, Frank Stippler and motor-racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck were just 0.815 seconds lower than the pole-sitters.

    • N24: News and Notes From the First Qualifying Session:

      Nearly all the top teams gambled, opted for slicks – and lost: the partially wet track proved to be extremely slippery and setting fast lap times was virtually impossible. Instead, the first lap featured many spinning cars, others that returned to the pits at low speed – and third parties benefiting from the situation: such as Team Falken (#44, Dumbreck / Schoysman / Tanaka / Hoshino) that took the provisional lead, with its Nissan.

    • A Catch Up from the Weekend's Other Sportscar Events:

      We catch up on the Porsche Supercup, GT Masters and Trans Am races from across the weekend.

    • The First Race of the Eurocup Megane Trophy Belongs to Enjalbert!:

      Starting on row 2, Boutsen Energy Racing’s Dimitri Enjalbert claimed victory in today's Eurocup Megane Trophy race, thanks to a perfect pit stop and great defensive driving against TDS Racing’s Nick Catsburg at the end of the race. Pitting to put on slicks, Eurocup Megane Trophy newcomer, Oregon Team’s Stefano Comini, made the most of the end of the race with a vintage last lap, already climbing the podium at this early stage in his career.

    • The First Race of the Eurocup Megane Trophy for 2010 was Cancelled:

      The first Eurocup Megane Trophy race has been stopped due to a red flag. As a result of a technical problem during the start procedure, the Race Directors have decided to stop and cancel the first Eurocup Megane Trophy race of the season.

    • Review of the Mugello 6 Hours Prototype Race:

      Pole-sitters and leaders for three quarters of the race, Rosier and Guillet-Arnaud saw a well-deserved victory slip away due to technical issues. The race was won by reigning champions Mondolot and Zollinger, ahead of their surprising Palmyr teammates, Menahem and Faggionato and the Cavailhes/Romecki duo, who restored the smile to the IRS team’s face.

    • Review of the Mugello 6 Hours GT Race:

      The Diva of the weekend, the Ferrari F430 bearing the number 1, returned home to take the win ahead of its compatriot, the number 17 Lamborghini Gallardo. Despite a good start, the latter lost out on the podium to the JetAlliance Racing team, whose diehard number 36 Porsche 997 Cup arrived fresh from victory.

    • Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring:

      The third round of the BF Goodrich VLN Endurance Championship had to be prematurely terminated due to a horrific accident involving multiple vehicles on lap 22. After the collision with two of his rivals, the Aston Martin GT4 driven by Leo Lowenstein overturned and then struck a guardrail, the rear of the Aston Martin was so badly damaged that it caught fire.

    • News in Brief for 24 April:

      Today we have exciting news from Peugeot, not so exciting news from Grand Am and we are still sitting on the fence for our last story on the SuperCarnival from the Gold Coast

    • Jarama: Jota Sport Wins VdeV Prototype Race:

      The French drivers were unable to pull off a grand slam like their rugby colleagues, for it was an English victory that sealed this opening race. We had a presentiment of this last year, with Simon Dolan and Sam Hancock clearly showing their winning potential in their Ligier JS49 Jota Sport. Their win was beautiful in its decisiveness.

    • Jarama: IMSA Performance Takes Out VdeV GT Race:

      The Mosler MT 900s struck hard, occupying the front row of the grid, with Xavier Pompidou and Gabriel Abergel on pole, followed by Manuel Ferreira and Ludovic Bour. But the race didn’t go their way and in the end victory came to the Porsche 997 RSR IMSA Performance Matmut of Christophe Bourret and Pascal Gibon after an absolutely perfect race.

    • Jarama: VdeV Historic Race Recap :

      The result of this opening weekend’s three endurance races was uncertain right up until the chequered flag fell, providing an exciting show for all. The forecast rain failed to show, enabling the first races of the season to be run under the best conditions.

    • Q&A: Christoffer Nygaard, Young Driver AMR:

      Christoffer Nygaard has a busy season ahead of him when, uniquely, he will race an Aston Martin DB9 for Young Driver AMR in the FIA GT1 World Championship and enter his second year in the FIA GT3 European Championship in the Fischer Racing Ford GT.

    • Trans Am to Run on Goodyear Tyres in 2010:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (March 24, 2010) – Goodyear was named the Official Tire of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am Series today in a relationship that will pair the two iconic brands through the 2012 season.

    • News in Brief for 23 March:

      Pegasus Racing confirms the 2010 plans; Sumo Power confirms drivers and the GT Open have to find elsewhere to test.

    • 4 hours of Jarama V de V Prototype Preview:

      Dominating in 2009, constructor Norma wiped up the honours in Challenge A reserved for the latest generation cars and also for the older generation, Challenge B. The 2010 season looks more difficult than ever with the return in force of the Ligier JS51’s who took second position in their first season in 2009.

    • 4 hours of Jarama V de V GT/Touring Preview:

      Dominated by the Porsche 997 Cup S in 2009 after the victory of a Ferrari F430 in 2008, the Challenge competition today is wide open, and the arrival of numerous Moslers, already very fast last year, should upset the established running order, unless the Lamborghinis and Vipers poke their noses in.

    • 6 hours of Jarama V de V Preview:

      Since 1998 the Jarama track near Madrid has played host to the V de V FFSA Series for the Spring weekend first event of the season. The first edition saw a win for the Chevron B8 of Michel Quiniou in the 12-hour race; this coming weekend, we shall be holding three separate endurance races for the GT/Touring and Modern Prototype cars.

    • News in Brief for 19 March:

      In news today, we have the launch of the new Mustang GT3, a new round for Trans Am and a GT1 World Championship driver announcement.

    • News in Brief for 14 March:

      Today we have news from the GT1 World Championship, Australia's new Sports Racer Series, Porsche Supercup and Sebring updates!

    • IMSA Porsche Takes Out Dubai 24 Hours:

      DUBAI (January 16th, 2010) - The French IMSA Performance MATMUT team has won the fifth anniversary edition of the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai. After 24 hours of racing at the 5.390 kilometres long Dubai Autodrome circuit, its driver pairing of Raymond Narac, Patrick Pilet and Marco Holzer had racked up a total of 608 laps with the team's Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

Volume 9

    • News in Brief for 22 December :

      More Daytona announcements, plus GT Open and Trans Am in today's news.

    • GT Open Finalises 2010 Calendar:

      GT Sport today made official the 2010 calendar of the International GT Open, confirming the series format of 8 two-race events, all in prestigious first-class venues.

    • News in Brief for 02 December:

      On the brief today is - will Abu Dhabi be part of the Le Mans Series Calendar, will Eco Racing race, VdeV and Porshce GT3 Challenge race updates.

    • GT Open Announces 8 Race 2010 Calendar:

      Technical Stability, Cost Control And Enhanced TV Coverage, Main Guidelines Inspiring GT Sport's Efforts For Next Season

      GT Sport Organizacion today announced the 2010 provisional calendar of the International GT Open and the main guidelines for the next edition, the fifth, of the successful GT2 and GT3 continental pro-am series.

    • Algarve To Host the Final Round of the 2009 GT Open:

      GT Sport announced today that the eighth round of the 2009 International GT Open, which replaces the round initially foreseen in the Valencia Street Circuit, will take place in the Autodromo do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, on 6-8 November, one week after the round in Barcelona. The event will be combined with the last round of the Iber GT Championship.

    • Trottet Pair Win Thrilling Race in Last Lap and Take 24-point lead at Monza:

      It was an exciting and eventful GT Open today in Monza, which ended with a clear triumph of Ferrari over Porsche and a significant change at the top of the overall standings: Marcel Fässler and Joël Camathias won again today and now the Swiss pair of Trottet Racing has a 24-point advantage on Richard Lietz-Gianluca Roda (Autorlando Porsche), who today had to retire when the left rear tire exploded shortly before the driver change. The pair lost the second position it was holding because of this accident, which was exactly the same they suffered last year here!

    • Fassler-Camathias Dominate In Monza And Ferrari Re-takes Lead:

      Ferrari fans could not dream of a better Saturday: in Monza, in front of its tifosi, Ferrari re-took the lead of the International GT Open. Yet another leader change in the overall standings, thanks to the clear and solid win, the fourth so far in the season, for Marcel Fässler and Joël Camathias at the wheel of the Trottet's Racing Ferrari F430. The Swiss duo, who started from the pole, only left the lead of the race for the first two laps to the Autorlando Porsche of Pedro Couceiro, but soon took control of the race, dominating both stints.

    • Ebben Scores First Trans-Am Win at Road America Season Finale:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sept. 20, 2009) – Cliff Ebben, of Appleton, Wis., captured his first-career Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series win Sunday at the season finale race at Road America, outlasting a number of competitors that encountered trouble along the way. Daniel Ramoutarsingh, of La Romain, Trinidad, and Kenny Bupp, of Ft. Lauderdale , Fla. , completed the top three.

    • Magny Cours: Finally a Win for Couceiro and Giao:

      At last! Pedro Couceiro and Manuel Gião took their long-awaited, highly-deserved maiden victory in the International GT Open today in Magny-Cours. The Portuguese duo, which clinched no less than eleven podium positions since 2008, today were unbeatable, at the wheel of their Autorlando Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, beating local heroes Narac-Pilet (Porsche IMSA) and Cioci-Perazzini (Megadrive Ferrari).

    • Magny Cours: Race 2 Results:

      Magny Cours: Race 2 Results

    • 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

    • Romain Dumas, the third ORECA driver in the Petit Le Mans:

      The Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM is counting on a trio consisting of Olivier Panis, Nicolas Lapierre and Romain Dumas, 2-times ALMS winner, on its trip to the USA for the Petit Le Mans.

    • Some of the Worlds Best Cars and Personalities at Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races:

      At the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, every fabulous car making its way around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has an intriguing character behind its wheel or responsible for its restoration. That fact couldn’t have been more evident today as participants – making last-minute preparations and practicing for tomorrow’s and Sunday’s races -- mingled with spectators in paddock areas that bustled with activity and the sweet cacophony of revving engines.

    • Over 450 Cars to Race at Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races:

      For the true motorsports enthusiast there is no event quite like the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, which start tomorrow (Friday, August 14) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Not only are history's most significant race cars accessible in paddock areas for spectators to admire at close range but also they perform, racing wheel-to-wheel to thrill the crowds, which are expected to exceed 30,000 over the next three days.

    • Rolex Makes Magic with 'Rolex Moments in Time' Display:

      Every year at the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, attendees look forward to indulging in Rolex’s award-winning Rolex Moments in Time display, which honors six different historic racing cars and their most significant achievements. This year, for the 36th edition of the famous Rolex Monterey Historics, which run from Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the museum-quality exhibit will be more dramatic than ever, theatrically staging amazing cars from the 1960s and 1970s within the context of the history they made.

    • Goughary Captures First Career Trans-Am Win At Watkins Glen:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 12, 2009) – In just his third career Trans-Am start, rookie Jim Goughary Jr., of Jupiter, Fla., captured his first career Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am victory today at Watkins Glen International. Tomy Drissi, of Los Angeles , finished second and clinched the Trans-Am title in the process.

    • Bluegrass Motorsports Park Trans-Am Event Cancelled:

      WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 11, 2009) – The Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series announced today that its Round Seven race, scheduled to be run Sept 5-6 at Bluegrass Motorsports Park, has been cancelled.

    • GT Open Drops Valencia Round:

      Event on Valencia Street Circuit Cancelled This Year

      GT Sport Working On Replacing Round

    • Donington: Two From Two for IMSA:

      The GT Open race of the Donington GT Open ended with the same winners as yesterday. Patrick Pilet-Raymond Narac confirmed with a double win the excellent form of the IMSA Performance Porsche. With this third win, the French pair now join the fight for the title, together with Fässler-Camathias (Trottet Ferrari), today 2nd, and Lietz-Roda (Autorlando Porsche), today 3rd.

    • Donington: IMSA Performance Continue Good Form with Win:

      Raymond Narac and Patrick Pilet gave the IMSA Performance team its second win in one week, winning against all odds the Pro-Am race of the Donington GT Open. The French pair started from the last position in the grid (the team having lost all of the qualifying times for using non-marked tires) and crossed the finishing line with a 29-seconds advantage over the Autorlando Porsche of Gião-Couceiro. A brilliant third position rewarde the efforts of Giacomo Ricci-Michele Rugolo (Advanced Ferrari).

    • Donington: Race 2 Results:

      Donington: Race 2 Results

    • Donington: Race 1 Results:

      Donington: Race 1 Results

    • Silverstone: Four on the Trot for Enjalbert:

      After Jean-Éric Vergne in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Charles Pic in Formula Renault 3.5 Series, it was Dimitri Enjalbert’s turn (Boutsen Energy Racing) to make the Marseillaise ring out on the podium at Silverstone, in front of 135 000 spectators who’ve enjoyed an exciting weekend’s racing. Enjalbert takes his fourth win in a row in Eurocup Mégane Trophy. The Frenchman finishes ahead of Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) and Giorgio Pantano (Oregon Team). Verschuur leaves Silverstone as new leader in the discipline.

    • Silverstone: Enjalbert on a Winning Streak:

      Dimitri Enjalbert (Boutsen Energy Racing) picked up where he left off in Budapest in Eurocup Mégane Trophy to claim his third win of the season, leading the first race at Silverstone from start to finish. The Frenchman finishes ahead of Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur), who comes back to just one point of Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) at the top of the overall standings.

    • Spa: IMSA Performace Make it Two from Two:

      In another closely-fought and exciting race in Spa-Francorchamps, Richard Lietz and Gianluca Roda confirmed Porsche's superiority in the Ardennes, signing a double victory for Stuttgart's 997 and claiming their second win in the season and reinforcing their leadership in the overall standings. Autorlando Sport also placed its second car, driven by Manuel Gião-Pedro Couceiro, on the podium, in third.

    • Spa: Race 2 Results:

      Spa: Race 2 Results

    • Spa: IMSA Performance Takes Victory in Race 1:

      Raymond Narac and Patrick Pilet (Porsche 997 RSR) took a resounding victory in today's Pro-Am race of the Spa GT Open, giving IMSA Performance Matmut its first victory in the International GT Open, which is also the first victory of a French team in the series. Porsche took also the second place, with Richard Lietz - Gianluca Roda and Autorlando team, who are now the new leaders in the provisional standings. Michele Rugolo - Giacomo Ricci (Advanced Engineering) took third and saved Ferrari's honour in a closely-fought final battle.

    • Spa: Race 1 Results:

      Spa: Race 1 Results

    • Spa: IMSA Porsche Fast in Practice:

      Twenty-eight cars took the track today in Spa-Francorchamps, in an unusually sunny and warm day, for the two free practice sessions of the Spa GT Open. Patrick Pilet, with the IMSA Porsche , recorded the fastest time (2.22.936), set in the cooler morning session.

    • Spa: Qualifying Times:

      Spa: Qualifying Times

    • Spa: GT Open Heads to the Ardennes for a Crucial Round of the Championship:

      One of the most-awaited events of the International GT Open is at our door : the third round of the 2009 season takes place in Spa-Francorchamps on 26-28 June and there is no doubt that the legendary track in the Belgian Ardennes is on top of the ranking of preferred circuits for most drivers. The Spa event will also see in action the Euro F.3 Open, the FIA F.2 and other prominent series, in the framework of the traditional Spa Euro Races meeting.

    • Spa: Enjalbert Makes it Two:

      Dimitri Enjalbert (Boutsen Energy Racing) has got his Eurocup Megane Trophy season well and truly back on track by claiming both wins in the Hungarian leg of the championship this weekend. After leading the race from start to finish, the Frenchman drove to victory ahead of Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) and Nick Catsburg (Tech 1 Racing). There are now only five points in it between Mike Verschuur and Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) in the overall standings.

    • Spa: Dimitri Enjalbert is Back:

      Out of contention at Barcelona, absent at Spa-Francorchamps, Dimitri Enjalbert (Boutsen Energy Racing) really kicks off his season today, in Hungary, with his first win in Eurocup Megane Trophy. The French driver was head and shoulders above his rivals in today’s race. Behind him, the battle for second place went to the wire, when Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) got the better of Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) in the very last lap.

    • Drissi Puts ‘Ice Age’ Jaguar in Victory Circle at Portland:

      PORTLAND, Ore. (June 14, 2009) – Tomy Drissi, of Los Angeles, recorded his second-career Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series win Sunday in the Fluge Global Adventures Rose Cup Classic at Portland International Raceway. Todd Harris, of Portland, Ore., and Tony Ave, of Maiden, N.C., completed the podium.

    • Diaz Jr. Takes Mid-Ohio Trans-Am Win:

      LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 31, 2009) – Jorge Diaz Jr., of San Juan, Puerto Rico, led the second half of Sunday’s Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series Round Four race to capture his third-career series win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, part of the Ohio Valley Region SCCA Race of Champions weekend. Tomy Drissi, of Los Angeles , finished a close second, followed by Simon Gregg, of Ponte Verda Beach , Fla.

    • 24h Nurburgring Racing an Exhilarating Experience for Andreas Wirth:

      Heidelberg, Germany – May 26, 2009 – 24 Hour Racing an Exhilarating Experience for Wirth. On the heels of BMW ALPINA’s announcement last week that Andreas Wirth would join their line up, the team packed their tools and whisked their racing machines away to the Nürburgring where the team would field two BMW ALPINA B6 GT3’s in the 37th running of the ADAC Zurich 24h race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

    • N24: Manthey-Porsche Celebrates Record Win:

      At the end of an epic battle in front of a huge crowd of 235,000 spectators, the record winners of the past three years also prevailed in the 37th edition of the ADAC Zurich 24h Race: Timo Bernhard, Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Marcel Tiemann won the race with their Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

    • N24: Post Race Quotes:

      N24: Post Race Quotes

    • N24: Ford Secures Pole at the 'Ring:

      In the second qualifying session for the ADAC Zurich 24h Race, the Raeder Team Ford GT caused a major stir by embarrassing all the favourites and securing the pole position: one perfect lap in the opening stages of the session was enough for Dirk Adorf to secure pole with a lap time of 8:36.536 minutes.

    • 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.

    • Algarve: Tight Racing the Order of the Day:

      A fantastic circuit could only produce a fantastic race, rich of duels and with victory decided by photofinish: Richard Lietz and Gianluca Roda gave Porsche and Autorlando their first victory of the season, after a thrilling charge by the Austrian in the final laps.

    • Algarve: GT Open Race Results:

      Algarve: GT Open Race Results

    • Mosport: Graf Goes From Last To First To Win Trans-Am Round Three:

      CANADA (May 17, 2009) – German driver Klaus Graf started last, but finished first to earn his second Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series victory of the season at Mosport International Raceway, part of the Victoria Day Speedfest. Tomy Drissi, of Los Angeles , and polewinner Jorge Diaz Jr., of San Juan , Puerto Rico , completed the podium.

    • Le Mans and Nurburgring 24 Hour Races offer New Prize:

      For the first time in their history the two major endurance races in Europe have decided to join forces and have come up with an exceptional idea: the awarding of a new Trophy and a new double ticket priced at 99 euros to enable its buyers to attend the Nürburgring 24 Hours (23rd/25th May) and the Le Mans 24 Hours (13th/14th June).

    • Paul Ricard: V de V Weekend Summary:

      The changing weather conditions on Sunday in no way affected the enthusiasm of the numerous competitors on the Paul Ricard circuit, now HTTT, for the first time, nor the passion of the public in attendance, or the professionalism and generosity of the team headed by track manager Gérard Neveu, who had made every effort to please all those involved. Everyone was over the moon with the weekend and the dates have already been pencilled in for the 2010 season.

    • TDS Racing One and Two!
    • There’s no Stopping Hirschi!:

      Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) strengthened his position as Eurocup Mégane Trophy leader by totally dominating the first of the two races at Spa-Francorchamps. Only Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) -who finishes second- could organize something resembling resistance. We had to wait for the very last lap to find out who would be on the remaining place on the podium, as Matthieu Cheruy managed to steal a third place from Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport)

    • Spa: Hirschi on Pole for First Time:

      Winner of both races at the season’s first round in Barcelona, Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) had yet to taste the pleasures of pole position. But the Swiss driver was faultless today in qualifying on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and put in the best performance of the morning. He is pole-sitter for both races and will share the front row with Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) this Saturday and Michaël Rossi (TDS Racing) on Sunday for race 2.

    • Imola: Swiss Conquer With Trottet And Kessel Teams:

      It was a perfect day for Ferrari and Swiss colors, as the Prancing Horse took victory in both Super GT and GTS in the Imola GT Open, the second race of the inaugural event of the 2009 International GT Open: Trottet Racing with Marcel Fässler and Joël Camathias won another exciting race, on a track drying progressively after a big storm, while Kessel Racing repeated yesterday's success with Philipp Peter and Michal Broniszewski.

    • Barcelona: Verschuur Rises to Hirschi’s Challenge:

      Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) is back in Eurocup Mégane Trophy and he means business! Third yesterday, he takes the win today in spite of attack-after-attack from Jonathan Hirschi (TDS) in the closing stages. The Swiss driver finishes second, ahead of Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur), but leaves Barcelona on top of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy standings, one point ahead of Mike Verschuur.

    • VIR: Graf Wins Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Round Two Race:

      ALTON, Va. (April 19, 2009) – Klaus Graf, of Dornhen, Germany, started last and drove through the field to earn his fifth career Muscle Milk ® SCCA® Trans-Am® win today at VIRginia International Raceway. Polewinner Tony Ave , of Maiden, N.C., and Edison Lluch Sr., of Lajas, Puerto Rico , completed the podium.

    • VIR: Ave Wins Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Pole:

      ALTON, Va. (April 19, 2009) – Tony Ave turned a fast lap of 1:46.996 (110.022 mph) en route to shattering the Muscle Milk ® SCCA® Trans-Am® track qualifying record at VIRginia International Raceway. As a result, he will start on pole for this afternoon’s Round Two Race. Jim Goughary, of Jupiter, Fla. , will start on the outside of row one.

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    • Imola: AE Ferrari Takes First Round With Rugolo-Ricci:

      Michele Rugolo and Giacomo Ricci took a brilliant win in the inaugural round of the 2009 International GT Open, in an exciting and closely-fought race in Imola, after a faultless performance that allowed Ferrari and Advanced Engineering to beat the Porsche teams that had dominated free practice, qualifying and the first part of the race.

    • Imola: Belloc (IMSA Porsche) and Peter (Kessel Ferrari) Take First Poles:

      Two well-known GT drivers shone in this morning's qualifying for the Pro-Am race of the Imola GT Open.

    • VIR: Graf Fastest In Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Practice:

      ALTON, Va. (April 18, 2009) – German Klaus Graf was the fastest in Muscle Milk ® SCCA® Trans-Am ® practice today at VIRginia International Raceway, in preparation for Sunday’s Round Two race. Tony Ave, of Maiden, N.C., and Jim Goughary, of Jupiter, Fla., were second and third quickest, respectively.

    • Barcelona: TDS Racing Reigns Supreme:

      Decidedly, the TDS Racing team reigns supreme tonight following New Mégane Trophy’s maiden race. Jonathan Hirschi (TDS Racing) and Jean-Philippe Madonia (TDS Racing) were both able to handle the weather conditions to claim a wet but wonderful one-two. Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) had a troubled start to the race but fought back to finish in third place.

    • Barcelona: First Pole Goes to Verschuur:

      Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) underlined the form he’s in today by taking the very first pole position in the history of New Mégane Trophy. The Dutchman got the better of Dimitri Enjalbert (Boutsen Energy Racing), whose consolation is nevertheless first place on the second grid of the season.

    • Barcelona: Mike Verschuur is Back!:

      After a season away from WSR, Mike Verschuur (McGregor by Equipe Verschuur) is back with a vengeance in Eurocup Megane Trophy and is clearly determined to be the first to record a win in New Megane Trophy. The Dutch driver finished ahead of Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur) and Dimitri Enjalbert (Boutsen Energy Racing) in today's test session.

    • Bluegrass Motorsports Park Completes Trans-Am Schedule:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (April 15, 2009) – The Muscle Milk® SCCA® Trans-Am® Series will headline the first professional weekend at Bluegrass Motorsports Park, Sept. 5 – 6. The race, to be operated by SCCA Pro Racing, completes the eight-round 2009 Trans-Am schedule.

    • 32 Cars to Line Up for Round 1 of GT Open:

      GT Sport Organización today released the entry list for the Imola GT Open, the first round of the 2009 International GT Open to be celebrated next week-end in the ‘Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari’. Thirty-two cars will be competing in the season-opener, a number which compares well with last year’s first event (29 actual entries).

    • Gallery: The Best Pictures from March:

      March saw the Le Mans Series official tests and, importantly, the 12 Hours of Sebring. We saw a fantastic race between Peugeot, Audi and Acura and while some the diesel/petrol equivalency came under dispute yet again, we were witness to a great race, one where Audi showed its supremacy. We also saw the finale of GT1 category at the Sebring event. A small series in Australia also held its first round. iRace round 1 was held at Morgan Park and we got hold of a couple of pictures - just for something different.

    • Audi Factory Drivers to take on Nurburgring 24:

      Ingolstadt/Nürburg – Three drivers, who have made a major contribution to AUDI AG’s successful motorsport history, will be honored in a special way next weekend: in the new Audi R8 LMS’s first test race, the former Audi "factory" drivers Frank Biela (Germany), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Hans-Joachim Stuck (Austria) will take the wheel of the GT3 sports car powered by more than 500 hp.

    • Jarama: THE Vilarino Race !:

      Just like in 2008, the first Sport Proto race kept its promises with some exceptional teams, with five taking the chequered flag within 38 seconds of one another, but the Vilariño family, Ander the son and Andres the father, had made up their minds that no-one was going to deprive them of a win in the Norma M20 F

    • Jarama: Pagny and Perrier, a Walk in the Park:

      The exceptional variety of the GT/Tourisme field meant a very hotly disputed race, with everyone harbouring a hope of toppling the current Champion's car. Jean-Paul Pagny and Thierry Perrier were having none of this and started the season perfectly.

    • Jarama: Quiniou, the King:

      A great weekend for the competitors in the VdeV Series, back on the track under ideal conditions with brilliant sunshine for the whole weekend, fields rich in quality and quantity and some hotly disputed racing. The regulars were not going to let anyone get the better of them and the first claims to the challenge were laid. The next event at the Paul Ricard track looks to be just as fiery as the rest of the season.

    • Drivers Fall for New Megane Trophy:

      New Mégane Trophy is the major innovation for the 2209 World Series by Renault, the public and the media taking to it when it was launched at the Paris Motor Show. The teams and drivers have also fallen in love: 21 participants have already been pre-selected by the World Series by Renault Organizing Committee.

    • VdeV Test Day Recap - A Full House!:

      No less than forty-eight cars a day, the maximum authorised for the two practice days at the Nevers track, jostled for a start of season which promises some good racing in all of the FFSA V de V categories. Historic, Sport Proto, GT, not forgetting Funyo, made the most of the Spring weather, enabling drivers to find their feet or stretch their legs in ideal conditions.

    • VdeV Readies for Test Days:

      A fervent defender of his sport, Eric Van de Vyver kicks off the new season with his determination and policy of enabling competitors to take part in their sport under the best conditions of fair-play, friendly atmosphere and competitiveness while keeping a close eye on keeping down costs. The practice session is now full with cars from all fields and some newcomers chafing at the bit.

    • Victorian Bushfire Appeal:

      As you may have seen in the national and international news, Victoria in Australia has been besieged by the worst bushfires in history - hundreds of homes have been razed, entire towns have been destroyed and too many have lost their lives in this tragedy.

    • Mid-Ohio, Road America Added to 2009 Trans-Am Slate:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 23, 2009) – SCCA announced today the addition of two events to the 2009 Muscle Milk® SCCA Trans-Am® Series schedule, bringing the season total to seven with at least one additional event to be added at a later date.

    • Series Manager Named for Trans Am:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 7, 2009) -- SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing have appointed Randy Hembrey as the Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series Manager.

      Hembrey comes to Trans-Am from the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup, where he served as the assistant chief steward in 2008. The Chicago native has also held the position of Formula Drift Chief Steward since 2005.

Volume 8

    • Feedmesportscars Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas (or a Very Happy Festive Season)!!!:

      Feedmesportscars would like to wish you, your family and friends a happy festive season.

    • The Race Of Champions Nations Cup: Germany Retain Title:

      Team Germany retained their title in The Race Of Champions Nations Cup at Wembley Stadium today.

      The reunited pairing of seven-time F1 champion, Michael Schumacher, and F1’s youngest ever race winner, Sebastian Vettel, never looked troubled as they powered undefeated through the heat events before beating Team Scandinavia in the final.

    • Sebastien Loeb Wins The Race of Champions:

      Loeb, the five times World Rally (WRC) champion, kept his composure despite fierce pressure from fellow finalist, Britain’s David Coulthard, to become the champion of champions.

    • The Results: Race of Champions - Semi Finals:

      The Race Of Champions - Semi Finals

    • The Results: Race of Champions - Quarter Finals:

      The Race Of Champions - Quarter Finals

    • The Results: Race of Champions - Heat 1:

      The Race Of Champions – Heat 1

    • Trans Am Series to Re-Launch in 2009!:

      ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2009) – After a two-year hiatus since its last Champion was crowned, SCCA’s Trans-Am® Series will return in 2009, with a planned eight-race schedule for the series which held its first race in 1966.

    • Paul Newman Leads List of New SCCA Hall of Fame Inductees:

      TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 3, 2008) – Sports Car Club of America has announced the five individuals who will be inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame at the 2009 SCCA National Convention. The diverse group, including Paul Newman, Bill Chambres, Bill Johnson, Kim Kimberly and John Timanus, spans all facets of the Club, from former volunteers and drivers to former SCCA Presidents.

    • Dubai: Speedcar Also Cancels Race 2:

      Heavy rain hit Dubai late on Friday night causing floods in and around the Dubai Autodrome. Speedcar Series' second race to be held on Saturday afternoon along with GP2 Asia Series and GT3 at the Grand Racing event has therefore been cancelled.

    • Dubai: Luizzi Wins the Opening Speedcar Race of the Season:

      Ex-Formula 1 racer Vitantonio Liuzzi won the opening round of the second Speedcar season after a dramatic encounter at the Dubai Autodrome.

      Despite his obvious pace throughout the weekend, poleman Liuzzi (UP Team) found himself under attack on both sides at the rolling start. Former grand prix winner Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Phoenix Racing) made it round the outside, while Durango's Christopher Zoechling went down the inside.

    • Team Ireland To Make Race Of Champions Debut:

      A1GP series leader, Adam Carroll, and Irish rally star, Gareth MacHale, team up to represent the ‘Emerald Isle’ The Race of Champions will feature a team from Ireland for the first time when the 2008 event is held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 14 December.

    • Durango To Enter Speedcar Series with Jacques Villeneuve:

      Besides the GP2 Series, this week Durango will enter the Speedcar Series as well. The scuderia from Veneto will make its debut in the prestigious Dubai born championship with an exceptional driver and a young one. The exceptional driver is the 1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, the young one is the twenty year old Austrian Christopher Zoechling. On his car, as race number, there will be the special Durango 25th anniversary logo.

  • November 2008
    • 6 Hours of Estoril: Endurance Prototype Review:

      This last race of the season was a success for certainly the most consistent team in the field. Chasing after a win since Jarama, alternating good performances on the podium with troubles often minor but which ruined all their efforts, Philippe Haezebrouck whose experience is enormous, teamed up with young Damien Toulemonde in the Norma M20 F of the LD Autosport ecurie, finished the year on a positive note.

    • 2008 GT Open Champions, Montermini, Maceratesi - Two Happy Folks!:

      Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi, the International GT Open co-champions, are two happy guys and are not about to forget the emotional finale of this year’s GT Open!

    • Vitantonio Liuzzi Tops Final Speedcar Series Test:

      Formula One Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the quickest lap at the Speedcar Series test that ended today at the Dubai Autodrome. He was among five other drivers that took the wheel at the final test before the start of Season 2 on 5-6 December, 2008.

    • WTCC Champion, Yvan Muller Joins Sebastien Loeb, For The Race Of Champions:

      2008 WTCC champ Muller signs to race for Team France days after sealing FIA World Touring Car Championship Newly-crowned FIA World Touring Car Champion, Yvan Muller, will complete the line-up for Team France at The Race of Champions on Sunday 14 December, at Wembley Stadium, joining Sébastien Loeb, the most successful WRC driver of all time.

    • Dunlop And GT Sport Renew Long-Standing Partnership:

      Dunlop Motorsport and GT Sport Organización extended last week their agreement for the exclusive supply of tires to the International GT Open, the Spanish F.3 Championship and the Spanish GT Championship in the next 3 years. The agreement foresees that Dunlop Motorsport will be the official tire supplier for the three championships. In addition, Dunlop Motorsport will continue to lend its key support to the promotion of the three series.

    • Alesi Continues Form in Speedcar Testing:

      Jean Alesi set the fastest lap time for the second day in a row at the Speedcar Series test session that wrapped up today at the Dubai Autodrome.

    • Alesi Leads Speedcar Testing at Dubai:

      Speedcar Series today conducted the first of a 2 day test session at the Dubai Autodrome. Eight teams and 14 drivers attended the event.

    • N.Technology To Test With Speedcar Series:

      Racing programme expert N.Technology has been invited to test with the Speedcar Series in Dubai this weekend. The Italian company will be running three drivers, including Formula 1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi.

    • Magny Cours: Toulemonde Moves Ahead of Zollinger:

      Having shared the pole positions during the practice sessions, the two contenders for the Challenge began the weekend well with the usual miniscule time differences.

    • The Nevers Magny-Cours 6 Hours: First Win Forecast for the Ferrari:

      Chasing a first win since the start of the season after taking a series of podiums, Jean-Paul Pagny and Pierre Benoist took a clear win, teamed up with Thierry Perrier as they always doe for the long events in the Ferrari F430 of Perspective Racing.

    • The Nevers Magny-Cours 8 Hours: A second title for Pegasus Racing:

      Making no exception to the rule over the years in terms of weather the « 4000 km de Nevers Magny-Cours » event basked in glorious sunshine for all the races in the different categories, with competitors fighting it out for the final honours. The Challenge Endurance Proto and Challenge Funyo crowned their champions whereas the Sprint Proto title will be decided in three weeks at Pau Arnos, and those of the Endurance GT/Tourisme and VHC at Estoril at the end of November.

    • Playteam Sarafree Win GT Open Title!:

      Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi are the 2008 International GT Open Champions after an emotion-packed final race in the Circuit de Catalunya. The Italian pair, in their Playteam SaraFree Ferrari F430, turned completely over a very difficult situation and could clinch the title in front of their rivals Lietz-Roda (Autorlando Porsche), despite Montermini crashing the car in the warm-up.

    • Drama as GT Open Prepare for Title Decider!:

      Yesterday evening, after the Pro-Am race, the stewards took a number of decisions. Car #10, the AE of Pasini-Bonetti classified 3rd, received a 30" penalty for cutting the chicane in the last lap, dropping to 12th position. For the same reason,car #21, the Edil Cris Ferrari of Monfardini-Frezza, classified 4th; was sanctioned with 30" and dropped to 8th position.

    • Battle for Title Reaches Climax in Barcelona:

      The 2008 International GT Open title will be decided tomorrow and the fight is hotter than ever after today's result in the Pro-Am race of the Catalunya GT Open. Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi won brilliantly the race on their Playteam SaraFree Ferrari F430, re-launching themselves in the title for the race, as championship leaders Richard Lietz-Gianluca Roda (Autorlando Porsche) finished sixth, and now their lead over the Italian pair is reduced to 4 points only.

    • David Coulthard Confirmed for the Race of Champions:

      David Coulthard has become the third British driver to be confirmed for this year's Race of Champions, which takes place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 14 December. The Scot, who retires from F1 competition at the end of the weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, will join fellow F1 star Jenson Button and triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx as the best drivers in the world compete for the title of "Champion of Champions."

    • Thrilling Finale To 2008 to GT Open Season In Barcelona:

      Before the curtain falls on the 2008 season, the International GT Open will deliver an exciting final battle for the overall title. The Catalunya GT Open, the eighth and last event of the series, will not fail to the tradition of being both the title-decider and one of the best-attended GT races in Europe. The entry list published today by GT Sport sees no less than 48 cars expected in Montmelò, and includes some additional great GT racers, such as Stéphane Ortelli, Vincent Vosse, Eric Hélary and Alex Davison.

    • Speedcar Series Announces $3 Million Prize Pot:

      For Season 2, Speedcar Series is making the prize money more attractive to teams and drivers alike. The 3 million dollar prize pot includes 500,000 US dollars to the winning championship driver and an additional 500,000 US dollars to the winning championship team. Drivers will also win pre-determined amounts of money for each of the 12 races through the season. As an added incentive drivers on pole position for each of the 6 rounds will be awarded 10,000 US dollars.

    • GT Open Releases Provisional 2009 Calendar:

      GT Sport today has released the provisional calendar for the 2009 International GT Open, which includes up to nine two-race events and remains consistent with one of the basic principles of the series, which is to offer its participants, spectators and TV viewers only circuits and venues of the highest international standards.

    • Monza: Home Duel (Within 2 Points) For Playteam and Autorlando:

      Thirty-five cars have been entered to the Monza GT Open, the 7th round of the season, certainly an emotional one as the Dunlop-backed series celebrates its 2Oth GT Open event, in the very circuit where it held its maiden race, back in 2006.

    • Sir Stirling Moss Presented With Fiskens' 'Spirit Of The Woodcote Trophy' Award:

      A third season of the Fiskens-supported Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy came to a thrilling finale at the glorious Spa-Francorchamps this weekend where the London-based Historic Automobile dealership presented a true legend with their ‘Sprit of the Woodcote Trophy’ award.

    • Lédenon 3-Hours: Endurance and Sprint Prototype Preview:

      Highly disputed since its inception, this challenge first of all saw the reign for three seasons, of the constructor from the south-west of France, Norma, before British constructor Juno carried off the title in 2007. Today, this season has smiled on another French constructor, Ligier, who is about to take the title.

    • Lédenon 3 Hours: Jostling for the Lead!:

      Winners in Germany, Belgians Greisch and Kelders in their n°15 Porsche 997 Cup have established a slight lead on their direct rivals but no less than ten teams are in the running for a win. So the Challenge is more open than ever and new arrivals could put the cat among the pigeons with the regulars.

    • Lédenon 3-Hours: The French Champion Title in Sight:

      The French Championship will reveal its 2008 champions who are all new contenders as the three teams which have any chance of winning have never won. The confrontation between the Challenge GTs and Protos will be hosting more recent cars, and the arrival of the new competitors should be giving the podium regulars a bit of grief and somewhat upset the end of season outcome.

    • Estoril: Rossi Fights Back to Take Race 2:

      The fight for the Eurocup Mégane Trophy title is set to go down to the wire! In Race 2 at Estoril, the battle between Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS) was fiercer than ever, with Rossi overtaking Martin and Martin coming back at him hard. Rossi's fourth win of the season means he will head to Barcelona with a lead of six points over Martin.

    • Estoril: Martin Takes Race 1:

      Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) continued his recent run of form today, picking up his sixth win of the season ahead of Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS). Rossi still leads the Eurocup Mégane Trophy standings, but Martin is now only three points behind him.

    • Sir Stirling Moss to Appear at Spa 6 Hours:

      A wonderful whiff of nostalgia will be blowing across the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps during the weekend of the 26th, 27th and 28th September, on the occasion of the 2008 edition of the "Spa Six Hours".

    • Magny-Cours: Autorlando Takes the Honours on Sunday:

      It was a perfect day for Autorlando Sport in the Magny-Cours GT Open race, as the Porsches 997 of the Italian squad signed a resounding one-two victory with Richard Lietz-Gianluca Roda first and Stefano Zonca - Andrea Belicchi second, at the end of an exciting and somewhat unpredictable race, marked by a collective accident at first corner and a 4-lap long safety car period. Monfardini-Frezza took the third place for Edil Cris in their Ferrari F430.

    • Magny Cours: A Dominant Win for Trottet Racing:

      Trottet Racing brilliantly took its third victory of the season in the Pro-Am race of the Magny-Cours GT Open, when Marcel Fässler and Henri Moser drove an impeccable flag-to-flag race ahead of the pack. Championship leaders Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi finished second in their Playteam Ferrari after charging back successfully from a spin in lap one. Third position was for Damien Pasini and Alessandro Bonetti finished third in their Advanced Engineering Ferrari, after a strong battle with various cars.

    • Magny-Cours: Fassler Takes Pole:

      Marcel Fässler, fastest in free practice on Friday, kept the advantage in qualifying 1, with his Trottet Ferrari, setting the pole in 1'39"400, but his advantage over opponents reduced to 186 hundredths of a second, with Montermini (Playteam Ferrari) in second position. Andrea Belicchi (Autorlando) was an excellent third and the first Porsche, followed by five other Ferraris (among which the fifth fastest time of GPC's Frassineti was worth of note) and the Drivex Porsche of Chacón.

    • Spa 6 Hours: Historic Racing at its Best:

      The F1 have hardly left the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, when true to tradition the classic and historic brigade prepare themselves to invade the paddocks. Scheduled one week earlier than last year, the Spa Six Hours has over the last few years grown in prestige, with the Roadbook Organisation team making it a point of honour to ensure a quality event... but equally a unique atmosphere in the field of historic racing.

    • Le Mans: Martin Wins as Enjalbert Sees Title Hopes Disappear:

      The Belgian national anthem rang out at Le Mans as Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) picked up his fifth race win of the season. Michaël Rossi (TDS) was second, with Matthieu Cheruy (Tech 1 Racing) in third. Martin's win puts him within seven points of Michaël Rossi in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy overall standings.

    • Le Mans: A Win from Pole fro Enjalbert:

      Since the beginning of the meeting, Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) has completely dominated proceedings. After securing pole position for both races, the driver from the Ile-de-France region has now recorded his first win of the season, bringing him a few points closer to Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS) second and third respectively today in the championship standings.

    • Le Mans: Enjalbert Sets a Stunning Qualifying Pace:

      Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) made his knowledge of the Bugatti circuit count this morning as he earned his first two pole positions of the season, qualifying ahead of the current Eurocup Mégane Trophy top two, Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS).

    • Le Mans: The Best Show Yet:

      Just a few days ago, the Eurocup Mégane Trophy drivers put on an exceptional performance to the hearty approval of their German fans. At the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, the competitors, currently led by Michaël Rossi (TDS) and Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) will be determined to do just as well!

    • Nurburgring: Enjalbert Takes Out Race Two in a Tight Finish:

      The three leaders in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy general standings did themselves justice today as they fought for victory. Refueling strategy was the key to this race. Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) lost out by stopping too early, while Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) came out of the pits ahead of Michaël Rossi (TDS).

    • Dermont Wins Megane Trophy at Nurburgring:

      Everything started badly for Michaël Rossi (TDS) who stalled at the start. The Frenchman still managed to make it into first place, taking advantage of the misfortunes of Maxime Martin (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing) and Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing). But a technical problem hampered Rossi on the final lap, handing victory to David Dermont (Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing).

    • EuroSpeedway 6 Hours: Schell and Caussanel at Last!:

      The summer weather conditions at the start of the weekend gave way on Sunday morning to a veritable deluge for the race start. The top drivers from each team lined up for the start under these perilous conditions to try not to make any mistakes during the first stint. The English were rubbing their hands with glee, already imagining themselves at the top of the classifications.

    • EuroSpeedway 6 Hours: A Successful Mix as GT and Histroic Combine on Track:

      The competitors in the V de V endurance fields found the Lausitz EuroSpeedway track an exceptional venue. There was no lack of words in praise of it, both from the drivers, who had to adapt to and understand a highly technical and impressive track, and from the teams who appreciated this grandiose site.

    • Lausitz 6-Hours: Challenge Endurance Proto - "Ligier More than Halfway There!":

      2006 Challenge winner at the wheel of a Norma shared with Rémy Wurtz, Julien Schell is off to a good start this season to bring home the title to his family stable, Pegasus Racing. With the support today from David Caussanel in the Ligier JS49 N°18 EVO, they only need one more win for to be totallyl over the moon.

    • Lausitz 6-Hours - Challenge Endurance VHC "More Trouble at the Top":

      Unlike the Challenge Endurance GT/Tourisme, the leaders of the Challenge Endurance VHC will not miss an opportunity to notch up a hefty load of points. With their superb 1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR N°17, Patrick Biehler and Marc De Siebenthal should have lots of fun mixing it with the moderns. The car, prepared in Marc's Swiss workshops, will also be driven by the man who has lent a hand for the long races, his brother, Olivier.

    • Lausitz 6-Hours - VHC and GT/Tourisme "Trouble in the Air":

      As this event does not count towards the Championnat de France Endurance VHC, some teams have preferred to stay on vacation rather than stretch their legs on this superb track. The Challenge Endurance VHC competitors will be racing alongside those in the Challenge Endurance GT/Tourisme. Comparison of the times set by the historic racers shows that the mix will be quite balanced and the thrill of overtaking the more modern carss should add a little spice for those behind the wheels of the classics.

    • Nurburgring: THP Spider Cup Recap:

      With an entry of 23 Spider THPs for the start of the season’s ninth encounter, the first Nürburgring showdown had the makings of being a particularly exciting race, and so it was. There was drama all the way to the flag and it was finally a thrilled and delighted Marcel Sciabbarrasi who picked up the top prize.

    • WRC Champ, Loeb Joins Schumacher at The Race of Champions:

      Sébastien Loeb, the most successful driver in World Rallying history, will take on Michael Schumacher and a host of top racers at Wembley Stadium this year, after the Frenchman confirmed that he will compete in The Race of Champions 2008, which takes place on Sunday 14 December.

  • July 2008
    • Valencia: Fassler-Moser Give Swiss Trottet Racing Second Win:

      Swiss Trottet Racing took a resounding win in the GTA Pro-Am race of the Valencia Street Circuit GT Open, after a perfect race by Marcel Fässler and Henri Moser, who replicated the success obtained in Spa early June and confirmed the excellent shape of the Swiss Ferrari F430 GTC.

    • Valencia: Draw Between Porsche and Ferrari in Valencia Thanks to Lietz-Roda:

      Richard Lietz y Gianluca Roda have won with authority the GTA Valencia Street Circuit GT Open, after dominating the race from flag to flag in their Autorlando Porsche 997 RSR, which today was extremely competitive. The Austrian-Italian pair had no trouble in controlling the race, beating Giacomo Ricci-Matteo Bobbi, who confirmed the return to the top of GPC Sport, and the Portuguese pair of Playteam SaraFree, Gião-Couceiro, once again in the podium, the sixth this year. Today's win is the third this season and marks a good draw between Ferrari and Porsche in this historic first event in the impressive new Valencia Street Circuit.

    • Valencia: Local, Young Heroes Julia-Pamplo Crowned in GTS:

      A special round of the International GT Open like this one in the new Valencia Street Circuit needed a special, emotional touch. José Luis Pampló and Miquel Julià contributed it, by taking a deserved victory that was saluted with warmth by everybody. Not only this was the maiden victory for the pair driving Escudería's Roger Ferrari F430, but Miquel and José Luis are the youngest driver pair in the series (their added ages barely pass 40 years) and they are true local heroes, as Pampló is from Valencia and Julià from neighboring Mallorca.

    • F1's Webber and WSBK Bayliss to Compete at Race of Champions:

      Bayliss and Webber will become the first all-Australian team to enter The Race of Champions The Race of Champions will feature an all-Australian team for the first time when the spectacular event returns to Wembley Stadium on December 14, with Ducati’s Double Superbike World Champion, Troy Bayliss, partnering Red Bull Racing F1 driver, Mark Webber.

    • Valencia: Playteam SaraFree Is In Spain And Ready For Round Five:

      Only two weeks after the Portuguese event, the 2008 International GT Open season, which kicked off on 20 April 2008 at Vallelunga near Rome is now entering its critical phase with the fifth round now scheduled ahead of the first ever motoring event in the new Formula 1 track in Valencia harbour in Spain.

    • Valencia: All Set For The Most Special International GT Open Ever:

      « Todo listo », which can be translated as "Everything on schedule" is the most heard sentence these hours in the Valencia Street Circuit, two days ahead of the beginning of the first-ever motoring event in the new Formula 1 track nested in the harbor of the Spanish coastal metropolis.

    • Valencia: RSV To Race at Track's Debut:

      RSV makes its debut in an urban circuitThe International GT Open is going to be held in the new urban circuit of Valencia, where the Formula 1 Europe Grand Prix is going to take place. This is the first race in an urban circuit for RSV Motorsport, and it comes just after both drivers of the team have made their best performance of the year in Estoril.

    • WTCC Champ Priaulx Returns To The Race of Champions:

      Andy Priaulx demonstrated his WTCC BMW at The Race of Champions in 2007 Andy Priaulx, Britain’s reigning three-times FIA World Touring Car Champion, has signed up to compete at The Race of Champions 2008, when the star-studded event returns to Wembley Stadium on Sunday, December 14.

    • Spyker Wins! - at the Lithuanian Omnitel 1000 km:

      Palanga, 19 July 2008 - In good weather conditions SNORAS Spyker Squadron started from pole position in the Baltic's biggest endurance race; the Omnitel 1000 km. The annual held race drew many thousands spectators to the top-class Lithuanian beach resort of Palanga for the 50-car grid with entrants from several Baltic countries.

    • Legends Race at the BMW M1 Revival at Hockenheim:

      Hockenheim (DE). After 30 years, the BMW M1 Procar Series made its comeback to the circuit today, Saturday, with a host of big names and a host of fun. Ten celebrity-manned examples of the close to 500 hp mid-engined racers delivered the first of two show races on the Hockenheimring as part of the support programme of the German Formula One Grand Prix.

    • Goodwood Provides Spectacular Setting To Celebrate Lola's 50 Golden Years In Motorsport:

      Heroes of the racetrack paid tribute to Lola at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (11-13 July). Attended by over 100,000 spectators, Damon Hill, John Surtees, Sebastien Bourdais, Brian Redman and Carl Haas were among many famous faces joining legendary Lola founder Eric Broadley and current owner Martin Birrane in marking the golden anniversary of the world’s most prolific and successful racing car constructor.

    • The Dijon 6 Hours: Three Chevrons Ahead!:

      The changing weather soaked Sunday's races in steady rain, which enabled the drivers to appreciate the different changes made to the circuit in the interests of safety. Placings in the V de V endurance and sprint challenges have closed up at the top end of the classifications confirming a very hotly disputed start of season.

    • Dijon 3 Hours: Sunday with the Family!:

      In spite of competition from cars just as fast, if not faster than their Porsche 997 Cup, and in the hands of drivers much more used to the Challenge, Anne-Sophie and Michel Nourry were able to make the most of Michel's tremendous experience in endurance racing to score a win under the most difficult conditions.

    • Dijon 3 Hours: New win for IRS, Pegasus Still Ahead!:

      The start of race on a damp track quickly gave over to a gradually drier track after the first hour, obliging drivers to hone their strategies. In spite of a further win by a car from the IRS stable, the third this season and the second by the Ibanez/Cavailhes team, the Ligier JS49 from Pegasus Racing once again made it onto the podium, four times in four races, and increased its lead at the head of the Challenge.

    • Dijon: The Challenge Sprint Prototype Review:

      The first practice session set the scene for the weekend with a gap of only five thousandths of a second between the two drivers in the lead in the Challenge. Zollinger took pole ahead of Toulemonde, both driving Norma M20 Fs.

    • Estoril: Last Lap Win For Montermini-Maceratesi In Estoril:

      Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi took a superb third victory this season in the very last lap of the Pro-Am race of the Estoril GT Open, despite a 20-second handicap, to further increase their lead in the overall standings of the championship (103 points).

    • Jensen Button Signs Up For 2008 Race Of Champions:

      Jenson Button has signed up to fight for national honour this December, by confirming he will compete at Wembley stadium when The Race of Champions returns to the UK for a second successive year on Sunday 14 December. In doing so he has set up the first national grudge match of the event, as Britain tries to wrestle the ROC Nations Cup from its old sporting rivals and reigning champions, Germany.

    • Hungaroring: Rossi Back on Top in Race 2:

      Michaël Rossi (TDS) was back on form, as he claimed his third win of the season. He has given himself some breathing space at the top of the overall standings ahead of Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), who finished third today behind Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing).

    • Hungaroring: Martin Takes Race 1:

      Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) avoided all the pitfalls to take victory in a third consecutive race. This brings him to within a point of Michaël Rossi (TDS) in the overall standings of the Eurocup Megane Trophy. In last place at the end of the first lap, Rossi climbed to second position, the podium being completed by Sébastien Dhouailly (Team Lompech Sport).

    • Hungaroring: Rossi On Pole Again:

      After those at Spa-Francorchamps, Michaël Rossi (TDS) takes another two pole positions Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Dominant from the start of collective testing, the Frenchman left little hope for the competition as he put himself in the lead right from the word go. In the gentleman-drivers category, Jean-Philippe Madonia copied his team-mate, also taking the two pole positions.

    • Lola's Golden Anniversary Celebrations At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed:

      Some of motor sport’s most respected names from both sides of the Atlantic - including Damon Hill, John Surtees, Carl Haas, Brian Redman, Paul Tracy and current F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais - will support Lola’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11-13 July). Also in attendance will be the founder of Lola cars, Eric Broadley MBE, who will be joining Martin Birrane, Lola’s current owner and Executive Chairman, to mark this milestone occasion.

    • GT Open Taken Over by Youth:

      One of the most interesting characteristics of the 2008 season of the International GT Open is the sharp drop of the average age of drivers, a trend that appeared already last year but which is even more evident in 2008, and repeals all the established clichés about GT racing. The category is not only one for old stars, gentlemen and semi-professional drivers. On the contrary, it is becoming a very attracting option for young, talented and ambitious drivers.

    • Dijon: Preview of the Dijon 6 Hours:

      The Dijon event is the mid-season point for the FFSA Series races. Before the summer truce, drivers will be giving it all on one of their favourite tracks where safety has been improved over the winter. The Summer will give everyone time to prepare for the first edition of the historic and modern « EuroSpeedway 6 Hours » run on the German Lausitz track on 22, 23 and 24 August.

    • Dijon: Endurance GT and Touring Preview:

      The fourth race of the season will be run in the classic 3-hour format before the GT and Tourisme events are run, for the first time, on the EuroSpeedway circuit at Lausitz in Germany for a kick-off event run over 6 hours.

    • Dijon: Preview of the Prototype Races:

      The Challenge Endurance Proto is undoubtedly the hottest disputed competition in European auto sport. Around ten constructors will be running run against one another to have the privilege of wrenching back the title that English constructor Juno snatched in 2007 from French constructor Norma, the reigning champion for the last three seasons.

  • June 2008
    • Simon Moulton Takes Command at Val de Vienne:

      The third meeting of the year produced yet another change at the top of the championship standings, with Britain’s Simon Moulton easing past Julien Beltoise. Neither of these two drivers won a race at Val de Vienne. That honour went instead to Picardy-based drivers Julien Briché (Saturday) and Alexandre Rambure (Sunday), the latter notching up his first ever success in motor racing.

    • Michael Schumacher, Wembley Return for the Race of Champions:

      The battle to decide the world’s fastest motorsport star will take place at Wembley Stadium this December, when The 2008 Race Of Champions returns for its second successive year.

    • Val de Vienne: Peugeot's Double Bill:

      It’s almost as though nothing can separate the THP Spider Cup and the Coupe 207 THP any more! Following the recent WTCC weekend in Pau where both of Peugeot Sport’s single-make racing series formed part of the programme, the two championships will be sharing the bill again this weekend at the French circuit of Val de Vienne which is hosting a Super Série FFSA fixture. The two competitions are very distinct, but the THP Spider Cup and the Coupe 207 THP do have a couple of points in common: the cars that star in both championships are powered by the same 1.6 THP engine (which is the fruit of collaboration with BMW Group) and the fact that they both offer outstanding spectator value...

    • Silverstone: Maxime Martin Makes His a Double!:

      A roaring success with the 110 000 strong crowd, this weekend's British round of the World Series by Renault at Silverstone was also a resounding personal success for Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) who carried off wins in both Eurocup Mégane Trophy races. In the championship standings, he closed the gap on Michaël Rossi (TDS) who is currently second behind Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing).

    • Silverstone: Martin Turns Pole into Win:

      In a race full of incident, poleman Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) came out on top for the first time this season. When Michaël Rossi (TDS) ran out of fuel in the closing stages, Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur) and Sébastien Dhouailly (Team Lompech Sport) took full advantage to secure their places alongside Martin on the podium.

    • Silverstone: Martin Takes Pole in Both Sessions:

      Penalized for failing to slow down when the yellow flags were brought out, Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS), have been stripped of the pole positions they were initially awarded, to the benefit of Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) and Michaël Rossi (TDS). The Belgian driver will now start from pole in both the weekend's races.

    • Pirelli GT Championship Announces Series Changes:

      Following the successful debut this year of the “Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship” grids are set to expand as promoters Trofeo Motorsport release the eligibility list for their second class “Sportsman.” Aimed at a lower power-to-weight ratio than the existing GT cars already contesting the series, the Sportsman class will be open to European GT4 class type cars, selected ex-Performance Car category class cars and other volume manufactured sports cars with limited modifications. All sportsman cars will use Pirelli slick control tyres.

    • Spa: All Ferrari Podiums for the GT Open:

      There were two all-Ferrari podiums in the third round of the GT Open 2008 Championship, making its first visit to the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

    • Spa: A Good Display but RSV Deserved More:

      RSV Motorsport didn’t have much good luck in the Spa-Francorchamps, where the third meeting of the International GT Open was held. Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg finished their job in the mythical Belgian circuit with an eighth and an eleventh position, a result which don’t reflect their real pace on the track after run in fourth place on Sunday.

    • Pau: Tyre Choice and the Barriers Dictate Results in Pau:

      Mike Parisy’s assertive run during Saturday’s race looked certain to see him take the spoils but the Pau-based driver crashed off while waving to spectators three laps from home. That left the path clear for pole-winner Julien Briche who went on to pick up a handsome win ahead of Gregory Guilvert and Simon Moulton. The second race was greatly influenced by tyre choices.

  • May 2008
    • PHOTOS: More Exclusive Photos from the Pirelli GT Championship:

      Feedmesportscars ventured out to Queensland Raceway last weekend to check out the new Pirelli Gran Tursimo Series. This is our second set of photos from that race weekend. Keep checking back as we post more from that weekend!

    • PHOTOS: Our View of the Pirelli GT Round at Queensland Raceway pt1:

      Round 3 of the first season of the Pirelli Gran Tursimo Championship was run at Queensland Raceway this weekend and Feedmesportscars was there to bring you the action.

    • A European Fan Crowd to Witness the International GT Open’s Debut in Spa:

      Everything is set for a great event in Spa-Francorchamps which will see this week-end the debut of the International GT Open in what is considered one of the most beautiful and difficult circuits in the world. The superb track in the Belgian Ardennes is also known as ‘the circuit of the four borders", because of its proximity to Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and because racing fans flock in from these countries, and also from Britain, at every major event. No surprise thus that the traditional end-of-May meeting, of which this year the International GT Open is the stellar feature, is called Euro Spa Race.

    • VIDEO: On Board at the Nordschleife:

      With the Nurburgring 24 Hours having been run and won on the weekend, we thought we would show you a video of what the drivers were up against.

    • French Football Legend to Race in THP Spider Cup:

      Following the opening round which formed part of the Le Mans Series bill at Monza, Pau is the second port of call for the 2008 THP Spider Cup which features a calendar of eight meetings across Europe.

    • Nurburgring 24h: Stuck, Sainz and Co. Celebrate One-Two:

      The quotes from Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen and the eleven drivers about the class one-two with the new Scirocco GT24 in the 24-hour race around the Nürburgring:

    • GT Open Pays First Visit to Legendary Spa:

      The third round of the 2008 season, which will take place 31st May and 1st June, marks an important moment in the history of the International GT Open, as the series will make its first visit to one of the most beautiful, demanding and history-rich circuits of the world: Spa-Francorchamps.

    • Victory For Luc Alphand At The Transiberian Rally:

      The Frenchman secures the victory for Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart. Nani Roma leaves the Transiberian Rally running the fastest times during the last day with the MPR14 Diesel

    • Nurburgring 24h: Strong Performance from Matech Ford GT:

      After two wins in the opening weekend of the ADAC GT Masters, the German GT3 Championship, Matech GT Racing only entered one Ford GT in the second meeting of the year at the Nürburgring. The races were held during the weekend of the mythic 24 Hours of the Ring. “We didn’t find a final agreement yet for our second car for the remaining of the season”, explains Martin Bartek, team manager of the Swiss team. “One of our cars was heavily damaged in Monza last week, so we didn’t want to take any risks at all. We hope to finalize a deal before the third meeting of the series that will take place on the Norisring on June the 27, 28 and 29.”

    • Feedmesportscars has a Look at Australia's Newest Open Sportscar Series:

      “We have the control tyre, which is the Pirelli which is the spec part of it, otherwise things are pretty much open.”

      Is there anything better that one can say in motorsports?

    • Nurburgring 24h: Sainz and Stuck - Two Champions Tackle the Classic for VW:

      A premiere with two world champions: for the first time, the former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz and the former Sportscar World Champion Hans-Joachim Stuck are sharing a cockpit. Sainz (E) and Stuck (A), together with professional cross-country rally racers Giniel de Villiers (RSA) and Dieter Depping (D), will contest the 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring (24-25 May) in the new Scirocco, which is making its racing début before its market launch.

    • Nurburgring 24h: Return of a Legend: the Scirocco on the Nordschleifee:

      By participating in the 24-Hour Race at the Nurburgring, Volkswagen tackles one of the major challenges in international motorsport yet again. The endurance run twice around the clock on the legendary Nordschleife is regarded as one of the most demanding races in terms of driving and technology. This year, the crowd of well over 200,000 enthusiastic fans lining the 25.378-kilometre circuit will witness the meeting of two legends: Volkswagen returns to the Nordschleife with a racing version of the Scirocco.

    • GT Open Race To Inaugurate Valencia Street Circuit in July:

      The teams participating in the International GT Open were informed yesterday during the briefing that the 5th round of the 2008 season will take place in the new street circuit of Valencia next 26-27 July.

    • Valencia: Lietz-Roda Win In-Between Storms:

      A huge storm in the middle of the afternoon has created the conditions, slippery and treacherous, for one of the liveliest and most surprising races of the International GT Open. The Pro-Am Race was eventually won by the Porsche Autorlando of Gianluca Roda and Richard Lietz, after a strong performance from both drivers, ahead of the two Edil Cris Ferraris of Frezza-Monfardini and Cressoni-Bontempelli, while in GTS another perfect race from Andrea Ceccato and Marco Visconti gave Racing Box a second victory this season.

    • Valencia: Sunday Moves Up and Sorts out the Weekend for RSV:

      RSV Motorsport finished its participation in the second meeting of the International GT Open, held this weekend in the circuit Ricardo Tormo, in Cheste. The result is a fifth position – a result which does not reflect the brilliant performance of Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg during the three days of competition.

    • Valencia: Montermini-Maceratesi Puts Playteam Back On Top:

      After the difficult day lived yesterday, Scuderia Playteam SaraFree completely runed the situation in today’s GT Open race, placing its two cars in first and third: Andrea Montermini-Michele Maceratesi had a trouble-free race to clinch their second victory of the year, and increase their advantage in the overall standings, while Gião-Couceiro still made it to the podium despice two contacts and a drive-through. The blue Ferraris sandwiched the Advanced Engineering F430 of Michele Rugolo-Salvatore Tavano, very competitive throughout the week-end.

    • Valencia: Scuderia Playteam SaraFree Race Recap - Two Podiums:

      During the International GT Open week-end, Scuderia Playteam Sarafree scored a double podium on in the second race of the weekend, to put the troubled first race well behind it.

    • Nurburgring 24H: Aston Martin Confirms Driver Line-Up:

      Gaydon. Aston Martin's growing presence on the track continues with the announcement that the British marque will be represented at this year's ADAC Nurburgring 24-hour race on 24/25 May with a DBRS9 and two Vantage N24s.

    • Mugello: Scuderia Playteam Dominate in GT Open:

      The second round of the Sara GT - Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo was run in very warm Italian weather. Record temperatures were the backdrop to an tremendous job on the part of the team after the unlucky weekend of Monza, with Scuderia Playteam Sarafree coming out as the winner. At the end of 25 laps the checkered effectively signalled the first position of Busnelli-Lancieri who were followed just behind by the Ferrari F430 no. 23 of Easy Race and then the no. 4 of Racing Team. The blue and silver Playteam Sarafree Ferrari F430 no. 7 finished the race in 10th place

    • Up-Grade Of The Field And Of The Fight In Valencia !:

      After an exciting opening of the season in Vallelunga, the International GT Open is heading to the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain for the second round of the 2008 series. The Circuito Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, with its twisty lay-out, will provide a perfect ground for another two races packed with action and fought until the very end. In this occasion, the International GT Open will pair again with the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the International Formula Master and the SEAT Eurocup to offer fans a wonderful racing week-end.

    • Spa: Rossi Takes Second Victory:

      Having arrived at Spa-Francorchamps as favourite, twenty year old Michaël Rossi (TDS), dealt perfectly with the pressure, winning each of the week-end's two races after starting from pole position in both. He led the second race ahead of the three Tech 1 Racing cars of Dimitri Enjalbert, Mathieu Chéruy and Jonathan Hirschi.

    • Spa: Michael Rossi Takes it on the Line:

      Leader from start to finish, apart from during pitstops, Michaël Rossi (TDS Racing) dominated this first race. The TDS Racing driver won the first of race of this season's opening meeting ahead of Tech1 Racing's Mathieu Chéruy and Jonathan Hirschi.

    • RSV Gears Up to Defend the Title:

      Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg start to defend the Spanish GT Champions title in the circuit of Jarama. The starting point for the Spanish-Swedish couple will be the brilliant performance from the last campaign in Madrid, where they ended with two clear triumphs and a pole position.

    • Spa: A New Ex-Spa-rience:

      The Eurocup Mégane Trophy title will once again be highly coveted this season. Twenty-two drivers are expected to line up on the starting grid for the opening meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, where the new Eurocup Mégane Trophy car will make its racing debut.

  • April 2008
    • Monza: Lunardi Takes a Thriller:

      What a race! The second round at Monza was an intense battle, where the top places hung in the balance right down to the chequered flag. The 2007 champion Dino Lunardi managed to pull away from the rest of the pack, as he had done yesterday, to claim his second win of the weekend. At the end of the first meeting of the season, Briton Simon Moulton leads the standings, in front of a promising field.

    • Monza: 13 a Lucky Number?:

      The work undertaken by Peugeot Sport throughout the winter on the Spider THP cars has paid off. The cars are not only quicker by two seconds per lap, but they are also even more fun to drive. In total, 13 cars lined up on the grid for the first race of the season at Monza. The reigning champion Dino Lunardi won the race in front of Julien Beltoise and Englishman Simon Moulton.

    • Former F1 Pilot Tests Maserati for Pirelli GT Championship:

      Former Ferrari Formula One pilot Ivan Capelli made a surprise visit to Melbourne's Calder Park on the Monday immediately following the Australian Grand Prix, but not as a spectator, the Italian star getting behind the wheel of Jim Manolios's Maserati Trofeo GT3 for some hot laps.

    • Pirelli GT Heads to Calder:

      Australia's most exotic sports and GT cars will take to the track this weekend for round two of the country's newest motorsport competition - The Pirelli GranTurismo Championship.

    • The 2008 Spider Cup Kicks off at Monza:

      The 2008 Spider THP features a long list of technical developments and new drivers as the second season prepares to kick off on April 26 at Monza as curtain-raiser to Italy's round of the LMS.

    • Vallelunga: Pasini-Bonetti Give Advanced Engineering Superb First Victory:

      Advanced Engineering conquered its maiden victory in the International GT Open after winning a thrilling GT Open race in Vallelunga with Frenchman Damien Pasini and Italian Alessandro Bonetti. The fight in the final laps was absolutely bretah-taking between the two AE Ferraris of Casé and the sister car of Playteam driven by Montermini. A contact beteen the leading car of Casé and Montermini left the first one out of the race, but Montermini was later impeccably overtaken by Pasini. Third place in the race was for the Edil Cris Ferrari of Monfardini-Frezza. Championship standings are led by Montermini-Maceratesi (40 points) ahead of PAsini- Bonetti (36), Giao-Couceiro (28) and Monfardini-Frezza (16)

    • Vallelunga: Double Win for Playteam:

      Scuderia Playteam SaraFree started the 2008 season in the best possible way, as Andrea Montermini-Michele Maceratesi and Manuel Gião-Pedro Couceiro took their Ferraris F430 to a beautiful double win in the Pro-Am Race in Vallelunga. The blue F430s had a relatively easy race, which had started under the command of the SunRed SR21 of Pérez-Aicart, later slowed down and retired after losing the front body. Advanced Engineering took third (Pasini-Bonetti) and fourth (Casè-Rugolo), completing the success of the Ferraris, while Autorlando Porsche of Lietz-Roda was fifth.

    • RSV Prepare to Challenge for the Open Crown:

      RSV Motorsport confronts the season 2008 with Europe in the point of view. The champions' title of Spain obtained in 2007 by Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg invites to optimism, and the Hispanic - Swedish couple confronts the first meeting of the GT Open in Vallelunga, Italy, with the aim to start establishing their options to the continental throne.

    • Scuderia Playteam SaraFree Enjoyed A Very Positive Opening Day For The International GT Open:

      Thirty-one drivers were in action at Vallelunga on the first day of the new International GT Open season. It was a positive first day for Scuderia Playteam SaraFree’s driver line up of Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi in the number 3 Ferrari F430, and Manuel Giao and Pedro Couceiro in the number 4 Ferrari F430.

    • 33 Cars Entered in Vallelunga Season-Opener:

      A very strong field, in quantity and even more so in quality, and an exciting battle in both categories: these are the perspectives few days ahead of the Vallelunga GT Open, as GT Sport unveiled today the official entry list for the season-opening event of the 2008 International GT Open.

    • Dubai: Herbert Wins Again To Take First Speedcar Title:

      Johnny Herbert scored his second race victory of the weekend at the Dubai Autodrome on Saturday to seal the inaugural Speedcar Series title.

    • Dubai: Herbert Takes Race 1:

      The 2008 Speedcar Series comes to a climax this weekend during the Grand Racing weekend at Dubai Autodrome. Friday (11 April) saw the running of the first of two races in this weekend’s action packed bill with the matter of the Championship to be decided between Frenchman Jean Alesi, Germany’s Uwe Alzen and Dubai based Frenchman David Terrien.

    • Rossi Gets this Right at Paul Ricard Testing:

      As the last chance for the drivers to square up to each other before the battle begins in earnest, these Eurocup Megane Trophy collective testing sessions, held at the Paul Ricard HTTT, provided the teams with the ideal opportunity to check the final adjustments to their setups. In a repeat of proceedings at Barcelona, Michaël Rossi (TDS) bagged the fastest time ahead of Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing). Under such changeable conditions, it was however difficult to draw any clear conclusions about how the standings might pan out over the course of the season. Spa-Francorchamps will be the judge of that!

    • Bahrain: Alzen Wins Again - But Loses the Win Again!:

      Uwe Alzen made amends for his exclusion from Saturday's Speedcar race in Bahrain by winning the Sunday event. The German had won the first race on the road, but was later excluded for not wearing his HANS device, which is mandated by the rules. Helped by a high rate of attrition, he was able to win the second race from the back of the grid.

    • Bahrain: Drama Even After the Race!:

      Uwe Alzen took the lead of the Speedcar Series after scoring his third win of the season in a dramatic Saturday morning race in Bahrain. The German beat the strongest field of F1 drivers assembled thus far.

    • FeedMeSportsCars To Present Sportscars News and Views on Ptalk Forums:

      www.feedmesportscars.com has joined up with www.ptalkforum.com to add to your sportscar fun!

      In a boost to both sites, FeedMeSportsCars will assist in discussions in the forums and will bring some new fun and innovation to the Sportscar section of the site.

    • Catalunya: The Challenge Sprint Proto Championship Gets Underway:

      The first round of the Challenge Sprint Proto and the 2008 Challenge Funyo will be composed of two categories running side by side for this exceptional event. At the invitation of Patrick Peter, Eric Van de Vyver, the FFSA Series promoter and Christophe Profit, V de V Organisation sprint challenges organiser, have decided to put on a field of Sport Proto CN 2-litre cars for which they have become the specialists over numerous previous seasons.

    • Bahrain: Herbert Takes Pole, Will Lead The Pack In Bahrain:

      Johnny Herbert took pole position on the grid of the first Speedcar Series race at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The qualifying session determined the starting grid for the first of two race days that begin tomorrow.

    • Bahrain Speedcar Series Entry List Released:

      Speedcar Series has released its final driver entry list today for the race weekend at the Bahrain Grand Prix between Friday and Sunday, April 4-6, 2008

    • Motors TV Statement: David Leslie:

      Motors TV would like to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of David Leslie, who was killed yesterday in a plane crash near Biggin Hill, Kent.

  • 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.

    • Former F1 Star Frentzen to Drive ACI Legends Speedcar at Bahrain GP:

      Former Formula 1 driver Heinz Harald Frentzen will feature as the ACI Legends' guest star driver for the up coming Speedcar Series race at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 4-6.

    • Former F1 Champ and Le Mans Racer, Jacques Villeneuve Joins Speedcar Series:

      Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will race with Speedcar in the last two rounds of the Series' inaugural season. He will take to the grid for the upcoming race at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 4-6 followed by the final round in Dubai a week later on April 11-12.

    • Aston Martin Asia Cup Test Day Whets The Appetite:

      Confirmed and potential drivers for the inaugural 2008 Aston Martin Asia Cup (AMAC) recently had their first taste of the Championship’s N24 cars at an official test held at Beijing’s Goldenport Circuit. The day proved to whet the appetite further for the new series, supported by Aston Martin, which holds its first race at Shanghai on 23-25 May.

    • Ferrer and Mahe Prove the Lola T70 Can Win in Spring and Endurance Format:

      Ferrer and Mahé's Lola T70, still very fast and capable of short-distance wins, was also strong throughout the 8-hour race and showed its new-found reliability, giving its rivals something to think about for the rest of the season.

    • Norma Take the Win in VdeV Prototype Race:

      This season-opener was the occasion to once again see the new models entered by the traditional constructors and by the newcomers. Top in the discipline, Norma was making its new model with the 2008 Norma M20F campaigned by many teams alongside Ligier with its aerodynamic upgrade to the JS49 for Julien Schell and comeback-man David Caussanel.

    • Moreau and Langin Dominate in VdeV GT Race:

      The diversity of the cars entered at the start of this season demonstrates the continuing enthusiasm for this new challenge. Cars in the GTV2 category are taking over and new categories will be introduced as from the Val de Vienne event.

    • Speedcar Race 2 Results - Alzen Takes His Second Victory:

      Uwe Alzen scored his second Speedcar victory in the Sunday morning race at Sepang, having already won the second 'reverse grid' event at Sentul. The German touring car veteran chased early leader David Terrien, and eventually found his way past.

    • Eurocup Megane Trophy Returns to Action:

      The Eurocup Megane Trophy drivers had their first opportunity to up against one another as they gathered at the Barcelona circuit in this, their first outing of the season. Four drivers stood out as the men in form and fought it out over the two days for supremacy: Michaël Rossi (TDS), Mike Verschurr (Equipe Verschurr 1), Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschurr 1) and Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing 1). Rossi made the ideal start to the year, beating his rivals to take the test's best time.

    • The Jean and Johnny Show - Alesi Wins!:

      Jean Alesi won a spectacular Speedcar race at Sepang on Saturday morning as the championship supported a Grand Prix for the first time. Many big names from the F1 world paid close attention to the action as Alesi won a race-long battle with his old friend and sometime Sauber team mate Johnny Hebert, finally getting the better of the Englishman on the last lap.

    • Alex Yoong Joins Speedcar Series Ahead Of Malaysian GP:

      Malaysia's most successful driver, Alex Yoong will drive for Speedcar Series in front of his home crowd this weekend at the support race to the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix

    • CAMS Organisational Blueprint To Be Released:

      Following an extensive organisational review conducted by Ernst & Young, the CAMS Board have developed its blueprint for the future, having regard for the Ernst & Young findings. This blueprint is about to be communicated widely with the President and CEO of CAMS undertaking a series of road shows across Australia in the next few weeks.

    • CAMS Board Adopts Changes To AMSC:

      Consistent with the outcomes of the organisational review conducted by Ernst & Young, the CAMS Board have accepted a recommendation of Ernst & Young to disband the Australian Motor Sports Commission (AMSC).

    • Jarama: Preview of the Prototype VdeV Race:

      The success of the challenge is indisputable and the provisional list of entries is already full for the season. The racing looks as though it's going to be fantastic, just like every year, with everyone aspiring to taking over from the triumphant British trio of 2007 composed of the Juno SSE campaigned by Adrian Mardlin and Rob Croydon.

    • Jarama: Preveiw of the GT/Touring VdeV Round:

      The diversity of the cars entered at this start of season demonstrates the constant enthusiasm for this new challenge. Cars in the GTV2 category have the edge and new categories will appear as from the Val de Vienne event.

    • Jarama: Preview of the VdeV Historic Class:

      Much to the delight of the participants of the V de V challenges, the inter-season break was not too long since the last meeting at Estoril in November and they will soon be returning to the Iberian Peninsula for the March meeting, which has now become a regular venue at the track north of Madrid, for the eleventh anniversary of this event.

    • CAMS Gives Green Light To New Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge:

      The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has approved the transfer of the current Porsche Drivers Challenge Category Management Agreement (CMA) from the Australian GT Sport Car Group (AGTSCG) to Challenge Cup Promoters (CCP).

    • Autorlando Sport Fastest In Pre-Season Test In Valencia:

      The two-day pre-season testing session for the 2008 International GT Open, that took place in the Circuito Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, achieved its main objective: to give an opportunity to teams and drivers to perform development work in racing conditions, ahead of the start of the season. Twenty-five cars showed up in Eastern Spain and could use to the fullest the eight hours of track activity, with perfect weather conditions, despite the strong wind.

    • The Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship is GO!:

      Wakefield Park saw the track debut of Australian motorsports newest competition concept, the Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship, with a number of competitors firing their opening shots for the 2008 season in anger in what would be the first of the nine round series.

    • Pre-Season Test Attracts Significant And Top-Level Attendance
    • Scuderia Playteam Reveals Strong Driver Line-Up For 2008 GT Open:

      Scuderia Playteam SaraFree has revealed that its driver line-up for the 2008 GT Open season will be Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi after the duo won their GT Open category (GTA) with 65 points in 2007.

    • Christian Danner Races Speedcar at Malaysian Grand Prix:

      Speedcar Series heads to the Sepang International Circuit as the support race to the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix on March 21-23. Appropriately, former F1 driver Christian Danner will be behind the wheel of the ACI Legends Car at the race weekend.

    • Wakefield Park: Laucke for Some:

      Laucke, who had not previously raced the WEST, made his first appearance in the Australian Motor Racing Championships at Goulburn's Wakefield Park. Consistently the quickest of the ProtoSports, Laucke headed a field made up of two other WESTs, a Prosport, a Radical and a Saker. Also making his debut in the category was Shane Otten, driving a 2003 Prosport, and joined by his father, Rick Otten in a Radical.

    • Wakefield Park: ProtoSports Round 1 Preview:

      As the 2008 ProtoSports Championship is about to get underway, four different manufacturers are preparing to do battle at Goulburn's newly resurfaced Wakefield Park layout.

  • February 2008
    • PHOTOS: VdeV Goes Testing:

      Photos from the recent testing session for the VdeV (France) LMP3 style cars.

    • Uwe Alzen Strikes Again in Second Round at Sentul:

      Uwe Alzen dominated the second Speedcar Series round at Sentul, Indonesia today. The German started fourth on the grid but fought his way ahead of Nicolas Navarro, touring car guest star Klaus Ludwig, and local favourite and pole-sitter Ananda Mikola to assume the lead on the eighth lap.

    • Jean Alesi Finds His Form In Sentul:

      The former grand prix winner only qualified eighth, but he stormed through the pack to hit front before half distance. Once in front he controlled the race and maintained a safe gap back to Mattias Lauda in second.

    • Speedcar Series Storms Indonesia, 100,000 Expected to Attend:

      Speedcar Series is in Indonesia for Round 2 of the Grand Racing events. The V8 620 bhp stockcars will be racing at the Sentul International Circuit on Saturday and Sunday, the 16th and 17th of February, 2008.

    • Phoenix Racing Takes On A Second Speedcar:

      Phoenix Racing will have a second car and driver, Klaus Ludwig, in Indonesia on the 16th and 17th of February. He will be driving the Alternative Capital Invest (ACI) sponsored "Legends Car" spearheaded by a different celebrity driver at each of the 4 Speedcar Series rounds left this season.

    • RSV Commit to GT Open and Spanish GT for 2008:

      RSV Motorsport looks forward for the 2008 season, and once again it is going to participate in the International GT Open and the Iber-GT Spanish Championship with two Ferrari 430 GT2 2008 specs. RSV is going to visit 6 countries, attend 14 meetings and 28 races in total.

    • Playteam SaraFree Concludes Productive Test In Vallelunga:

      Scuderia Playteam SaraFree invited a number of leading drivers to test its cars from various racing series at Vallelunga, in preparation for the team's busy upcoming year of racing. In 2008, the team will be competing in the Italian GT Championship, International GT Open, Euroseries 3000, and the Superleague Formula challenge.

    • Gibson Enters ProtoSports with Saker:

      Followers of ProtoSports in the previous incarnation within the Thunder Sports category will be familiar with the Saker make of sports car, with John Biddlecombe's example racing during 2007. In 2008 though, a different variant of Saker will join the field, with the open-top version making its debut in the hands of new driver to the series - Michael Gibson.

    • GT Sport Announces Cancellation of Curitiba Race and Revised Calendar:

      Due to the difficulties of the some teams competing in the International GT Open to have cars and equipment available for the first race, scheduled in the Brazilian circuit of Curitiba, GT Sport has taken the decision to replace the first meeting of the 2008 season.

  • January 2008
    • Morbidelli Sweeps Second Speedcar Win:

      Gianni Morbidelli won his second consecutive Speedcar race held at the Dubai Autodrome today. His victory was witnessed by special spectator, Michael Schumacher who watched the action from the Speedcar garages.

    • Gianni Morbidelli Wins Inaugural Speedcar Race at Dubai:

      Gianni Morbidelli triumphed in the inaugural Speedcar race this afternoon at the Dubai Autodrome with an 8 second lead over the two other podium drivers German, Uwe Alzen and Austrian, Mathias Lauda.

    • Ollie Hancock Recognised With World Sportscar Masters Award:

      Hampshire racing driver Ollie Hancock has been honoured with a special award to recognise his performances in the World Sportscar Masters Series.

    • Phoenix Racing Team Joins Speedcar Series:

      On the eve of the inaugural race, Speedcar Series has a new team in Phoenix Racing with Uwe Alzen taking the wheel. The team driver will make his debut at the Grand Racing event on the 25th and 26th of January at the Dubai Autodrome.

    • Speedcars Rev Engines for Debut Season:

      Speedcar Series stock cars will line the grid on the 25th and 26th of this month at the Dubai Autodrome for its inaugural season. Last week the V8 620 brake horse power identical stock cars passed the FIA dynamic crash tests in Europe and are preparing to race in their debut 2008 series as part of the FIA calendar.

    • Message from Dubai Autodrome Chairman Saeed Khalfan:

      I would like to extend a hearty welcome to race fans, drivers, teams and media who have come to the Dubai Autodrome this weekend to witness the first running of Grand Racing. Our venue is proud to host the first round of this ambitious series with GP2 Asia and Speedcar Series topping the bill, with support races for Lumina CSV Middle East Championship and Gulf Radical Cup.

    • The GT Open Celebrated Its Champions:

      Carlos Gracia, President of the RFEA, Represented FIA President Max Mosley and Handed Out Trophies to 2007 Winners at a Gala Event in Madrid

    • Speedcars Rev Engines for Debut Season:

      Speedcar Series stock cars will line the grid on the 25th and 26th of this month at the Dubai Autodrome for its inaugural season. Last week the V8 620 brake horse power identical stock cars passed the FIA dynamic crash tests in Europe and are preparing to race in their debut 2008 series as part of the FIA calendar.

    • Double Persian Gulf Victory for Porsche:

      Stuttgart. The Australian Porsche team VIP Pet Foods has won the 24 Hours in Dubai. Tony Quinn, Klark Quinn, Craig Baird and Jonathan Webb in their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR completed 504 laps around the 5.4 kilometer Dubai Autodrome circuit without any technical problems whatsoever.

    • CAMS: Commission & Committee Appointments For 2008:

      CAMS is pleased to confirm the make up of its various National Commissions and Committees for 2008 following an expressions of interest process.

    • Dunlop To Partner With New UK GT Cup Racing Series:

      The organisers of the new GT Cup racing series have chosen Dunlop Motorsport as the sole tyre supplier to the inaugural series.

      The new televised series will consist of eight ‘double-header’ events at the UK’s top circuits, including Silverstone, Donington and Brands Hatch, and will be open to production GT cars such as Ferraris, TVRs and Porsches.

    • Driver Pushes Through Arthritis to Compete at Bathurst:

      Heading into the 2008 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour with two fresh new hips, 61 year old Bob Pearson could be the poster boy for Arthritis Australia – coincidentally the official charity of the 2008 WPS Bathurst Motor Festival.

Volume 7

  • December 2007
    • An Interview with the 2007 Champions, Richard Lietz and Joel Camathias:

      Richard Lietz and Joel Camathias are the winners of the second edition of the International GT Open. The "alpine" pair (Richard is Austrian, from Ybbsitz, and Joel is Swiss, from the Italian-speaking Canton Ticino) has achieved a faultless season and conquered four victories in 13 races to give the Porsche 997 and Autorlando Sport their first crown in the series.

    • Foreign Participation In CAMS Circuit Racing Events:

      A recent change to the FIA International Sporting Code has allowed CAMS to facilitate increased overseas participation in CAMS sanctioned circuit racing events from 1 January 2008.

    • Mattias Ekstrom Becomes the Champion of the Champions...Again!:

      Mattias Ekström has made one of his biggest dreams come true: In the final round of the "Race of Champions” the Audi driver defeated the seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, triumphing for the second time in a row at the motorsport spectacle that was staged in front of over 50,000 spectators at London’s Wembley Stadium this year. Also part of the action were stars like David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Heikki Kovalainen, Sébastien Bourdais, Marcus Grönholm and Petter Solberg.

    • Ekstrom Beats Schumacher to Take ROC Title:

      Reigning Champion of Champions Mattias Ekström pulled off the seemingly impossible at Wembley Stadium today, beating the ever-dominant Michael Schumacher in The Race of Champions final.

    • Germany Take Out the Race of Champions:

      Fans at Wembley Stadium witnessed history in the making today as Team Germany, with Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, claimed The ROC Nations Cup for the first time in the history of The Race of Champions.

    • ROC Reactions - England v Germany:

      It was England versus Germany at Wembley once again this afternoon for The ROC Nations Cup’s semi-finals with Team Autosport England and Team Germany battling it out whilst Team Finland and Team Norway faced each other.

    • Caparo Brings Race-Bred Safety to the Road:

      Safety systems and materials developed for Formula One make the Caparo T1 one of the world’s safest ultra-performance vehicles. The world’s fastest ever track-biased production car is constructed using an exceptionally strong carbon composite tub and an energy-absorbing carbon nosecone, giving extremely high levels of driver protection.

    • Michael Schumacher Geared Up For The Race Of Champions:

      Michael Schumacher has had his first taste of The Race of Champions track at Wembley Stadium, before he takes on the cream of motorsport in the knock-out competition tomorrow.

    • Michael Schumacher Lured By The Thrill Of The Race of Champions:

      Only days remain before Michael Schumacher makes his competitive racing return in The Race of Champions this Sunday (16 December) and the motorsport legend has been talking about his reasons for coming back.

    • Newest Mclaren F1 Driver Stars At The ROC:

      Newly-announced McLaren F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen will be in action this weekend at Wembley Stadium for The Race of Champions 2007, where he will have some catching up to do after four of his ROC rivals were today testing on track.

    • Driver Match-ups for Race of Champions + Comments!:

      All 16 drivers competing in The Race of Champions tomorrow were present at the official press conference at Wembley Stadium this afternoon, where they also found out who they will be facing in the first heats of the competition.

    • DTM Champ Ekstrom To Defend Race of Champions Title:

      Exactly two months ago Mattias Ekström clinched the title in the DTM to celebrate one of his biggest exploits. This weekend the Audi driver has the great opportunity to make 2007 a "dream year" for sure: At the new London Wembley Stadium the 29-year-old Swede will defend his triumph from last year in the "Race of Champions" as well as competing in the classification of nations as "Team Scandinavia" together with his Audi teammate Tom Kristensen.

    • Spider 207 Cup Goes for Evolution in 2008:

      With the lessons of the inaugural season behind it, Peugeot Sport has introduced a certain number of changes on both the technical and sporting fronts concerning the Spiders that will race in 2008.

    • Abu Dhabi Sponsors The Race Of Champions:

      Britain’s winter gloom will be lifted this Sunday (16 December) when The Race of Champions blasts into London with the support of newly signed Official Destination Partner, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

    • Aigo Becomes Official Partner To The Race Of Champions:

      On 16 December 2007, aigo will, for the first time, be official partner of one of the most intense head to head challenges in the world of motorsport: The Race of Champions 2007, to be held on a specially designed one kilometre parallel tarmac track in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Wembley Stadium in London. There is an expected audience of 80,000, all seats will have unrestricted views of the on-track action.

    • Variety Show At The Race Of Champions:

      Wembley Stadium has been transformed into a tarmac circuit ready for The Race of Champions in just under two weeks’ time and organisers today announced further plans for the entertainment line-up.

    • Interest Swells for BMW Sports Trophy:

      Interest has swelled yet again: in 2007 a total of 98 privateer drivers – almost twice as many as in the previous year – signed up for the traditional BMW Sports Trophy.

  • November 2007
    • FIAT Joins the ROC Roster:

      Drivers in The Race of Champions will be competing in a selection of five cars, it was confirmed today, after FIAT and the Solution F prototype touring car announced their participation.

    • Circuit Racers To Benefit From New Clubman Licences:

      Building on the recent initiatives of the National Club Development Committee and recognising the organisation's new strategic direction and need to invest in the development of grass roots motor sport, CAMS has introduced two new Clubman licences for circuit racing drivers to come into effect from 1 January 2008.

    • There will be Two Solbergs at ROC:

      World Rally Championship (WRC) brothers Petter and Henning Solberg have laid down the gauntlet to The Race of Champions competition after being announced as the newest team for the Wembley extravaganza next month.

    • Caparo Smashes 'Top Gear' Track Record:

      The world’s fastest ever track-biased, ultra-performance road car, the Caparo T1, has smashed the lap record on BBC TV’s popular motoring programme Top Gear. The two-seater sports car, which utilises lightweight materials and technology more commonly found in Formula One cars, set a new lap record time of 1:10.6; an astonishing seven seconds quicker than a modified Koenigsegg CCX which held the previous record.

    • Michael Schumacher Back to Winning Ways as he Gears up for ROC!:

      Michael Schumacher has won a karting event hosted in Brazil by his former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa.

    • Aston Martin and Ford Join the ROC Lineup:

      With The Race of Champions (ROC) full of star names, the cars needed to be worthy of the incredible line-up so organisers are today delighted to confirm two of the biggest names in motorsport.

    • World Champions A-Plenty at ROC!:

      Andy Priaulx clinched his third consecutive World Touring Car Championship yesterday whilst American star Jimmie Johnson claimed a second NASCAR Nextel Cup, further adding to the multitude of motor racing titles already held by the elite driver line-up for The Race of Champions (ROC) in December.

    • Formula One Legend Michael Schumacher Geared Up For Racing Return:

      With exactly one month to go before the world’s best drivers descend on London’s Wembley Stadium for The Race of Champions, Michael Schumacher has been warming up for his return to racing.

    • Scuderia Playteam SaraFree Takes Podium And Second Place In Championship:

      The Spanish weekend was the conclusion of an interesting and strong season for Scuderia Playteam SaraFree who finished on the podium for the ninth time this year in third place and then second place following a disqualification by the stewards of the race and took the runner-up spot in the overall championship.

    • Rossi and TDS Gear up for 2008:

      Michaël Rossi was one of the revelations of Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2007, and he's determined to build on the experience he has acquired next season. The Frenchman, driving with TDS, clocked the best time of the day. Renault Sport Technologies also invited the national Clio Cup champions along to get a taste of the Mégane Trophy.

    • RSV's Final 2007 Race is Montmelo:

      RSV Motorsport is going to say goodbye to the most successful season of its history in the circuit of Montmeló, where the last meeting of the International GT Open is going to be held. Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg are going to concentrate on saying goodbye to the season from the top of the podium and try to forget all the problems from the last weekend in Jerez, when the marshals remove the title from the champions of Spanish GT - who won on the track.

    • Barcelona: A Record 65 Cars Entered for GT Open:

      GT Sport today released the provisional entry list for the Catalunya GT Open, the season closing event of the series, which will take place in the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelò next 11 November, according to the 2-hour single race format traditional for the GT Open grande-finale. While the official deadline for entries expires on Monday 5 November, the list published today already contains 65 cars, a record for the 2007 season and 2 units above the 63-car homologation threshold of the Catalan track.

    • Bahrain: Crowds Thrilled By Speedcar Debut:

      Race tracks across Asia and the Middle-East will never be the same again after the Speedcar Series made its thrilling debut at the Bahrain International Circuit today.

    • Wembley To Undergo Tarmac Transformation For Race Of Champions:

      Wembley Stadium’s famous football pitch is set to be tarmacked in less than four weeks' time when newly-appointed contractors FM Conway pave the way for The Race of Champions next month.

  • October 2007
    • The New Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren 722 GT:

      Following repeated requests by motor racing enthusiasts among the SLR. CLUB members, the British motor racing specialists RML Group (Ray Mallock Ltd) have developed the new SLR 722 GT. This puristic super-sportscar is designed exclusively for the racetrack, has no approval for on-road use and will take part in the SLR. CLUB Trophy, a competition series forming part of the SLR. CLUB racetrack programme in Europe.

    • The Title will be Decided in the Offices:

      This is the worst way the Spanish GT Championship could end. After Sundberg and Romero won the title against their opponents at the track, the car who was fighting the championsip against RSV , nº 25 from Giao and Couceiro of GPC Sport made a complaint against RSV Motorsport’s car nº 5 because of a so-called overtaking under the yellow flag. The organisation penalized Sundberg and Romero with 25 seconds, although both they and the marshall did not report any incident from the car nº 5 under the yellow flag.

    • Stage Set for Speedcar Debut:

      Race fans visiting the Bahrain International Circuit later this week can expect a feast for the senses as Speedcar Series drivers perform the pioneering public demonstrations of the new car.

    • CAMS Remains Committed To Club Level Motor Sport:

      CAMS has today reaffirmed its support and commitment to the development of club level motor sport, including rallying, following recent misleading public comments from a number of sources.

    • Barcelona: Verschuur Takes his Debut Win:

      By getting the better of Renaud Kuppens (Boutsen Energy Racing) in the closing stages, Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur) takes his first Eurocup Mégane Trophy win. Despite finishing in third, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) failed in his attempt to make it back onto the final Championship podium in place of Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing). For once, Tech 1 just wasn't at the races when it came to the fuel stops.

    • Barcelona: Badey Back on Song:

      With not much success to his name so far this season, Ludovic Badey (TDS) has made a return to form by clocking the best time in today's collective testing at the Barcelona circuit. The TDS driver was followed by Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) and Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance).

    • Barcelona: Tech 1 Racing Grabs the Lot:

      Ahead of the final meeting, Tech 1 Racing is sure to win the three championships: the Driver and Junior titles will be won by either Pedro Petiz or Dimitri Enjalbert, whilst the Team title will also go the French outfit, regardless of this weekend's results. As proved again by Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) in Estoril, the black and white armada is not however invincible. The likes of Walfisch, Meichtry, Verschuur, Rossi and Badey will be looking to finish the season on a high with a win

    • Ten Drivers to Fight for Title in Thrilling Finale in Barcelona:

      The International GT Open is warming up for the 2007 grande-finale, the traditional 2-hour single race in Barcelona on 11 November.

    • Jerez: RSV Looking Forward to Tough Championship Fight:

      The most important meeting for RSV Motorsport's history is going to be held in the circuit of Jerez - the last Spanish GT Championship's meeting scene. Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg are going to face the race at the top of the provisional with 16 scores of margin ahead the opponents following them. 44 scores are going to come into play in the Andalusian circuit.

    • Estoril: The Title Race is Still Alive!:

      With his fourth race win of the season, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) not only delighted the Portuguese crowd here today, but also moved one step closer to securing the championship title. Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), who started from pole, finished third, while Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur) took second place, his best result in Eurocup Mégane Trophy.

    • RUMOUR: Trans Am - A Reformation Update:

      FeedMeSportsCars was able to have a chat to Rocketsports officials about the possability of relauching Trans-Am, as rumoured a few weeks back.

    • Speedcar Secure Exclusive Television Rights Deal:

      Speedcar Series has secured an exclusive deal with media group One-o-One to distribute the worldwide television rights for the all-new series.

    • Magny Cours: Lunardi Ends it in Style:

      After making sure of the 2007 title yesterday, Dino Lunardi celebrated his crown today by putting in a stylish grand-slam performance (victory, pole and fastest race lap) in the second race of the weekend’s meeting at Magny-Cours, France.

    • Magny Cours: Lunardi Clinches Championship!:

      The weekend’s first 207 Spider Cup race at Nevers Magny-Cours provided answers to some of the questions raised prior to the visit to the French circuit. Indeed, it won’t be necessary to wait for the outcome of the second race to find out the name of the winner of the inaugural series since Frenchman Dino Lunardi has already succeeded in sewing up the series, as well as the prize drive in the 908 HDi FAP on December 6.

    • Rumour: Trans Am - Series to Reform???:

      After the demise of the Trans Am series in 2005, there could be a revival for the series in the not too distant future.

    • Magny-Cours: Who Will Win the 908 Test?:

      With a day of testing in the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP as one of the chief prizes in the inaugural 207 Spider Cup, it’s hardly a surprise that the series has been so fiercely contested since the beginning of the season. With one round remaining, four drivers can still hope to take the crown, although the final showdown will not form part of the programme of a Le Mans Series round. The outcome will be decided instead at the Super Série FFSA meeting at Magny-Cours, France.

    • RSV Had No Luck in Monza:

      RSV Motorsport left the circuit of Monza - where the sixth meeting of the International GT Open was held - with better sensations than their results, which were mostly affected by bad luck and the chicanes of the circuit.

    • Busnelli-Massironi Playteam Ferrari Take Third Win and Championship Lead:

      Max Busnelli and Mauro Massironi won with authority the Pro-Am race in Monza, clinching their third success of the season and the sixth for the Playream SaraFree squad. The pair also took the lead in the overall standings of the series, while Lietz-Camathias (Autorlando Porsche), only seventh today, slid to third in the championship, 5 points behind. Stefano Livio and Damien Pasini (Advanced Engineering Ferrari) obtained again a brilliant second place ahead of Alessandro Bonetti-Matteo Bobbi (GPC Ferrari) in a race which saw the 430s dominating in the fast Italian track.

    • RSV Close to GT Open Title:

      Domingo Romero and Peter Sundberg leave the circuit of Cheste - where the penultimate meeting of the Spanish GT Championship has been held - with an advantage of 16 scores ahead their opponents in the provisional classification of the championship. The leader couple of RSV Motorsport had a great victory in Valencia - the fifth victory of the year -, a pole and a fourth position, and looks forward the meeting in Jerez in a positively way.

    • Over 45 Entries for the GT Open’s Return to Monza!:

      The International GT Open heads back to the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, the place where everything started 18 months ago. It was in the fast and magnificent Italian track that the first GT Open event was held, in the Spring of 2006. Since then many things have happened and the series has grown steadily, in terms of geographical expansion, number and quality of entrants, and interest by fans and media.

  • September 2007
    • Magny Cours: Petiz Moves Closer to the Title + Results!:

      Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) put in a flawless performance to claim his third race win of the season here today. The Portuguese driver could be crowned champion at Estoril with a meeting to spare! Ahead of Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance), Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur) made it onto the podium for the first time. In total, 90,000 fans attended this, the fifth round of the World Series by Renault.

    • Joel Camathias Has Positive Weekend at Brands Hatch:

      Swiss-Austrian duo Joel Camathias (26) and Richard Lietz (23), driving #11 Autorlando-Sport Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, finished both races in sixth place. Considering the handicaps they had, 45`` for Race 1 and 30`` for Race 2, the result of the English weekend has to be considered positive. The duo is still leading the International GT Open Championship with four remaining races.

    • Scuderia Playteam Have Successful GT-Open Weekend:

      The weather was unusually nice and warm for the season in the UK, as the Italian drivers took their third win of the season in the Pro-Am race, after a solid race with their Playteam SaraFree Ferrari 430. A busy positive day for Team Scuderia Playteam SaraFree with two successful qualifying sessions for race 1 and race 2 and a win in the first of the two races of the week-end.

    • Magny Cours: Badey Does it the Hard Way + Results:

      On a drenched track, Ludovic Badey (TDS) claimed his first race win of the season here at Magny-Cours today, despite having to serve a drive-through penalty. In his first race for Oregon Team, Jean-Philippe Dayraut made it onto the podium, along with Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing).

    • Magny Cours: Four Consecutive Poles for Walfisch:

      Fresh from securing pole position for both races at Donington Park, Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) has repeated the feat at Magny-Cours. The Frenchman will share the front row with Carlo van Dam (Racing for Belgium) in race 1 and Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) in race 2.

    • Indonesian Champion Joins Speedcar Series:

      Former Indonesian Formula 3 champion Moreno Soeprapto is the latest racer to confirm his participation in the first-ever Speedcar Series.

    • Ferrari Looking to Continue Winning Form at Brands:

      Scuderia Playteam SaraFree is ready for the fifth round of the season, an exciting experience at Brands Hatch this weekend. Brands Hatch is one of the world¹s classic racetracks, having been in operation since 1928. It hosted the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 12 times between 1964 and 1986, and to this day it holds rounds of the British and World Touring Car Championship, the DTM, A1 Grand Prix, British F3 and British GT ¬ in addition to this weekend¹s GT Open rounds. The Saturday race will last for 60 minutes, with Sunday’s shorter race lasting for 35 minutes.

    • RSV Looking to Improve at Brands:

      RSV Motorsport arrives in United Kingdom to attend the fifth test of the International GT Open in the traditional circuit of Brands Hatch. The Spanish team is going to face the British test with a lot of excitement after the great results from last international meetings. Because of the second position obtained in Oschersleben RSV's drivers must have a handicap of 15 seconds during the first race.

    • Grand Racing Calendar Revealed For Speedcar Series:

      The brand new Speedcar Series will feature an eight-date, 16 race calendar on tracks across Asia and the Middle East for the championship's debut season, beginning on November 3.

    • Silverstone: Lunardi Wins in Style:

      With two races remaining in the inaugural 207 Spider Cup, Dino Lunardi (RBA) has played a potentially decisive hand by winning the weekend’s two races at Silverstone. He consequently tops the provisional points table and stands out as favourite to claim the top prize: a test day at the wheel of the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP. Nothing is by any means over yet, however, since three other drivers are still seriously in contention, namely Grégory Guilvert (Lompech Sport), Julien Briché (JSB Compétition) and Julien Schell (Pegasus Racing).

    • Silverstone: Lunardi Takes Race 1 in 207 Cup:

      With three rounds remaining before the end of the season, Dino Lunardi (RBA) has followed in the footsteps of Maxime Dubrulle (JSB Compétition), Grégory Guilvert (Lompech Sport) and Julien Schell (Pegassus Racing) by taking the lead in the 207 Spider Cup standings thanks to his win in the first race at Silverstone.

    • Britcar 24h: Class Win For Fisken At Silverstone 24 Hours:

      Scottish racing driver Gregor Fisken described the Silverstone Britcar 24 Hours as ‘a fabulous 24 hours of motor racing’ after securing a memorable class-win at the weekend.

    • Britcar 24h: Jaguar GT3 Makes Unexpected Debut:

      It wasn’t planned that a 24-hour race should be the Jaguar XKR GT3’s first racing appearance of 2007, but that is indeed what happened this past weekend and the car proved itself to be a consistent and worthwhile competitor. It completed 2,226 kilometres of running, and was a regular feature in the top 20 during the first half of the race before a precautionary gearbox change dropped it a little further back in the final classification. It eventually finished 34th overall and 6th in the GT3 class.

    • Silverstone: The Penultimate Race to be Hard Fought:

      As the penultimate showdown of the inaugural 207 Spider Cup, Silverstone promises to mark a decisive phase of the final run-in to the fight for the 2007 crown, with nine drivers still mathematically in with a shout. Four of them, however, appear to have a handy edge at the top of the points table, namely Frenchmen Grégory Guilvert, Julien Briché, Dino Lunardi and Julien Schell.

    • Donington: Race 2 Proves to be Tight:

      A combination of his own faultless performance and the risky strategy employed by Maxime Martin and Fabrice Walfisch enabled Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) to notch up his second race win of the season at Donington today. Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) also found his way back onto the podium, while, with his eighth top-three finish in as many races, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) continued his march towards the title.

    • Donington: No One Could Have Predicted the Last Lap... + Results:

      Having spent most of the race way out in front, Fabrice Walfisch was forced to abandon his hopes of victory when he ran out of fuel on the last lap. Maxime Martin and Ludovic Badey, both hindered by the same problem, were unable to take advantage, and so it was Matthieu Lahaye who came out on top, with teammate Pedro Petiz completing a double for Tech 1 Racing, and Michaël Rossi (Racing for Belgium) the third man on the podium.

    • Donington: Walfisch Takes the Pole:

      By his own admission, Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) has had difficulty driving on new tyres all season. With this in mind, the Frenchman decided to put in as many laps as he could in today's qualifying sessions. He was rewarded with his first two pole positions in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) will join him on the front row in both races.

    • Donington: Times Close after Practice:

      Since the start of the season, Tech 1 Racing and Equipe Verschuur have dominated the Eurocup Mégane Trophy, and the other teams have clearly had enough Today they hit back with a bang, as Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport), Ludovic Badey (TDS) and Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) took the top three times in two sessions of collective testing at Donington Park.

    • Zolder 24h: ProSpeed Competition Among Favourites For 24-Hour Win:

      This coming weekend ProSpeed Competition will take part in their third 24-Hour race of the 2007 season. After podium finishes in the Dubai (3rd overall and 2nd in class) and Spa 24 Hours (2nd in class), the Liège-based team is now looking at adding a third consecutive podium finish in day-and-night-races to their tally.

    • Autorlando Wins Appeal at FFSA:

      "The National Appeal Court of the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA) examined on 28 August 2007 the appeal lodged by the entrant Autorlando Sport (car #11) against the decision nr. 13 of the Sports Stewards College following the second race of the International GT Open held in Magny-Cours on 15 July 2007.

  • August 2007
    • Donington: Petiz the Man to Beat in Megane Eurocup:

      An ever-present on the podium since the start of the season, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) has it all speed, consistency and a cool head. Already clear at the top of the overall standings, he should be able to hold off his team-mate Dimitri Enjalbert. For the other teams, the Donington round will offer one of the last chances to put some pressure on the leaders.

    • Oschersleben: Light-to-Red Flag Win for Lietz-Camathias:

      New-comers Smurra-Stancheris (Latorre Viper) Win in GTS Richard Lietz and Joël Camathias took a brilliant second seasonal win in the Oschersleben GT Open race. The Austrian-Swiss pair, driving their Porsche 997 RSR of Autorlando Sport, bent the opposition since the start, in a race packed with action and drama, which was red-flagged in lap 24 out of 28, as liquids on the track caused two accidents.

    • Oschersleben: Red Flag Disrupts Race 2:

      Mauro Massironi and Max Busnelli took the fourth place in the second Oschersleben GT Open race. Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi finished in 9th place. A red flag was deployed five laps before the end of the 29-lap race, meaning that according to article 40, case c) the race positions at end of lap 22 were used for the end classification.

    • Oschersleben: Joel Camathias GT Open Race Recap:

      Joel Camathias had an exciting International GT Open German weekend! Swiss-Austrian duo Joel Camathias (26) and Richard Lietz (23), driving #11 Autorlando-Sport Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, won Sunday (26/8) Race 2.

    • Montermini-Maceratesi (Playteam) Win, Battle for Title Fiercer than Ever:

      Andrea Montermini and Michele Maceratesi took their second win of the season in the Pro-Am race in Oschersleben, after a solid light-to-flag performance with their Playteam SaraFree Ferrari 430.

    • Scuderia Playteam SaraFree Wins First Race At Oschersleben:

      A busy and positive day for Scuderia PlayTeam Sarafree with two successive qualifying sessions for race 1 and race 2 and a win in the first of the two races of the weekend.

    • Joel Camathias Oschersleben Race Preview:

      Joel Camathias is ready for the next International GT Open appointment. Swiss GT ace Joel Camathias (26), alongside his team-mate, the young Austrian Porsche factory driver Richard Lietz (23), sharing the wheels of # 11 Autorlando- Sport Porsche 997 GT3, is looking forward to race at the International GT Open German weekend.

    • The GT Open Visits Germany for the First Time:

      While most Europeans are still enjoying their holidays, the summer break is over for the teams and drivers of the International GT Open, as activity in the track resumes on the week-end of 25-26 August in Oschersleben. The Motorsport Arena, one of the most recent and modern motorsport complex in Europe, located near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt, will host the fourth event of this year, which marks the start of the second half of the season.

    • Scuderia Playteam Sarafree Aims To Turn Up The Heat In Oschersleben:

      Six weeks after the last event in Magny-Cours, Scuderia Playteam SaraFree will race its two Ferrari 430s at the fourth round of the International GT Open 2007 season which marks the start of the second half of the season. It will mark the team’s first run at the very modern Oschersleben circuit near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt.

    • Spa: Lunardi Takes Shorted Race:

      The first 207 Spider Cup Race at Spa came down to a three-lap sprint after a variety of incidents brought out the safety car for four laps. It was Dino Lunardi who eventually came out on top, ahead of Grégory Guilvert and Frédéric Gabillon.

    • Spa: Schell - the Man to Catch:

      August’s visit to Spa-Francorchamps will be the fifth fixture of the seven-round inaugural 207 Spider Cup which has seen some extremely fierce racing since the start of the season. And minds are becoming increasingly focused as the prospect for the championship winner to test drive the 908 HDi FAP at the end of the year gets ever closer. The points table is currently topped by Julien Schell, but all eyes at Spa will be on Belgium’s Maxime Soulet who will of course be competing on home ground.

    • Rahal Letterman To Give IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Presentation At Autobahn:

      Having announced its intentions to field customer cars for the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge in 2008, Rahal Letterman Racing will give potential clients a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s Porsche program in an open house at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

  • July 2007
    • Interwho? Thunderwhat? The Other National Australian Sportscar Series':

      A few weeks ago, FeedMeSportsCars traveled to the Queensland round of the Intermarque Championship and the Thundersports Championship.

    • Mazda Makes New Performance Package Available for MX-5:

      IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the availability of a new performance package for the MX-5 Miata – the world’s most road-raced car.

    • Hungaroring: Franchi Continues Good Form + Results!:

      A faultless performance and a good race strategy from Equipe Verschuur helped Grégory Franchi to win the second Eurocup Mégane Trophy race at the Hungaroring. The Belgian ace was joined on the podium by Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) and Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing).

    • Hungaroring: Rossi Takes Debut Win from Pole + Results:

      French driver Michaël Rossi (Racing for Belgium) converted his pole position into a race win, the first of his racing career! Second-placed Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) finished on the podium for the first time in Eurocup Mégane Trophy. With his fifth podium finish in as many races, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) tightened his grip on the championship.

    • Hungaroring: Rossi Claims Pole + Grid!:

      Never mind Valentino Rossi, here comes Michaël! After taking pole position for both Eurocup Mégane Trophy races at the Hungaroring, Michaël Rossi has laid down the gauntlet to his rivals! Racing for Belgium's took a clean sweep, as Carlo van Dam will join Rossi on the front row in this afternoon's first race. Ludovic Badey (TDS) proved he is indeed back in business by recording the third best time, less than a tenth off pole position!

    • Hungaroring: Renault Megane Eurocup Preview:

      So far this season, first at Zolder and then at the Nürburgring, Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert have picked up race wins or podium finishes at every opportunity. Going into the third meeting of the season, the two Tech 1 Racing Juniors already have twice as many points as their nearest challenger, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance). The battle is far from over, but, on a Hungaroring circuit that is new to everyone, the outsiders will need an immediate change in their fortunes if they are to claw their way back into the title race

    • Nurburgring: Great Weekend for Lunardi:

      Frenchman Dino Lunardi, who started the year as one of the championship’s favourites, has finally claimed his first win after a shootout that saw his waiting tactics pay dividends with the leading pack in fiery form.

  • June 2007
    • Nurburgring: The 207 Spidercup Back with the LMS:

      The German track sets the scene for the fourth showdown of the 207 Spider Cup which has every chance of being a key fixture, especially for the quartet of German drivers registered for the series who - like Frenchman Grégory Guilvert who provisionally tops the standings - will all be dreaming of winning the championship’s main prize: a test drive with the 908 HDi FAP.

    • Michael Schumacher to Race Again!:

      The Race of Champions (ROC) will be taking over Wembley Stadium 16 December and organisers can today confirm the participation of seven-times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher in the unique motorsport extravaganza.

    • PHOTOS: The Action from the AMRS Round at Queensland Raceway:

      Last weekend FeedMeSportsCars tripped to the Australian Motor Racing Series event at Queensland Raceway. Here is just some of the action from that weekend. Watch out for our feature article from this event soon!

    • Ex-Works Maserati Hits Australian Shores:

      AUSTRALIA’S leading Maserati racing team Trofeo Motorsport has dramatically boosted its assault on the Australian Sports/GT Intermarque Championship by entering a newly-acquired factory GT3 car for the fourth round in Queensland next weekend.

    • Nurburgring 24: Manthey Racing Takes 2nd 'Ring Win!:

      Stuttgart. For the second time in succession the Manthey Racing team won the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring. With a one-lap advantage the Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb together with Marcel Tiemann beat more than 200 competitors with their new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The success at the 35th edition of the long distance classic marks the eighth win for a Porsche in front of 210,000 spectators. Ranking third behind Zakspeed Racing's Dodge Viper came a 911 GT3 RSR run by Land Motorsport.

    • Nurburgring 24: A Remarkable Race for Aston Martin:

      An extraordinary 35th running of the ADAC Nϋrburgring 24-hour race has finally concluded – two hours later than originally scheduled – with all three Aston Martin Vantage N24s coming through a remarkable race in the SP8 class.

    • Nurburgring 24: VW Golf Shines with 8th Overall and Class Win!:

      The Volkswagen Golf has yet again impressively proved its exceptional qualities in one of the world’s most demanding races: In the traditional 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring the “R-Line“ Golf fielded by Volkswagen Motorsport and driven by the Volkswagen Juniors René Rast (20/Steyerberg) and Jimmy Johansson (22/Sweden) as well as Florian Gruber (24/Aham) and Dieter Depping (Wedemark) captured the outstanding eighth place overall and victory in the class for vehicles with two-litre turbo engines. In addition, the 300-hp Golf fitted with Michelin tyres was the best-placed front-wheel drive vehicle among 200 touring cars. Only GT sports cars from Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin and Dodge were placed in front of the Golf.

    • VIP Petfoods Digs Deep at Nurburgring:

      Australia’s Team VIP Petfoods has dug deep overnight, taking another significant step towards the prestigious Nürburgring 24 hour podium by bettering their 2006 qualifying result by 8 positions to qualify 13th from the evening session.

    • Nurburgring 24: VIP Petfoods on the Final Countdown:

      The time is now: Team VIP Petfoods’ is currently counting down the final hours to their second Nürburgring 24 hour assault, with two qualifying sessions all there is remaining between them and the start of the great event at 3.00pm Saturday (local German time -11.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time).

    • Volkswagen to Take on the Nurburgring!:

      Volkswagen returns to Germany's biggest car race with two Golf GTIs. The two factory-built and entered race cars participate in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring from 7 to 10 June. Volkswagen continues the brand's long amateur sport tradition, which includes the 24-hour race in the Eifel, with the seriously modified 300 hp production based Golf GTI touring car.

    • Condolences for the Passing of Bill France Jr:

      Condolences for the Passing of Bill France Jr

    • Pau: Briche Takes 2 from 2 in the French Streets:

      By scoring his second success of the weekend, Julien Briché confirmed that he was well and truly the man to beat in Pau. Gregory Guilvert was vanquished once again but has the consolation of knowing that he continues to lead the series.

    • Pau: Briche Takes Nail Biter + Results!:

      Julien Briché has notched up his second success in Peugeot’s latest pan- European one-make series... but only after a fierce duel with fellow Frenchman Gregory Guilvert.

    • Porsche Previews the Nurburgring 24 Hours:

      Stuttgart. A total of 31 Porsche race cars roll to the start of the 35th running of the 24 hour race on the Nuerburgring on 9th June. With this, Porsche is one of the most popular marques at Germany's largest motorsport event. And one of the quickest: the Manthey Racing team returns as title defender with a 911 GT3 RSR. Also amongst the favourites for overall victory are the Land Motorsport squad and a pack of competitors running Porsche vehicles.

  • May 2007
    • Pau: The 207 Spider Cup Hits the Streets!:

      The 207 Spider Cup is Peugeot Sport's latest European single-make series and
      features an international field of drivers representing five different countries.

    • VIP Petfoods Shakedown Before Nurburgring 24:

      Just a day before departing for their second Nürburgring 24 hour campaign in Germany, one-half of the returning Team VIP Petfoods line-up will enjoy a home-track shakedown - with team owner Tony Quinn and lead driver Craig Baird strapping in for Queensland Raceway’s Queensland 500 Club Enduro this Saturday.

    • Team Cadillac Posts 1-2 Finish in Charlotte SPEED GT:

      Team Cadillac went to the heart of stock car country for the fourth round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT and came away with a 1-2 finish. Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach finished first and second respectively on the modified oval at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The win was Pilgrim's second victory in the SPEED GT series with Team Cadillac, and the fifth 1-2 finish for the black Cadillac CTS-V race cars.

    • VIP Prepare for Nurburgring 24 Hours:

      Only two weeks remain until Australia’s very own Team VIP Petfoods contests their second Nürburgring 24 hour, following a remarkable ninth on debut in 2006.

    • Australia's Only Porsche RSR Turns a Wheel!:

      One of Australia’s most unique international marketing tools was officially unveiled at Queensland Raceway today in time for one of the world’s classic 24-hour motorsport endurance events.

    • NASCAR Star Kasey Kahne to Drive the Dodge Viper in SPEED World Challenge:

      Woodhouse Performance announced today NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 13 Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Competition Coupe in the SPEED World Challenge series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

    • Toyo Cup Added to SPEED World Challenge Prizes:

      For SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge competitors, a new prize, the Toyo Cup, has been introduced to recognize those drivers who make tremendous contributions to the series while sharing their time with another profession.

    • Woodhouse Adds Associate Sponsor for SPEED World Challenge:

      Woodhouse Performance announced today Eibach Springs as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2007 SPEED World Challenge Season. Eibach, a German company which specializes in the manufacturing of high performance suspension products, will sponsor the Dodge Viper Competition Coupes of Woodhouse Performance in the GT class, making them the only team in the upper division of World Challenge supported by the company.

    • Valencia: Julian Schell Wins Race 2:

      This year’s 207 Spider Cup promises to be a particularly exciting championship judging by the action seen so far. Following in the footsteps of previous winners Maxime Dubrulle, Grégory Guilvert and Julien Briché, who claimed Saturday’s race here in Spain, it was to the turn of Julien Schell to top the podium today after showing his teeth in yesterday’s showdown.

    • Nurburgring: Petiz Puts an End to Martin's Dream:

      Having led the race from the opening bend to the penultimate lap, Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) finally had to settle for second place behind an imposing Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing). Starting from pole, Dimitri Enjalbert also put in a good performance to make the French team's success complete. This final race brings the Nürburgring meeting, which attracted 110,000 spectators over two days, to a close.

    • Valencia: Revenge for Julian Briche:

      After a tough time during the season’s opener at Monza, Frenchman Julien Briché had a smile back on his face as he landed victory in the first Spanish heat. He is the third driver to win one of the three races to date.

    • Nurgburgring: Enjalbert Leads Clean Sweep for Tech 1:

      By taking a clean sweep of the podium places for race one of the Mégane Trophy, the Tech 1 Racing team has confirmed it is well in control of the Eurocup. Dimitri Enjalbert takes his first win of the season ahead of Matthieu Lahaye and Pedro Petiz.

    • Nurburgring: Enjalbert Proves Potential in Qualifying:

      on to prove his potential in qualifying: the Junior driver will now start from pole position in both races. He will line up on the front row for both races alongside Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), who has also shown he is on form at the Nürburgring. Further back, Lahaye, Petiz and Meichtry will be looking to pounce on any mistakes.

    • Enjalbert on Top in Eurocup Megane Trophy:

      By taking the best time in both collective testing sessions, almost a second ahead of Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) has given his rivals plenty to worry about. But some of his fellow title contenders will undoubtedly come back strongly tomorrow.

    • Bob Woodhouse to Drive in SPEED World Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park:

      Woodhouse Performance announced today Bob Woodhouse will again take the wheel of the No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. He comes out of retirement to compete in the SPEED World Challenge series for one race, the upcoming Larry H. Miller Grand Prix of Utah at Miller Motorsports Park May 19.

  • April 2007
    • Gunning for Tech 1:

      Tech 1 Racing almost completed a clean sweep in Zolder, managing to collect enough points to end the weekend with the top two spots in the three championships (Drivers, Juniors and Teams)! The French team has cast a shadow over its rivals for the time being, but it is by no means certain that they will produce a repeat performance in Nürburgring. As Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) proved in Belgium, anything is possible in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy!

    • Homestead: Kinetic Wins Tropical 12-Hours SCCA Event:

      Kinetic Motorsports posted top results this weekend at the KUMHO Tires Tropical 12-Hours at Homestead SCCA event at Homestead Miami Speedway. The annual 12-hour event encompasses several classes of cars in which multiple drivers embark on a grueling testament of endurance and skill.

    • Robert F. “Bob” Snodgrass, Jr. Passes Away:

      Last evening while at home Robert F. Snodgrass, Jr. peacefully passed away at the age of 64. Mr. Snodgrass, a native of Elmira, New York, was President and CEO of Brumos Motor Cars, Inc., Brumos Porsche, Lexus of Jacksonville and Brumos Racing.

    • Valencia: Revenge for the Spaniards:

      Peugeot's latest single-make championship – the 207 Spider Cup – will
      serve as support race for the five European rounds of the 2007 Le Mans
      Series, as well as for two other major meetings in France. The season's
      curtain-raiser at Monza saw French drivers monopolised the two podiums,
      but Spain's Sanchez and Espinosa will be out to take revenge as the
      competition moves on to their home soil in Valencia… It is all the more so
      possible since the leader Maxime Dubrulle will be away.

    • Tactics pay dividends for Meichtry:

      In a fitting finale to the opening meeting of the World Series by Renault, which has been attended by 98,000 motorsport enthusiasts, the Eurocup Mégane Trophy drivers put on a breathtaking show. Thanks to his astute strategy, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) was able to claim his first race win ahead of Dimitri Enjalbert and Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing).

    • Zolder: Eurocup Megane Trophy Race 1 - The Pedro Showv + Results:

      Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert pulled off a double for the Tech 1 Racing team in the opening race of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2007. Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur) showed further evidence of his progress with his first podium finish in the category. This endurance' race, cut a few minutes short after Grégory Franchi crashed off, was full of suspense.

    • Zolder: Eurocup Mégane Trophy Qualifying - Petiz, Enjalbert Show Good Work:

      Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert will be in pole position for the Eurocup Mégane Trophy races at Zolder. The Tech 1 Racing junior drivers showed that their excellent performances in collective testing were no fluke as they dominated qualifying. Only Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur) was able to counter Tech 1's dominance, winning a spot on the front row for the second race.

    • Peugeot 207 SC Race Reports + Results!:

      The inaugural 207 Spider Cup got off to a spectacular start with its first race at Monza
      featuring a high-quality field. A total of 18 drivers from six different countries put on a
      stunning show in front of the entire Team Peugeot Total 908 team, present on the grid to
      see the championship get underway.

    • Pilgrim Takes Second for Team Cadillac on the Streets of Long Beach:

      Andy Pilgrim survived rush hour on the mean streets of Long Beach to finish as runner-up in his Cadillac CTS-V in the second round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series. Ron Fellows led the middle third of the 28-lap race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach before he was sidelined by an electrical problem. Lawson Aschenbach finished 12th after he was hit in the first turn and then battled back from rear of the pack.

    • Nastasi and James Take No. 5 Blackforest Motorsports Mustang to Second Straight Victory:

      After starting from the rear of the field due to a post-qualifying technical infraction, No. 5 USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools Ford Mustang GT co-drivers Tom Nastasi and Ian James conquered a 39-car field and deteriorating weather conditions to win the Miami GS 400k at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    • Long Beach: Corvette ALMS Weekend Preview - Continued Prep for Le Mans:

      The streets of Long Beach are uncharted territory for the American Le Mans Series, but several Corvette Racing drivers already know the ins and outs of the famed waterfront circuit. The upcoming 100-minute sprint race on the bayside circuit on April 14 – the shortest race on the ALMS calendar – will mark the series' first appearance at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, but it will be déjà vu for Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell.

    • Fellows Looks for More Magic in Long Beach SPEED GT:

      One year later, fans of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series still talk about The Pass – Ron Fellows' last-lap outside move around the race-leading Viper that sealed the victory for Team Cadillac on the streets of Long Beach. When the Canadian road racing ace returns to the Southern California street circuit on April 15 for the second round of the SPEED GT championship, he'll be aiming to score a second straight win for Team Cadillac in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Jeff Courtney Speed World Challenge Weekend Preview:

      Jeff Courtney No. 99 Kenda Tires/ProMPI Dodge Viper Fast Facts
      GP of Long Beach – SPEED World Challenge GT Series

    • Long Beach: Brian Smith Speed World Challenge Weekend Preview:

      Brian Smith No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Fast Facts
      GP of Long Beach – SPEED World Challenge GT Series

    • Archer and Mopar Viper Looking for Long Beach Redemption:

      Tommy Archer and Autohaus Motorsports will return to Long Beach looking to finish what they started in 2006. The three car team is headed west for round two of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Series race to be run through the streets of Long Beach, California on Sunday, April 15th.

    • Nissan Z Shows Outstanding Performance With 3rd Place Podium In Round 2 Of SUPER GT:

      Round 2 of SUPER GT was held on Sunday, April 8th at Okayama International Circuit (3.703 km / lap). The NISMO MOTUL AUTECH Z (#22), with drivers Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda, started 6th and finished the race on the podium in 3rd place. This marked the second consecutive podium finish for the Fairlady Z, after taking 2nd at Suzuka three weeks ago. The weather was fair on race day with a high temperature of 18C. A total of 35,000 spectators witnessed the excitement at the track.

    • 30,000 Enjoy Bathurst Motor Festival:

      Almost 30 000 people have enjoyed the second installment of the WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival, which culminated in today’s action packed endurance race as a fitting finale to the Easter weekend.

    • Baird's Winning Ways Continue at Bathurst:

      Craig Baird’s typical winning ways with Team VIP Petfoods have been extended to his involvement in the WPS 12-hour Showroom Enduro at Bathurst’s Mt Panorama.

    • 2007 Bathurt Motor Festival Moves Into Overdrive:

      The 2007 WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival moves into overdrive tomorrow as 90 drivers contest eight classes to wrap up a big Easter weekend of motor racing.

    • Big Easter Weekend Ahead in Bathurst:

      The opening day of racing at the WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival has whet the appetite of motoring fans towards a huge weekend of activity at the famed Mt Panorama circuit.

    • Impressive Day One for Team VIP:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ resident defending champions - Carrera Cup’s Craig Baird and Aussie Racing Car’s Paul Kemal – enjoyed a strong first day of on-track Mount Panorama action at the WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival.

    • V8 Supercar Driver Max Wilson to Demo Team Australia Champ Car at Bathurst:

      WOW Racing V8 Supercar driver Max Wilson will drive a Team Australia-livered Champ Car around the spectacular Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia tomorrow.

    • Preview - Round 1 of the Peugeot 207 Spider Cup:

      Support race of five European Le Mans Series rounds, the 207 Spider Cup is a
      new Peugeot one-make formula. Like 908, the first round is Monza.

    • Bathhurst 12-Hour to Feature World Rally Star, V8 Super Car Drivers, All Female Team:

      With less than a week remaining prior to the start of the 2007 WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival teams are working feverously to ensure their machines are fully prepared for the WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

  • March 2007
    • Manufacturers Showing Support for WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro:

      The upcoming WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival has attracted a variety of manufacturers from across the globe as they line up for the WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro at Mount Panorama this Easter.

    • Archer Laps Mopar Viper at Lowe’s Motor Speedway:

      Autohaus Motorsports driver Tommy Archer tested his Mopar Viper at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Monday in preparation for the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race to be run in the heart of NASCAR country on May 24th.

    • Aschenbach Takes Second for Cadillac in Sebring:

      For the fourth straight year, Team Cadillac was on the podium in the season-opening round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series at Sebring International Raceway. After three consecutive runner-up finishes by Andy Pilgrim, this year it was Lawson Aschenbach who claimed runner-up honors in his first race with Team Cadillac.

    • SPEED World Challenge: Archer Finishes Eighth in Mopar Viper at Sebring:

      Tommy Archer, driving the Mopar Autohaus Viper, finished eighth today in round one of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Series race at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Aschenbach and Cadillac Eager to Begin World Challenge Championship Quest in Sebring:

      It's said that the past is a mirror that reflects the future. If that adage is true, then the future looks bright for Team Cadillac in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT championship. The Cadillac factory road racing team will return to action with the 2005 and 2006 SPEED GT champions – Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach, respectively – on its roster. They'll begin the season at Sebring International Raceway on March 16, the track where Team Cadillac scored a 1-2 finish in its competition debut in March 2004. If history repeats itself, Team Cadillac could make a fast start in its run for the 2007 SPEED GT championships.

    • Sebring: Brian Smith SPEED World Challenge Race Preview:

      Brian Smith No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Fast Facts
      Sebring International Raceway

    • Mopar to Sponsor Archer Autohaus Viper in SPEED GT:

      Autohaus Motorsports announced today that Mopar will sponsor the Viper Competition Coupe of Tommy Archer for the 2007 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Series.

    • Baas To Compete in SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Events:

      Formula cars and stock cars headline the events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway each year, but Noblesville, Ind., some 21 miles north of Speedway, has produced one of America's rising stars in a different form of the sport - sports car racing.

    • FeedMeSportsCars Turns 1:

      FeedMeSportsCars (FMSC) has turned one! Officially launched to co-inside with the 2006, 12 Hours of Sebring, FMSC shares its birthday with one of the biggest sportscar races in the world.

  • February 2007
    • Britcar opening round to be sponsored by BERU F1 Systems:

      Norfolk-based BERU F1 Systems will sponsor the opening round of the 2007 Britcar Championship, the UK’s thrilling endurance race series, at Silverstone on March 24th. BERU F1 Systems, whose tyre pressure monitoring systems deliver performance and safety benefits in the highest levels of motorsport, will be offering Britcar competitors a special price for its DigiTyre system. In addition, further incentives will be available for BF1Connect, a new company that provides a full range of motorsport connectors and wiring accessories.

    • Woodhouse Performance Announces 2007 SPEED World Challenge Driver Lineup:

      Woodhouse Performance announced today its driver lineup for the 2007 SPEED World Challenge season. The multi-car team will run two Dodge Viper Competition Coupes in the GT class with drivers Brian Smith and Jeff Courtney, relinquishing its competition of the SRT-4 in the Touring Car series.

    • Nathan McBride Joins Autohaus Motorsport for 2007 SPEED GT Season:

      Championship winning technical director Nathan McBride has joined Autohaus Motorsports for the 10 race 2007 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Series.

    • Packed Grids for Dunlop Great & British Festival:

      The Dunlop Great & British Festival organisers have been inundated with new drivers eager to compete in this year’s championships guaranteeing packed grids following the success of the 2006 inaugural program.

    • Bowe and Elsegood Set to Tackle the WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro:

      Former Australian Touring Car Champion, John Bowe, and former rugby league star Jack Elsegood will join with team owner Chris Delfsma in the WPS Bathurst 12-Hour Showroom Enduro at Mount Panorama on April 8.

    • Ford Shelby GT to Compete In SCCA:

      The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has homologated the new 2007 Ford Shelby GT for competition in its T2 class. Owners of 2005-2007 model year Mustangs also scored big with the SCCA and will be allowed to compete using Ford Racing Performance Packs in the T2 class.

    • IMSA Announces Mike Simons as Manager of Development Series:

      IMSA is proud to announce the immediate appointment of Mike Simons as Manager of Development Series, with his direct responsibilities being to manage the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin and IMSA Lites presented by Hankook.

    • Sherrin, Sexton Confirm Entries for WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro:

      The entries for the WPS 12-Hour Showroom Enduro to be held at Mount Panorama on April 8 continue to flow in with Sherrin Motorsport and former Production Car identity, Chris Sexton, the latest to confirm their entries for the race.

    • Peugeot Launch New Sport Promotion Programme for 2007
    • Skelta G-Force Sports Car Receives Wide-Ranging Acclaim:

      The Queensland designed and manufactured Skelta G-Force sports car has received wide-ranging acclaim from industry insiders and enthusiasts alike during the recent Autosport International Motorshow held in Birmingham, England.

    • Donnington Park Sold:

      Donington Park Leisure Limited, operators of Britain’s most historic motor racing and event venue, Donington Park, has today been sold by Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel Group) to the newly created Holding company Donington Ventures Leisure Limited (DVLL), led by founders Simon Gillett and Lee Gill. DVLL has simultaneously acquired from Wheatcroft & Sons, substantial surrounding lands and have taken over responsibility for the ‘Donington Grand Prix Collection’ - the world’s largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars.

    • Andrew Caddell Wins MAZDA MX-5 to Race:

      Andrew Caddell won a unique competition hosted by MAZDASPEED Motorsports to score the biggest prize in amateur road racing: a new Mazda MX-5 which he’ll race in the 2007 SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook.

  • January 2007
    • Team Cadillac to Field Two Champions in 2007:

      Team Cadillac will have two champions on its roster in its pursuit of the 2007 SCCA SPEED World Challenge manufacturers championship. Lawson Aschenbach, the 2006 SPEED GT champion, will join 2005 SPEED GT champion Andy Pilgrim as full-season drivers on the Cadillac factory road racing team. They will wheel a pair of Cadillac CTS-V race cars sporting fresh new graphics.

    • Ladies Race to Take on Breast Cancer:

      Motorsport is more commonly known as a sport which is dominated by males, however at the Lithgow Karting circuit this weekend there won’t be one male competitor and it will all be for a good cause.

    • Differential Failure Forces Sam Hancock Retirement in Dubai 24 Hours:

      After a late invitation to join the EDM Motorsports team for the Dubai 24 Hours held over the weekend, British sportscar driver, Sam Hancock, and his team mates, Peter Hardman, John Minshaw and Philip Walker were forced to retire their BMW E46 M3 GT at the half way point with differential failure. The car had an otherwise promising run, lying as high as 5th overall in the opening stages among the seventy-one car field.

    • Gold Coast Team VIP Ninth in 24 Hours at Dubai:

      Gold Coast’s Team VIP Petfoods finished ninth in the prestigious Toyo Tyres 24 Hour race, a grueling international endurance race held at the Dubai Autodrome.

    • Panamerican 20,000: The Galleria Ferrari Revives the Tour:

      The Galleria Ferrari starts the year 2007 with a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Panamerican 20,000 - the tour that led the two Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano across the American continent.

    • Australian Team Qualifies Fifth for Dubai 24-Hour:

      Australia’s leading entrant in the prestigious Toyo Tyres Dubai 24 Hour race, Team VIP Petfoods, has qualified fifth this afternoon ahead of the grueling international endurance race which starts tonight (8pm AEDT).

    • Hancock to Compete in Dubai 24 Hours:

      Having conquered the logistical challenge in getting from America to Dubai at very short notice, British sportscar driver Sam Hancock is delighted to announce that he will line up this weekend for EDM Motorsport in the Toyo Tyres Dubai 24 Hours, aboard the British squad's BMW E46 M3 GT in the 'A6' class of the annual enduro.

Volume 6

  • December 2006
    • Rumour: DTM - Villeneuve Announcement Soon???
    • Seasons Greetings from FeedMeSportscars:

      FeedMeSportscars would like to extend its Seasons Greetings to all at during this holiday period. We hope you have a safe and happy New Year and look forward to giving you all the best sportscar news in 2007.

    • Rumours: DTM - Villeneuve to Race for Audi???:

      After earlier rumours regarding Jacques Villeneuve and the ALMS (which he very quickly and flatly denied), further rumours about his participation in sportscars has come to light.

    • 2007 V8 Supercar Series Awaits Drew Russell:

      Stepping up after success in Production-based categories, Newcastle teenager Drew Russell will continue to climb the ranks of Australian motorsport in 2007, when he enters the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

    • Porsche Rennsport Reunion III to Take Place at Daytona:

      Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Daytona International Speedway today announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion III will take place at the famed Florida racetrack the weekend of November 2-4, 2007.

    • Silverstone and Porsche to Develop Porsche Driver Training Facility:

      An overwhelming majority of British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) members, owners of Silverstone Circuits Limited, have accepted plans for Porsche Cars GB to develop a Porsche Driver Training Facility at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit. Porsche and Silverstone are set to formalise the link and apply for planning permission.

    • 2007 Race of Champions to be Hosted at Wembley Stadium in London:

      In a first for London, the world’s top drivers will be competing head to head as Wembley Stadium hosts the world famous Race of Champions on Sunday 16th December 2007 in front of an audience of over 75,000 spectators.

    • Audi Signs New Drivers to R10, DTM Campaigns:

      Lucas Luhr (27) and Mike Rockenfeller (23) will strengthen the Audi driver squad in both the DTM and in sportscar events with the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI Diesel sportscar during the forthcoming 2007 motorsport season.

    • 2006 Race of Champions: 'Unbelievable' Win for Ekstrom:

      Mattias Ekström silenced the Parisian crowd at the Stade de France this evening with a surprise win over home star Sébastien Loeb to claim victory in The 2006 Race of Champions.

    • 2006 Race of Champions: The Finns Win Nations Cup:

      The stars of the Stade for this afternoon's Race of Champions – Nations Cup were without doubt Heikki Kovalainen and Marcus Grönholm, who will take the trophy back to Finland for the second time in the event's history. But defeated finalist Travis Pastrana, who carried the Stars and Stripes all the way to the final, also produced a giant killing performance despite not having a team-mate following injuries to his initially-planned team-mate Jimmie Johnson and then to his last-minute replacement Scott Speed.

    • Aston Martin N24 V8 Vantage Storms to Bahrain Finish:

      Aston Martin’s factory prepared, production standard, N24 V8 Vantage has achieved an impressive overall eighth place finish in the inaugural 24-hour race of Bahrain, competing in a field consisting of largely motorsport homologated cars.

    • 2006 Race of Champions: Thrilling Clashes, Scott Speed Withdraws:

      The draw for the opening rounds of the competition has produced thrilling clashes between England and Scotland in the ROC-Nations Cup and between former World Rally champs Colin McRae and Marcus Gronholm.

    • Audi Drivers to Defend ROC Title:

      Mattias Ekström (Sweden) and Tom Kristensen (Denmark) will be defending champions in the "Race of Champions” in the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday (16 December). The two Audi factory drivers won the "Nations Cup” in the competition of the best race and rally drivers last year and will again form "Team Scandinavia”.

    • Countdown Begins to the Race of Champions - Scott Speed Replaces Injured Jimmie Johnson:

      With only days remaining before Saturday's The Race of Champions – Nations Cup, ticket sales have already exceeded 47,000.

    • Colin McRae Returns to the Race of Champions:

      Almost as traditional as Christmas shopping and Santa Claus, the Race of Champions is back, as in every December since 1988. Colin McRae will be once again be one of the eighteen stars of motorsport to participate in the RoC, which will take place next Saturday – 16th December in the Stade de France in Paris.

    • Australian GT Announces Altered Calendar:

      The Australian GT Sportscar Group has released an amended version of draft calendar for the
      Australian GT Championship for season 2007.

    • PHOTOS - 6 of the WTCC's Best:

      FeedMeSportscars' second installment of our post season photo specials sees the best of the WTCC photography from 2006. Keep visiting for more WTCC news, photos and of course our photo retrospectives.

    • Post Season News from the WTCC + Calendar:

      Post season news from the WTCC

    • FPR Review of the V8 Season Closer:


    • Alajajian Makes Progress at Phillip Island:

      Ahead of this weekend’s final round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Phillip Island Raceway in Victoria, Protecnica Racing and Chris Alajajian took to the circuit for a pair of productive practice sessions.

    • Silverstone Disappointed with BTCC Schedule Decision:

      Following yesterday’s announcement from TOCA, Silverstone is disappointed that at present it is not included on the calendar for the 2007 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Silverstone was originally offered the 21-22 April date by organisers of the BTCC, which the circuit formally accepted, making the date available by re-working existing bookings in their 2007 calendar of events. Silverstone is currently in discussions with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) and TOCA to try and understand the reasons for not being included on the 2007 BTCC calendar which has been issued.

    • New Race of Champions Track Tested… and Approved!:

      With a little more than two weeks remaining until the 2006 ROC, it's all systems go at the Stade de France where construction of the 1.2km purpose-built track has been completed.

      IMP's Michèle Mouton has given the thumbs up to the all-asphalt track which has already been laid at the Stade de France in Paris in readiness for The Race of Champions-Nations Cup on December 16th.

    • FPR Previews the Caterpillar Grand Finale:

      December 4, 2006 - After becoming the inaugural Desert 400 Champions and sealing the V8 Supercar Manufacturers' Championship for the Ford Motor Company in the Gulf state of Bahrain two weeks ago, Ford Performance Racing (FPR) heads to Victoria's Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the 13th and final round of the 2006 Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series this weekend.

    • Claudia Hurtgen, First Woman to Take the BMW Sports Trophy:

      Claudia Hürtgen has claimed a historic triumph: for the first time in the history of the BMW Sports Trophy, a woman has secured the prize – in a diesel-powered race car, moreover.

    • IMSA GT3 to Support USGP:

      The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin will conduct two support races June 16-17 during the 2007 United States Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • November 2006
    • PHOTOS: Zanardi Makes Motor Racing History Again! On Track Shots!:

      Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) has made motor racing history once again!

      At the DELL Formula BMW World Final, the leg-amputee successfully returned to the cockpit of a Formula One car prepared by the BMW Sauber F1 team.

    • Drew Russell - 2006 GTP Privateers Cup Champion:

      The final round of the 2006 STS Turbo Australian Performance Car Championship at Eastern Creek Raceway was a golden weekend for Drew Russell, the Newcastle teenager wrapping up the Ferntree Gully Holden Privateers Cup Championship.

      Since making his debut in the Championship at Round 2, Russell had taken eight class wins from 11 starts leading up to the season finale. It meant he held a 49 point class lead over HSV driver Mark Cohen, with 93 available.

    • FPR Wins Desert 400 & Ford Takes Manufacturers Title:

      November 25, 2006 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) driver Jason Bright has
      won this week's historic Desert 400 V8 Supercar round, the 12th and
      penultimate round of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship and the first
      Australian motor racing event to be held in the Middle East.

    • Double Podium for FPR in Race Two:

      November 25, 2006 - FPR Falcon V8 Supercar drivers Jason Bright and Mark
      Winterbottom have finished second and third in today's second Middle East V8
      Supercar race at the Bahrain International Circuit.

    • Jason Bright Takes Inaugural Desert 400 Race and Lap Record:

      November 24, 2006 - CAT FPR Falcon driver Jason Bright has driven one of
      the most exciting races of his V8 Supercar career to win the inaugural
      Desert 400 V8 Supercar race in Bahrain today. Team mate Mark Winterbottom
      was also impressive, making up seven positions from 15th to 8th to ensure a
      top ten starting position for the two remaining
      races of the Middle Eastern round tomorrow.

    • Front Row for FPR in Bahrain:

      November 24, 2006 - CAT FPR Falcon driver Jason Bright will start today's
      first Desert 400 V8 Supercar race from the front row after qualifying
      second, then sprinting to the second fastest lap of the top ten shoot-out at
      the Bahrain International Circuit.

    • FPR Previews the Histroic V8 Supercar Round in Bahrain:

      November 20, 2006 - After coming so close to gaining their second round win of the season at the Ferodo Tasmania Challenge two weeks ago, Ford Performance Racing (FPR) joins the entire V8 Supercar circus on an historic 12,000 kilometre trip to the Middle East to compete at one of the world's most spectacular racing circuits, the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) this week.

    • Strong Opening Sessions for FPR:

      November 23, 2006 - CAT FPR Falcon driver Jason Bright has started the
      Bahrain V8 Supercar round in dominant form after setting the fastest lap
      time of today's opening V8 Supercar round at the spectacular Bahrain
      International Circuit. Ford Credit FPR Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom was
      also in very strong form today, setting the third fastest lap time of the
      two hour session, half a second behind his team mate.

    • WTCC - 2006 in Review by BMW:

      BMW and Andy Priaulx win WTCC double.

      Andy Priaulx (GBR) from BMW Team UK is the old and new World Touring Car
      Champion. In a gripping season final in Macau, the 32-year-old was able
      to succeed against eight competitors who all still had chances of winning the
      drivers. title prior to the final races of the season. Following his World
      Championship triumph last year, Priaulx was able to win the championship title
      for the second time in a row. At the same time, he is the only two-time
      World Champion in Touring Car history. In 1987, when the battle for the world
      title in this discipline was held for the first time, another BMW driver took
      the top spot in the drivers. rankings, Robert Ravaglia (ITA). Behind Priaulx, who
      scored 73 points, BMW Team Germany.s Jörg Müller (GER) completed
      the great overall result as runner-up. BMW also succeeded in defending the
      manufacturers. title. Overall, the brand collected 254 points with the
      new BMW 320si WTCC and had a 19-point lead over second-placed SEAT.

    • Sebastien Loeb Confirmed for Another ROC-Nations Cup Thriller:

      Ø Reigning 'Champion of Champions' Sébastien Loeb cleared to make his competition come-back after injury and will defend his 2005 ROC crown against a host of stars* from F1, ChampCar, Rallying, NASCAR, Rally-Raids, WTCC, Endurance and DTM.

    • IMSA GT3 Features Solid 2007 Schedule:

      Adding to an already solid foundation developed during its first two seasons, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin has announced its 2007 season schedule that features a mixed format of 10 races at seven separate venues across North America. Among the highlights include three weekends with two races and a one-hour and 45-minute endurance contest at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to close the season.

    • Final 2006 WTCC Title Standings:

      Final 2006 WTCC Title Standings

    • WTCC Race Quotes from Macau:

      WTCC Race Quotes from Macau

    • BMW Wrap Up from Macau:

      Rounds 19 and 20 - 17th/19th November 2006 – Race

      BMW and Andy Priaulx win the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.
      Macau (China), 19th November 2006. Andy Priaulx (GBR) is the old and new World
      Touring Car Champion. At the FIA WTCC’s season finale in Macau, the BMW Team
      UK driver added a fifth win to his tally in race one and finished fifth in the second
      round. With 73 points under his belt, he secured his second consecutive world title.

    • Huff and Menu Bring Home 2 Finishes:

      MACAU, 19 November 2006 – It was written somewhere that this was not going to be Chevrolet’s year in Macau. Despite showing an impressive level of competitiveness, the three Lacettis paid a very high tribute to external factors in qualifying and again today, in the two races that concluded the season. All three drivers suffered serious accidents. Nevertheless, and despite their positions at the back of the grid, all three demonstrated how fast the Lacettis are in Macau. Huff (9th in the first race) and Menu (10th in Race 2) still managed to bring home two good finishes. The last two races of the season where again rich in incidents, as always in the streets of the Chinese capital of gambling, and proclaimed Andy Priaulx and BMW as 2006 WTCC Champions.

    • Showdown in Macau: Three BMW Drivers Fight for the WTCC Title.:

      Munich, 14th November 2006. This weekend, the FIA World Touring Car Championship stages its season finale at the "Guia Circuit" in Macau (CHN). Three drivers of the BMW national teams have the chance to win the drivers' title in rounds 19 and 20 of the series. Furthermore, BMW (221 points) is leading SEAT in the Manufacturers' Championship prior to the races at the former Portuguese colony by ten points.

    • Five Questions, Five Answers: Interview With the BMW Title Aspirants:

      Five questions, five answers: Interview with the BMW title aspirants.
      Munich, 10th November 2006. Three drivers from the BMW national teams competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) hope to become the 2006 champion during the season finale, which is held in Macau on 19th November. Andy Priaulx (GBR) of BMW Team UK travels to the former Portuguese colony second in the championship, having 59 points under his belt. BMW Team Germany's Jörg Müller (GER) holds third place, being on equal points with the reigning champion. His sixth-placed team-mate, Dirk Müller (GER), has 53 points to his tally. Prior to the title decider at the "Guia Circuit", the three drivers talk about the exciting season and the showdown in Macau.

    • FPR Scores Podiums in Races 2 & 3 in Tasmania:

      November 12, 2006 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) drivers Jason Bright and
      Mark Winterbottom have finished second and third overall after a drama
      filled three races at the 11th Round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series
      at Symmons Plains Raceway today.

    • FPR Scores a 1-2 in Race One in Tasmania:

      November 11, 2006 - FPR Falcon drivers Jason Bright and Mark Winterbottom
      have raced to the first ever 1,2 finish for the Prodrive team at Tasmania's
      Symmons Plains Raceway today.

    • “DTM Fan” Valentino Rossi Tests AMG-Mercedes C-Class:

      Valentino Rossi tested a DTM car for the first time at Hockenheim today. The 27-year-old Italian impressed with consistently fast lap times with Mika Häkkinen's 2006 AMG-Mercedes C-Class.

    • Marsh Hopes Practice will Make Perfect:

      Dunlop MSA British Touring Car driver Richard Marsh is planning to make the cockpit of a Renault Clio Cup car his second home during the winter months, in a bid to make sure he is fully prepared for next year’s BTCC competition.

    • FPR Takes Field Leading Pace Across Bass Strait:

      November 8, 2006 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) heads to Tasmania this weekend for the 11th Round of the 2006 V8 Supercar Champioship Series, the Ferodo Triple Challenge being held at Launceston's Symmons Plains Raceway.

    • FPR and CAT to End Partnership After 2006:

      November 6, 2006 - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) wish to advise that their
      partnership with Caterpillar will end at the completion of the 2006 season.

  • October 2006
    • Audi and Frentzen Split:

      Audi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen (39) will part company after just one DTM season. The former Formula 1 driver had prematurely parked his Audi A4 DTM in Sunday’s DTM finale at Hockenheim following a collision and later stated that he had not been fully supported by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline during the 2006 season having not been accepted within the Audi squad.

    • Hockenheim: Bruno Spengler Gets Fourth DTM Win, Runner-up in the Championship:

      Bruno Spengler (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes C-Class) won the final round of the 2006 DTM at Hockenheim. With his fourth victory of the year, the Canadian ended the season runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship behind Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes C-Class). The German had clinched his fifth DTM Championship already two weeks ago at Le Mans and finished today’s race fourth behind Jamie Green (Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes C-Class) and Tom Kristensen (Audi A4 DTM). For Mercedes-Benz it is the 50th DTM race win since 2000 (including the Shanghai invitational event in 2004), the fourth 1-2 victory this year and the ninth consecutive success in Hockenheim since the 2002 season finale.

    • Audi Rejects Criticism by Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

      Former Formula 1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen stated in TV interviews following the DTM finale at Hockenheim that he had not been treated fairly by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline during the 2006 season and had not been accepted within the Audi squad. AUDI AG wishes to comment on these statements.

    • Spectacular Appearance of the New Audi R8:

      Shortly before the start of the DTM’s final round, Le Mans winner Marco Werner did two demo laps with the 420-hp mid-engine sports car on the Hockenheimring.

    • Tom Kristensen, Audi Close Out DTM Season Finale on the Podium + Results:

      Tom Kristensen claimed another podium finish for Audi in front of a record crowd of 149,000 spectators at the DTM finale at Hockenheim. The Dane driving for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline finished third in a riveting race characterised by hard fought battles and numerous retirements. Despite the front suspension of Kristensen’s Siemens Audi A4 DTM being damaged after contact with Jamie Green’s Mercedes during the opening stages of the race, he kept new DTM Champion Bernd Schneider at bay for the entire distance.

    • Hockenheim: First DTM Pole Position for Audi Driver Frentzen + Grid:

      Heinz-Harald Frentzen clinched the top grid position for Audi in a nail-biting qualifying for the DTM’s final round at Hockenheim. This means that for the first time, the former Formula 1 star will start from pole in his 32nd DTM race this Sunday (live coverage on "Das Erste” starting at 1:45 p.m. local time). With Martin Tomczyk and Tom Kristensen on places four and five, three Audi A4 DTM cars run by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline are occupying the top five positions on the starting grid.

    • Hockenheim: DTM Qualifying Recap: Hakkinen to Start Sixth:

      Mika Häkkinen (AMG-Mercedes C-Class) will start Sunday’s race from sixth on grid after setting a time of 1:33.797 ahead of Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes C-Class) who was seventh with a 1:33.880. Daniel la Rosa (TrekStor AMG-Mercedes) qualified his last year’s C-Class eighth with a 1:35.433.

    • Abt and Ekstrom Quickest Audi Drivers in DTM Test Sessions:

      In the DTM’s final round, Christian Abt and Mattias Ekström were the quickest Audi drivers on Friday. Christian Abt in the Playboy Audi A4 DTM set the morning’s third-best time in the rain. In the afternoon, Mattias Ekström in the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM, who finished in second place, was the quickest Audi driver. The Swede missed the day’s best time set by Bruno Spengler by merely 188 thousandths of a second.

    • Ferrari World Finals Gets Underway:

      The 2006 Ferrari World Finals event got underway Wednesday at the Monza circuit (Milan.) The first drivers to take to the track were those in the North American Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy, who had a free practice session to themselves.

    • First Official Ferrari World Finals Qualifying Sessions at Monza:

      Today saw the first qualifying sessions for the 2006 Ferrari World Finals held at Monza (Milan.) The event (advanced sales: www.ticketone.it ) that brings the Prancing Horse racing season to a close got underway with the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge championships, with the historic cars first tackling free practice while the F430 Challenge cars had their qualifying sessions.

    • Niarchos & Mullen: 2006 British GT Champions!:

      Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen are the winners of the 2006 British GT Championship after taking points in both of this weekend’s season-closing races at Magny Cours in France. The pair took pole position for both races and fastest lap in today’s race but chose to play the sensible game and fight for the Championship, rather than the individual race wins. The strategy paid off and today’s result also confirms Scuderia Ecosse as the 2006 Championship-winning team.

    • LNT: The Final Weekend:

      The crucial weekend has arrived… The final weekend of the British GT2 Championship. Only Team LNT and
      Scuderia Ecosse are here at Magny Cours – the Vauxhall Monaro was down on the list to be racing as well, but
      unfortunately they withdrew their entry last Thursday.

    • Angelelli Puts Cadillac on Podium in SPEED GT Season Finale:

      All three of the Team Cadillac CTS-V race cars survived the season finale of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but they bore the wounds of battle at the conclusion of the wild 27-lap race.

    • Tommy Archer Leads the Charge for Dodge in Speed World Challenge GT Series:

      Tommy Archer once again led the charge for Dodge Motorsports and the Manufacturers’ championship, finishing sixth after starting in the fifth position in the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT series season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway. But it was not quite enough to hang on to the Manufacturer’s point lead and take home the big prize for Dodge Motorsports.

    • Robb Holland is Highest Finishing Dodge, Rookie in SCCA Touring Car Season Finale:

      Robb Holland carried the banner for Dodge Motorsports in the SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car series season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend. With his 12th place finish, He was the highest-finishing Dodge and the highest-finishing rookie in his No. 67 3R Racing/Dodge SRT/ Dodge SRT4.

    • The PSI Experience Corvette C6.R Betrayed by the Weather:

      One week after the double race on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, which was also the curtain raiser for the DTM, all the competitors in the FFSA-GT championship came together at Magny-Cours, in the Nièvre region, for the highly awaited final round, and with the climatic conditions adding spice to the event …

    • 2nd and 4th for Ford Performance Racing:

      October 23, 2006 - Ford Credit FPR Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom has raced
      to a storming second place overall finish in the 10th round of the 2006
      Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Surfers Paradise Street
      Circuit yesterday. (October 22)

    • Mark Winterbottom Third in Race One at Indy:

      October 21, 2006 - Ford Credit FPR Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom has
      finished third in today's first of three V8 Supercar races held on the
      streets of Surfers Paradise.

    • Audi Target Victory in DTM Finale:

      Despite the title having been decided already, DTM fans can look forward to an exciting season finale. At the tenth and final DTM round at Hockenheim on 29 October, the Audi drivers will do everything in their powers to record their fifth win of the season and level the score in the prestigious duel against Mercedes-Benz. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen, currently third in the point standings, still has the chance to claim the runner-up honours.

    • LNT: Championship Decider Approaches:

      The British GT2 Championship reaches its climax this weekend, 21st - 22nd October 2006 in France at the
      Magny Cours circuit.

    • Successful Start for Care's 'New' Engine:

      The first outing for Care Racing’s prospective “customer engine”, at the penultimate round of the FFSA French GT Championship at Le Mans this weekend, has been seen as successful and the FFSA and ACO have expressed interest in the new concept. The new engine, developed by Prodrive for Care Racing, does not use restrictors to limit the maximum power output of an engine but instead the power is limited electronically with electronic throttles and a recording system.

    • British GT: Scuderia Ecosse Gunning for the Title:

      Edinburgh – 16 October 2006: This is it! The 2006 British GT Championship has gone down to the wire and the title will be decided this weekend at Magny Cours in France . Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen have won an incredible 10 of the 12 races so far this year but still need a good result at Magny Cours to clinch the title.

    • Spectacular come back!:

      Less than half day after having clinched a great podium at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, the PSI Experience team were back on the track in front of a large crowd for the second leg, which also hosted the well-know DTM on French soil. And once again the Corvette C6.R, in the hands of Markus Palttala and Pertti Kuismanen proved themselves with a remarkable battle up through the ranks…

    • Audi Weekend Recap (13-15 October):

      News from the Audi Group for the weekend of 13 October 2006.

    • Three Fine Finishes for Marsh:

      Team Farécla driver Richard Marsh has enjoyed by far and away his best weekend of the 2006 BTCC season. The beautifully turned out yellow Peugeot 307 has finally come good with a trio of strong finishes well inside the top twenty in arguably the toughest fought meeting of the season.

    • Le Mans: Exciting DTM Debut, Kristensen on Podium:

      34,000 spectators witnessed the successful début of the DTM around the Circuit Bugatti at Le Mans and yet another thrilling race, in which Tom Kristensen was the best Audi driver. The Dane had put himself in an excellent position, to possibly take the championship fight all the way to the Hockenheim finale on 29 October, after securing a front row slot in qualifying. However, at the start the Dane lost three positions and the title chances as a result. Kristensen fought his way back up to third. Kristensen nevertheless dropped to third overall in the championship standings and is now three points behind Bruno Spengler. Fifth position for Bernd Schneider was enough to win the title with a race to spare.

    • Le Mans: Schneider Wins His Fifth DTM Championship:

      For the second time in his DTM career and after the Nürburgring event, Spengler started from pole position. Häkkinen and Green had qualified third and fourth respectively and lined up on the second row. Spengler accelerated into an immediate lead followed by Green and Häkkinen. Margaritis dropped from sixth on the grid to eighth.

    • Martin Tomczyk Cuts Hair, Dr Wolfgang Ullrich Using Walking Aids:

      At Le Mans Dr Wolfgang Ullrich needed walking aids. The Head of Audi Motorsport had to have a meniscus operation. For longer distances in the paddock, Dr Ullrich used a golf cart.

    • Cindi Lux, Jeff Robbins Get Podium Finishes for Dodge at SCCA Championship Runoffs:

      Dodges lead majority of T1 Division Race before bad luck takes them out of Contention for Win

      Dodge Motorsports leads the field for the majority of the T1 race in the ‘super bowl’ of amateur road racing this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka. Scotty B. White and Cindi Lux led with their Vipers for Dodge, between the two of them leading for three-fourths of the race. Lux and Jeff Robbins would finish second and third, giving Dodge two podium finishes in the prestigious Runoffs®™.

    • A Podium Place Snatched!:

      Penultimate meeting of the FFSA-GT French Championship this weekend at Le Mans, one week before the highly awaited final round at Magny-Cours. After their double success at Albi, the PSI Experience team couldn’t wait to get back into this French competition, and the two Finns Pertti Kuismanen and Markus Palttala were fully determined to stay on a high note …

    • It’s Green for Go at Silverstone for Marsh:

      Team Farécla driver Richard Marsh is celebrating a trouble-free practice and qualifying day at Silverstone, in the run-up to the final races of this season’s British Touring Car Championship. The bright yellow Peugeot 307 will line up on the grid for Round 28, in 20th place of the 26 cars entered

    • Audi Driver Kristensen Keeps DTM in Suspense During Qualifying Thriller + Grid:

      The penultimate DTM round promises to be another race full of suspense: in the first event of the most popular international touring car series staged at Le Mans (France) this Sunday two of the three candidates for the title, Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen and Bruno Spengler, will be starting the race from the front row of the grid. Front runner and favourite for the title Bernd Schneider on the other hand merely took grid position nine in the qualifying. If the race were to produce the same result, the decision in the fight for the title would not come about until the finale at Hockenheim.

    • DTM Le Mans Qualifying: Pole for Bruno Spengler:

      Mika Häkkinen (AMG-Mercedes C-Class) qualified third fastest with a 1:30.853. Alongside him on the second row will start Jamie Green (Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes). On his final lap, the English driver got stuck behind Martin Tomczyk (Audi), lost more than half a second and a place on the first row of the grid. He ended up fourth with a 1:31.062. Alexandros Margaritis (EasyRent AMG-Mercedes/1:31.324) with the 2005 C-Class will start sixth – his best DTM qualifying result.

    • 10 Dodges in SCCA Runoffs:

      Dodge Motorsports competes in Topeka, K.S., this weekend in three different divisions among a field of 700 road-racing aces in the Sports Car Club of America Club Series Runoffs. The Runoffs are considered to be the Super Bowl of amature road racing, and Dodge has successfully put five drivers in the top-10 in qualifying for the event at the 2.5 mile Heartland Park Topeka road course.

    • Le Mans: DTM Round Starts with Audi Setting Best Time:

      The "King of Le Mans" has started the DTM’s first round at Le Mans (France) in a manner befitting his station: in the first test on the 4.180-kilometre Bugatti Circuit the Dane Tom Kristensen in the Siemens Audi A4 DTM set the best time on Friday morning. In the second test in the afternoon, as well, the seven-time winner of Le Mans, in second position, was the quickest Audi driver.

    • Care Racing Ferrari 550 to Enter Le Mans this Weekend:

      Care Racing Development will enter one of its Championship-winning Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the penultimate round of the FFSA French GT Championship this weekend.

    • Determined Double for Marsh:

      Team Farécla driver Richard Marsh will make two distinct changes to his Peugeot 307 at this weekend’s final MSA Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Silverstone, in a bid to end his season on a high.

    • Three in a Row for Chevrolet: Nicola Larini Visits Podium Again + Results:

      Chevrolet made it three WTCC podiums in a row in Valencia today. Nicola Larini finished third in race 1 and fourth in race 2, while Alain Menu finished eighth in race 1 to start from pole position in race 2. Rob Huff on the other hand was the innocent victim of another drivers’ optimistic overtaking manoeuvre which turned sour at the start of race 1.

    • DTM Le Mans, Preview: Three Points, Two Races, One Decision:

      Prior to the ninth race of the season at Le Mans this coming weekend, Schneider leads the table with 62 points followed by Tom Kristensen (Audi) 18 points behind. In Le Mans and the season’s final at Hockenheim two weeks later, a driver can score a maximum of 20 points.

    • Fisken Flies at Historic Spa Six Hour:

      Gregor Fisken, owner of the Kensington-based fine automobile dealership that bears his name, finished 2nd overall last weekend in the “Woodcote Trophy”, a feature event at the prestigious Spa 6 Hour historic racing event.

    • Audi A4 DTM Makes Le Mans Race Debut:

      The Audi "factory” team competes for a second time at Le Mans this year: Following the historical triumph with the R10 TDI diesel sportscar at the 24 Hour race in June, the Audi A4 DTM now celebrates its Le Mans début. From 13 to 15 October, the most popular international touring car series makes it first appearance ever at one of the world’s most historical circuits.

    • Gran Turismo HD to Feature Ferrari GT Cars:

      Gran Turismo® HD featuring Ferrari GT Cars Polyphony Digital Inc. has announced a new and exciting collaboration together with Ferrari S.p.A. Ferrari cars will appear starting with the upcoming Gran Turismo® HD, coming to the PLAYSTATION® 3 format in 2007 in Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe.

    • Davison Pulls Out a Bathurst Ripper with Seconds to Spare:

      Alex Davison put in a scorching lap around Mount Panorama to land pole position in his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car at round six of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup which began in Bathurst today.

    • FIA GT3 - New Future Direction for the Australian GT Championship:

      From the inception of the category at the original meeting held at Sandown Raceway in 2004 with all the interested competitors, it was agreed that for GT Sportscars to move forward a stable set of International rules was required, with the British GT3 rules as a starting point.

    • Chevrolet Takes Second Title:

      The eighth and final round of the ADAC Procar Championship was held at Oschersleben , Germany yesterday and thanks to a great finish from the Maurer Motorsport Chevrolet Lacetti drivers Vincent Radermecker and Rainer Bastuck they clinched the Teams title. Having already secured the Drivers title (Rademecker) at the previous round at Salzburgring , Austria this was a great end to the team’s maiden season.

    • Kinetic Motorsports Back Home Following Exciting IMSA Weekend at Road Atlanta:

      Kinetic Motorsports made the short trip home from its home track of Road Atlanta after competing in the sixth installment of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin. Kinetic Speed Shop owner, Russell Smith and the rest of the Kinetic crew were present for the race and maintained high hopes for positive results at the track which Kinetic frequently acquires for testing as well as for client practice sessions.

    • Audi Recaps from the Weekend of the 29/9-01/10:

      Audi recaps from the weekend of the 29/9-01/10.

  • September 2006
    • Tommy Archer Claims Third Podium in a Row:

      Tommy Archer posted a second place finish after an eyebrow-raising pass on the final straightaway of the final lap at Road Atlanta. It was his third podium in a row and his fifth of the season in Speed World Challenge GT Series competition. With the run in his No. 5 C3 Controls/Autohaus Motorsports/ SRT Dodge Viper, he put Dodge Motorsports into the lead in the Manufacturer’s Points Standings and sustains the momentum he began at Road America.

    • Pilgrim Scores Crucial Win for Cadillac in Road Atlanta SPEED GT:

      Team Cadillac turned in a championship-caliber performance today in the ninth round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT at Road Atlanta. Andy Pilgrim scored his first victory since joining Team Cadillac and racked up nine valuable points in the manufacturers championship for the wreath and crest. Ron Fellows finished third in his Cadillac CTS-V after a wild finish that saw the Canadian racer with four tires in the grass on the last turn.

    • Dodge Rookie Dan Aweida Gets Top 10 at Road Atlanta:

      Dan Aweida stole the show for Dodge at Road Atlanta in the SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car series, as the highest qualifying and highest finishing Dodge SRT4 driver in the field. Aweida started ninth and finished ninth, running as high as seventh during the race, and posted his first-career top-10 finish. He was the highest finishing rookie in the race, and received the Piloti Rookie of the Race Award for his drive. The Boulder, Co., native was happy to take the checkered flag, since he’s had bad luck keep him from the finish in his previous starts this season.

    • Porsche Unveils 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR:

      The latest version of the Porsche 911 sports car - type 997 - has already been hailed by the media, dealers and owners as the best 911 ever, so it is no surprise that the North American unveiling of the race car version, the 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, today at Road Atlanta has caused equal excitement.

    • Le Mans Legends Present New Audi R8:

      How close and intensive the link between production cars and motorsport is at Audi was proved by the presentation of the Audi R8 prior to the official opening of the Salon d`Automobile in Paris: factory driver Tom Kristensen and Jacky Ickx, who between them clinched a total of 13 victories in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, presented the new spectacular sports car together with Audi Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn. The launch of the brand’s sporty spearhead marks Audi’s revival of the Audi R8, the five-time winner of Le Mans, now, three years after the unveiling of the Le Mans quattro concept car.

    • Road Atlanta: Dodge Speed World Challenge GT Qualifying Recap - Tommy Archer:

      Tommy Archer grabbed the pole at Road Atlanta for round nine of Speed World Challenge GT competition, getting his third pole of the season and tying Dodge with Porsche for the lead in the GT Manufacturers’ points standings.

      Archer, who sits seventh in the driver points standings, says they found the speed when they made the right adjustments on the car after Wednesday’s practice sessions.

    • LNT Fighting Hard in British GT:

      Qualifying isn’t normally thetime to be setting up the car for the race, but the typical British weather has
      meant most teams are having to do just that.

    • Chevy Team to Enter First Female Driver in WTCC:

      Maria de Villota, age 26, will make her World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) debut Oct. 8 at Valencia in a Chevrolet Lacetti, becoming the first woman to ever compete in the series.

    • Road Atlanta: Dodge SCCA GT Race Preview - Within One Point of Lead:

      Dodge Motorsports’ Sports Car Club of America drivers head south for round nine of Speed World Challenge Series competition, looking to bring Dodge into the spotlight by taking the lead in the GT class manufacturer’s championship standings. Tommy Archer will be racing for his third podium in a row in the GT series while Dodge’s Touring Car series drivers will compete to be the one who gets Dodge Motorsports its first victory in the Touring Car series.

    • Team Cadillac Enters Three CTS-V Race Cars for Crucial Road Atlanta SPEED GT Race:

      As the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series is winding down, Team Cadillac is ratcheting up its effort to win its second consecutive SPEED GT manufacturers championship. Facing a seven-point deficit going into the penultimate round of the 10-race series, Team Cadillac will field a trio of CTS-V race cars driven by Max Angelelli, Ron Fellows, and reigning SPEED GT champion Andy Pilgrim in the 50-minute race at Road Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 29.

    • British GT: Another Strong Performance for Scuderia Ecosse:

      Silverstone, UK – 24 September 2006: Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen stretched out their lead in the 2006 British GT Championship with a dominant victory at Silverstone today. The pair now have a four-point lead after winning 10 of the 12 races so far.

    • Audi Weekend Racing Recap for the Weekend 24-25/9:

      News from the Audi Group after the weekend's action

    • Chevrolet Continues Podium Streak + Results:

      Chevrolet driver, Nicola Larini joined his team mates as a WTCC podium finisher by finishing third in the second of the Istanbul races, today. It is Chevrolet's fourth podium finish (of which two wins) this season, clearly confirming Chevrolet's target to become a podium contender at every round.

    • Audi Driver Martin Tomczyk Celebrates First DTM Victory + Results:

      The 42,000 spectators who watched the first ever Spanish DTM race at Barcelona may well come again next year. They witnessed a spectacular battle between Audi and Mercedes-Benz, from which the Audi A4 DTM once again emerged as winner: After 58 extremely hard fought laps, the German Martin Tomczyk, who started from pole position, celebrated his first DTM victory ever at the wheel of the Red Bull A4 DTM from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Heinz-Harald Frentzen took third place and in doing so claimed his second podium finish since joining Audi. Mattias Ekström rounded out the Audi triumph with his fourth position, which he claimed despite being given a controversial ‘drive-through’ penalty.

    • DTM Barcelona: Schneider Second and Remains Overall Leader:

      Schneider started fourth and maintained this position on the opening lap whilst Häkkinen dropped from fifth to sixth. Green was involved in a collision after the start without own fault; he came into the pits and retired. Spengler who started 19th tangled with Stefan Mücke; the Canadian resumed 13th whilst Mücke was 17th. The Safety Car was deployed until the end of lap five.

    • Carlos Sainz Elated by Audi A4 DTM, VIPs Galore at Spanish DTM Debut:

      Two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz drove the Audi A4 DTM racing taxi at Barcelona and just couldn’t get his fill of the DTM feeling. "The car is incredibly huge fun,” said the Volkswagen factory driver who fought a hot duel with Mattias Ekström during the taxi runs.

    • Audi Dominates DTM Qualifying at Barcelona + Grid:

      With a commanding qualifying performance in the rain Audi secured the top three positions on the grid for the first DTM race in Spain at Barcelona. In difficult conditions Martin Tomczyk (24) in the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM took the fourth pole position in his DTM career – the first since Hockenheim in October 2004. Heinz-Harald Frentzen, for the first time since joining Audi, will start from the front row of the grid. Tom Kristensen, coming third, was quicker, as well, than Bernd Schneider in the best Mercedes. Mattias Ekström will start the race immediately behind the leader of the standings from the third row.

    • Barcelona: Mercedes DTM Qualifying Schneider on the Second Row:

      In the first part of qualifying on a damp track, Schneider was fastest with a 1:14.372. Jamie Green (Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes C-Class) was the second fastest Mercedes-Benz driver in sixth place ahead of Margartitis in seventh place. Häkkinen was ninth. Daniel la Rosa (TrekStor AMG-Mercedes C-Class/1:15.266), Stefan Mücke (TV Spielfilm AMG-Mercedes C-Class/1:15.277), Bruno Spengler (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes/1:15.324) and Susie Stoddart (AutoScout24 AMG-Mercedes C-Class/1:15.407) ended up 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th respectively. The gap between Schneider in first and Stoddart in 20th place was 1.035sec. Spengler, the dominant winner in the wet two races ago at the Nürburgring, this time was second to last less than a second behind Schneider.

    • Pierre Kaffer Quickest Audi DTM Driver at Barcelona:

      In the DTM’s first round in Spain Pierre Kaffer (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) was the quickest Audi driver on Friday. On the 2.949-kilometre version of the Grand Prix circuit in Barcelona Kaffer in his Castrol Audi A4 DTM drove the fourth-quickest lap. The Geman was merely 0.204 seconds short of the day’s best time set by the current leader of the standings, Bernd Schneider.

    • Marsh in Bouyant Mood:

      Team Farécla driver Richard Marsh is convinced this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship encounter at Brands Hatch will be the meeting where his squad’s luck finally changes.

    • Preview: Scuderia Ecosse Look to Extend Lead in British GT:

      Edinburgh – 20 September 2006: Having only just returned from Italy , the Scuderia Ecosse team heads straight to Silverstone this weekend for the next instalment of the 2006 British GT Championship Challenge. It is possible that the single two-hour race on Silverstone’s International Circuit turns out to be the title-decider, but will Nathan Kinch and Andrew Kirkaldy be handing over their crowns to Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen or to the LNT Panoz drivers?

    • Barcelona: Mercedes DTM Race Preview:

      Prior to the race at Barcelona Bernd Schneider (Vo-dafone AMG-Mercedes) is the overall leader with 54 points ahead of Tom Kristensen (Audi A4 DTM) with 44 and Bruno Spengler (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) on 39 points.

    • Rally World Champ Carlos Sainz in Audi A4 DTM:

      DTM fans can look forward to a double-debut this coming weekend: The most popular international touring car race series rolls-out in Spain for the first time in its history. And Volkswagen factory driver Carlos Sainz will drive a DTM race car for the first time: The two-time Rally World Champion chauffeurs VIP guests in the 460 hp Audi A4 DTM race taxi around the circuit at Barcelona on Saturday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

    • Chevrolet Wins German ADAC Procar Championship:

      With two races still to go Belgian Vincent Radermecker has taken the champion’s title of the prestigious German ADAC Procar touring car series in one of the ex-RML Chevrolet Lacetti’s. A win and second place at the Salzburgring last weekend secured the title for Radermecker. Team mate Rainer Bastuck also had a successful weekend with a third and second place respectively.

    • Audi DTM Drivers Target Another Victory at Barcelona:

      The 2006 DTM season enters the finishing straight with a premiere: For the first time in DTM history, the most popular international touring car racing series comes to Spain. The final spurt in the DTM starts on 24 September around the Circuit de Catalunya situated on the outskirts of Barcelona before heading to Le Mans (France) for the first time three weeks later and culminates with the final race at Hockenheim (Germany) on 29 October.

    • DTM 2006: More Exciting Than Ever !:

      For the first time since its remarkable revival in 2000, the DTM, the most popular international touring car series, will be having a round in France this year.

    • Mercedes and Audi - a Titanic Battle:

      With ten cars each on the grid for this year’s races, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are the car manufacturers competing in the DTM 2006. This duel of two premium brands is the revival of a prestigious battle: in the 1930s, Audi’s predecessor Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz were racing against each other with the legendary “Silver Arrows” at racing circuits all over Europe.

    • Mazda Reliability Secures Three Car Finish at Britcar 24 Hour Race:

      This weekend's Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race at Silverstone saw all three Mazda RX-8s that finished last year's 24 hour race complete the round the clock marathon of flat out racing for the second consecutive year.

    • Audi Driver Thed Bjork on Title Course:

      STCC: Audi driver Thed Björk has made a big step towards winning the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC). Despite carrying 60 kilograms of handicap weight, Björk finished the second last round of the season at Knutstorp in second place with his Audi A4. Before the finale at Mantorp Park, the Swede enjoys a nine-point lead over BMW driver Richard Göransson, the only other driver who could still clinch the title. At Knutstorp, Team KMS Motorsport showed the strongest team performance of the year: Former champion Fredrik Ekblom let Björk past in the final laps, also taking a podium finish with his third place. Team owner Tommy Kristoffersson finished fourth with the team’s third Audi A4 STCC.

    • Pole and victory for the PSI Experience Corvette C6.R!:

      After a lengthy summer break the FFSA GT Championship of France has taken off once again this weekend on the Albi circuit, where the PSI Experience have entered a single Corvette, the C6.R entrusted to the Finnish pair Pertti Kuismanen and Markus Palttala.

    • Australian Legend, Peter Brock Killed While Competing in the Targa West:

      Australian Touring Car legend Peter Brock died today after an accident in the Targa West near Perth, Western Australia.

    • Chevrolet Launches WTCC Ultra Concept Car:

      Chevrolet Europe will present its vision of the next generation WTCC contender at the Paris Motor Show on September 30.

    • Mosport: Dodge SCCA Weekend Recap:

      Dodge Motorsports’ SCCA drivers braved the rainy weather to bring home another solid weekend for Dodge. After the races in Mosport, Dodge Motorsports pulled to within one point of the GT manufacturer’s Championship with a podium finish in the GT race. Between both the GT and Touring Car series, Dodge had four drivers with a finish inside the top-10.

    • Fisken Second at Goodwood in Last Front-Engined Ferrari GP Car:

      The London-based fine automobile dealer Gregor Fisken came second in the Richmond Trophy race at this weekends Goodwood Revival, at the wheel of the last Ferrari front-engined Formula One car, the 246 Dino. The car is one which Fisken has been engaged to sell on behalf of its current owner, through his world-renowned dealership.

    • Rocketsports Racing Dominates Trans-Am Topeka Event:

      Taking part in the first of two 2006 Trans-Am races promoted by Heartland Park Topeka, Rocketsports drivers Paul Gentilozzi and Tomy Drissi finished the event in a typical Rocketsports Trans-Am fashion –

    • 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!

    • Tomlinson and Dean - Gluttons for Punishment!:

      Having just recovered from the Le Mans 24 hours, our irrepressible and dynamic duo come
      back for more… This time racing in the Silverstone BRITCAR 24 hour race over the
      weekend of September 9th and 10th.

    • RML and Chevy Win Again:

      Chevrolet driver Rob Huff scored his maiden WTCC win in Brno , today, having started in 24th position on the grid. Never before in the history of the World Touring Car Championship did a winning driver start further back. Huff’s and Chevrolet’s supremacy on this track were further emphasized by Alain Menu finishing in seveth in race one, and Nicola Larini finishing in seventh in race two, having started 25th on the grid.

    • Team Farecla Pulls Out All the Stops:

      Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship driver Richard Marsh has praised
      the efforts of his team for battling back from adversity to give him a car
      that was able to take part in today¹s action at Knockhill Circuit in

    • Audi Racing Around the World Weekend Recap:

      News from Audi after the weekend's racing.

    • 78,500 Watch Audi DTM Driver Kristensen Win at Zandvoort + Results:

      78,500 spectators at Zandvoort (the Netherlands) witnessed another captivating DTM weekend and a commanding victory by Tom Kristensen in the Siemens Audi A4 DTM. The Dane from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline performed a perfect start to take the lead, which he relinquished for merely one lap after his first tyre change. Martin Tomczyk finished third to complete Audi’s exploit on the Dutch North Sea coast.

    • Fellows Takes Third for Team Cadillac in Rainy Mosport SPEED GT Race:

      On a cold and rainy day in Canada, local hero Ron Fellows finished third in the 50-minute/23-lap SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mosport International Raceway. Starting his No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V on the pole on the rain-slick track, Fellows lost the drag race to the first turn to Michael Galati's all-wheel-drive Volvo S60R. He then lost second place to Tommy Archer's Viper on the 21st lap as his car suffered from an intermittent misfire. Andy Pilgrim suffered a similar misfire, finishing 21st after a pit stop failed to fix the problem.

    • WTCC: Brno Race Results:

      The results from Rounds 13 and 14, from Brno, Czech Republic.

    • Marsh Forced to Miss Knockhill Qualifying After More Engine Troubles:

      Team Farécla driver Richard Marsh was forced to skip this afternoon¹s Dunlop
      MSA British Touring Car Championship qualifying session after his Peugeot
      307 suffered engine damage during the second free practice session earlier
      in the day. The 38-year-old will now start tomorrow¹s first BTCC race from
      the back of the grid.

    • Audi DTM Driver Martin Tomczyk Wins Boat Race:

      The "1st Audi Dutzendteich Challenge”, in which the Audi DTM stars raced each other on a lake in the dunes of Zandvoort with so-called "paper boats” on Friday ended with a surprise: fears that the ten boats hand-crafted from cardboard by the Audi DTM teams might sink did not materialise in a single case.

    • Zandvoort: Three Audi DTM Cars on First Two Rows + Grid:

      In the qualifying practice for the DTM race at Zandvoort (the Netherlands) Audi managed to show the squad’s strongest performance so far this year. Five Audi drivers made it into the top eight in the three-part "shoot-out” for the best positions on the grid. Tom Kristensen, Martin Tomczyk and Mattias Ekström have put three Audi A4 DTM cars of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline on the first two rows. Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Pierre Kaffer will be lying in wait for the race starting at 2 p.m. (local time) on Sunday not far behind them, in positions six and eight.

    • Rocketsports Trans-Am Team Returns to Action:

      After the announcement that North America’s longest running road racing series, the Trans-Am series, will not take the green flag for its 41st season in 2006, Rocketsports Racing thought its end to an 18-year run in the series was red flagged for good. However, that red flag was not intended to remain permanent on the flag stand as two of the Rocketsports Jaguar R Performance XKR’s will take the green flag this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka.

    • Mosport: SPEED World Challenge Competition Dodge Preview:

      Dodge Motorsports’ SCCA drivers race into Canada this weekend for round eight of the SPEED World Challenge competition after a great weekend at Road America. Dodge, the only manufacturer that competes in both series, got its first podium finish in the Touring Car division and a win from the pole in GT competition there. They pack up and bring that momentum with them to Mosport.

    • Zandvoort: Audi DTM Driver Frentzen is Quickest Again:

      In the Dutch DTM round at Zandvoort, Audi driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen set the pace on the first day of practice yet again. Like at the Nürburgring two weeks ago, the former Formula 1 driver in the Veltins Audi A4 DTM entered by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline achieved the days’s best time time on Friday – and what is more – with an impressive lead of nearly three tenths of a second.

    • “Pool position” for Christian Abt at Zandvoort:

      After the creative part, now it’s time for the practical test: on Friday night, the Audi DTM stars will be putting to see in ten so-called paper boats – crafted by their mechanical crews with careful attention to detail from cardboard (!) – for the "1st Audi Dutzendteich Challenge” at Zandvoort (the Netherlands). The "pool” sitter will be Christian Abt, whose boat, "Bunny 1”, was selected by a professional jury as the most creative in what is arguably the "craziest race of the year”.

  • August 2006
    • Schumacher at “Ferrari Racing Days” at the Nurburgring:

      Michael Schumacher will take part in the final day of the “Ferrari Racing Days 2006” event, that takes place this coming weekend at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The event gets underway on Friday with the first timed practice for the penultimate round of the European Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy.

    • Brands Hatch: Team LNT British GT Round 10-11 Review:

      Luke Hines has put the number 57 Panoz on Pole for this afternoon’s race. Tom Kimber-Smith will start
      tomorrow’s race in 2nd place – but the Ferrari is behind the Panoz on both grids.
      After a sunny day yesterday in practice, today (Saturday) is showery. In morning practice, all three types of
      tyres were used – wets, intermediates and full slicks as the rain eased and the circuit began to dry out.

    • Marsh Solves Engine Problems in Time for Knockhill:

      Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship ace Richard Marsh has received a timely boost ahead of the next round of the series at Knockhill, after his Team Farécla squad identified the cause of the engine problems that prevented him from starting any of the races at Snetterton recently.

    • British GT: Scuderia Ecosse Brands Hatch Race Report:

      The Scuderia Ecosse team leaves Brands Hatch tonight as double-winners and Championship-leaders after a fantastic weekend of racing at the famous Kent Circuit. Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen took victory in both races after a terrific scrap with the LNT Panoz, the team’s main Championship challenger.

    • McRae Lines Up Sixth at Donington:

      For a rally driver, Colin McRae can peddle a sportscar rather well. After not running in the first practice session, he came back in qualifying and was running on pole early on

    • Porsche History Relives with 'Pink Pig' 911 GT3 RS:

      ProSpeed Competition won a first, unofficial award at today’s first day of qualifying for this weekend’s Zolder 24 Hours: that of most looked at car in the paddock. The reason for this is that the team’s lead Porsche 911 GT3 RS has swapped its traditional dark blue and grey livery, for a commemorative “Pink Pig” design.

    • Audi Aims Big In Decisive DTM at Zandvoort:

      The DTM title battle enters its decisive phase: Only four races remain before the winner of the most popular international touring car series this year will be named. Following his retirement at Brands Hatch and a brace of fifth place finishes at the Norisring and Nürburgring, Audi driver Tom Kristensen is twelve points behind championship leader Bernd Schneider (Mercedes). The next race at Zandvoort on 3 September is of particular importance for the Dane who drives for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline: Kristensen must do everything in his power to reduce the gap.

    • Zolder 24 Hours Will be Crucial for Prospeed Title Bid:

      Belgium’s national motorsports season will live its annual climax next weekend with the fifth round of the MVD Belcar Championship, the traditional Zolder 24 Hours.

    • Tommy Archer Leads Every Lap at Road America:

      Tommy Archer lead the Dodge brigade at Road America this weekend, leading every lap from the pole to win the seventh round of the GT series competition at Road America. Archer drove a flawless race in the No. 5 Autohaus Motorsports/C3 Controls/SRT Viper Competition Coupe to get his first win of the season and lead the Dodge camp with four drivers in the top-10 and six drivers in the top-15.

    • Robb Holland Grab's Dodge First Ever Podium Finish at Road America:

      Dodge drivers Robb Holland and Brian Smith put on a show for Dodge in the Speed World Challenge SCCA Touring Car series race at Road America, with solid top-10 qualifying starts and runs in the top-five throughout the day. Rookie driver Holland brought home his first-ever podium finish, and the first ever podium finish for Dodge in the Touring Car series.

    • Russell Extends Point Lead at Phillip Island:

      Round 4 of the STS Turbo Australian Performance Car Championship at Phillip Island Raceway in Victoria was another strong weekend for Newcastle teenager Drew Russell.

    • Audi in Action Around the World:

      Recaps from the Audi Group for last weekend's action.

    • Martin Tomczyk Clinches DTM Podium Result for Audi in Front of 116,000 + Results:

      116,000 spectators at the Nürburgring witnessed another thrilling DTM weekend on which Martin Tomczyk in the Red Bull A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline – finishing in third place – achieved a podium result for Audi. Tomczyk – aged 24 and thus the youngest of the Audi factory drivers – pushed fowards in the rain from tenth to fourth place with a lightning start, made up another position on the sixth lap and, in the final phase on the meanwhile dry track, even nearly caught up with the Mercedes of the current DTM leader, Bernd Schneider. Tomczyk thus made it to the podium again for the first time since the 2004 DTM finale at Hockenheim.

    • Audi DTM News:

      "Jubilee” for Christian Abt: The Audi factory driver contested his 70th DTM race at the Nürburgring. In all 70 events he was at the wheel of an Audi.

    • Road America: Team Cadillac SPEED GT Qualifying Recap - Frustration for Fellows and Pilgrim:

      Team Cadillac drivers Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim qualified sixth and seventh respectively today for Sunday's SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road America. Both Cadillac CTS-V drivers were stymied by a shortened qualifying session, yellow flags, traffic, and performance handicaps on the 4.0-mile Road America course.

    • Team Cadillac Qualifies Sixth and Seventh for SPEED GT at Road America:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis., August 19, 2006 - Team Cadillac drivers Ron Fellows
      and Andy Pilgrim qualified sixth and seventh respectively today for
      Sunday's SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road America. Both
      Cadillac CTS-V drivers were stymied by a shortened qualifying session,
      yellow flags, traffic, and performance handicaps on the 4.0-mile Road
      America course.

    • DTM: Audi Driver Kristensen on the Front Row at Nurburgring + Qualifying Results:

      Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen in his Siemens Audi A4 DTM will start from the firont row of the grid in the sixth round of the DTM at the Nürburgring. During the qualifying thriller on Saturday the Dane from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline was only bumped from the pole position to second place at the last moment of a nail-biting finale. In the sixth race of the season the Audi factory driver will start from the first row for as much as the third time – and, what’s more, ahead of the leader of the standings, Bernd Schneider (Mercedes).

    • Audi DTM Team News:

      Tom Kristensen will be contesting his first 24-hour race for mountain bikes this coming weekend near Århus in Denmark.

    • Forbes-Robinson to be Enshrined in Motorsports Hall of Fame:

      Sports car racing legend Elliott Forbes-Robinson will be inducted to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on Thursday evening in a ceremony at the State Theatre in Detroit, Mich. EFR, who will be honored for his lifetime achievements in motorsports, is one of seven inductees.

    • SCCA Dodge Drivers to Compete at Historic Road America This Weekend:

      Dodge Motorsports takes to the legendary Road America this weekend with 11 Dodge drivers behind the wheel of their Vipers and SRT4s in both the Touring Car and GT series competition.

    • DTM: Frentzen Sets Fastest Time of the Day at Nurburgring:

      By setting his first best time after joining Audi, Heinz-Harald Frentzen ("HHF”) underlined the fact that he is one of the candidates for victory in the DTM race at the Nürburgring on Sunday (live broadcast from 1:45 p.m. – local time – on "Das Erste”). The former Formula 1 driver from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in the cockpit of the Veltins Audi A4 DTM – at 1m 24.899s – drove the fastest lap of the day on his "home circuit” on Friday afternoon. Tom Kristensen, Martin Tomczyk and Frank Stippler were three other Audi drivers to make it into the top ten.

    • Dunlop Geared Up for Longest UK Race Event of the Year:

      The Britcar 24 Hours is the jewel in the UK endurance racing crown. Following the successful inaugural event in 2005, the marathon race returns to Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on September 9th and 10th and has attracted a diverse range of cars, and headline sponsorship from Dunlop.

    • Mazda RX-8 Enters 24 Hour Britcars Endurance Race:

      Mazda has taken the challenge yet again to put three production Mazda RX-8 four-door sports coupés through their paces with the second Silverstone Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race on 9 and 10 September 2006, Mazda announced today (Wednesday 16 August).

    • Audi Weekend Race Recaps From Around the World:

      News from the Audi Group

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News Tidbits from the WTCC

    • Rumour: Trans Am - Series to Relaunch?:

      Trans Am - Series to Relaunch?

    • Audi DTM Prepares for Nurburgring with Three Day Test:

      The Audi squad prepared itself for the eagerly awaited final spurt in the DTM with a three-day test at Oschersleben. The "second-half” of the most popular international touring car race series begins on Sunday, 20 August at the Nürburgring and at whose end an Audi driver should, if possible, head-up the championship table. After the opening five races, Tom Kristensen from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline lies eight-points behind championship leader Bernd Schneider – two less than the ten points that Kristensen lost within sight of the chequered flag due to an unlucky retirement whilst leading at Brands Hatch.

    • WTCC: BMW Race Report from Mexico:

      Dirk Müller most successful BMW driver in difficult Puebla rounds. Puebla (Mexico), 30th July 2006. During rounds 11 and 12 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in Puebla, BMW Team Germany’s Dirk Müller (GER) was the most successful driver of the BMW national teams. The 30-year-old managed to record sixth place in the first race and fourth position in race two. Next to Dirk Müller, Andy Priaulx (GBR) of BMW Team UK was also able to collect points at the 'Autodromo Miguel E. Abed'.

    • Pontiac Solstice Wins Again in SCCA Racing at Lime Rock:

      Recording the fastest lap (1:03:837) for the fourth Northeast Division national race this season, Pontiac Solstice scored its second victory of the year in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Showroom Stock B (SSB) class with a win at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. on July 30.

  • July 2006
    • Results: WTCC from Mexico:

      Results from race 1 and race 2 from Mexico

    • Audi Racing News From Around the World:

      Audi Racing News From Around the World

    • Rob Huff Okay After Massive Shunt in Puebla:

      The Mexican round of the 2006 World Touring Car Championship was a character building exercise for the Chevrolet team, with highs and lows. The highs came in race 1 when both Alain Menu and Nicola Larini made up quite some lost ground, despite the race track breaking up. The low was Rob Huff’s massive accident on the first lap of the first race, resulting in the British driver to be airlifted to the Puebla Trauma Centre, where a series of scans fortunately gave him a clean bill of health.

    • From Brazil to Mexico: WTCC Races in Puebla for the Second Time.:

      Munich, 24th July 2006. Six victories in ten races, 92 laps in the lead and first place in the drivers’ classification. Following the first half of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the BMW national teams can draw a positive half-time report. In the remaining five events of the season, the drivers are determined to continue to show good performances. Next weekend, the BMW drivers will have their first opportunity to do so, when rounds 11 and 12 of the series will be held in Puebla, Mexico. Following the races in Brazil, the event at the "Autodromo Miguel E. Abed" is the second stop this year for the series outside Europe.

    • WTCC: Chevrolet Heads to Mexico After Intensive Tests:

      The 2006 World Touring Car Championship will start the second half of the season in Puebla, Mexico, next weekend. After a first fly-away race in Brazil, the race at the Puebla-Amozoc track marks the second of four “overseas” races. And the team seems to like racing in South America, as all three WTCC drivers will help Chevrolet Argentina in their title bid in the national TC2000 touring car Championship later on this year.

    • GM Reports $3.2 Billion Loss, But Improved Second-Quarter Financial Results:

      General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today reported significantly improved 2006 second quarter financial results. Global automotive operations were profitable on an adjusted basis, excluding special items, for the first time since 2004, and the company posted a second consecutive quarter of record revenue.

    • DTM Norisring: Bruno Spengler Takes First DTM Victory:

      Like Dario Franchitti and Jan Mugnussen, Spengler won his first DTM race at the age of 22. Franchitti was 22 years and two days when he won his first DTM race at Mugello 1995, Magnussen won in Estoril at the age of 22 years and 33 days for the first time; today Spengler is 22 years and 334 days old. This demonstrates that the Mercedes-Benz concept of promoting young talents is successful for many years. After five out of ten races Schneider is the overall leader with 38 points ahead of Tom Kristensen (Audi A4 DTM) with 30 points. Spengler moved up to third with 24 points. 147,000 spectators attended the event during the weekend.

    • Audi Weekend Race Recaps From Around the World:

      News and results over the past weekend from Audi

    • Audi Driver Kristensen Maintains Chances for DTM Title at Norisring + Results:

      In front of a record crowd of 147,000 Audi driver Tom Kristensen clinched four points at Nuremberg’s Norisring, thus safeguarding his chances of winning the title. At the season’s mid-point the Dane from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline is ranking merely eight points behind the leader, Bernd Schneider, in second place of the standings.

    • Audi on Third Row in DTM Qualifying Thriller at Norisring:

      The Norisring continues to be a tricky place for the Audi A4 DTM: After two pole positions in a row at Oschersleben and Brands Hatch the best Audi will start from the third row at the "home race” in Nuremberg on Sunday. The fastest Audi driver in the qualifying thriller, which saw the best six cars finishing within merely 0.187 seconds of each other, was Brands Hatch winner Mattias Ekström. The Swede in the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline claimed the sixth-best time. The 2004 DTM Champion was lacking merely 29 thousandths for the second row.

    • New Audi S8 for Keke Rosberg:

      Former Formula 1 Champion Keke Rosberg used the opportunity of the Norisring race to pick up his new car in Ingolstadt. Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, handed over one the first new Audi S8 cars to the prominent Finn at the Audi Piazza on Friday.

    • Audi DTM Teams Prove Their Creativity:

      The presentation of the field of competitors in the "1st Audi Dutzendteich Challenge” at the Norisring paddock on Friday night attracted attention galore. In front of numerous enthusiastic fans and media representatives the Audi DTM teams presented their paper boats which the mechanics had handcrafted, displaying a great deal of creativity and careful attention to detail, for the Audi DTM drivers during the past few weeks.

    • FIA President Impressed with DTM Series:

      Audi driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen received prominent guests: At mid-day on Saturday the popular teeny band Tokio Hotel visited the garage of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline where the former Formula 1 driver explained the secrets of his Veltins Audi A4 DTM. For Sunday, pop singer Jeanette has announced her visit to the Audi garage.

    • Ekstrom, Audi Set DTM Pace at Norisring:

      After the exploits in the DTM races at Oschersleben and Brands Hatch, the "home race” at Nuremberg’s Norisring started well for Audi Sport too. In sweltering heat with temperatures of up to 33 degrees in the shade Mattias Ekström in the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline set Friday’s best time.

    • Lausitzring: ProSpeed MVD Weekend Preview - François Duval Has First Taste Of Porsche:

      Belgium’s premier Porsche team, ProSpeed Competition, is preparing for their summer marathon. Tomorrow the trucks will leave Belgium for round four of the MVD Belcar Championship at the Lausitzring in Germany on July 23rd, after which the team will hurry back to the Ardennes for the Spa 24 Hours, the annual GT fest for which practice starts less than four days after the Belcar race in Germany finishes. Just four weeks after Spa, there is Belgium’s second 24-hour race at Zolder, the main event of the Belcar championship. Or in other words: busy days ahead for reigning Belcar Class 2 Champions who upset the apple cart in 2005 by so nearly winning the championship overall. The man overseeing all the right troop movements is team co-owner and technical director, Luc Goris.

    • Blue Algae Prevent Audi Boat Race:

      The boat race of the Audi DTM stars scheduled to take place on the Dutzendteich lake in Nuremberg on Friday had to be cancelled. The Nuremberg public health authorities imposed a general bathing ban on the "Große Dutzendteich” which is immediately adjacent to the Norisring paddock. The enormous heat in recent weeks has promoted the generation of poisonous blue algae (cyanophyta) which may release so-called cyano-toxins. Contact with or swallowing of the water could trigger health problems such as nausea, vomiting or allergic reactions.

    • Audi Presents New DTM Collection:

      In time for the seasonal highlight at the Norisring in Nuremberg this coming weekend, Audi is presenting its new DTM collection.

    • DTM Norisring, Preview: High Noon in the Afternoon:

      2.54 million TV viewers in Germany watched the live broadcast with a market share of 18.9 percent; both were the best ratings for DTM races last year. Then the race had been started also at 17:35 h.

    • Audi DTM Stars Compete in Boat Race:

      Friday night will bring the moment of truth for Audi’s DTM teams: The "1st Audi Dutzendteich Challenge” will show whether or not the mechanics and engineers of the teams of Abt Sportsline, Phoenix, Rosberg and Futurecom TME are talented boat builders as well. In what is arguably the "craziest race of the year” the ten Audi DTM drivers will be competing in paper (!) boats crafted with careful attention to detail by their mechanical crews.

    • McCann Leads Dodge Motorsports with Fifth Place Finish:

      Mike McCann and Robb Holland carried the banner for Dodge Motorsports in this weekend’s inaugural event at Miller Motorsports Park. McCann, the top Dodge finisher, brought his No. 82 McCann Plastics/K&N Filters Dodge Viper home in the fifth position, while Holland gave Dodge its first top 10 in the Touring Series, bringing his 3R Racing Dodge SRT4 home in the ninth position in his first outing in a Dodge.

    • Double for Niarchos and Mullen:

      Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen did exactly what they needed to do at Snetterton this weekend, taking two comfortable wins in rounds six and seven of the 2006 British GT Championship. This brings their victory tally to a fabulous five-out-of-seven so far this year.

    • Pilgrim on Podium for Team Cadillac in Salt Lake City SPEED GT:

      Team Cadillac posted a strong finish in the inaugural SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Miller Motorsports Park as Andy Pilgrim and Ron Fellows were third and fourth respectively in their Cadillac CTS-Vs. The race was contested in 100-degree temperatures on the sprawling 4.5-mile circuit as both Cadillac drivers kept the heat on their rivals throughout the 14-lap race.

    • Team Cadillac to Start Fifth and Sixth in Inaugural Salt Lake City SPEED GT Race:

      After two days of intense testing and practice, Team Cadillac drivers Andy Pilgrim and Ron Fellows qualified fifth and sixth respectively for Saturday's inaugural SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Miller Motorsports Park. The team and drivers had to cope with high temperatures and high altitude at the new 4.5-mile road course in the Salt Lake Valley.

    • Audi DTM Shoots for Continuation of Winning Streak in “Home Game”:

      On Sunday, 23 July, the DTM’s highlight of the season will be on the agenda. The Norisring race in Nuremberg is the only street race on the calendar of the most popular international Touring Car series and is regarded as "Germany’s Monaco” by the racing community. The fifth DTM round is also Audi’s "home game” because the notorious city circuit between the Dutzendteich lake and the Frankenstadion sports arena is located merely about 90 kilometres from Ingolstadt.

    • Team Cadillac Ventures into the Unknown for Inaugural Salt Lake City:

      SALT LAKE CITY - Team Cadillac will venture into the unknown at the
      inaugural Utah Grand Prix on July 15. Going where no racer has gone
      before, Team Cadillac will take on America's newest road course circuit,
      the immense Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City. With 4.5 miles
      of virgin asphalt and 23 turns, it's the longest road course in America.

    • Wins for Blancardi and Huebner in Ferrari Challenge at Monza:

      The fifth round of the Italian Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the fourth of the European series, both featuring the F430, got underway today at the Monza circuit.

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News from the World Touring Car Championship

    • Ferrari Challenge on Track at Monza this Weekend:

      This weekend the Monza circuit hosts the fifth round of the Italian Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the fourth meeting of the European version of the same one-make series. Both 2006 series feature the F430 and are run over six events prior to concluding as part of the Ferrari World Finals, back here at Monza on 25 to 29 October, when also in action will be the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro for its usual end of season salute to its fans.

    • DTM Brands Hatch: Jamie Green Second:

      Green had qualified second and was second behind leader Kristensen at the first corner. Schneider improved from sixth to fifth whilst Spengler dropped to eighth behind Häkkinen.

    • Trofeo Audemars Piguet Maserati Europa 2006 - Maurizio Fabris is the new leader:

      The fourth round of the Trofeo Audemars Piguet Maserati Europa was disputed today at the German circuit of Oschersleben. The race order at the chequered flag was Diego Alessi, the Albert Thurn Und Taxis-Horst Von Saurma duo and Maurizio Fabris.

    • Ekström Scores First DTM Win as Audi Triumphs at Brands Hatch:

      Le Mans, Lime Rock, and Brands Hatch – the run of Audi wins in motorsport continued on the first weekend in July. Audi celebrated its 50th victory in the American Le Mans Series during the Audi R8 prototype’s final race only a fortnight after the historical maiden victory of a diesel powered sportscar at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 15 hours after crossing the finishing line at Lime Rock, yet another Audi driver, Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi A4 DTM), mounted the top step of the podium at the British DTM round at Brands Hatch.

    • Big Weekend for Audi - Full Recap:

      * - Mattias Ekström wins at Brands Hatch
      * - Audi R8 wins its last race
      * - Demo lap of the Audi R10 TDI in Ingolstadt
      * - Belgian Audi Club builds new Audi A4 Silhouette
      * - 1-2 victory for SEAT Brazilian WTCC event
      * - Accident costs Team B-Racing RS Line points

    • Results - DTM from Brands Hatch, England:

      Results for the DTM Round from Brands Hatch, England.

    • Results - WTCC from Curitiba, Brazil:

      Results - WTCC from Curitiba, Brazil

    • Qualifying Times for the WTCC Round in Brazil:

      Qualifying Times for the WTCC Round in Brazil

    • Photo Shoot, A Visit From David Richards, Spontaneous Football Between Audi and Mercedes PLUS Qualifying Times:

      Immediately after their arrival at Stansted, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Mattias Ekström headed for the centre of the City of London. There, the two Audi factory drivers posed in front of the famous Tower Bridge in a photo shooting session along with Mika Häkkinen and Jean Alesi.

    • Dodge Viper Competition Coupes and SRT4S Showcase Sonoma Style:

      The SPEED World Challenge Series took center stage this weekend in Sonoma in front of a capacity crowd there for the companion NASCAR race. It was a chance for the Dodges to shine in the California sun.

    • Audi Factory Driver Vanina Ickx in Portrait:

      She parachutes. She was the fist woman to cross the English Channel in an Ultra-Light plane. She holds, at 136 kph, the speed record on skis on a ski-jump. And since the start of the year, her "office” is a powerful 460-hp Audi A4 DTM.

    • Corvette Z06 Piston Assembly Highlights Race-To-Production Engineering:

      The piston assembly for the 2006 Corvette Z06 LS7 7.0-liter V-8 engine is one of the latest examples of race designs carrying over to production GM engines. Almost every aspect of the short skirt, high strength pistons and titanium connecting rods used in the 505 horsepower power plant is developed through race design know-how.

    • Dodge Motorsports SCCA Teams Taking to Hills of Sonoma:

      Nine Dodge Vipers and three Dodge SRT4s will hit the California roadcourse in conjunction with the Dodge Chargers of NASCAR’s NEXTEL Cup Series this weekend in Sonoma. The companion event will mean more fans, more racing and more Dodges on the track.

    • Audi Comes to England as DTM Leader:

      The Audi Sport team has had not much time to recover since the historical triumph with the Audi R10 TDI at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: On the first weekend in July, the next round of the DTM in Brands Hatch on the outskirts of London is on the agenda. The DTM and Sportscar projects run independently from one another within Audi Sport, however, many of the 150 employees are involved in both projects.

    • Team Cadillac to Have New Look and a New Audience for SPEED GT Race at Infineon Raceway:

      Team Cadillac will have a new look, a new audience, and a new course configuration when the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series stages its first race in conjunction with the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series road race at Infineon Raceway on June 23-25. Guest driver Johnny O'Connell will drive the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V with special graphics celebrating the release of the free downloadable Cadillac V-Series content pack for Microsoft's most popular racing game for Xbox 360; Project Gotham Racing 3.

    • Aston Martin Production V8 Vantage Fourth in Class at 24-hour Nürburgring:

      A factory prepared Aston Martin V8 Vantage has taken its place in the company’s history books after finishing a credible fourth in class and 24th overall at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race, among a field of largely motorsport-homologated cars.

    • Audi Triumphs at Le Mans, DTM Demo, Fire Destroys A4:

      News from the Audi Group.

    • Nuerburgring: Maserati GranSport Trofeo 24 Hour Reliability:

      At the Nuerburgring's legendary Nordschleife circuit, the GranSport Trofeo fielded by the Maserati R&D Factory Team crossed the line in 5th position in their category and 35th overall. In the driving seat was ex-Formula 1 driver, Jacques Laffite, Gianni Giudici, Patrick Hong and Richard Meaden. The result was proof of the vehicle's reliability.

    • Portugal GT Open Holds Great Promises:

      Expectation is growing steadily ahead of the Portugal GT Open, to be held in Estoril on 23-25 June, as we enter in the final week before the third event of the International GT Open, the new series for GT lovers launched by GT Sport.

    • Pontiac Solstice Wins First-Ever SCCA Race at Lime Rock:

      Recording the fastest lap for the third straight national race with a time of 1:03:930, Pontiac Solstice won its first Showroom Stock B (SSB) race of the young Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) season with a victory at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. on June 10.

    • Porsche Marks 50th Anniversary of Historic Targa Florio Victory:

      Stuttgart. -- The most successful of all sports car manufacturers in the history of endurance
      sports car racing, the company now known as Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is
      celebrating one of its biggest and most important racing victories in its storied motorsports
      history - June 10, 1956, at the Targa Florio.

    • News from the World Touring Car Championship:

      News from the World Touring Car Championship

    • Close to 300 Porsches Compete in Seven Groups This Weekend at The Glen:

      Right on the heels of a memorable Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix presented by Tissot, almost 300 Porsche machines take on the twists and turns of this storied road course this weekend.

    • Audi Weekend Racing Report - R10 TDI Strong, Unlucky Tire Gamble:

      News from the Audi group

    • Jorg Muller Takes Race 2 at Oschersleben:

      BMW Team Germany took a 1-3 in race two in the WTCC at Oschersleben. After a strong start Jorg Muller was fighting off an unexpected rival. Alfa Romeo driver, Aufusto Farfus was making full use of the 20kg weight advantage (FIA had ruled that Alfa Romeo could remove 20kg of weight from their cars after it was realised that the cars were not competitive)and was fighting for victory. Jorg Muller, however was up to the task and won out in the end, with a margin of 1.4 seconds.

    • Priaulx Takes Victory in Race 1 at Oschersleben
    • Priaulx Takes Pole in Oschersleben:

      Defending champion, Andy Priaulx has taken pole position for the WTCC round in Oschersleben. Priaulx timed his run to perfection in gaining the edge over the SEAT team. The SEAT Leon occupies the next three positions with James Thompson, Rickard Rydell and Gabriele Tarquini taking the fight to Priaulx.

    • Marc Gene Opens Ferrari Racing Days Event at Valencia:

      Marc Gene was delighted to officially open the Ferrari Racing Days event which runs up to Sunday 4th June at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit at Valencia. The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro test driver did several demonstration laps at the wheel of the F430 Challenge, the competition car based on the 8 cylinder road going berlinetta, which as from this year is used for the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy, run as separate series in Italy, Europe and North America.

    • New GB Drivers as Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Roars into Spain:

      This weekend (2,3,4, June) there will be three new drivers in the British team as the sound of 60 racing Ferrari V8s will howl around Ricardo Tormo race circuit in Valencia at the second round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in Spain. The weekend will also feature historic Ferrari racing and F1 Clienti Formula 1 cars.

    • Maserati Will Return to Red:

      The Trident will field a GranSport Trofeo in red livery, the Italian classical racing colour, in the next 24 Hour of Nuerburgring, on the legendary German circuit that measures 22 kilometres. Red was the colour employed by Italian competition cars before the advent of sponsors. Red was the colour in which Juan Manuel Fangio took the 1957 F1 world title in his Maserati 250 F at the Nordschleife, universally considered the greatest of his career. Red was also the colour of the Maserati 300 S that was victorious in the 1000 kilometres of Nuerburgring with the extraordinary crew of Moss-Behra-Taruffi-Schell at the wheel.

  • May 2006
    • Sporting Porsche 911 GT3 RS Unleashed for Road and Track:

      In October, Porsche will launch the new 911 GT3 RS in the UK. The GT3 RS is distinguished by its performance capability and an unadulterated driving experience similar to that of a racing car. But while particularly suited for use on the track, the car also meets all requirements for road-legal sports cars.

    • Sara GT Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo - Double Success for the Maserati MC12:

      In the third round of the Sara GT Italian Gran Turismo championship concluded today (Sunday 28 May) at Vallelunga. The Maserati MC12 fielded by Playteam Sara Free won both the two races run courtesy of the Gianbattista Giannoccaro-Toni Vilander pairing. In race 1, the Racing Box came home in second place with the Luca Cappellari-Piergiuseppe Perazzini crew at the wheel. Unfortunately, the pair were forced out of the second race after a crash. The double victory was a fine end to a weekend that began well with pole position in both sessions: Cappellari in the first and Giannoccaro in the second.

    • First laps at Le Mans for the Audi R10 TDI:

      News from the Audi group.

    • Edouard Michelin Dies in Tragic Boating Accident:

      Michelin CEO, Edouard Michelin has died in a boating accident on Friday May 26 2006. This information, reveled by the company, also states that the accident took place in Lille de Sein in Brittany, France.

    • Audi Weekend Round-up - Kristensen Wins in DTM, R8 Wins in ALMS:

      News from Audi in their various series'

    • Four Dodge Vipers Finish in the Top 10:

      While the rain kept the cars off the track and limited practice time, the Dodge Viper Competition Coupes and SRT4s had a competitive weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Menu Creates History at Brands Hatch:

      Swiss ace, Alain Menu gave Chevrolet their first WTCC win in the history of the competition. The Swiss driver pulled all of his skills earned in his stint in the British Championship to hold off the field in miserable conditions at the Brands Hatch circuit. Menu, who started on the first row made a great start and took advantage of Andy Priaulx's mistake as the Gurenseyman went off the road at the first corner. Menu made the most of this and made it into a historic race for the Chevrolet squad.

    • Yvan Muller Wins Race 1 at Brands:

      Frenchman Yvan Muller extended his series lead by winning race one of the Brands Hatch round of the WTCC. Run in wet conditions, the Ice Racing champion put all his experience into winning in these slippery conditions. SEAT teammates, Peter Terting and James Thompson created a SEAT lockout of the podium with Rob Huff's Chevy in forth. The top 8 was rounded out by Rickard Rydell (SEAT), Gabriele Tarquini (SEAT), Alain Menu (Chevrolet) and defending champion Andy Priaulx (BMW).

    • Results: DTM Round 3 from Oschersleben:

      Full results of round 3 of the DTM Championship from Oschersleben, Germany.

    • 64,000 Watch Audi DTM Driver Kristensen Win!:

      Tom Kristensen kept his word: The Audi factory driver claimed his second DTM race win at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from pole position and assumed, as a result, the championship lead in the most popular international touring car race series.

    • Impressive Field Ready for Mi-Ohio Round of IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge:

      For the second time in as many races, more than 40 Porsche Cup cars will take the green flag for the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin, this time at historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 45-minute race, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, follows a thrilling season-opener at Sebring in March that saw all 21 laps go green.

    • Audi DTM Drivers Save Tyres for Qualifying and the Race:

      Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen was the fastest Audi driver during practice for the third round of the DTM at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. In the Siemens Audi A4 DTM the Dane, driving for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, posted his personal fastest lap in a so-called "long-run”, a race simulation, during the second test in the afternoon.

    • Double win for the Maserati MC12s:

      At the Italian circuit of Misano Adriatico, second appointment of the Italian GT Championship, Maserati MC12s claimed a double win with Vilander-Giannoccaro (Playteam SaraFree) in first after race 1 (in second and third the Ferrari 430s driven by Zardo-Caffi and Pasini-Bobbi) and Luca Cappellari-Miguel Ramos (Racing Box, retired in race 1) winners of race 2, followed in second by Vilander-Giannoccaro and in third by Chiesa-Kessel’s Ferrari 575 GTC.

    • Audi Weekend Race Summary: R8 Wins in Houston, First Win for RS 4:

      ALMS: The two Audi factory drivers Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) extended their lead in the American Le Mans Series with a convincing win at the street race in Houston (US State Texas). At the end of the 2:45-hour night race, which was started at 8 p.m. local time, Capello and McNish had a five-lap advantage over their closest rival. Enviable reliability and Audi FSI Technology once again played important roles in the 62nd victory of the Audi R8 in 78 races.

    • Maserati to Compete at the 24 hours of Nürburgring:

      Maserati has officially announced that it will participate in the next "24 Hours of Nürburgring", which will be held on 17 June, at the legendary Nordschleife track.

    • News from the WTCC:

      News from the WTCC

    • Celebrities complete MINI CHALLENGE in Nuerburgring:

      The three German personalities completed their MINI adventure at the famous German track today as they finished the second of the weekends races. In front of thousands of motorsport fans producer and stuntman Herman Joha, actor Rene Steinke and comedian Axel Stein joined the 32 other professional MINI CHALLENGE drivers at the Nurburgring for the second eight lap race of the weekend.

    • German Celebrities Fight it out at the Nuerburgring:

      Proving that they have what it takes out on the track as well as on screen the three MINI CHALLENGE VIP celebrity drivers completed the first of the weekends two races at the world famous Nuerburgring in style. Germany’s finest stunt man Herman Joha provided the most entertainment determinedly fighting his way up through the grid from 25th to 18th place. He was as far up as tenth at one point during the race before suffering a knock at the hands of one of his competitors.

    • Visioneering to Aims to Create World's Fastest Diesel-Powered Auto... 300 Mph!:

      Visioneering, a leading engineering partner for automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries, is proud to announce its latest programme, a land speed record attempt car, which is being built by the Coventry company for JCB. This well known manufacturer of construction equipment, with its JCB DIESELMAX car, aims to create the world's fastest diesel-powered automobile and set a new record in excess of 300 mph.

    • 76,000 Spectators Witness Thrilling DTM Weekend:

      76,000 spectators witnessed a nerve-wracking DTM weekend at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, in which the Audi drivers Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekström played staring roles during the race. While the Le Mans record winner, in his Siemens A4 DTM, shone once again during his fight through the field to claim second as he did at the season opener in Hockenheim, ex-DTM Champion Mattias Ekström was again plagued by bad luck: The Swede had to retire his Red Bull A4 from second position with an empty tank two laps before the finish.

    • Tom Kristensen Again Second in DTM, Two Wins for Sebastian Asch in Lausitz Races:

      DTM: 76,000 spectators witnessed a nerve-wracking DTM weekend at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, in which the Audi drivers Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekström played staring roles during the race.

  • April 2006
    • Priaulx Wins Race 2 in France:

      Defending Champion, Andy Priaulx won race 2 at Magny Cours in France. The BMW Team UK led off the start line the Gurnseyman was never headed in his victory. Benefiting from the reverse grid after finshing eighth in race 1, Priaulx raced like a champion to win race 2.

    • BMW Dominate in Race 1 in France:

      BMW Team Germany dominated race 1 of the WTCC round in France. Dirk Muller and Jorg Muller made up for the disappointment of Monza with a brilliant display of touring car driving. Jorg, the winner of the last four races at Magny Cours had to second for second, being unable to beat his teammate.

    • Schneider Wins in Lausitz:

      Germany's Bernd Schneider won a close battle with Tom Kristensen to win at Eurospeedway, Lausitz. Mercedes scored six of the top seven spots with former F1 Champion Mika Hakkinen completing a 1-3 for Mercedes.

    • BMW Secures Two One-Twos in the WTCC Rounds at Magny-Cours.:

      Magny-Cours (France), 30th April 2006. Dirk Müller (GER) and Andy Priaulx (GBR)
      secured one win each in the third and fourth FIA World Touring Car Championship
      (WTCC) rounds held at Magny-Cours, with Jörg Müller (GER) finishing runner-up in
      both races, thus completing the great BMW result. The first race at the "Circuit de
      Nevers" was won by BMW Team Germany driver Dirk Müller, followed by his teammate
      and SEAT's Rickard Rydell (SWE), while the day's second sprint race was
      dominated by BMW Team UK driver Priaulx. The reigning World Touring Car
      Champion shared the podium with Jörg Müller and Jordi Gené (ESP). In the first
      round, Priaulx came eighth, thus scoring a point and clinching pole for the second

    • Tom Kristensen Again Leading Audi Driver:

      76,000 spectators witnessed a nerve-wracking DTM weekend at the
      EuroSpeedway Lausitz, in which the Audi drivers Tom Kristensen and Mattias
      Ekström played staring roles during the race. While the Le Mans record winner, in
      his Siemens A4 DTM, shone once again during his fight through the field to claim
      second as he did at the season opener in Hockenheim, ex-DTM Champion Mattias
      Ekström was again plagued by bad luck: The Swede had to retire his Red Bull A4
      from second position with an empty tank two laps before the finish.

    • Super Model Heidi Klum Hosted by Audi DTM Team:

      Heidi Klum paid a surprise visit to the Audi DTM team at the EuroSpeedway. The super model arrived by helicopter, strolled through the starting grid and watched the race in the Audi Lounge above the pit lane.

    • Qualifying Thriller in DTM at EuroSpeedway:

      Ex-Champion Mattias Ekström in his Red Bull Audi A4 DTM will start from the second row in the second round of the DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. In a thrilling qualifying practice the Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline clinched third place on the grid. His Danish team-mate Tom Kristensen in his Siemens Audi A4 DTM will start the race from fifth position. The race will be broadcast live on "Das Erste” on Sunday starting at 1:45 p.m. (local time).

    • Tarquini Grabs Pole in France:

      SEAT dominated qualifing for the French round of the WTCC with four drivers in the top 5. Championship leader, Yvan Muller qualified down in 12th, weighed down with success ballest. In his home round the Frenchman was up to 0.8 of a second slower due to the ballest. BMW are taking the fight to SEAT with four drivers in the top ten, led by Jorg Muller. Eager to bounce back from a disappointing outing in Monza, he lines up on the second row. Defending champion, Andy Priaulx lines up ninth.

    • DTM Drivers to Compete in Paper Boats:

      There have been quite a few drivers who, after an exploit in the Nuremberg Norisring race, would end up taking a – voluntary or involuntary – dip in the "Dutzendteich”. This year the lake which immediately adjoins the city circuit and the paddock will be the scene of a race itself: During the DTM round in Nuremberg (21 to 23 July) the Audi DTM drivers will compete against each other in a boat race on the "Dutzendteich”.

    • Tom Kristensen between Audi A4 DTM and R10 TDI:

      As Tom Kristensen’s race engineer Joachim Hausner did his part last year helping the Dane to take the record of being the most successful Le Mans driver of all times away from Jacky Ickx. Now, of all people, the Audi Sport engineer assists his daughter, Vanina Ickx: At the EuroSpeedway, he provides consulting support to Audi’s customer team, Futurecom TME. "This is very helpful because Jo knows the car inside out,” said the Belgian who was the quickest driver of a 2004-spec car on Friday.

    • ALMS Sebring TV Ratings Up 150%:

      The May 13 telecast of the Lone Star Grand Prix from Houston marks the first of five straight American Le Mans Series broadcasts by CBS Sports.

    • DTM: Audi Driver Ekström Fastest Twice:

      Two of the last three DTM races Audi driver Mattias Ekström won at the EuroSpeedway – the fact that he would like to add another victory to this string in the "Lausitz” on Sunday the Swede suggested in the two tests on Friday: in pouring rain in the morning, Ekström at the wheel of the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM clocked the fastest time (1m 35.432s) by far. In the afternoon, the 2004 DTM Champion finished in third place, being again the fastest Audi driver.

    • DTM Lausitzring: Preview:

      In Hockenheim, two Mercedes-Benz from last year finished in the points positions: Alexandros Margari-tis (EasyRent AMG-Mercedes C-Class) was fifth and the best driver of a 2005 car ahead of his Persson team mate Jean Alesi (stern AMG-Mercedes C-Class); Daniel la Rosa (TrekStor AMG-Mercedes C-Class) retired from eight place, the last point posi-tion, due to a fuel pressure problem.

    • Marquemadness Sports Car Festival Returns to Laguna Seca:

      Opportunities for car enthusiasts to meet and greet other automobile aficionados will abound during the second annual MarqueMadness “all marque” car festival, held during the U.S. Sports Car Invitational at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca May 5-7. Providing events in virtually all areas of interest for automotive enthusiasts, MarqueMadness fueled by Shell V-Power makes every car owner a participant rather than just a spectator during the race weekend that features the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve. From social opportunities and VIP parking corrals, a popular vote “Funcours” and a judged car show, to laps around the 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MarqueMadness provides an opportunity for everyone.

    • BMW Determined to Continue Winning Streak in Magny-Cours.:

      For rounds 3 and 4 of the FIA World Touring Car
      Championship (WTCC), the BMW national teams are returning to a track on which
      they were able to celebrate many successes. At the "Circuit de Nevers" in Magny-
      Cours, BMW drivers have been able to win for three years running. Especially Jörg
      Müller (GER) of BMW Team Germany is a specialist when it comes to the 4.411
      kilometre track. In 2003, the 36-year-old achieved a double victory in the European
      Touring Car Championship, and in 2005, he was able to repeat this triumph, when
      the WTCC visited the circuit in the heart of France for the first time.

    • News from the DTM, BTCC and More:

      News from various touring car catagories.

    • British GT Drivers Play the Game:

      RJN Motorsport today announced PlayStation® as a main sponsor for its Nissan 350Z GT2 entry in the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. With support from PlayStation combined with the confirmed driver line up of former Indy Racing League ace Darren Manning and fellow Brit Joe Tuckey, all eyes with be on the team at the first round of the Championship taking place at Silverstone on 6-7 May.

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News tidbits from the WTCC

    • DTM Audi Drivers Shooting for Another Victory at EuroSpeedway:

      After clinching places two and three in the season opener at Hockenheim, the Audi squad has set a clear goal for the second DTM round at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz on 30 April: this time the top position on the podium should be occupied by an Audi driver. One man, in particular, is familiar with the vista from there: Mattias Ekström. The Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline won two of the last three DTM races on the circuit located 130 kilometres south of Berlin – last September after a thrilling duel with Gary Paffett, which had spectators watching with bated breath over the entire 48-lap distance.

    • Results from race 2 at Oulton Park in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship:

      Results from race 2 at Oulton Park in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

    • Scuderia Ecosse wins Round 1 of British GT:

      The results from Round 1 at Oulton Park:

    • News tidbits from the WTCC:

      News tidbits from the WTCC

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News Tidbits from the WTCC

    • Audi DTM Factory Driver Timo Scheider in Profile:

      Although Timo Scheider is only just 27-years old, he is already one of the most experienced DTM drivers: Between 2000 and 2004 the new Audi works driver played a leading role in the DTM, before taking time-out in the cockpit of a sportscar last year. Furthermore, he competed for the German national team in the A1 Grand Prix single-seater racing series during the winter season.

    • Jammed Gearbox Stops Prospeed's Perfect Race:

      ProSpeed Competition, Belgium’s newest GT team, experienced a near-perfect maiden race weekend, until the gearbox of the class-leading Rudi Penders/Franz Lamot car jammed in gear.

    • Dodge Motorsports Takes Two on the Podium at Long Beach:

      With fans packing the streets of Long Beach, Tommy Archer, driving the No. 5 controls/Autohaus Dodge Viper, executed a last-lap pass to finish second in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT held Sunday as part of the 32nd annual Grand Prix of Long Beach.

      Fellow Dodge Viper driver Michael McCann, in the No. 82 McCann Racing Dodge Viper, was leading the race with just two turns to go on the 11-turn, 1.968 mile course when he was passed by Ron Fellows, who eventually won the race, and Archer. He finished third on the day.

    • Triple Jump for Joy as Seat Sport UK Leads the BTCC:

      SEAT Sport UK celebrated the start of the 2006 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in magnificent style, by winning all three races at Brands Hatch yesterday (Sunday 9th April). James Thompson leads the Drivers’ Championship after winning Rounds 1 and 2, while Jason Plato’s engineers worked wonders to repair his new Leon after it was damaged in Race 1, enabling him to win the third and final race of the day. SEAT currently leads both the British and the FIA World Touring Car Championships.

    • Bernd Schneider Wins DTM Season Opener with 13th Hockenheim Victory:

      Bernd Schneider Wins DTM Season Opener with 13th Hockenheim Victory Bernd Schneider drove his Vodafone AMG-Mercedes C-Class to victory in the 2006 DTM season opener at Hockenheim repeating his win in last year’s season finale here five and a half months ago. The four most experienced DTM drivers crossed the finish line first: Behind four-times DTM Champion Bernd Schneider came home the seven-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen (Audi), Formula One World Championship runner-up Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Audi) and double Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen (AMG-Mercedes C-Class). Alexandros Margaritis (Easy Rent AMG-Mercedes C-Class) and Jean Alesi (stern AMG-Mercedes C-Class) with last year’s cars ended up fifth and sixth respectively. In his 201st race, Bernd Schneider achieved his 40th DTM/ITC win and his 13th at Hockenheim. 104,000 spectators attended the event during the weekend.

    • News from the Audi DTM Team:

      An unusual last pit stop during the warm-up was experienced by Frank Stippler. Instead of performing the planned tyre change Audi Sport Team Rosberg received him with a cake in the pit lane on the occasion of his birthday. Stippler’s partner Eve Scheer positioned the cake with 31 burning candles on the bonnet of the Audi A4 DTM, while all team members wished the birthday child well.

    • DTM Qualifying Results: Audi Driver Martin Tomczyk is Back Again:

      Martin Tomczyk was the quickest Audi driver in the qualifying practice for the DTM season opener at Hockenheim. Tomczyk, who at age 24 is Audi’s youngest factory driver, thus made an impressive comeback to the group of front runners in the most popular international touring car series after a less than perfect 2005 season. In the thrilling qualifying practice, which was staged in the new "shoot-out” format for the first time, the youngster from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline showed strong nerves. In all three sections Tomczyk was the best Audi driver. After a best time in the first, and second place in the second section, the Bavarian ultimately claimed fourth place on the starting grid.

    • DTM Pit Stops Quicker Than in Formula 1:

      What can you do within four seconds’ time? Perhaps make a small move in your household, or walk a few steps, at most. In the DTM this time is sufficient to perform "routine maintenance” on an Audi A4 DTM – changing four tyres and refuelling within a period of time that is shorter than the duration of a Formula 1 pit stop.

    • Mazda, SCRAMP Extend Existing Contract Through 2011:

      Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has extended its existing contract with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and will remain the title sponsor of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for at least five more years. The just-signed contract extends the two organizations’ current relationship through March 2011. The world-famous Monterey, Calif. facility is home to one of the finest natural road-racing courses in the country and has been a mainstay of professional auto and motorcycle racing since 1957.

    • A Perfect Start in the DTM is No Mean Feat!:

      At exactly 14:05 at Hockenheim on Sunday the starting light will switch from "red” to "green” for the first time in the new DTM season. Almost 10,000 hp will be unleashed when the race director pushes the button to send the 20 DTM cars to the year’s first race.

    • Added Thrill in DTM Qualifying:

      "Shoot-out”, "k o. system”, "knock-out” – the DTM’s new qualifying format, which will be celebrating its debut on Saturday, has numerous names already. One thing is certain, though: it will be even more thrilling than the previous "Super pole” qualifying in which the ten quickest drivers competed for the best starting positions in single timed laps.

    • Enjoyment Without Adverse Effects - The Audi Drivers' Diet:

      The fact that racing drivers are top-class athletes is something many fans are aware
      of from Formula 1. Yet knowledge of the fact that conditions in the DTM are even
      more extreme at times is not as common. The heat generated inside a racing car
      with a top is intensive, demanding maximum physical fitness – and thus good
      nutrition as well. At Audi, Dr Christian John monitors the eating habits of all

    • Team Cadillac Drivers Bring Experience to the Streets of Long Beach:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. - When Team Cadillac drivers Ron Fellows and Andy
      Pilgrim take on the streets of Long Beach for the third round of the
      SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT on April 9, it will seem like old times
      for these two championship-winning racers. More than a decade ago, both
      men raced on the old Long Beach circuit. Now they're returning to the
      scene of fast times with a pair of Cadillac CTS-V race cars and a new
      appreciation for Cadillac's commitment to performance.

    • The History of Last Year’s DTM Cars:

      When the new DTM season starts at Hockenheim next Sunday, Timo Scheider will not only be promoting AUDI AG’s "Gebrauchtwagen:plus” used car programme on his vehicle – his Audi A4 DTM powered by roughly 460 hp is truly a "used car” with as much as one DTM season under its belt: In 2005, the A4 was black and driven by the Scot Allan McNish.

    • DTM Pit Stop Practice Before an Audience of Fans:

      For the professional footballers of Audi’s partner FC Bayern München, performing a final practice before an important match in front of fans and media is nothing unusual. A DTM team, though, carrying out its last functional test prior to the season opener in public is a novelty indeed.

    • WTCC Race Results - Race 2, Monza:

      Race Results - Race 2, Monza

    • Playteam Sara Free Ferrari 430 Takes the Win:

      Completing a lively and successful debut for the International GT Open, the second race of the Italian GT Open in Monza proved to be completely different from Saturday’s maiden race, as a generous sunshine welcomed the 24 starters.

    • Italian GT Open - Vipers Bites First:

      If Italian traditions are to be believed, the International GT Open has had the best possible start, as the inaugural race has been “blessed” by a surprise guest: the rain. In such difficult conditions, competitors had to fight first against the slippery track.

    • Chevrolet Score First WTCC Podium Finish in Monza:

      The Chevrolet WTCC team started their 2006 season in the best possible way by having Alain Menu on the podium and Nicola Larini finishing in the points, while Rob Huff showed the potential of the Chevrolet Lacetti by gritty drives in both races, which unfortunately did not net points due to race incidents.

    • Closest Ever Qualifying Session In WTCC History:

      The Chevrolet WTCC team kicked off their 2006 World Touring Car Championship campaign with a solid result in today’s qualifying session. In the closest ever qualifying session, the three Chevrolet Lacetti drivers qualified just over one second shy of the pole position on a track that typically doesn’t really suit touring cars due to its long straights. Despite the excellent times, the cars will “only” start 16th, 17th and 19th, proving the extreme competitiveness on the WTCC. A record 15 cars qualified within one second of the pole.

    • Audi DTM Preparations, Audi at Le Mans:

      News from Audi Motorsport

    • Race Results Race 1 Monza:

      Race Results Race 1 Monza

    • All-Round Talent Timo Scheider:

      Timo Scheider is merely 27 years old – yet in his career the young professional driver has proved that he is at home in virtually every discipline of motor racing. As such, the young native of Lahnstein, Germany, not only brings half a decade of DTM experience to his new employer, Audi. In Formula racing, in touring cars based on production vehicles and in international GT sport, the German living in Austria has celebrated victories as well. In 2005 and 2006 alone Scheider has been contesting three series in merely two years.

    • Priaulx on Pole for WTCC Season Opener:

      Priaulx on Pole for WTCC Season Opener

    • The World’s Quickest Taxi Drivers:

      Felix Magath was elated. "Every one of my boys should try this, it’s a really unique experience,” said the chief coach of FC Bayern München, after climbing out of the Audi A4 DTM racing taxi. When the DTM starts into its new season on 9 April, the racing car converted into a two-seater will again be one of the main attractions chauffeuring VIPs, partners and winners of various special contests around the circuit at racing speed.

    • Team Cadillac Prepared for "Battle by the Bay" in St. Petersburg Grand Prix:

      One year ago, Team Cadillac ventured into uncharted territory for the inaugural SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Now armed with experience and a thick notebook of data, the team relishes its return to St. Petersburg's downtown streets and bayside boulevards for the first of two back-to-back races on temporary courses.

    • Two day test for the Maserati MC12 at Misano Adriatico circuit:

      Two day test for the Maserati MC12 at Misano Adriatico circuit

    • Fourth Edition of Trofeo Audemars Piguet Maserati Europa:

      The fourth edition of Trofeo Audemars Piguet Maserati Europa started today (Friday 31 of March) at the Monza circuit. Twenty Maserati Trofeo GranSports went on track and the best lap time is signed by Alberto Cerrai (2’01”729).

    • DTM Opener Includes Numerous Audi Premieres:

      On Sunday 9 April the eager DTM fans must wait no longer: Following the long winter break the new DTM season starts in Hockenheim and with it the first round of the eagerly awaited prestigious duel between Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

    • At Home in Different Worlds:

      When Dr Colin Kolles looks at his diary, it shows that 2006 has a big load in the form of two of the world’s highest-calibre racing series in store for him. His Audi customer team Futurecom TME is making its debut of entering two A4 DTM cars for Belgian Vanina Ickx and the Dutch independent driver Olivier Tielemans in the DTM. As team principal of MF1 Racing, Dr Kolles is active in Formula 1 as well. Alexander Shnaider appointed him to direct the British Formula 1 team acquired from Eddie Jordan.

    • BMW 2006 WTCC Season Preview:

      The first round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship roars into action this weekend with reigning world champion, Andy Priaulx, lining up on the grid at Monza to defend his title in a brand new race-prepared E90 BMW 320si.

    • More Than 20 Weekends at the Race Track:

      * - Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich
      * - 10 days until the start of the 2006 DTM

      For over ten years, AUDI AG’s motorsport exploits have been closely linked to one name: Dr Wolfgang Ullrich (55). Since November 1993, the native of Vienna has been directing the motorsport activities of the premium brand from Ingolstadt in his capacity as Head of Audi Sport. Under his direction Audi simultaneously won the Touring Car Championships in seven countries, clinched as many as five victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, seven consecutive victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA) and in 2004, the year of the brand’s return to the DTM as a manufacturer, all three titles in Europe’s most popular touring car series straight away. The Audi A4 quattro, the Audi R8 and the Audi A4 DTM represent three of Audi Sport’s most successful projects launched during his watch. And the new Audi R10 TDI diesel-powered sportscar has proved its race-winning qualities already!

      The 2006 season will be particularly stressful for the Head of Audi Sport. In the DTM, the American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi will be competing with factory teams. For Dr Wolfgang Ullrich this means spending more than 20 weekends at the race track and having little time for his biggest hobby – his family. "When we’re having fun together, this gets rid of the stress very quickly," relates Dr Ullrich, whose wife Antje used to work with Motorsport Communication at Audi and consequently understands that her husband needs to travel so much on the job.

      The couple have a six-year-old son (Timo) who is a big DTM fan. Dr Ullrich’s daughter Barbara (25), from his first marriage, is more interested in football – caused by her grandfather Josef "Pepi” Ullrich, who has been a successful professional footballer and who became the "goal-scoring champion” twice in a row in France.

    • Chevrolet Anxious to Get to WTCC Round 1 at Monza:

      The Chevrolet WTCC team is looking forward to start its second season in the World Touring Car Championship in Monza, Italy on Sunday. After a long winter of testing in different countries and a successful two days at the Monza track early last week, there is a certain “back-to-school” feeling within the team, with drivers, engineers and mechanics all anxious to meet friends and competitors old and new.

    • Why Mattias Ekström Did Not Become a Lawyer:

      Have you ever asked yourself what the Audi DTM stars would have wanted to do for a living if they had not become racing drivers? Some of the answers are quite surprising, Mattias Ekström’s for example: "I always dreamed about becoming a lawyer,” admits the 2004 DTM Champion. Why he did not, the Swede explains with the candour that is typical of him: "I didn’t want to go to school that long..."

    • From a Mechanic to an Audi Factory Driver:

      Anyone looking for examples of successful racing careers cannot possibly ignore Audi factory driver Pierre Kaffer. The 29-year old DTM driver from Audi Sport Team Phoenix has experienced a veritable textbook career in his sport.

    • Three Generations of Audi A4 DTM Cars:

      When the new DTM season kicks off at Hockenheim on April 9th, three different generations of the Audi A4 DTM will be starting from the grid. Vanina Ickx and her team-mate Olivier Tielemans will be driving two A4 DTM cars from the 2004 season, internally designated as "R11" by Audi Sport. The two new factory teams, Phoenix and Rosberg, will be competing with 2005-spec vehicles ("R12").

    • Maserati Wins First Round of GT Italian Championship:

      At the Italian circuito “Enzo e Dino Ferrari” of Imola, finished today (Sunday 26th of March) the first round of Sara GT Italian Championship. Two Maserati MC12 take part at the serie with the colours of Playteam Sara Free and Racing Box.

    • Heinz-Harald Frentzen: Ready for the Audi Q7:

      On Thursday Audi factory driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen was in a particularly big hurry to fly home to his wife Tanja from the DTM tests at Brands Hatch: the Frentzen family are expecting their third child. So it is a welcome coincidence that Audi has just launched the right car for large families on the market. "We are looking for something with seven seats,” says the former Formula 1 driver. "So the new Audi Q7 is ideal for us."

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News tidbits from the WTCC

    • The DTM – An Event for the Whole Family:

      On Sunday, the 2006 DTM will be presented on the famous "Kö” boulevard in Düsseldorf. Protagonists of the event will not only be Audi’s newcomer Heinz-Harald Frentzen and his colleagues from the DTM drivers’ squad. The supporting musical programme will be performed by ex-Spice Girl Melanie C and the Irish-German cult band, "Reamonn”, who are going to present the new official DTM song, "Starting to live”, for the first time.

    • Entry list for Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2006 WTCC:

      The entry list for round 1 of the 2006 WTCC has been announced.

    • Ideal Conditions At Second Day Of Official WTCC Chevrolet Test:

      Chevrolet and RML continued to improve their performance at the second day of the official FIA test session at the Autodromo of Monza in Italy, today. Unlike yesterday, the sun was out all day for the first time at any of the test venues this year, giving team and drivers plenty of opportunity to learn the new slick Yokohama control tyres. “We continue to discover the car,” said Alain Menu.

    • Audi Sets Best Time at Last DTM Test:

      Audi edged clear at the last official test before the start of the new DTM season. Tom Kristensen set the fastest time at Brands Hatch (England) with his Audi A4 DTM. On the 1.973 kilometre circuit, the shortest on the DTM calendar on which the most popular international touring car race series makes its race debut on 2 July, the Audi works driver set a best time of 41.587 seconds on Tuesday, which remained unbeaten over the course of the final two test days.

    • Brothers in Spirit – Ekström and Röhrl:

      Does a DTM Champion have any idols, and is he willing to admit who they are in public? Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström does not even hesitate for a second to name Walter Röhrl as his role model. One of them was the DTM Champion in 2004, the other the World Rally Champion in 1980 and 1982 – separated by 31 years of age, united by the affinity each has with the motorsport discipline of the other, disciplines in which both of them have shown a strong talent.

    • Films Instead of Paint – the Audi A4 DTM Design:

      During the official DTM test drives at Brands Hatch (England) and the DTM presentation in Düsseldorf next weekend the Audi A4 DTM cars will be seen for the first time in the new colours and designs for the 2006 season. Yet the liveries are no longer "painted” on the vehicles: Modern racing cars are completely covered with pressure-sensitive film.

    • New Strong Partners for Audi in the DTM:

      Audi starts into the 2006 DTM season with strong new as well as proven partners. The consistently growing importance of the most popular international touring car racing series is also reflected in the great interest displayed by the sponsors: Castrol, LuK, Playoy, Red Bull, Siemens and Veltins are six strong brands whose support Audi has been able to secure for its DTM commitment. In addition, the Audi Bank, Audi Gebrauchtwagen:plus, Audi Original Zubehör® and quattro GmbH use the DTM’s popularity to draw attention to their products and services.

    • The Audi drivers and their competition numbers:

      When Tom Kristensen climbed into his new competition car for the 2006 season at Brands Hatch on Tuesday morning, the Dane was beaming like a little boy: His Audi A4 DTM has competition number "7” this year – the lucky number of the seven-time winner of Le Mans. "It was the ‘lucky seven’ with which I clinched the title in the Japanese Formula 3, my first Le Mans victory and, in 2003, the Le Mans victory with Bentley,” says the Audi factory driver. "And, what’s more, my date of birth is 7/7/67.”

    • Tests in the DTM – Every Day Counts:

      Tom Kristensen did not have a lot of time for a proper celebration of the Audi R10 TDI’s historic victory in the 12-hour race at Sebring (USA): As early as on Sunday the Audi works driver flew back to Europe from Miami in order to participate in the official DTM tests at Brands Hatch (England).

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News Tidbits from the WTCC

    • From the Audi R10 TDI Sebring Win Straight into the A4 DTM:

      Spending a lot of time with the family or pursuing hobbies such as cycling and jet skiing at home in Hobro, Denmark, are unlikely propositions for Tom Kristensen this year. In the 2006 season, the 38-year-old Audi factory driver is shouldering as many as two racing commitments: In the Audi A4 DTM, he contests Europe’s most popular touring car series which is scheduled to start at Hockenheim on April 9th and, in addition, he is part of Audi’s ambitious diesel project in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The differences between these two racing disciplines notwithstanding, there is one thing they have in common: Tom Kristensen is considered one of the hot favourites in both.

    • Pilgrim Puts Team Cadillac on Sebring Podium for Third Straight Year:

      For the third consecutive year, Cadillac CTS-V driver Andy Pilgrim finished as runner-up in the opening round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series at Sebring International Raceway. Starting fifth on the grid for the 20-lap race, Pilgrim benefited from a solid race strategy and savvy driving as misfortune befell his rivals on the famed Florida airport circuit. He crossed the finish line 11.571 seconds behind Viper driver Mike McCann, launching Team Cadillac's defense of the World Challenge GT drivers and manufacturers championships in style.

    • Holiday Favourites of the Audi Stars:

      Two of the Audi DTM works drivers spent the past few days in Florida – not as holidaymakers, though, but "on duty” for Audi in the 12-Hour Race at Sebring (USA). Tom Kristensen drove one of the two new Audi R10 TDI cars. DTM rookie Vanina Ickx travelled to Sebring to familiarise herself with the Audi squad and their way of working.

    • Cadillac Reunites Winning Team for Sebring:

      Two years ago, drivers Max Angelelli and Andy Pilgrim raced to a 1-2 finish in Team Cadillac's first race in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT at Sebring International Raceway. This year's season-opening round of the 10-race World Challenge series will again see Angelelli and Pilgrim driving a pair of black CTS-Vs as Team Cadillac opens its defense of the drivers and manufacturers championships it won in 2005.

    • Team Cadillac Qualifies Fifth and Sixth in Sebring:

      Team Cadillac drivers Andy Pilgrim and Max Angelelli qualified their Cadillac CTS-Vs in the fifth and sixth spots respectively for Friday's season-opening round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT at Sebring International Raceway. Pilgrim, the reigning GT champion, needed just two laps to post a 2:09.943 lap (102.506 mph) on the punishing 3.7-mile airport circuit. Angelelli posted his quick time at 2:10.110 (102.375 mph) on his fifth lap

    • The DTM’s Quickest Family Affair:

      A leading magazine once called them "The brain and the boss" – not a headline that particularly pleased Christian and Hans-Jürgen Abt. "So who’s who?"

    • Dodge Motorsports Looks for Second Straight Sebring Win:

      As the highly-competitive SCCA SPEED World Challenge kicks off its 2006 season, Dodge Motorsports will be looking for its second consecutive win at historic Sebring International Raceway this week as part of the 54th annual Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring event.

    • Female power has a proud tradition at Audi:

      When the new DTM season opens on April 9th, this date will mark the first time in the most popular international touring car series’ history for two females – Audi factory driver Vanina Ickx and Susie Stoddart – to be starting from the grid. At Audi Sport, "female power” has a proud tradition because Vanina Ickx will be following in the footsteps of Michèle Mouton and Tamara Vidali.

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:

      News Tidbits from the WTCC

    • The Creation of an Audi A4 DTM:

      Less than four weeks before the first race of the 2006 DTM on April 9th, Audi Sport and its DTM teams are engaged in particularly feverish activity. Coming up next on the calendar are the official DTM tests at Brands Hatch (England) scheduled from Monday to Thursday next week. By then, all ten Audi A4 DTM cars are supposed to be ready for the circuit.

    • Audi Sport – Elite Squad at Two Locations:

      On April 9th, the new DTM season will start at Hockenheim. For Audi, the season opener is practically a "home game" because, located at a distance of less than 60 kilometres from Hockenheim, Audi’s Neckarsulm plant is home to part of Audi Sport: the engine department. This is where the 650-hp V12 TDI engine for the R10 sports prototype and the new V8 powerplant for the A4 DTM were created.

    • TRG to Field Seven in IMSA GT3 Porsche Cup:

      TRG will field seven cars in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin throughout 2006. The seven race series kicks-off at historic Sebring on Friday, March 17th.

      The seven race IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge will traverse the country, visiting top racing facilities including Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Utah’s Miller Park, Road America, Mosport, Road Atlanta and finally Laguna Seca. The lineup of GT3 Cup cars that TRG will field is sure to make a showing at the front of both the 997 and 996 fields.

    • From the Audi V8 quattro to the Audi A4 DTM:

      * - Audi is one of the most successful brands in the DTM
      * - 28 days until the start of 2006 DTM season

      When the new DTM series starts at Hockenheim on April 9th, there will be a small anniversary to celebrate: 2006 marks Audi’s tenth year of contesting the most popular international touring car racing series. Four champion’s titles, 35 victories, 30 pole positions and 26 fastest race laps make Audi one of the most successful brands in DTM history.

    • News Tidbits from the WTCC:


      News Tidbits from the World Touring Car Championship.

    • BMW Launches its Driver Line-up for the 2006 FIA WTCC:

      One World Champion, four challengers: BMW launches its driver line-up for
      the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.

    • Audi Signs Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

      Audi receives a well-known reinforcement this season: Former Formula 1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen competes with an Audi A4 DTM in the most popular and leading international touring car race series.

    • DTM 2006: Drivers from Seven Nations with the AMG-Mercedes C-Class:


      On 9 April, Mika Häkkinen (37) will start into his second DTM year. The Finn crowned his come-back 2005 winning the season’s third race at Spa. The winner of 20 Grands Prix ended up fifth overall with 30 points. This year he will race the silver C-Class with AMG sponsorship.
      Bernd Schneider (41) will again be at the wheel of the Vodafone AMG-Mercedes. He is the most successful DTM driver with four championship titles and 39 wins out of 200 races. He clinched his last victory in the 2005 season finale at Hockenheim and finished the championship fourth overall with 32 points.

    • Firman signs for Aguri Suzuki’s Team Honda Racing Super GT squad:

      A1 Team Ireland principal driver Ralph Firman has re-signed for Team Honda Racing and will compete in the 2006 Japanese Super GT series driving a Honda NSX run by the sports car team owned by new Formula One entrant Aguri Suzuki.

    • SCCA - Team Cadillac to Field Four Champions in 2006:

      * - Pilgrim to Defend SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT Championship; Angelelli, Fellows and O'Connell Will Share Second Cadillac CTS-V

    • IMSA Lites - Panoz Elan's IMSA Lites Car is Ready to Roll!:

      The all-new-for-2006 IMSA Lites sports car race series received a major boost today when Indy-winning racecar manufacturer Elan Motorsports Technologies announced that their own IMSA Lites contender has moved into volume customer production.