Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 25th as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 60 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.
Gary, who also writes for RACER, Autoweek, Motor Sport, Autocourse and others, lives in Surbiton but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.

Features by Gary Watkins
The star performers from Le Mans 2017 Sixty cars, with three drivers each, started the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - but who were the standout p... 1498003200 WEC
How Porsche won a race everyone lost A Porsche Le Mans 24 Hours victory, with Toyota suffering yet more heartbreak, had an all-too famili... 1497830400 WEC
Le Mans 2017 team by team guide Your complete guide to all the teams, cars and drivers tackling the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours 1497312000 WEC
How Hill won what Alonso desperately wants In 1972 Graham Hill achieved something that nobody has managed to repeat - he completed motor racing... 1496966400 WEC
When McLaren nearly went to Indycar The McLaren name is back at the Indianapolis 500 this year with Fernando Alonso, but it could have b... 1495584000 F1
Why Toyota can make up for its heartbreak in 2017 Last year Toyota lost the Le Mans 24 Hours in agonising fashion. Its response for 2017 has been to c... 1492041600 WEC
Why Porsche is willing to sacrifice the WEC opener A slimmed-down LMP1 battle will be the focus point of this weekend's World Endurance Championship cu... 1491868800 WEC
Why Toyota is giving a scapegoat a second chance Toyota brutally dumped Nicolas Lapierre from the line-up that ultimately won the 2014 WEC, but has r... 1490832000 WEC
Should Le Mans welcome DPis and Cadillac? The Daytona Prototype International class looks set to flourish in IMSA. The World Endurance Champio... 1486080000 WEC
Formula 1's ultimate one-hit wonder It's arguably grand prix racing's most famous one-hit wonder, but there was a lot more to the Brabha... 1484870400 F1
How Le Mans causes problems for the WEC Le Mans is the World Endurance Championship's blue-riband round, but right now the series' structure... 1483574400 WEC
The best LMP1 drivers of 2016 Porsche dominated the 2016 WEC on paper, but Audi and Toyota had their moments. That made picking th... 1483056000 WEC
Audi's greatest sportscar moments Audi will not be part of the prototype ranks in 2017, bringing an end to a successful era of top-tie... 1482796800 WEC
Goodbye or good riddance to motorsport's ugly duckling? The end of the Daytona Prototype era may have passed with little fuss for those outside the United S... 1477958400 IMSA
Did Audi blur the truth over its WEC withdrawal? Audi talked up its Formula E project when revealing its withdrawal from sportscar racing this week, ... 1477612800 WEC
Farewell to an international behemoth A long way from the spotlight, an iconic constructor quietly bowed out of world motorsport last week... 1475712000 IMSA
Don't dumb down the Spa 24 Hours The Spa 24 Hours - taking place this weekend - is a fiercely competitive event in its current guise,... 1469750400 GT
Who is winning the LMP1 manufacturer war? Last year, the Nurburgring WEC round set the tone for Porsche domination over the remainder of the c... 1469664000 WEC
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