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Kyalami 9 Hours IGTC round gets new date in February 2022
McLaren signs Kirchhofer to factory GT deal
Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car
Kyalami 9 Hours postponed after new strain of COVID detected
How to become a Number 1 Mechanic in GT Racing – Qualifications, skills & more

The Kyalami 9 Hours round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge has been rescheduled for the first weekend of February next year.

McLaren has signed former GP3 frontrunner Marvin Kirchhofer as a factory GT driver for next season.

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

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The final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge scheduled for Kyalami next month has been postponed in the wake of the latest developments in the COVID pandemic.

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The job of a mechanic on a racing team is a varied and important one, making sure that the entire car is race ready before any session.

Kyalami 9 Hours IGTC round gets new date in February 2022

The Kyalami 9 Hours round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge has been rescheduled for the first weekend of February next year.

McLaren signs Kirchhofer to factory GT deal

McLaren has signed former GP3 frontrunner Marvin Kirchhofer as a factory GT driver for next season.

Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Kyalami 9 Hours postponed after new strain of COVID detected

The final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge scheduled for Kyalami next month has been postponed in the wake of the latest developments in the COVID pandemic.

How to become a Number 1 Mechanic in GT Racing – Qualifications, skills & more

The job of a mechanic on a racing team is a varied and important one, making sure that the entire car is race ready before any session.

DTM ace Jamie Green has no intention of retiring, seeking new factory deal

DTM stalwart Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, and stresses that he’s not ready to retire.

Bathurst 12 Hour moved to February and avoids WEC, IMSA Sebring clash

The 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour has been shifted to a late February date, avoiding a clash with the 12 Hours of Sebring weekend.

MotoGP legend Rossi says racing with Norris would be “fantastic”

Retiring MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the prospect of one day sharing a car with McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris in a sportscar race is “fantastic”.

SRO to jointly run Asian Le Mans Series with ACO

GT boss Stephane Ratel is joining forces with Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest to run the Asian Le Mans Series.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals: Basz and Michelotto secure title

VS Racing’s Karol Basz and Mattia Michelotto claimed a resounding victory in the season-ending Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals at Misano Adriatico, winning both of the 50-minute races from pole position.

McLaren to give GT contract to best DDP driver in 2022 British GT

The best-performing driver in McLaren's 2022 Driver Development Programme intake will be awarded a contract with the marque in 2023.

Have a go hero: When an F1 stalwart floundered in an underbaked Aston

The first-generation Aston Martin Vantage GTE was a highly successful machine in the World Endurance Championship but, when it first emerged in its GT2 guise in 2008, it was off the pace - and hardly the ideal steed for a British Formula 3 champion looking to kick-start his career in sportscars

British GT champion Lind considered retiring after losing Lamborghini works status

Newly-crowned British GT champion Dennis Lind has revealed that he considered retiring from racing after being dropped as a Lamborghini factory driver last year.

FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022

The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.

Donington British GT: Machitski and Lind wrap up title, Enduro takes first win

Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind secured British GT championship spoils with a steady drive to fourth place at the Donington Park finale as Enduro Motorsport's McLaren took a maiden win.

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership Plus

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership

This weekend’s British GT finale will be a tense title showdown for some but, for those not in the championship fight, it’s a chance to end a challenging year on a high. In the latter camp is Paddock Motorsport's team owner Martin Plowman, whose 2021 season has been a rollercoaster ride of non-stop learning

GT boss Ratel proposes major FIA driver grading revamp

Serial GT racing promoter Stephane Ratel has proposed a major revamp of the FIA system of driver categorisation for 2023.

Bathurst 12 Hour to rejoin Intercontinental GT Challenge in 2022

The Bathurst 12 Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge round is set to go ahead next March after its COVID-19 enforced cancellation this year.

The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion Plus

The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion

It has won most of the big prizes in endurance racing across its six years in service, but the BMW M6 GT3's key weaknesses meant only a devoted few teams persisted with running it. As it prepares to bow out at season's end, the teams and drivers involved in its story share the secrets of an unpopular winner

Ferrari enters remaining IGTC rounds after Spa 24h win

Ferrari will field a pair of factory entries in the remaining rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in bid to win the title for the first time.

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership Plus

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership

This weekend’s British GT finale will be a tense title showdown for some but, for those not in the championship fight, it’s a chance to end a challenging year on a high. In the latter camp is Paddock Motorsport's team owner Martin Plowman, whose 2021 season has been a rollercoaster ride of non-stop learning

National
Oct 15, 2021
The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion Plus

The unpopular BMW stalwart built for the big occasion

It has won most of the big prizes in endurance racing across its six years in service, but the BMW M6 GT3's key weaknesses meant only a devoted few teams persisted with running it. As it prepares to bow out at season's end, the teams and drivers involved in its story share the secrets of an unpopular winner

GT
Oct 7, 2021
The unwanted GT car that changed sportscar racing forever Plus

The unwanted GT car that changed sportscar racing forever

Had FIA GT boss Stephane Ratel had his way, the Maserati MC12 would never have been allowed to set foot in his series. It duly proved the class of the field that most had expected, but the Balance of Performance that its superiority spawned would keep GT1 battles tight and bring long-term benefits that sportscar racing enjoys today

GT
Sep 21, 2021
Why Britain's greatest sportscar was eclipsed on the world stage Plus

Why Britain's greatest sportscar was eclipsed on the world stage

The E-Type may be the most famous of all road-going Jaguars, but that didn't always translate into success on the track. After winning on its competition debut in 1961, motorsport success seemed an inevitability, but things didn’t turn out to be quite that straightforward

GT
Aug 6, 2021
Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60 Plus

Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60

It’s 60 years since the Jaguar E-type arrived and caused a sensation. As our resident racer Ben Anderson discovered when he got behind the wheel of two special racing versions at Brands Hatch, the thrill of driving them hasn't diminished over time

GT
Jul 31, 2021
The rise of a GT squad responsible for a unique 24-hour racing feat Plus

The rise of a GT squad responsible for a unique 24-hour racing feat

It's a significant achievement to win one 24-hour race in a year, let alone two, and with different manufacturers, but that's exactly what ROWE Racing did in 2020 at the Nurburgring and Spa. This weekend's German classic offers the DTM newcomer a chance of another unique double to add to its growing collection of accolades

GT
Jun 3, 2021
The new threat facing motorsport's greatest success story Plus

The new threat facing motorsport's greatest success story

The manufacturers were unconvinced – and even hostile – when Stephane Ratel launched GT3 in 2006. Now, 15 years on from its debut, they’ve sold more than 2000 cars and counting, but its continued expansion puts the increasingly globalised category at risk of losing its roots

GT
May 25, 2021
The Lamborghini teams plotting to stop a RAM raid on British GT Plus

The Lamborghini teams plotting to stop a RAM raid on British GT

With the Silver pairings that dominated 2020 now banned, Mercedes pair Yelmer Buurman and Ian Loggie could be in the box seat after winning last year's Pro-Am crown. But a swarm of Lamborghinis, with the defending outright champion among them, will ensure they face tough opposition

GT
May 21, 2021