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Have a go hero: When an F1 stalwart floundered in an underbaked Aston
British GT champion Lind considered retiring after losing Lamborghini works status
FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022
Donington British GT: Machitski and Lind wrap up title, Enduro takes first win
The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Aston Martin to make full-factory GT3 entry in NLS

Aston Martin will make a full-factory entry with a Vantage GT3 driven by Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin in this weekend's round of the NLS on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

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

What could have been: How Panoz almost missed out on its talisman

The Panoz GT programme wasn't a fashionable pick for an ex-Formula 1 driver in 1997, and McLaren appeared a much better bet for David Brabham. But against the odds, he linked up with the American marque and forged a winning partnership that would last for over half a decade

BMW completes "trouble-free" debut with new M4 GT3 on Nordschleife

BMW has described the competition debut of its new M4 GT3 as a success after completing a "trouble-free" outing in the seventh round of the Nurburgring Endurance Series (NLS).

What could have been: How a missed prototype chance led to a works GT career

From missing out on a promising seat in sportscars when his budget fell through, Aston Martin Formula 1 team sim driver Nick Yelloly is now a fully-fledged professional in GTs. The BMW factory ace faced career oblivion at the start of 2016, but says he wouldn't change anything about his racing journey so far

Lotus produces new Emira GT4 racer

Lotus will return to the GT racing arena with the new Emira GT4 car, developed in partnership with RML, that will be available for customers to race next year.

Have a go hero: A GT1 legend's Group C one-off

A whole host of future stars had one-off outings in Porsche 962s as Weissach's all-conquering Group C racer reached the end of its competitive life. While Michael Bartels would never emulate Jean Alesi and Damon Hill by racing in Formula 1, his forgettable Donington 1990 cameo provided a taster of what would become a highly successful sportscar career

Gulf 12 Hours organiser announces new Bahrain GT race

A new GT endurance race has been announced for the Bahrain International Circuit later this year by the organiser of the Gulf 12 Hours.

Brands Hatch GTWCE: WRT Audi’s Vanthoor, Weerts retain sprint title

WRT Audi drivers Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts retained their GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup title at Brands Hatch with one weekend of the season remaining.

Brands Hatch GTWCE: Jota McLaren crashes over barriers in opener

The Jota McLaren cleared the barriers when it crashed out of the lead of the opening race of the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup event at Brands Hatch, with WRT Audi picking up the win.

Brands Hatch GTWCE: McLaren driver Barnicoat bags pole for Jota

Ben Barnicoat and the Jota team claimed McLaren's first pole position in the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup for five years at Brands Hatch - only to be given a two-place grid penalty post-qualifying.

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