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Mortara returns to Audi fold with WRT for Spa 24 Hours

Edoardo Mortara will return to race an Audi in next month's Spa 24 Hours, the first time in four years that the former DTM racer will have represented the marque

United Autosports targets Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign in 2022

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner United Autosports is targeting an Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign in 2022 as part of its latest expansion

Nurburgring 24 conditions "the worst" of winner Yelloly's career

Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Nick Yelloly described the inclement weather that caused the race to be red-flagged for nine hours on Saturday evening as "the worst conditions I have experienced"

Sims, Yelloly, Catsburg win Nurburgring 24 to end BMW's 10-year wait

BMW scored its first victory in the Nurburgring 24 Hours since 2010 as ROWE Racing's #99 entry driven by Nick Catsburg, Nick Yelloly and Alexander Sims prevailed in wet/dry conditions

Nurburgring 24 Hours restarts after over nine hours of rain delays

After a red flag interruption of nine and a half hours due to rain, the Nurburgring 24 Hours has restarted on Sunday morning

Engel secures Nurburgring 24 pole for Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG driver Maro Engel took pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in dominant fashion under difficult mixed conditions on Friday evening

Frijns forced to withdraw from Nurburgring 24 with 'flu-like infection'

Audi driver Robin Frijns has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours due to what the German manufacturer has called a 'flu-like infection'

Kobayashi to make Spa 24 Hours return in HubAuto Corsa Ferrari

Toyota World Endurance Championship racer Kamui Kobayashi will return to the Spa 24 Hours next month driving a Ferrari 488 GT3 for the HubAuto Corsa team

Bathurst 12 Hour "unlikely" due to COVID restrictions for 2021

The Bathurst 12 Hour is unlikely to happen as an international GT race next year, according to Supercars boss Sean Seamer

Porsche withdraws Manthey Racing, drivers from Nurburgring 24 on COVID-19 fears

Porsche has withdrawn the Manthey Racing squad and a number of its works drivers from this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours over COVID-19 fears

Magny-Cours GTWCE: HRT Mercedes pair Engel and Stolz close on points lead

Haupt Racing Team's Maro Engel and Luca Stolz closed on the lead of the GT World Challenge Europe standings with victory and a third in the Sprint Cup at Magny-Cours

Dinamic Porsche wins GT World Challenge at Nurburgring

Dinamic Motorport's Christian Engelhart, Matteo Cairoli and Sven Muller utterly dominated the second GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round of the season at the Nurburgring for Porsche

Brands Hatch returns to 2021 GTWCE calendar, Silverstone also an option

Brands Hatch will return to the GT World Challenge Europe next year as part of calendar largely unchanged from the original 2020 schedule

Bentley to contest remaining 2020 IGTC rounds with customer teams

Bentley will defend its Intercontinental GT Challenge points lead over the remainder of the series, despite axing its factory assault with M-Sport back in June

De Silvestro to make GTWCE debut in ROWE Porsche at Nurburgring

Porsche works driver Simona de Silvestro will make her debut in the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup in next weekend's Nurburgring round with the ROWE Racing team

Audi names nine former Nurburgring 24 Hours winners in line-up

Audi has named nine former winners of the Nurburgring 24 Hours across its three-car factory assault on this year's German enduro in September

GT World Challenge Misano: Vanthoor, Weerts claim double win in Sprint Cup opener

Team WRT Audi duo Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts recorded two out of three race wins as the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup kicked off at Misano

GT World Challenge Imola: Team WRT take top spot with Vaxiviere, van der Linde, Bortolotti

Audi claimed victory in the opening GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round of the season at Imola courtesy of its Team WRT squad

2020 Nurburgring 24 Hours will take place behind closed doors

The Nurburgring 24 Hours will take place behind closed doors this year, following the latest restrictions issued by the German government in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

Hulkenberg to make race return with ADAC GT Masters Lamborghini team

Nico Hulkenberg will make his first race appearance since he left the Renault Formula 1 team in the ADAC GT Masters series at the Nurburgring on 15-16 August

IGTC 2020 calendar remains at four races, Suzuka 10 Hours not replaced

The 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge will remain at four rounds with the decision not to replace the cancelled Suzuka event

GTWCE still "very healthy" despite grid drops says Stephane Ratel

The GT World Challenge Europe remains "very healthy" despite the downturn in entries resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, according to series boss Stephane Ratel

Ex-F1 driver Sirotkin to make GT debut with SMP in World Challenge Europe

Former Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin will make his GT3 debut with SMP Racing in the endurance rounds of this year's GT World Challenge Europe

R-Motorsport withdraws Aston Martin entries from 2020 GTWCE

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad has withdrawn from this year's GT World Challenge Europe and will instead focus on its 2021 campaigns

Spa 24 Hours becomes 25-hour race for 2020

The rescheduled Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Europe in October has been extended by one hour to become a 25-hour race

GT News: Bernhard pulls single-car entry out of Spa 24 Hours

Two-time World Endurance Championship title winner Timo Bernhard's Porsche team has scratched plans to contest the rescheduled Spa 24 Hours in October

Factory Mercedes GT squad Black Falcon quits top-line GT3 racing

Two-time Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Black Falcon is withdrawing from top-line GT3 racing and will be replaced in the Mercedes factory roster by a new operation

GT News: Nurburgring 24 Hours still set to go ahead in September

The Nurburgring 24 Hours remains scheduled to take place in September despite a ban on major events being held in Germany until October

GT News: Bentley ends factory IGTC programme with immediate effect

Bentley has called time on its factory race programme with the M-Sport team in this year's Intercontinental GT Challenge with immediate effect

GT News: Suzuka 10 Hours cancelled for Intercontinental GT Challenge

The Suzuka 10 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in August is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis

The Dutch oddity that was too niche for its own good Plus

The Dutch oddity that was too niche for its own good

Despite (briefly) having its own F1 arm, Spyker's period in international sportscar racing was spent mostly propping up the grid. Its C8 Laviolette GT2-R stands as one of the last underfunded factory GT efforts that never got a helping hand from BOP

Rescheduled Spa 24 Hours on with or without spectators, says Ratel

The rescheduled Spa 24 Hours blue riband round of the GT World Challenge Europe in October will go ahead with or without spectators, series boss Stephane Ratel has vowed

Toyota withdraws from Nurburgring 24 Hours

Toyota Gazoo Racing has pulled out of this year's Nurburgring 24 Hours due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has vowed to return to the race in 2021

Giant-killers: The Lister smash-and-grab that stunned FIA GT

It might have been a proven package, but the Jamie Campbell-Walter-driven Lister was not the favourite to win the 2002 FIA GT season-opener at Magny-Cours. Yet, despite amateur co-driver Nicolaus Springer losing a minute during his middle stint, that's exactly what it did, thanks to inspired driving and clever strategy

GTCWE News: Updated calendar features extended Nurburgring enduro

A revised GT World Challenge Europe schedule due to begin in July includes a second six-hour race at the Nurburgring

Giant-killers: When Geordies won the day in a "bucking bronco"

A Le Mans Series class victory for an all-Geordie line-up in the unloved Panoz at Donington Park in 2006 is the latest instalment in the series celebrating underdog achievements in motorsport

GTWCE News: Spa 24 Hours rescheduled for October

The Spa 24 Hours centre-piece round of the GT World Challenge Europe has been rescheduled for October

How a "fragile s***box" conquered a sportscar classic Plus

How a "fragile s***box" conquered a sportscar classic

It was rare to see anything other than a Ferrari or a Porsche winning GT2 races in the mid-2000s, but TVR's victory in the 2005 Spa 1000km was all the more remarkable given it first had to last the full six hours

The hard-hitting film that highlights drivers' vulnerabilities Plus

The hard-hitting film that highlights drivers' vulnerabilities

Porsche's recently-released documentary film takes fans behind the scenes of two gruelling 24-hour races in as many weekends last year, at Le Mans and the Nurburgring. That neither goes to plan only makes for a more authentic and rewarding viewing experience

Spa 24 Hours postponed following Belgium public gathering ban

The Spa 24 Hours blue riband round of the GT World Challenge Europe has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

GTWCE Paul Ricard 1000Km into the night race postponed to November

The Paul Ricard GT World Challenge Europe event set for May is the latest round of the series be put back or cancelled as a result of the coronavirus crisis

Louis Deletraz adds GT enduro in GPX Racing Porsche to F2 programme

Haas Formula 1 simulator driver Louis Deletraz is set to return to the GT ranks this season in the GT World Challenge Europe with the factory-backed GPX Racing squad

British GT finale clash with Le Mans 24 "a nightmare"

The revised September date for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours has caused date clashes with British GT and Supercars, posing problems for teams and drivers planning to enter both

BTCC race winner Collard switches to British GT with Barwell

Multiple British Touring Car Championship race winner Rob Collard will make the switch to endurance racing this season and compete in the British GT Championship with Barwell Motorsport

GT World Challenge Europe Monza opener cancelled due to coronavirus

The Monza round of the renamed GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup next month has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

Spa 24H winner to field factory-backed Porsches in GT Endurance Cup

The GPX Racing Porsche squad that won last year's Spa 24 Hours will mount a full assault on the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with factory backing

SRO prepared for Monza GTWCE cancellation over coronavirus outbreak

A contingency plan has been drawn up should the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup opener at Monza in April be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

Button's GT World Challenge squad drops Honda to field McLaren GT3

The team of which 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button is a partner is switching to McLaren from Honda for its 2020 GT World Challenge Europe campaign

GT organiser SRO donates fine money to charitable causes

GT World Challenge series promoter SRO Motorsports has has donated fines incurred during the 2019 season to a selection of charitable causes

Bathurst 12 Hour: Gounon, Soulet and Pepper win for Bentley

Jules Gounon survived a late puncture to take a first Bathurst 12 Hour win for Bentley amid an ongoing threat of rain, alongside Maxime Soulet and Jordan Pepper

Crashes take toll on Bathurst 12 Hour field

The field for the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour has been depleted by the spectacular series of crashes across Saturday's action

Campbell takes Bathurst 12 Hour pole in crash-strewn qualifying

Reigning Bathurst 12 Hour winner Matt Campbell put in a stunning Top 10 Shootout lap to secure pole in the #911 Absolute Porsche, while several big crashes rocked qualifying day

Supercars ace van Gisbergen leads Bathurst 12 Hours practice

Shane van Gisbergen and Anton De Pasquale put Triple Eight first and second as Friday practice came to a close at the Bathurst 12 Hour

Aston R-Motorsport's Blomqvist to race McLaren at Bathurst 12 Hour

Tom Blomqvist has been named as part of McLaren's Bathurst 12 Hour line-up alongside Alvaro Parente and Ben Barnicoat

McLaren 720S GT3 set for Spa 24 Hours debut, joins GT World Challenge

The McLaren 720S GT3 will race in the renamed GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup for the first time in 2020, including its debut in the blue-riband Spa 24 Hours

New pit rules set to shake up Spa 24 Hours and renamed Blancpain series

New rules have been introduced for the renamed GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and its blue-riband Spa 24 Hours round to encourage more strategic racing

Barwell suggests safety tweaks after Dubai 24 Hours pitlane incident

Mark Lemmer says his Barwell Motorsport team has suggested safety tweaks to Dubai 24 Hours organiser Creventic following the "deeply regrettable" pitlane incident that went viral during last weekend's race

Craig Lowndes joins defending Bathurst 12 Hour winner for '20 race

Three-time Supercars champion Craig Lowndes will contest next month's Bathurst 12 Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge opener with two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber's Porsche team

Iran airstrikes cause BTCC racer Butcher to miss Dubai 24 Hours

British Touring Car Championship race winner Rory Butcher was forced to miss the Dubai 24 Hours after his flight was diverted to avoid airstrikes over Iraq

Nissan drops Rossiter, Makino replaces Button in Honda Super GT team

Ex-Formula 1 test driver James Rossiter has been dropped by Nissan in Super GT, while Honda has confirmed Jenson Button's replacement in the series