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DTM convert Martin gets British GT Championship Aston Martin seat

Ex-DTM racer Maxime Martin will become the fifth works Aston Martin driver in the 2018 British GT Championship field, having joined series newcomer Jetstream Motorsport

McLaren back to British GT Championship's top class for 2018

McLaren will return to the British GT Championship's top class this year for the first time since 2016 with Balfe Motorsport

British GT champion Seb Morris quits series

British GT3 champion Seb Morris will not return to defend the title he won this year alongside Rick Parfitt Jr, having announced a split from the Parker Bentley team

Parfitt and Morris secure Bentley its first British GT title

Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris secured Bentley its maiden British GT Championship title in a tense finale at Donington Park, despite Aston Martin dominating

Free 2018 Radical SR1 season for winner of new Shootout contest

Radical is offering a fully funded season in its revamped 2018 SR1 Cup Championship, worth over £45,000, to the winner of a new shootout competition

Sir Chris Hoy unveiled as celebrity driver for LMP3 Cup finale

Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy will race in LMP3 for the first time since landing the inaugural European championship in 2015 with an LMP3 Cup guest appearance in September

RAC Trophy revived for British GT Championship's Silverstone 500

The winners of the British GT Championship's showpiece Silverstone 500 will receive the RAC Trophy - an award last presented after the 1932 500-mile race at Brooklands

GP3 race winner Ellinas to race in Carrera Cup GB with Tandy's team

GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Tio Ellinas will move into the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy's outfit after switching from single-seaters

Le Mans organiser ACO backs UK LMP3 championship for 2017

Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has agreed to sanction a British-based LMP3 championship for 2017, and supplied a £40,000 prize fund for its inaugural season

Ginetta reveals LMP1 project for 2018 and Reynard development role

British racing car constructor Ginetta is building a new privateer LMP1 for the 2018 World Endurance Championship with aerodynamics developed by design legend Adrian Reynard

Porsche's Tandy more excited about full WEC tilt than Le Mans

Porsche LMP1 recruit Nick Tandy says the chance to fight for the World Endurance Championship title next year means more than chasing a second Le Mans 24 Hours victory

Two new Mercedes join British GT Championship field for 2017

Two new Mercedes AMG GT3 machines will contest the 2017 British GT Championship with the Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing and AmD Tuning outfits

AF Corse launches works British GT Championship Ferrari entry

Factory Ferrari team AF Corse will enter the 2017 British GT Championship with Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron sharing a new 488 GT3

British GT Championship announces 2017 revamp as GT3 class hits low

British GT organisers have announced an overhaul of the GT3 class in an effort to lure cars back to the category

Alexander Sims to race in F3 Cup and qualify for Macau GP

BMW factory GT driver Alexander Sims will return to single-seater competition in the F3 Cup Championship in order to qualify for the Macau F3 Grand Prix

Motor Sports Association to clamp down on social media abuse

The Motor Sports Association has responded to a rise in social media abuse by warning that repeat offenders may face disciplinary action, and could even be banned

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Palmer joins F3 grid for Spa

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Will Palmer will make his first start in the rebranded BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this weekend at Spa with HHC Motorsport

MSA Formula officially becomes F4 British Championship

Britain's FIA Formula 4 series, MSA Formula, has been renamed the F4 British Championship with immediate effect

How serious is Sir Chris Hoy? Plus

How serious is Sir Chris Hoy?

Some see Sir Chris Hoy's upcoming drive at Le Mans this year as little more than a marketing exercise, but as ROB LADBROOK finds out, the Olympic hero is passionate about his motorsport exploits

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy to make Le Mans 24 Hours debut in LMP2

Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy will make his debut in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year after inking a deal to compete in the LMP2 division

UK's Motor Sports Association introduces new concussion guidelines

Competitors in Britain will temporarily lose their race licence if diagnosed with concussion, as part of new safety framework devised by the Motor Sports Association

Teenage Ecurie Ecosse duo to spearhead McLaren GT4 British GT entry

Two teenage single-seater converts will spearhead development of McLaren's new 570S GT4 challenger in the 2016 British GT Championship

Wylie switches from McLaren junior to Motorbase Aston in British GT

Former McLaren GT junior Ross Wylie will race an Aston Martin in British GT again this year, with BTCC outfit Motorbase Performance

GP3 racer Seb Morris joins Bentley's factory British GT effort

GP3 Series racer Seb Morris will switch to the British GT Championship this year after signing to race a Bentley Continental GT3 with Team Parker Racing

Triple Eight exits GT racing, AmD to run BMWs in British GT in 2016

British GT Championship frontrunners Joe Osborne and Lee Mowle will switch from Triple Eight Racing to the AmD Tuning team for their fourth attempt at the title this year

Disabled driver Pete Littler to enter British GT with Aston Martin

Former rally driver Pete Littler will become the first disabled British GT competitor next season as part of a new factory Aston Martin Racing effort

British GT champion Jonny Adam moves to TF Sport for 2016

Reigning British GT champion Jonathan Adam will join the TF Sport Aston Martin team to defend his title in 2016

Keen and Minshaw to drive Barwell Lamborghini in British GT in 2016

Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw have become the first drivers to sign up to Barwell Motorsport's attack on the British GT Championship with a pair of new Lamborghini Huracan GT3s

MSA Formula champion Lando Norris moves to BRDC F4 with Carlin

MSA Formula champion Lando Norris will run a dual campaign in Britain and Europe in 2016 after securing a Carlin deal for BRDC Formula 4

MSV targeting pre-Le Mans 24 Hours WEC round for new French venue

MotorSport Vision chief Jonathan Palmer wants his firm's new circuit in France to become the home for the pre-Le Mans 24 Hours round of the World Endurance Championship

Ginetta uprates its LMP3 design to create new G57 sportscar

Ginetta has revealed its new G57 sportscar, which represents a branch-off from its successful LMP3 programme

Fortec to join BRDC Formula 4 from Autumn Trophy

British single-seater outfit Fortec Motorsports will enter the BRDC Formula 4 Championship when the series introduces its new car later this year

Strakka launches 2017 LMP1 project for World Endurance Championship

British sportscar squad Strakka Racing has begun work on a new LMP1 project for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship

Mat Jackson replaces Motorbase BTCC drive with British GT deal

British Touring Car Championship frontrunner Mat Jackson will race a Motorbase Aston Martin in British GT this season after the team's tin-top programme was thrown into doubt last week