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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 real reason Alonso is doing Daytona Fernando Alonso's love of racing and desire to drive anything competitive has led him to the Daytona... 1509062400 IMSA
How Red Bull's reject earned his shock F1 chance This weekend, seven years after being dropped by Red Bull, Brendon Hartley will make his Formula 1 d... 1508284800 F1
How an F1 flop led to a Ferrari career 'It's impossible to say no to Ferrari' - the allure of the Prancing Horse led to Giancarlo Fisichell... 1507766400 GT
How Porsche is kicking the WEC when it’s down Porsche is publicly committed to team orders in its bid to bow out of the LMP1 with another WEC titl... 1505260800 WEC
Why the WEC's bombshells won't fix its main problem The announcement of a WEC superseason promoted shock and intrigue - of the good kind. It's a bold mo... 1504569600 WEC
The origins of McLaren-Honda's greatest racer To celebrate the McLaren MP4/4 being voted F1 fans' favourite car, we look back at the all-conquerin... 1503446400 F1
How the Spa 24 Hours has been suffocated The Spa 24 Hours is one of motorsport's greatest endurance races, but the traditions of the event ar... 1501718400 GT
The real problems caused by Porsche's shock exit Every possible route the World Endurance Championship could take in response to Porsche's departure ... 1501372800 WEC
Why Le Mans chaos was actually good for LMP1 The all-singing, all-dancing hybrid LMP1s built by major manufacturers were narrowly spared embarras... 1499040000 WEC
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

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