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Kubica, Deletraz switch to WRT for 2023 WEC season

Ex-Formula 1 racer Robert Kubica and Louis Deletraz will both race for the WRT LMP2 team in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship.

WRT critical of ex-Audi Sport boss for 'damage' to brand's image

WRT chief Vincent Vosse has hit out at former Audi Sport boss Julius Seebach for damaging the German manufacturer’s image in racing circles in the last two years.

Vanthoor, Weerts join BMW as 2023 works drivers

Former Audi stalwarts Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts have joined WRT in making the switch to BMW as the German brand's latest works drivers for 2023.

WRT dismisses 2023 DTM entry rumours with BMW

WRT has no plans to be on the 2023 DTM grid despite rumours linking the Belgian squad with a potential return to the championship, according to team principal Vincent Vosse.

WRT plans to continue with LMP2 in 2023 WEC alongside BMW LMDh tests

The Belgian WRT squad is planning to run two LMP2 ORECAs in the World Endurance Championship next season alongside its test programme with the new BMW LMDh prototype.

Rossi expects to continue in GT World Challenge Europe in 2023

Bike legend Valentino Rossi expects to continue in the GT World Challenge Europe next year for a second full season of car racing after ending his two-wheel career.

WRT to run BMW's factory LMDh team in WEC after Audi split

Successful sportscar outfit WRT will run BMW's World Endurance Championship LMDh programme in 2024 after splitting with Audi, and is expected to race the Bavarian marque's GT3 machinery next season.

WRT and Audi to part ways at the end of 2022

The Belgian WRT squad will end its partnership with Audi in the GT3 arena after 13 seasons at the end of this year.

Friday favourite: A Spa legend's lifelong love affair

As a four-time winner of the Spa 24 Hours, it's perhaps only natural that Thierry Tassin picks the Belgian track as his favourite for Autosport's weekly series. Ahead of this weekend's edition of the classic enduro, he explains his personal connection to the circuit where he made his name

Rast Le Mans start clash: "They all jumped the start"

Rene Rast has offered his version of the Turn 1 clash at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours, saying his LMP2 class rivals jumped the start while he obeyed the rules.

Rast: "Unrealistic" to expect LMP2 car to win Le Mans outright

Team WRT LMP2 driver Rene Rast believes it's "unrealistic" to expect a car from the secondary prototype to contend for outright victory in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Rossi 'needs to work on' getting up to speed faster in GT cars

MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has admitted he needs to get on the pace quicker as he transitions to four wheels in the GT World Challenge Europe this year.

Rossi eager to start GTWCE Sprint campaign at "very difficult" Brands GP

Bike racing legend Valentino Rossi is relishing the chance to race on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for the first time in this weekend’s GT World Challenge Europe round.

Rossi “humble” but ‘not starting from zero’ in GTWCE says WRT boss

WRT team boss Vincent Vosse says MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is entering his first season in GT World Challenge Europe with a “very humble” mindset, but “doesn’t start from zero.”

WRT announces third Le Mans entry led by Bortolotti, Vanthoor

WRT has announced that it will enter a third LMP2 car in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year for Mirko Bortolotti, Dries Vanthoor and Rolf Ineichen.

MotoGP legend Rossi aiming for podiums in 2022 GT World Challenge debut

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is aiming “for the podium” in 2022 when he makes his debut in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

Rast joins reigning LMP2 champions WRT for 2022 WEC season

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will headline WRT’s expanded two-car entry in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022.

MotoGP legend Rossi joins WRT for 2022 GT World Challenge Europe

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has committed to a full campaign in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

WRT 'widened the eyes' of its rivals with LMP2 title success

Ferdinand Habsburg says WRT ‘widened the eyes’ of its rivals by winning the LMP2 title in its first year of competition in the World Endurance Championship.

Title favourite WRT has "surprised everyone" in first WEC season

Belgian squad WRT has “surprised everyone” by challenging for the LMP2 title in its maiden season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, according to Ferdinand Habsburg.

WRT transformed car after "shocking" pace in Bahrain practice

The WRT drivers have hailed the team’s impressive turnaround in performance following their victory in the first Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship race, having had "shocking" pace in practice.

Inside the Le Mans finish too barmy for Hollywood

Team WRT has been at the forefront of GT racing for years and made a successful move to prototypes for 2021, capped by an LMP2 win on its Le Mans debut. It could've been even better had the race been one lap shorter, when its cars ran 1-2, but the stranger-than-fiction reality has spurred the team to reach greater heights

Spa ELMS: Team WRT takes LMP2 title with home win

Team WRT survived a scrappy start to win the fifth round of the European Le Mans Series at Spa-Francorchamps and seal the LMP2 title with one round to go.

Kubica hopes Le Mans debut will be "different" to previous 24h races

Ex-Formula 1 star Robert Kubica is targeting a race finish in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, having failed to see the chequered flag in previous endurance races of the same length.

WRT Audi "not disappointed" despite dramatic late Spa 24 defeat

WRT Audi team boss Vincent Vosse says he feels no disappointment after his team missed out on victory in the dramatic finish to last weekend's Spa 24 Hours.

WRT has "regrets" about losing maiden WEC win at Monza

WRT admits it has “some regrets” about failing to convert pole position into a maiden FIA World Endurance Championship victory in only its third attempt at Monza.

Why ex-F1 racer Klien hasn't raced in the DTM until now

Ex-Formula 1 racer Christian Klien says he never seriously considered racing in the DTM until the championship’s move to GT3 cars presented an opportunity to contest a part campaign in 2021.

WRT, Kubica win dramatic Red Bull Ring ELMS race

Team WRT drivers Robert Kubica, Louis Deletraz and Yifei Yi took their second consecutive win in the second round of the European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring.

Kubica didn't expect such an "easy" first LMP2 victory in ELMS opener

Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has hailed the preparation done by his WRT team after scoring his first LMP2 victory in Sunday's European Le Mans Series opener at Barcelona.

WRT Audi fastest in Spa 24 Hours opening qualifying session

The WRT Audi squad topped opening qualifying for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Europe

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

Newey explains "coincidence" behind late DTM call-up with WRT

Harrison Newey says a phone call in which his father Adrian and ITR boss Gerhard Berger were "talking rubbish" led to him securing a seat for the 2020 DTM season

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

Harrison Newey replaces Ed Jones in WRT Audi in 2020 DTM

Harrison Newey will make his DTM debut with the WRT Audi team this season, securing the drive originally earmarked for Ed Jones

New WRT DTM driver line-up, Haas Formula 1's Fittipaldi won't return

WRT Audi has announced former IndyCar driver Ed Jones and ex-FIA Formula 3 driver Fabio Scherer for its 2020 DTM line-up, with no car for Haas Formula 1's Pietro Fittipaldi

Nurburgring Blancpain GT: WRT Audis' clash hands Aston Martin win

Ricky Collard and Marvin Kirchhofer claimed victory in the second Blancpain GT World Challenge race at the Nurburgring for R-Motorsport after the leading WRT Audi team-mates took each other out

Suzuka 10 Hours: WRT crew takes dominant victory for Audi

WRT gave Audi its first Intercontinental GT Challenge victory of 2019 following a dominant showing in the second running of the Suzuka 10 Hours

Haas F1's Fittipaldi: McNish key to 2019 WRT DTM deal

Multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish was a catalyst towards DTM debutant Pietro Fittipaldi getting his drive in the series, the Haas Formula 1 reserve has revealed

Audi boss: WRT DTM team can adapt quickly like Virgin in Formula E

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says new DTM Audi-based privateer WRT can create "positive surprises" in 2019, like the manufacturer's customer Envision Virgin Racing has in ABB FIA Formula E

Haas F1 test driver Pietro Fittipaldi gets 2019 WRT Audi DTM drive

Haas Formula 1 test driver Pietro Fittipaldi will contest this year's DTM with the WRT customer Audi team

Pietro Fittipaldi to drive WRT Audi in next week's official DTM test

Haas Formula 1 test driver Pietro Fittipaldi will take part in next week's official DTM test with WRT Audi in what could be a precursor to a full-season drive

WRT only able to announce one driver for its DTM campaign in 2019

The WRT team has been able to announce only one driver for its maiden DTM campaign this year with a pair of customer Audis on the launch of its 2019 programmes

Award winner Tom Gamble to race WRT Audi R8 in Blancpain GT

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Tom Gamble will switch codes from single-seaters to GT racing with the WRT Audi squad this season

WRT Audi squad to enter 2019 Daytona 24 Hours with single R8 LMS

The WRT Audi team has confirmed it will contest the 2019 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA SportsCar Championship opener with a single GT Daytona class R8 LMS

WRT Audi GT squad closing on 2019 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA deal

The WRT Audi team is closing on a deal to race in next year's Daytona 24 Hours IMSA SportsCar Championship opener

WRT to join 2019 DTM grid as new Audi satellite team

Audi has announced that leading sportscar racing outfit WRT will run customer cars in the DTM next season

Sportscar squad WRT evaluating customer Audi DTM entry for 2019

The WRT sportscar team is evaluating an expansion into the DTM with Audi for next season

Spa 24 Hours Blancpain GT: Dries Vanthoor puts WRT Audi on pole

Local driver Dries Vanthoor took pole position for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours Blancpain GT round for the WRT Audi team

Blancpain GT: WRT Audi duo Mies, Riberas head Audi sweep at Misano

Alex Riberas and Chris Mies dominated the Blancpain Sprint Cup race at Misano in their WRT Audi by their second win from two races as Audi swept the top four positions

Misano Blancpain GT: WRT Audi resists ASP Mercedes in evening race

WRT Audi drivers Christopher Mies and Alex Riberas took victory for the first time in the 2018 Blancpain GT Sprint Cup season in Misano's Saturday evening opener

Blancpain GT Monza: WRT Audi wins tense Endurance Cup opener

The WRT Audi squad won the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza

New Audi DTM driver Frijns to keep WRT Blancpain GT drives in 2018

New Audi DTM driver Robin Frijns will contest the Blancpain GT Series with the WRT Audi team in 2018

Bathurst 12 Hour: WRT Audi wins as huge crash mars finish

Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard, and Dries Vanthoor won the 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour, after the race was declared early due to a massive final-stint crash

Audi squad WRT slims down line-up for Blancpain Endurance assault

The WRT Audi team will slim down its attack on the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup this season in a bid to win an eighth title in the championship

WRT squad to represent Audi factory on 2018 Bathurst 12 Hours debut

The Belgian WRT squad will represent the Audi factory when it makes its debut in the Bathurst 12 Hours in February next year

Ex-F1 racer Will Stevens returns to WRT Audi Blancpain sprint squad

Ex-Formula 1 driver Will Stevens will return to the WRT Audi team for the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round at the Hungaroring later this month

Andre Lotterer gets last-minute Spa 24 Hours call for WRT Audi team

Porsche LMP1 driver Andre Lotterer will return to the wheel of an Audi in this weekend's Spa 24 Hours

ISR and Sainteloc join WRT as Audi's Spa 24 Hours factory line-up

The Czech ISR and French Sainteloc teams will join Audi's roster of factory teams for the first time at the Spa 24 Hours next month

Zolder Blancpain GT: Stevens and Winkelhock win for WRT Audi

Ex-Formula 1 driver Will Stevens claimed his first outright win in sportscars alongside WRT Audi team-mate Markus Winkelhock in the Zolder Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round

DTM racer Jamie Green adds WRT Audi GT races to his 2017 schedule

Audi DTM star Jamie Green will race a GT car for the German manufacturer in a short programme of events including the Spa 24 Hours in 2017