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New Mercedes drivers Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon will join Raffaelo Marciello for the French Auto Sport Promotion team’s defence of its GT World Challenge Europe crown in 2021. Former DTM driver Juncadella and Gounon, winner of last year’s Bathurst 12 Hours with Bentley, will drive with ASP regular Marciello in the team’s solo pro
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Championship-winning British GT outfit Team Parker Racing will switch from Bentley to Porsche for its assault on this year’s GT3 class title. The team behind Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jr’s 2017 championship run has campaigned Bentley machinery in British GT since 2016, but changes to the 911 GT3 R in 2021 to align with
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The Paddock Motorsport team co-founded by British GT racers Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman will enter a team of McLaren 570S GT4s in the GT Cup this season. The 2019 GT4 Pro-Am class champions set up the team in 2020 to contest the Mazda MX-5 Supercup, and has expanded its programme to run two McLarens
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Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Callum Ilott is set to embark on a GT racing programme in 2021 that will see him appear in a number of undisclosed sportscar races. Ilott finished as runner-up in last year’s Formula 2 championship behind fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher, but confirmed he would not be returning
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British sportscar racer Jann Mardenborough has lost his SUPER GT drive with Kondo Racing and been left without a seat in Nissan’s GT500 roster for 2021. The 29-year-old has been affiliated with the Japanese marque since he became the third winner of the Nissan-backed GT Academy gamer-to-racer competition in 2011, and was the last of
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The latest addition to Lamborghini’s factory GT roster faced the tough prospect of abandoning his F1 dream while still at school. But 2020 British GT champion Sandy Mitchell has proved that the move was absolutely the right one, as he told JAMES NEWBOLD The news shortly before Christmas that Sandy Mitchell had been appointed as
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Former IndyCar racer Ed Jones will make his sportscar return in this weekend’s Gulf 12 Hour enduro in Bahrain, joining British GT outfit 2Seas Motorsport. The Dubai-born Brit, who finished third in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 but controversially lost out on rookie of the year honours to non-finisher Fernando Alonso, hasn’t raced since the conclusion
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Toyota brand Lexus has ended factory support of its racing programme with the RC F GT3 contender in Europe. Lexus Europe announced on Wednesday that it has “reached the natural end to its direct support of GT3 racing projects in Europe”, which in 2020 centred on the Tech 1-run Panis Racing squad’s campaign in the
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BMW will end its relationship with the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Schnitzer Motorsport squad after more than 50 years. The German squad, whose successes with the Bavarian marque also include victory in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship and the 2012 DTM, will not be given a works programme by BMW for 2021, Autosport has
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Half of the 2020 British GT3 grid consisted of Silver-Silver pairings. But the decision to outlaw such combinations, and return to its Pro-Am roots, will have a mixed impact as key championship stakeholders told JAMES NEWBOLD “It’s been difficult, maybe a bit too difficult, to manage the balance between the Silver pairings and the Pro-Am,
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Ye Hongli put in a commanding performance on the Guia circuit to claim a crash-shortened 2020 Macau GT Cup. The TORO Racing Mercedes driver was in a class of his own over the 12-lap journey, his cause helped by weekend-long pacesetter Darryl O’Young starting back in 11th due a qualifying race penalty. That left Ye
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Ferrari’s Alessandro Pier Guidi, Come Ledogar and Tom Blomqvist claimed victory in the Paul Ricard 1000km as AKKA ASP’s Timur Boguslavskiy clinched the overall GT World Challenge Europe title. The makeshift AF Corse crew, with Pier Guidi’s regular co-drivers James Calado and Nicklas Nielsen on duty in yesterday’s World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, started
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Rob Collard said winning the British GT championship was vindication of his decision to switch from the British Touring Car Championship after coming close to retiring from motorsport in 2019. The veteran 52-year-old and Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini team-mate Sandy Mitchell took their second win of the season in the title-deciding round at Silverstone to seal
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Stephane Ratel has admitted to concerns that this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours would be cancelled as the result of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Belgium. The boss of the GT World Challenge Europe, of which the Belgian fixture is the blue riband round, explained that the imposition of new restrictions in the country gave him
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