2017 Daytona 24: By Speed Factory Well Prepared For 3rd Season In ELMS
By Speed Factory is a pioneering force in LMP3 class contesting the European Le Mans Series. In 2015, the new LMP3 class was introduced by Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the Valencia-based team entered a brand new Ginetta LMP3 racer in the ELMS and ranked 3rd in the teams´ standings and only beaten by factory-entered machineries of Team LNT. Last year, late driver line-up regulation changes when the season was about to start affected team´s overall performance. Besides, such frequent driver changes and a short testing programme resulted in dealing with a difficult situation throughout the season. By Speed Factory is pleased to announce the team led by Dalius Steponavicius is fully prepared for the 2017 season. By Speed Factory will rise up after the difficulties encountered last year.
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) returned to racing action as the Hong Kong-based outfit’s 2017 motorsport calendar kicked off with the Asian Le Mans Series’ penultimate round at Chang International Circuit in Thailand over the weekend. The #51 Audi R8 LMS GT3 entry shared by Go-Max, Toru Tanaka and Tetsuya Tanaka concluded the event 10th place in class.
The Japanese trio’s maiden outing on Buriram’s 4.55km circuit was a fresh challenge that highlighted an aim to produce positive results in the blue and white Audi GT3 car. Two free practice runs allowed the drivers to get familiar with Chang International Circuit’s technical configuration and clocked the 12th fastest times in class for both sessions.
REBELLION Racing is pleased to announce today its full 2017 driver line-up for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours.
During December 2016, four of the REBELLION Racing drivers were already confirmed: Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche, Nelson Piquet Jr and Bruno Senna.
Alongside this quartet, REBELLION Racing have selected Julien Canal and David Heinemeier Hansson to join the team. With the high level of competition in LMP2 in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours, the choice of the mandatory « Silver » categorised drivers is a strategic one.
Today, REBELLION Racing are pleased to announce that the team will enter two Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 cars in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours. At the same time, the Swiss team is proud to confirm four of their six drivers for the coming FIA WEC campaign.
Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche and Nelson Piquet Jr will be returning as REBELLION Racing drivers in 2017 and Bruno Senna will join them for the team’s new challenge in the revised LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The driver line-up combinations and the silver drivers selected by REBELLION Racing will be confirmed in the near future.
In preparation for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar , VISIT FLORIDA Racing took part in its first official test with the team’s new No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Gibson-powered Riley Mk. 30 at Daytona International Speedway this week.
Having just taken delivery of the brand new machine days earlier, the Daytona Beach, Florida-based squad worked through the various intricacies that come with operating an entirely new platform.
Jeff Gordon Back At Daytona, Testing New DPi Prototype In Advance of Rolex 24
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Once again, Jeff Gordon has come out of retirement and once again he’s in the Rolex 24 At Daytona field. As a high-profile part of the Wayne Taylor Racing lineup that will co-drive a new Cadillac DPi in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ’s headlining Prototype class, Gordon is at Daytona International Speedway this week for a two-day test session in advance of the Jan. 28-29 car endurance classic.
CORE autosport has completed its driver lineup for the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Patrick Long and Nic Jonsson will join Jon Bennett and Colin Braun in the No. 54 Porsche 911 3 R for the team’s first attempt at the 24-hour spectacle in the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar ’s Daytona category.
Oliver Gavin confirmed with Corvette Racing for the 2017 season
With no less than 48 wins with Corvette Racing since 2002, Oliver Gavin will again compete alongside Tommy Milner in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.
2016 proved to be a most-successful season for Gavin with he and teammate Milner notched up the brand’s 100th GTML victory on the way to his fifth title with the team. Naturally he is looking forward to getting back to the track and competing for more success…
Full-Season Four Return to Corvette Racing for 2017
After sweeping all six GT Le Mans titles in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016 and winning five times, Corvette Racing confirmed today that its full-season driver roster will remain unchanged for the upcoming 2017 racing season.
Bad Luck Denies Larbre Competition Podium In Bahrain Season Finale
Having led the 6 Hours of Bahrain (17-19 November) after a thundering start, Larbre Competition were still fighting for a fifth FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Am podium of the season with 75 minutes to go, when their #50 Corvette C7.R suffered damage as a result of contact.
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