AF Corse switches one driver

AF Corse is going for stability in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the 2022 season start being just under two months away. The defending World Champions in the Ferrari #488 GTE #51 will remain unchanged. Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado will do their fifth season together. The pair also won the GTE Pro title in 2017, which was the first year of an official FIA World Championship for that category. Miguel Molina will continue in car #52. This will be the third season for the Spaniard, but he…

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TF Sport with Sørensen, Latorre and Keating

TF Sport has finalized their drivers for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, in regards to the Aston Martin #33. It’s been known for a long time, that Ben Keating would be returning for another season in the blue car, while his co-drivers were TBA. The Texan will be joined by none other than Aston Martin works driver Marco Sørensen as a new teammate. The Dane has won the GTE Pro title two times, and will hopefully help Keating secure the first GTE Am Championship. Sørensen will be in a…

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Inter Europol got Asian LMS and some ELMS drivers ready

Inter Europol Competition has announced their Asian Le Mans Series drivers, and three of the seats for the European Le Mans Series 2022. For the two times Dubai and two times Abu Dhabi races in the Asian Le Mans Series, their crew will consist of Nico Pino, James Dayson, and Guilherme Oliveira in the lone Ligier JS P320 #13 in the LMP3 category. Chilean racer Pino is the new hot name in sportscar racing year 2022, with him competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well. He did a…

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Peugeot skips Sebring, but keeps on testing

Peugeot TotalEnergies has officially announced that they won’t be entering the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 at Sebring in March. It’s been expected for quite some time, since both Loic Duval and Mikkel Jensen already has been named in other cars at the 12 hours race, which the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship runs on the same weekend – and they would probably not be allowed to do so, if Peugeot had a debut to make on the same weekend. There is a chance for Kevin Magnussen to…

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Calderon new driver for Foyt

Tatiana Calderon will finally get a chance in the NTT IndyCar Series in the 2022 season. The Colombian has signed a contract with AJ Foyt Racing, where she will race the ROKiT Chevrolet #11. It won’t however be a full season for the rapid lady. She will only do the road and street courses, while the car will be handed over to a yet unnamed driver at the ovals. 28-year-old Calderon has primarily raced in single-seaters so far, including GP3, Formula 2, and most recently in Super Formula. She has…

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JPM back at Indy

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2022. The Colombian will race both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is run on the infield of the oval, plus participate in qualifying for the Indy 500. The 2022 Indy 500 will be oversubscribed again, and with room for only 33 cars, there will be some disappointed teams and drivers. The double Indy 500 should however feel quite confident about qualifying, as long as he doesn’t make any mistakes prior to, or during the qualifying itself, which…

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Daly gets full season at ECR

Conor Daly is finally back as a full-season driver, for the same team, in the NTT IndyCar Series 2022. The American has been racing for Ed Carpenter Racing for the past two years, but only in the races that the team boss didn’t race himself. When ECR didn’t have room for him, he sometimes raced for the Carlin team, where Max Chilton wasn’t the biggest fan of the oval races. Daly will be racing in car #20, and will have BitNile as sponsor on the Chevrolet car. Rinus VeeKay will…

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Huge 61 car field at Daytona

A huge total of 61 cars has entered this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will run on 29-30 January 2022. The field consists of 7 DPi cars, with Cadillac and two Acura cars, with top drivers in all cars. There have often been one more cars with some iffy drivers in them, but that doesn’t appear so in 2022. Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing has two cars entered with numbers #01 and #02, while JDC Miller Motorsports Cadillac #5, Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Acura #10, Whelen Engineering Cadillac #31,…

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Closer look at FIA WEC 2022 entry list

After the announcement of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 entry list, we will have a deeper dive, and highlight some of what we find interesting. There are no major surprises in Hypercar, other than the Alpine no longer has the Matmut name associated with them. Toyota Gazoo racing has already announced all six drivers, while Alpine Elf Team #36, Peugeot TotalEnergies #93 and #94 plus Glickenhaus Racing #708 only announced a single driver for each car. The majority of the LMP2 field is already set. Only 7 of the…

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FIA WEC bulging in 2022

The FIA World Endurance Championship will enter the 2022 season with the largest entry list in its 10-year history. A total of 39 cars has entered the full season, but with a few that will show up at a slightly later stage in the year. The Hypercar category will consist of two cars from Toyota Gazoo Racing, one from Alpine Elf Team and a single car from Glickenhaus. In addition to those, there will be two cars from Peugeot TotalEnergies at a later point in the season, since they are…

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Hardpoint with two old and two new drivers

Hardpoint will run two well-known faces and two brand new faces to the team, when the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts at  Daytona International Speedway in two weeks time. Rob Ferriol and Katherine Legge will be sharing Porsche 911 GT3 R #99 for the full 2022 season, just like they ended up doing for most of the 2021 season. They will have Stefan Wilson as the third driver at the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in the season. Wilson is the younger brother of Justin Wilson, and has been…

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Team WRT double up for FIA WEC

Team WRT had an amazing rookie season in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship, and will double their effort for the upcoming 2022 season. The team was all-dominating in both the FIA WEC and European Le Mans Series, despite it being their very first season with ORECA 07 Gibson cars. They are ready to announce one driver in each of the cars. Sean Gelael will move over from JOTA to Team WRT, and will be racing car #31. The Indonesian driver was able to slowly get more and more to…

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New driver for Inter Europol Competition

Inter Europol Competition is slowly getting ready for their second season in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team is ready to announce all three drivers for the upcoming 2022 season. Jakub “Kuba” Smiechowski and Alex Brundle will be joined by a new third driver onboard the ORECA 07 Gibson #34 LMP2 car. That will be none other than the former Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez. Sportscar racing is something brand new for the Mexican, who most recently has been test- and reserve driver for Mercedes-AMG in Formula 1. He…

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Return of six RLL drivers

BMW Team RLL has announced the drivers for the 2022 edition of the 24 hours race in Daytona. Six of the 2021 drivers has been called back once again, but there is a shakeup in the pairings. The team ran in the four 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races which counted towards the Michelin Endurance Cup. That was in the now-defunct GTLM category with their BMW M8 GTE model. The brand new BMW M4 GT3 model is the weapon of choice in the brand new GTD Pro category. Car #24…

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Extra WeatherTech car in Daytona

One turns into two, turns into three Weathertech cars for the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2022, later this month. WeatherTech Racing already has a Porsche and Mercedes entered in the GTD Pro category under their own name, and now a title sponsorship on another Mercedes-AMG GT3. The team name will be WeatherTech, with Mercedes of Billings (Montana), and Proton Competition will also run this car, but with the Billings car dealer having the chance of being mentioned for the race. Dirk Müller, Patrick Assenheimer and Austin Cindric will be the three…

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Bourdais to race in WEC

Sebastien Bourdais will be racing the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022. The French driver will race for Vector Sport in the LMP2 category, where he will be teammates with Nico Müller. The third driver hasn’t been revealed yet, but will have to be either Silver or Bronze ranked, since that is demanded in the regulations. Both Müller and Bourdais have Platinum status. Bourdais will be having two tasks in 2022, with an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programme for Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing. That has an influence to the opening round…

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Hartshorne and TF Sport with new double programme

TF Sport and John Hartshorne will once again be on double duty in ACO racing in 2022. They paired for both the Asian Le Mans Series, before heading into the European Le Mans Series in 2021, and they will replicate that programme in 2022. There will be a change amongst the driving talent next to Hartshorne. Jonny Adam and Henrique Chaves will be sharing the Aston Martin Vantage #95. They will be using a GT3 spec car in the Asian LMS, while the GTE spec will be used for ELMS.…

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Asian LMS with free entry and schedule adjustment

Asian Le Mans Series has made a small adjustment to the 2022 schedule. The original schedule had the opening rounds at Dubai Autodrome to be run on Friday and Saturday, but the government in the UAE has decided that Saturday and Sunday will be weekends from now on, so that moves the races to 12 and 13 February. There is a great offer for the fans, which will be allowed in, with free entry. You do however have to register via this link, plus you have to show up with proof…

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Plenty of GTD news

It’s easy to spot, that the opening round of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is getting closer. The number of announcements from especially the GTD categories, have been ticking into all the mailboxes for the past hours and a few days, so we have decided to collect them all in one big story. KCMG KCMG will make their Rolex 24 at Daytona debut. The team is based in Hong Kong, and therefore started out racing in Asia. They went to race in the LMP2 category, and won both the…

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Nielsen ready with their five Asian LMS drivers

Nielsen Racing has announced their five drivers, that they are bringing to the Asian Le Mans Series 2022. The team is traditionally seen as an LMP3 team, where they have claimed plenty of wins in both the Asian LMS and the European Le Mans Series. Two of the most successful drivers for the team are Colin Noble and Tony Wells. They will continue racing together in a Ligier JS P320 #8, and will try to claim another title, after winning the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20, and the Michelin Le…

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