3 champions return

3 champions will return to the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2023 season will be run this coming February. The defending champions from CD Sport will run two of the same three drivers, that had a fantastic 2022 in the Asian LMS. They finished 1-2 in the LMP3 standings. Two of the drivers finishing second are once again back with the team. Danish racer Michael Jensen will be joined by his longtime teammate Nick Adcock, in the red and yellow Ligier JS P320 LMP3 car, which is owned by…

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Toyota Gazoo Racing unchanged in 2023

Toyota Gazoo Racing will enter the 2023 season with stability around the team The defending World Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship will stick to the exact same six drivers for the upcoming season. Jose Maria Lopez, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi will share car #7, while World Champions Sebastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa and Brendon Hartley share car #8. The team did make some changes in car #8 prior to the 2022 season, when Kazuki Nakajima announced his retirement, and was replaced by Hirakawa. The young Japanese driver was…

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UA back to the Asian LMS

United Autosports will once again enter the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2023 season is held this coming February. Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta will once again share the ORECA 07 Gibson car #22, just like they have done so far in several seasons. The pairing actually won the 2018/19 season, and also secured the 2019/20 title in the FIA WEC. They have been running together at selected rounds since, when Di Resta had to sub for Filipe Albuquerque, when the Portuguese driver had some clashing commitments in…

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Inter Europol with four cars in Asian LMS

Inter Europol Competition will be a massive four-car team in the upcoming 2023 Asian Le Mans Series. The Polish squad will be running a single LMP2 car and a total of three LMP3 cars. Charles Crews was super close to winning the LMP3 title in the European Le Mans Series this year, and now he will get the chance to be onboard an LMP2 car. He will be joined in the #43 by Christian Bogle and Nolan Siegel. 21-year-old Bogle raced in Indy Lights in the USA, but did have…

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Racing Team Turkey to Rolex 24

Racing Team Turkey will enter the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2023. The Turkish team, which is run by TF Sport, will enter an LMP2 in the 24 hours classic, for the very first time. TF Sport has previously entered the 24 hours race with a GT car, and will do so again in 2023, but they haven’t done a long run with an LMP2 car on the oval circuit, with the twisty infield. It will be a mix of well-known drivers, and two who have never worn the…

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Braun new driver at MSR

Colin Braun has become a new full-season driver at Meyer Shank Racing in the 2023 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Braun has previously raced for the team back in 2009, and once again in 2013. The 34-year-old American has been associated with CORE autosport for many years, where he was teamed up with Jon Bennett, with whom he won the LMC titles in 2014 and 2015, in addition to an LMP3 Championship in 2022. In addition to the less powerful LMC and LMP3 cars, his peak years were 2018 and 2019, where…

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Proton Competition to run LMDh

Proton Competition has confirmed that they will take a step up the sportscar ladder. The German outfit has bought a total of four brand new Porsche 963 LMDh cars, with the plan of running a single entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and a single car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023. The team is not ready to announce any drivers yet, nor if they are going to do the full season, or if they start at a later stage. There is a doubt if Porsche will…

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GMB teaming up with Aston Martin

GMB Motorsport has big plans for their 2023 season. The Danish outfit won an automatic invitation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, by winning the Michelin Le Mans Cup title with their Honda NSX GT3. The team has bought an Aston Martin GTE car, which they are going to run in the 2023 European Le Mans Series. Kasper H. Jensen, Gustav Birch and Jens Reno Møller will be driving the Aston Martin Vantage. All three drivers were part of the Michelin Le Mans Cup for the team during the…

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Mako and Tandy part of 963 programme

Porsche Penske Motorsport has announced the final two drivers, who are part part of the racing programmes in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship og FIA World Endurance Championship for 2023. That will be two very familiar Porsche faces – Frederic Makowiecki and Nick Tandy. Mako has been part of the development of the new Porsche 963 LMDh car since the beginning – actually he drove the very first meters in the car before Christmas 2021. He has since been part of their testprogramme which has surpassed 20.000 kilometers of testing during…

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Ye first driver for Hertz Team JOTA

Yifei Ye is the first confirmed driver at Hertz Team JOTA, for their upcoming 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign. The Chinese driver has impressed a lot of people in sportscar racing, with the results that he has achieved so far. He won both the Asian Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series in 2021, and continued to race on in the ELMS in 2022 for COOL Racing, where he grabbed three podium finishes, and fifth in the final standings. JOTA is definitely not a new name in the…

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Iron Lynx official partner with Lamborghini

Iron Lynx and Lamborghini have announced a brand new collaboration for the upcoming seasons 2023 will be a GT3 collaboration, with 2024 being the big year of the LMDh car. Iron Lynx has run with Ferrari so far, no matter what category they have entered. They started out working with Kessel Racing, until they started their own operation. They started working together with Prema Racing for the 2022 season, and they ran the LMP2 part of the team, while Iron Lynx ran the GTE, GT3 and Ferrari Challenge cars. They…

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TDS Racing announces two great additions

TDS Racing has announced the drivers next to Steven Thomas in the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023 at the endurance rounds American Thomas moves over from PR1 Mathiasen Motorsport, which he drove for in the 2022 season. He met two drivers, who were racing car #52, and have won the Michelin Endurance Cup for the past two seasons. The names are Mikkel Jensen and Scott Huffaker. They were paired up with Ben Keating, and the Dane and the American have been almost untouchable when the car ran without issues,…

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Ferrari LMH presented

Ferrari has shown their brand new LMH car to the public, during the Ferrari Mondiali 2022 at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola. The car will be named Ferrari 499P, and will be able to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. 2023 will however be FIA WEC only, where a lot of the racing happening close to the home base in Maranello, in case some spare parts are needed. There won’t be any private cars from the start of the 2023…

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MSR brings defending Champions to Daytona

Meyer Shank Racing will run three of the defending Rolex 24 at Daytona Champions, when the team starts 2023 at the very same track. Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud plus Tom Blomqvist are all confirmed for the classic race. The MSR team won the 24 hours race back in January 2023, where Castroneves, Pagenaud and Blomqvist were joined by Oliver Jarvis as the fourth driver. The Englishman is not yet confirmed for the team, which could be related to the date clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship schedule for…

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Changes at Peugeot TotalEnergies

The 2022 season finale in the FIA WEC, which will run at the 8 Hours of Bahrain, will see a change in the line-up at Peugeot TotalEnergies. The French outfit has said goodbye to James Rossiter immediately, since the Brit moved to a new job as team principal at Maserati in Formula E. So he only got two race weekends onboard the new Peugeot 9×8 Hypercar The team has called up Nico Müller instead. Müller signed a contract with the French car manufacturer, after being an Audi Sport driver for…

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TDS Racing with at least two cars in IMSA 2023

TDS Racing has confirmed, that they will enter at least two cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023. The French outfit has been part of the very best LMP2 teams for the past many years, and has run several teams under other names as well, like Racing Team Nederland and G-Drive Racing. The team has confirmed that Francois Heriau will be driving one of the cars, while Steven Thomas will drive the other car. Heriau was active in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Ultimate this season – which…

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UA has car #23 signed – maybe

United Autosports has announced the three drivers for their car #23, which they are planning to run in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship. Josh Pierson was announced way back in Le Mans week. Now Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist have been announced alongside the 16-year-old American. But there might be a small stumbling block. The FIA is currently scrutineering all the driver rankings of all sportscar drivers in the whole world, and while a lot of drivers already got their 2023 ranking, they are still undecided about Pierson. Pierson…

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Van der Linde and Wittmann at Daytona and Sebring

BMW M Motorsport has announced two more drivers for their upcoming GTP programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Sheldon van der Linde and Marco Wittmann will be the third drivers on the two brand new BMW M Hybrid V8 cars, which will run at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January, and at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. It’s not yet announced who will race in cars #24 and #25 respectively. Full-season pairings Connor Di Phillippi and Nick Yelloly in one car, and Augusto Farfus and Philipp…

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Lequien – Enviromental challenges

Racing24-7.net had the pleasure to spend half an hour with the head of LMEM, Frederic Lequien, who is running the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. We chose to split the interview into several pieces, which contain different subjects. Everybody is looking into the environmental challenges for the future. What is the plan for LMEM regarding the future? “The decision we took about the renewable fuel in the FIA WEC and ELMS – this is something really concrete that we do. But…

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Lequien – future tv broadcast plans

Racing24-7.net had the pleasure to spend half an hour with the head of LMEM, Frederic Lequien, who is running the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. We chose to split the interview into several pieces, which contains different subjects. FIA WEC TV is currently behind a pay-wall. Where is the current consideration, bearing in mind that the number of manufacturers who are coming – they are going to be keen on as big an audience as possible. Is there a discussion about…

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