TF Sport with two cars in ELMS

TF Sport will once again run two cars in the European Le Mans Series 2023. The British team has slowly received higher and higher status at Aston Martin, running cars in Europe and USA, plus the rest of the world in the FIA World Endurance Championship, where they are the defending champions. John Hartshorne and Jonny Adam will once again share car #95, just like they did in 2021 and 2022. They will have a new, young talent as their Silver-ranked driver. British racer Ben Tuck is brand new in…

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Proton announces LMP2 team

Proton Competition has announced their LMP2 team for the upcoming European Le Mans Series season. Proton Competition is usually associated with GTE racing, but from 2023 onwards, they will be active in prototype racing too. It was announced a couple of months ago, that they have managed to secure one of the brand new Porsche 963 LMDh cars, which they will run in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with Gianmaria Bruni as the first announced driver. Bruni will also be part of the LMP2 outfit in ELMS, where he will…

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UA ready with second car in ELMS

United Autosports are ready with their second car for the 2023 European Le Mans Series. It will be all-familiar faces onboard the ORECA 07 Gibson #23. Paul Di Resta will share the car with Jim McGuire and Guy Smith. Di Resta has been with UA for many years, but a bit on-off depending on his tasks around Formula 1. He was part of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 winning crew, and has since become a works driver for Peugeot TotalEnergies in FIA World Endurance Championship. He will…

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Ferrari’s GT drivers assigned

Ferrari has assigned all their GT Competizione drivers for the 2023 season. In the FIA World Endurance Championship, the AF Corse Ferrari #54 pairing of Francesco Castellacci and Thomas Flohr will be supported by Davide Rigon. Rigon will replace Nick Cassidy in the GTE Am effort. Kessel Racing Ferrari #57 will have Daniel Serra join Takeshi Kimura and Scott Huffaker in the yellow Car Guy branded GTE Am contender. Richard Mille AF Corse Ferrari #83 previously made an announcement about Lilou Wadoux joining Luis Perez Companc. They will have Alessio…

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JOTA ready with Hypercar drivers

JOTA has presented the three drivers, who will run in their brand-new Hypercar programme in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship. Yifei Ye was named the first driver, a couple of months back, while the two other drivers weren’t named. The British team has now revealed, to nobody’s surprise, that Antonio Felix da Costa and Will Stevens are the two other drivers onboard the Porsche 963 That pairing was part of claiming the LMP2 Championship for the 2022 season, where Roberto Gonzalez was the Silver ranked driver. But Hypercar is…

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Taku new oval racer for CGR

Takuma Sato will be racing for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series 2023 season – but only on the ovals. The Japanese racing driver will be sharing car #11 with Marcus Armstrong, who will do the road- and street courses. Sato has raced in the series for 13 seasons, but no longer has a full-season seat, after having raced for KV Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan, A. J. Foyt Enterprises, Andretti Autosport and Dale Coyne Racing. He came to the series in 2010, after 7 years of Formula 1,…

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Very few spots left for Le Mans

Despite it still being more than a month until the closing date entry submissions, it’s already clear that there are only very few spots left for the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That is of course depending on all the new Hypercar competitors being ready to compete, when we get to June. But if we look at the entry list for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which was announced last week, as the basis, we might end up with less than a dozen of available spots,…

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Wadoux new Ferrari driver

Lilou Wadoux has been named as the new official Ferrari Competizione GT driver. The 21 year-old French driver has had a rapid rise in sportscar racing, where she competed in the 2021 Alpine Elf Europa Cup. She had such a success, that Richard Mille Racing Team decided to put her in a LMP2 car for 2022. Richard Mille Racing Team was run by the Signatech team, which is running the Alpine sportscar programme too. It was announced a few months ago, that the Richard Mille name would disappear after the…

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Perrodo with strong teammates at Daytona

The defending FIA World Championship winner in LMP2 Pro/Aam, Francois Perrodo, will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2023 with three very strong teammates. Perrodo will bring his Championship winning teammate from the previous three seasons, Nicklas Nielsen, with him. Nielsen is a Ferrari works driver, and part of their new Hypercar programme in the FIA WEC. Nielsen got his Ferrari breakthrough in GT racing, but moved into LMP2 for 2022, as a warm-up for Hypercar. Matthieu Vaxiviere has previously raced together with Perrodo, when he did LMP2 back…

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Varrone goes to Corvette

Corvette Racing has their 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship ready. It’s been known for a couple of months, that the team would move from the now-defunct GTE Pro category to GTE Am. During that announcement, it was revealed that Ben Keating and Nicky Catsburg would be the first drivers for the team. The name of the third and final driver has been released now. That will be Argentinian racer Nicolas Varonne. He has been racing in sportscars for the past few seasons, after a classic karting and single-seater background. He…

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Cadillac shows colors

Cadillac has shown the colours on their three brand new LMDh cars. All three cars will have their debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run at Daytona International Speedway on 28-29 January 2023, but with testing starting one weekend earlier at the very same track. Car #01 will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing, and will have Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais as the full-season drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. They will be assisted by Scott Dixon for the endurance races. Car…

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D’Station Racing joins for another FIA WEC season

D’Station Racing will join for another season of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Japanese team will once again be run by TF Sport, who has run all their international programmes for the past seasons. Team owners Tomonobu Fujii and Satoshi Hoshino will once again share the car. They will however have a new teammate in the shape of British racer Casper Stevenson. The highlight for the team during the 2022 season was the podium at their home circuit at Fuji, with the dark green Aston Martin Vantage GTE being…

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Prema doubles up for FIA WEC

Prema Racing will double their LMP2 effort for the FIA World Endurance Championship 2023. The team made their LMP2 debut in 2022, with a single car in the FIA WEC, and a single car in the European Le Mans Series. They won races and the Championship in ELMS, while they claimed a single podium finish at Le Mans 2022, which counted towards the FIA WEC season. Car #9 will have Juan Manuel Correa as one of the drivers. He will do a combined FIA WEC and FIA Formula 2 season.…

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Ferrari announces Hypercar drivers

Ferrari has announced the six drivers, who will race the brand new Ferrari 499P in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Car #50 will be shared by Nicklas Nielsen, Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco, while car #51 will have the defending GTE Pro Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, and the former Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi. Nielsen has won numerous races and titles, since he was hired by Ferrari. He was part of the Hypercar testing from the very start, being the second guy in the car, after the…

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Magnus gets World Champion in the car at Daytona

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box has sorted out their four drivers for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run in just over three weeks’ time. John Potter, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly will be sharing the car at the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just like they did in 2022. The three regular drivers will be joined by a fourth in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the 24 hours race at Daytona, who is no less than a World Champion. Nicki Thiim…

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RWR ready for IMSA 2023

Rick Ware Racing has announced their drivers for the upcoming 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The two full-season drivers will be Eric Lux and Pietro Fittipaldi, who will do all of the races with the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car #51. Lux has participated in the Daytona 24 hours race 12 times before, and is the defending winner of the race, having raced for DragonSpeed USA. This will be the first time that Fittipaldi will be racing at the event. Several members of his family have already won there,…

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Danish-Brazilian trio at JOTA

JOTA has announced the three drivers, who will try to repeat the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 title in the 2023 season. Oliver Rasmussen will continue for the team, with David Heinemeier Hansson and Pietro Fittipaldi joining the Dane. Rasmussen raced for the team in 2022, with the big highlight being the third-place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and another podium at the 6 Hours of Fuji. DHH has previously raced for JOTA, not only once by twice. His first time with the team was in 2018…

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Beche new driver at Nielsen Racing

Mathias Beche is a new driver at Nielsen Racing. The Swiss racer will share the ORECA 07 Gibson with Ben Hanley and Rodrigo Sales in the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series, which starts on 11 February in Dubai. Beche has loads of sportscar experience. He has raced many LMP2 races, but was also part of the Rebellion LMP1 outfit. He took a break from ACO racing, but returned for the 2022 season with TDS Racing x Vaillante in the European Le Mans Series, and instantly returned to top form. He…

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12 drivers announced at Iron Lynx

Iron Lynx has announced their drivers for the 24 hours of Daytona. The Italian team has moved from the Italian Ferrari brand, to their fellow countrymen at Lamborghini. Car #19 will be shared by Claudio Schiavoni, Rolf Ineichen, Franck Perera and Raffaele Giammaria. Car #63 will have Romain Grosjean, Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper sharing the Huracan GT3 EVO 2, while the Iron Dames #83 will consist of well-known Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting, Doriane Pin and Sarah Bovy, who won the Spa 24 Hours in 2022. Iron Lynx…

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Gradient with two new drivers

Gradient Racing will enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023, with two new drivers to the team. Sheena Monk and Katherine Legge will be the two drivers, racing the white and green Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 in all the IMSA rounds in the GTD category. They will be joined at the opening round at Daytona by Mario Farnbacher and Marc Miller. This will be the first full season for Gradient Racing. They have slowly added more and more races to their programme, making the very grand step now. Monk…

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