4 new and old stars at WTR

It will be a good mix of new and old stars at Wayne Taylor Racing in 2021. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team has been a GM team for years, running Corvette DP and Cadillac DPi cars, but the American cars will be switched to the Acura brand, which is the American leg of the Honda brand. Ricky Taylor returns to the team after three seasons at Acura Team Penske. He will bring his car back to the family team. A fun fact about Ricky Taylor – he won the…

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Review: Become Who You Are

Become Who You Are is a brand new sports documentary, that had its premiere this evening. The movie is about Jules Gounon, Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon and Bruno Senna, and their way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans The majority of the car scenes in the movie is recorded during the 24 hours race in 2019, but does contain historic clips too, from the drivers own archives. The movie is directed and produced by Frenchman Virginie Dulauroy, who is a new name in the documentary world, but is a…

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More cars confirmed for Daytona

More teams have confirmed their presence at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January 2021. High Class Racing is the latest amongst the LMP2 entrants. The Danish team based in Barcelona haven’t announced any drivers yet, but it would be strange if Anders Fjordbach was not to be found in the car, since he is always present in their entries. He hasn’t raced at Daytona yet but did participate in the Sebring 12 hours in 2019, where he finished second in the LMP2 category with PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports.…

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Era Motorsport ready for Daytona

Era Motorsport has got their four drivers signed for the 24 Hours of Daytona 2021. Kyle Tilley and Dwight Merriman are back in the car together, while Ryan Dalziel and Paul-Loup Chatin join them for the 24 hours race. The team will run in the LMP2 category with their ORECA 07 Gibson #18, which they used in the 2020 season as well. The 2020 racing season came to an abrupt end in September, when Merriman crashed during the practice at Le Mans, so the team opted to sit out the…

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DragonSpeed back in the FIA WEC

DragonSpeed will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2021. The team will run with Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman, in addition to Juan Pablo Montoya, who made his debut with the team at Le Mans 2020. The team was most recently present in the series throughout the 2018/19 season, with both an LMP2 and an LMP1 car. The LMP1 programme was slowly falling apart due to technical issues, with the huge bone-breaking accident for Pietro Fittipaldi not making it any better. Their 2020 season has been very sporadic,…

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MSR hires IMSA champion

Meyer Shank Racing has their 2021 full season driver line-up confirmed. Olivier Pla was announced a few weeks ago, and following the 2020 season finale, they have also signed the second driver contract. Dane Cameron has plenty of experience with the Acura ARX-05 car, and it’s actually that specific chassis, that he raced throughout the 2020 season. Cameron was hired by Team Penske ahead of the 2018 season, and was part of the DPi title-winning line up in 2019 with Juan Pablo Montoya. Their sister car #7 won the 2020…

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United Autosports returns to Asia

United Autosports will return to the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2021 season will be run in Abu Dhabi. The Anglo/American team will enter two Ligier JS P320 LMP3 cars, with Jim McGuire being the first confirmed driver. The team raced in the 2018/19 season with two LMP2 cars and two LMP3 cars, winning the LMP2 title with Paul Di Resta and Phil Hanson. The 2020/21 season was scheduled to start at Suzuka, but those plans were changed to an all-January schedule with races at Sepang and Buriram due…

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Bamber continues in the USA

We are still going to see Earl Bamber in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021, despite Porsche closing down their GTLM programme. The former Le Mans winner, World Champion and IMSA champion has joined Team Hardpoint for a GTD programme. Team Hardpoint has slowed moved up the IMSA ranks, with them participating at the majority of the 2020 GTD series. Audi has been their choice of car so far, but the team will change to a Porsche 911 GT3 R. Rob Ferriol and Earl Bamber will share the GT3…

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24 cars for FIA WEC season finale

It will be quite a different starting grid for the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain this weekend. The long season, decided championships, mixed up with the COVID-19 situation, have resulted in just 24 cars on the entry list. Toyota Gazoo Racing is the only remaining team in the LMP1 category, which will shut down following this race. The pair of cars will battle for the title amongst them, with #8 currently leading #7. With just 7 points between them, the best-placed car will take the championship. Brendon…

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Whelen Engineering remains unchanged in 2021

Whelen Engineering Cadillac #31 has presented their plans for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Action Express will run the team for the fifth year in a row, with Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr behind the wheel once again. The team has found a new third driver for the endurance races, with Filipe Albuquerque being replaced by Mike Conway. Conway has been driving for Action Express on-and-off for several seasons, when there haven’t been scheduling conflicts with his FIA WEC running, or when the Brit had issues ahead of…

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31 cars at Sebring

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 season finale will have thirty-one entries. The race will be run this coming Saturday at Sebring International Raceway. There are just two championships that already have been decided, so there are plenty to race for. The DPi category will once again have eight cars. Those eight cars have done the full season, and there are only changes in two of the twenty-four seats in total. Gabby Chaves will be the third driver at Whelen Engineering Cadillac #31, since Filipe Albuquerque will be running in…

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Changes coming at Corvette Racing

Corvette Racing will be starting the 2021 season with at least one new driver on the team. The American team has announced, that Oliver Gavin no longer will be a part of the team as a full-season driver, once the season finale at Sebring has been run in two weeks time. The announcement is made one year after Jan Magnussen ended his work for the team. A common theme between Oliver and Jan, is that both have had several seasons without a single victory. Jan was replaced by Jordan Taylor,…

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ELMS final with 36 entries

The European Le Mans Series have 36 entrants for the season finale, which will run at Portimao in Portugal this weekend. The LMP2 has shrunk back to the 14 cars, that all have done the full season. DragonSpeed will run with neither car 21 nor 27. The American team has had a really bad season, starting out with the owner of the car, Ryan Cullen, deciding to end the deal after Round 2 of the championship. They went on to race with another chassis provided by Racing Engineering, that had…

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RLR MSport extends with Malthe Jakobsen

RLR MSport and Malthe Jakobsen will be working together for another season. The British team has signed a new contract with the Young Dane, so he will race another season in the European Le Mans Series, in the LMP3 category. The team has been impressed by Malthe since the very first test in November last year, and the Dane hasn’t let them down results wise. He qualified the car on P3 at the opening round at Paul Ricard, and raced to third position in the race, alongside James Dayson and…

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Asian Le Mans Series changes 2021 season

The Asian Le Mans Series has changed their plans for the upcoming 2021 season. The previous schedule for the 2020/21 season was announced earlier in the year, but was a January-only edition, with races at Buriram and Sepang. Those plans have changed now, with the COVID-19 situation to blame. The series has announced in a press release, that they have asked for clarification on potential restrictions in both Thailand and Malaysia in the coming months, but they haven’t got a definitive answer. So the series has chosen to move the…

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Few, but important driver category changes

The FIA Driver Categorisation Committee has announced the changes for the sportcar drivers in 2021. The categorisation consists of 4 categories, from Bronze in the bottom, for the drivers with limited experience in a racing car, or if they have hit a certain age, via Silver ranking for amateurs or young talents, to Gold and Platinum, which more or less is the same – i.e. a professional driver, or drivers that show the same pace as professional drivers. The majority of the just shy of 4000 drivers on the list,…

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Aston Martin changes in Bahrain

Aston Martin Racing will make some changes to their line-up, when the FIA World Endurance Championship finale will be run in Bahrain next month. The changes will happen in car #98 in GTE Am, where Paul Dalla and Ross Gunn will be joined by Richard Westbrook. That is the fifth different line up in six races. The season started out with Dalla Lana, Gunn and Darren Turner. Following the long spring break due to COVID-19, the team entered the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard and Spa Francorchamps, where…

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MSR hires the first driver for 2021

Meyer Shank Racing has hired their first full-season driver for their upcoming DPi programme in 2021. The new Acura ARX-05 team has made a deal with Olivier Pla, who will race the car throughout the season. The French driver has raced for MSR previously in 2016, where he helped out for the long IMSA races, including a victory at Petit Le Mans 2016. It was a Ligier LMP2 car with a Honda (Acura) engine in the back, with Pla being a long time test- and development driver for Ligier. The…

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ADAC GT Masters changes to Lausitzring

ADAC GT Masters has issued an update to the 2020 schedule today. Zandvoort in the Netherlands should have hosted the next round in 14 days’ time, but due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Dutch circuit, the series has opted to move the race weekend to Lausitzring. It’s the second time in 2020, that the series goes to the track located between Berlin and Dresden. The advantage for that venue is that they have plenty of time in their schedule, opposite to other German tracks, that are very busy at hosting…

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LMP2 changes for 2021

The FIA World Motor Sport Council announced today, that there are changes coming for the LMP2 category from next year onwards. It will be made mandatory, that LMP2 teams in FIA WEC have to consist of three drivers, and that teams no longer can do quite as Pro combinations, as the regulations currently allow. From next year onwards, it’s demanded to have at least one Bronze driver or two Silver ranked drivers, out of the three drivers. The announcement is officially just about the FIA WEC, but the rules are…

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