Category: Motorsport

DTM at the Norisring: Pure racing in Short Circuit

This weekend at the Norisring, the motor-racing enthusiasts once again will be provided thrilling motor sport. DTM has been a regular visitor in the ‘Franconian Monaco’ since 1987 and the atmosphere at Germany’s only still existing street circuit, is unique.

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New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 makes racing debut at Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing has revealed its new Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer racing cars to the public at the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the Vantage GT3 making its Racing debut in the Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend.

The new Vantage GT3 and GT4, the former taking the track for the first time on Thursday (14 June) in the hands of AM Racing driver Ross Gunn, is derived from the new Vantage GTE; two of which are entered into the GTE Pro category of this weekend’s showpiece endurance event. All three modern Vantage race cars are based on the critically-acclaimed Vantage road car and powered by the same 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine, optimized by AM Racing.

Weighing in dry at 1245kg, the #Vantage GT3 produces a boost-variable 535bhp and 700 Nm of torque. Built from a lightweight aluminium chassis, again based on the road car, it features a steel roll-cage, an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, an Alcon motorsport multi-plate clutch, Öhlins four-way adjustable dampers and Alcon brakes and Bosch Motorsport ABS.

The Vantage GT3 remains in development until homologated on 1 March, 2019 and replaces Aston Martin’s most successful customer car, the V12 #vantagegt3, which is still winning races seven years after it was first introduced to the market, most recently in the Blancpain GT Series #endurance Cup and British GT series.

While not competing this weekend, the new  Aston Martin Vantage GT4 makes race debut at Le Mans will remain on display throughout in the AM Festival Race paddock, offering potential customers and race fans a first glimpse of the marque’s new challenger. Along with the Aston Martin Vantage GT3, the GT4 makes its race debut at Le Mans but remain in development throughout 2018 and is set to be homologated for competition from 1 March, 2019.

Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer David King said, “The new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 makes debut at Le Mans is a worthy successor to the V12 Vantage GT3 and represents the core future of our customer racing program.”

“With the continued growth of GT racing in general and the GT3 category in particular, this new car and its vantage GT4 brother will lead our expansion in the GT markets around the globe and particular target areas of the US and Asia. We’ve already seen a high level of interest from potential customers and we only expect that to grow as the car evolves closer to its homologation date,” he concluded.

Lorenzo powers to second straight win at Catalan MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo followed up last weekend’s win with another dominating win at the Catalan GP on Sunday. Lorenzo won the race ahead of Reigning Champion Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi.

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Lorenzo edges Marquez for pole at Catalan MotoGP Round 7

Jorge Lorenzo topped the qualifiers at the Circuit de Catalunya, Round 7 of the Championship. Lorenzo sprinted to pole, just six hundredth of a second ahead of Marc Marquez, who topped the first qualifying.

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MotoGP riders face a newly-resurfaced Catalan track

The Circuit de Catalunya hosts Round 7 of MotoGP this weekend. Following the 1-2 victory at Mugello last Sunday, Ducati riders are now gearing up for another win or podium spots. However, Championship rivals Repsol Honda and Yamaha MotoGP are right along to prevent that from happening.

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Montoya ready to tackle first ever Le Mans

The 2018 Le Mans has began on Wednesday with practice followed by the exciting qualifying on Thursday. The race is scheduled for this Sunday at 3 p.m. local time.

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Neuville takes back-to-back win at Rally Sardinia to extend lead

The WRC Rally Sardinia, last Sunday, was won by Hyundai WRT’s Thierry Neuville, who beat five-time Champion Sebastien Ogier by the narrowest margin. Neuville trailed Ogier by 0.8sec ahead of the final day’s 6.96km test, but delivered a daredevil drive in his Hyundai i20 to overhaul the Frenchman and claim his third win of the season by 0.7sec.

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F1 Canadian GP: Vettel jumps right back into Championship lead with fantastic win

Sebastien Vettel has won th 2018 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix with a royal flush from rivals Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. Vettel’s win ended a 14-year drought for Ferrari at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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Vettel pounds the Gilles Villeneuve track for pole

The Formula One Canadian Grand Prix qualifiers saw four-time Sebastien Vettel snatch pole from rival Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen slotted in third place, ahead of title contender Lewis Hamilton.

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Neuville hits the road first at WRC Rally Sardinia

Following his remarkable win at last round’s WRC Rally Portugal, Hyundai WRT’s front man Thierry Neuville and rivals prepares for the next challenge, the Rally Sardinia. As the winner of the last round, Neuville was first to hit the road when the Sardinia (Sardegna) rally started, today.

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