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First test drives with the Porsche LMP1 racing car Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 14/2013 Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 03/2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Hockenheimring 2013 Lifestyle Expo Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Audi expands with GT3 race series in Asia WEC one-two victory for Audi at Silverstone A Win Apiece for Leimer and Amici in a Monza Classic BMW Motorsport completes its preparations for the DTM season Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car
First test drives with the Porsche LMP1 racing car
First test drives with the Porsche LMP1 racing car
Written By: Porsche AG

The new Porsche LMP1 racing car is currently being put through its paces in test drives on international circuits. Following its successful launch in June on the Porsche test track in Weissach, the prototype sports car ...

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 14/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 14/2013
Written By: AUDI AG

Actor Wotan Wilke Möhring, Allan McNish and Felix Baumgartner attend DTM opening round at Hockenheim. Rahel Frey celebrates her debut in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in China. Successes for the Audi R8 LMS in Sweden and Brazil....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 03/2013
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 03/2013
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The latest Volkswagen Motorsports News from around the world...

Porsche Carrera Cup Hockenheimring 2013
Porsche Carrera Cup Hockenheimring 2013
Written By: Porsche AG

The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season could not have started any better for Frenchman Kévin Estre (Attempto Racing): ...

Lifestyle Expo Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Lifestyle Expo Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Written By: Jason

Open to the public this unique event combines the racing atmosphere of the Grand Prix with automotive culture and lifestyle....

Audi expands with GT3 race series in Asia
Audi expands with GT3 race series in Asia
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi expands from China into other Asian markets with the Audi R8 LMS Cup. Following the successful premiere season in China in 2012, Audi’s first one-make race series worldwide will now visit circuits in South Korea, Malaysia and Macau...

WEC one-two victory for Audi at Silverstone
WEC one-two victory for Audi at Silverstone
Written By: AUDI AG

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in World Champion’s style. The two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars dominated the Silverstone 6 Hours and deservingly clinched a one-two victory...

A Win Apiece for Leimer and Amici in a Monza Classic
A Win Apiece for Leimer and Amici in a Monza Classic
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo European series got underway in Monza this weekend, with its largest ever grid of 22 cars, new teams and drivers, an all-new Gallardo race car and a fulfilled promise of exciting racing on the legendary Italian circuit....

BMW Motorsport completes its preparations for the DTM season
BMW Motorsport completes its preparations for the DTM season
Written By: BMW Group

The stage is set for the start of the DTM season in Hockenheim (DE) on 5th May, which is eagerly awaited by drivers, teams and fans alike...

Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car
Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin is ripping up the record books at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring next month as the famous British sports car brand is to race a pioneering hybrid hydrogen car....

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 10/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 10/2013
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi drivers complete their dress rehearsal for the DTM season opener during a test at the Hockenheimring...

2013 McLaren 12C GT3 off to a winning start
2013 McLaren 12C GT3 off to a winning start
Written By: Maserati

McLaren GT kicked off the 2013 European GT season in style, with French rally-ace Sébastien Loeb claiming victory in the opening round of the FIA GT Series at Nogaro...

Audi delivers 100th customer race car
Audi delivers 100th customer race car
Written By: AUDI AG

Newcomer to Audi Sport customer racing: Team MS RACING is switching to Audi and will be fielding two new R8 LMS ultra cars in the 2013 ADAC GT Masters...

Important test for the Audi RS5 DTM
Important test for the Audi RS5 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Only five weeks to go before the new DTM season starts at the Hockenheimring. During testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona/Spain, the Audi DTM drivers spooled off over 7,000 kilometers ...

Porsche 911 RSR Consequent lightweight design for 50th anniversay
Porsche 911 RSR Consequent lightweight design for 50th anniversay
Written By: Porsche AG

Porsche has developed a new GT race car for the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours...

Audi welcomes US DTM initiative
Audi welcomes US DTM initiative
Written By: AUDI AG

A new and promising opportunity in motorsport opens up for Audi: as announced at a press conference today in New York, the organizers of NASCAR and GRAND-AM plan a US based race series for DTM racecars like the Audi RS 5 DTM...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 01/2013
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 01/2013
Written By: Volkswagen AG

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Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 08/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 08/2013
Written By: AUDI AG

All eight Audi drivers are traveling to Barcelona (Spain) for the first joint DTM-tests. Ferdinand and Johannes Stuck rely on Audi on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring...

Volkswagen continues promotion of juniors in Formula 3
Volkswagen continues promotion of juniors in Formula 3
Written By: Volkswagen AG

In 2013, Volkswagen engines will once again be in use in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, which gets underway with the opening round of the season in Monza this weekend. ...

Fortec return for James Walker in British GT opener
Fortec return for James Walker in British GT opener
Written By:

European Le Mans Series GTE front runner James Walker is the latest driver to announce his participation in the burgeoning 2013 British GT Championship...

BMW Team RLL finishes fourth and seventh as BMW Z4 GTE AT Sebring
BMW Team RLL finishes fourth and seventh as BMW Z4 GTE AT Sebring
Written By: BMW Group USA

For more than eight hours a top result was in reach for BMW Team RLL at the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season opener at the “Sebring International Raceway” ...

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 07/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 07/2013
Written By: AUDI AG

In the brief interview, new signing Jamie Green talks about his initial experiences with Audi, his team and the RS 5 DTM...

Victory in Mexico – Volkswagen and Ogier in a league of their own
Victory in Mexico – Volkswagen and Ogier in a league of their own
Written By: Volkswagen AG

16 stage wins and a lead of three and a half minutes: Sébastien Ogier (F), at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, won the third round of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship ...

Bilstein-liveried Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
Bilstein-liveried Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin has agreed a racing partnership with leading damping and suspension specialist Bilstein, appointing it as primary technical partner for Aston Martin Racing’s competition program at the Nürburgring ...

World Premiere in Geneva: Audi RS5 DTM
World Premiere in Geneva: Audi RS5 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Tuesday afternoon presented the racecar for the DTM 2013 – the Audi RS 5 DTM. The driver line-up for the new DTM season is also fixed....

McLaren 12C GT3 confirmed  eligible for Pirelli World Challenge
McLaren 12C GT3 confirmed eligible for Pirelli World Challenge
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren 12C GT3 has been confirmed as eligible for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), by the series organizers following a strong competitive debut season in Europe. This announcement means that the British-built racer is now able to compete in North America for the first time...

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 06/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 06/2013
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi presents its driver teams for the DTM 2013 at the International Motor Show in Geneva on Tuesday. Timo Scheider confronts extreme challenges away from the race track...

Bell, Baas, and Audi South Austin Join Forces in Texas
Bell, Baas, and Audi South Austin Join Forces in Texas
Written By: APR LLC

Baas and Taylor continue in no. 171 APR VW Jetta with Chris Lock joining Aleks Altberg in no. 181 APR VW Jetta...

RageTank, the Mobile App for Motorsports Enthusiasts, Joins APR
RageTank, the Mobile App for Motorsports Enthusiasts, Joins APR
Written By: APR LLC

Beta version will launch this weekend as Chris Lock will join CTSCC race-winner Aleks Altberg in no. 181 APR Volkswagen...

New Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes test drives
New Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes test drives
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

The development of the new Porsche 911 RSR based on the current generation 991 model is nearly complete. On the Sebring International Raceway in Florida/USA the GTE race car from Weissach completed another successful test on Thursday. ...

MINI shows snowboarders how it’s done with the perfect backflip
MINI shows snowboarders how it’s done with the perfect backflip
Written By: MINI USA

A MINI can do more. It can win the Dakar Rally twice in a row. It can conquer more than 100 markets worldwide. But what about defying the laws of gravity and showing snowboarders how to nail the perfect backflip? ...

Debut for the BMW Z4 GTE and the newly structured BMW Team RLL
Debut for the BMW Z4 GTE and the newly structured BMW Team RLL
Written By: BMW Group USA

Debut for the BMW Z4 GTE and the newly structured BMW Team RLL – Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts on board as Premium Partner again in 2013...

Ogier triumphs in Sweden – Volkswagen claims WRC Victory
Ogier triumphs in Sweden – Volkswagen claims WRC Victory
Written By: Volkswagen AG

A milestone for Volkswagen in motorsport: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Rally Sweden at the wheel of the Polo R WRC...

Aston Martin Racing returns to Sebring 2013
Aston Martin Racing returns to Sebring 2013
Written By: American Le Mans Series

Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke will team with AMR newcomer Bruno Senna in a 2013-spec Aston Martin Vantage GTE for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón....

World premiere on Red Square: Audi A5 DTM in Moscow
World premiere on Red Square: Audi A5 DTM in Moscow
Written By: AUDI AG

On August 4, 2013 the DTM will be entering new territory to contest a race in Russia for the first time in its near 30-year history...

Mission title defense Audi nominates driver line-ups for WEC 2013
Mission title defense Audi nominates driver line-ups for WEC 2013
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi has established powerful driver pairings for its commitment in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The respective entries were confirmed today by the Selection Committee of the ACO and the FIA...

Organiser confirms Porsche entry for Le Mans 2013
Organiser confirms Porsche entry for Le Mans 2013
Written By: Porsche AG

Porsche AG fields two new 911 RSR based on the 991 model generation at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and in the World Endurance Championship...

Off to the icy cold: Volkswagen looks ahead to the Rally Sweden
Off to the icy cold: Volkswagen looks ahead to the Rally Sweden
Written By: Volkswagen AG

A high-speed adventure on ice and snow: when Volkswagen Motorsport starts out on the Rally Sweden from 7 to 10 February, it will be taking on its second major challenge in the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship ...

Ken Dobson to drive Rimicci Corse Fiat Abarths in 2013 Pirelli WC
Ken Dobson to drive Rimicci Corse Fiat Abarths in 2013 Pirelli WC
Written By: Rimicci Corse

After pounding its flattened Fiat 500 Abarth straight, Rimicci Corse went about selecting a driver to partner Anthony Rimicci in the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge season...

APR Motorsport's Pair of Jettas are Fast in Daytona
APR Motorsport's Pair of Jettas are Fast in Daytona
Written By: APR LLC

Starting at the back of the field for Friday's BMW Performance 200, the no. 171 and no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI's were on the move at the start of the two hour and thirty minute Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge....

McLaren P1™ makes a cameo appearance
McLaren P1™ makes a cameo appearance
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The latest chapter in the story of McLaren Automotive, the McLaren P1™, made a brief appearance this morning at the McLaren Technology Centre, driven by none other than 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button...

APR Motorsport Narrowly Misses Victory at Daytona
APR Motorsport Narrowly Misses Victory at Daytona
Written By: APR LLC

APR Motorsports Team recovers from costly penalty to contend for win in team's second attempt at Rolex 24 at Daytona...

Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Lamborghini announces commitment to GT3 program with Reiter Engineering, with new GT3 car for 2013 and 2014...

TRG-AMR prepare for Daytona debut with Aston Martin Vantage GT4
TRG-AMR prepare for Daytona debut with Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Written By: Aston Martin

New Aston Martin Racing partner, TRG (The Racers Group) are preparing to make their competitive debut in the first Grand-American Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race of the season at the Daytona International Speedway from today, racing Aston Martin's Vantage GT4 race car....

Ferrari at the 51st Daytona 24 Hours
Ferrari at the 51st Daytona 24 Hours
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

Ferrari’s adventure in the 51st Daytona 24 Hours ended with one car on the podium and three places in the top ten, at the end of the legendary endurance race held at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway....

BMW Powers Victory at Rolex 24 hour at Daytona 2013
BMW Powers Victory at Rolex 24 hour at Daytona 2013
Written By: BMW Group

The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target BMW Riley ended 24 hours of hard fought sports car racing at the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona in the same position from which it started: First....

Best Porsche finishes fifth in the fuel gamble at Daytona
Best Porsche finishes fifth in the fuel gamble at Daytona
Written By: Porsche AG

The sprint to the finish of the Daytona 24 hour race turned into a gripping game of fuel poker in the fiercely contested GT class...

One-two victory for Audi customer teams at Daytona
One-two victory for Audi customer teams at Daytona
Written By: AUDI AG

At the Daytona 24 Hours, the Audi R8 GRAND-AM has made its best showing to date: Filipe Albuquerque/Oliver Jarvis/Edoardo Mortara/Dion von Moltke won the GT category in a dramatic finale...

Volkswagen Vee celebrated its 50th birthday on track at Daytona
Volkswagen Vee celebrated its 50th birthday on track at Daytona
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Formula Vee celebrated its 50th birthday on track at Daytona today, with a special parade of classic Formula Vee and Formula Super Vee cars prior to the Rolex 24...

Daytona 24 Hours: Four Porsche on the first four grid spots
Daytona 24 Hours: Four Porsche on the first four grid spots
Written By: Porsche AG

Good starting position for Porsche at the Daytona 24 hour race: In qualifying for the sports car classic in Florida, Porsche pilots locked out the first four grid spots in a field of 36 vehicles entered in the GT class...

Audi on third row of the grid at Daytona
Audi on third row of the grid at Daytona
Written By: AUDI AG

The best Audi R8 GRAND-AM will be starting into the 24-hour race at Daytona (Florida) from the third row. ...

New challenge for Ferrari at 51st edition of the Daytona 24 hours
New challenge for Ferrari at 51st edition of the Daytona 24 hours
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

This weekend sees the 51st edition of the Daytona 24 Hours, which dates back to 1966, although as far back as 1962, it ran as the Daytona Continental, the first three hour endurance race. ...

BMW Power Sweeps Top-Three Starting Positions for 51st Rolex 24hr
BMW Power Sweeps Top-Three Starting Positions for 51st Rolex 24hr
Written By: BMW Group USA

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Rileys Qualify 1 - 2....

Name that chassis - The science of taxonomy in sports cars
Name that chassis - The science of taxonomy in sports cars
Written By: American Le Mans Series

Names are funny things. Just when you think you get to know someone, they go and change their name. Well they do if they are called Cassius Clay....

APR Is Set With Pair of VW's Continental Tire Sports Challenge
APR Is Set With Pair of VW's Continental Tire Sports Challenge
Written By: APR LLC

Michael Taylor to become youngest-ever driver in CTSCC, while race-winner Aleks Altberg to partner with Diego Duez in second APR Motorsport VW...

Formula DRIFT Champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. Joins Forces with Nitto
Formula DRIFT Champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. Joins Forces with Nitto
Written By: Nitto Tire

Nitto Tire, a leading producer of high performance tires, has announced a new partnership with Formula DRIFT Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. ...

Six Astons to contest 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Six Astons to contest 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Written By: Aston Martin

There will be six Aston Martin Vantage GS cars competing in the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this year which starts this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway...

Andretti, Stuck and Co. at Volkswagen Formula V revival
Andretti, Stuck and Co. at Volkswagen Formula V revival
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Born in the USA: Formula V will celebrate a big birthday at the 24-hour race in Daytona this weekend (24–27 January). ...

Eight Porsche works driver contest sports car classic in Florida
Eight Porsche works driver contest sports car classic in Florida
Written By: Porsche AG

Competing with a strong contingent, title defender Porsche tackles the 51st running of the Daytona 24 hour race on 26 January. ...

Toyo Racers Captured Six Stage Wins and 13 Podiums at Dakar 2013
Toyo Racers Captured Six Stage Wins and 13 Podiums at Dakar 2013
Written By: Toyo Tires USA Corp

Toyo Tires racers captured six stage wins and a total of 13 podiums during the running of the 2013 Dakar which completed its final stage this past weekend. ...

Audi to compete with two R18 e-tron quattro cars at Sebring
Audi to compete with two R18 e-tron quattro cars at Sebring
Written By: AUDI AG

March 16, 2013 will mark the end of an era as the world’s highest-caliber sports cars are running at the tradition-steeped Sebring 12 Hours for the last time...

Strong debut: Volkswagen finishes “Monte” in second place
Strong debut: Volkswagen finishes “Monte” in second place
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Absolutely “Monte”: Volkswagen showed an impressive debut in the FIA World Rally Championship...

TRG Hoping Revamped Roster Leads to GTC Title
TRG Hoping Revamped Roster Leads to GTC Title
Written By: American Le Mans Series

Faulkner, Keating and Stanton in 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup...

New-Look APR Audi R8s Set for 24 Hour Attack on Daytona
New-Look APR Audi R8s Set for 24 Hour Attack on Daytona
Written By: APR LLC

Team adds Canadian David Empringham to no. 51 APR Audi R8...

McLaren GT confirms details of enhanced 12C GT3
McLaren GT confirms details of enhanced 12C GT3
Written By: McLaren Automotive

As was confirmed at the close of last year, McLaren GT will produce further examples of the 12C GT3 available to compete in the 2013 season...

Audi customers are set for Daytona
Audi customers are set for Daytona
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport customer racing is promoting the Audi R8 and the U.S. racing version of the fascinating mid-engine sports car ...

Breaking Daytona’s Dawn : Charles Dressing on Daytona’s magic
Breaking Daytona’s Dawn : Charles Dressing on Daytona’s magic
Written By: American Le Mans Series

Once we raced Daytona’s roval backward. Every now and then, I stumble across a photo taken when Dwight Eisenhower was President, the year Aston Martin won Le Mans and Daytona’s sports cars went ‘round clockwise...

Maiden outing: successful Monte dress rehearsal for Volkswagen
Maiden outing: successful Monte dress rehearsal for Volkswagen
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Heavy snow and icy roads: even before the official start, the Rally Monte Carlo is already living up to its legendary reputation ...

Jamie Green has arrived at Audi
Jamie Green has arrived at Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

Jamie Green, who will be competing for Audi in the DTM in 2013, had his first appointment in Ingolstadt...

Lotus Racing to reveal  Motorsport mettle at Autosport Int'l
Lotus Racing to reveal Motorsport mettle at Autosport Int'l
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Lotus Racing, the motorsport arm of Group Lotus Plc, tips a nod to its enthusiast racing heritage with its plans to unveil two new Exige models...

2013 season starts with Sebring winter test
2013 season starts with Sebring winter test
Written By: American Le Mans Series

The annual Sebring Winter Test is scheduled for Feb. 5-8 at Sebring International Raceway...

Toyo Tires Wins First Three Stages the 2013 Dakar
Toyo Tires Wins First Three Stages the 2013 Dakar
Written By: Toyo Tires USA Corp

Toyo Tires equipped vehicles are scoring immediate victories in the world’s toughest endurance race, the 2013 Dakar rally...

GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series
GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series
Written By:

Underscoring the cooperative spirit of their merger announced last September, GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron today unveiled the initial concept ...

APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona
APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona
Written By: APR LLC

Not only is APR Motorsport unveiling a new-look testing livery for this weekend's Roar Before the 24...

MINI ALL4 Racing cars to compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally
MINI ALL4 Racing cars to compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally
Written By: MINI USA

Monster Energy X-raid Team enters four upgraded MINI ALL4 Racing cars, based on the MINI Countryman...

Audi banks on hybrid technology
Audi banks on hybrid technology
Written By: AUDI AG

Eleven victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours, ten successes at the Sebring 12 Hours, nine titles in the American Le Mans Series ...

McLaren GT wraps up competitive debut season with 12C GT3
McLaren GT wraps up competitive debut season with 12C GT3
Written By: McLaren Automotive

19 victories and 19 further podium finishes in competitive debut season...

Audi Factory Drivers and APR will Aim for Class Victory
Audi Factory Drivers and APR will Aim for Class Victory
Written By: APR LLC

APR Motorsport, the team that introduced the Audi R8 to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series...

BMW xDrive Mountain Challange. Kaymer vs. Spengler
BMW xDrive Mountain Challange. Kaymer vs. Spengler
Written By: BMW Group

Ryder Cup winner and DTM champion put their skills to the test on unusual territory at over 2,000 meters above sea level...

Ferrari does it again in the Gulf 12 Hours
Ferrari does it again in the Gulf 12 Hours
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

AF Corse brought its brilliant 2012 season with yet another win in the Gulf 12 Hours...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 48/2012
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 48/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Kristensen in inspirational form at the Race of Champions...

Toyo Tires and Robby Gordon Take on the legendary Dakar Rally
Toyo Tires and Robby Gordon Take on the legendary Dakar Rally
Written By: Toyo Tires USA Corp

Toyo Tires and Robby Gordon are teaming up once again to take on the legendary Dakar Rally in January. ...

Audi signs
Audi signs "King of the Norisring"
Written By: AUDI AG

\Jamie Green to compete for Audi in the DTM starting in 2013...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 47/2012: Numerous accolades for Audi
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 47/2012: Numerous accolades for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport and its drivers received various awards for a successful 2012 season....

António Félix da Costa wins at Macau Grand Prix
António Félix da Costa wins at Macau Grand Prix
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen racer António Félix da Costa celebrated a commanding victory at the 59th Macau Grand Prix...

McLaren GT confirms track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition
McLaren GT confirms track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition
Written By: McLaren Automotive

Following the successful premiere of the one-off design study at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this summer...

Successful season for the BMW Z4 GT3
Successful season for the BMW Z4 GT3
Written By: BMW Group USA

More improvements announced for 2013....

Grand Prix of up-and-coming racers: Volkswagen with strong Macau
Grand Prix of up-and-coming racers: Volkswagen with strong Macau
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Ayrton Senna, David Brabham, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard or Edoardo Mortara – the winners of the Macau Grand Prix ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 44/2012
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 44/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Under the eyes of Olympic fencing gold medalist Britta Heidemann, Marchy Lee became the first title winner of the Audi R8 LMS Cup at Shanghai...

Volkswagen Motorsport-Newsletter 30/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport-Newsletter 30/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Zanardi completes historic drive in golden BMW M3 DTM
Zanardi completes historic drive in golden BMW M3 DTM
Written By: BMW Group

DTM stars in action at the Nürburgring to celebrate “40 Years of BMW M”...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 43/2012
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 43/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Title in Spain for the Audi R8 LMS ultra...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 29/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 29/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 28/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 28/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Two podiums for Porsche at season final at Shanghai
Two podiums for Porsche at season final at Shanghai
Written By: Porsche AG

The maiden season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) concluded with a double podium for the Porsche pilots...

Audi provides 2012 WEC World Champions
Audi provides 2012 WEC World Champions
Written By: AUDI AG

In the Manufacturers World Championship of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Audi had been out of reach by its competitors since August...

EFR Turbochargers Delivers Powerful Performance and Durability
EFR Turbochargers Delivers Powerful Performance and Durability
Written By: BorgWarner Inc

BorgWarner EFR Turbochargers Earn Reputation for Performance, Durability and Dependability at IndyCar and Le Mans...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 41/2012
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 41/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

As of 2014, the Japanese Super GT will adopt the Technical Regulations of the DTM. During the DTM finale at Hockenheim...

Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier surprises WRC rivals
Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier surprises WRC rivals
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The rally world was topsy-turvy for a while: Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier had outperformed the entire group of WRC competitors ...

Gary Paffett is 2012 DTM runner-up
Gary Paffett is 2012 DTM runner-up
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Gary Paffett came second in the DTM grand finale at Hockenheim to finish the 2012 season ...

Disappointing DTM finale for Audi
Disappointing DTM finale for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

128,000 spectators in perfect weather witnessed a nail-biting finale of the 2012 DTM season...

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Hockenheim
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Hockenheim
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Trebing is runner-up - Vettel happily finishes the race...

BMW caps dream comeback with three titles at DTM 2012
BMW caps dream comeback with three titles at DTM 2012
Written By: BMW Group

A dream come true: A fourth win of the season at the wheel of the BMW Bank M3 DTM in the tenth and final DTM race of the year saw Bruno Spengler ...

BMW Team RLL – Petit Le Mans ALMS Preview
BMW Team RLL – Petit Le Mans ALMS Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Team RLL will contest its fourth Petit Le Mans race this weekend with only one goal – a victory...

Lamborghini unveils the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013
Lamborghini unveils the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Automobili Lamborghini’s President & CEO outlines 2013 plan for a thriving series...

Porsche pilots confident for Road Atlanta season finale
Porsche pilots confident for Road Atlanta season finale
Written By: Porsche AG

With the Petit Le Mans on the legendary Road Atlanta race track, the American Le Mans season draws to an end on 20 October...

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 40/2012
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 40/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Customer Team WRT wins Blancpain Endurance Series ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 27/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 27/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Cédric Leimer 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo champion
Cédric Leimer 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo champion
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Thrilling championship climax is matched by announcements of exciting developments for 2013...

Audi occupies two podium places in Japan
Audi occupies two podium places in Japan
Written By: AUDI AG

Two podium places in the Far East: Audi had to settle for positions two and three at the seventh round of the FIA World Championship ...

MINI ceases works involvement in the WRC
MINI ceases works involvement in the WRC
Written By: MINI USA

MINI will terminate its works involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship ...

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series Finale in Spain
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series Finale in Spain
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Championships set to be decided at the Circuito de Navarra this weekend...

Motorsport Newsletter 39/2012: Audi factory drivers in worldwide demand
Motorsport Newsletter 39/2012: Audi factory drivers in worldwide demand
Written By: AUDI AG

In what was a race-free week for them, the Audi factory drivers were in high demand as interview guests, participants and partners ...

Porsche pilots eager to tackle premiere at Mount Fuji
Porsche pilots eager to tackle premiere at Mount Fuji
Written By: Porsche AG

On the Fuji International Speedway, the world’s fastest sports cars make a World Endurance Championship debut in Japan on 14 October...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 26/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 26/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Audi looks forward to Japan premiere
Audi looks forward to Japan premiere
Written By: AUDI AG

After the fifth victory of the season in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi is traveling to Japan with eager anticipation...

APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM finishes second at season finale
APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM finishes second at season finale
Written By: Audi of America

The 13th round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Lime Rock proved successful for the Audi R8 GRAND-AM race car...

Audi takes lead in the DTM manufacturers’ championship
Audi takes lead in the DTM manufacturers’ championship
Written By: AUDI AG

The aim has been achieved: In the Spanish DTM round at Valencia, Audi took the lead in the manufacturers’ championship ...

Farfus claims fourth win of the season for BMW Motorsport in Valencia DTM
Farfus claims fourth win of the season for BMW Motorsport in Valencia DTM
Written By: BMW Group

Brazilian debut in Valencia (ES): BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus has won his first DTM race at the “Circuit de la Comunitat...

Gary Paffett leads championship ahead of the DTM finale at Hockenheim – Jamie Green in third place
Gary Paffett leads championship ahead of the DTM finale at Hockenheim – Jamie Green in third place
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

In Valencia, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the ninth race of this DTM season in tenth position. David Coulthard ...

Audi one-two victory in the heat of Bahrain
Audi one-two victory in the heat of Bahrain
Written By: AUDI AG

One-two success in the desert of Sakhir: Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ...

Bentley returns to motorsport with racing GT
Bentley returns to motorsport with racing GT
Written By: Bentley Motors Limited

At the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the unveiling of the Continental GT concept took the world by storm and opened an exciting new chapter in Bentley’s history...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 37/2012: Craig Lowndes wins with Audi in Australia
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 37/2012: Craig Lowndes wins with Audi in Australia
Written By: AUDI AG

The multiple Australian touring car Champion Craig Lowndes celebrated a race victory and a further podium finish in an Audi R8 LMS ultra ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 24/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 24/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

BMW Motorsport to run eight cars in the DTM as of 2013
BMW Motorsport to run eight cars in the DTM as of 2013
Written By: BMW Group

BMW Team MTEK strengthens line-up...

Porsche pilots gain ground in the American Le Mans Series championship
Porsche pilots gain ground in the American Le Mans Series championship
Written By: Porsche AG

A successful premiere for Porsche on the Virginia International Raceway. At the first American Le Mans Series race ...

Sébastien Ogier celebrates category win in WRC Wales
Sébastien Ogier celebrates category win in WRC Wales
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Nine rallies, nine class victories: Volkswagen Motorsport has successfully continued its test program for the coming season in the World Rally Championship...

BMW Team RLL Finish 4th and 9th at Virginia International Raceway
BMW Team RLL Finish 4th and 9th at Virginia International Raceway
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Team RLL finished the inaugural American Le Mans Series race at Virginia International Raceway with the No. 55 M3 GT of Bill Auberlen and Jörg Müller ...

Audi’s Le Mans winning trio extends lead of the Championship standings in Brazil
Audi’s Le Mans winning trio extends lead of the Championship standings in Brazil
Written By: AUDI AG

In the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at São Paulo, the Audi R18 had to admit defeat for the first time this season. ...

Ola Nilsson crowns himself Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Champion
Ola Nilsson crowns himself Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Champion
Written By: Volkswagen AG

A day of two-fold celebration for Ola Nilsson: In a heartbeat finale at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben...

Audi without racing luck at Oschersleben DTM
Audi without racing luck at Oschersleben DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Last year’s winner Mattias Ekström will start from position five on the grid into the DTM race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben near ...

BMW Drivers Werner and Farfus also claim top-five finishes in Oschersleben DTM
BMW Drivers Werner and Farfus also claim top-five finishes in Oschersleben DTM
Written By: BMW Group

The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM...

Championship leader Gary Paffett and Jamie Green on the podium in 140th race of the new DTM
Championship leader Gary Paffett and Jamie Green on the podium in 140th race of the new DTM
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

In his 90th DTM race, DTM championship leader Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) was placed second in the eighth race of the DTM season at Oschersleben...

Porsche pilots on podium in both GT classes in Sao Paulo
Porsche pilots on podium in both GT classes in Sao Paulo
Written By: Porsche AG

World Endurance Championship, round 5 in Sao Paulo/Brazil...

McLaren makes a clean sweep across Europe with triple GT victories
McLaren makes a clean sweep across Europe with triple GT victories
Written By: McLaren Automotive

As 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in Monza to claim victory for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, ...

Audi Tradition in Goodwood: revival of the Silver Arrow era
Audi Tradition in Goodwood: revival of the Silver Arrow era
Written By: AUDI AG

In honor of racing legend Bernd Rosemeyer, Audi Tradition is bringing four Auto Union Silver Arrow cars to the Goodwood Revival ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 35/2012 Awards for Audi and Dindo Capello
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 35/2012 Awards for Audi and Dindo Capello
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi and its long-standing Audi factory driver Dindo Capello were awarded a prize in Italy for groundbreaking technology in motorsport...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 22/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 22/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Yokohama to participate in Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit at Sonoma Raceway
Yokohama to participate in Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit at Sonoma Raceway
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

For the second year, Yokohama Tire Corporation will participate in Sonoma Raceway’s Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit ...

Audi R18 embarks on tour around the world
Audi R18 embarks on tour around the world
Written By: AUDI AG

High suspense in the second half of the season: After the early title win* in the manufacturers’ classification of the FIA World Endurance Championship ...

Round 9 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Formula 1 race in Spa-Francorchamps
Round 9 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Formula 1 race in Spa-Francorchamps
Written By: Porsche AG

Nicki Thiim from pole position to first Supercup victory...

Mikkelsen eighth on sombre Barum Czech Rally Zlin
Mikkelsen eighth on sombre Barum Czech Rally Zlin
Written By: Skoda

Andreas Mikkelsen finished 8th on the Barum Czech Rally Zlín in his factory-prepared ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000 ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 34/2012: Audi factory drivers are popular ambassadors
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 34/2012: Audi factory drivers are popular ambassadors
Written By: AUDI AG

After victories in the WEC and DTM on the final weekend in August, the Audi drivers were popular ambassadors for their brand at various events in the following week....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 21/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 21/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Porsche pilots celebrate second victory at gripping street race
Porsche pilots celebrate second victory at gripping street race
Written By: Porsche AG

The closed street course of Baltimore is good turf for Porsche. At the second meeting of the American Le Mans Series in the Maryland state city of a million people...

BMW Team RLL Finishes Fourth and Eighth at Baltimore
BMW Team RLL Finishes Fourth and Eighth at Baltimore
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Team RLL experienced a disappointing day at the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge after a controversial call by the race steward took the lead of the race away ...

Aston Martin Vantage GTE achieves podium at Silverstone
Aston Martin Vantage GTE achieves podium at Silverstone
Written By: Aston Martin

The #97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE has finished third in the GTE Pro category in its home FIA World Endurance Championship race...

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race 13 in Zandvoort, Netherlands
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race 13 in Zandvoort, Netherlands
Written By: Porsche AG

Time penalties for half of the field – that is an exception in Germany’s fastest one make race series...

Audi World Champions after fourth race of the WEC Silverstone
Audi World Champions after fourth race of the WEC Silverstone
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi with perfect record at half-way stage: In an exciting battle of the concepts the hybrid technology in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 20/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 20/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Third podium result for Porsche in the GTE Am class Silverstone
Third podium result for Porsche in the GTE Am class Silverstone
Written By: Porsche AG

At round four of the World Endurance Championship, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR brought home its third podium placing in the GTE Am class...

Jamie Green and Gary Paffett finish fourth and seventh – one-two lead in the championship table
Jamie Green and Gary Paffett finish fourth and seventh – one-two lead in the championship table
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race of the DTM at Zandvoort in fourth place and improved his position in the championship standings ...

Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia again proved unbeatable at ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia again proved unbeatable at ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Top performance around Trier: At the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth of 13 WRC rounds, the Volkswagen pilots delivered an outstanding team performance...

Dunlop teams up with GreenGT to develop tires for hydrogen-powered race car
Dunlop teams up with GreenGT to develop tires for hydrogen-powered race car
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Dunlop Motorsport has announced it will develop tires for a revolutionary new car, the GreenGT H2, which holds the potential to reshape the future of motorsport power...

Three BMW drivers finish in the points in Zandvoort – Spengler fights back from 18th to sixth
Three BMW drivers finish in the points in Zandvoort – Spengler fights back from 18th to sixth
Written By: BMW Group

Two Safety Car periods, showers, and a feast of action: a fighting performance from BMW Motorsport in the seventh DTM race of the year ...

Audi one-two-three victory at DTM Zandvoort
Audi one-two-three victory at DTM Zandvoort
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is the first manufacturer to have achieved a one-two-three victory in the 2012 DTM...

Lucas di Grassi to compete for Audi in Brazil
Lucas di Grassi to compete for Audi in Brazil
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi has signed Lucas di Grassi, a local driver with Formula One experience, for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on September 15....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 32/2012: DTM exhibition opened in Ingolstadt
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 32/2012: DTM exhibition opened in Ingolstadt
Written By: AUDI AG

Race touring cars from more than 20 years will be on display at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt until October 31 for visitors to marvel at....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 19/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 19/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Spengler claims second win of the season for BMW in the DTM
Spengler claims second win of the season for BMW in the DTM
Written By: BMW Group

Tomczyk also marks 40th BMW M anniversary with a podium....

Edoardo Mortara clinches podium for Audi at Nürburgring
Edoardo Mortara clinches podium for Audi at Nürburgring
Written By: AUDI AG

With a second place at the Nürburgring, Audi started into the second half of the DTM season. At the event, Edoardo Mortara and Mike Rockenfeller ...

Porsche pilots again just seconds off victory at ALMS Road America
Porsche pilots again just seconds off victory at ALMS Road America
Written By: Porsche AG

After four gripping hours on the challenging Road America race track, only 2.63 seconds separated Porsche factory pilots Joerg Bergmeister ...

BMW Team RLL Wins Road America for the Third Time in Four Years
BMW Team RLL Wins Road America for the Third Time in Four Years
Written By: BMW Group USA

For the third time in four seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, BMW Team RLL drove a BMW M3 GT across the Road America ...

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett retains championship lead at Nürburgring DTM 2012
Mercedes driver Gary Paffett retains championship lead at Nürburgring DTM 2012
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

On the sixth Sunday of the season at the Nürburgring, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) took fourth place. The race was won by Bruno Spengler (BMW)....

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at the Nürburgring 2012
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at the Nürburgring 2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Season victory No. 6: Ola Nilsson triumphs at the Nürburgring...

Aston Martin to filed a trio of Vantage GTE race cars at Silverstone
Aston Martin to filed a trio of Vantage GTE race cars at Silverstone
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing will contest its home round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship next weekend (August 24-26) at the Six Hours of Silverstone with its strongest entry to date....

Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH
Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH
Written By: BMW Group USA

Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012....

The “Green Hell” from above: BMW DTM drivers on top of Nürburg Castle
The “Green Hell” from above: BMW DTM drivers on top of Nürburg Castle
Written By: BMW Group

Before the six BMW DTM drivers take to the track for their first practice laps of the Nürburgring (DE), they experienced the “Green Hell” and the impressive landscape of the Eifel Mountains ...

McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition racing concept to debut at Pebble Beach Concours
McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition racing concept to debut at Pebble Beach Concours
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren GT, the new race car manufacturing arm of the McLaren Group, is presenting a dramatic track-focused concept at the Pebble Beach Concours...

Evosport-MBBS Racing Debuts Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series at World Challenge Finale
Evosport-MBBS Racing Debuts Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series at World Challenge Finale
Written By: Evosport Inc

Craig Stanton To Drive Black Series at Sonoma Raceway...

Porsche Motorsport around the world: Newsletter 5 - 2012
Porsche Motorsport around the world: Newsletter 5 - 2012
Written By: Porsche AG

The Motorsport Newsletter regularly provides information on Porsche Motorsport around the world...

BMW Team RLL – Road America ALMS Preview
BMW Team RLL – Road America ALMS Preview
Written By: BMW Group

BMW Team RLL heads to the August 18th Road America Road Race Showcase for the seventh round the 2012 American Le Mans Series ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 18/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 18/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Autocarrozzeria Imperale take the spoils in Spielberg
Autocarrozzeria Imperale take the spoils in Spielberg
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Giorgio Sanna & Davide Stancheris win the GT Cup class of the Italian GT Championship for Lamborghini in Austria...

Hot summer for Audi Sport
Hot summer for Audi Sport
Written By: AUDI AG

Summer break in Germany – except at Audi Sport: the squad around Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich is working hard these days...

Cannonball 2000 makes dream come true at Beaulieu Motor Museum
Cannonball 2000 makes dream come true at Beaulieu Motor Museum
Written By: Cannonball 2000

Cannonballers in an array of prestige cars recently gathered at the James Bond – Bond in Motion exhibition at the Beaulieu Motor Museum ...

Motul Returns to Conquer the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Motul Returns to Conquer the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Written By: Motul USA

Motul, manufacturer of world class lubricants, returns for the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb being held this Sunday, August 12, near Colorado Springs, Colorado...

DTM history at the Audi museum mobile
DTM history at the Audi museum mobile
Written By: AUDI AG

In its “Good Times” exhibition, the Audi museum mobile shows more than 20 years of DTM history at Audi. Visitors can relive many magical moments in which Audi racing teams ...

Motul Launches the Latest Evolution of its 300V Racing Oil
Motul Launches the Latest Evolution of its 300V Racing Oil
Written By: Motul USA

Using Esters at the heart of its technology, 300V is recognized worldwide as a leading racing oil product...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 30/2012 Mike Rockenfeller in A1 e-tron in London
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 30/2012 Mike Rockenfeller in A1 e-tron in London
Written By: AUDI AG

The two Audi works drivers Mike Rockenfeller and André Lotterer visited two venues in two cities in which Audi grabbed the headlines with two unusual appearances....

BMW Team RLL Finish Third and Fifth at Mid-Ohio
BMW Team RLL Finish Third and Fifth at Mid-Ohio
Written By: BMW Group USA

No. 55 BMW M3 GT wins Michelin Green X Challenge...

Pole position and a double finish for 12C GT3 at 24 hours of Spa
Pole position and a double finish for 12C GT3 at 24 hours of Spa
Written By: McLaren Automotive

2012 Total 24 Hours of Spa was another challenging test of endurance and reliability for the McLaren GT customer teams competing at the headline event of the Blancpain Endurance ...

Vita4One Racing and the BMW Z4 GT3 claim a podium in the Spa 24 Hours
Vita4One Racing and the BMW Z4 GT3 claim a podium in the Spa 24 Hours
Written By: BMW Group

Heavy rainfall, 16 safety car periods and many fast laps: the BMW privateer teams and drivers experienced a turbulent 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps ...

The next historic success for Audi
The next historic success for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

For the second consecutive time, the Audi R8 won the most important endurance race for GT3 sports cars - thus writing another chapter of motorsport history....

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is at Spa Francorchamps
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is at Spa Francorchamps
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is at Spa Francorchamps this weekend for rounds seven and eight of the 2012 European series. ...

Lotus Evora GX gears up for GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series debut
Lotus Evora GX gears up for GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series debut
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Hot off the back of unleashing its Evora GTC racer, Lotus Racing engineers have been honing the Evora ...

Zircotec coated air filter unit provides more reliable power
Zircotec coated air filter unit provides more reliable power
Written By: Zircotec

Lower air intake temperatures provide colder, denser air for more power in BTCC and other race applications...

Mikkelsen makes history with the largest IRC victory
Mikkelsen makes history with the largest IRC victory
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen has recorded the biggest winning margin in the history of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge...

Nine McLaren 12C GT3 will line up on the grid of the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Nine McLaren 12C GT3 will line up on the grid of the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The gruelling 24-hour race is the headline event in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series, and one of the most demanding events on the motorsport calendar...

Volkswagen to compete with three driver pairings in the WRC at ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Volkswagen to compete with three driver pairings in the WRC at ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The Volkswagen factory team is competing with three driver pairings at a WRC round for the first time at ADAC Rallye Deutschland ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 28/2012: Eight Audi factory drivers attend employees’ day
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 28/2012: Eight Audi factory drivers attend employees’ day
Written By: AUDI AG

On Saturday, employees of the Technical Development (TE) of AUDI AG and their families gained a fascinating insight into the work of Audi Sport....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 14/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 14/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 26/2012: Neckarsulm welcomes Le Mans winners
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 26/2012: Neckarsulm welcomes Le Mans winners
Written By: AUDI AG

Three weeks after the historical triumph in the world’s most prestigious endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans...

BMW Team RLL Finish Fifth and Sixth at Lime Rock Park
BMW Team RLL Finish Fifth and Sixth at Lime Rock Park
Written By: BMW Group

BMW Team RLL fought back from a day of bad luck to finish fifth and sixth in the GT class at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park...

Porsche at American Le Mans Series, round 4 in Lime Rock, USA
Porsche at American Le Mans Series, round 4 in Lime Rock, USA
Written By: Porsche AG

Joerg Bergmeister crowns 100th race with first win of the season...

Audi A5 DTM runs at Munich’s Olympic Stadium
Audi A5 DTM runs at Munich’s Olympic Stadium
Written By: AUDI AG

For the second consecutive time, the DTM is visiting Munich’s Olympic Stadium – a perfect opportunity for motorsport fans to enjoy a close-up experience of the new Audi A5 DTM ...

BMW Motorsport makes its debut at Munich’s Olympic Stadium
BMW Motorsport makes its debut at Munich’s Olympic Stadium
Written By: BMW Group

Two weeks after the dramatic race at the Norisring (DE) street circuit, things are set to get even tighter for the BMW DTM drivers...

Le Mans Classic 2012, BMW Motorsport icons return to the stage
Le Mans Classic 2012, BMW Motorsport icons return to the stage
Written By: BMW Group

In just a few days – from 6 – 8 July 2012 – the global classic motor sport community will once again descend on Le Mans, France...

Great disappointment for Audi at Norisring DTM 2012
Great disappointment for Audi at Norisring DTM 2012
Written By: AUDI AG

A starting accident deprived Audi of the chance for victory in the DTM home round at the Norisring...

BMW drivers Tomczyk and Spengler on the podium at the Norisring DTM 2012
BMW drivers Tomczyk and Spengler on the podium at the Norisring DTM 2012
Written By: BMW Group

Weather adds to the excitement in the fifth round of the DTM...

Andrea Amici wins Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race at Paul Ricard
Andrea Amici wins Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race at Paul Ricard
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is at Paul Ricard this weekend for rounds five and six of the 2012 European series...

Ola Nilsson unstoppable – ex-DTM Champion Nicola Larini wins Legends classification
Ola Nilsson unstoppable – ex-DTM Champion Nicola Larini wins Legends classification
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Spectacular opening for the second half of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup season at the Norisring: Leader of the standings ...

Three legendary Martini Lancia LC2s at Group C celebration races at the Silverstone Classic
Three legendary Martini Lancia LC2s at Group C celebration races at the Silverstone Classic
Written By: MPA Creative

The record breaking Silverstone Classic powered by the AA will make yet more history when THREE legendary Martini Lancia LC2s ...

BMW Victories in Daytona Prototype, GT and Street Tuner Highlight First Half of 2012 Grand-Am Season
BMW Victories in Daytona Prototype, GT and Street Tuner Highlight First Half of 2012 Grand-Am Season
Written By: BMW Group USA

With seven races of the 13 race 2102 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series complete, BMW Power is back on top of the Daytona Prototype class...

Football fever at the Norisring: preview, facts and figures of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Football fever at the Norisring: preview, facts and figures of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The spectators at the sixth race in this year’s Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup season at the historic Norisring in Nuremberg ...

Audi at the Norisring: project home victory
Audi at the Norisring: project home victory
Written By: AUDI AG

For the fans, the Norisring race is the absolute highlight on the DTM’s race calendar. For Audi, it is a home round...

Audi at Round 7 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Audi at Round 7 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Written By: Audi of America

The 4.048-mile, 14-turn track configuration includes long straights, swooping turns, high braking, and flat out straightaway speed...

Land Rover and Bowler have agreed to a brand partnership
Land Rover and Bowler have agreed to a brand partnership
Written By: Land Rover

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehicles, have agreed to a brand partnership...

Villois Racing’s triumphed in the Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans
Villois Racing’s triumphed in the Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans
Written By: Aston Martin

Luca Filippi and Brian Lavio passed the checkered flag more than a minute ahead of their closest rival after 10 action-packed laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe...

Aston Martin Vantage GTE finished on the podium at Le Mans
Aston Martin Vantage GTE finished on the podium at Le Mans
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing’s new-for-2012 Vantage GTE has finished on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on its first attempt...

Porsche claims podium spot at the Le Mans 24 hour race 2012
Porsche claims podium spot at the Le Mans 24 hour race 2012
Written By: Porsche AG

Less than four minutes were missing for Porsche to clinch its 99th class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 11/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 11/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Historic triumph: Audi achieves first victory of a hybrid vehicle at Le Mans
Historic triumph: Audi achieves first victory of a hybrid vehicle at Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

AUDI AG has achieved another technological milestone in motorsport. On the 80th running of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, a vehicle with hybrid drive ...

Audi R18 e-tron quattro sets the pace
Audi R18 e-tron quattro sets the pace
Written By: AUDI AG

After the first qualifying session for the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours a car with hybrid drive is at the front of the field for the first time in the history of the endurance classic...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 10/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 10/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Motorsport Newsletter 22/2012: Audi is ready for the Le Mans 24 Hours
Motorsport Newsletter 22/2012: Audi is ready for the Le Mans 24 Hours
Written By: AUDI AG

In the center of the city of Le Mans, Audi completed the scrutineering process for the 24-hour race in the presence of a large crowd...

Aston Martin Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Aston Martin Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Written By: Aston Martin

Continuing its successful return to production-derived GT motorsport Aston Martin Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans next week ...

Triple victory for BILSTEIN shock absorber systems at the 24 hours of the Nurburgring 2012
Triple victory for BILSTEIN shock absorber systems at the 24 hours of the Nurburgring 2012
Written By: BILSTEIN

At this year's 40th anniversary 24-hour race at the Nurburgring, the winner's podium definitely belonged to BILSTEIN...

Gary Paffett extends championship lead with podium finish Spielberg DTM 2012
Gary Paffett extends championship lead with podium finish Spielberg DTM 2012
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) has made it four podiums out of four with a third-place finish at Spielberg...

Wet Silverstone puts Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo four-wheel drive to the test
Wet Silverstone puts Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo four-wheel drive to the test
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo arrived in Silverstone for rounds three and four of the 2012 European series. Wet conditions failed to damp the spirits of the Pro Am...

Maiden DTM podium for BMW Team RMG: Martin Tomczyk finishes runner-up in Spielberg
Maiden DTM podium for BMW Team RMG: Martin Tomczyk finishes runner-up in Spielberg
Written By: BMW Group

Thrilling duels, excitement right down to the final lap, and another podium for BMW: the fourth DTM race of the year was a thriller. Martin Tomczyk ...

First triumph of the new Audi A5 DTM at Red Bull Ring in Austria
First triumph of the new Audi A5 DTM at Red Bull Ring in Austria
Written By: AUDI AG

Huge joy at Audi Sport Team Rosberg: After starting from the pole position, the Italian Edoardo Mortara won the fourth round of the 2012 DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Austria ...

Martin Tomczyk: “I want to make it onto the podium.”
Martin Tomczyk: “I want to make it onto the podium.”
Written By: BMW Group

Martin Tomczyk (DE) is the reigning DTM champion, and his form for BMW Team RMG has improved steadily over the course of the 2012 season...

Audi R18 VTG technology for Le Mans success
Audi R18 VTG technology for Le Mans success
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi relies on a highly efficient engine concept in the R18. The interaction between the merely 3.7-liter V6 TDI unit with an unusually designed single turbocharger and VTG technology ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 20/2012: Graz welcomes the DTM
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 20/2012: Graz welcomes the DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

A week before the fourth DTM race at the Red Bull Ring the Audi drivers appeared with DTM in front of an enthusiastic public in Graz, the state capital of Styria....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 08/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 08/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at the Sepang International Circuit
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at the Sepang International Circuit
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini and title sponsor Blancpain celebrated the debut of the Asia Series ...

McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing claimed first victories for the MP4-12C GT3
McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing claimed first victories for the MP4-12C GT3
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing claimed first victories for the MP4-12C GT3 this weekend with back-to-back wins at the Circuito de Navarra in Spain...

Volkswagen driver Ogier and his co-driver Ingrassia finished 7th in the Acropolis Rally
Volkswagen driver Ogier and his co-driver Ingrassia finished 7th in the Acropolis Rally
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Supreme performance in the land of the Gods: Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia ...

Audi factory drivers look into the future with a digital rear-view mirror
Audi factory drivers look into the future with a digital rear-view mirror
Written By: AUDI AG

When the Audi factory drivers tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours (June 16/17, 2012) a very special technology will enhance their vision...

Nürburgring 24hr Tragedy for Wochenspiegel Team Manthey, Frikadelli-Porsche on sixth
Nürburgring 24hr Tragedy for Wochenspiegel Team Manthey, Frikadelli-Porsche on sixth
Written By: Porsche AG

After five overall victories in six years, the long distance classic in the Eifel did not run smoothly for the Porsche customer teams at the 40th anniversary...

Four BMW Z4 GT3s in the top ten at the Nürburgring – BMW teams experience highs and lows
Four BMW Z4 GT3s in the top ten at the Nürburgring – BMW teams experience highs and lows
Written By: BMW Group

The 40th staging of the 24-hour race gave the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) another opportunity to prove just why it is regarded as the toughest circuit in the world...

2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 celebrated its first competitive win at Nurburgring
2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 celebrated its first competitive win at Nurburgring
Written By: Aston Martin

The new-for-2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 celebrated its first competitive win this weekend ...

First Audi overall victory in the Nürburgring 24 Hours
First Audi overall victory in the Nürburgring 24 Hours
Written By: AUDI AG

Erratic weather, an extreme pace, tough competition, bitter setbacks and a great triumph: Audi emerged from a genuine emotional roller-coaster ride as victor of the Nürburgring 24 Hours...

Victory for Gary Paffett THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at Brands Hatch DTM 2012
Victory for Gary Paffett THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at Brands Hatch DTM 2012
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Gary Paffett won his home race, the third race of the DTM 2012 season at Brands Hatch...

Adrian Newey to compete in second round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Silverstone
Adrian Newey to compete in second round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Silverstone
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Formula One technical guru to compete in second round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo...

BMW teams and drivers after the third DTM race of 2012 at Brands Hatch
BMW teams and drivers after the third DTM race of 2012 at Brands Hatch
Written By: BMW Group

Bruno Spengler of BMW Team Schnitzer claimed another podium finish at Brands Hatch ...

Rocky takes podium for Audi at Brands Hatch
Rocky takes podium for Audi at Brands Hatch
Written By: AUDI AG

Mike Rockenfeller in the new Audi A5 DTM took third place and thus achieved a podium result for Audi in the DTM race at Brands Hatch ...

Nilsson wins again at Brands Hatch - Damon Hill struck by misfortune
Nilsson wins again at Brands Hatch - Damon Hill struck by misfortune
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Brands Hatch and Ola Nilsson – that’s a good fit. At the third race weekend of the 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup ...

Bentley parade lap at the Nurburgring 24-Hours
Bentley parade lap at the Nurburgring 24-Hours
Written By: Bentley Motors Limited

Modern-day Bentley Boys Juha Kankkunen, Guy Smith and Eric van de Poele join Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Dürheimer to ...

Oryx Racing has announced that it will miss the next few races of the 2012
Oryx Racing has announced that it will miss the next few races of the 2012
Written By: Oomph! Labs

The Abu Dhabi-based team is targeting a return to competitive racing at Watkins Glen, June 29 – July 1...

Iconic Bentley Blowers ready for great Mille Miglia adventure
Iconic Bentley Blowers ready for great Mille Miglia adventure
Written By: Bentley Motors Limited

W.O. Bentley’s gift for creating cars that combined the speed of a thoroughbred racing machine with an enviable reputation for strength and comfort...

Audi ultra: toward Le Mans victory with lightweight design
Audi ultra: toward Le Mans victory with lightweight design
Written By: AUDI AG

Five more weeks to go before the most important race of the year comes up on Audi Sport Team Joest’s agenda: the Le Mans 24 Hours on June ...

MTM RS 5 at the Start of the Int. Superstars Series 2012
MTM RS 5 at the Start of the Int. Superstars Series 2012
Written By: MTM Motoren-Technik-Mayer GmbH

With rookie Thomas Schöffler pitted against seasoned F1 daredevils...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 06/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 06/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Aston Martin Racing at Laguna Seca 2012
Aston Martin Racing at Laguna Seca 2012
Written By: Aston Martin

Having started from pole position, Aston Martin Racing led the fiercely competitive GT category at Laguna Seca...

Porsche at Aerican Le Mans Series round 3 in Laguna Seca 2012
Porsche at Aerican Le Mans Series round 3 in Laguna Seca 2012
Written By: Porsche AG

After a turbulent final phase with spectacular overtaking manoeuvres and several changes in the lead...

Continental Tire's Newest Race Compound Have Strong Debut at New Jersey
Continental Tire's Newest Race Compound Have Strong Debut at New Jersey
Written By: Continental USA

Mid-70 degree temperatures made for near-perfect race conditions at New Jersey Motorsports Park...

Jack Baldwin Helps Team StopTech Clinch Another Podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Jack Baldwin Helps Team StopTech Clinch Another Podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Written By: StopTech

Team Voodoo Ride/Invoice Prep/Hot Wheels scored another GTS-class podium with a strong second place finish by former Trans-Am champion Jack Baldwin ...

Dunlop and BMW Extend Podium Streak at Laguna Seca
Dunlop and BMW Extend Podium Streak at Laguna Seca
Written By: Dunlop Tires

BMW Team RLL finish third and fourth in ALMS GT class, earn third consecutive podium finish...

AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari Claims Second Victory in a Row
AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari Claims Second Victory in a Row
Written By: AIM Autosport

AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari placed first today at New Jersey Motorsports Park securing two victories in a row for the Canadian team...

Lotus Racing Launch New Evora GTC
Lotus Racing Launch New Evora GTC
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Flared wheel arches, more rubber, less weight, and new technologies have added extra spice to Lotus’ race winning Evora, the GT4 Enduro...

Ferrari Racing Days returns Silverstone Grand Prix circuit
Ferrari Racing Days returns Silverstone Grand Prix circuit
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

The Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will once again host the exciting Ferrari Racing Days in September, with a packed schedule of on-track activities ...

Aston Martin will compete in the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours
Aston Martin will compete in the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours
Written By: Aston Martin

For the seventh successive year, Aston Martin will compete in the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours (19/20 May) as a total of eight Vantage racers gear up for the endurance epic...

Falken Motorsports confirms drivers for 2012 N24 Porsche campaign
Falken Motorsports confirms drivers for 2012 N24 Porsche campaign
Written By: Falken Tire Europe

Drivers for both Falken-equipped Porsches confirmed for this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour Race. ...

BMW Team RLL - Laguna Seca ALMS Preview
BMW Team RLL - Laguna Seca ALMS Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

Despite sweeping the American Le Mans Series GT class championships in 2011 and the Manufacturer and Team titles in 2010...

Mercedes DTM Driver Gary Paffett and the one secind gap
Mercedes DTM Driver Gary Paffett and the one secind gap
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Gary Paffett managed to get on the podium again a week after his win in the opening race of the new DTM Era in Hockenheim...

BMW DTM Driver Bruno Spengler: “I had to give 100 percent on every lap.”
BMW DTM Driver Bruno Spengler: “I had to give 100 percent on every lap.”
Written By: BMW Group

Bruno Spengler (CA) and BMW Team Schnitzer made history with the victory at the Lausitzring (DE), and claimed BMW’s 50th win in the DTM...

Mikkelsen aims to profit from experience in Corsica
Mikkelsen aims to profit from experience in Corsica
Written By: Skoda

With a rally win and a pair of second place finishes this year in his ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000, Intercontinental Rally Challenge ...

Aston Martin Racing at 2012 Six Hours of  Spa-Francorchamps
Aston Martin Racing at 2012 Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Written By: Aston Martin

Having led its class in the early stages of the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Aston Martin Racing was forced to retire its Vantage GTE due to gearbox issues...

Porsche success after cliff-hanger finale in the Ardennes
Porsche success after cliff-hanger finale in the Ardennes
Written By: Porsche AG

A successful dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans: In a nerve-racking cliff-hanger finale, Porsche works drivers ...

Legendary success: Winkelhock makes history at Scirocco R-Cup
Legendary success: Winkelhock makes history at Scirocco R-Cup
Written By: Volkswagen AG

A high-caliber field and a spectacular premiere – for the first time in the history of the world’s most eco-friendly one-make cup a Legends entrant – ex DTM star Markus Winkelhock ...

Audi 1-2-3-4 victory at Spa on premiere
Audi 1-2-3-4 victory at Spa on premiere
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi delivered a thrilling premiere of two new vehicle models: Romain Dumas/Loïc Duval/Marc Gené won the Spa 6 Hours...

Lotus Motorsports Something From the Weekend
Lotus Motorsports Something From the Weekend
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Formula One’s feeder series stayed out in Bahrain for a second successive weekend, with Lotus GP hoping to repeat their brilliant triple-podium performance. However, a poor qualifying session made Race 1 rather frustrating. Both cars sat out practice in order to save tires, but found...

Torrential Rain? No Problem, Continental Tires Perform Great at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Torrential Rain? No Problem, Continental Tires Perform Great at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Written By: Continental USA

Continental Tire brought their newest dry compound to Homestead-Miami hoping to get some race laps in while Mother Nature had other ideas...

Perfect start to the season for Porsche customer teams
Perfect start to the season for Porsche customer teams
Written By: Porsche AG

Two races, two wins: the European customer teams headed into the new International GT Open season with great success...

Thrilling 2012 opener: Ola Nilsson wins in front of legend Mika Salo
Thrilling 2012 opener: Ola Nilsson wins in front of legend Mika Salo
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup season opener at Hockenheim produced the grand spectacle it was expected to be...

Audi A5 DTM finishes debut on podium
Audi A5 DTM finishes debut on podium
Written By: AUDI AG

In front of an impressive crowd of 142,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) the DTM made a fast and furious start into its new era with a turbulent race at the Hockenheimring...

Gary Paffett and Jamie Green achieve one-two victory in DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé debut race
Gary Paffett and Jamie Green achieve one-two victory in DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé debut race
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) won the 2012 DTM season opener at Hockenheim from sixth place on the grid with a 4.7- second lead on Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé). ...

Aston Martin Racing will continue its FIA WEC campaign at Spa-Francorchamps
Aston Martin Racing will continue its FIA WEC campaign at Spa-Francorchamps
Written By: Aston Martin

The V8-powered Vantage GTE, making its first competitive outing in Europe...

Audi A5 DTM ready to start from the grid
Audi A5 DTM ready to start from the grid
Written By: AUDI AG

The time has come: The 26th DTM season starts at the Hockenheimring on Sunday. For the new Audi A5 DTM and its competitors, the start can be decisive...

Porsche HARIBO Racing team switches to FALKEN tires for VLN and 24 hour races
Porsche HARIBO Racing team switches to FALKEN tires for VLN and 24 hour races
Written By: Falken Tire Europe

Consistent pace over varying conditions leads successful Porsche race team to change to Falken...

25 years ago the BMW M3 started its unique series of victories
25 years ago the BMW M3 started its unique series of victories
Written By: BMW Group

In August 1985, a rumor surfaced in motor magazine Auto-Deutschland which emanated from a new sports car...

Falken drift team provides harsh environment test bed for Zircotec’s thermal barrier coatings
Falken drift team provides harsh environment test bed for Zircotec’s thermal barrier coatings
Written By: Zircotec

Rolling road test already identifies turbo spools up 200rpm quicker when coated with Zircotec’s ThermoHold® material. Drift cars ...

Yokohama Tire Cameron Steele Wins Pro Buggy Class at Lucas Oil Race
Yokohama Tire Cameron Steele Wins Pro Buggy Class at Lucas Oil Race
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Veteran off-roader takes first on off-the-shelf Geolandar A/T-S+® tires...

Video - Maserati Trofeo MC World Series 2012
Video - Maserati Trofeo MC World Series 2012
Written By: Maserati

The new Maserati Trofeo MC World Series is ready to go. Now in its third year, Maserati's single-make series has made a number of big changes for 2012...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter Volume 03/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter Volume 03/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Strong contingent of Porsche European customer teams
Strong contingent of Porsche European customer teams
Written By: Porsche AG

In the Autodromo do Algarve in Portimao/Portugal, Porsche customer teams from five European nations launch into International GT Open season ...

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Hockenheim preview, facts and figures
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Hockenheim preview, facts and figures
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The winter break is finally over. From 27 to 28 April the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup is starting into its third season at Hockenheim. ...

Audi A5 DTM before its racing debut at Hockenheimring 2012
Audi A5 DTM before its racing debut at Hockenheimring 2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Exactly nine months or 275 days after its roll-out, the event where Audi Sport’s youngest baby will begin to run in earnest is now coming up...

Winning start for Bonaldi Motorsport's Stefano Comini at Monza
Winning start for Bonaldi Motorsport's Stefano Comini at Monza
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Now in its fourth season, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo returned to the track for the 2012 season opener at Monza this weekend. With 17 cars eager to do battle in the single ...

Team StopTech Takes GTS Win and Several Other Top Ten Positions at Long Beach Grand Prix
Team StopTech Takes GTS Win and Several Other Top Ten Positions at Long Beach Grand Prix
Written By: StopTech

Centric Parts CEO Dino Crescentini might not have been able to improve on his seventh place qualifying position, but the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Long Beach Grand Prix ...

Dunlop Double-Stint Earns BMW a Long Beach Podium
Dunlop Double-Stint Earns BMW a Long Beach Podium
Written By: Dunlop Tires

For the second round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), BMW Team RLL once again used tire strategy to regain its race position, earning a second-place GT class finish ...

Wolf Henzler sixth in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Wolf Henzler sixth in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Written By: Porsche AG

At the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by the Falken Tire squad, Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler (Germany) and his teammate Bryan Sellers (USA)...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2012: Grand Audi appearance in Wiesbaden
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2012: Grand Audi appearance in Wiesbaden
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi will be making a grand appearance at the DTM presentation next weekend. All eight Audi drivers, the new Audi A5 DTM, and 13 fascinating production cars will be on show....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 02/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 02/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world...

Motorsports Lotus Cup UK, Long Beach, and the Chinese Grand Prix
Motorsports Lotus Cup UK, Long Beach, and the Chinese Grand Prix
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

The Lotus F1 Team embarked on an aggressive strategy in Shanghai that saw both drivers pit twice. The gamble worked for Romain Grosjean...

Aston Martin Racing’s new V8-powered Vantage GTE takes 5th at Long Beach
Aston Martin Racing’s new V8-powered Vantage GTE takes 5th at Long Beach
Written By: Aston Martin

The ongoing development of Aston Martin Racing’s new V8-powered Vantage GTE took another significant step forward at Long Beach, California...

BMW Team RLL at Long Beach; Four Years – Four Podiums
BMW Team RLL at Long Beach; Four Years – Four Podiums
Written By: BMW Group USA

With a second place GT class finish by the No. 56 BMW Team RLL M3 GT in today’s American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race...

Victory and podium places for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the FIA GT season opener
Victory and podium places for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the FIA GT season opener
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

During the traditional Coupes des Pâques at the Paul Armagnac circuit in Nogaro in the south-west of France, the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship ...

Hexis Racing GT1 Wolrd Championship Round 1 Nogaro, France
Hexis Racing GT1 Wolrd Championship Round 1 Nogaro, France
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The Hexis Racing team were prepared for a challenging race at Nogaro with the entry of two brand-new cars in the FIA GT1 World Championship...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 01/2012
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 01/2012
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2012
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2012
Written By: AUDI AG

The new Audi R8 LMS ultra enjoyed an extremely successful Easter weekend by claiming victories in the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship...

BMW Team RLL - Long Beach 2012 ALMS Preview
BMW Team RLL - Long Beach 2012 ALMS Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

Following a four-week intermission after BMW Team RLL’s GT class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring American Le Mans Series curtain-raiser the second act of the team’s ALMS GT class ...

A5 DTM Audi's 4,000+ piece high-tech jigsaw puzzle
A5 DTM Audi's 4,000+ piece high-tech jigsaw puzzle
Written By: AUDI AG

Suspense is building - among the fans and at the team of Audi Sport. In just three weeks from now the 2012 DTM will start at the Hockenheimring, which marks the beginning of a new era for the popular racing series....

Aston Martin Vantage TastesTrans-Continental Racing Success
Aston Martin Vantage TastesTrans-Continental Racing Success
Written By: Aston Martin

Over the course of last weekend, Aston Martin Racing’s partner teams represented the marquee across five separate motor racing series, racking up no fewer than four podium results...

Tire Management Key to Winning at Barber
Tire Management Key to Winning at Barber
Written By: Continental USA

Barber Motorsports Park is notorious for being tough on tires across many series. A combination of the track configuration coupled with the track surface and number of tire sets ...

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is set for its competitive race debut in 2012
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is set for its competitive race debut in 2012
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is set for its competitive race debut in 2012, following an intensive development program in 2011...

Lotus Cup USA Series 2012 Season
Lotus Cup USA Series 2012 Season
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway hosts first 2012 Lotus Cup USA Series event March 24 - 25...

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American Gymkhana star Ken Block tests Pirelli’s latest studded competition tire
American Gymkhana star Ken Block tests Pirelli’s latest studded competition tire
Written By: Pirelli Tire

One of the world’s most famous drivers, known all over the globe for his extreme and spectacular style, a snowy stage in Igora Park...

Audi makes colorful visual statement with new A5 DTM
Audi makes colorful visual statement with new A5 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Five weeks before the eagerly awaited DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring on April 29 Audi is making a colorful visual statement...

2012 North American Ferrari Challenge Series Begins in Florida
2012 North American Ferrari Challenge Series Begins in Florida
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

2012 season begins on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, during the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race weekend, March 23-25....

Dunlop Starts 2012 ALMS Season with Triple Victory in Sebring
Dunlop Starts 2012 ALMS Season with Triple Victory in Sebring
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Dunlop tires kicked off the 2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season with impressive results, taking home victories in all three open-competition classes....

Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE scored its first class podium at 12 Hours of Sebring
Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE scored its first class podium at 12 Hours of Sebring
Written By: Aston Martin

On its debut competitive outing, Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE scored its first class podium in the new FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the 60th anniversary running of the 12 Hours of Sebring...

Andreas Mikkelsen extends lead after finishing 2nd on the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés
Andreas Mikkelsen extends lead after finishing 2nd on the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen has extended his lead in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, after finishing 2nd on the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés....

Successful race debut for the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Successful race debut for the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Written By: Porsche AG

At the Sebring 12 hour race, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR celebrated a successful race premiere. At the wheel of the 911 fielded by the Felbermayr-Proton team...

Audi one-two victory at FIA World Endurance Championship opener
Audi one-two victory at FIA World Endurance Championship opener
Written By: AUDI AG

On the R18 TDI’s farewell performance Audi managed a brilliant start into the new FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With victory by Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish the brand celebrated its tenth overall success in total at the famous Sebring 12 Hours ...

BMW Team RLL claims 12 Hours of Sebring GT victory for a second consecutive year
BMW Team RLL claims 12 Hours of Sebring GT victory for a second consecutive year
Written By: BMW Group USA

At the 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring (US) the no. 56 BMW M3 GT claimed overall victory in the GT class after 307 laps ...

Volkswagen champions to start in Formula 1
Volkswagen champions to start in Formula 1
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Power as a career booster: When the new Formula 1 season opens in Australia on Sunday the grid will include two up-and-coming young drivers ...

Audi gives young talent opportunity in DTM
Audi gives young talent opportunity in DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Six weeks before the new DTM season opens at the Hockenheimring on April 29 the decision has been made: Audi will be fielding a total of eight vehicles in the competition with BMW and Mercedes-Benz...

BMW Team RLL kicks off the 2012 ALMS season in Sebring
BMW Team RLL kicks off the 2012 ALMS season in Sebring
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Team RLL launches the defense of its titles in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at the 12 Hours of Sebring (US) this Saturday...

Dunlop launches race tire the New Sport Maxx Race
Dunlop launches race tire the New Sport Maxx Race
Written By: Dunlop Tires

New Sport Maxx Race delivers on over 100 years of road and racing heritage...

Porsche with seven works drivers at anniversary classic in Florida
Porsche with seven works drivers at anniversary classic in Florida
Written By: Porsche AG

One of the most famous long distance races in the world turns 60: The twelve hour classic on the Sebring International Raceway is the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA...

A new era begins for Audi at Sebring
A new era begins for Audi at Sebring
Written By: AUDI AG

The 12-hour race at Sebring (U.S. state of Florida) on March 17 is shaped by major developments. For Audi, the new FIA World Endurance Championship ...

Gran Canarias podium would please Mikkelsen
Gran Canarias podium would please Mikkelsen
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen believes that a podium finish on the forthcoming Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés ...

Goodyear Tires Becoming More Intelligent
Goodyear Tires Becoming More Intelligent
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

Goodyear Dunlop will show the future of tire technologies at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show: including tires becoming more and more intelligent with the use of electronics embedded into the tire...

Aston Martin Vantage road car set to debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show
Aston Martin Vantage road car set to debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show
Written By: Aston Martin

With the latest Aston Martin Vantage road car set to debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, a revised version of its closest circuit-racing sibling made a debut appearance of its own at Silverstone on Friday ...

Yokohama 2012 Motorsports Program Revs Up
Yokohama 2012 Motorsports Program Revs Up
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Tire maker teams up with a new partner in the ALMS GT Class and continues campaigns in ‘green racing’ with orange-oil infused tires in the GTC and GT3 Challenge series, plus off-road racing...

Audi brings the quattro back to the race track
Audi brings the quattro back to the race track
Written By: AUDI AG

Motor sport is used yet again by AUDI AG to pioneer new technology: the brand with the four ring’s new Le Mans race car is the world’s first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI with a hybrid system...

Aston Martin Racing will embark upon an exciting new challenge in 2012
Aston Martin Racing will embark upon an exciting new challenge in 2012
Written By: Aston Martin

The team will campaign a V8-powered Vantage in the GTE Pro category of the eight round series, which spans three continents. ...

Audi's 2012 DTM driver line-up confirmed
Audi's 2012 DTM driver line-up confirmed
Written By: AUDI AG

At Audi, the current DTM Champion, the "title defense" project is running at full stretch. A week before the homologation of the new Audi A5 DTM on March 1 ...

Yokohama partners with Alex Job Racing and Lotus in 2012 ALMS GT Class
Yokohama partners with Alex Job Racing and Lotus in 2012 ALMS GT Class
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is teaming up with Alex Job Racing (AJR) to campaign a Lotus Evora in the American Le Mans Series ...

Audi R8 LMS as title defender at Bathurst
Audi R8 LMS as title defender at Bathurst
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi R8 LMS will compete at the 12-hour race at Bathurst on February 26 as the title defender. Audi customer sport celebrated a one-two result on the legendary Australian race track at the beginning of the 2011 season...

Porsche Motorsport around the world Newsletter 1 - 2012
Porsche Motorsport around the world Newsletter 1 - 2012
Written By: Porsche AG

Porsche customer teams are right on schedule in their preparation for the season-opener of the American Le Mans Series at Sebring ...

Evosport-MBBS Racing Names Craig Stanton as Lead Driver and Team Principal
Evosport-MBBS Racing Names Craig Stanton as Lead Driver and Team Principal
Written By: Evosport Inc

MBBS Racing and its affiliate Evosport Engineering today announced that they have named veteran GT driver Craig Stanton as lead driver and team development manager...

Continental Tire to be Featured on the Petty’s Garage Performance Tour
Continental Tire to be Featured on the Petty’s Garage Performance Tour
Written By: Continental USA

Two winning companies join forces to bring top-performing vehicles and tires to fans across the country...

Chopard Porsche Switches to Dunlop Tires in 2012
Chopard Porsche Switches to Dunlop Tires in 2012
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Paul Miller Racing enters ALMS season with new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Dunlop tires...

Continental Tires Have Excellent Showing at 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona
Continental Tires Have Excellent Showing at 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona
Written By: Continental USA

The anticipation of the 50th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona was at a fever pitch and Continental Tire was there for all 140 teams through rain tires, slicks and even a triple stint by one DP team...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 03/2012: Audi R8 LMS in exotic livery
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 03/2012: Audi R8 LMS in exotic livery
Written By: AUDI AG

The two Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS will be two visually striking highlights in the field at the Bathurst 12 hours at the end of February....

Ride Along With Continental Tire at the 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona
Ride Along With Continental Tire at the 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona
Written By: Continental USA

Fans can follow Continental Tire for updates, conversation and unique content throughout the upcoming race weekend on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube....

2012 GRAND-AM Season Takes Green Flag at BMW Performance 200
2012 GRAND-AM Season Takes Green Flag at BMW Performance 200
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Drivers Ready for 50th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona Weekend...

Premiere for Audi at the 2012 Daytona 24 Hours
Premiere for Audi at the 2012 Daytona 24 Hours
Written By: AUDI AG

Premiere coincides with anniversary: The Audi R8 GRAND-AM will make its debut on the 50th running of the Daytona 24 Hours from January 26 to 29. Teams APR Motorsport and Oryx Racing are each fielding one of the newly developed customer sport race cars in the GT class of the endurance classic....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 02/2012: DTM monocoque sets new standards
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 02/2012: DTM monocoque sets new standards
Written By: AUDI AG

The new, standardized monocoque for every manufacturer in the DTM has already proven its worth during testing. Homologation of the race car for the DTM season 2012 occurs in a few weeks...

Andreas Mikkelsen wins opening round victory at Norwegian Rally Championship
Andreas Mikkelsen wins opening round victory at Norwegian Rally Championship
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA UK Motorsport driver Andreas Mikkelsen’s 2012 rally season has begun in fine style after he scored victory on the opening round of the Norwegian Rally Championship, the snowy Mountain Rally in Norway...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 01/2012 - Audi V6 TDI ‘Race Engine of the Year 2011’
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 01/2012 - Audi V6 TDI ‘Race Engine of the Year 2011’
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport accepted yet another award to start the new year: the innovative V6 TDI power plant from the Le Mans winning Audi R18 TDI was honored by a special interest magazine....

Dirk Werner completes BMW driver line-up for the DTM
Dirk Werner completes BMW driver line-up for the DTM
Written By: BMW Group USA

All seats are now taken for BMW’s return to the DTM: Dirk Werner (DE) has been confirmed as the sixth BMW Motorsport driver and will contest the 2012 DTM season at the wheel of a BMW M3 DTM...

Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa hit the slopes in a pair of FFs
Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa hit the slopes in a pair of FFs
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

The snow-capped mountains of Madonna di Campiglio are more used to hosting alpine skiing champions on their slopes for World Cup downhill races, but today they provided the backdrop to a most unusual parallel slalom race. The two Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa went head t...

Rob Bell and Alexander Sims join Alvaro Parente in McLaren GT customer team driver line-up for 2011
Rob Bell and Alexander Sims join Alvaro Parente in McLaren GT customer team driver line-up for 2011
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren GT is building on its successful 2011 development program for the new MP4-12C GT3 by adding Britons Rob Bell and Alexander Sims to its driver line-up for 2012...

Porsche Motorsport 2012 Board approves further races for the 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Porsche Motorsport 2012 Board approves further races for the 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Written By: Porsche AG

A further developed version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid will return to race tracks in 2012. With the rolling race laboratory, Porsche aims to gain extra practical experience under racing conditions and make the hybrid drive even more efficient...

Audi R8 LMS ultra to fight for World Champion’s title in 2012
Audi R8 LMS ultra to fight for World Champion’s title in 2012
Written By: AUDI AG

The new Audi R8 LMS ultra will also be competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship next year. Two vehicles of the brand new customer sport race car will be independently fielded by Team WRT in the world’s highest-caliber GT racing series...

Lotus Motorsport Hit Major Milestones
Lotus Motorsport Hit Major Milestones
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Success in Italy with the first IndyCar engine fire-up and Exige R-GT Rally shakedown...

Audi tests LMP1 sports car for 2012
Audi tests LMP1 sports car for 2012
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport is intensively preparing for the 2012 sports prototype season. A test team has started the next trial phase of the LMP1 sports car for the 2012 season in the United States this week....

Aston Martin crowns stars of GT4 Motorsports
Aston Martin crowns stars of GT4 Motorsports
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing GT4 competitors from throughout Europe were honored on Tuesday night (13 December 2011) at the marquee's prestigious Gaydon Head Quarters during an awards ceremony....

Successful test of the Audi R8 GRAND-AM
Successful test of the Audi R8 GRAND-AM
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi R8 GRAND-AM successfully passed its baptism by fire. The new model was fine-tuned at the Daytona race track (U.S. state of Florida) during its final test on Tuesday and Wednesday....

Volkswagen rally star Ogier is Champion of Champions - Matthäus, Pocher in up! VIP race
Volkswagen rally star Ogier is Champion of Champions - Matthäus, Pocher in up! VIP race
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen celebrates with the Champion of Champions: Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen factory driver since 23 November for the World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC, ...

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo technical regulations and changes for 2012
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo technical regulations and changes for 2012
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series has confirmed its format and regulations for the 2012 season, following the earlier announcement that the ‘fastest single make series in the world’ ...

Andreas Mikkelsen collected his 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge trophy
Andreas Mikkelsen collected his 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge trophy
Written By: Skoda

The IRC Awards took place at the stunning Maison des Arts et Métiers, where Andreas and co-driver Ola Fløene were presented with their trophies...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 38/2011 Kristensen in Race of Champions finale
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 38/2011 Kristensen in Race of Champions finale
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen bid farewell for the winter break after two strong showings at the Race of Champions....

Strong Audi presence at 2011 Race of Champions
Strong Audi presence at 2011 Race of Champions
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi will be represented at the 2011 Race of Champions at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf on December 3 and 4, 2011 with its strongest line-up ever. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 29/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 29/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Motorsport new from around the world ...

Yokohama Tire-Sponsored Off-Road Racer Heidi Steele Clinches Another Class 6 SCORE Championship
Yokohama Tire-Sponsored Off-Road Racer Heidi Steele Clinches Another Class 6 SCORE Championship
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Quite a week for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer Heidi Steele at the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico...

Aston Martin Racing began testing its new V12 Vantage GT3
Aston Martin Racing began testing its new V12 Vantage GT3
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing began testing its new V12 Vantage GT3 at Brands Hatch in Kent this week, covering almost 1000 kilometers in just two days. ...

Andreas Mikkelsen will return to defend his IRC title in 2012
Andreas Mikkelsen will return to defend his IRC title in 2012
Written By: Skoda

The newly-crowned Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ champion, Andreas Mikkelsen, will return to defend his title in 2012 in the same factory-prepared ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia ...

Volkswagen drivers Nasr and Wittmann on podium in Macau
Volkswagen drivers Nasr and Wittmann on podium in Macau
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Motorsport finished the 58th Macau Grand Prix with two podium positions. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) and Marco Wittmann (Markt Erlbach) finished second and third respectively in a race dominated by safety car periods....

MINI Cooper Hardtop To Enter B-Spec Race Series for 2012
MINI Cooper Hardtop To Enter B-Spec Race Series for 2012
Written By: MINI USA

MINI USA and MINI of Charleston to build and sell turn-key MINI race cars...

Audi R8 LMS ultra to be launched in 2012
Audi R8 LMS ultra to be launched in 2012
Written By: AUDI AG

In 2012, the Audi R8 LMS ultra will succeed the successful R8 LMS GT3 sports car with which R8 LMS customers have won 115 races and 12 national and international titles in the space of just three years....

Podium for Audi at ILMC finale in China
Podium for Audi at ILMC finale in China
Written By: AUDI AG

At the end of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) Audi Sport Team Joest achieved another podium result with the Le Mans winning Audi R18 TDI at the season finale in China...

Dutchman Kevin Abbring winner of the S2000 classification at Great Britain Rally
Dutchman Kevin Abbring winner of the S2000 classification at Great Britain Rally
Written By: Volkswagen AG

At the Great Britain Rally in Wales the Dutchman Kevin Abbring with co-driver Lara Vanneste impressed as the winner of the S2000 classification, and in twelfth place overall clinched the so far best result for the Volkswagen team...

Mikkelsen wins the 2011 IRC drivers title in Cyprus
Mikkelsen wins the 2011 IRC drivers title in Cyprus
Written By: Skoda

Andreas Mikkelsen has become the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ champion, after winning the title showdown decider, the Cyprus Rally...

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: New customer sport top model for 2012 race season
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: New customer sport top model for 2012 race season
Written By: Porsche AG

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport’s customer racing vehicles will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications. ...

Audi R18 TDI to compete in record market China
Audi R18 TDI to compete in record market China
Written By: AUDI AG

On November 13, at the close of a successful motorsport season, highlighted by the tenth triumph at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the title win in the DTM, Audi is contesting the 6-hour race at Zhuhai...

Skoda drivers carry IRC title hopes to Cyprus
Skoda drivers carry IRC title hopes to Cyprus
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA drivers start this weekend’s Cyprus Rally in the strongest position to add the Intercontinental Rally Challenge Drivers’ title to the Manufacturers’ title already won, when Andreas Mikkelsen ...

Aston Martin completes 2011 Nurburgring endurance season in style
Aston Martin completes 2011 Nurburgring endurance season in style
Written By: Aston Martin

The tenth and final round of the gruelling Nürburgring VLN endurance championship - the 36th DMV Münsterlandpokal four hour race - has seen Aston Martin’s Nürburgring Test Centre Team ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 33/2011: Audi R8 LMS triumphs at VLN finale
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 33/2011: Audi R8 LMS triumphs at VLN finale
Written By: AUDI AG

Phoenix Racing notched up another success at the end of the season, following on from its DTM title win: ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 32/2011: Audi A5 DTM in front of large crowd
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 32/2011: Audi A5 DTM in front of large crowd
Written By: AUDI AG

Tom Kristensen opened Audi’s touring car future with the new Audi A5 DTM at the DTM finale. The brand with the four rings skillfully played to the crowd with a number of other activities as well....

Volkswagen successfully completes test rally in Spain
Volkswagen successfully completes test rally in Spain
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen continued the preparation for its entry in the World Rally Championship in 2013 with the Polo R WRC: At the Spain Rally, the twelfth and penultimate round of the World Rally Championship ...

Perfect: Audi clinches all DTM titles
Perfect: Audi clinches all DTM titles
Written By: AUDI AG

It was a perfect 2011 DTM season for Audi: After Martin Tomczyk’s early win of the drivers title, the brand with the four rings at the Hockenheim finale in front of an impressive crowd of 120,000 spectators ...

Daniel Lloyd wins thrilling season finale at Hockenheim
Daniel Lloyd wins thrilling season finale at Hockenheim
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The term heart stopping finale was never more appropriate than at the tenth and final round of the Scirocco R-Cup 2011: Daniel Lloyd won the most spectacular and exciting race of the season....

Swan Song British GT victory for Aston DBRS9 at Silverstone
Swan Song British GT victory for Aston DBRS9 at Silverstone
Written By: Aston Martin

The last round of this year’s British GT Championship was a top quality event, with 30 fabulous GT racing cars contesting a two-hour race around the classic sweeps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit...

Volkswagen evaluates Wiegand and Abbring at Wales Rally Great Britain
Volkswagen evaluates Wiegand and Abbring at Wales Rally Great Britain
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen is continuing to prepare for its entry in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2013 with two young drivers: ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 31/2011: Audi R8 LMS wins title in Italy
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 31/2011: Audi R8 LMS wins title in Italy
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi wins the Italian GT Championship: In the season finale at Monza, Italian driver Marco Bonanomi drove an Audi R8 LMS to victory for the team Audi Sport Italia....

Hockenheim: preview, facts and figures on VW Scirocco R-Cup
Hockenheim: preview, facts and figures on VW Scirocco R-Cup
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Grand season finale, great names: the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Legends classification fully reflects the character of the best motorsport series at the annual finale at the Hockenheim ring (21/22 October)....

Grand finale for the Audi A4 DTM
Grand finale for the Audi A4 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

43 pole positions, 31 fastest race laps, 34 victories and five champion’s titles - this is the impressive track record of the Audi A4 DTM since its debut in April 2004 at Hockenheim...

Group Lotus Goes Grassroots
Group Lotus Goes Grassroots
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

With an official entry into the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship 2012, Group Lotus is determined to discover new talent....

MINI at Rally RACC – Rally of Spain 20th – 23rd October FIA World Rally Championship
MINI at Rally RACC – Rally of Spain 20th – 23rd October FIA World Rally Championship
Written By: MINI USA

For its fifth event of the 2011 World Rally Championship the MINI WRC Team is heading to home turf for Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) for the Rally RACC – Rally of Spain. ...

Magnificent Mikkelsen wins Rally of Scotland
Magnificent Mikkelsen wins Rally of Scotland
Written By: Skoda

A magnificent performance on the RACMSA Rally of Scotland has given ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000 driver Andreas Mikkelsen his maiden victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 26/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 26/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 07 – 09 October 2011. ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 30/2011: Champion Martin Tomczyk in demand
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 30/2011: Champion Martin Tomczyk in demand
Written By: AUDI AG

While the newly crowned DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk hurries from PR appointment to PR appointment, Edoardo Mortara looks forward to his next start in Macau and Darryl O’Young to his at the Nürburgring...

Aston Martin secures second consecutive podium in American Le Mans Series
Aston Martin secures second consecutive podium in American Le Mans Series
Written By: Aston Martin

At the final round of the American Le Mans Series, and the penultimate Intercontinental Le Mans Cup round, Aston Martin Racing scored its second consecutive podium as it finished a superb third overall and the best-placed petrol car at Petit Le Mans...

An all Michelin podium at Road Atlanta, and plenty more reason to be satisfied!
An all Michelin podium at Road Atlanta, and plenty more reason to be satisfied!
Written By: Michelin

This past weekend’s visit to Road Atlanta (Georgia, USA) for the 2011 Petit Le Mans (Saturday, October 1) proved exceptionally successful for Michelin on a number of counts...

Volkswagen with strong line-up - Carlos Sainz jr. to make his debut
Volkswagen with strong line-up - Carlos Sainz jr. to make his debut
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The best young drivers, the most challenging city street circuit, a unique setting and a wealth of history: The Macau Grand Prix is rightfully regarded as the impressive culmination of the Formula 3 season...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 29/2011: Hoffenheim soccer colors on Audi R8 LMS
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 29/2011: Hoffenheim soccer colors on Audi R8 LMS
Written By: AUDI AG

A race car sporting the colors of a soccer club: Audi is offering two unusual appearances to soccer and motorsport fans with the "1899 Hoffenheim” Audi R8 LMS in October....

Michelin teams with innovative DeltaWing for 2012 running of 24 hours of Le Mans
Michelin teams with innovative DeltaWing for 2012 running of 24 hours of Le Mans
Written By: Michelin North America

Michelin, the world’s leading tire manufacturer, announced today it will be the first major technical partner to support the radical Project 56 DeltaWing prototype car ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 25/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 25/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 30 September – 02 October 2011....

Title and 1-2-3-4-5-6 result for Audi at Valencia
Title and 1-2-3-4-5-6 result for Audi at Valencia
Written By: AUDI AG

Triumph at Valencia: With a 1-2-3-4-5-6 result and an early title win Audi managed to crown its 2011 DTM season. Mattias Ekström celebrated his third victory of the season...

Porsche secures vice-championship with second place
Porsche secures vice-championship with second place
Written By: Porsche AG

A strong season finale for Porsche in the American Le Mans Series: At the thrilling 1,000 mile Petit Le Mans race in Road Atlanta, Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Long (USA) and Patrick Pilet (France) ...

Audi driver Martin Tomczyk is DTM Champion
Audi driver Martin Tomczyk is DTM Champion
Written By: AUDI AG

With a third place at the penultimate race of the season at Valencia Martin Tomczyk converted his first match ball...

Formula 3 Euro Series at Valencia Victory and second place for Volkswagen drivers
Formula 3 Euro Series at Valencia Victory and second place for Volkswagen drivers
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Marco Wittmann (Germany) and Kimiyo Sato (Japan) clinched two podium places for Volkswagen at the eighth race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Valencia. ...

Disappointing Petit Le Mans for Audi
Disappointing Petit Le Mans for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

The 1,000-mile "Petit Le Mans" race at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) was extremely disappointing for Audi. In the battle for the lead Romain Dumas in the Audi R18 TDI #1 on lap 297 ...

BMW Team RLL: Petit Le Mans Preview
BMW Team RLL: Petit Le Mans Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

With the American Le Mans Series GT Team and Driver championships secured at Laguna Seca on Sept. 17th, BMW Team RLL has three goals set for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans this weekend. ...

Thrilling battle sees Andreas score in Sanremo
Thrilling battle sees Andreas score in Sanremo
Written By: Skoda

A delighted Andreas Mikkelsen said that finishing 2nd on the Sanremo Rally, an event he expected to be his least favorable in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge...

Group Lotus Motorsport presents something from the weekend
Group Lotus Motorsport presents something from the weekend
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

It was a trying weekend for Lotus Renault GP who failed to build on recent points-scoring finishes and, on this occasion, never threatened the top ten...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 28/2011: Martin Tomczyk visits Oktoberfest
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 28/2011: Martin Tomczyk visits Oktoberfest
Written By: AUDI AG

While Martin Tomczyk visited the Oktoberfest and competed against visitors to the IAA in a driving simulator, Mattias Ekström demonstrated the Audi R8 LMS in his Swedish homeland...

Porsche teams claim podium spots, win and championship
Porsche teams claim podium spots, win and championship
Written By: Porsche AG

That was close. Just 0.183 seconds separated Porsche’s works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) in the 911 GT3 RSR from their first win of the season. At the final round of the Le Mans Series...

Mercedes F1 at 2011 Singapore Grand Prix
Mercedes F1 at 2011 Singapore Grand Prix
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Nico Rosberg finished the Singapore Grand Prix in seventh place this evening whilst team-mate Michael Schumacher retired from the race following a collision. ...

MINI CHALLENGE 2011 Hockenheimring Preview
MINI CHALLENGE 2011 Hockenheimring Preview
Written By: MINI USA

Second to last stop of the club sport series will take place at the finals of the ADAC Masters Weekend...

Jean Alesi to take on the Indy 500 with Lotus
Jean Alesi to take on the Indy 500 with Lotus
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Scheduled for 27 May 2012, Group Lotus brand ambassador Jean Alesi will make his return to competitive racing flying the flag for Group Lotus at the world’s biggest motorsport race – the 96th Indy 500...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 24/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 24/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 23-25 September 2011. ...

First match ball for Audi in the DTM
First match ball for Audi in the DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Advantage for Audi in the DTM: Martin Tomczyk is traveling to the penultimate race of the season at Valencia, Spain (Sunday, October 2, starting at 1:45 p.m. - local time - live on "Das Erste”) ...

U.S. debut of the Audi R18 TDI
U.S. debut of the Audi R18 TDI
Written By: AUDI AG

In June Audi celebrated its tenth victory with the R18 TDI diesel race sports car and ultra-lightweight technology in a dramatic race at the famous Le Mans 24 Hours. Likewise, on October 1st...

ŠKODA UK will continue as Official Vehicle Supplier to the RACMSA Rally of Scotland
ŠKODA UK will continue as Official Vehicle Supplier to the RACMSA Rally of Scotland
Written By: Skoda

ŠKODA UK will supply a fleet of four-wheel drive Yetis, Octavia Scouts and Superbs to transport VIPs and rally officials from stage to stage, while Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will supply vehicles to carry ...

Dalziel and Potoliccio Break Through to Win at Mid-Ohio on Continental Tires
Dalziel and Potoliccio Break Through to Win at Mid-Ohio on Continental Tires
Written By: Continental USA

Champions crowned as 2011 GRAND-AM Season closes with exciting finale...

Nick Tandy extends points’ lead with win at Porsche Carrera Cup Oschersleben
Nick Tandy extends points’ lead with win at Porsche Carrera Cup Oschersleben
Written By: Porsche AG

His lightning start was the key to his victory: From second on the grid, Nick Tandy brought home his third win of the season from the eighth and penultimate round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 23/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 23/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 16-18 September 2011....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 27/2011: A weekend marked by the R8
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 27/2011: A weekend marked by the R8
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi R8 not only caused a sensation at the Sepang (Malaysia) 12 Hours and at national GT3 races last weekend. ...

Dunlop Tires Roll to 5 ALMS Championships at Laguna Seca
Dunlop Tires Roll to 5 ALMS Championships at Laguna Seca
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Dunlop-equipped cars take home driver and team championships in LMP1 and GT classes, with a race to spare...

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 – efficiency yields success at Laguna Seca
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 – efficiency yields success at Laguna Seca
Written By: Porsche AG

It beat them all – on the track and at the gas pump. At its first outing on the West Coast of the USA, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid beat all other GT vehicles in Laguna Seca. ...

Spengler in second place and on course to take the championship lead – fails to finish
Spengler in second place and on course to take the championship lead – fails to finish
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO AMG Mercedes C-Class) was the best-placed Mercedes-Benz driver on the day, taking fourth position in the eighth race of the season at Oschersleben. ...

Volkswagen driver Richie Stanaway is new Formula 3 Champion
Volkswagen driver Richie Stanaway is new Formula 3 Champion
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Richie Stanaway is the new champion of the German ATS Formula 3 Cup 2011....

Another one-two-three victory for Audi in the DTM
Another one-two-three victory for Audi in the DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi, Audi, Audi – only 14 days after the one-two-three triumph in the rain battle at Brands Hatch the brand with the four rings again took the whole podium at a DTM race in similarly difficult conditions...

Audi victory in Malaysia thwarted by tire failure
Audi victory in Malaysia thwarted by tire failure
Written By: AUDI AG

In extremely tough conditions at the 12-hour Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race at Sepang the Audi R8 LMS proved its endurance racing qualities yet again. Technically, the production-derived customer sport race car ...

BMW 3 Series an unparalleled career in motorsports
BMW 3 Series an unparalleled career in motorsports
Written By: BMW Group

A glance in racing speed at the milestones of the unprecedented motorsport career of the BMW 3 Series....

APR Motorsport: High Hopes for Season Finale at Mid-Ohio
APR Motorsport: High Hopes for Season Finale at Mid-Ohio
Written By: APR LLC

The final round of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge begins today with APR Motorsport looking to finish the season on a strong note. After a 6-week lapse between New Jersey and Mid-Ohio...

The Return of Lotus to Rally
The Return of Lotus to Rally
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

30 years after World Rally Championship victory in the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus it’s time to welcome Lotus back to rally with the brother of the newly launched Exige S – the Exige R-GT...

BMW Team RLL: Laguna Seca Preview
BMW Team RLL: Laguna Seca Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

With seven of nine races totaling more than 26 hours of hard fought competition in this season’s 2011 American Le Mans Series now complete, BMW Team RLL heads to Laguna Seca Raceway ...

Seventh-Generation Porsche 911 to Make North American Debut at Rennsport Reunion IV
Seventh-Generation Porsche 911 to Make North American Debut at Rennsport Reunion IV
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

First roll-out will be part of Porsche's celebration of a 48-year success story...

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo races into 2012 in both Europe and Asia
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo races into 2012 in both Europe and Asia
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Lamborghini and Blancpain have announced that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the fastest single make series in the world...

Audi presents the new A5 DTM
Audi presents the new A5 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

On the eve of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt Audi presented its new DTM vehicle: After the V8 quattro (1990 to 1992) and the A4 (2004 to 2011) ...

Volkswagen driver Marco Wittmann wins in UK
Volkswagen driver Marco Wittmann wins in UK
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Marco Wittmann was the most successful Volkswagen driver at the seventh race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Silverstone, UK. The German celebrated his fourth victory of the season at the final run. ...

Porsche Intelligent Performance in the dunes of Monterey
Porsche Intelligent Performance in the dunes of Monterey
Written By: Porsche AG

After clinching his second win of the season at the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the street course of Baltimore, Wolf Henzler now aims to continue his winning streak on one of America’s most demanding circuits...

American Le Mans Series Presented by Tequila Patron Helping Reduce Dependence on Petroleum
American Le Mans Series Presented by Tequila Patron Helping Reduce Dependence on Petroleum
Written By: American Le Mans Series

The American Le Mans Series reports it reduced its petroleum usage by nearly 50 percent in its most recent race. ...

Nitto Tire and Matt Powers Place Third at FormulaDRIFT Las Vegas
Nitto Tire and Matt Powers Place Third at FormulaDRIFT Las Vegas
Written By: Nitto Tire

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading developer of performance tires for racing and sponsored driver Matt Powers finished third, driving the Need for Speed Nitto Tire Nissan S14 at FormulaDRIFT Las Vegas...

Dunlop Sweeps LMP1 Podium in Baltimore
Dunlop Sweeps LMP1 Podium in Baltimore
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Dunlop-equipped cars take first, second and third during the American Le Mans Series’ inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 21/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 21/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 02-04 September 2011. ...

One-two-three result and lead of the standings for Audi
One-two-three result and lead of the standings for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

With his third victory of the season Martin Tomczyk recaptured the DTM lead for Audi at Brands Hatch (Great Britain). Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara completed an Audi one-two-three triumph ...

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Brands Hatch
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Brands Hatch
Written By: Volkswagen AG

A revival of the Formula 1 legends, numerous prominent spectators and enthusiastic fans – like last year, the Scirocco R-Cup offered top-caliber racing again at Brands Hatch....

Last European stop for the Audi R18 TDI
Last European stop for the Audi R18 TDI
Written By: AUDI AG

The 6-hour race at Silverstone (Great Britain) marks the beginning of the final sprint for Audi in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) - the racing series that will become the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012....

Porsche 911 GT3 R for customer sport now with even better drivability
Porsche 911 GT3 R for customer sport now with even better drivability
Written By: Porsche AG

Amongst racing customers all over the world, the Porsche 911 GT3 R is extremely popular for its forgiving handling and basic speed. And it is exactly in this direction that the improvements for the 2012 model year have been targeted...

BMW Team RLL Baltimore Grand Prix Preview
BMW Team RLL Baltimore Grand Prix Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

This Labor Day Weekend, GT class leading BMW Team RLL travels to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix for the second street race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season. ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2011
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2011
Written By: AUDI AG

With less than three weeks to go until the fifth race in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), Audi gave media representatives the opportunity to experience the excitement of the Silverstone track from the cockpit of a real race car....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 20/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 20/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 26-28 August 2011....

No fewer than 14 Fabia S2000s will line up at the start of the Czech Barum Rally Zlin
No fewer than 14 Fabia S2000s will line up at the start of the Czech Barum Rally Zlin
Written By: Skoda

No fewer than 14 Fabia S2000s will line up at the start of the Czech Barum Rally Zlin – round seven of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. ŠKODA’s home event is one of the best supported in the championship...

GEMBALLA racing to enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3s in the 2012 motorsport season.
GEMBALLA racing to enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3s in the 2012 motorsport season.
Written By: GEMBALLA GmbH & Co. KG

Setting yet another milestone in the year of its 30th Anniversary, GEMBALLA is proud to announce the debut of GEMBALLA racing. The new team will enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars in the 2012 motorsport season...

Double Podium Finish for BMW Team RLL at Road America
Double Podium Finish for BMW Team RLL at Road America
Written By: BMW Group USA

Although a third consecutive GT victory at Road America was not to be, BMW Team RLL ended today’s American Le Mans Series Road Race Showcase with a double podium finish....

Successful test run for Volkswagen at German WRC round
Successful test run for Volkswagen at German WRC round
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Successful home round for Volkswagen: The Volkswagen factory team finished the test run at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), by taking two podium places...

100th win for the Audi R8 LMS
100th win for the Audi R8 LMS
Written By: AUDI AG

Three weeks after winning the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Audi Sport customer racing has yet another milestone to announce in the company’s young customer racing program...

Video - Dunlop Reveals Recipe for a Winning Race Tire
Video - Dunlop Reveals Recipe for a Winning Race Tire
Written By: Dunlop Tires

Continuous testing and development are key ingredients to tiremaker’s ALMS success...

Porsche 911 the Reluctant Race Car
Porsche 911 the Reluctant Race Car
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

By the late 1950s it was obvious to Porsche that the Type 356, the company’s sole product line since its inception in 1948, needed to be updated, but replacing it, while necessary, was perilous...

A Lap of Watkins Glen International on Continental Tires  with Mark Wilkins
A Lap of Watkins Glen International on Continental Tires with Mark Wilkins
Written By: Continental USA

Mark Wilkins has scored a Rolex Sports Car Series win and a pole position at Watkins Glen International, both on the ultra-high speed 2.45-mile "short" course that the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 22/2011 Audi R8 LMS racing simulator to be revealed
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 22/2011 Audi R8 LMS racing simulator to be revealed
Written By: AUDI AG

World premiere in Cologne: The Audi R8 LMS racing simulator will be unveiled at the gamescom fair this Wednesday. It is designed to simulate the racetrack experience in simulation games such as Gran Turismo 5 ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 18/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 18/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 12-14 August 2011. ...

Yokohama Tire Corporation-Sponsored Off-Roader Cameron Steele Wins Lucas Oil Race
Yokohama Tire Corporation-Sponsored Off-Roader Cameron Steele Wins Lucas Oil Race
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation collected two first-place victories in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) event, August 7 at Glen Helen Raceway near San Bernardino, California. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 17/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 17/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 05-07 August 2011. ...

Audi driver Mattias Ekström commandingly wins at Nurburgring
Audi driver Mattias Ekström commandingly wins at Nurburgring
Written By: AUDI AG

In the duel against Mercedes-Benz Audi has raised the score of victories to 4-2. In front of 86,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) Mattias Ekström in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline ...

Lisowski extends overall lead with race victory, TV stars flight hot battle for GRIP crown
Lisowski extends overall lead with race victory, TV stars flight hot battle for GRIP crown
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Mateusz Lisowski is the winner of the sixth round of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at the Nürburgring. ...

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup most successful race car now suitable for wider range of motorsport
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup most successful race car now suitable for wider range of motorsport
Written By: Porsche AG

It is the most successful race car on earth: The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. With over 2,200 units sold, it is the undisputed number one amongst customer racing teams all over the world...

Debut of the McLaren GT at Spa advances the 12C GT3 Development Program
Debut of the McLaren GT at Spa advances the 12C GT3 Development Program
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The development program for the new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 saw McLaren GT enter three cars into the Total 24 Hours of Spa over 30-31 July 2011. ...

2013 WRC countdown begins Volkswagen Motorsport completes first rally event in Finland
2013 WRC countdown begins Volkswagen Motorsport completes first rally event in Finland
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The countdown starts – Volkswagen contests the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC from 2013. In the Neste Oil Rally Finland, the eighth of 13 World Championship rounds this year...

Audi R8 LMS wins the most important endurance race for GT cars
Audi R8 LMS wins the most important endurance race for GT cars
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi R8 LMS won the most important endurance race for GT cars ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi Sport Team WRT overcame the strongest competition during the 63rd running of the 24 hours of Spa ...

Trio of MP4-12C GT3 race cars to star for McLaren GT at total 24 hours of Spa
Trio of MP4-12C GT3 race cars to star for McLaren GT at total 24 hours of Spa
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren GT returns to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend for Total 24 Hours of Spa, following a successful race debut there in the British GT Championship early in July. The second race in the MP4-12C GT3’s development program will see ten experienced racing drivers pilot three cars in the ...

24h Spa: Two Audi R8 LMS in the top ten
24h Spa: Two Audi R8 LMS in the top ten
Written By: AUDI AG

Qualifying for the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) provided a foretaste of what the spectators could well expect on Saturday and Sunday: a fascinating exchange of blows between the world’s best GT3 sportscars in which the result is completely unpredictable....

BMW Team RLL Mosport Grand Prix Preview
BMW Team RLL Mosport Grand Prix Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

This weekend BMW Team RLL will bring its M3 GT win streak north of the border to the venerable Mosport International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Mosport. The only American Le Mans Series event in Canada...

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Attracts Famous Men and Machines
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Attracts Famous Men and Machines
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

For the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV taking place at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in October, it’s both the men and machines that are expected to draw one of the largest crowds in track history...

Video - Launch of the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car
Video - Launch of the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car
Written By: BMW Group

Just two weeks after the official roll-out of the new racing car for the 2012 DTM season, BMW presented the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car. Dr. Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for development...

Yokohama Tire Corporation 2011 Grassroots Program Rolls On
Yokohama Tire Corporation 2011 Grassroots Program Rolls On
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation has expanded its nationwide grassroots consumer programs in 2011 by participating in 18 car shows and car club events, including the upcoming Z1 Nationals...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 15/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 15/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 15-17 July 2011. ...

Audi wins race of marques 2011
Audi wins race of marques 2011
Written By: AUDI AG

Fireworks for Edoardo Mortara: In front of an outstanding crowd the Italian won the "race of marques” at the DTM debut in Munich’s Olympic Stadium ...

Audi banks on A5 for 2012 DTM
Audi banks on A5 for 2012 DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Model change in the DTM: From 2012 on, Audi will bank on the A5 in the most popular international touring car racing series. The coupe, which is internally named "R17," will replace the four-door A4 DTM ...

Riedle vs. Brehme - duel of the football world champions in Munich
Riedle vs. Brehme - duel of the football world champions in Munich
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Two football world champions in a single series: Andreas Brehme, who shot the crucial goal that won the 1990 championship title and striker legend Karl-Heinz ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2011 Bavarian Sport Award for Walter Röhrl
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2011 Bavarian Sport Award for Walter Röhrl
Written By: AUDI AG

Former Rally World Champion Walter Röhrl was distinguished for his life’s work in Munich on Sunday evening. Munich is also the venue for a DTM show event this coming weekend. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 14/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 14/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 08-10 July 2011. ...

Porsche at American Le Mans Series round 3 in Lime Rock 2011
Porsche at American Le Mans Series round 3 in Lime Rock 2011
Written By: Porsche AG

In the American Le Mans Series, the title defenders clinched their first podium result of the season at their third attempt. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Flying Lizard Motorsports...

Audi is ready for DTM debut in Munich
Audi is ready for DTM debut in Munich
Written By: AUDI AG

Show event instead of summer break. On July 16 and 17 racing fans can experience a highly special spectacle that has never existed like this before: At Munich’s Olympic stadium the DTM stars from Audi will compete against their rivals from Mercedes-Benz ...

ŠKODA Motorsport Andreas to Rally with volcanicity in the Azores
ŠKODA Motorsport Andreas to Rally with volcanicity in the Azores
Written By: Skoda

Rally Azores (14-16 July) offers a unique challenge to drivers, as the first gravel event in the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) takes place on the volcanic island of São Miguel. It’s the type of long and challenging event that Andreas Mikkelsen enjoys...

BMW Team RLL Brings ALMS GT Class Win Streak To Lime Rock Park
BMW Team RLL Brings ALMS GT Class Win Streak To Lime Rock Park
Written By: BMW Group USA

Following the annual pause in the American Le Mans Series season for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, BMW Team RLL returns to action at Lime Rock Park on July 9th for the Northeast Grand Prix....

Prodrive roll cage gives high levels of crash protection in new MINI Rally Car
Prodrive roll cage gives high levels of crash protection in new MINI Rally Car
Written By: Prodrive

A new approach to side-impact mitigation keeps driver and co-driver safer and gives more space despite move to smaller rally cars...

2011 British Grand Prix - Pirelli confirms initial tire compound choice
2011 British Grand Prix - Pirelli confirms initial tire compound choice
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Just like Pirelli’s home race in Monza, Silverstone is one of the iconic circuits on this year’s grand prix calendar, famed for its long straights and fast corners. This year, the British track has a slightly new look to it...

FALKEN shod 910bhp Suzuki sets new Pikes Peak course record
FALKEN shod 910bhp Suzuki sets new Pikes Peak course record
Written By: Falken Tire Europe

For the first time in the 89-year history of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb the “Race to the Clouds” course has been completed in under ten minutes. Record breaker Nobuhiro Tajima sped ...

Audi R18 TDI in third place at Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Imola 2011
Audi R18 TDI in third place at Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Imola 2011
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport Team Joest finished the round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) at Imola, Italy, in third and fourth place. Only three weeks after Audi’s victory at Le Mans Marcel Fässler and Timo Bernhard took third place in the #1 Audi R18 TDI ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 13/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 13/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 01-03 July 2011. ...

Tomczyk shines again in year-old Audi at 2011 Norisring DTM Race
Tomczyk shines again in year-old Audi at 2011 Norisring DTM Race
Written By: AUDI AG

The dream of achieving victory at its "home round" on the Norisring did not come true for Audi this year either. Still, the squad around Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich had good reasons to be happy with its performance at the fifth ...

Nilsson celebrates commanding first victory of the season in Mini-Monaco
Nilsson celebrates commanding first victory of the season in Mini-Monaco
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Engine sound instead of wedding bells: In the German Monaco at the Norisring 25 drivers delivered a captivating race in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. Ola Nilsson from Sweden was the first to cross the finish line after 22 laps ...

Rows one and two for Audi at Imola 2011
Rows one and two for Audi at Imola 2011
Written By: AUDI AG

A good starting base for the Le Mans revenge: Audi is starting into the 6-hour race at Imola, the fourth round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), from positions two and four. ...

Audi on second row at “home round” Norisring
Audi on second row at “home round” Norisring
Written By: AUDI AG

At Audi’s "home round" in the DTM at the Norisring, Mattias Ekström set the quickest qualifying lap (48.058 seconds). Nevertheless, the Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline had to settle for fourth place in the final shoot-out....

Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014
Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014
Written By: Porsche AG

Porsche returns to Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The first outing of the completely new developed race car is planned for the year 2014. With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans...

Wanted: Next rally star 2013 – Volkswagen to start talent assessment at Finland Rally
Wanted: Next rally star 2013 – Volkswagen to start talent assessment at Finland Rally
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The countdown is underway – in 2013 Volkswagen will start to contest the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. Until then a rally car with about 300 hp based on the Polo is being developed...

Brilliant Porsche triumph on the Nordschleife
Brilliant Porsche triumph on the Nordschleife
Written By: Porsche AG

It was one of the most exciting and dramatic 24 hour races at the Nürburgring. And it finished with a triumph for Porsche: In front of 220,000 spectators lining the legendary Nordschleife, Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany), Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas ...

Aston Martin pass ultimate Nurburgring durability test
Aston Martin pass ultimate Nurburgring durability test
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s three factory-backed entries in the 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race – including two new V12 Zagato concept cars – have overcome a series of challenges to all successfully ...

Success for Volkswagen´s Dakar hotshots, bad luck for Golf24 trio
Success for Volkswagen´s Dakar hotshots, bad luck for Golf24 trio
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen’s crew experienced an almost equal measure of success and disappointment at the 39th 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring. ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 15/2011: Audi R18 TDI runs at four locations
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 15/2011: Audi R18 TDI runs at four locations
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi fans can look forward to a spectacular weekend: while the DTM races at the Norisring, the Le Mans winning Audi R18 TDI will inspire fans at four locations....

24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring 2011 Four hours into the race: a successful start for Volkswagen
24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring 2011 Four hours into the race: a successful start for Volkswagen
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen has had a successful start in the 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring: in the early stages of the race, the three Golf24 cars gained a number of positions to put them in 16th ...

Video - MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance
Video - MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance
Written By: MINI USA

Born for the "Green Hell" adventure: The MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance. Racing car celebrates world premiere in 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife....

Volkswagen Golf24 ready for the Nürburgring green hell
Volkswagen Golf24 ready for the Nürburgring green hell
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The most spectacular Golf for the most extreme race: Volkswagen will contest the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring next weekend (23–26 June) with three 450-hp Golf24 cars....

Video - Aston Martin V12 Zagato ready for ultimate Nürburgring test
Video - Aston Martin V12 Zagato ready for ultimate Nürburgring test
Written By: Aston Martin

This week Aston Martin is putting the final touches to its race preparations in readiness for the toughest 24 hour race of them all – the annual ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours on 25 and 26 June where a brace of new Aston Martin V12 Zagatos will compete....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2011
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2011
Written By: AUDI AG

Le Mans winning car to be driven around the Audi plant at Ingolstadt...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 12/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 12/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 17-19 June 2011. ...

Audi also triumphs at the Lausitzring
Audi also triumphs at the Lausitzring
Written By: AUDI AG

By clinching his second consecutive victory Martin Tomczyk (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) has taken the lead in the overall classification of the DTM and secured the first Audi success at the Lausitzring since 2005...

33 Porsche tackle the long distance classic in the Eifel
33 Porsche tackle the long distance classic in the Eifel
Written By: Porsche AG

A strong contingent of Porsche teams takes up the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring. Like last year, Porsche AG as well as various customer teams field 33 vehicles featuring the characteristic six-cylinder boxer engine at the 39th running of the long distance classic ...

Motul on the mountain
Motul on the mountain
Written By: Motul USA

Riding on its recent victories at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 and GTE-Am classes, Motul, manufacturer of world class lubricants, now turns its attention to another historic and celebrated event – the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado...

Lloyd wins Scirocco R-Cup with captivating fight at Lausitzring , Waldmann is best Legend
Lloyd wins Scirocco R-Cup with captivating fight at Lausitzring , Waldmann is best Legend
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Daniel Lloyd is the brilliant winner of what has been the most captivating race of the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup season so far. ...

Facts about Audi’s tenth Le Mans victory
Facts about Audi’s tenth Le Mans victory
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi recorded its tenth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with ultra lightweight technology, an innovative V6 TDI engine and the first ever use of full LED headlights. The most important facts of a memorable race...

DTM comeback for Tom Kristensen
DTM comeback for Tom Kristensen
Written By: AUDI AG

Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen (43) will make a comeback in the DTM this coming weekend at the Lausitzring. The Dane replaces third in the standings Mike Rockenfeller (27) at the wheel of the E-POSTBRIEF Audi A4 DTM for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2011: Audi drivers at the Kieler Woche
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2011: Audi drivers at the Kieler Woche
Written By: AUDI AG

A race yacht instead of a race car: Audi sends its race drivers to a prominent sailing event. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and his team are celebrating a very special victory that represents a brilliant achievement. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 11/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 11/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 10-12 June 2011. ...

BMW Motorsport returns to the podium at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours
BMW Motorsport returns to the podium at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours
Written By: BMW Group USA

Twelve years after the BMW V12 LMR achieved its triumphant overall victory, BMW Motorsport is back on the podium at the Le Mans (FR) 24 Hours: In the hard-fought LM GTE class, Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Müller (DE) and Joey Hand (US) finished third in the no. 56 BMW M3 GT...

Four Porsche 911 GT3 RSR amongst the top eight at 2011 24 hours of Le Mans
Four Porsche 911 GT3 RSR amongst the top eight at 2011 24 hours of Le Mans
Written By: Porsche AG

Last year’s winners narrowly missed out on the podium at the 79th running of the long distance classic. After 24 hours, the Felbermayr-Proton team with Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) ...

Audi wins with ultra-lightweight technology at 2011 Le Mans
Audi wins with ultra-lightweight technology at 2011 Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

At one of the most thrilling and dramatic 24-hour races in Le Mans history Audi-ultra-lightweight technology has prevailed. At the fascinating thriller which kept 250,000 spectators at the race track and millions in front of their TV sets ...

The Audi e-tron Spyder at Le Mans 2011
The Audi e-tron Spyder at Le Mans 2011
Written By: AUDI AG

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi demonstrates just how dynamic the future of electric mobility will be. Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron Spyder concept car against the backdrop of Le Mans vers le futur...

BMW Motorsport claims GTE pole position and third on the grid in Le Mans 2011
BMW Motorsport claims GTE pole position and third on the grid in Le Mans 2011
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Motorsport secured excellent grid positions for the 24-hour race in Le Mans (FR). In the third qualifying session, Augusto Farfus (BR) set the fastest time in the LM GTE class, recording a 3:57.592 minutes lap in the no. 55 BMW M3 GT. ...

Lausitzring preview facts and figures on Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Lausitzring preview facts and figures on Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup will hold its fourth race of the season at the Lausitzring on 17/18 June. Below you will find information on the Legends entrants from the motorcycle scene, Bradl, Waldmann & company, plus facts, quotes and the schedule for the race weekend to be held on the outskirts o...

Škoda To Support Innovative Nicky Grist Quinton Stages As It Teams Up With Former Team Co-Driver
Škoda To Support Innovative Nicky Grist Quinton Stages As It Teams Up With Former Team Co-Driver
Written By: Skoda

It was six years ago that Nicky Grist navigated for Colin McRae in a Skoda Fabia WRC on Wales Rally GB, and for the first time since then, Škoda and Nicky are teaming up again – this time to support the Nicky Grist Quinton Stages on Saturday 9 July...

With Audi ultra on pole at Le Mans
With Audi ultra on pole at Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

The front row of the grid at the 79th edition of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans belongs to Audi. In one of the most thrilling qualifying events in recent years the new Audi R18 TDI ...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato readies for Nurburgring Challenge
Aston Martin V12 Zagato readies for Nurburgring Challenge
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s new V12 Zagato endurance race car concept will return to the Nürburgring this weekend for final preparations ahead of the 24-hour race hosted at the famous German circuit at the end of the month....

Audi offers unique live experience from Le Mans
Audi offers unique live experience from Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi offers motorsport fans the opportunity to watch the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend closer than ever before - on various channels on the internet....

2011 Canadian Grand Prix Pirelli’s PZero Red Supersoft back in action
2011 Canadian Grand Prix Pirelli’s PZero Red Supersoft back in action
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Pirelli’s new supersoft tire made a thrilling debut in Monaco and now the same two nominations return for the Canadian Grand Prix: the PZero Red supersoft tire and the harder PZero Yellow tire....

Aston Martin readying for Le Mans 2011
Aston Martin readying for Le Mans 2011
Written By: Aston Martin

In under a week, the Aston Martin Racing team will be putting the new ground-up developed AMR-One LMP1 prototype race car through its toughest test yet in front of a 250,000 strong crowd at the Le Mans 24 Hours on 11-12 June...

Strong contingent of Porsche customer teams with eight 911 GT3 RSR
Strong contingent of Porsche customer teams with eight 911 GT3 RSR
Written By: Porsche AG

Five teams, eight vehicles, 24 pilots: Porsche customer teams from Europe and the USA are particularly well represented at the 79th running of the long distance classic in Le Mans on 11/12 June. ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 12/2011 World Championship status for the sports prototypes
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 12/2011 World Championship status for the sports prototypes
Written By: AUDI AG

On Friday the FIA announced two new world championship categories of importance to Audi. And in Austria Audi attracted attention through the DTM at the Red Bull Ring, the R8 LMS at the Wörthersee lake...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 10/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 10/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 03-05 June 2011. ...

Martin Tomczyk makes Audi cheer
Martin Tomczyk makes Audi cheer
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi has raised the score in the duel with Mercedes-Benz in the 2011 DTM after clinching victories to 2-1. After Mike Rockenfeller at Zandvoort, Martin Tomczyk prevailed at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Lisowski wins turbulent race debut at Spielberg
Volkswagen Motorsport Lisowski wins turbulent race debut at Spielberg
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The Pole Mateusz Lisowski is the winner of a turbulent wet race in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Spielberg. At the second round of the season Lisowski won the spectacular one-make cup race, which included a safety car period...

Front row at Spielberg is firmly in Audi’s hands
Front row at Spielberg is firmly in Audi’s hands
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is regarded as Austria’s most successful premium brand - and on the DTM’s return to the newly opened Red Bull Ring at Spielberg the front row is firmly in Audi’s hands....

Audi is ready for the race of the year
Audi is ready for the race of the year
Written By: AUDI AG

Exactly 183 days after its world debut in Ingolstadt the new Audi R18 TDI is facing a truly serious challenge: When the starting lights at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours switch to green at 3 p.m. on June 11...

Porsche Motorsport around the world Newsletter 3 - 2011
Porsche Motorsport around the world Newsletter 3 - 2011
Written By: Porsche AG

With the further-developed Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, works drivers Marco Holzer, Richard Lietz and Patrick Long clinched the maiden win for a hybrid race car on the Nürburgring ...

Hannawald vs. Morgenstern at the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Hannawald vs. Morgenstern at the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Written By: Volkswagen AG

First the international qualifying match for the European Football Championship and then the race track – the perennial duel between Germany and Austria will be marked by two highlights this weekend. ...

Vettel claims Monaco victory after thrilling three-way fight
Vettel claims Monaco victory after thrilling three-way fight
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Tire strategy was at the forefront of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix, with a three-way fight between Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Jenson Button (McLaren), who were separated by less than a second with only 15 laps to go...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 11/2011 Graz amazed by Audi DTM appearance
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 11/2011 Graz amazed by Audi DTM appearance
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi advertises explosively for the next DTM race: an unbelievable race track like flair filled the Graz city center on Saturday. The brand hypnotizes its fans at many other circuits and in an ever increasing number of virtual places....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 09/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 09/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

News and information from all over the world, race weekend 27-29 May 2011. ...

Volkswagen R GmbH is sponsor of the 2011 Scirocco R-Cup in China
Volkswagen R GmbH is sponsor of the 2011 Scirocco R-Cup in China
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The successful one-make cup will be held in the 2011 season – for the first time under the Scirocco R-Cup name....

Pirelli PZero Red takes to the streets of Monaco
Pirelli PZero Red takes to the streets of Monaco
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Pirelli’s new PZero Red supersoft tires made their debut at the Monaco Grand Prix circuit today with two free practice sessions around the tight and twisty confines of the 3.340-kilometre circuit....

Audi connect also in Audi R18 TDI
Audi connect also in Audi R18 TDI
Written By: AUDI AG

the brand with the four rings bundles all applications and developments connecting today’s and future Audi models with the internet, the owner and the infrastructure under the term "Audi connect." Motorsport is also a pioneer in the area of connectivity solutions. ...

Green light for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the world’s fastest city traffic
Green light for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the world’s fastest city traffic
Written By: Porsche AG

They are the craziest days of the year. When the Grand Prix circus descends on Monaco, the Principality on the Cote d’Azur is turned upside down. ...

2011 Monaco Grand Prix Pirelli’s new supersoft to make its mark on the Principality
2011 Monaco Grand Prix Pirelli’s new supersoft to make its mark on the Principality
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Pirelli heads immediately from one of the quicker tracks seen on the calendar to the very slowest, but at the same time definitely the most glamorous: Monaco. The tight and twisty confines of the Principality are ideal territory for Pirelli’s PZero Red supersoft tire...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 10/2011 Audi A4 DTM drives through Graz
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 10/2011 Audi A4 DTM drives through Graz
Written By: AUDI AG

The most popular international touring car series appears in Graz one week before the DTM stages its great Austria comeback at the new Red Bull Ring at Spielberg between 3 and 5 June. Spectators can also see the Audi A4 DTM in action. ...

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 08/2011
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 08/2011
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagens News and information from all over the world, race weekend 20-22 May 2011...

2011 North American Ferrari Challenge Series Continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
2011 North American Ferrari Challenge Series Continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

The 2011 North American Ferrari Challenge Series continues with the second race of its 18th season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the legendary track set against the picturesque backdrop of the Monterey Peninsula, California....

Climatic wind tunnel helps Audi at Le Mans
Climatic wind tunnel helps Audi at Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

Premiere for Audi Sport: the Audi R18 TDI, with which Audi Sport Team Joest contests the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11/12, is the first Audi race car to be developed with the aid of the new climatic wind tunnel. ...

New Volkswagen Caddy Racer impressive debut
New Volkswagen Caddy Racer impressive debut
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The new Caddy Racer has made a strong start to the 2011 Volkswagen Racing Cup with a competitive first outing, coming away with 11th and 14th places in the two races at Snetterton over the weekend, 14-15 May...

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland round 2 in Zandvoort Netherlands
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland round 2 in Zandvoort Netherlands
Written By: Porsche AG

Round two of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in Zandvoort delivered everything that makes racing gripping: a clear winner, non-stop two-way fights – and a spirited charge through the field like no other. Jeroen Bleekemolen ...

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces First-Ever Contingency Program with NASA
BFGoodrich® Tires Announces First-Ever Contingency Program with NASA
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

BFGoodrich® Tires announced today an official contingency program in the growing National Auto Sport Association (NASA) road racing series, continuing its commitment to improving the motorsports experience. ...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 09/2011 Audi R8 LMS celebrates 75th victory
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 09/2011 Audi R8 LMS celebrates 75th victory
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi’s customers had plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend as victories were scored in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden. After just 25 months the "young" GT3 sports car can look back on a set of remarkable interim statistics....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 07/2011 News and information from all over the world
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 07/2011 News and information from all over the world
Written By: Volkswagen AG

In preparation for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring the spectacular Golf24 successfully passed a second test at a race. At the third round of the Endurance Championship Nürburgring Thomas Mutsch, Fredrik Ekblom and Franck Mailleux at the wheel of the 440-hp four-wheel ...

Audi recaptures Zandvoort
Audi recaptures Zandvoort
Written By: AUDI AG

A great motorsport weekend for Audi: A few hours after a 1-2-3-4 success of the Audi R8 LMS at the ADAC GT Masters at the Sachsenring Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller clinched the first victory ...

Formula 3 Euro Series at Zandvoort (NL) Two victories for Volkswagen drivers
Formula 3 Euro Series at Zandvoort (NL) Two victories for Volkswagen drivers
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Kimiya Sato and Marco Wittmann won rounds eight and nine of the season on the third race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Zandvoort. For each of the two drivers "powered by Volkswagen” it was the first victory of the year...

Audi on second row at Zandvoort
Audi on second row at Zandvoort
Written By: AUDI AG

By merely 77 thousandths of a second Mike Rockenfeller missed the front row in qualifying for the DTM race at Zandvoort (the Netherlands). The Le Mans winner will start into the race on Sunday ...

RS Academy to offer drive opportunities in race-winning Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia
RS Academy to offer drive opportunities in race-winning Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia
Written By: RS Academy

RS Academy, one of Europe’s most unique and exclusive track-driving car clubs, has taken delivery of only the second Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 to leave the factory...

Audi R18 TDI with efficient aerodynamics
Audi R18 TDI with efficient aerodynamics
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi contests the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans with a closed car for the first time since 1999. Aerodynamic efficiency was the focus of attentions during development of the new Audi R18 TDI ...

Audi customer racing: Know-how transfer between the race track and the road
Audi customer racing: Know-how transfer between the race track and the road
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi has been a successful participant in customer racing since 2009 with the R8 LMS. quattro GmbH builds the racing models at its motorsports factory in Heilbronn-Biberach. 35 units are currently being raced worldwide by customer and importer teams...

Six Škoda Fabia Super 2000s in total to appear at Corsica Rally
Six Škoda Fabia Super 2000s in total to appear at Corsica Rally
Written By: Skoda

In Mladá Boleslav, six Škoda Fabia Super 2000s in total are going to appear on the start line of the Corsica Rally (12-14 May, 2011), the third event of this year's IRC series. Besides Kopecký (Škoda Motorsport), Loix (Škoda Belgium) and Mikkelsen (Škoda UK) in factory cars...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 08/2011 : Honorary award for Audi racer Timo Bernhard
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 08/2011 : Honorary award for Audi racer Timo Bernhard
Written By: AUDI AG

Great honor for Audi racer Timo Bernhard: The 2010 Le Mans winner was asked to enter his name in the "Golden Book" of the city of Homburg/Saar....

Audi R18 TDI in third place on its debut
Audi R18 TDI in third place on its debut
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi Sport Team Joest experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotions on the new Audi R18 TDI’s race debut atSpa-Francorchamps (Belgium): After a perfect qualifying session and a great showing in the early phases of the race the three Audi R18 TDI cars occupied positions three, four and five....

Volkswagen to start competing the WRC with the Polo R WRC in 2013
Volkswagen to start competing the WRC with the Polo R WRC in 2013
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen’s entry into the most versatile of the four automobile world championships (World Rally Championship, WRC). In front of 200 journalists he unveiled the concept of the Polo R WRC, the car with which Volkswagen will compete from 2013 onwards, together with Luca de Meo, ...

Video - Audi R18 TDI clinches top three grid positions on its race debut
Video - Audi R18 TDI clinches top three grid positions on its race debut
Written By: AUDI AG

First race, first pole position: In qualifying for the 1000-kilometer race at Spa the new Audi R18 TDI has confirmed the strong impression it made two weeks ago during the test day at Le Mans. ...

Audi R18 TDI Advantage through LED technology
Audi R18 TDI Advantage through LED technology
Written By: AUDI AG

Always be at least one step ahead of the opposition - this is Audi’s motto. This is exactly how the Four Rings brand presented the Audi R18 TDI - the first Le Mans sports car featuring headlights comprising entirely of light emitting diodes. ...

McLaren GT unveils team and development program designed to put cusomers at the front of the grid
McLaren GT unveils team and development program designed to put cusomers at the front of the grid
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren GT, a new race car manufacturer which brings together the expertise of McLaren Racing, McLaren Automotive and CRS Racing, today unveiled its GT3 car and plans for a 2011 development program....

Mattias Ekström clinches podium for Audi
Mattias Ekström clinches podium for Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

58,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) at the Hockenheimring saw a thrilling DTM season opener and an impressive performance by Audi driver Mattias Ekström. ...

Video - 2011 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car
Video - 2011 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

The new C 63 AMG is being used as the Safety Car for the 2011 DTM season. Following the DTM presentation in Wiesbaden on 10 April 2011, the new Safety Car will make its debut on 1 May 2011 at the opening race of the German Touring Car Masters season ...

Unique TDI engine for the Audi R18 TDI
Unique TDI engine for the Audi R18 TDI
Written By: AUDI AG

The new Audi R18 TDI with which Audi targets its tenth victory in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11/12 is ready today with "tomorrow’s" technology. During development of the new LMP1 sports car ...

Successful dress rehearsal for Audi R18 TDI at Le Mans
Successful dress rehearsal for Audi R18 TDI at Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi R18 TDI had a successful first public appearance at Le Mans. 24,987 enthusiastic fans witnessed how Audi Sport Team Joest prepared for the 24 Hour race (on June 11/12) on Easter Sunday with all three cars and drivers. ...

Audi DTM season opener at Hockenheim: “May makes all things new ...”
Audi DTM season opener at Hockenheim: “May makes all things new ...”
Written By: AUDI AG

"Alles neu macht der Mai" ("May makes all things new"): The poem by Hermann Adam von Kamp that is part of German folklore perfectly fits the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring on the 1st of May ...

Audi relying on ultra lightweight technology for Le Mans
Audi relying on ultra lightweight technology for Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

Lightweight design expertise expressed visually: This is the principle under which Audi enters the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. The three Audi R18 TDI cars, which join the grid for the French endurance classic ...

JaguarRSR finishes sixth in their strongest race finish after running in second place
JaguarRSR finishes sixth in their strongest race finish after running in second place
Written By: Jaguar USA

JaguarRSR and their two XKR GT challengers took the green flag to kick off the second race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron season. ...

BMW Team RLL wins at 2011 Long Beach
BMW Team RLL wins at 2011 Long Beach
Written By: BMW Group USA

Joey Hand and Dirk Müller drove BMW Team RLL to the top of the GT class podium for a second consecutive time this season at today’s American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. ...

Lamborghini - Winning start for Eugenioa Amos and Cedric Leimer at Monza
Lamborghini - Winning start for Eugenioa Amos and Cedric Leimer at Monza
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Close racing, sensational debuts and a host of teams eager to do battle on track after the opening race weekend at Monza on 16-17 April 2011, confirms a highly competitive 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season....

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 05/2011: Audi R18 TDI live on Eurosport
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 05/2011: Audi R18 TDI live on Eurosport
Written By: AUDI AG

Good news comes from France for Audi and sportscar fans: The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and Eurosport announced that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will continue to be broadcast live to 2013 ...

Audi DTM countdown: Proven technology, new tires
Audi DTM countdown: Proven technology, new tires
Written By: AUDI AG

While Audi produced the fifth million A4 several days ago, the new season begins for its victorious brother in racing. At Hockenheim on May 1 the A4 DTM rolls to the grid with proven technology, but with new tires. ...

BMW Power On Top At Barber GRAND-AM
BMW Power On Top At Barber GRAND-AM
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW drivers dominated this past Saturday’s GRAND-AM event at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Alabama, taking three of four class wins in Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition....

Motorsport Newsletter 04/2011: Grand Audi appearance in Wiesbaden
Motorsport Newsletter 04/2011: Grand Audi appearance in Wiesbaden
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi showcased itself in the glorious sunshine in Wiesbaden at the DTM presentation on Sunday. In addition to the factory’s involvement in the DTM, the Audi privateer teams also made some big announcements...

Modified BMW Z4 GT3 completes successful test program
Modified BMW Z4 GT3 completes successful test program
Written By: BMW Group

The modified BMW Z4 GT3 has survived its baptism of fire: the GT customer sports car proved itself in a series of intensive tests in recent weeks. The goal of the latest modifications was primarily to improve aerodynamic efficiency ...

DTM countdown: Audi at full throttle in Wiesbaden
DTM countdown: Audi at full throttle in Wiesbaden
Written By: AUDI AG

Still another three weeks before the season starts and Europe’s most popular touring car race series introduces itself unusually early in Wiesbaden to the spectators. For the newly formed DTM driver squad it is the first common public appearance. ...

DTM stars at wheel of the Audi R8 LMS
DTM stars at wheel of the Audi R8 LMS
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi tackles the two 24-hour races at the Nürburgring (June 25/26) and at Spa-Francorchamps (July 30/31) with high-caliber driver teams. DTM stars Mattias Ekström, Mike Rockenfeller and Timo Scheider also join the grid for the two factory supported events with the Audi R8 LMS. ...

Audi splashes color in the DTM
Audi splashes color in the DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi revealed its car designs for the 2011 DTM to coincide with the official season presentation this coming Sunday in Wiesbaden. The fans can look forward to a colorful grid since the nine Audi A4 DTM compete in eight different basic colors from white to shining yellow. ...

General Tire announces the winner of the 2011 Miss Mint 400 competition - Keli Snyder
General Tire announces the winner of the 2011 Miss Mint 400 competition - Keli Snyder
Written By: General Tire

USC student and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing reporter Keli Snyder is named Miss Mint 400 for 2011. Snyder will receive $1,500 and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be titled Miss Mint 400. Previous Miss Mint 400 winners include Vanna White and Lynda Carter. ...

BMW Motorsport names Joey Hand to drive at the 24 Heures Du Mans
BMW Motorsport names Joey Hand to drive at the 24 Heures Du Mans
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW Motorsport announced today that Joey Hand will join teammates Dirk Müller and Andy Priaulx to drive the No. 56 BMW M3 GT at this year’s 24 Heures du Mans endurance race on June 11-12, round three of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). ...

Goodwood Forest Rally stage presented by Skoda
Goodwood Forest Rally stage presented by Skoda
Written By: Skoda

As part of Skoda Motorsport’s 110th anniversary celebrations in 2011, Skoda UK is proud to announce that it will be an official partner to the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 30-3 July) for the first time – and in doing so, have its biggest ever presence at the event....

Thrilling racing at Pirelli’s debut in Australia
Thrilling racing at Pirelli’s debut in Australia
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Pirelli’s first race of its three-year agreement to supply Formula One has provided close competition, two to three pit stops per car, and a total race time that was three minutes quicker than last year underlining the performance of the PZero tires....

Audi Motorsports Update - Mattias Ekström’s cast removed
Audi Motorsports Update - Mattias Ekström’s cast removed
Written By: AUDI AG

Mattias Ekström has some catching up to do physically, just as official dates for the start of the DTM season become the focus of attentions...

Pirelli and Vettel set fastest ever lap of Melbourne
Pirelli and Vettel set fastest ever lap of Melbourne
Written By: Pirelli Tire

With a lap time of 1m23.529s after his debut qualifying session on Pirelli PZero tires, Red Bull’s reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap that has ever been seen in the 15-year history of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne. ...

Audi tests next R18 evolution
Audi tests next R18 evolution
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi has put the next stage of its R18 project to the test: The latest version of its new diesel race car, which will appear in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was test-driven for the first time in the USA....

Audi DTM countdown: Martin Tomczyk – the chance for a new start
Audi DTM countdown: Martin Tomczyk – the chance for a new start
Written By: AUDI AG

Martin Tomczyk starts the 2011 DTM season in unusual surroundings: He competed for Abt Sportsline for ten years, now he races for Ernst Moser’s Audi Sport Team Phoenix for the first time. His team mate is Rahel Frey who steps up as newcomer into the DTM for the team from the Eifel region...

Pirelli shows its colors heading to Australia
Pirelli shows its colors heading to Australia
Written By: Pirelli Tire

Italian firm Pirelli, embarking on the first season of a three-year agreement to supply Formula One with tires, has revealed the colors that will be used to distinguish the six different types of tire that will be used throughout the season....

Accolade for Audi V10 TDI engine
Accolade for Audi V10 TDI engine
Written By: AUDI AG

An accolade for Audi Sport: After the V12 TDI engine of the Audi R10 TDI (in 2007), the V10 TDI engine of the Audi R15 TDI has been awarded the title of "Global Motorsport Race Engine of the Year" as well by an expert international panel of judges. ...

Audi R15 TDI on front row at “farewell”
Audi R15 TDI on front row at “farewell”
Written By: AUDI AG

30 degrees in the shade and 56 cars on mere six-kilometer long race track - the conditions for the season opener of the Le Mans Intercontinental Cup (ILMC) at Sebring (U.S. state of Florida) could hardly be more difficult. Audi is in a good shape for the classic U.S. endurance race with positions tw...

Audi DTM countdown: Rahel Frey - personable newcomer from Switzerland
Audi DTM countdown: Rahel Frey - personable newcomer from Switzerland
Written By: AUDI AG

Rahel Frey realizes a dream: The Swiss was welcomed into the Audi factory team and contests all rounds of the 2011 DTM with Audi Sport Team Phoenix. The 25-year-old racing driver competes in a touring car championship for the first time in her life....

BMW Team RLL ready to get 2011 season started in Sebring.
BMW Team RLL ready to get 2011 season started in Sebring.
Written By: BMW Group USA

Saturday, March 19th marks the start of the new campaign for BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL). BMW Team RLL will field two newly constructed BMW M3 GT cars in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) this season. ...

Porsche Takes on Nurburgring 24 with An Even More Efficient 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Porsche Takes on Nurburgring 24 with An Even More Efficient 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche AG will enter the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25, 2011, with a more advanced version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The priority for this latest edition was improvement of efficiency through the targeted optimization of hybrid components, which also resulted in a 20 percent weight red...

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 2011 Motorsports Program Gears Up
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 2011 Motorsports Program Gears Up
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Tire maker continues with teams in off-road and ALMS, plus “eco-racing’ in the GT3 Challenge and GTC series...

Video - New McLaren MP4-12C GT3 breaks cover to successfully complete first tests
Video - New McLaren MP4-12C GT3 breaks cover to successfully complete first tests
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The first McLaren MP4-12C GT3 to be built by McLaren GT - a new company that brings together the expertise of the McLaren Group and CRS Racing - has successfully undertaken its debut tests at the MIRA proving ground facility and Silverstone Circuit in England. ...

Toyo Tires® Announces 2011 Contingency Programs for Motorsports
Toyo Tires® Announces 2011 Contingency Programs for Motorsports
Written By: Toyo Tires USA Corp

True to the heritage of Toyo Tires®, the company announced today it will support motorsports competitors across the country through contingency programs. Amateur racers in a variety of disciplines such as autocross, Time Attack, road racing and desert off-road racing ...

New Skoda Rally Car Fabia R2
New Skoda Rally Car Fabia R2
Written By: Skoda

With the Fabia R2, Skoda is introducing a new rally car in the market, which is to be used in the rally category R2. The car was developed, extensively tested, and prepared to its use in rallies for almost two years...

Audi DTM countdown: Mike Rockenfeller – the only way is up
Audi DTM countdown: Mike Rockenfeller – the only way is up
Written By: AUDI AG

The 2011 motorsport season starts under new circumstances for Mike Rockenfeller. The 27-year old Audi factory driver moves to Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline and drives the latest evolution of the A4 DTM ("R14 plus") for the first time. ...

Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion IV to be Held in October
Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion IV to be Held in October
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

World's Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers Seeks New Frontiers, Makes First Ever West Coast Appearance...

APR Motorsport Wins the 200 Race at Homestead Miami Speedway
APR Motorsport Wins the 200 Race at Homestead Miami Speedway
Written By: APR LLC

Ryan Ellis came to APR Motorsport this year as a rookie driver in the CTSCC of GRAND-AM Road Racing with the hopes of a solid showing his first year out of the VW TDI Cup ladder series. Little did he realize he would take pole and win his first race, but then also win his second race a few weeks af...

FALKEN Motorsports announces 2011 Nurburgring schedule
FALKEN Motorsports announces 2011 Nurburgring schedule
Written By: Falken Tire Europe

The FALKEN Motorsports Team has confirmed that its 2011 campaign will comprise five racing events at the Nurburgring. Using the firm’s new "company car" – a Porsche 911 GT3 R, the team’s season will kick off at the beginning of April at the first of the VLN long distance races....

Audi DTM countdown: Mattias Ekström’s race against time
Audi DTM countdown: Mattias Ekström’s race against time
Written By: AUDI AG

One man is particularly happy that the new DTM season starts relatively late: Mattias Ekström (32). The Audi factory driver broke his left wrist in a sport accident in the middle of February. As a result a race against time began for the two-time DTM Champion, since the Swede aims to be sitting at t...

Aston Martin racing launches new AMR-One race car
Aston Martin racing launches new AMR-One race car
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing announces today its plans for the new season including the unveiling of a new ground-up developed LMP1 race car, the AMR-One, as well as confirming the driver line-up and planned race program....

 Spyker developing all new GT Racer 2012
Spyker developing all new GT Racer 2012
Written By: Spyker

Spyker Squadron, the factory racing division of luxury supercar manufacturer, Spyker, will focus its resources this year on the development of a next generation GT race car for 2012....

K-PAX Announces Drivers for 2011 World Challenge
K-PAX Announces Drivers for 2011 World Challenge
Written By: Volvo of North America

Randy Pobst, four-time World Challenge GT champion, and new teammate Alex Figge will each drive a K-PAX Volvo S60 in the 2011 World Challenge GT series, but they won't be the only drivers racing Volvos this year....

Mattias Ekström injured in sports accident
Mattias Ekström injured in sports accident
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström (32) has broken his left-hand wrist in a sports accident. The Swede must therefore cancel his participation at the beginning of March in the famous "Vasaloppet.” His rehabilitation program should be concluded in time to start the 2011 DTM season on May 1....

Volkswagen tees up crazy Golf for 2011 Nurburgring 24-hour
Volkswagen tees up crazy Golf for 2011 Nurburgring 24-hour
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen has announced that it is to return to the demanding Nürburgring 24-hour race in 2011 with an all-new challenger – the Golf24. Equipped with four-wheel drive and developing 440 PS, the dramatic racing version of Volkswagen’s best-selling model has already undergone initial testing ahead o...

Audi R8 LMS locks out first row at Bathurst
Audi R8 LMS locks out first row at Bathurst
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi starts on pole position into the 2011 motorsport season: Audi race experience Team Joest qualified its brace of Audi R8 LMS cars on the first row of the grid at the Bathurst 12 Hour race in Australia. The Australian driver trio Warren Luff/Craig Lowndes/Mark Eddy clinched first place ahead of t...

Lotus Cup: All For One And One For All!
Lotus Cup: All For One And One For All!
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Over the years, the Lotus Cup Race Series has developed into one of the most successful race series brands in the world, often with capacity grids of Elise, Exige, 2-Eleven and Europa race cars racing and jostling for position. ...

Successful test for the Audi R18
Successful test for the Audi R18
Written By: AUDI AG

Four and a half months before the Le Mans 24 Hours, preparations for the endurance classic are in full swing at Audi. Two new Audi R18 cars and one Audi R15 TDI were used in tests at Sebring (U.S. state of Florida)....

Continental Debuts New Tire for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series during 24 at Daytona Race
Continental Debuts New Tire for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series during 24 at Daytona Race
Written By: Continental USA

GRAND-AM 24 at Daytona race begins Continental Tire’s expanded commitment to GRAND-AM Road Racing as it becomes the official tire of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. The new official series status complements our previously announced in 2010 title sponsorship of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sp...

Continental releases dynamic new GRAND-AM commercial during the 24 at Daytona race
Continental releases dynamic new GRAND-AM commercial during the 24 at Daytona race
Written By: Continental USA

Continental, the Official Tire of GRAND-AM Road Racing, will air an exciting new commercial during SPEED’s live coverage of the much anticipated Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 27 through 30. ...

Video - Shaun White Teams with BFGoodrich Tires
Video - Shaun White Teams with BFGoodrich Tires
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

Professional Athlete Shaun White has accomplished much in his storied career in action sports – he’s a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, the most decorated athlete in Winter X Games history with 15 medals, a four-time medal winner at Summer X Games and a nine-time ESPY award winner. ...

Falken Motorsport selects Porsche 911 GT3 R for 2011 Nurburgring  24 hour assault
Falken Motorsport selects Porsche 911 GT3 R for 2011 Nurburgring 24 hour assault
Written By: Falken Tire Europe

Long time participant in the Nürburgring 24 Hour race, FALKEN Motorsport Team, has signaled its intent for this year’s event (June 25th-26th) with the decision to run a highly competitive GT3 R specification Porsche 911....

Audi confirms driver line-up for new Audi R18
Audi confirms driver line-up for new Audi R18
Written By: Audi of America

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich has managed to sign all nine drivers who mounted the podium after last year’s historical one-two-three Audi finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Le Mans in 2011. The drivers who compete for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) for Audi are also confir...

BFGoodrich Tires Named ‘Official Street Tire’ of SCCA, Presenting Partner of Multi-Event ‘Super Tour
BFGoodrich Tires Named ‘Official Street Tire’ of SCCA, Presenting Partner of Multi-Event ‘Super Tour
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

BFGoodrich® Tires takes the green flag as 2011 begins with a multi-faceted partnership with Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), the premier amateur racing organization in the U.S. With this partnership, BFGoodrich Tires is named the “Official Street Tire” of the SCCA and is presenting the prestigiou...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe to Pace 49th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona
BMW 1 Series M Coupe to Pace 49th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona
Written By: BMW Group USA

Only 20 days after its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe will appear at the Daytona International Speedway as official pace car alongside the legendary BMW M3 for the 49thRolex 24 at Daytona, January 28th-30th. The 1 Series M Coupe’s a...

 Lotus Motorsport and Jetalliance unite to create GTE challengers Lotus Jetalliance
Lotus Motorsport and Jetalliance unite to create GTE challengers Lotus Jetalliance
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Under the careful direction of Team Manager Jan Kalmar, the newly formed Lotus Jetalliance team will field two Lotus Evora GTE cars in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). The two Evora GTE race cars, currently being developed by Lead Designer Nicola Scimeca, will be put through their paces...

Toyo Tires gets you closer to the action of the 2011 Dakar
Toyo Tires gets you closer to the action of the 2011 Dakar
Written By: Toyo Tires USA Corp

It's time for the 2011 Dakar, the craziest, most dangerous off-road rally in the world. And once again, Toyo Tires is covering it all from the cab of an H3...

Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Revised for 2011
Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Revised for 2011
Written By: Aston Martin

The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car...

Audi extends motorsport commitment
Audi extends motorsport commitment
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a completely new LMP1 sports car development....

Group Lotus + Renault + Genii = Lotus Renault GP
Group Lotus + Renault + Genii = Lotus Renault GP
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Group Lotus plc and Genii Capital are pleased to announce a partnership which will see the Renault F1 Team renamed as ‘Lotus Renault GP’ from the start of the 2011...

25 Hours of Thunderhill Teams Choose Ultimate Grip and Performance with BFGoodrich® Tires
25 Hours of Thunderhill Teams Choose Ultimate Grip and Performance with BFGoodrich® Tires
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

Gas-electric hybrid technology. A battle of the B-cars. The ultimate test of engineering. A battle of production-based racing machine...

Audi presents GT4 concept
Audi presents GT4 concept
Written By: AUDI AG

On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai, Audi presented the concept of a GT4 car based on the Audi TT...

BMW Power Captures GRAND-AM Road Racing Titles
BMW Power Captures GRAND-AM Road Racing Titles
Written By: BMW Group USA

Ultimate Driving Machine® continues its role as a successful racing machine, sweeping the GRAND-AM Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Serie...

SCCA Competitors on BFGoodrich ® Tires Fight for Chance to Race 2010 SCORE Baja 1000
SCCA Competitors on BFGoodrich ® Tires Fight for Chance to Race 2010 SCORE Baja 1000
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

BFGoodrich Tires’ National Runoffs Champions to earn seats in Wide Open Excursion ‘Baja Challenge’ race car for 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000...

Video - New Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 race car and four Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 take on the Nürburgring
Video - New Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 race car and four Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 take on the Nürburgring
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

The new Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 makes its racing debut this weekend (28th-29th August 2010) in the hands of Lotus rookie driver Ollie Hancock....

Travis Pastrana sets fastest time in automobile up notorious Mt. Washington Auto Road
Travis Pastrana sets fastest time in automobile up notorious Mt. Washington Auto Road
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

Pastrana Ascends 6,288-Foot Peak Driving Subaru Rally Car Besting 100 Years of Previous Attempts...

Lamborghini at the Schloss Bensberg Classics – Stunning super sports cars from all eras
Lamborghini at the Schloss Bensberg Classics – Stunning super sports cars from all eras
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Lamborghini is gracing one of Europe’s best classic car events – the Bensberg Classics from September 10 to 12 - with an array of stunning super sports car...

Lamborghini Motorsports - Kox and Hayek Victorious in Hungary
Lamborghini Motorsports - Kox and Hayek Victorious in Hungary
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

In the searing Hungarian heat, Peter Kox and Marc A. Hayek returned to race-winning form at the penultimate 2010 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo ...

BFGoodrich Tires Bringing Total Domination Spirit to Inaugural RallyCar US Rallycross Championship
BFGoodrich Tires Bringing Total Domination Spirit to Inaugural RallyCar US Rallycross Championship
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

The heart pounding, high-flying, side-by-side action known as Rallycross is ready for its inaugural debut this coming weekend and BFGoodrich...

Lamborghini - Competition gets fierce in the Super Trofeo at Spa-Francorchamps
Lamborghini - Competition gets fierce in the Super Trofeo at Spa-Francorchamps
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

As the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo enters the second half of its season, the on-track battles have become even more intense...

MINI Driver Takes First Place in Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Challenge
MINI Driver Takes First Place in Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Challenge
Written By: MINI USA

RSR Motorsports Racing Team car No. 198 captured their first series win for both RSR and MINI, earning first place in the Street Tuner...

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Race in The USA and China
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Race in The USA and China
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche Announces 911 GT3 R Hybrid Racecar will run at the American Le Mans Series Finale Petit Le Mans October 2nd at Road Atlanta...

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Miller Motorsports Park Preview
BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Miller Motorsports Park Preview
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team makes its final trip west this season when it travels to Miller Motorsports Park...

Audi achieves record victory at Le Mans with new technology
Audi achieves record victory at Le Mans with new technology
Written By: Audi of America

For the ninth time Audi has won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and thus equalized Ferrari’s position in the roll of honor in the French endurance classic. ...

Video - 2010 Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC Race 2 : Zolder, Belgium
Video - 2010 Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC Race 2 : Zolder, Belgium
Written By: Maserati

Nicki Pastorelli won the two races at Zolder, Belgium, during the second round of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC...

Wyatt Gooden Wins Round Five of the Jetta TDI Cup Presented by the Cleveland Area Volkswagen Dealers
Wyatt Gooden Wins Round Five of the Jetta TDI Cup Presented by the Cleveland Area Volkswagen Dealers
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Ohio Native Earns First Jetta TDI Cup Victory in His Rookie Season...

Round Five of the Jetta TDI Cup Presented by the Cleveland Area Volkswagen Dealers
Round Five of the Jetta TDI Cup Presented by the Cleveland Area Volkswagen Dealers
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Action Underway at Mid-Ohio as Rookie Wyatt Gooden Leads Today's Practice Session...

Yokohama Adds Orange Oil-Infused Race Tires to Pikes Peak Electric Buggy
Yokohama Adds Orange Oil-Infused Race Tires to Pikes Peak Electric Buggy
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

EV buggy to tackle famous “Race to the Clouds” on ADVAN® ENV-R2™ slicks, the world’s only eco-friendly race tire which cuts petroleum use by 20 percent...

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces 2010 TeamBFG Members
BFGoodrich® Tires Announces 2010 TeamBFG Members
Written By: BFGoodrich Tires

BFGoodrich® Tires today announced the list of 27 charter members inducted into its exclusive TeamBFG program for 2010....

Video - The 17th BMW Art Car will race at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Video - The 17th BMW Art Car will race at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Written By: BMW Group USA

Le Mans. On June 12 at three in the afternoon the legendary the 24 Hours of Le Mans will officially begin. A highlight will surely be the participation of the Jeff Koons...

Audi R15 TDI attracts great interest
Audi R15 TDI attracts great interest
Written By: Audi of America

Audi Sport Team Joest has successfully taken the first formal hurdle at the 78th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours: all three Audi R15 TDI...

Audi Motorsports: A lap at Le Mans with the Audi drivers
Audi Motorsports: A lap at Le Mans with the Audi drivers
Written By: Audi of America

The 13.629-kilometer “Circuit des 24 Heures” is considered one of the world’s most fascinating race tracks on which no testing...

Volkswagen Motorsports -Thompson Leads Wire-To-Wire For Victory In Utah
Volkswagen Motorsports -Thompson Leads Wire-To-Wire For Victory In Utah
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Jake Thompson dominated this weekend's Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup event as he led every lap in today's race at Miller Motorsports Par...

Jaguar Marks its 75th Anniversary with a return to Le Mans
Jaguar Marks its 75th Anniversary with a return to Le Mans
Written By: Jaguar USA

Jaguar returns to the starting grid at Le Mans on June 12, as the stunning XKR GT2 sports car lines up alongside the world’s leading endurance racers ...

Video - World Premiere of Jeff Koons' BMW Art Car at the Centre Pompidou, Paris 2010
Video - World Premiere of Jeff Koons' BMW Art Car at the Centre Pompidou, Paris 2010
Written By: BMW Group USA

At the premiere of the 17th BMW Art Car Jeff Koons unveiled and signed his car in front of 300 international VIP guests on June 1...

It's Just Another Brick in the Wall at the world's biggest car race
It's Just Another Brick in the Wall at the world's biggest car race
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

So what do Takuma Sato, 1 yard of historic bricks still exposed at the start-finish line out of 3.2 million original bricks, and a bottle of milk have in common?...

Solid Second Place for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team at Laguna Seca
Solid Second Place for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team at Laguna Seca
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team fought to its third consecutive podium (four total for the season) ...

Aston Martin Triumps Over Adversity at the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race
Aston Martin Triumps Over Adversity at the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin triumphed over adversity in the closing hours of the 38th ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race in Germany...

Sierra Lendle Takes a Win From the Pole at  Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup New Jersey
Sierra Lendle Takes a Win From the Pole at Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup New Jersey
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Yesterday after qualifying, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup pole winner, Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle, said he'd done half the things he wanted to accomplish...

BMW Motorsport Parts Now Available in the United States
BMW Motorsport Parts Now Available in the United States
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America, LLC announced today that it will offer BMW Motorsport parts through four BMW Centers in the United States...

Hayek and Kox Claim Double Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo victories at Hockenheim
Hayek and Kox Claim Double Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo victories at Hockenheim
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Blancpain Reiter Engineering’s Marc A. Hayek and Peter Kox claimed two victories and a second-place finish at the first round of the 2010 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo ...

Video - 911 GT3 R Hybrid piloted by Formula 1 Nico Hülkenberg Makes Successful Nordschleife Debut
Video - 911 GT3 R Hybrid piloted by Formula 1 Nico Hülkenberg Makes Successful Nordschleife Debut
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has passed its most unusual task by now with flying colours in preparation for the Nurburgring 24...

Audi Motorsport Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 8
Audi Motorsport Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 8
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race ...

Audi puts the DTM on the iPhone
Audi puts the DTM on the iPhone
Written By: Audi of America

Right in time for the start of the new season Audi puts the DTM and all other racing series in which the brand with the four rings is active on the iPhone...

New Pennzoil Ultra™ Named as Official Lubricant of American Le Mans Series Top Endurance Racing Team
New Pennzoil Ultra™ Named as Official Lubricant of American Le Mans Series Top Endurance Racing Team
Written By: Pennzoil

Ferrari named the new Pennzoil Ultra motor oil with Hyper Cleansing Technology as the only motor oil approved and recommended for use in all Ferrari engines in the United States....

Auto Union Silver Arrows back on the starting grid in Monte Carlo
Auto Union Silver Arrows back on the starting grid in Monte Carlo
Written By: Audi of America

The hearts of fans of historic motor sport will beat faster on the first weekend in May. They may have the good fortune to witness the moment ...

Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 7
Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 7
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race...

APR Motorsport Driver Kevin Stadtlander Enters VIR 2nd in Continental Challenge Rookie of the Year
APR Motorsport Driver Kevin Stadtlander Enters VIR 2nd in Continental Challenge Rookie of the Year
Written By: APR LLC

After three rounds in the 2010 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Kevin Stadtlander, driver of the APR Motorsport VW DriverGear #181 GTI...

Third Podium in Second Race - BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team at 2010 Long Beach
Third Podium in Second Race - BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team at 2010 Long Beach
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GT Coupes finished 3rd and 5th in Saturday’s American Le Mans at Long Beach event....

GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Takes on Barber Motorsports Park
GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Takes on Barber Motorsports Park
Written By: Continental USA

Bob Michaelean has raced a little bit of everything in his long career, but his resume was missing something before Saturday -- a win...

Video - MINI E Racei Green power through the Green Hell
Video - MINI E Racei Green power through the Green Hell
Written By: BMW Group

Taking on the infamous Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit at race speed with an electrically powered car is an ambitious project...

Video - This Volvo S60 has a lot of potential
Video - This Volvo S60 has a lot of potential
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

The Volvo S60 entered in the Belgian Touring Car Series (BTCS) made its race debut this weekend on the Belgian track of Zolder...

Volvo Cars enters the all-new Volvo S60 in the Belgian Touring Car Series
Volvo Cars enters the all-new Volvo S60 in the Belgian Touring Car Series
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

Just weeks after the all-new Volvo S60 was introduced to the public, the latest Volvo model is also being unveiled in a racing version....

Lotus - Takuma will RUSH MORE for Indy victory!
Lotus - Takuma will RUSH MORE for Indy victory!
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

We're not bold enough to try and rebuild Mount Rushmore, but in the same way that legendary, former US presidents, such as...

Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 6
Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 6
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation...

BMW Group Classic sets up Motorsport division
BMW Group Classic sets up Motorsport division
Written By: BMW Group

BMW Group Classic is expanding its mission: from the beginning of this year the newly established Motorsport division is offering assistance ...

ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE TO CONTEST GRUELLING NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR RACE
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE TO CONTEST GRUELLING NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR RACE
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin will return to the starting grid of the legendary Nordschleife circuit for the fifth consecutive year at the 38th ADAC Nürburgring...

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 03/2010
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 03/2010
Written By: AUDI AG

GT3 Great Britain: The American-British United Autosports team managed a solid debut with the Audi R8 LMS....

Progressive design for the Audi R15 TDI
Progressive design for the Audi R15 TDI
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi wants to surprise the spectators at this year’s 24-hour race at Le Mans (France) with a progressive design: the Audi Design Team created a fresh outfit ...

Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 5
Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 5
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance...

Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car Race Track POV
Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car Race Track POV
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Get a track perspective view from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car as it rounds the Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France...

Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F 1 TM Safety Car in Action
Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F 1 TM Safety Car in Action
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has the best possible credentials for this demanding role in the top flight of motor racing: its 6.3-litre V8 engine has a peak output ...

Volkswagen Driver Gear and APR Motorsport Announce Partnership for 2010 Season
Volkswagen Driver Gear and APR Motorsport Announce Partnership for 2010 Season
Written By: APR LLC

APR Motorsport is proud to announce a marketing partnership with VW Driver Gear for the balance of the 2010 Continental Tire Challenge. ...

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Instructor Earns Second-Place Finish in Firestone Indy Lights Series Debut
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Instructor Earns Second-Place Finish in Firestone Indy Lights Series Debut
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

This past Sunday, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup chief driving instructor, Jan Heylen, earned a second-place result in his debut in the Indy Lights Series driving for Team E Racing...

Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 4
Audi Motorsports Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 4
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race ...

DTM countdown: strong new partners for Audi in the DTM
DTM countdown: strong new partners for Audi in the DTM
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi will start into the 2010 DTM season at the Hockenheimring on April 25 with strong new partners. This week, the Audi A4 DTM cars sporting their current colors ...

Volkswagen Jetta TDI® Cup Instructor to Make Debut in Firestone Indy Lights Series
Volkswagen Jetta TDI® Cup Instructor to Make Debut in Firestone Indy Lights Series
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

This Sunday, Volkswagen Jetta TDI® Cup chief driving instructor, Jan Heylen, will be hitting the streets of St. Petersburg in order to compete in the season-opening event ...

Video - The New Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 thoroughbred motorsport technology for the race track
Video - The New Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 thoroughbred motorsport technology for the race track
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race car design - that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer...

Podium for Aston Martin at Sebring
Podium for Aston Martin at Sebring
Written By: Aston Martin

The Aston Martin 007 was the fastest petrol car across the line, finishing third overall in the opening round of the American Le Mans Series: the 12 Hours of Sebring. ...

Hankook Tire Unveils 2010 Motorsports Contingency
Hankook Tire Unveils 2010 Motorsports Contingency
Written By: Hankook Tire America Corp

Hankook Tire is once again back in the business of supporting grassroots enthusiasts by rolling out the 2010 Motorsports Contingency Program...

Video - BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Scores Double Sebring Podium
Video - BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Scores Double Sebring Podium
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team proved JOY IS BMW with a double-podium class finish for the BMW M3 GT Coupes in yesterday’s 58th annual American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring...

Audi Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown - part 3
Audi Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown - part 3
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation by Audi Sport Team Joest. ...

Off and Running: GT3 Drivers Ecstatic with Yokohama’s 2nd Generation Eco Race Tire at Sebring
Off and Running: GT3 Drivers Ecstatic with Yokohama’s 2nd Generation Eco Race Tire at Sebring
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Months and months of testing paid off for Yokohama Tire Corporation as its second generation orange oil-infused eco race tires, the ADVAN® ENV-R2 ...

Yokohama Signs 2-Year Sponsorship Pact with IMSA
Yokohama Signs 2-Year Sponsorship Pact with IMSA
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Thanks to a new two-year sponsorship extension between Yokohama and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) that was announced today in Sebring, Florida...

Yokohama Debuts 2nd Generation Orange Oil Eco Race Tire
Yokohama Debuts 2nd Generation Orange Oil Eco Race Tire
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

A little more orange oil means a lot less petroleum, according to Yokohama Tire Corporation, which introduced its upgraded environmentally-sensitive ADVAN ® ENV-R2™ racing tire at a press conference today in Sebring, Florida...

Audi banks on efficiency at Le Mans
Audi banks on efficiency at Le Mans
Written By: Audi of America

Audi will fight for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 12/13 with an evolution of the R15 TDI diesel race sports car. An extensive testing program with the revised LMP1 vehicle has just begun in the United States...

Racing Drivers Earn Top Honors Behind the Wheel of a MINI
Racing Drivers Earn Top Honors Behind the Wheel of a MINI
Written By: MINI USA

MINI USA congratulates the RSR Motorsports racing team on their podium finish during the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports car Challenge held at Homestead Miami Speedway ...

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Launches 2010 Season at Sebring
BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Launches 2010 Season at Sebring
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team takes the green flag for the 2010 season of the American Le Mans Series at the 58th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on March 20th. The team has entered two BMW M3s, each competition-hardened from their inaugural year of racing....

Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG The most powerful Official F1™ Safety Car of all time
Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG The most powerful Official F1™ Safety Car of all time
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

When the new Formula-1 season gets underway in Manama/Bahrain (12-14 March 2010), it will mark the debut of the most spectacular and powerful Official F1™ Safety Car of all time...

Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 2
Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans countdown – part 2
Written By: Audi of America

In a weekly column Le-Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation by Audi Sport Team Joest...

Audi DTM countdown: starting into the new DTM season with six kilograms less
Audi DTM countdown: starting into the new DTM season with six kilograms less
Written By: Audi of America

Exactly 183 days will have passed between the 2009 DTM finale and the 2010 season opener at the Hockenheimring (April 24) – this equates to just about half a year...

Lotus Back in Indy!
Lotus Back in Indy!
Written By: Jason

Lotus and Cosworth have entered into a new technical and commercial partnership with established IndyCar competitors KV Racing Technology to run in the 2010 IndyCar Series....

Audi Motorsport Green light for evolution version of the Audi R8 LMS
Audi Motorsport Green light for evolution version of the Audi R8 LMS
Written By: AUDI AG

With the delivery of the first customer cars, Audi AG’S GT3 customer sport program has reached the next phase. By mid-April, 20 Audi R8 LMS vehicles will have been handed over to the teams that are planning to run the GT3...

Mark White of Accumoto joins former teammate Ian Baas to drive APR Motorsport
Mark White of Accumoto joins former teammate Ian Baas to drive APR Motorsport
Written By: APR LLC

Mark White of Accumoto joins former teammate Ian Baas to drive APR Motorsport’s Audi S4 at the upcoming Fresh From Florida 200 race in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. During one of the coldest weekends in Daytona history...

Audi 2010 DTM countdown: Playboy meets Glamour
Audi 2010 DTM countdown: Playboy meets Glamour
Written By: AUDI AG

Markus Winkelhock and Katherine Legge will be in for some completely new challenges in the 2010 DTM: for the first time, both of them will compete as team colleagues for Audi Sport Team Rosberg...

Audi's driver line-up for the 2010 DTM is complete
Audi's driver line-up for the 2010 DTM is complete
Written By: AUDI AG

Nine weeks before the 2010 DTM season starts, Audi’s driver line-up for the most popular international touring car racing series is complete. Since Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will fully concentrate on sports car racing in the Audi R15 TDI in 2010, the young Spaniard Miguel Molina will join...

Audi launches
Audi launches "race experience"
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi driving experience is expanding its portfolio by offering an opportunity that is unique in the world: effective immediately, Audi customers with sporting ambitions can book exclusive racing commitments with the Audi R8 LMS. Audi is making its Le Mans-winning team available for this purpose....

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Tires To Tackle 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Tires To Tackle 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Written By: Bridgestone Americas, Inc

The Bridgestone brand's extreme high performance tire will take on one of racing's toughest challenges when the Frost Engineering team bolts Potenza RE-11 tires onto its purpose-built #48 BMW GTR for the longest endurance race in the world...

Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI® Cup Champion Prepares for the Next Level
Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI® Cup Champion Prepares for the Next Level
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Timmy Megenbier, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI® Cup Champion, is preparing for the next stage of his motorsports career as he travels to Athletes' Performance in Phoenix, AZ for an intense, weeklong training session. Athletes' Performance – known as one of the top training programs in the world – wi...

Volkswagen Motorsport Announces Karting Scholarship Winner for 2010 Season of the Jetta TDI Cup
Volkswagen Motorsport Announces Karting Scholarship Winner for 2010 Season of the Jetta TDI Cup
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Volkswagen Motorsport is proud to announce Arie Ouimet of Plymouth, Massachusetts as their 2010 Karting Qualifier award winner. Ouimet competed against thirty karters for the top prize—a $45,000 scholarship towards the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup season....

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Unveils Livery for 2010 ALMS Season
BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Unveils Livery for 2010 ALMS Season
Written By: BMW Group USA

Today, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team began the 2010 American Le Mans season with a new livery on both BMW M3 racing cars, helping to tell BMW’s worldwide Story of Joy. The 2010 BMW M3 GT debuted at the traditional pre-season ALMS...

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car Stronger Wider Faster
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car Stronger Wider Faster
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Stronger, wider, faster – Porsche’s new 911 GT3 Cup car is the latest-edition of the world’s best-selling and most successful production-based race car of more than 1,400 units. It will be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show September 17-27, 2009, alongside the previously-announced 2010 911 Turbo...

Jaguar returns to iconic Le Mans
Jaguar returns to iconic Le Mans
Written By: Jaguar USA

The year 2010 marks 75 years of the Jaguar name on both road and race cars. As a continuation of this great heritage, Jaguar will return to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race. With seven wins between 1951 and 1990, Jaguar is the single most successful British make in the French ...

Volkswagen Announces the 2010 Jetta TDI® Cup Driver Lineup
Volkswagen Announces the 2010 Jetta TDI® Cup Driver Lineup
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce the names of the 25 drivers who will compete in the 2010 Jetta TDI® Cup. The Volkswagen-operated spec racing series, now entering its third season, will take the green flag on its SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned events beginning April 23 at Virginia Intern...

911 GT3 R Hybrid Celebrates World Debut in Geneva
911 GT3 R Hybrid Celebrates World Debut in Geneva
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first hybrid, the Lohner-Porsche, Porsche engineers are now expanding this visionary drive concept with a production-based GT race car: Over the past 45 years, Porsche 911 race cars have recorded more than 20,000 victories and on March 4, a Por...

BMW Posts 2010 GRAND-AM Contingency Program
BMW Posts 2010 GRAND-AM Contingency Program
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program with increased awards for competitors racing BMW cars and BMW-powered cars in the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. ...

New driver trio for the Audi R15 TDI
New driver trio for the Audi R15 TDI
Written By: Audi of America

Audi Sport leaves nothing to chance in its endeavor to bring the prestigious Le Mans trophy back to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Not only the technology of the Audi R15 TDI is being subjected to further development. The drivers’ line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) has been extended as well. ...

Eight of 10 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Races To Be Aired This Season
Eight of 10 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Races To Be Aired This Season
Written By: Continental USA

How do drivers and teams prepare to compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona? A television special highlighting that process and more will be aired leading up to the 48th edition of North America's premier endurance race. GRAND-AM: 24 Hours at Daytona, an hour-long special featuring everything from prepar...

Continental Announces Official Tire Status of Watkins Glen International Raceway
Continental Announces Official Tire Status of Watkins Glen International Raceway
Written By: Continental USA

Continental Tire will become the Official Tire of Watkins Glen International Raceway, (WGI). The Watkins Glen sponsorship is the third part of a strategy to aggressively advance Continental Tire within the U.S. market. The addition of this sponsorship also reaffirms the company's commitment to GR...

Continental Tire to be Title Sponsor and Official Tire of 2010 GRAND-AM Sports Car Challenge
Continental Tire to be Title Sponsor and Official Tire of 2010 GRAND-AM Sports Car Challenge
Written By: Continental USA

Continental Tire is proud to announce that it has been selected as the title sponsor and official tire of the GRAND-AM Sports Car Challenge Road Racing series in 2010. The series will be titled the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge f...

Continental Expands GRAND-AM Commitment Will Become Official Tire of Rolex Series
Continental Expands GRAND-AM Commitment Will Become Official Tire of Rolex Series
Written By: Continental USA

Continental is expanding its commitment to GRAND-AM Road Racing and will become the official tire of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, starting with the 2011 season. The new official series status complements the company’s previously announced title sponsorship of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire ...

Presentation of the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One team
Presentation of the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One team
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Today, the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher along with team management Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Norbert Haug were introduced to guests with a...

Volkswagen’s “Racing Under Green” Premieres in Primetime January 19
Volkswagen’s “Racing Under Green” Premieres in Primetime January 19
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

With a new year comes new beginnings for the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series, which is heading into its third season. Kicking off the year is the primetime premiere of the 2009 season documentary, “Racing Under Green” on Planet Green, January 19 at 9 pm ET. ...

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 2010 Motorsports Program Looks Like a Winner
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 2010 Motorsports Program Looks Like a Winner
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

In 2009, Yokohama Tire Corporation had many major motorsports successes, including repeat championships in off-road racing’s SCORE and SNORE series, and a season-long, strong run in ALMS. However, Yokohama’s most newsworthy motorsports accomplishment was to shatter the eco-racing barrier by introduc...

APR Motorsport Signs Mark White at the Roar Before the 24 to Co-Drive Audi S4
APR Motorsport Signs Mark White at the Roar Before the 24 to Co-Drive Audi S4
Written By: APR LLC

Mark White of Accumoto joins former teammate Ian Baas to drive APR Motorsport’s Audi S4 at the upcoming Fresh From Florida 200 race in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. During one of the coldest weekends in Daytona history, APR Motorsport tested their new GS Class Audi S4 with drivers ...

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