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Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya have accomplished many great things during their racing career.

Castroneves is a three-time Indy 500 champion, 30-time IndyCar race winner and is a previous winner of Motul Petit Le Mans. Montoya owns two Indy 500 winner’s rings, an IndyCar championship, victories in Formula 1 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

But the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be a new experience for both, as full-time sports car racers for Acura Team Penske. Castroneves will share one Acura ARX-05 DPi with 2017 WeatherTech Championship Prototype champion Ricky Taylor, while Montoya will co-drive the team’s other car with 2016 champ Dane Cameron.

All four drivers were busy testing...


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Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

05 : 29 PM - 15/11/2017

Manama, Nov. 15 (BNA): The stage is set for engines roaring Thursday as racing flags off in the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

The meeting marks the ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It is also the series’ only stop in the entire region, making for a most unique event in the heart of the desert.

Thursday’s racing will take place behind closed doors. Fans will be able to enjoy all the hot competition on Friday and Saturday from 9am onwards.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s action, BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa commented: "We at BIC are delighted to welcome back the entire WEC family for another exciting edition of the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

"This is one of the most spectacular events on our racing calendar and it is a great pleasure to be...


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Read more: Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Photo: Porsche

***Both Porsche 919 Hybrids are sporting special graphics in this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in the final race for the German manufacturer’s LMP1 program. The names of more than 500 supporters, from team mechanics to sponsors and catering staff, are adorned on the red stripes, with the shark fin displaying “919 Tribute” instead of the traditional Porsche.

***Porsche is using the hashtag #919Tribute to help share the story of the program’s success, which delivered three consecutive World Championships and victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “At the moment, we’re trying to put all these emotions aside, because we know we still have a race to do and we want to win it,” team principal Andreas Seidl told Sportscar365. ”

***The Porsche LMP1 team, along with its factory GT counterparts, took part in a traditional end-of-season photoshoot Wednesday afternoon (pictured...


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Read more: Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Photo: Porsche

***Both Porsche 919 Hybrids are sporting special graphics in this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in the final race for the German manufacturer’s LMP1 program. The names of more than 500 supporters, from team mechanics to sponsors and catering staff, are adorned on the red stripes, with the shark fin displaying “919 Tribute” instead of the traditional Porsche.

***Porsche is using the hashtag #919Tribute to help share the story of the program’s success, which delivered three consecutive World Championships and victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “At the moment, we’re trying to put all these emotions aside, because we know we still have a race to do and we want to win it,” team principal Andreas Seidl told Sportscar365. ”

***The Porsche LMP1 team, along with its factory GT counterparts, took part in a traditional end-of-season photoshoot Wednesday afternoon (pictured...


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Read more: Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

Photo: Richard Prince

V8 Racing will be the first European customer of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, the Dutch team announced on Thursday.

The European GT4 and International GT Open regular will enter a pair of Camaro GT4.Rs in the GT4 European Series next season as the first team outside of the U.S. to run the car.

Stevenson Motorsports and Blackdog Speed Shop ran the car in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge, respectively, this year, with both teams claiming race wins in the car’s first season.

GM has said it is looking to sell the SRO GT4-homologated car in Europe and V8 Racing is the first customer to announce its program with the Pratt & Miller-built car, which it will take delivery of before the end of the year.

“We have a long and successful relationship with Pratt & Miller and we couldn’t be happier that we are the first to bring...


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Read more: First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

Photo: Richard Prince

V8 Racing will be the first European customer of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, the Dutch team announced on Thursday.

The European GT4 and International GT Open regular will enter a pair of Camaro GT4.Rs in the GT4 European Series next season as the first team outside of the U.S. to run the car.

Stevenson Motorsports and Blackdog Speed Shop ran the car in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge, respectively, this year, with both teams claiming race wins in the car’s first season.

GM has said it is looking to sell the SRO GT4-homologated car in Europe and V8 Racing is the first customer to announce its program with the Pratt & Miller-built car, which it will take delivery of before the end of the year.

“We have a long and successful relationship with Pratt & Miller and we couldn’t be happier that we are the first to bring...


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Read more: First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series

2017-11-16 19:37:06

http://www.racer.com/international/item/145766-two-gt4-camaros-confirmed-for-european-gt4-series

Date:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

RACER Staff

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Former European GT4 and International GT Open stalwarts V8 Racing will return to European GT4 competition in 2018 with a pair of new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs, marking a renewal of its long-time relationship with the GM concern.

The Dutch team will take delivery of both Pratt & Miller-built Camaros before Christmas as it gears up for an assault on the 2018 GT4 European Series.

"We've already signed up one extremely strong line-up and are closing in on a competitive duo for the second car as well, so things are looking good for our comeback", said team owner Rick Abresch.

The 2018 season will mark V8 Racing's return to international competition after successfully...


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Read more: Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series

2017-11-16 19:37:06

http://www.racer.com/international/item/145766-two-gt4-camaros-confirmed-for-european-gt4-series

Date:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

RACER Staff

image


Former European GT4 and International GT Open stalwarts V8 Racing will return to European GT4 competition in 2018 with a pair of new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs, marking a renewal of its long-time relationship with the GM concern.

The Dutch team will take delivery of both Pratt & Miller-built Camaros before Christmas as it gears up for an assault on the 2018 GT4 European Series.

"We've already signed up one extremely strong line-up and are closing in on a competitive duo for the second car as well, so things are looking good for our comeback", said team owner Rick Abresch.

The 2018 season will mark V8 Racing's return to international competition after successfully...


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Read more: Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Bahrain News Agency | Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

05 : 29 PM - 15/11/2017

Manama, Nov. 15 (BNA): The stage is set for engines roaring Thursday as racing flags off in the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

The meeting marks the ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It is also the series’ only stop in the entire region, making for a most unique event in the heart of the desert.

Thursday’s racing will take place behind closed doors. Fans will be able to enjoy all the hot competition on Friday and Saturday from 9am onwards.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s action, BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa commented: "We at BIC are delighted to welcome back the entire WEC family for another exciting edition of the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

"This is one of the most spectacular events on our racing calendar and it is a great pleasure to be...


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Read more: Bahrain News Agency | Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

Results: 24H Series at Circuit of the Americas - The Drive - The Drive

The Creventic 24H Series takes on COTA for the first time with gentleman drivers and professionals aplenty.

© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved

The Creventic Series took on its inaugural competition at COTA this past weekend, filling the Austin, Texas track with long-stint endurance racing that spanned 24 hours of competition. Divided into three days, the unique running layout provided both day and night action for the loaded field of professional Le Mans pilots and team-owning gentleman drivers. Hosting seven classes and 41 teams, the packed race weekend flew the series' flag over the American circuit for the first time and brought in competitors from North America, Europe, and more.

© Rip Shaub. All Rights reserved

Herberth Motorsport notched the overall win in Creventic's top A6-Pro class with its Porsche 911 GT3 R. The German crew piloted the No. 911 car for 608 laps,...


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Read more: Results: 24H Series at Circuit of the Americas - The Drive - The Drive

Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Photo: Porsche

***Both Porsche 919 Hybrids are sporting special graphics in this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in the final race for the German manufacturer’s LMP1 program. The names of more than 500 supporters, from team mechanics to sponsors and catering staff, are adorned on the red stripes, with the shark fin displaying “919 Tribute” instead of the traditional Porsche.

***Porsche is using the hashtag #919Tribute to help share the story of the program’s success, which delivered three consecutive World Championships and victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “At the moment, we’re trying to put all these emotions aside, because we know we still have a race to do and we want to win it,” team principal Andreas Seidl told Sportscar365. ”

***The Porsche LMP1 team, along with its factory GT counterparts, took part in a traditional end-of-season photoshoot Wednesday afternoon (pictured...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

Photo: Richard Prince

V8 Racing will be the first European customer of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, the Dutch team announced on Thursday.

The European GT4 and International GT Open regular will enter a pair of Camaro GT4.Rs in the GT4 European Series next season as the first team outside of the U.S. to run the car.

Stevenson Motorsports and Blackdog Speed Shop ran the car in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge, respectively, this year, with both teams claiming race wins in the car’s first season.

GM has said it is looking to sell the SRO GT4-homologated car in Europe and V8 Racing is the first customer to announce its program with the Pratt & Miller-built car, which it will take delivery of before the end of the year.

“We have a long and successful relationship with Pratt & Miller and we couldn’t be happier that we are the first to bring...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed - Sportscar365

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series

2017-11-16 19:37:06

http://www.racer.com/international/item/145766-two-gt4-camaros-confirmed-for-european-gt4-series

Date:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

RACER Staff

image


Former European GT4 and International GT Open stalwarts V8 Racing will return to European GT4 competition in 2018 with a pair of new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs, marking a renewal of its long-time relationship with the GM concern.

The Dutch team will take delivery of both Pratt & Miller-built Camaros before Christmas as it gears up for an assault on the 2018 GT4 European Series.

"We've already signed up one extremely strong line-up and are closing in on a competitive duo for the second car as well, so things are looking good for our comeback", said team owner Rick Abresch.

The 2018 season will mark V8 Racing's return to international competition after successfully...


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Read more: Two GT4.R Camaros confirmed for European GT4 Series - Racer

Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Supercars has confirmed that the category is set to switch to a new version of its 2016-spec Dunlop control rubber for the 2018 season.

The category moved to a new-spec control tyre for the 2017 season, with a flatter tread area and squarer sidewalls.

But while the tyre has proven fast, there have been some reliability issues – to the point where a spate of failures at the Phillip Island round led to the category reverting to the 2016-spec tyre for the other high-load rounds, namely Bathurst and Pukekohe.

It's likely that an upgraded version of that 2016-spec tyre construction will be used full-time next season for both the softer and prime compounds, Supercars confirming as much on its official website.

“Dunlop continues to be an outstanding Supercars partner and has played a big part in making the championship as close as it’s ever been,” said series CEO James...


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Read more: Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Photo: Porsche

***Both Porsche 919 Hybrids are sporting special graphics in this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in the final race for the German manufacturer’s LMP1 program. The names of more than 500 supporters, from team mechanics to sponsors and catering staff, are adorned on the red stripes, with the shark fin displaying “919 Tribute” instead of the traditional Porsche.

***Porsche is using the hashtag #919Tribute to help share the story of the program’s success, which delivered three consecutive World Championships and victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “At the moment, we’re trying to put all these emotions aside, because we know we still have a race to do and we want to win it,” team principal Andreas Seidl told Sportscar365. ”

***The Porsche LMP1 team, along with its factory GT counterparts, took part in a traditional end-of-season photoshoot Wednesday afternoon (pictured...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Bahrain Wednesday Notebook - Sportscar365

Calderón to make Formula V8 3.5 debut in Bahrain Finale - Formula ... - The Checkered Flag

Tatiana Calderón will race RP Motorsport’s third car in the season finale of the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship this weekend in Bahrain.

The 24-year-old, a development driver for the Sauber F1 Team, will make her series debut at the Bahrain International Circuit, joining Roy Nissany and Yu Kanamaru in an expanded line-up for the final two races of the season.

“I’m very much looking forward to competing in Bahrain in the Formula V8 3.5 World Series,” said Calderón, who’s primary campaign in 2017 has been the GP3 Series with DAMS.

“It’s a great car to drive and Bahrain is one of my favourite tracks; it went well when I raced there in MRF two years ago, and I also raced with RP in F3.

“It will be my first race with a pit stop, which will be interesting, and the Michelin tyre is also quite a bit different to the Pirelli rubber I am used to in GP3. There will be a lot of things...


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Read more: Calderón to make Formula V8 3.5 debut in Bahrain Finale - Formula ... - The Checkered Flag

Calderón to make Formula V8 3.5 debut in Bahrain Finale - Formula ... - The Checkered Flag

Tatiana Calderón will race RP Motorsport’s third car in the season finale of the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship this weekend in Bahrain.

The 24-year-old, a development driver for the Sauber F1 Team, will make her series debut at the Bahrain International Circuit, joining Roy Nissany and Yu Kanamaru in an expanded line-up for the final two races of the season.

“I’m very much looking forward to competing in Bahrain in the Formula V8 3.5 World Series,” said Calderón, who’s primary campaign in 2017 has been the GP3 Series with DAMS.

“It’s a great car to drive and Bahrain is one of my favourite tracks; it went well when I raced there in MRF two years ago, and I also raced with RP in F3.

“It will be my first race with a pit stop, which will be interesting, and the Michelin tyre is also quite a bit different to the Pirelli rubber I am used to in GP3. There will be a lot of things...


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Read more: Calderón to make Formula V8 3.5 debut in Bahrain Finale - Formula ... - The Checkered Flag

Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Supercars has confirmed that the category is set to switch to a new version of its 2016-spec Dunlop control rubber for the 2018 season.

The category moved to a new-spec control tyre for the 2017 season, with a flatter tread area and squarer sidewalls.

But while the tyre has proven fast, there have been some reliability issues – to the point where a spate of failures at the Phillip Island round led to the category reverting to the 2016-spec tyre for the other high-load rounds, namely Bathurst and Pukekohe.

It's likely that an upgraded version of that 2016-spec tyre construction will be used full-time next season for both the softer and prime compounds, Supercars confirming as much on its official website.

“Dunlop continues to be an outstanding Supercars partner and has played a big part in making the championship as close as it’s ever been,” said series CEO James...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Supercars has confirmed that the category is set to switch to a new version of its 2016-spec Dunlop control rubber for the 2018 season.

The category moved to a new-spec control tyre for the 2017 season, with a flatter tread area and squarer sidewalls.

But while the tyre has proven fast, there have been some reliability issues – to the point where a spate of failures at the Phillip Island round led to the category reverting to the 2016-spec tyre for the other high-load rounds, namely Bathurst and Pukekohe.

It's likely that an upgraded version of that 2016-spec tyre construction will be used full-time next season for both the softer and prime compounds, Supercars confirming as much on its official website.

“Dunlop continues to be an outstanding Supercars partner and has played a big part in making the championship as close as it’s ever been,” said series CEO James...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Supercars confirms tyre spec change for 2018 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Bahrain News Agency | Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

05 : 29 PM - 15/11/2017

Manama, Nov. 15 (BNA): The stage is set for engines roaring Thursday as racing flags off in the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

The meeting marks the ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It is also the series’ only stop in the entire region, making for a most unique event in the heart of the desert.

Thursday’s racing will take place behind closed doors. Fans will be able to enjoy all the hot competition on Friday and Saturday from 9am onwards.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s action, BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa commented: "We at BIC are delighted to welcome back the entire WEC family for another exciting edition of the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

"This is one of the most spectacular events on our racing calendar and it is a great pleasure to be...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Bahrain News Agency | Racing to kick off at BIC - Bahrain News Agency

 

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