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Daily Archives: February 1st, 2013

The new MSA British Rally Championship allows manufacturers and motorsport teams to submit currently available cars for eligibility using its new passport system. But there are also dozens of cars that are still homologated and therefore still eligible to compete in Britain’s premier rally championship.

The Fédération Internationale d’Automobile (FIA) produces a list of homologated vehicles which is updated regularly. It also produces a list of vehicles which have run out of FIA homologation, but which are still eligible for national championships for four more years. Read More »

– Porsche entry for 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, and World Endurance Championship, is confirmed
– Two new ‘Type 991’ versions of the Porsche 911 RSR make their debut, run by factory team
– Further entries confirmed for customer teams IMSA Performance Matmut and Felbermayr Proton, which will race the 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997)
– Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey lines up to race a Porsche at Le MansNight time at Le Mans Read More »

Audi WEC 2013 announce– World Championship winning trio will race for Audi for the fourth consecutive year
– Two other teams with young and established drivers
– Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at Le Mans and at Spa
– Scotsman McNish to contest full FIA World Endurance Championship
– Jarvis races hybrid-diesel at Spa and Le Mans

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. Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing at the Spa 6 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013. At each of the six other WEC rounds, Audi will be fielding two hybrid sports cars. Read More »

McLaren 50 - CourageThe first of three specially commissioned short films goes live today, depicting the McLaren brand in a way never seen before as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Instead of focusing on the high-tech, high-octane world of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, or even the Group’s new Automotive division and its groundbreaking 12C and McLaren P1™, the short film sheds light on McLaren’s very human back-story – namely that of Bruce McLaren, who founded his racing team five decades ago. Read More »