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Daily Archives: December 1st, 2014

Porsche Webber14Porsche factory works driver Mark Webber spent the night in a local hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, after his accident in the six-hour race on Sunday. He sustained bruising and concussion. Mark is still under observation at the hospital with his team-mates and colleagues visiting him. He is set to return to the UK later this week.

On Monday morning Brazilian time he said: “I’m quite sore this morning, am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened. The team is looking into the details to find out more. Thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital, who did a great job and are looking after me very well.” Read More »

Steve Perez and the ‘Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer’ Lancia Stratos scored one of the best results to date for the fabulous car with eighth place overall on the Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November). Perez RAC14c Read More »

– Tom Kristensen celebrates widely recognised farewell with podium result
– Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer are runners-up in the championship
– Audi surrenders constructors’ title for the first time after two years as World Champions

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The Porsche Team has achieved its maiden win with the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in the final race of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship in São Paulo with the driving trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany). At the same time as the team achieved the biggest success of its debut season, it had its greatest shock when Mark Webber had a very heavy accident in the sister car with less than half an hour to go before the end of the six-hour race.

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Porsche Brazil14dA successful conclusion to the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Porsche Team Manthey: With a strong performance in the gripping six-hour race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the French Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet finished second in the fiercely competitive GTE-Pro class at the wheel of their Porsche 911 RSR. With this, the pair notched up another podium result with the 470 hp GT racer from Weissach to add to the two double victories at Silverstone and Shanghai. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, Porsche secured runner-up honours. Read More »

Bentley HTP• Bentley Team HTP to run five Continental GT3 cars in Europe
• Follows a successful year for HTP Motorsport and the Continental GT3
• Continental GT3 to race in Blancpain Sprint Series and ADAC GT Masters

Bentley Motorsport starts to build on the success of the Continental GT3’s debut season with the announcement of a new partnership with the successful HTP Motorsport team for 2015. Read More »

World RX14 ArgentinaPetter Solberg has ended his title-winning season in style by winning the closing round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in San Luis, Argentina.  Ford Olsbergs MSE won a three-way battle for the Teams’ Championship as team-mates Reinis Nitiss and Andreas Bakkerud finished second and sixth respectively.  RX Lites Cup winner Kevin Eriksson drove spectacularly on his Supercar debut to clinch third. Read More »