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– Global public debut of the 720S GT3 to take place in the home of McLaren in the Middle East, at the Bahrain GT Festival, November 30 – December 1
– Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi confirmed as the maiden competitive outing for the first car designed and built by McLaren Automotive’s in-house motorsport department
– 720S GT3 test and development programme moves on to the Middle East Read More »

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– 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship to be decided at Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain
– Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) currently third in championship, just 7.5 points adrift of leaders
– WEC season finale gets underway this Saturday at 16:00 local time (13:00 GMT)

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British racer Jordan King has joined Dutch team MP Motorsport for the 2017 GP2 season – his third in the championship.


The 22-year-old, who achieved two race wins and three podiums in the 2016 season, joins the team on the back of its most successful GP2 campaign since entering the series in 2013. Read More »

audi-bahrain16c– Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis in Bahrain in front of Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer
– 107th sports car victory and Audi’s best result this season
– Emotional departure from the sports car scene with vice-championship title

Saying goodbye with a bang: Audi achieved an impressive one-two victory in the last race of its Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read More »

– Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team claims runner up position in teams’ championship, the ‘FIA Endurance Trophy for LM GTE Pro Teams’.
– Fourth and sixth place in season finale unrepresentative of true race performance of the team and the Ford GTford-bahrain16a Read More »

– Audi in grid position one for the sixth time in nine races
– New lap record in qualifying by Lucas di Grassi
– Audi R18 in rows one and two on the grid


Shining at the end: Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) achieved two personal bests and secured the best possible starting base for Audi at the last sports car event in the company’s history. Read More »

ford-pre-bahrain16c– #67 Ford GT just two points behind GTE Pro teams’ championship leaders

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team is in the Kingdom of Bahrain this week for the final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

After two wins in a row for the #67 Ford GT, the GTE Pro teams’ title is within reach, although the latest Balance of Performance changes will make it a challenging target. Read More »

– Audi to end its sports car program in Bahrain following 106 victories in 186 sports car races in 18 years
– Successful track record of technology transfer between race cars and production models
– Thanks go to FIA, WEC and ACO, and the strong competitors for a tremendous timeaudi-wec-farewell16d Read More »

Porsche Bahrain15bPorsche has concluded the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Bahrain by taking the sixth consecutive race win and the second title this year. For Mark Webber (AUS), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Timo Bernhard (DE) fifth place in the six-hour race was enough to win the Drivers’ World Championship. Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) took their long-awaited first race win this season with the second Porsche 919 Hybrid. Read More »

What an end to the season for Porsche in the Sports Car World Championship WEC (World Endurance Championship): On Saturday at the six-hour race in Bahrain, the Porsche 911 RSR driven by Frenchmen Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet not only scored the fourth GTE-Pro class win of the season – Porsche also netted three championship titles with the 470 hp winning racer from Weissach, which is based on the iconic 911 sports car.

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