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mclaren-october16aThe McLaren 650S GT3 continues to enjoy a strong season, claiming silverware across the world. The latest results saw Factory Driver Côme Ledogar secure race victory and a further podium in Monza, Italy with customer team Garage 59 during the penultimate round of the International GT Open championship. Fellow Factory Driver Rob Bell was also confirmed as runner-up in the Blancpain GT Series Driver Championship after the final round of the fiercely-contested Endurance and Sprint combined calendar. Read More »

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intgtopen16-42A familiar venue but a new event for us as we took in the International GT Open weekend. With a mixture of open wheel, prototypes and closed top GT cars across 4 separate categories, each with multiple races, our attention was always going to be drawn to the GT series. In the first race it was Craig Dolby & Tomas Enge who took their Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 to victory, in the sunshine of Saturday afternoon. The overcast conditions of Sunday, added to the revised handicap system based upon race 1, saw Salih Yoluc & Euan Hankey take a comfortable win in their Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Whilst the fields may have been small, the racing across all the classes was good to watch. Read More »

McLaren May16aMcLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro Parente scored a double top-10 finish at the wheel of the K-PAX Racing 650S GT3 this weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The results keep the Portuguese driver in the battle for the championship as the season now heads to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. In Europe, fellow Factory Driver Côme Ledogar secured pole position and a podium on his championship debut as the 650S GT3 enjoyed more success at the second round of the 2016 International GT Open at Spa Francorchamps with customer team Garage 59. Read More »

McLaren GT Factory Drivers Rob Bell, Côme Ledogar, Shane van Gisbergen and Alvaro Parente claimed victories in Europe and North America as the 650S GT3 enjoyed a strong weekend. The race-focused version of Super Series model secured a dramatic win at the opening round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Monza, Italy, a double podium in the Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park in the USA and pole position and a win at the first weekend of the International GT Open championship in Estoril, Portugal.

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McLaren Barcelona15aThe McLaren 650S GT3 claimed its first championship over the weekend in Barcelona as McLaren GT customer team Teo Martin Motorsports secured the International GT Open Championship title, and also saw the first victory for the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme. A hard-fought double podium finish for factory driver Alvaro Parente and teammate Miguel Ramos secured the championship, while Young Driver Andrew Watson took overall victory in the weekend’s opening sprint race alongside Fernando Monje. A third 650S GT3, entered by customer team Peter Kox Racing also secured fastest lap of the race to reinforce the dominant display. Read More »

McLaren GT Young Driver BMcLaren GT Young Driver Andrew Watson is set to make a return to the highly competitive International GT Open Series for the season finale at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona this weekend, 31 October-1 November. Watson will be joined by Spaniard Fernando Monje, who has amassed a wealth of experience in his European career, winning titles including the European Touring Car Championship, and brings local track knowledge to the #59 650S GT3. Read More »

McLaren Spa Sep15aAn incident filled race weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium saw McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente and teammate Miguel Ramos extend the lead of the International GT Open championship with a double podium finish for customer team Teo Martin Motorsport. Changeable conditions midway through the first race caught out the team’s sister car, driven by fellow McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell and McLaren GT Young Driver Andrew Watson, but the pairing showed strong pace throughout the weekend, securing pole position and a solid top five finish in the second race. Read More »

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