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Bentley at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 12 July 2013– Bentley Speed 8, believed to be valued at £10million and raced by Tom Kristensen to secure the win in the 2003 24hrs of Le Mans at Race Retro
– Motor Sport hall of Fame Live display features £25million of motoring heritage
– John Surtees’ TS7 and TS14 amongst the DFV 50th anniversary display
– Jim Clark’s Lotus 33 R11 gets first public outing in over 40 years Read More »

ford-le-mans-announce17c– All four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs to return to Le Mans to defend 2016 class victory
– 23 year-old Brazilian Pipo Derani joins Ford’s strong driving squad
– Scott Dixon, Sébastien Bourdais and Billy Johnson re-join full season drivers for Le Mans campaign

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) today announced that the full squad of four Ford GTs will compete at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, one year on from the marque’s triumphant return to the endurance race that everyone wants to win. Read More »

– Insights from Le Mans winners Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Emanuele Pirro and Jürgen Barth plus many more
– Two-day programme of interviews, panel sessions and presentations
– Entry ticket includes HMI Conference Programme in Supagard Theatre
– Ickx to open HMI at noon on 23 February with the Conference Programme starting at 13:30
– Date confirmed for second Historic Motorsport International in 2018


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omologato-bell17bOmologato has teamed up with one of the most successful British racing drivers of all time, Derek Bell, to launch a stunning, limited-edition watch – the Derek Bell 500.

Celebrating Bell’s remarkable glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, this striking timepiece honours the Brit’s 1975 victory behind the wheel of the iconic Gulf Mirage GR8 – the first of his impressive five race wins.

With a leather strap featuring orange and light blue stitching and a light blue strip running through the 45.5mm face, the famous image of the GR8 is captured perfectly by the Derek Bell 500, which will be in stock from March 2017. 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 »

omologato-attwoodOmologato is proud to announce racing legend Richard Attwood as brand ambassador. The deal will see the much-revered racer represent Omologato at future motorsport events in the UK.

The announcement coincides with the recent release of a new chronograph from Omologato, inspired by the famed Porsche Salzburg 917 Attwood drove to victory alongside Hans Herrmann at Le Mans in 1970. Read More »

audi-new-strategy– New focus on electric race cars in FIA Formula E
– Audi CEO Stadler: “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power”
– DTM commitment unchanged, job guarantee for motorsport employees

Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series. Read More »

omologato-porsche-917aOmologato has honoured quite possibly the greatest and most iconic race car of all time, the Porsche Salzburg 917, with a stunning, limited-edition timepiece.

Inspired by the 917’s design and carrying the scintillating style of the car itself, Omologato’s watch gives buyers the chance to own a piece of motorsport history and pay homage to a truly remarkable machine.

First launched in 1969, Porsche Salzburg’s 917 was conceived to compete in the World Sportscar Championship after new rules allowed brands to produce 25 racers, rather than 50. Read More »

Ford Gamers16a– Five Gamers each race Ford GT in Forza Motorsport 6 for 48 hours 29 minutes to set a new Guinness World Records title for “Longest video marathon on a racing game”
– Surviving on power naps, sweets and energy drinks, the gamers set the record while racing around the simulated circuit used for the Le Mans 24 Hours, where the real-life Ford GT race car won earlier this year
– GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title presented on Microsoft stand at Gamescom, Europe’s biggest interactive games trade fair. Earlier this week, Ford released a video that shows drone pilots tackling course with a drifting Focus RS, smoking Mustang, and a robot Read More »

– William Medcalf Vintage Bentley has enjoyed a packed summer so far, with highlights on and off the track
– William and the team took the first works Bentley Le Mans car, Number 10, back to the famous race for the first time since 1925
– The team was welcomed back to London in glamorous style, with a party hosted at the oldest Bentley dealership in the UK – Jack Barclay Bentley in Mayfair
– William Medcalf Vintage Bentley-prepared cars also enjoyed success in the gruelling 8500 mile Peking to Paris event
– The 1000 Mile Trial saw class podium finishes for two of William’s cars
– The Pacey Hassan safety car took pride of place in the RAC club in London

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