French engine-builder Mecachrome has been confirmed as engine supplier for the new Ginetta LMP1 project. Ginetta had previously announced its plans in January to build an LMP1 car for 2018. Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry was impressed with the engine manufacturer’s experience, expertise and production facilities when he visited Mecachrome’s head office early in February.
The Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO) has announced the dates for the 2017 Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup. The 2017 Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup will be held over four rounds at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia on April 7-9. May 5-7, July 21-23 and August 18-20. Each round will consist of two sixty-minute […]
In planning for the season ahead, I compiled, for my own use, a spreadsheet showing dates and rounds of the championships and series that I will be reviewing. With such a packed schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, if my spreadsheet is of help to you in planning your viewing or listening, please feel […]
Photo Above Credit: gianmariabruni.it Porsche has confirmed that Gianmaria Bruni, one of the finest GT drivers of his generation, will join its works squad later in 2017. Bruni will start testing from June and contest races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the US from July onwards. The 35-year old Italian has a long […]
Photo Credit Above: CEFC Manor TRS Racing February has been a busy month for CEFC Manor TRS Racing as it announces new corporate alliances and also drivers for the forthcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season. Having previously announced that it will campaign two Gibson-powered ORECA 07s in the LMP2 class of the 2017 FIA World […]
Photo: Roger Jenkins Following the success of the inaugural ‘Road To Le Mans’ race for the LMP3 and GT3 classes in 2016, the Automobile Club de L’Ouest has announced that two races will be held during race week of the 2017 24 Heures du Mans. Entries will be increased to 46 from 42 and teams […]