Month: December 2016

End of term

The 2016 Britcar Endurance Championship came to an end last month with a thrilling race that was reminiscent of Britcar’s glory days whilst also showing great potential for 2017. The Mosler MT900R of Spanish pairing Javier Morcillo and Manuel Cintrano fought a tremendous battle against the Audi R8 LMS GT3 of champions-elect Nigel Moore and Phil Hansen, but the seasoned campaigners at the NGMSport team took the victory barely half a second in front of the Audi. The result was enough for Moore and Hansen to clinch the championship just one point ahead of the Century Motorsport Ginetta G55...

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It all came down to the final race at Estoril. After five races on the continent the European Le Mans Series would see the 37-car field go at it once more. Thiriet by TDS Racing looked set to hold on to first place in the championship, going into the finale with a 14-point advantage over G-Drive Racing. In GTE the Ferrari 458 Italia of JMW Motorsport was 20 points ahead of Beechdean Aston Martin Racing. Finishing the race would pretty much seal the deal for the Ferrari squad. Things did not turn out great for either of the championship...

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Alex Fontana: “Single-seaters were leading me nowhere”

It’s been a rough year for Blancpain GT Series newcomer Alex Fontana. In none of the five Endurance Cup races he scored a single point, leaving potential, skill and speed unrewarded. Having left behind a career in single-seaters for a shot at GT racing this season, the Swiss of Greek descent, however, has no regrets. To the contrary: Despite a year of hardship, GT is the way to go. Fontana sees the writing on the wall as the end of 2015 approaches. Moving up to the GP2 Series is even more costly than the previous years in GP3 have...

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