Month: June 2017

The scavenger, Pt.II

It seems like only yesterday when the Bentley Continental GT3 rocketed onto the GT scene and nearly won the Blancpain GT Endurance championship in its maiden year. In the seasons after, Bentley failed to equal the success of that year, never winning an endurance race again. Last time out at Paul Ricard, however, the Brits relived old times as the now three-year-old Continental drove around stranded cars in the attrition-filled 1000 kilometres to come out on top. Photos by Pedro...

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The scavenger

They call it the big beast, and it’s easy to see why: Twin Turbo V8, colossal chassis size and one beautiful noise. As the night settled in the South of France, the bright LED headlights on the number 8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3 burned their way through the dark, leading the car to victory. With Maxime Soulet at the wheel, the big beefy Continental thundered out of the final corner and took the win while co-drivers Andy Soucek and Vincent Abril celebrated in the garage. The moon and the stars of the night sky a nice contrast from...

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Leap of faith

Imagine it, and it will be so. Georg Weiss took a leap of faith last winter when he left Porsche and went with Ferrari, taking long-time co-drivers Oliver Kainz and Jochen Krumbach with him. Not since 2011 was Ferrari triumphant at the Nordschleife when Farnbacher Racing took Ferrari’s sole VLN victory. The lure of the Italian machines, however, was too big for Weiss to resist. He followed his heart and left Manthey Racing to team up with Rinaldi Racing, bringing Ferrari back to the top class in VLN. Georg Weiss imagined it, and in the 59. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup...

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Steven Richards: “There are so many challenges in running a team”

Steven Richards is absolutely no stranger to motorsport. In terms of disciplines, he has certainly been around. Richards has started 446 races over his life with over 57 podium finishes to his name. To add to his outstanding résumé, the New Zealander has also won four Bathurst 1000s and the 2014 Australian Porsche Carrera Cup series. Richards is currently competing in the Australian GT Championship in his Laser Plumbing BMW M6 GT3, so we sat down with him to get his thoughts and opinions on a few things. “The season so far has shown signs of promise,” says Richards....

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