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Toyota's Yamashita doesn't fear '21-style points drought

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota team has conquered its race pace issues from last year, believes Kenta Yamashita.

Glickenhaus warns IMSA not to block customer entries for 2023

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

Lamborghini to enter WEC and IMSA in 2024 with new LMDh

Lamborghini will join the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 with a new LMDh prototype. 

McLaren penalty hands BMW a 1-2 in IMSA GTD at Mid-Ohio

The Inception Racing McLaren has been penalized after crossing the line first in the GT Daytona class in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio.

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R'Qs Mercedes to miss Suzuka SUPER GT race after Fuji crash

The R'Qs Motor Sports Mercedes team is set to miss this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka following Hisashi Wada's huge crash at Fuji Speedway.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: WTR heads Acura 1-2, Inception McLaren wins GTD

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque clinched victory for Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio, while Inception Racing’s McLaren passed two BMWs late in the race to clinch GTD honors.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais takes pole in Ganassi Cadillac

Sebastien Bourdais took pole position for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais fastest in second practice for Ganassi

Sebastien Bourdais produced the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Albuquerque fastest in opening practice

Filipe Albuquerque produced the fastest time in the first practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio in an Acura 1-2.

The prototype that Porsche hopes will become its latest legend

Porsche is well advanced in its return to the top level of sportscar racing in the new LMDh category. Its as-yet-unnamed car has been piling up the miles before its scheduled debut next year, with victories at Le Mans and Daytona the stated target.

Ex-F1 and BMW aces entered in legends race at Nurburgring 24

BMW will stage a special 30-minute race prior to the Nurburgring 24 Hours later this month for 12 drivers over the age of 50, including 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jochen Mass.

Matsushita hopes Suzuka can be "turning point" for Real Racing

Honda SUPER GT driver Nobuharu Matsushita hopes this month's Suzuka race can mark a "turning point" for the beleaguered Real Racing team after a subdued start to the season.

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour session times and preview

International GT racing returns to Mount Panorama this weekend with the first running of the Bathurst 12 Hour since early 2020.

SUPER GT wants to reduce GT300-rules cars' cornering speed

SUPER GT chairman Masaaki Bandoh has suggested that the cornering speeds of GT300-spec cars will be pegged back as part of the series’ Balance of Performance system in the future.

First SUPER GT win for Nissan Z feels imminent, says Quintarelli

A first SUPER GT victory for Nissan's all-new Z GT500 contender feels imminent after a strong showing last week at Fuji Speedway, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push Prime

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push

Have you heard the one about two British guys driving for a Japanese manufacturer in America’s top sportscar series? Time to sit down and talk with Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat about racing across the pond… and your accent being mistaken for Australian!

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022 Prime

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022

Ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of its new 9X8 Hypercar, Peugeot revealed that it would not be entering this year's Le Mans 24 Hours with its incoming machinery. Although development restrictions for homologated cars are partially responsible, the French marque can draw on its own lessons from its history in sportscars

Why the GTP name undermines convergence between IMSA and WEC Prime

Why the GTP name undermines convergence between IMSA and WEC

OPINION: The adoption by IMSA of the GTP name for its forthcoming LMDh versus Le Mans Hypercar era in 2023 appeals to fans of nostalgia - but it undermines the commonality achieved by bringing its rulebook into line with the WEC. GTP or Hypercar, both sides should settle on a single name

Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing Prime

Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing

Few disciplines of motorsport offer better possibilities to build a colossus of the track than sportscars. For Autosport's recent Monsters of Motorsport special issue, we picked out some of the finest (and not so fine) that have graced sportscar classics including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring