Jamie Klein

Jamie Klein

Jamie Klein is one of Motorsport.com’s Global News Editors, reporting primarily on the FIA World Endurance Championship, Super Formula and SUPER GT. He took his first steps into motorsport journalism in 2013 as a freelancer before joining Motorsport Network full-time in April 2015 as UK Editor. In 2016, he moved into a more wide-ranging role as he became a regular in the paddocks of the WEC and MotoGP. After a two-month trip to Japan in late 2018 gave him his first taste of reporting live on Super Formula and SUPER GT, he made the move to Tokyo permanently in October 2019, and covered every round of the country’s two top series in 2020. Away from motorsport, he is studying the Japanese language and can often be found relaxing in an ‘onsen’ (Japanese hot spring) or gorging on ramen, occasionally at the same time. He can be found on Twitter at @JamieKlein_.

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Bruni not expecting Porsche LMDh seat, could look elsewhere

Porsche GTE Pro ace Gianmaria Bruni doesn’t expect to be a part of the marque’s LMDh programme next year and is willing to look elsewhere to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.

ByKolles LMH a “better piece of engineering” than LMP1 car

ByKolles’ new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been described as a “much better piece of engineering” than its LMP1 predecessor by team stalwart Tom Dillmann.

SUPER GT cars could fight for Le Mans win, says Makowiecki

Ex-SUPER GT driver Frederic Makowiecki believes a GT500 car has the speed to fight for the overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Toyota: Door still open for Yamashita to return to WEC

Toyota says the door is open for Kenta Yamashita to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in future should the Japanese driver wish to do so.

Ogier drops out of Richard Mille WEC squad, Chatin steps in

The Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team has named Paul-Loup Chatin as Sebastien Ogier's replacement for the second half of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Ferrari WEC GT drivers prepare for Hypercar era with LMP2 test

Several members of Ferrari's GTE stable in the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers recently took part in a test with an Oreca LMP2 car with a view to preparing them for the forthcoming Hypercar era.

Westbrook sure Glickenhaus can still fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Razgatlioglu completes Yamaha MotoGP test at Aragon

World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu completed his first day of testing on a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Motorland Aragon on Tuesday.

Kobayashi: Le Mans organisers didn’t want Alpine LMP1 to win

Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi believes Le Mans 24 Hours organisers gave Alpine a last-minute Balance of Performance change because it did not want a grandfathered LMP1 car winning the race.

Miyata feels Sugo strategy should have yielded second

Ritomo Miyata believes he should have finished second in last weekend’s Sugo Super Formula race but was scuppered by a slow pitstop and the race reaching the time limit.

Nojiri feels ‘jinxed’ as losing streak from pole continues

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri admits he feels ‘jinxed’ after losing out on the win for a third race in succession at Sugo from pole position.

Fenestraz's first win in Super Formula "a long time coming" Sugo
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Fenestraz's first win in Super Formula "a long time coming"

Sacha Fenestraz has described his first win in Super Formula in Sunday's Sugo race as "a long time coming" after two troubled seasons in Japan's top single-seater category.

Sugo Super Formula: Fenestraz strategy pays off for first win

Kondo Racing driver Sacha Fenestraz claimed his first Super Formula race win in unusual circumstances at Sugo in a race that turned on strategy.

Le Mans winner Hirakawa explains dismal Sugo qualifying Sugo
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Le Mans winner Hirakawa explains dismal Sugo qualifying

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Ryo Hirakawa has explained his disappointing run to 16th in qualifying for this weekend's Sugo Super Formula round, his lowest grid slot in the series in almost two years.

Sugo Super Formula: Nojiri makes it four poles in a row

Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri made it four poles in a row as he beat Sacha Fenestraz to the top spot in qualifying for this weekend's fifth round of the season at Sugo.

Sugo modifies pit exit again after driver complaints

Sugo has modified its pit exit layout again ahead of this weekend's Super Formula race, following complaints from drivers last year.

Alpine poised for LMP2 return for 2023 WEC season

Alpine has dropped the firmest hint yet that it will return to the LMP2 class for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season before it returns to the top division the following year with an all-new LMDh contender.

Toyota says Le Mans distance record now “impossible” to beat

Toyota says that it has given up on trying to beat the distance record at the Le Mans 24 Hours because the use of slow zones has made such a feat “impossible”.

Riley Ferrari lacked "oomph" to fight works GTE Pro cars

Riley Motorsports' privateer Ferrari lacked the "oomph" needed to seriously threaten the six works cars competing in the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend, admits team owner Bill Riley.

Ogier may miss remainder of WEC season after Le Mans debut

Sebastien Ogier has revealed that he doesn’t plan to contest the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship season following his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

Keating gets 2019 DQ redemption with "special" Am win

Ben Keating says his GTE Am class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend feels like redemption for the 2019 victory he lost due to a post-race disqualification.

Porsche's Bruni admits luck determined last Le Mans GTE Pro fight

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Gianmaria Bruni admits luck played its part in deciding the outcome of this year's GTE Pro battle in the French endurance class after misfortune befell early class leader Corvette, Ferrari and the #92 Porsche.

Sims: Corvette losing last GTE Pro Le Mans win "hard to swallow"

Corvette Racing’s Alexander Sims admits that losing the last-ever victory in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans 24 Hours following an incident with an LMP2 car is “difficult to swallow”.

Toyota's Hirakawa 'didn't sleep for a week' amid Le Mans pressure

Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship rookie Ryo Hirakawa admits he didn't sleep properly for a week in the lead-up to his Le Mans 24 Hours victory with Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley.

Misfiring engine hurt Glickenhaus's chances at Le Mans

Olivier Pla has revealed that the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH was severely hindered by a misfiring engine in the Le Mans 24 Hours, limiting the squad’s ability to keep up with the leading Toyotas.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota takes fifth straight win as rivals falter

Toyota secured its fifth consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the #8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa came out on top in the 90th running of the La Sarthe classic.

Le Mans 24h, H20: Toyota closes on win, GTE Pro fight heats up

Toyota's #8 entry maintained a healthy lead heading into the final four hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours, while the battle for GTE Pro honours between Ferrari and Porsche heated up.

Corvette's Le Mans victory hopes destroyed in crash

Corvette Racing's hopes of scoring the final GTE Pro class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours were destroyed as Alexander Sims was side-swiped by an errant LMP2 car with just over six hours to go.

Rast on Turn 1 Le Mans clash: 'They all jumped the start'

Rene Rast has offered his version of the Turn 1 clash at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours, saying his LMP2 class rivals jumped the start while he obeyed the rules.

Alpine calls early Le Mans gremlins "incredibly frustrating"

Alpine has described the technical gremlins that have all but ended its Le Mans 24 Hours victory challenge as "incredibly frustrating".

United's Owen fumes after Turn 1 Le Mans contact with Rast

United Autosports LMP2 driver Will Owen has expressed his frustration with Rene Rast's 'aggressive' driving that led to their Turn 1 contact at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans 24h, H4: Toyotas run nose to tail as rivals hit trouble

Toyota led at the four-hour mark of the Le Mans 24 Hours with both of its cars running in close formation, as the Japanese marque's Hypercar class rivals, Alpine and Glickenhaus, hit trouble.

Le Mans 24h, H1: Toyota holds early lead, drama in LMP2

Toyota led the opening hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours as the LMP2 class got off to a dramatic start, with a three-way collision at the first corner shaking up the order.

Glickenhaus "on a par" with Toyota in race trim at Le Mans

Glickenhaus is confident it can match rivals Toyota and Alpine on race pace during during this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours after trailing them in qualifying. 

WEC explains motivation behind 'GT3 Premium' to replace GTE

FIA World Endurance Championship organisers have explained the motivation behind the introduction of 'GT3 Premium' cars with bespoke bodywork instead of regular GT3 machinery in the series in 2024.

Le Mans 24h: Drama for Glickenhaus, Corvette in warm-up

Glickenhaus Racing and Corvette Racing were among those to hit trouble in an eventful morning warm-up session ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

GTE Pro drivers prepare to bid farewell to "special" class

The GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be fondly remembered after it is dropped from the series at the end of 2022, say drivers who have been actively racing in the category for several years.

Remembering Lamborghini's ill-fated last stint at Le Mans

When Lamborghini produces its LMDh contender to contend for overall Le Mans 24 Hours honours in 2024, it will be hoping its efforts are more successful than when the famous Raging Bull logo was last seen on the grid.

Ferrari receives power boost in latest Le Mans BoP adjustment

Ferrari has been given back a small amount of the power it lost in another tweak to the GTE Pro Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Bird: Privateer Riley Ferrari can target Le Mans GTE Pro win

Sam Bird believes that there’s no reason the privateer Riley Motorsports squad can’t aim for GTE Pro victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours against the might of the factory teams.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota dominant in final practice

Toyota dominated the timesheets in final practice ahead of this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, going almost two seconds clear of the rest of the Hypercar field.

Le Mans 24h: Hartley beats Kobayashi in dramatic pole duel

Brendon Hartley secured a sixth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours pole position for Toyota in a dramatic Hyperpole qualifying session, leading a one-two for the marque ahead of Kamui Kobayashi.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota quickest in accident-strewn third practice

Toyota locked out the top two spots in an incident-packed third practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday afternoon.

Alpine gets power increase in revised Le Mans BoP

Alpine's grandfathered LMP1 car has been handed a power increase in a revised Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours issued ahead of Hyperpole qualifying on Thursday.

Ferrari the team to beat at Le Mans, says Corvette's Tandy

Nick Tandy feels Ferrari is the favourite for GTE Pro victory in the 90th running of Le Mans 24 Hours despite the strong form shown by his Corvette Racing team in the run-up to Hyperpole qualifying.

Rea says Lowes crew way of working "hard to understand"

Jonathan Rea has questioned why there is such a big difference in the set-up philosophies within the Kawasaki World Superbike garage, amid teammate Alex Lowes' struggles to match the established frontrunners.

Hypercars will decide future of LMP2 class in WEC, says Jarvis

United Autosports driver Oliver Jarvis feels the future of the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship hinges on just how fast the new breed of Le Mans Hypercars and LMDh cars capable of going.

Muller targeting outright Le Mans win - with or without Audi

Nico Muller says he is aiming to be in a position to target outright victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the coming years and is willing to look outside of Audi to achieve that goal.

Le Mans 24h: Glickenhaus fastest in second practice

Glickenhaus Racing led the way in second practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours as Romain Dumas outpaced the two Toyotas on Wednesday night.

Ferrari suffers power cut in latest Le Mans BoP change

Ferrari has suffered a power reduction in a revised GTE Pro Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours issued on Wednesday.

Porsche braced for "hard" Le Mans due to lack of BoP changes

Porsche drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Frederic Makowiecki fear that the German marque could be on for another tough Le Mans 24 Hours based on the Balance of Performance in the GTE Pro class.

Kubica, Deletraz targeting Le Mans “revenge” with Prema

Prema LMP2 pair Robert Kubica and Louis Deletraz are eyeing “revenge” for their heartbreaking last-lap defeat in the Le Mans 24 Hours last year.

Lamborghini team JLOC targeting Le Mans comeback in 2024

The JLOC team that made four appearances at the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT is targeting a return to the French endurance classic in two years.

Nissan has no qualms about #3 crew beating flagship #23 car Suzuka
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Nissan has no qualms about #3 crew beating flagship #23 car

Nissan has stated it has no qualms if its secondary SUPER GT crew of Katsumasa Chiyo and Mitsunori Takaboshi ends up surpassing its primary NISMO flagship car.

Haslam drops out of Misano World Superbike round

Leon Haslam will miss this weekend's Misano round of the World Superbike championship owing to his Suzuka 8 Hours commitments for Kawasaki.

Toyota eyes liquid hydrogen move after second Fuji 24h finish

Toyota has revealed ambitions to switch to liquid hydrogen for its developmental Corolla racer after securing another finish with the car in its second outing in the Fuji 24 Hours last weekend.

Ogier feels he's "not a contender" for Le Mans LMP2 win

Rallying legend Sebastien Ogier admits his Richard Mille Racing team is realistically "not a contender for victory" in the LMP2 class on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

Porsche has "score to settle" in last Le Mans GTE Pro outing

Porsche says it has a "score to settle" on what it has confirmed will be its final outing in the GTE Pro class of the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend.

Alpine's Lapierre hopeful of closer Le Mans battle with Toyota

Alpine driver Nicolas Lapierre is hopeful that the French marque can provide a sterner challenge for Toyota in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours than it was able to offer in 2021.

Ex-Yamaha rider van Beveren joins Honda for Dakar 2023

Adrien van Beveren will contest the 2023 edition of the Dakar Rally with Honda following the end of Yamaha's factory rally-raid programme.