Did you catch the Le Mans 24 hours Rebellion Race

LE MANS 24 HOURS

Sports Car racing has become a very popular sport all over the world now, it can be difficult to attend them all….

The official Test Day for the 84th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours was a productive one as the Swiss team’s Rebellion R-One AER cars set the fastest LMP1 Privateer times, and secured 7th and 8th fastest lap times overall.

<https://sportscarracingnews.com/2016/06/06/positive-le-mans-24-hours-test-day-for-rebellion-racing/

Blancpain GT Sprint Series at Misano/Italy

Blancpain GT Sprint Series

Looks like a lot of Sports Car racing going on this Saturday, probably much of it on TV…

The start of the Blancpain GT Sprint Serie at Misano/Italy did not really go according to the plans and wishes of Grasser Racing Team.

Already in the qualifying race on Saturday Mirko Bortolotti had to retire at the second lap of his stint due to technical problems.

<https://sportscarracingnews.com/2016/04/12/from-misano-to-oschersleben-new-race-new-chance-for-grasser-racing/

Long Beach Sports Car Grand Prix

sports car grand prix

If you are not able to attend this sports car race, it will be televised……

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today released a 25-car entry list for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 16, Round 3 of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – See more at:

http://www.imsa.com/articles/bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix-long-beach-features-25-cars

China’s Electric super-car soon to be in production

chinese super car

These electric cars, at best, are good for short term utility use, fast, but low on mileage….

Depicted in these supposedly leaked images, BAIC’s forthcoming electric supercar is slated to take on rivals from the likes of Faraday Future, Rimac, andKoenigsegg. It’s anticipated to be about the same size as aFerrari 488 GTB, albeit slightly wider and taller. But the real difference will be in the powertrain, precise details of which remain a secret at the moment.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/04/baic-ev-supercar-china-report/

Go-kart racing on the ocean

cruise race track

Nothing like a challenge while on the high seas – but just staying on the track….

You can do a lot of things on a cruise ship nowadays. Ice skating, surfing, and rock climbing have set sail alongside the usual cruise ship activities of eating, drinking, tanning, and catching norovirus. But Norwegian Cruise Line is adding something that caught our attention – go-kart racing.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/07/go-kart-track-cruise-ship-norwegian-joy/

Race photos Goodwood Members Meeting March 2016

Ford GT40 Mk1 race

Held in West Sussex, England, March 19-20, 2016 – trophy named in honour of a former British owner….

Similar to 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Goodwood Members Meeting, with Senior Photographer Tim Scott offering images from the Alan Mann Trophy race for pre-1966 Ford GT40 Mk1 models. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-2016-ford-gt40-race-photos/

Is age a factor in sports car racing – guess again

formula 5000

These gents have some interesting bragging rights, they could write some interesting books….

Both drivers boast glittering racing careers. Smith, now in his 58th consecutive year of motorsport, is a three-times winner both of the New Zealand Grand Prix and Lady Wigram Trophy, as well as being a two-times winner of the New Zealand Motor Cup.

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/historic-motor-sport/lifelong-racing-rivals-to-clash-at-phillip-island

Be sure to gear up for the 2016 Monaco Sotheby’s auction in May

1951-Ferrari-340

Monaco, land of beautiful people, sports car racing and an opportunity to buy the car of your dreams, collect your bags….

A headline offering at RM’s 2016 Monaco auction will be a 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Barchetta, chassis 0116/A. One of eight Touring-bodied 340 Americas, 0116/A retains its original engine and is recognised as one of the first big block V-12 racing Ferraris. This 340 America was sold new in 1951 to World War II hero and businessman Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, who immediately entered it in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where it was run by Ferrari’s North American Racing Team founder, Luigi Chinetti.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/headline-entries-2016-rm-sothebys-monaco/

Japan’s Custom Sports Cars

sports car Kyushu Danji NSX

I suppose a auto smart person could take a basic car and rebuild it to his satisfaction from parts manufactured by car makers….

Take the Kyushu Danji NSX for example – a machine that only shows up at Tsukuba Circuit a couple of times a year as its owner lives at the opposite end of the country. The first time I came across the Honda was back in February 2011 when it largely still resembled a street-tuned car. It already had widened bodywork, but not anywhere as extreme as the GT500-inspired aero outfit it wears these days. Of course, everything you see around the car and underneath it too is brutally functional.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/03/boost-evolution-kyushu-danji-nsx/

Looking for the Mazda racing schedule

mazda race scedule

For those of you who follow the sports car racing circuits, here is the 2016 schedule for the….

Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

The Mazda MX-5 Cup series has announced their schedule for the 2016 season. The single make series will head to some of North America’s best circuits, including Laguna Seca and Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

http://thesportscarguys.com/2016/02/16/2016-mazda-mx-5-cup-racing-schedule-announced/