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Car Racing around the world. Photos and Stories. Sportscar Races, IMSA, Le Mans, WEC, FIA WTCC, FIA ETCC

YEAR 2013

 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series 2013

GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series 2013
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
September 6-8 2013
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The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series 2013 is ten races over different and challenging tracks and this concept has produced one of the closest championship battles in its history.

The last 2 races will decide winners out of the top-10 competitors for the Daytona Prototype championship and they will be run on the most historic tracks in the US. Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California and Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

 FIA World Touring Car Championship

FIA World Touring Car Championship
Sonoma Raceway, California
September 7-8 2013
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FIA World Touring Car Championship.
2013 is the second year for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in the US. Sonoma Race way was the opening race in 2012. They are BACK and better than ever.

International stars like Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Montero and Yvan Muller will be slamming these full-bodied touring cars around the tough Sonoma circuit. On the track are entries from Ford, Honda, BMW, Porsche and SEAT.

Blancpain Endurance Series Nürburgring 2013

Blancpain Endurance Series Nürburgring 2013
Nürbur, Germany
21-22 - September 2013
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The number 84 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 PRO car of HTP Motorsport (DEU) Piloted by Schneider/Götz/Buhk came in first making Maximilian Buhk (DEU) new Pro Cup title holder in the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series.

Bernd Schneider became the first driver in history to win both a 1000 kms billed GT race and the Nürburgring 24 Hours in the same season. At the beginning of the Race, Parts of the Track were in the fog.

65th Total 24 Hours of Spa 2013

65th Total 24 Hours of Spa 2013
Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium
July 27-28, 2013
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The 65th Total 24 Hours of Spa, The fourth round of the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series with an estimate of over 60,000 spectators saw Maximillian Buhk, Bernd Schneider and Maximillian Götz taking overall honors in their HTP Motorsport Mercedes AMG SLS GT3

Throughout the 24 Hours, there were six different cars in the lead and having 44 lead changes; 65 cars started at the flag and over 30 cars retired.
24 Hours of hard wheel-to-wheel driving shows the survival of the fittest

Le Mans 2013

Circuit des - 24 Heures, Le Mans, France
22-23 - June 2013
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The 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours will be their 90th anniversary. As the 90th year of the greatest endurance race in the world starts the event will be celebrated throughout the whole year by numerous events, starting with the election of the most prestigious cars in the event's history for which the ACO is putting up prizes.

FIA GT Series Zolder 2013

FIA GT Series Zolder 2013
Circuit Terlaemen
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
April 20-21 2013
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FIA GT Series runs the latest and fastest sportcars available. based on street or road cars, the FIA GT cars are from the likes of the McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Audi R8 LMS, BMW Z4, with Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes -Benz, and many others, hot on the track

Circuit Zolder, or Circuit Terlaemen, is in Heusden-Zolder, is an undulating 4.011km (2.492 mile) Belgian circuit with a rich history in world motorsport.

Built in 1963, the site of Formula One Belgian Grand Prix for 10 races in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the 1980 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix.

BMW 320si 2007

BMW 320si 2007
A new race car for Milovan Mikic Vesnić
Belgrade, Serbia
November 2 2013
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The car is a 2007, made for British organak BMW Factory Collection Team BMW Motorsport UK and was driven by Andy Prijol ( Andy Priaulx ), who would go on to win the World Cup for tourist cars (FIA WTCC ).

Ferrari Challenge

Ferrari Challenge
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, California
April 26-28, 2013
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What is better than a sea of Ferraris? How about a sea of Ferraris, a racetrack with no speed limits, specialized Ferrari trained race mechanics' to make certain the cars run their best and 2 days to see everything and wander freely about the cars.

This is the Ferrari 458 Challenge/Ferrari Racing days at Sonoma Raceway just north of San Francisco, California.

Spa WEC 6Hr 2013

WEC 6Hr Spa-Francorchamps 2013
May 4
SPA, Belgium
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Stuttgart. Qualifying for the six hour race of Spa-Francorchamps, round two of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for sports cars on the circuit in the Ardennes,

Porsche works pilots Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Pilet (France) placed their Porsche 911 RSR on the sixth grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. Saturday's race, have them sharing the number 91 car with Timo Bernhard (Germany).

The other works drivers in Car 92 Marc Lieb (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) sit one position behind them. The third driver in the 470 hp # 92 GT racer is Richard Lietz (Austria). Porsche AG Team Manthey fields both Porsche 911 RSR.

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS. The Timeless classic race track with circuit names like; LaSource; Bus Stop; Eau Rouge; Les Combes, will take on 6 Hours of Le Mans Prototypes and Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance cars passing and re-passing for a do-not-miss-show.

Le Mans Prototypes are either open or closed cockpit cars with no production minimum required. Generally produced specially for the 24 Hours du Mans

Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance The "Le Mans" Grand Touring Endurance car is a car having an aptitude for sport with 2 doors, 2 or 2+2 seats, opened or closed, which can be used perfectly legally on the open road and available for sale

Long Beach, California:
2013 ALM Long Beach, CA Results -pdf


Long Beach, California:
2013 ALM Sebring, FL Results-pdf

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DeltaWing American Le Mans Series Monterey

American Le Mans Series Monterey
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California
May 9-10,11, 2013
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The Le Mans DeltaWing Racing Car will race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the American Le Mans Monterey race weekend May 9-11.2013

This will be the 3rd race for this car. The first was at the French 24hr. Le Mans in 2012 and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in this last October, finishing in 5th place.

Going for a class win in P1, the DeltaWing has some improvements. The car now has an Élan 1.9L, 4-cylinder turbo engine, new tire partner, Bridgestone and is piloted by drivers Andy Meyrick (Cheshire, England) and Olivier Pla (Toulouse, France).

The DeltaWing is a radical design, which has the 2 front wheels set on a very short axel spacing and using lightweight advantage over horsepower, The sharp turns and uphill bits of the Laguna Seca track will provide the designers with one more set of challenges.

At the Corkscrew, race day is all about hard driving, 4 hours worth!

The battle between the Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette, Aston Martin, BMW and Audi will play out again on the Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca, California this May 11, 2013. Porsche had the dominance with its forever-strong 911, but Ferrari has been at work and is taking front positions. Can Porsche hold on or will the Corvette rein?

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