News: FORD POSITIVE AHEAD OF TRADITIONAL LE MANS WARM-UP AT SPA

Not long now until the next round so now seemed a great time to share with you the following direct from MotorMartin’s favourite World Endurance team. The office will certainly be cheering on those drivers of the blue oval this … Continue reading News: FORD POSITIVE AHEAD OF TRADITIONAL LE MANS WARM-UP AT SPA

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News: OFFICIAL McLAREN F1 CERTIFICATION SERVICE ANNOUNCED AS McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS REVEALS F1 GTR ‘25R’ RESTORATION

McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars, have today introduced a new service to authenticate the heritage of iconic McLaren F1 supercars. Excellent news. The first F1 to be approved for certification, is the renowned ‘25R’ 1997 F1 GTR Longtail. Which, after a full restoration to ‘as new’ condition by McLaren Special Operations, looks absolutely superb and was the last F1 GTR to compete. It’s also going to be one of the stars of the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance (31 August – 2 September 2018). “Even among F1 GTRs, this car, designated ‘25R’, is unique … Continue reading News: OFFICIAL McLAREN F1 CERTIFICATION SERVICE ANNOUNCED AS McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS REVEALS F1 GTR ‘25R’ RESTORATION

News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

This doesn’t even need discussing. Read, look at the pictures and fall in love all over again. Gulf have explained to MotorMartin recently that they are extremely proud in 2018 to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win, with the legendary Ford GT40, and, as a fitting climax to these celebrations, Gulf has joined with Ford to produce the new Ford GT ’68 Heritage edition for the 2019 and 2020 model years. The Heritage Blue with Heritage Orange paint scheme honours the Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 – chassis #1075 – that won back-to-back 24 Hours of … Continue reading News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

Aston Martin today announced to MotorMartin the formation of a new partnership with RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The new partnership, they say, got off to the best possible start earlier today when the beautiful 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Pebble Beach for an astonishing $21,455.000. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that this one-off Aston Martin Works car, the DP215 is extremely significant as it was the very one driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans in 1963 and is the final David Brown … Continue reading News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

News: WEC CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE RESUMES AT SILVERSTONE

After what seems like an extraordinarily long period of time, the 2018-19 WEC Super Season finally resumes this weekend and because of this, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team have taken time from their busy schedule to explain to MotorMartin how they are ready to continue the fight for top honours in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 3 takes place at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, just a few miles from Greatworth Park where the team is based, making this the home event. The team have shared with MotorMartin that they fully expect to be on the end of continued fierce … Continue reading News: WEC CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE RESUMES AT SILVERSTONE

News: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: THE SURPRISING STORY OF THE TWO FACTORY-BUILT RACING BUGATTI EB110S

Rather unsurprisingly, today, the name Bugatti brings to mind the Veyron, the Chiron, and the new ‘Divo’ to be unveiled in Monterey on 24 August. But in the late 1980s, everyone was talking about the extravagant new supercar, the EB110, brainchild of wealthy businessman Romano Artioli – and the vast, state-of-the-art factory being built to produce it. It’s been shared with MotorMartin that in the mid-1990s, when Romano Artioli’s glorious but ill-fated Bugatti EB110 adventure was sadly drawing to an untimely close, just two cars were built for endurance racing: the EB110 LM and the EB110 SC GTS-1, for Le … Continue reading News: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: THE SURPRISING STORY OF THE TWO FACTORY-BUILT RACING BUGATTI EB110S

News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

Fresh off the back of a second-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos, the Honda Endurance Racing team arrived at the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Slovakia last weekend (10-12 May), with the podium firmly in its sights. The 8-hour race took place place at the Slovakia Ring, situated near the country’s capital Bratislava. At 6km long and with 14 corners, the track presented a fast and technical challenge for Honda’s endurance specialists Gregory LeBlanc, Sébastien Gimbert and Erwan Nigon, but the three Frenchmen were more than ready to take it on. The team … Continue reading News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

News: ASTON MARTIN RACING CONFIRMS TWO-CAR GTE PRO ASSAULT ON 2018/19 FIA WEC

Aston Martin Racing has confirmed to #MotorMartinRacing that it will race two brand new Vantage GTEs in the GTE Pro category of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season. In a revised driver line-up, three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Darren Turner (GB) joins Danish pairing and former GTE Pro champions Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in #95 ‘Dane Train’ machine, while exciting new Aston Martin Racing signings Maxime Martin (B) and Alex Lynn (GB) will share the #97 entry with 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro winner Jonny Adam (GB). In addition to this, the ultra-successful … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN RACING CONFIRMS TWO-CAR GTE PRO ASSAULT ON 2018/19 FIA WEC