WEC: Calado and Pier Guidi take well-judged win for AF Corse Ferrari in LMGTE Pro

WEC: Calado and Pier Guidi take well-judged win for AF Corse Ferrari in LMGTE Pro

The LMGTE Pro category again saw a thrilling multi-manufacturer battle as reigning GT World Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi took their first win of the Super Season in the No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.  60,240 enthusiastic fans saw the action over the weekend at Silverstone as the world’s most spectacular sportscars put on another thrilling show.

Calado and Pier Guidi capitalised on a clever tyre and fuel saving strategy in the early phase of the race which allowed them to take control in the penultimate hour.

Taking the runners-up position on the track was the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz. The pair fought back from a difficult qualifying session yesterday to cut through the field.  However, following post-race technical checks the No.91 Porsche was disqualified due to failing the minimum ground clearance measurement test.

This moved up the No.67 Ford GT of Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx to second place and the No.92 Porsche 911 RSR of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre to the final podium position.  Priaulx drove a brilliant first few stints and took the lead from the No.92 Porsche driven by Kevin Estre. However, the car lost out during the Safety Car period and it was left to Tincknell to make a spectacular last hour pass on Michael Christensen in the No.92 Porsche.

Aston Martin Racing therefore finished the LMGTE Pro race in fourth position with the new model Vantage of Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin after a much stronger performance in this third round of the FIA WEC.

BMW Team MTEK took more points in its first WEC season as Martin Tomczyk and Nicky Catsburg came in fifth.  Problems struck the pole sitting Ford GT of Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke as they finished sixth after being forced to replace a door during a pit stop.

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Dempsey-Proton Racing claim second Super Season victory

LMGTE Am saw a second consecutive victory for the No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR as Christian Ried, Julien Andlauer and Matt Campbell sealed the maximum points.

The trio celebrated another win after making the most of misfortune suffered by early leaders TF Sport Aston Martin and Team Project 1 Porsche which were both penalised for wrongly entering the pitlane before it officially opened during the Safety Car procedure.

Both entries recovered with TF Sport grabbing second place, as in Spa, and Team Project 1 taking their first WEC podium in third after Jorg Bergmeister made a stunning last lap move on Aston Martin Racing’s Pedro Lamy.

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33 minutes ago

MotoGP

There wasn't a dry eye in the house after Tatsuki Suzuki's victory at Misano! 👏

Watch the dramatic conclusion to the #Moto3 race which saw the Japanese youngster triumph! 🏆

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2 hrs ago

F1

How cool is this?! 😮😍
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren 👏👏👏
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Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

A Drone faster than a MCL 🤔 2020 won't be a good year for McLaren..

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

SUCH a cool shot! I want more of this!!! That poor McLaren was really waiting on the drone though! 😂

Drone shots would be good, but what happens when the signal fails and the drone drops on the track. Or theres a mechanical fault and the drone drops on track. Or the battery runs out and the drone drops on track.

We need this type of footages live on race days. "Wheel to wheel" battles might look cool from this angles...

I would love to build a copter that can easily keep up with F1 and shoot proper vid. If someone covers the costs that is 😉

Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

More impressed at the skills of the drone pilot 😂

Fantastic, it would be nice if it were broadcast like that. how exciting that sound. Beautiful MacLaren, and that sound, it's really good to hear

Really amazing footage, specially at low speed corners at the chicane.. wow !!

I vote for drone cameras for the starting grid for lights out!

How can a drone keep up with an F1 engine? It's the most advanced technology in the history of the planet...comon...

That needs to be how they cover the races on television. That is spectacular and definitely entertaining.

Carlos driving the McLaren...maybe Lando is driving the drone🤔. McLaren's children are still playing, for sure😃

Mclaren should change its name to 'Welostalready'.

Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Ive been flying drones over Open Wheelers for 3 years now. Just finished TRS 2020. We've done both live stream and record for post shows.

Can't wait to see it finish 5th!!!!

Wow! Would be great if they add this view while broadcasting.

World drift championship has had this for a few seasons, unbelievable footage!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

Great but shouldn't a multi million dollar race car outrun a cheap drone?

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24H Series

VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8's at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series 👍

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🇯🇵 Suzuki starts from maiden pole!
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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

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