The legend is back: Alessandro Zanardi will be back in the cockpit on a regular basis in 2014, and will once again drive a BMW on the racetrack. Zanardi will race in the Blancpain GT Sprint Series behind the wheel of a BMW Z4 GT3, which has been specially modified to meet his unique requirements and will be run by the ROAL Motorsport team.
At the recent "Tokyo Auto Salon" Romeo Ferraris announced the opening of Romeo Ferraris Japan, which will market the Romeo Ferraris products in the Land of the Rising Sun in collaboration with Rosso Cars Ltd. The opening in Japan joins the racing activities developed in China since 2011, that last year led the Romeo Ferraris team to victory in the prestigious Pan Delta Championship, with five wins out of six races.
Audi responds to the strong Porsche line-up with a large turnout of its own with five Audi R8 LMS and four high-caliber customer teams.
The 24 Hours of Daytona on January 25th marks the start of the inaugural season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (USCC). Porsche is represented by a large turnout for the season-opener on the Daytona International Speedway, with Porsche works drivers and Porsche juniors competing.
Kevin Gilardoni will drive the No. 99 racecar for Max Papis Racing in the Elite division. The 21-year old Italian driver has competed in the Eurocup Megane Trophy and Formula Renault 2.0 series, showing great talent and potential with multiple wins, pole positions, and podium finishes in the past three seasons.
The Brabham’s dynasty seems to be able to offer another super-champion: after the win in the 2013 Pro Mazda and 2012 USF2000, Matthew Brabham will race in Indy Lights for Andretti Autosport as yesterday he totaled 86 laps in two sessions during his debut test in Sebring.
Carlos Sainz went flat out from beginning to end to take his 26th Dakar win. No-one was able to match Sainz’s pace, with second place going to an astonishing Stéphane Peterhansel, who never gave up despite multiple punctures, and third place going to another daredevil, Nasser Al-Attiyah, 13′19″ back.
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Formula E’s new fully-electric race car, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, made its first ever public demonstration entertaining crowds with a high-speed display around the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Audi Sport customer racing developed a GTD version of the successful GT3 customer racing racecar, which makes its race debut at Daytona, specifically for the new US race series, the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.