GT World Challenge Europe Endurance News

Shwartzman joins GTWCE with Ferrari
Rossi joins BMW factory line-up
WRT criticises former Audi boss
Rossi to make Bathurst 12 Hour debut
WRT to make BMW GT3 switch

Ferrari Formula 1 reserve driver Robert Shwartzman will make his sportscar racing debut this year as he joins AF Corse for the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

Valentino Rossi joins BMW factory driver line-up
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MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has been appointed as a BMW factory driver, and will conduct further duties for the German manufacturer beyond his GT World Challenge Europe programme with WRT.

WRT chief Vincent Vosse has hit out at former Audi Sport head Julius Seebach for damaging the German manufacturer’s image in racing circles in the last two years.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will continue to race with top sportscar outfit WRT in 2023 following its switch to BMW and make his debut in the Bathurst 12 Hour enduro.

The Belgian WRT team has confirmed the switch to BMW for its 2023 GT3 programmes as it began testing with a roster of drivers including MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.

Spa 24 Hours moved forward after F1 Belgian GP scheduling clash

The Spa 24 Hours has been moved forward by four weeks as a result of Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix taking the endurance race's traditional slot on the last weekend of July.

Rossi expects to continue in 2023 GT World Challenge Europe

Bike legend Valentino Rossi expects to continue in the GT World Challenge Europe next year for a second full season of car racing after ending his two-wheel career.

WRT and Audi to part ways at the end of 2022

The Belgian WRT squad will end its partnership with Audi in the GT3 arena after 13 seasons at the end of this year.

Spa 24 Hours: Mercedes takes first win since 2013

Mercedes claimed a first Spa 24 Hours victory since 2013 as the French Auto Sport Promotion team finally broke its duck in the Belgian enduro.

Porsche unveils latest generation 911 GT3 car

Porsche has focused on drivability with the new GT3 contender it unveiled ahead of this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours.

Spa 24 Hours: Iron Lynx takes 1-2 in first qualifying 24 Hours of Spa
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Spa 24 Hours: Iron Lynx takes 1-2 in first qualifying

The Iron Lynx Ferrari team began its bid to repeat its 2022 Spa 24 Hours victory by locking out the first two positions during first qualifying on Thursday evening.

Nasr to make Spa 24 Hours debut in EMA Porsche

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will make his Spa 24 Hours debut next month as part of an all-factory driver line-up in a Porsche fielded by Australian entrant EMA Motorsport.

Estre, Christensen, Lietz re-unite at Spa 24 Hours in GPX Porsche

United Arab Emirates Porsche entrant GPX is re-forming the 2019 Spa 24 Hours-winning line-up of Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz for this year’s Belgian enduro.

WRT Audi wins Imola opener, Rossi suffers pitlane mix-up Imola
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WRT Audi wins Imola opener, Rossi suffers pitlane mix-up

Team WRT's #32 Audi won the GT World Challenge Europe season opener at Imola, while a pitlane mistake from Valentino Rossi shuffled the sister #46 entry well down the field.

Aston Martin reveals all-factory GTWCE Endurance line-up

Aston Martin will be represented by an all-factory driver line-up in a full GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup campaign for the first time this season.

Berger: DTM wasn't right place for Rossi's first GT3 season

DTM chief Gerhard Berger feels 2022 was “not the right time” for MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to enter the series, saying he needs more time to become competitive in GT3 machinery.

Valentino Rossi enjoys "good" first official GTWCE test in WRT Audi

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi enjoyed a “a good day of testing” on his first competitive appearance with the WRT Audi team ahead of his 2022 GT World Challenge Europe campaign.

Walkinshaw returns to GT World Challenge Europe for 2022

Sean Walkinshaw will return to competing in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup for 2022 following his exit from SUPER GT.

Valentino Rossi impresses WRT in wet Magny-Cours test

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi impressed the WRT Audi team with his speed in the wet at the latest test ahead of his GT World Challenge Europe campaign this year.

Farfus, Catsburg and Yelloly to team up at Rowe for 2022 GTWCE

BMW factory drivers Augusto Farfus and Nicky Catsburg, 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge champions, will team up again in the GT World Challenge Europe with the Rowe Racing this year.

MotoGP legend Rossi aiming for podiums in rookie GT3 season

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is aiming “for the podium” in 2022 when he makes his debut in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

MotoGP legend Rossi joins WRT for 2022 GT World Challenge Europe
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MotoGP legend Rossi joins WRT for 2022 GT World Challenge Europe

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has committed to a full campaign in the GT World Challenge Europe with WRT and Audi.

Garage 59 returns to McLaren for 2022 GT3 campaigns

Former McLaren factory team Garage 59 will switch back to the British manufacturer for its 2022 GT3 programmes after three seasons running Aston Martins.

Van Gisbergen eyeing European return
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Van Gisbergen eyeing European return

Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is eyeing a return to the European racing scene once normality returns to international travel.