Oliver Schwab is the new manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Porsche Motorsport. The former Manager of Motorsport at Porsche China takes over from Jonas Krauss who is leaving Porsche AG on his own volition. Alexandre Gibot has been appointed the new Manager of Motorsport at Porsche China. The 32-year-old Frenchman had been at the helm of the Porsche Carrera Cup France.
To meet demand for Top Gear Live’s biggest ever UK tour, Live Nation have announced an additional six arena shows to be staged across Belfast, Sheffield and London in May, June and November respectively.
From March 2015, new entry-level engines, a further four-wheel drive model and additional equipment options will increase the diversity of features available for the BMW 2 Series Coupe. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, a three-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family will be featured for the first time in the brand’s sporty and elegant compact model. State-of-the-art BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featured on the new power unit provides a maximum power output of 100 kW/136 hp and exemplary efficiency
Race winning BRDC Formula 4 Championship team Hillspeed is closing on a 2015 deal with teenage talent Sebastian Lanzetti, having this week completed a highly successful winter testing programme with the 18-year-old in northern Spain.
Lanzetti, who has dual Italian and South African nationality, joined the successful British team as part of its 10 day encampment at the Circuito de Calafat in Catalunya where the squad had fully exclusive use of the track and its facilities.
British racecar manufacturer Ginetta and global motoring powerhouse Nissan have today, Friday, 12th December, announced Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup champion Charlie Robertson will partner Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy in the 2015 European Le Mans Series in a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 car.
Forming a veritable Scottish dream-team, 17-year-old Charlie – who retains strong backing from key sponsor Investigo – and Nissan-backed Sir Chris will join forces as part of the ambitious new Ginetta-Juno LMP3 prototype endurance racing programme, which was officially launched yesterday evening at the marque’s headquarters in Garforth.
Nissan’s involvement with the Team LNT ‘works’ entry into the ELMS next year brings even more impetus and prestige to the whole project, through which Whyteleafe-based Charlie aims to build on his already glowing reputation as he makes the full-time move into endurance competition.
Norwegian star Tommy Rustad and Norwegian Rallycross team HTB Racing, with Nyborg Motorsport service, will contest next year’s European Rallycross Championship at the wheel of Marklund Motorsport’s Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar. This year Tommy Rustad competed on the championship with HTB racing’s Volvo C30, finishing sixth in the standings.
In 2015 Tommy Rustad will compete on all five Euro RX rounds (Belgium, Germany, Norway, Spain and Italy) and also on the World Rallycross event in Holjes, Sweden, in July.
Today the Porsche Team has concluded a three-day test with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in Aragon in Northern Spain. It was the first time Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg (Germany) had got behind the wheel of the 2014 Le Mans Prototype and he also had his first night drive. Additionally, two of the regular LMP1 drivers, Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), were on duty along with three Porsche works drivers from the GT squad – Michael Christensen (Denmark), Frédéric Makowiecki (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain). In total the drivers covered 2,731 kilometres between Tuesday and Thursday evening on the 5.345 kilometre long track.
The new BMW 6 Series model range cements its status as a gold standard for sports performance, luxurious driving pleasure and distinctive aesthetics in the luxury segment; the new BMW 6 Series Convertible, new BMW 6 Series Coupe and new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe display vivid expressions of sports performance and design elegance, and boast rigorous advances in the areas of dynamics, efficiency, exclusivity and innovation; sports exhaust system fitted as standard on petrol models helps to generate an even more intense driving experience; extra standard equipment and additional scope for precise individualisation underline the luxurious and bespoke character of the BMW 6 Series.
adidas and The Hundreds partner on two, adidas Skateboarding A League collaboration packs leading with the limited-edition Bruder Pack. The pack features a waxed¬-canvas track jacket and Stan Smith Vulc with a custom tongue embossed with the faces of The Hundreds’ founders. Also included are a beanie and a CLIMALITE t-shirt with reflective treatments mirroring the details of the shoe, along with a unique logo lockup of The Hundreds’ Solid Bomb and adidas’ iconic trefoil.
The brand committed to continuously pushing boundaries through partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry, Reebok takes the fusion of music and footwear to a whole new level with Kendrick Lamar. Together, Reebok and one of the most prolific artists in music today, will inspire and empower youth to become their best selves through programs designed to provide a positive alternative to the streets. Their shared goal provides the creative foundation for a short film released to announce the partnership.