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2013 Bathurst 12 hour qualifying report

Both Qualifying sessions are complete and there was drama at the front of the grid. It’s not often that you are penalized for going too fast in a qualifying session, but that is exactly what happened to the Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458. The Bathurst 12 Hour race has speed benchmarks in place for each class in order to make sure that closing rates between classes do not get too far out of hand. The benchmark for the top class was set at 2:06 and the Ferrari went almost a full half second under that limit. Not only did they lose the pole, but they were handed a 50kg weight penalty that they will have to carry for the rest of the weekend. Congratulations! You were absolutely flying out there. For your effort we would like to award you this chubby 110 pound Labrador retriever. Now go ahead and get the pup strapped into the car. Enjoy the ride!

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2013 Bathurst 12 Hour practice report

Audi Motorsport, Skwirk/Oneworld Bar Team R8 LMS

As I sit down to type up the practice rounds wrap up for this weekend’s 12 Hours of Bathurst, several things occur to me. The first thing that popped into my head was how well I know this circuit. The odd twist to my intimate knowledge revolves around the fact that I Have Never Been to Australia! How can I possibly know the ins and outs of twenty three turns when I have never been on the continent? Several thousand laps around this incredible twenty three turn circuit in a simulator has a fairly profound effect. If you want to have a go up and over the mountain, you can find this circuit in rFactor, Simbin’s GTR series and EA’s Shift2 to name a few. The experience is highly recommended!

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All-Inkl moves from FIA GT1 to WTCC for 2013 WTCC no38 SEAT Leon, Rene Munnich

Coming off a championship winning FIA GT1 season, All-Inkl will move to the WTCC and focus on front wheel driven touring cars. A few weeks ago, All-Inkl pulled off an amazing 2nd place finish at the 2013 Dunlop 24H Dubai. In preparation for the WTCC season, the team fielded a lone Seat Leon Supercopa LR. With the series move, All-Inkl announced it will field three SEAT Leon’s. Continue reading ‘All-Inkl moves from FIA GT1 to WTCC for 2013′

SEAT Sport lends team support in 2012

WTCC Valencia Tarquini

SEAT Sport is planning to focus its 2012 activities on lending support to the brand’s customers at different national and international championships and on personalizing SEAT models using a range of custom designed accessories. Continue reading ‘SEAT Sport lends team support in 2012′

BTCS: SEAT achieves its objectives at the 12 Hours of Spa

BTCS: SEAT achieves its objectives at the 12 Hours of Spa

As scheduled, the 12 Hours of Spa Francorchamps ended at 3 a.m. on Sunday, one of the most significant races of the Belgian Touring Car season, which is included in the Belgian Touring Car Series calendar.

The race was won by Nicolas de Crem, Julien Schroyen and Marc Goossens, and car number 38, the SEAT León Supercopa driven by Jacques Villeneuve, Pierre Yves Corthals and Jordi Gené, crossed the finish line in 28th place. The team’s classification was offset first by electrical problems followed by something breaking in the gearbox, which led to replacing it in record time.

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BTCS: Jordi Gene and Jacques Villeneuve, together again after 19 years at the 12 hours of Spa

Jordi Gené and Jacques Villeneuve, together again after 19 years

  • The Spanish and the Canadian drivers are going to be together this weekend at the wheel of a SEAT León Supercopa together with Belgium’s Pierre Yves Corthals at the 12 hours of Spa
  • This is the most important race in the Belgian season, and will join Jordi and Jacques once again since they last coincided in the Formula 3 in 1990

The 12 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, one of the most important events of the Belgian Touring Car Series, will be the venue this weekend for a very special team made up of Pierre Yves Corthals, a Belgian regular at the championship, SEAT Sport’s World Touring Car driver Jordi Gené, and Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, 1997 Formula 1 World Champion and 1995 winner of the 500 miles at Indianapolis, who will be making his Touring Car debut in Spa.

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