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    Report: European Le Mans Series cancels last two races, will join ALMS at Petit Le Mans
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    In a recent announcement, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest informed endurance racing fans that the two remaining races of the 2012 European Le Mans Series will be canceled. Citing too few cars to fill the grid, the September 7-9 race in Brno, and the November 2-4 race in Algarve will not be ...

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    Motorsports: FIA demands ten teams in GT1 World Championship or else
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    The FIA GT1 World Championship is among our favorites simply because it fields some of the most lust-worthy machinery in all of racingdom. Having been dominated in its inaugural seasons by the Maserati MC12 (for all intents and purposes the racing version of the Ferrari Enzo), the GT1 series has ...

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    Official: Ferrari 458 joining the grid in FIA GT1 World Championship
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    Competition versions of the Ferrari 458 have already been prepared for the Ferrari Challenge, Grand Am, and the GT3 and GT2 classes at Le Mans and its various associated series around the world. Now you can add one more to the roster: the FIA GT1 World Championship. Ferrari had previously left ...

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    Online Find of the Day: 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
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    Porsche is planning a full-on return to Le Mans in 2014, and while the German marque may be the most successful in the iconic race's history, the last time it took an overall victory there was in 1998 with the 911 GT1. The regulations for the GT1 class at the time mandated a limited run of ...

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    Video: Watch as hot-headed Aston Martin GT1 racer retaliates against Nissan GT-R
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    Contact during racing is typically accidental. Sometimes, however, you can't call a crash an accident when one of the drivers involved clearly looks like he's out to inflict a little pain. Just such a crackup occurred during a GT1 race at Silverstone this weekend when Aston Martin driver Stefan ...

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    Oh, Canada: De Macross GT1 supercar is welcome to come across the border
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    De Macross GT1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just when you thought all Canada was good for was affordable health care and civil political discourse, our neighbors to the north surprise you with a creation like the De Macross GT1. The brainchild of Jahong Hur, the supercar ...

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    Teams reportedly dropping out of FIA GT1 World Championship after first season
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    The inaugural season of the FIA GT1 World Championship is in the history books. But after just one season, reports are already cropping up of teams looking to withdraw. Twelve teams participated in the opening series campaigning six different cars between them: GT1-spec versions of the Maserati ...

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    Maserati claims title in inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship
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    Vitaphone Maserati MC12 claims victory in the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If there was any doubt as to who dominates the international sportscar racing circuit, let those doubts be put to rest. After taking top honors in the now-defunct FIA GT ...

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    Find of the Day: 1999 Sbarro GT1 show car
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    1999 Sbarro GT1 show car – Click above for image gallery
    GT1 road cars are hard to come by. Manufacturers are required by some motorsport sanctioning bodies to homologate their racecars with production versions, but these often fetch millions of dollars and are only made in extremely ...

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    Report: GT1 class to be eliminated from next year's Le Mans
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    Amidst all the hubbub surrounding this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, race organizers ACO have announced that the current GT1 class would be integrated into a new GT2 category for next year. After having effectively scrapped its own GT1 class last year, the ACO welcomed in the new generation of ...

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    Aurora Racing preps GT1-spec Alpina B6
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    What you see above is a BMW 6 Series - but just barely. Since leaving Munich, it's been transformed into the B6 by Alpina, then into the race-spec B6 GT3, and is now in the process of being converted to top-tier GT1 spec by yet another company, Aurora Racing Designs. The motorsport concern is a ...

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    Veritas RS III to join FIA GT1 World Championship?
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    Veritas RS III – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The FIA GT1 World Championship just kicked off its inaugural season since its organizing body, SRO, split the former FIA GT Championship into separate series for the GT1 and GT2 classes. Already, manufacturers are lining up to ...

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    Nissan GT-R teams threaten FIA GT1 boycott over weight penalty *UPDATED
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    Sumo Power Nissan GT-R GT1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Think the Nissan GT-R is heavy enough as is? It still manages to run circles around most everything on the road, but there are limits. Especially when it's placed on a race track. And those limits are becoming a source of ...

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    2010 FIA GT1 World Championship to include four Maserati MC12s
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    Maserati MC12 GT1 – Click above to enlarge
    While GT1 cars have faded away from the American Le Mans Series, they're still running strong in other parts of the world. The 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship kicks off a 10-race series this weekend in Abu Dhabi with two dozen cars signed up, ...

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    Video: New Matech Ford GT for GT1 racing looks and sounds gloriously evil
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    2010 FIA GT1 Matech Competition Ford GT – Click above for video after the jump
    It wasn't that long ago that Ford was selling a genuine supercar, one that made no excuses as it took on the world's best. The Ford GT had one foot in the past and one foot in the present, with its '60s GT40 ...

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    VIDEO: With F1 program scrapped, where will Toyota Motorsports land next?
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    Toyota GT-One – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the withdrawal of his company from the Formula One World Championship, he reiterated Toyota's commitment to motorsport competition. But while this may have been pure lip-service, the Japanese ...

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    American Le Mans Series consolidates racing classes for 2010
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    2009 ALMS at Long Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Le Mans Series is responding to economic conditions and the decline in the diversity of racing machinery on the grid by changing up the racing classes in its ranks for next season. Rather than imposing spending ...

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    Spyker preparing to enter GT1 with competition-spec C8 Aileron?
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    Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Spyker may have dropped out of Formula One, but they haven't lost that competitive spirit. Even before selling its F1 team to Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya, who rechristened the squad as Force India, Spyker was fielding the ...

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    Reiter Engineering developing GT1-spec Lamborghini Murcielago SV
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    Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce - Click above for high-res gallery
    Some automakers run their racing programs in-house, and some choose to out-source. While its principal rival falls under the former, Lamborghini opts for the latter, giving its blessing to German motorsport ...

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    New York: Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition gets called to the carpet
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    2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition – Click above for a high-res gallery
    Back in February, General Motors circulated a few studio shots of a new Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition package, but the New York Auto Show is the first time we're coming face-to-face with just such an ...

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