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7 Sep. 2022 • 18:00
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GT Open The series heads to the Red Bull Ring this weekend where 24 GT3s are expected to compete. Van Berlo/Gilardoni (Lamborghini/Oregon) lead the championship by 3 points over Moss/Osborne (Optimum Motorsport). The entry list is here


Single Seater A week after the GT World Challenge Europe at Tresor by Car Collection in Hockenheim, Luca Ghiotto will be back in a Formula 2 car this weekend at Monza. The Italian driver joins the DAMS team in Italy. 


IGTC The 8 Hours of Indianapolis will mark the next meeting of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (6/8 October). This year, only the GT3s will be on track. Stéphane Ratel, president of SRO Motorsports Group, told Endurance-Info at Hockenheim that 25 to 30 GT3s are the target. 


NLS The championship resumes this week with a 12-hour race on the Nordschleife. The entry list (here) includes 121 cars. Vanina Ickx in a Toyota GT86 Cup and Mikael Grenier in a Porsche 718 Cayman S/Mathol Racing are among the entries. Juuso Puhakka and Konsta Lappalainen will share the wheel of a BMW M240i Racing Cup/Schnitzelalm Racing. 


DTM Spa-Francorchamps hosts the German series this weekend. In a virtual press conference at the end of the morning, René Rast keeps his line of thought about the on-track problems encountered at the Nürburgring. "Contacts and retirements are too frequent," said René Rast. "I'm OK with tight racing but I want it to be respectful. What we see is not what the manufacturers, teams and fans want to see. Looking back, my opinion hasn't changed. We will have a general briefing to discuss it. It's clear that five years ago there were 18 cars, not 30, which was easier to manage." 


  • GT After ten years with BMW Motorsport, Timo Glock is leaving the German brand to pursue new challenges. The 40-year-old former F1 driver joined BMW in the DTM in 2013.


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