View article: Remembering Sean Edwards
15 October 2017

Remembering Sean Edwards

On October 15th 2013, Sean Edwards, who won the first-ever FIA GT3 European Championship in 2006, was tragically killed in a coaching accident. Since then, the SRO Motorsports Group has worked with Sean’s mother, Daphne, and with the Sean Edwards Foundation she has set up in his memory, to work towards better safety for drivers.

  • View article: Audi Sport Team Land R8 dominates opening hours 15 October 2017

    Audi Sport Team Land R8 dominates opening hours

    The opening two hours of the inaugural Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours were dominated by the #29 Audi Sport Team Land R8. Christopher Mies was at the wheel at the start of the race, and because of an early safety car-intervention, it took him some laps to create a comfortable gap. After two hours of racing they now have an 11 second advantage.

  • View article: Christopher Haase takes pole for Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours 14 October 2017

    Christopher Haase takes pole for Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours

    Christopher Haase (#29 Audi Sport Team Land R8) confirmed the speed of his car by taking pole position for the inaugural Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours, by lapping the Laguna Seca Circuit in 1’23.961. He beat Markus Winkelhock (#44 Audi Sport Team Magnus R8) by less than two tenths of a second. The top eight cars were separated by less than a second.

  • View article: Dutch duo leads qualifying 14 October 2017

    Dutch duo leads qualifying

    Dutch drivers Peter Kox (#43 RealTime Racing Acura) and Jeroen Bleekemolen (#54 Black Swan Racing Porsche) topped the timing sheets after the 45-minute qualifying session for the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours. The top-15 goes through to the Pole Shootout later this afternoon.

  • View article: Four manufacturers in top-4 in pre-qualifying 14 October 2017

    Four manufacturers in top-4 in pre-qualifying

    At the end of the hour-long pre-qualifying session for the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours four different manufacturers were represented in the top-4, with nine cars within the same second. Quickest of the session was the #29 Audi Sport Team Land R8.

  • View article: Audi Sport Team Land tops free practice 13 October 2017

    Audi Sport Team Land tops free practice

    Sunny conditions over the Laguna Seca circuit on Friday morning, for the Free Practice session for the inaugural Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours. After 90 minutes of track action the #29 Audi Sport Team Land R8 topped the timing sheets, heading an Audi 1-2-3.

  • View article: Audi Sport Team Land quickest in test session 13 October 2017

    Audi Sport Team Land quickest in test session

    Since the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is new for a big part of the drivers and teams participating in the California 8 Hours, the circuit organised a test session on the eve of the meeting. Audi Sport Team Land proved to be quickest.