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10 December 2016

Shane Van Gisbergen: “The heat will be my toughest competitor”

Shane Van Gisbergen is having a great season, clinching the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and conquering the coveted V8 Supercars title. Now the 27-year old Kiwi is one of the three title candidates for the Intercontinental GT Challenge drivers’ title, and is only six points down on championship leader Laurens Vanthoor.

  • View article: Fred Makowiecki puts Porsche on pole for Motul Sepang 12 Hours 9 December 2016

    Fred Makowiecki puts Porsche on pole for Motul Sepang 12 Hours

    A blistering lap by Fred Makowiecki in the top-15 shootout put the #912 Manthey Racing Porsche on pole for the 2017 Motul Sepang 12 Hours, final race of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The shootout turned out to be a close-fought affair, with the top-3 cars separated by just two tenths of a second. Alvaro Parente managed to squeeze his #9 K-PAX McLaren in front of the second of the Manthey Racing Porsches, driven by Earl Bamber.

  • View article: FP3: Top-5 separated by only two tenths 9 December 2016

    FP3: Top-5 separated by only two tenths

    The final free practice session for the Motul Sepang 12 Hours was largely incident-free and showed how close the top cars and drivers really are. After the last two hours of preparation, the fastest five cars were separated by just over two tenths of a second, with Alvaro Parente setting the fastest time in the #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren.

  • View article: McLaren quickest in the first two free practice sessions 8 December 2016

    McLaren quickest in the first two free practice sessions

    Alvaro Parente, who shares the #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren with Côme Ledogar and Shane Van Gisbergen, was quickest in the first two free practices for the 2016 Motul Sepang 12 Hours. The Portuguese driver set his laptime, a 2.03.468 for the 5,542 km long Malaysian track, in the first free practice session.

  • View article: René Rast: “I expect a hard race” 8 December 2016

    René Rast: “I expect a hard race”

    René Rast, the 2014 Total 24 Hours of Spa winner, makes his debut in the Motul Sepang 12 Hours. The Audi-driver is third in the Intercontinental GT Challenge driver standings, and with only seven points deficit on championship leader Laurens Vanthoor, Rast still has every chance to take the inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge title. He is well aware of the difficulties that hold the Motul Sepang 12 Hours though.

  • View article: Motul Sepang 12 Hours : first Intercontinental GT Challenge title decider 2 December 2016

    Motul Sepang 12 Hours : first Intercontinental GT Challenge title decider

    One week from the start of the 2016 Motul Sepang 12 Hours, the entry list for the Asian endurance classic is almost complete. The Motul Sepang 12 Hours is also the final round of the inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge, and both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles are still up for grabs. Laurens Vanthoor is leading the driver standings, but Shane Van Gisbergen and René Rast are not far behind.

  • View article: Van Gisbergen defends IGTC Drivers’ title chances 23 November 2016

    Van Gisbergen defends IGTC Drivers’ title chances

    K-PAX Racing has confirmed its driver lineup for the Motul Sepang 12 Hours race. McLaren GT factory drivers Alvaro Parente, Shane van Gisbergen and Come Ledogar will be at the wheel of the team’s McLaren 650S GT3 car in the third and final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

  • View article: Motul Sepang 12 Hours entry list revealed 21 November 2016

    Motul Sepang 12 Hours entry list revealed

    Today the Motul Sepang 12 Hours was officially presented in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The entry list for the final round of the inaugural season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge looks promising and high-level teams and drivers will certainly produce some top-notch racing.

  • View article: Blancpain GT Series drivers star in FIA GT World Cup 17 November 2016

    Blancpain GT Series drivers star in FIA GT World Cup

    This weekend (Nov 19/20), the second edition of the FIA GT World Cup takes place on the famous street circuit of Macau. Among the competitors plenty of GT drivers that have starred in the Blancpain GT Series.