TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver Richard Lietz is being flown back to his native Austria for surgery, after breaking his arm this morning at Virginia International Raceway. His Porsche 911 RSR was hit by the Corvette C7R of Jan Magnussen, after both spun off due to fluids on the track.
Take your favorite, most gorgeous, prettiest sports cars in the world. Now make incredible racing versions of those. That's the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and the race at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan was captured in these glorious photos.
Yesterday's Tudor United SportsCar Challenge race in Detroit featured some good racing, as usual, but the final lap was incredible. It was a true brawl for the lead, with banging, bruising, a broken tire, and even a drift or two. You should watch it all right now, starting at 1:38 in the video above.
Thought Sebring looked pretty during practice? Here are all the shots from the actual race. And somehow, these cars look even better when they're truly being driven in anger.
First Matteo Mallucelli's incident, and now this. Gaston Kearby decided that the best way to get back on track after spinning out was to spin his wheels some more, and whip out onto the racing line, causing Alex Tagliani to slam into him. What the hell, Gaston Kearby?
Poor Matteo Malucelli. First he has a big wreck in Daytona, and then he did what you do when merging onto the highway, except he had the visibility of a racecar and no sideview mirror. A crash was the inevitable result.
Want to see the race at Sebring, but don't have a TV? Can't watch the full online livestream, for some reason? Well here's a whole bunch of pictures, courtesy of MotorsportMedia, from yesterday's practice. Somehow, the race seems to get prettier and prettier every year.
The World Endurance Championship is now holding a six hour race in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. This is good. They removed the 12 Hours of Sebring from their schedule. This is bad. The WEC has to have a 12 hour race.
Audi has a tendency to dominate in whatever motor racing endeavor it enters, from rally to LMP racing at Le Mans. The news that Audi is considering entering the IndyCar series, with its famous namesake race, may come as a bit of a worry, then, to Chevrolet and Honda, the current engine suppliers to the series.