FIA GT Series 2013 - Season Review
The 2013 FIA GT Series underwent changes in 2013, retaining GT3 cars as the
mainstay, but creating sub-classes for Pro, Pro-Am and Gentleman driver
line-ups. All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport did not return to defend their
Teams' World Champions.
Blancpain Endurance Series - Round 1 - Monza - Highlights -2013
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The Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA GT Series are world class 'Grand
Touring' competition for homologated GT3 supercars that are organised and
promoted by the SRO Motorsports Group.
For 2013 the FIA GT Series brings a fresh and exciting look with a
three-class structure guaranteed to generate spectacular action throughout
the large grids. Titles will be awarded to three different class champions
at the end of the season in Pro Cup, Pro-Am and the Gentlemen's Trophy
classes. The Blancpain Endurance Series continues to be the world's most
subscribed and best supported GT series with upwards of 55 cars racing at
legendary tracks like Monza, Silverstone, Nurburgring and of course the
majestic Spa-Francorchamps where the jewel in the crown of endurance GT
races takes place at the end of July -- the world famous 24 Hours of Spa.
Some of the world's most iconic supercar brands will go wheel-to-wheel in
2013 as Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan
and Porsche fight epic battles on some classic tracks. All the cars will
be performance balanced with weight and restrictor adjustments to make
different makes more equal, thus delivering monumental on-track scraps.
Add to this potent mix of top GT cars, some world class drivers like 9-time
World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, Brazilian racing legend, Caca Bueno,
multiple GT champion, Stephane Ortelli, and many other top names, and a
sensational year of racing lies ahead this season.
You can catch the following races here live:
2013 FIA GT Series calendar
1st April: Nogaro, France
21st April: Zolder, Belgium
14th July: Zandvoort, Netherlands
18th August: Slovakiaring, Slovakia
13th October: Navarra, Spain
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series calendar
14th April: Monza, Italy
2nd June: Silverstone, GB
30th June: Paul Ricard, France
27th July: 24Hrs of Spa, Belgium
22nd September: Nürburgring 1000kms, Germany
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2010 Formula Drift Round 3 - Falken Takes 1st and 2nd at New Jersey
FONTANA, CA -- Team Falken's Daijiro Yoshihara scored his second victory in
a row at Round 3 of the Formula Drift Championship in New Jersey. Dubbed
"The Gauntlet", Wall Speedway is known for its unforgiving course layout
and harsh banked turn to in-field transition. For Falken, although a repeat
of 2009's Wall podium sweep was just narrowly missed, a Déjà Vu top 2
finish from this year's Round 2 at Road Atlanta set Yoshihara and Vaughn
Gittin Jr. once again on top of the podium with very close one, two finish.
Vaughn in the ASD built Monster Energy / Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang continues to lead the series
followed by Dai in his Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan Silvia S13 built
by SPD Metalworks.
Darren "D-Mac" McNamara fought hard for third position but that achievement
was cut short by two time Formula D Champion, Tanner Foust. The only feat
more astonishing than the battle with Foust was the fact that the vehicle
even made it to the starting line! During Top 4 competition running against
Yoshihara, Darren drifted off line and made contact with the immoveable
guardrail causing damage that required major suspension component
replacement both front and rear. "I've never seen this team work harder"
said Jonathon Bradford, Falken's Drift Team Supervisor. "Every hand
available was frantically helping to get the Sky back on track. It was a
team effort like I've never seen."
Other notable accomplishments include Justin Pawlak's 4th place qualifying
and Top 8 finish, Ross Petty's 6th place qualifying and Top 16 finish and
Tyler McQuarrie's door-to-door battle with current championship points
leader and Falken team mate, Vaughn Gittin Jr. during the Top 16 rounds.
"It's always hard when two of our team members are going head to head but
we always tell our drivers, may the best man win" declared Andrew Hoit,
Falken's Director of Marketing.
So far, Team Falken has claimed back-to-back first and second place
finishes and five podiums in three events, including all three wins.
"This season is still far from over, but our team's determination is at an
all time high" said Nick Fousekis, Falken's Sr. Consumer Marketing Manager.
"Couple focus and perseverance with world-class partners/supporters and a
product like Falken Tire, and you get a winning combination" Fousekis
The Azenis RT-615K clad Falken Team continues on to Round 4 of the
championship in Monroe, WA July 9-10 at Evergreen Speedway.
Additionally, Falken played host to 175 dealer guests who participated in
the company's hospitality, as Team Falken's aggressive marketing program,
hospitality rig and factory support trailer were in full use during the