Jan 23

SportsCars: Porsche’s 911 RSR ‘Evo’ Debuts At Rolex 24

Porsche 911 RSR “Evo” (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche 911 RSR “Evo” (Photo: John Dagys)

This weekend’s at Daytona marks a number of firsts, including the highly anticipated debut of Porsche’s all-new factory GT Le Mans team, as well the first outing of the German manufacturer’s 911 RSR “Evo” on U.S. soil.

Having completed a successful rollout in last year’s WEC season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, the newest evolution 911 is now set to take on the as part of the factory two-car CORE autosport-run effort.

The new 911 RSR features a number of updates over the 2013 Le Mans class-winning model, including a revised front bumper and radiator placement, a 1 inch wider rim on the rear axle and a 85mm wider rear wing, the latter two thanks to waivers from the ACO.

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Jan 23

SportsCars: Rolex 24 At Daytona Photo Gallery — Gearing Up!

The new Corvette C7.R makes its worldwide debut this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

The new Corvette C7.R makes its worldwide debut this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual at Daytona.

Check out the pics coming from Wednesday and Thursday practice in preparation for the Rolex 24.

FOX has all your coverage of Rolex 24 at Daytona!

TV Schedule (Saturday, Jan. 25-26):

  • 1:30 p.m. ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
  • 2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
  • 4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
  • 9 p.m.-7 a.m. ET on .com
  • 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also be available by viewing multiple on-board cameras during the action!

You can also stream the full race by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

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Jan 23

F1: FIA Confirms Cost Control Measures On The Way

(L-R) Bernie Ecclestone of the Formula One Group and Jean Todt the President of the FIA 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone (left) sits with president Jean Todt. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA has confirmed its earlier plan to introduce cost control and cost reduction regulations for 2015, following a meeting on Wednesday.

The regulations will be presented to the World Motor Sport Council in June and will come into force for the start of next season.

An FIA statement said: “The FIA president reaffirmed to members of the WMSC the FIA’s intention to assure a healthy, affordable and spectacular FIA Formula One World Championship for the long-term future. At a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group yesterday, chaired by the FIA president, and attended by Bernie Ecclestone and the teams, it was unanimously agreed that cost reduction and cost control regulations will be presented to the WMSC in June 2014 for introduction in January 2015.”

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Jan 23

F1: Vandoorne Confirmed As McLaren Reserve Driver

Stoffel Vandoorne in the third round of the 2013 World Series by Renault at the Moscow Raceway.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Stoffel Vandoorne reacts during the third round of the 2013 World Series by Renault at Moscow Raceway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Stoffel Vandoorne has been named as ’s reserve driver, and the Belgian will also run a season of GP2 with ART.

Vandoorne is McLaren’s second talented young protege, and lost out to colleague Kevin Magnussen in the fight for the Renault 3.5 title last year. He’s clearly being lined up for a promotion to a race seat if an opportunity arises.

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Jan 23

SportsCars: Priaulx Set For New Chapter With BMW Team RLL

BMW Motorsport, Andy Priaulx BMW Works Driver. (Photo: BMW)

Andy Priaulx has a new racing home. (Photo: BMW)

After making his mark in touring cars, Andy Priaulx is set to begin a new chapter in GT racing, as the three-time WTCC champion shifts to racing full-time in the this year.

The 40-year-old BMW factory driver, who is coming off a two-year stint in the German manufacturer’s DTM program, has joined BMW Team RLL, teaming with Bill Auberlen in the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTE for the entire 11-round championship.

It all begins with this weekend’s at Daytona, where the accomplished Brit will be chasing top honors in the GT Le Mans class.

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