How a race team puts a season together

Every motorsport fan has a favorite team, championship, car or driver and in the motorsport world this can change on a regular basis depending on who is running what, where, and with which drivers. In other team sports such as football, rugby or cricket the only thing that really changes are the players, the team itself keeps the same shirt, the same badge and plays at the same place (well for at least half the season). Motorsport doesn’t.

This blog post is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts looking at how a motorsport team puts a season together, how they prep for a race, what a motorsport teams workshop looks like and a look at the racing world from a mechanics point of view. My aim with these posts is to cast light on an area of motorsport that most fans don’t even think about let alone see. Continue reading

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The wonderful variety of GT3 racers

One of the things that I love about GT racing is the sheer variety of cars on offer for the discerning spectator to gork at. This blog post is going to look at what I believe to be the most varied category, GT3.

Over the last couple of years there have been some great additions to the stable of GT3 cars competing in championships such as Blancpain, British GT and Belcar, and this year we get to see some hotly anticipated cars racing a full season for the first time. Continue reading

Top 10 YouTube Motorsport Videos

A list of top 10 motorsport videos is well overdue. Like most motorsport fans I love watching a great video on YouTube, there are a few out there but it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. For some bizarre reason people feel the need to upload videos of them playing a computer game and then trying to label it as “Best racing video ever!” or “amazing motorsport footage”.  As a result of too many frustrated searches I have put this list of top 10 motorsport videos together so you can watch the best and avoid the worst. All these can be found on the internet, just click on the title to watch, if they are not on the Continue reading

Latest pictures of the new Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3

Some of you may have read my blog post on the first pictures of the new Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 in testing. One of my contacts in motorsport has sent me these photos as a follow up on that post.

Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 new photo

The all new Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 in it's Beechdean colours

The Pictures are of the new Aston Vantage V12 GT3. This is the test and development chassis ‘X3’ which Prodrive have sold to Andrew Howard to be ‘factory run’ in the British Continue reading

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 – First Photos

Like any motorsport fan I do like a good Aston Martin and since the retirement of the venerable Aston Martin DBRS9 was announced we have all been waiting for our first look of the all new Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

So far all Aston Martin have shown us is some computer designed images of their new car. However, I have managed to come across some photos of the Vantage GT3 going through it’s paces at Prodrive’s test track in Warwick.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 development photo
The all new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Continue reading