July 31st, 2013
Blancpain Endurance Series boss Stephane Ratel has admitted that the equalisation rules hindered Audi in last weekend’s Spa 24 Hours round and has promised changes for the remainder of the season. Ratel said that the so-called Balance of Performance that rendered the Audi R8 LMS uncompetitive at Spa and left the German manufacturer’s Pro Cup class teams, WRT and Phoenix, with no chance of victory was wrong. Ratel told AUTOSPORT: “We need an adjustment, for me that is clear.
July 30th, 2013
British Formula 3′s change of direction for 2014 has already tempted one new team to declare an interest in entering. Swedish-owned Performance Racing, which competes in the German F3 Cup, wants to put together a squad to return to a championship it contested between 2001 and ’07
July 26th, 2013
The British Formula 3 International Series is to revert to ‘national’ status from the 2014 season. Series promoter Stephane Ratel announced at Spa on Friday evening that a six-round calendar featuring just one foreign trip – supporting the Spa 24 Hours – is being worked upon
November 3rd, 2012
FIA GT World Series titles are set to be awarded on the basis of points scored in Stephane Ratel’s new-for-2013 GT Sprint Series and his Blancpain Endurance Series next season. Ratel proposed such a plan in July , and has now revealed that he has reached an agreement in principle with FIA President Jean Todt for competitors in the two series to compete for manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. He formulated the plan following his decision not to continue running the FIA GT1 World Championship after the end of this season.