Nurburgring instead of Spa for Griffin

May 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

One door closes and another one opens as Griffin heads for the Nurburgring!

GT driver, Matt Griffin has experienced a change to his calendar this coming weekend after Ram Racing had to withdraw their entry in Rd 2 of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa in order to be better placed to concentrate on the Le Mans 24 hours and the rest of the World Endurance Championship. The diligent Irishman will now be heading to Nurburgring,... [Read more...]

A solid start to the season for Matt Griffin

April 24, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Matt and his AF team mates top the podium

Ferrari ace and 2013 ELMS champion Matt Griffin tasted success and disappointment at Silverstone this weekend in the first round on the European Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship. The busy Irishman successfully juggled the two race events which were held on the same weekend at the famous Northamptonshire circuit. Griffin was quickest in... [Read more...]

Status GP and HVM Racing join forces for FIA WEC Campaign

December 13, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Anglo-Irish sportscar team Status Grand Prix has forged an alliance with IndyCar Series team HVM Racing to field a joint entry in next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship

Anglo-Irish sportscar team Status Grand Prix has forged an alliance with IndyCar Series team HVM Racing to field a joint entry in next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. Following on from a successful two-day test of Status GP’s Lola-Judd B12/80 Coupe in Spain last week, HVM and Status GP will combine their technical and commercial resources... [Read more...]

Kane’s team raps up Season as Vice-Champions

October 30, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Kane and his co-drivers Nick Leventis and Danny Watts achieved the feat by finishing on the podium in all eight rounds of the Championship – the final one being Saturday’s gruelling 6 Hours... [Read more...]

Kane Cements Championship Position

October 20, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Nick Leventis/Danny Watts/Jonny Kane Strakka Racing HPD ARX 03a Honda. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Northern Irelands Jonny Kane has again been in action helping Strakka Racing secure 2nd place in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 Privateers’ Cup, with the final round of the year (Shanghai, 28 October) yet to come. Kane and the other team drivers Nick Leventis and Danny Watts finished the 6 Hours of Fuji 3rd Privateer and 6th overall.... [Read more...]

Kane Stays Cool In Desert Heat For Podium

October 3, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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1st FIA WEC Privateer was a just reward for Ulster's Jonny Kane and his Strakka Racing Team in Bahrain

Ulsterman Jonny Kane brought all his experience of night time racing to bear as he and Strakka Racing scored a magnificent double podium – 1st FIA WEC Privateer and 3rd overall at the 6 Hours of Bahrain (Saturday 29 September). With limited previous experience of the 3.36 mile (5.412km) Bahrain Grand Prix circuit layout and the gruelling enduro starting... [Read more...]

Mark Twomey: WEC Silverstone

September 9, 2012 by Mark Twomey  

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The Status GP LMP2 car is one of two teams proudly flying the Irish flag. Photo: Mark Twomey

I woke Saturday morning to something of a rarity, a dry morning summer morning, so I decided to make the short trip to Silverstone. Seeing as I wasn’t racing myself in Kirkistown I had to get some sort of motorsport fix and when the pinnacle of GT sports car racing is only 40 min away it would be rude not to go. So I grabbed my camera and hit the... [Read more...]

A win for Griffin in Silverstone!

August 30, 2012 by Matt Griffin Press Office  

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Griffin gained a well deserved place on the top step of the podium in Silverstone

Irishman Matt Griffin gained a well deserved place on the top step of the podium with Italian team mates Marco Cioci and Piergiuseppe Perazzini in round 4 of the World Endurance Championship Pro-Am class held at Silverstone, Northamptonshire this weekend. Racing the AF Corse – Waltrip run Ferrari 458 GTE Griffin, who took over from Perazzini two hours... [Read more...]

Kane Gets Home Flags Flying

August 29, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Nick Leventis (GBR)/Danny Watts (GBR)/Jonny Kane (GBR) Strakka Racing HPD ARX 03a Honda. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

With the UK still basking in the after glow of the Olympics it was NI born sport car racer Jonny Kane’s chance to get the union flags flying last weekend (25th,26th August) as it was Kane’s and his Strakka team’s home round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone Northamptonshire. Strakka’s first hurdle of the weekend... [Read more...]

Griffin ready for Silverstone World Endurance Championship

August 21, 2012 by Matt Griffin Press Office  

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Matt Griffin is confident going into this weekend’s round 4 of the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

Irishman Matt Griffin is confident going into this weekend’s round 4 of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) event being held at Silverstone, Northamptonshire where he will Pilot the number 61 AF Corse – Waltrip entered Ferrari 458 GTE. After finishing 3rd in the Rd 2 of the WEC in Spa, The Ferrari GT driver is hungry to go two better at Silverstone,... [Read more...]