Are You Ready to Shine When You Need To?

Are you ready to shine when you need to? This is what separates the champions from those struggling at the back of the grid and the topic is covered in this week’s Racecraft & Race Cars Roundup.

I also have some autocross tips, a braking masterclass and how you can test a trio of Ligier race cars. All this and much more in this week’s edition of the Racecraft & Race Cars Roundup on Motorsport Prospects.

Racecraft Tips & Techniques


Are You Ready to Shine When You Need To?
How to chop time off your autocross runs

In the free edition of On Racing Drivers by Terence Dove he talks about Defending the lead- Dominating vs running scared. “Tell me your plan on how you will win, especially what you will do on the last lap.”

Terry Thomas of Grassroots Motorsport asks, why does track driving make simple instructions so hard to follow? “And while we can all probably agree that looking ahead and being smooth sound like great ideas, do we really know what the heck these phrases mean, never mind why they are so important to attaining driving bliss?”

Last June, Blayze released The Braking Masterclass For Racecar Drivers. If you missed it, here is your chance to review it now. “Where and how we attack and release the brakes is the single most important part of the corner and race track. In this article, we’re going to tackle exactly how we can improve our braking so that you can enter into any corner in the fastest possible way.”

Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets explains the four-step vision process he spend two years researching.

Ross also answers the question, how do I know when to change the brake bias with my mid-engine GT car?

Your Data Analysis has created an online course on data analysis called Motorsports Data Analysis Course: Unlock the Secrets Hiding in Your Data and has made available two free sample lessons for you to view. More information on the course can be found here.


Are You Ready to Shine When You Need To?

In the video above, Enzo Mucci explains how actions speak louder than words so when its time to shine make sure you are up to the task. And this applies on track as well as off.

Are You Ready to Shine When You Need To?

In the video above, go behind the scenes of a race car driver evaluation with Sabré Cook at Michigan State University with Dr. Ferguson and his team, and find out if she qualifies to go to space!

Race Car & Series Developments

2024 F2 Race Car

The new 2024 F2 car has been introduced. F2 boss Bruno Michel explains how it should be slightly faster but no heavier than the current car while being more accessible to drivers.

BMW has started development on an Evo version of the M4 GT3 with plans to roll the car out to customers in 2025. “The window of under and overdriving overdriving still needs to be bigger, so you don’t need to be a super professional driver which sits in the car every week like we do, to be able to squeeze out the maximum. Just make it even more drivable for everybody. And this is from the hardware, from the aerodynamics, but also from the ABS and traction control as well, for example.”

Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli teams competing in the Indianapolis 8 Hour will no longer be required to include a Silver-rated driver in their lineup, reversing a rule that was put in place for last year’s event. “As outlined in the draft sporting regulations for the event released by SRO Motorsports Group last Monday, IGTC Pro entries are free to nominate a lineup entirely consisting of Platinum-graded drivers or lower.”

Registrations for the upcoming season of Gulf ProCar have now opened. This is your opportunity to book in advance and secure your slot on the grid. With expanded grids throughout every class, this season promises to be bigger than ever and grow on the success of the newly managed series in 2022/2023. Should you have any inquiries or need assistance with the registration process, please feel free to reach out to Jake at

Driving Force Events, the organizer of the Gulf 12 Hours, has announced a new winter endurance event for February 2024 which will be held at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. The two-day event will be open to all GT cars (touring cars and prototypes are not permitted), and all drivers with a national license.

Feeder Series had a talk with Akhilesh Reddy, Chairman of Racing Promotions Private Limited (RPPL), Indian F4’s promoter on Indian F4’s ambitious goals and why they feel “We are the best winter series for a young driver“.

Track Days

Ligier Automotive has three race cars that you can test:

  • LIGIER JS2 R: The GT designed exclusively for racing and its hotted up version for endurance races
  • LIGIER JS P4: The easy-to-drive sports prototype to start in endurance racing
  • LIGIER JS P320: The new generation LMP3 with the seven 2022 LMP3 titles

To book a test session (two-hour slot, half day or full day), contact To organize a test session in the United States, contact

Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets explains how motorsport is more accessible than any other sport when it comes from the perspective to be able to play on the same field.

You love F1. You love Indy car racing and IMSA, as well as taking your daily driver to the track on the weekend. So, what do you do? You go to Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the same track that Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, and Fernando Alonso race on. Or drive the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

You go to Sebring for a track day event, or Laguna Seca for a club race. This is the equivalent of playing on a NFL team’s field or Centre Court at Wimbledon.

In what other sport can you do this? Motorsport is more accessible than almost any other sport, at least from the perspective of being able to participate on the same field as the best in the world do.

Racey Thoughts: Our Sport is More Accessible Than Any Other

Racing Opportunities

Are You Ready to Shine When You Need To?

In the video above, Grassroots Motorsports looks at what you need to know in picking an “arrive and drive” race team.

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