Race car manufacturer Tatuus has teased their new Formula Regional car that they are working on along with how their new Eurocup-3 will be a preview of it.
In addition to this, the new Mustang GT3 begins testing this week, Spec MX-5 Challenge is looking for your best move and the TCR World Tour may be headed to Macau.
All this and much more in this week’s edition of the Motorsport Series Roundup on Motorsport Prospects.
The Ford Mustang GT3 is set for on-track testing at Sebring International Raceway this week for what is believed to be the first major test outing for the Blue Oval’s new GT3 challenger. Ford Performance global motorsports director Mark Rushbrook previously told Sportscar365 that testing for the Multimatic-built car was due to begin in the opening months of the year, utilizing two cars and undertaking running in both North America and Europe.
The current generation of LMP2 cars will continue to be eligible for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship until the end of the 2025 season.
“To enable current and potential future participants to properly plan ahead, IMSA today confirmed that the LMP2 class with the current generation cars will continue to be eligible in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through the end of the 2025 season. Specific details on IMSA’s future plans for LMP3 eligibility within IMSA sanctioned series will be announced by June 1, 2023.”
Continuing down the path of exposing the Series to others, the Spec MX-5 Challenge have announced a $1,000.00 cash prize for the move of the year.
“More details to follow shortly, but it will involve sharing your favorite passes, accident avoidance maneuvers and other in car excitement to your Instagram and YouTube pages. Voting will be done online at the end of the season and awarded at the 2023 National Championship event by representatives of MiataCage.com who is sponsoring the cash prize.”
In a feature on Feeder Series, Tatuus CEO Gianfranco de Bellis talks about the future of the company as well as their new Formula Regional car and what is to come with Eurocup-3.
“The FIA is making a lot of aerodynamical studies with a lot of simulations for the future rules of the Formula Regional Gen2 car. There is a lot of work to be done on the front wing, the endplates, the rear wing, et cetera. We know that the Gen2 will have to allow drivers to get closer to each other, to allow them to overtake in better ways. We will be going in a bit the same direction as the technical revolution F1 had in 2022. Not with the same ground effect – we will stay with the same concept of aerodynamics.”
“For sure, you will see some preview of the Gen2 in Eurocup-3. It’s not complete of course, but I would say there will be an anticipation of the Formula Regional Gen2 car – an anticipation in order to win some downforce, to help the driver to follow the car in front in the corners.
Open Formula Challenge, the series for Formula Regional and Formula 4 cars in China launched last year, has announced plans for a five-round season in 2023. Top Speed plans for the same event format of two qualifying sessions and two races lasting 23 minutes plus one lap to be used in 2023, with the target for F4 cars to fill the secondary class. There is already a national F4 championship in China.
The Pau street circuit will replace the Red Bull Ring round in an amended 2023 TCR Europe calendar. The change does not affect the TCR World Tour calendar, which will join TCR Europe for three events, Portimão, Spa and Hungaroring.
Macau’s Motor Sports Authority AAMC, the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee and WSC Group are working together to finalize the agreement to make the Macau Guia Race become the final event of the 2023 KUMHO TCR World Tour. Marcello Lotti, President of WSC, said: “We would be very proud to add Macau to the already impressing list of famous circuits that will host the inaugural season of the KUMHO TCR World Tour.
Miscellaneous Racing Series
This year’s 24 Hours of Spa has announced the support races that will be racing on the weekend and it is an impressive and diverse mixture of racing series including GT, single-seater and esports competitions. These are the series that will be racing:
- McLaren Trophy Europe
- Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe
- Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine
- GT4 European Series & GT4 Scandinavia
- GT1 Sports Club by Curbstone
- Grasser Retains Schmid to Lead Two-Car Lineup
- Trio of teams name 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS line-ups
- Twelve Audi Sport drivers and three teams at the Nürburgring 24 Hours
- BWT Mücke Motorsport set to make LMP3 debut in Prototype Cup
- Absolute Racing reveals Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS comeback
- Racing Team Turkey Reveals Le Mans Line-Up, Livery
- Glickenhaus to Forgo Nürburgring 24
- Isotta Planning to Shake Down LMH Car Next Month
- Feeney, Whincup in transcontinental Triple Eight GT campaign