Bentley has added the Sebring 12 Hours to its 2003 Le Mans programme, and is expected to field a brace of EXP Speed 8s at both races. The team will now be run from the premises of Racing Technology Norfolk under team director John Wickham.
The provisional calendar for the 2003 World Rally Championship omits the Safari Rally, bringing to an end the event’s presence on the world stage. First held in 1953, it has in recent years been increasingly at odds with the format of other WRC events.
Rockingham Motor Speedway has announced a new CEO following the departure of David Grace. Ashley Pover is the new circuit boss, and he has already hinted at holding non-motorsport events. “Rockingham’s strengths are not limited to motor racing; it’s going to become a wonderful family venue with other forms of entertainment,” he said.
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