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Racing News: USAC to Sanction New Porsche Series, Lola Cars Returns With Formula E Entry

By SEMA News Editors

Porsche Motorsports Announces USAC-Sanctioned Endurance Series
Porsche Endurance Challenge

Porsche Motorsport North America is launching a new one-make championship, the Porsche Endurance Challenge North America.

Sanctioned by the Speedway, Indiana-based United States Auto Club (USAC), the four-event championship will include three 60-minute races and a single six-hour endurance race.

Each round will feature a category for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and a class for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. Cars currently authorized to race in either the USAC-sanctioned Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama or the Porsche Sprint Challenge USA West by Yokohama are eligible to enter the Porsche Endurance Challenge North America.

The series will begin on May 26, with a 60-minute round at the Circuit of The Americas, and conclude on November 22 with a six-hour endurance race at the Austin, Texas, facility.

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Lola Cars Partners With Yamaha to Enter Formula E
Lola Formula E

Lola Cars, the revived car builder based in the United Kingdom, is returning to global motorsports by entering the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in partnership with Yamaha Motor Company.

The company is working with Yamaha to develop and supply a powertrain to compete in the all-electric series.

Founded by Eric Broadley in 1958, Lola Cars has designed and produced nearly 5,000 race cars spanning 400 different model types. Till Bechtolsheimer, chairman of Lola Cars, purchased the brand in 2022.

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