HAVE YOUR SAY WE NEED YOU! GET IN­VOLVED WITH MN MN SAYS... Sportscar ghts at Sil­ver­stone

WRITE TO US Motorsport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP Porsche 919 looks the best, but will it still set the LMP1 pace?

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It is no longer news that the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship is one of the great suc­cess sto­ries of mod­ern motorsport, but this sea­son the omens are look­ing even bet­ter than they did in 2015.

This time last year, we al­ready had a pretty good idea that Toy­ota wouldn’t re­ally be in the fight, and so it proved. But if the new TS050 is as good as An­thony Davidson thinks it is, we could be in for a three-way fight, and with three dif­fer­ent look­ing LMP1 rac­ers. You could cer­tainly tell the Toy­ota, Porsche 919 and Audi R18 apart if they were all painted white.

For my money, the 2016 ver­sion of the 919 is one of the best look­ing sportscars for ages. Due to aero re­quire­ments and knowl­edge, the noses of top-level sportscars haven’t been the pret­ti­est things in re­cent years, but the 919 re­verses that trend.

The GT cars (al­most) al­ways look great, though I think those mas­sive rear dif­fusers will take some get­ting used to. This year we also have two old foes – Fer­rari and Ford – go­ing at it again. Not to men­tion an im­proved As­ton Martin and Porsche.

My only real gripe about Sil­ver­stone’s WEC opener is that it clashes with the first British GT round at Brands Hatch. And the British Tour­ing Car visit to Don­ing­ton Park. It’s noth­ing new, but some­times motorsport re­ally doesn’t do it­self any favours... Kevin Turner, Edi­tor

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■ Driv­ers’ press con­fer­ence: Thurs­day 1100-1130hrs ■ FP1: Fri­day 0245-0450hrs ■ FP2: Fri­day 0645-0900hrs ■ Team prin­ci­pals’ press con­fer­ence: Fri­day 0900-0930hrs

The F1 Show live: Fri­day 0930-1000hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day 0445-0615hrs

Peter Hamil­ton caught this dra­matic pic­ture of a Mazda MX-5 racer get­ting things wrong Andy Neate in the Druids gravel, by Gary Hill A side­ways Es­cort Mk2, taken by James Lo­max

A cou­ple of Mazda MX-5S, taken by Justin Ward Jack Mor­ris took this. The VW is on the edge...

Will Owen went to the forests to get this snap

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