Daily Archive: May 7, 2008

May 07

Sticky: McMurray paces final Cup Series test at Lowe’s, Carpentier 8th combined time

Earnhardt Jr., Busch among handful of drivers to hit wall

Nearly 50 Cup Series teams left Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Tuesday with a better understanding of how to prepare their racecars for the May 17 Sprint All-Star Race and the May 25 Coca-Cola 600. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Statement from Takuma Sato

I have massive respect for everything that Aguri san has done

What can I say except that I am so sad and disappointed that the Super Aguri F1 team has had to withdraw from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Chris van der Drift on the hunt for Formula 1 Test

The aim is simple: to be champion!

Racecar driver Chris van der Drift is to drive for a third consecutive season with the competitive Italian race-team of JD Motorsport.

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May 07

Shell completes 13,000km, 74-day circumnavigation of India with Ferrari

Ferrari ‘Magic India Discovery’ Tour

The Shell-supported Ferrari ‘Magic India Discovery’ Tour reached its conclusion today in front of the famous Gateway of India in Mumbai, after a 13,000-kilometre, 74-day circumnavigation of India.

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May 07

David Price Racing pushing for improvement in Turkey

Plenty of learning to do

David Price Racing (DPR) heads to the Istanbul Circuit in Turkey this weekend for the second round of the 2008 GP2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Javier Villa Turkey preview

One of the main contenders of this year’s GP2 series

Javier Villa will have in Turkey a fresh chance to show all his skills at the wheel of the Racing Engineering GP2 Dallara in the second race weekend of the F1 feeder series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Q&A with Anthony Davidson, Super Aguri F1 driver 2007-2008

I strongly believe that I have unfinished business in Formula One

The worst moment was hearing that the team was withdrawing

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May 07

A trip to Monza for the First of Three “home” races for the Ducati Xerox Team

Ducati Xerox Monza preview

The Ducati Xerox Team looks forward to the first of three “home” races on the 2008 Superbike calendar, to take place this weekend at the Monza park circuit.

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May 07

A1GP announces season Four timing partner

TW Steel new Official Timing

Precision is a key word in both motorsport and the watch industry, so the announcement of TW Steel as the new Official Timing and Watch Partner for A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is an ideal match.

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May 07

Panasonic Toyota Racing Turkish Grand Prix preview

In the right ‘Bul park

Panasonic Toyota Racing heads east for round five of the 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, for the fourth running of the Turkish Grand Prix at the anti-clockwise Istanbul Park.

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May 07

Adam Carroll returns to Fisichella Motor Sport and GP2

Really looking forward to the whole experience

Adam will replace Adrian Valles, who raced for the team at the opening round in Barcelona. 

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May 07

Racing Engineering Istanbul preview

Continuously increasing speed

The spectacular Istanbul Park track, close to the Turkish capital, will this weekend be the scene of the second date for Racing Engineering with the 2008 GP2 series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

NASCAR: Darlington Raceway news from Marcos Ambrose and Kelly Bires

Marcos Ambrose enjoys untamable Darlington

Marcos Ambrose says that he genuinely enjoys the challenge of Darlington Raceway – the track known as ‘Too Tough To Tame’ – ahead of the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 in Darlington, South Carolina this weekend.

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May 07

Will Power top rookie of official Indy 500 practice

Aussie Vineyards crew to work on the little things now

Will Power has again impressed in preparation for his first Indianapolis 500, finishing the first day of official practice as the top rookie at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship Monza preview

Bayliss Takes Healthy Points Margin to Monza for Round 5

Following his double victory at Assen, Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) will come to Monza for the IDS Italian Round of the HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend with a healthy 70 point lead in the table over his closest rivals as the series reaches third distance. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Dario: Respect this place

Reigning champion warns newcomers to be wary of ‘most difficult track’

He may be nursing a broken ankle from his foray into NASCAR, but reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti has some sage advice for those attempting to tame Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Third test in the Le Mans Series 2008 Championship

Spa-Francorchamps – The Referee

The final meeting before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this race on the legendary circuit of Ardennes will, for some, be the confirmation of what everyone has been observing since the start of the season, but for others the final opportunity to turn the tables before the arrival of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Brawn: Honda has tremendous potential

The team has broken its points duck for the year

Having opened their points account for the year in Barcelona just over a week ago, Honda is now keen for a repeat performance in Turkey this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

DTM Mugello – analysis part 1

dtm.com took a close look at the performances of all the 19 DTM drivers

The third round of the 2008 DTM season, held at Mugello, Italy, featured enthralling battles and several surprising situations for the crowds. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Embassy brings in Kimber-Smith

Le Mans winner joins LMP2 squad for Spa

Embassy Racing has announced that Tom Kimber-Smith will form part of its driver line-up for the third round of the Le Mans Series at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Elliott Sadler tops testing at Lowe’s

Fastest time for the two-day test session

When two days of testing wrapped up at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, there were some smiling faces in the No. 19 Dodge garage. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Do you love bike racing?

Would you like the chance to download more than 30 years of motorcycling history?

The annual Motocourse annual is regarded as one of the most iconic motorsport titles available, with the 2008 season set to see the title published for the 33rd year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Hamilton invites ‘date’ Minogue to Monaco

 Minogue dated Jacques Villeneuve in late nineties

According to rumours in the Australian media, formula one driver Lewis Hamilton may be dating a famous local. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Indy 2005 made me quit Ferrari – Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello made the decision to leave Ferrari halfway through a grand prix in 2005

The Brazilian veteran, who will set a new record as the longest-serving grand prix driver in formula one history this weekend in Turkey, reveals that the final straw was a radio call during the infamous US grand prix at Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Magnussen’s son kicks off open wheeler career

Yet another son of a former formula one driver has kicked off his career in open wheeler car racing

34-year-old Jan Magnussen, of Denmark, made his formula one debut with a one-off McLaren drive in 1995, and then contested 24 further races for the Stewart team until 1998. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Lorenzo ‘worse than first feared’

MotoGP rookie undergoes further tests in Spain

Jorge Lorenzo’s participation in the French MotoGP at Le Mans could be in doubt after further medical examinations revealed that the injuries he sustained in his practice crash in Shanghai are worse than initially feared. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Heidfeld ‘not a top driver’ – Irvine

” Heidfeld’s never been a top, top driver in my opinion” – Eddie Irvine

Robert Kubica has been a standout performer of the 2008 season so far, former grand prix winner Eddie Irvine says. Read the rest of this entry »