Daily Archive: August 2, 2008

Aug 02

Bayliss takes 5th pole of the season after a “wet” superpole at Brands

Ducati Xeroz Team looking good for tomorrow

After mixed conditions throughout the day it came as no real surprise when this afternoon’s Superpole was declared “wet”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Team Alstare Suzuki: Wet Superpole causes confusion

Round 10, Brands Hatch

Just before the start of Superpole, rain began to fall on the Brands Hatch circuit and so the organisers decided that the 16-rider shoot-out would be a “Wet Superpole”, giving the riders 50 minutes and a maximum of twelve laps to set their fastest lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Jacques Villeneuve at home on this road

Jacques Villeneuve 4th, Carpentier 5th and Ranger 15th in qualifying

2008-08-02Jacques Villeneuve knows Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal well. After all, it’s named after his father. He just has to adjust to racing on it in a stock car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Andrew Ranger pleases the crowd with a victory in Montreal (+results)

His second victory in NASCAR Canada

08-08-02_IMG_5344Andrew Ranger  wrote another history page at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve by winning the NASCAR Canadian Tire race in front of a joyous crowd.

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Aug 02

GP2 Series Teams Hungaroring race 1 report (updated)

Hungaroring GP2 Series race 1 report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Di Grassi powers to victory in Hungary (+standings)

Di Grassi powers to victory in Hungary

Lucas di Grassi has opened his win account for the year in fine form at the Hungaroring today.

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Aug 02

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying report (updated²)

Formula One teams Hungaroring qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Theissen to wait on Heidfeld future

He has to work systematically

Despite Nick Heidfeld insisting he is “relaxed” about his future at BMW-Sauber, team boss Mario Theissen in Hungary stopped short of saying the German will be retained beyond 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Honda chiefs step up efforts to woo Alonso

Hopefully Fernando decides to come to us

Honda chiefs in Hungary stepped up the rhetoric as they bid to attract Fernando Alonso to the Japanese team for 2009 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Hamilton – I don’t need the August break

I don’t need a break

When the chequered flag waves on the Hungaroring pit straight on Sunday, many elements of the formula one circus will breathe a sigh of relief. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Hamilton leader in Hungary (+grid)

Lewis Hamilton on pole at Hongariring

The starting grid for the 11th Grand Prix of the season in Budapest is now completed.

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Aug 02

Tow truck in a box to sponsor Carpentier at Michigan, Talladega & Watkins Glen

Carpentier’s our man

2008-08-01 - VendrediGillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Tow Truck in a Box will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 10 Dodge at the Michigan and Talladega Sprint Cup races and the No. 9 Dodge in the Watkins Glen Nationwide race this season.

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Aug 02

Team Alstare Suzuki Friday report

Yukio third!

Team Suzuki Alstare rider Yukio Kagayama mastered a bumpy track and blustery conditions in this afternoon’s qualifying at Brands Hatch to end the day with the third fastest lap time. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

The Ducati Xerox team fails to demonstrate it’s true potential

Qualifying – Brands Hatch  

Although conditions remained dry for the first World Superbike qualifying session of the weekend, the Ducati Xerox Team had a few difficulties during the day which left the two factory riders Michel Fabrizio and Troy Bayliss in eleventh and twelfth position respectively at the close of play Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Truro racer finds time to shine

Truro motorcycle racer Brian Blaauwendraat certainly knows how to make an impression

When the Parts Canada Superbike Championship made its traditional stop at Atlantic Motorsport Park last August, he surprised many observers by winning the Amateur 600 Sport Bike event in convincing fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Heidfeld ‘relaxed’ about future at BMW

Turned things around and quite happy

No-one at BMW-Sauber will talk about the team’s driver lineup for 2009, but Nick Heidfeld in Hungary said he is feeling “relaxed” about his future. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Rosberg staying at Williams in 2009

I don’t regret anything

Nico Rosberg clarified on Friday that he will stay with the Williams team in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »