Daily Archive: August 29, 2008

Aug 29

MotoGP: Stoner makes perfect Misano start

Casey Stoner fastest on Friday practice for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano

Casey Stoner may have suffered two costly falls at the past two rounds, but the reigning world champion underlined that his raw speed remains intact by setting the pace in both of Friday’s free practice sessions at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Only Buemi ready for STR race debut – Marko

The only one who can say he is really ready

Of all the youngsters queued at F1’s door, only Sebastien Buemi is ready to make his debut for Toro Rosso next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Predators have strong start to New Jersey challenge

Pritiko and Boyer looking forward to a good weekend

Predators Autosports is coming off a solid finish at Trois Rivieres, and now the team is focusing on the next challenge, New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Theissen wants Friday GP testing

Mario Theissen is open to the formula one calendar expanding to a maximum of 20 races

Only if the format for the actual grand prix weekend is restructured. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Goodyear posts $5,000 team bonus for ACT showdown

The race will feature the top 11 drivers from the U.S.-based American-Canadian Tour (ACT)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of Akron, OH has posted a “team” bonus for the Coors Light 200 “Showdown at Chaudière” all-star Late Model stock car event at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction, QC on Saturday, Sept. 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Franchitti, Dyson out front early in Detroit

In the first practice for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge by Bosch

Dyson Racing’s Marino Franchitti made a late jump to the top of the timing chart Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Pair-A-Nines – A star-studded team

The 2007 Sport Twins class defending champions

Since its inception in October 2006, the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series has boasted some of the most famous teams and riders to be found in two-wheeled racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Valencia F1 buildings to be razed

Torn down over the winter

garage-camions d'Perhaps the most charming and interesting feature of the new Valencia street circuit was the building housing the pits and team garages. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

GE Canada to join Octane Motorsport team for Mosport

Lauzière and Kenzie to share driving duty on the Mini Cooper S

The Octane Motorsport racing team announced today that GE Canada will provide sponsorship to the race team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

AIM Autosport taking it down to the wire

Frisselle and Wilkins strive for another podium in New Jersey

AIM Autosport arrived in Millville, New Jersey ready to attack the brand new Thunderbolt circuit at New Jersey Motorsport Park (NJMP) for the penultimate round of the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Masters-winner Jules Bianchi claims maiden pole position

Still have to become quicker in fast corners

Frenchman Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix, 0:41.668 min) claimed pole position for the 13th season round.

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Aug 29

Monza day three test report

Formula One teams Monza day three test report

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

Aug 29

Hülkenberg travels to the UK as championship leader

Unfortunately, overtaking is virtually impossible, there

Nico Hülkenberg (ART Grand Prix), test driver for the Williams Formula 1 team, is going to contest this weekend’s Formula 3 Euro Series rounds held at Brands Hatch’s short Indy Circuit as new championship leader.

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Aug 29

Kubica – I don’t like the spotlight

Proud of what I have achieved

Robert Kubica has ruled out returning to live permanently in his native Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Italians bring endurance racing passion to the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series

Italian racers Federico Mannheimer and Fabrizio Guerra will travel the world to find a good endurance racing series

That passion has brought them to North America and the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

ING Renault F1 Team: Back to reality with a bump

Back to the test track

To say that the European Grand Prix was disappointing for the ING Renault F1 Team is a masterpiece of understatement. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

A1GP heads to the streets of Indonesia

And A1 Team Monaco joins series

At an event in Indonesia today plans were announced for the street circuit which will be the venue for A1GP World Cup of Motorsport’s return to the country for Season Four. Lippo Village, near Jakarta will host the series only street race of the season, A1GP Indonesia, on 6 – 8 February 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Massa ends his Monza test in Ascari gravel

In excess of 250kph

After going quickest on Wednesday, Valencia winner c had an ignominious end to his test driving duties on Thursday by beaching his Ferrari in Monza’s Ascari chicane gravel bed. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Belgian Grand Prix preview

In the heart of the deeply-forested Belgian Ardennes

One of Formula 1’s most revered racetracks, the Spa Francorchamps road course has been a mainstay of the world championship calendar since it began in 1950.

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Aug 29

BMW Sauber F1 Team Belgian Grand Prix preview

13th of 18 World Championship races

Formula One trades stifling urban heat for fresh mountain air: after the Valencia street circuit on which the BMW Sauber F1 Team took its eighth podium place of the season, the Belgian Grand Prix beckons in the Ardennes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Voices of Belle Isle: Dyson Racing

Just because Dyson Racing is going head-to-head with Penske Racing in LMP2

Don’t think the Dyson gang doesn’t appreciate all the work that Roger Penske and his organization has done at Detroit’s Belle Isle. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Boucher on familiar ground

This is like home for me

Although she has traveled all over the world, Shannonville Motorsport Park feels like home for motorcycle racer Marie-Josee Boucher.

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Aug 29

AT&T Williams Belgian Grand Prix preview

It’s a real challenge for the drivers to put in a perfect lap

The penultimate European round of the season takes Formula One to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Sunday 7 September. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Briscoe added to Penske Porsche lineup

Ryan Briscoe appears set to do double-duty in Detroit this weekend

The Australian is joining Patrick Long in one of Penske Racing’s two Porsche RS Spyders for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge by Bosch, Round 9 of the 2008 American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Katherine Legge about Brands Hatch

The DTM races at Brands Hatch for the third time

The mere 1.929 kilometre Indy Circuit layout is exciting for both drivers and fans alike. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Scuderia Sarafree is impatient to start the Superleague Formula season

Let the show begin!

Scuderia Playteam Sarafree’s two V12, 750- horsepower cars will feature the colours of international football club Galatasaray SK on one car, and the popular magic red and black colours of AC Milan on the other.

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Aug 29

AS Roma on top as Superleague Formula prepares for kick-off

it’s going to be a tough weekend

AS Roma, the Superleague Formula team which is run by Fisichella Motor Sport International, got off to a great start in the new championship today by finishing at the top of the timesheets at the official testing day at Donington in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Championship back to challenge Mosport this weekend

The feature race of the CRDA Presidents’ Trophy weekend

The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented By Toyo Tires.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

WRC: Hirvonen takes early New Zealand lead

Mikko Hirvonen leads Ford team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by just 5.3secs

After the first loop of stages in New Zealand, Mikko Hirvonen has made the most of his slightly better road position to open out a slender lead after the first three stages of the Rally New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry »