Daily Archive: October 5, 2008

Oct 05

Talladega: Stewart wins after NASCAR disallows Smith’s pass (+result)

It could only end this way

After numerous lead changes, a Little Big One and a real Big One that took out several Chasers, Tony Stewart won the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

WRC: Loeb wins in Spain and extends lead

Rally Catalunya: Sebastien Loeb wins in Spain and closes on fifth title

Sebastien Loeb dominated the Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada this weekend to take his ninth win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Mateschitz thinks again on STR sale

It is possible that we leave everything as it is

Vettel-02-2008-09-27Dietrich Mateschitz has hinted he might reconsider his earlier pledge to sell his 50 per cent share in the formula one team Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Sauber urges caution on F1 night races

Maximum of two night races per season

Kubica-02-2008-09-27Peter Sauber has urged caution at the advent of the night racing era in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Hamilton in Grenada deal probe

$35 million deal

Hamilton-02-2008-09-26A deal whereby Lewis Hamilton this year invested millions of dollars in Grenada, the home of his paternal grandfather, is under investigation by the Caribbean island’s government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Santander may stick with McLaren

Santander will be a McLaren partner next year

Hamilton-04-2008-09-06McLaren is not yet resigned to losing its Spanish sponsor Santander, a major banking group, to championship rival Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Bernie fires back at ‘circus’ jibe

Montezemolo said “all this is humiliating for F1”

Massa-02-2008-09-28Bernie Ecclestone, the chief mastermind of the night racing concept for F1, has hit back at Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the Singapore grand prix was akin to a “circus”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

France storms to victory in rain-soaked feature race (+results)

Race: A1GP Zandvoort, The Netherlands (round 1 of 10, Feature Race)

A1GP Powered by FerrariA1 Team France has claimed the first Feature race victory of the season in extremely wet conditions at Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

MotoGP: ‘Proud’ Stoner celebrates home run (+result)

Casey Stoner ends win drought with home victory in Australia

Stoner returned to the top step of the podium with a runaway fifth victory of the season in front of his home fans at Phillip Island on Sunday – an event that marked Ducati’s 100th MotoGP race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

DTM: Ekström wins at Le Mans – Title decision in the finale (+result)

Canadian Bruno Spengler completed the race in 7th place

Mattias Ekström (Audi) has won the tenth DTM season round from Paul di Resta (Mercedes-Benz). Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Carpentier and GEM: The honeymoon is over!

Skirmish after the qualifying in Talladega

As reported in le Journal de Montreal today, the honemoon between GEM and Carpentier is over.

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Oct 05

Malaysia take first victory in new A1GP Season (+results, +standings)

Race: A1GP Zandvoort, The Netherlands (round 1 of 10, Sprint Race)

A1GP Powered by FerrariToday’s A1 Team Malaysia has won the first race of the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season at Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Robert Wickens wins at Le Mans in the rain

The Canadian is very happy with his maiden victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series

In a turbulent race at the 4.185 kilometres long Circuit Bugatti in Le Mans, Robert Wickens (Signature-Plus) celebrated his maiden victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Peugeot go all the way in an incredible pursuit race!

Peugeot Sport came to the United States to gain experience

37  cars  at  the  start,  11  safety  car  interventions,  394 laps of the exacting,  hilly American circuit, temperatures in excess of 30°C… and just 4.512  seconds  in  it  at  the  flag  between the only Peugeot 908 HDi FAP present  and  the  N°1  Audi which finally took the spoils at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Audi storms to another Petit Le Mans victory (+result)

The battle that everyone expected at Petit Le Mans lived up to its billing

Audi remained unbeaten at Road Atlanta as Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Emanuele Pirro spotted the field two laps at the start of the race but came back for a stunning victory in the 11th annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic.

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Oct 05

MotoGP: Bridgestone single-tyre bid confirmed

Bridgestone submits proposal for single-tyre MotoGP contract

On the same day that Michelin announced it would not bid to become the single MotoGP tyre supplier in 2009, the FIM has confirmed that rival Bridgestone has submitted a proposal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Hacquard eighth on Road Atlanta debut

Taylor exits Road Atlanta sitting eighth in the driver standings
 
Taylor Hacquard was left to rue what might have been in the penultimate round of the 2008 Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear, Round 11, held Friday at Road Atlanta, as the Vancouver racer finished eighth having potentially been in contention for a maiden podium finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

MotoGP: ”I couldn’t stop it” – Rossi

Valentino Rossi explains high-speed Phillip Island accident

The accident left him just twelfth on the Australian GP grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

A new generation of Green Racing

A new eco-conscious motor sport generation was apparent this week

At the American Le Mans Series’ Green Challenge Round Table Media Forum at Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6. Read the rest of this entry »

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