Monthly Archive: January 2009

Jan 31

Sticky: Tagliani and Team Demers win the ”Classic” Pole-Position 4 Hours (+photos, +results & stats)

His team wins the 4 hours race

The sixth edition of Pole-Position 4 Hours, a karting event at Kart-O-Mania took place this weekend in Montreal.

(click on photo to visit our photo album)

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Jan 31

Sticky: Team Phoenix/Flagworld wins the ”Evening” Pole-Position 4 Hours race(+photos)

Establishing a record of all time for a 4 hour race

The first of two races organized by Pole-Position at the Kart-O-Mania karting center  in Montreal was concluded late Friday evening with the victory of the Phoenix/Flagworld team.

(our first photo album of the ”evening” race)

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Jan 31

Roush made most of opportunity in Daytona

By playing a key role in the Farnbacher Loles Racing team
 
Kevin Roush had the best opportunity of his career at last weekend’s 47th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona and he took advantage of it by playing a key role in the Farnbacher Loles Racing team’s impressive fifth-place finish in the GT class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

DTM to race for the first time at Dijon-Prenois

The former French-GP circuit

On 11th October, DTM will make its maiden appearance at Dijon-Prenois. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

American Suzuki to race AMA Superbike Series

After extensive discussions with AMA Pro Racing  
 
American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced that the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing team will compete in the AMA Pro Racing Superbike series for 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

WRC: Citroën pair in control at the Saturday midpoint

Citroën well under control at Rally Ireland

Citroen C4 drivers Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo rounded off Saturday morning’s loop of stages well cushioned in first and second place, with gaps of more than one minute between themselves and to the man in third, Mikko Hirvonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Force India on track for March debut

According to technical director James Key

Force India’s Mercedes-powered 2009 car is still scheduled for a debut in March. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Mirko Bortolotti joins Red Bull as their third driver in Formula Two (+photos)

Italian F3 champion

Red Bull has signed Italian F3 champion Mirko Bortlotti as part of its junior driver programme, and placed him in the FIA Formula Two Championship for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Star Mazda: Car upgrades announced for 2009

The new upgrades are expected to enhance the overall performance

In the first major upgrade of the Star Mazda ‘Pro Car’ since its introduction five years ago, Star Race Cars has announced that a package of mechanical and software upgrades will be available for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Ferrari, McLaren, herald F1 unity

“Working extremely closely together”

McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 side View

2009-01-12_0004McLaren and Ferrari have demonstrated a new era of unity, co-staging a media dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Schu admits test action unlikely in ’09

He will contest the German superbike championship

2009-01-12_0001Michael Schumacher has conceded that F1’s newly-imposed in-season testing ban will probably mean less or no running for him in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Webber wants long future with Red Bull

“In fact, I do not see me working with any other team”

Mark Webber is hoping for a long-term future with Red Bull Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Alonso attends funeral in Spain

Alonso lived with the family in the early 90s

Fernando Alonso on Thursday attended the funeral of his karting mentor Genis Marco’s father, Josep. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

F1 weight rules unfair – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg has hit out at F1’s current minimum weight rule

The Williams racer suggests that, combined with the addition of heavy KERS systems in 2009, the tendency is to unfairly penalise the heavier or taller drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Ferrari modify illegal exhaust design

Controversial design complied with the original 2009 regulations

Ferrari has now modified the rear exhaust outlets of its new F60 single seater, after rivals expressed concern about the launch design’s legality.

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Jan 30

FIA may publish qualifying car weights

It would put into context the formation of the grid

The FIA is considering publishing the weights of cars after the final phase of qualifying sessions in 2009.

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Jan 30

Monaco voted top sports venue

Monaco track was the greatest destination outside the UK

British sports fans have voted Monaco, home of the famous grand prix on the streets of Monte Carlo, their favourite global sporting venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Grand-Am: ”Bob will be smiling down on us” – Haywood (+photo)

“This is a win that is shared by everybody”

Hurley Haywood, the most successful driver in the history of the Daytona 24 Hours has paid tribute to the Brumos Racing crew for its 1-3 finish in the 47th running of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

WRC: Hirvonen fastest in Irish shakedown (+photos)

BP Ford Abu Dhabi’s Mikko Hirvonen set the pace on Thursday morning

In the shakedown for the Rally Ireland, the opening round in the 2009 World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

DTM: Susie Stoddart supports young girl racer (+photo)

With immediate effect

DTM driver Susie Stoddart is going to pass her knowledge and experience down Louise Richardson to support the young British girl racer on her way to professional motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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