Daily Archive: February 6, 2009

Feb 06

Jens Höing secures place in the 2009 F2 line-up (+photos)

German driver Jens Höing will compete in the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009

The 21-year-old moves to F2 after competing in the German Formula 3 Cup last season, where he scored a season’s best eighth position at the Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Andersen Racing sets fastest laps at 1st Official Star Mazda test of ’09

Andersen Racing tests car upgrades and still sets fastest laps

With a car upgrade package to sort out, Andersen Racing Team Manager Michelle Kish said last week’s first official 2009 Star Mazda series test wasn’t about setting the fastest times. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

NASCAR: Edwards backed to end Johnson reign

Members of the press have backed Carl Edwards to emerge as winner of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup

A poll on the official series media website asked members of the media to forecast the top twelve in the 2009 standings, with Edwards receiving almost twice as many votes as defending three-time champion Jimmie Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Le Mans: Coronel secures Spyker deal

Tom Coronel has revealed that he is to compete in the 2009 Le Mans Series

Alongside his commitments with the SUNRED Engineering team in the World Touring Car Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Giedo van der Garde and Diego Nunes sign for iSport International

iSport International 2009 drivers announcement

iSport International are pleased to announce Giedo van der Garde (NED) and Diego Nunes (BRA) for the GP2 Series 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Big surprise Bourdais is back

It’s probably been the worst kept secret in Formula 1

Red Bull’s Italian team, Scuderia Toro Rosso, is pleased to confirm that Sebastien Bourdais will drive for the team again this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mosley confirms American team interest

“They are serious people”

Max Mosley has confirmed reports that a prospective American team is looking into racing in formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

WRC: Atkinson scoops Spirit of the Rally award for Ireland

After finishing fifth for the Citroen Junior Team
Australian driver Chris Atkinson has taken home the Abu Dhabi ‘Spirit of the Rally’ award for Rally Ireland after finishing his debut FIA World Rally Championship round for the Ciroen Junior Team in fifth place. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mosley tips McLaren for strong season

Everything indicates that

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 - low_front_viewMcLaren seems likely to begin the 2009 season very strongly, FIA president Max Mosley has predicted.

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Feb 06

Ecclestone, Mosley, predict Honda survival

70 per cent probability

2008-06-06_445F1 powerbrokers Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley on Thursday sounded confident that a buyer will be found for the embattled team currently known as Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Ecclestone unsure about Russian GP

We don’t know if Russia will definitely be added to the annual calendar

Despite its long flirt with formula one, Russia is still no closer to definitely staging a grand prix.

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Feb 06

MOTOGP: Rossi falls at Sepang

“This morning I had a small fall, when I was riding very slowly” – Rossi

Reigning six time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi overcame the pain from stitches to his left hand and foot – and this low speed tumble – to finish the first day of 2009 testing in third position at Sepang on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

GPO Karting concludes an important partnership

With Auto Sport Academy!

Now that many kart drivers turn earlier and earlier to single-seaters, Auto Sport Academy and the Grand Prix Open Karting FFSA (GPOs) have just concluded an important partnership agreement for the 2009 season, in order to offer young drivers the best international channel to reach the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Key players in Atlantic Championship reactions

Reactions to 2009 prize package

The announcement on Wednesday that the 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda will offer a $1 million champion’s prize as part of $3 million in purse and prize money has drawn a strong response from many key players within the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

ALMS: Advance Sebring supertickets still on sale

With 41 days until the American Le Mans Series’ first official practice session of 2009

Sebring International Raceway is reminding fans that the last day to buy Sebring Supertickets for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida at advance purchase discount rates is Friday, February 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

American-Canadian Tour begins development of Ford Crate Engine

Prototype crate engine has been completed at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan

American-Canadian Tour Ford RacingFord Racing and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model stock car series have begun development of a new Ford crate engine for use on the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT-Castrol, and in weekly Late Model divisions around the northeastern United States and Canada in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »