Daily Archive: February 23, 2009

Feb 23

Our invitation to relive the Grand-Prix de Valcourt (+photos)

More than 1100 photos 

As we announced last week, Flagworld team was present in Valcourt to cover this 27th edition of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt from start to finish.

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Feb 23

Vision Racing returns to Indy Lights for 2009

Race winner James Davison to pilot team’s first entry in five season

visionracingFor the first time since the team’s inaugural season in 2005, Vision Racing will field a Firestone Indy Lights full-time entry for 2009 with series sophomore and race winner James Davison as driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Lauda says Hamilton doesn’t need charisma

“Anyway, charisma doesn’t make you any faster.”

Niki Lauda has played down reports he derided 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton as lacking charisma. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Matt Kenseth victorious in Auto Club 500 (+photo & result)

No doubt this time…

For the the fourth time in the Nascar history, a driver wins the first two races of the season.

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Feb 23

New bodywork rules have worked – Heidfeld

Kubica is richest Polish sportsman

2009-01-20 - Nick Heidfeld 447742009-01-20 - Robert Kubica 44781Nick Heidfeld suspects the sweeping new aerodynamic regulations for 2009 have succeeded in making formula one cars easier to pass. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

No ‘serious buyer’ for F1 team yet – Honda

“We find the sale process difficult”

Honda is yet to find a “serious buyer” for its formula one team, the Japanese carmaker’s outgoing chief executive Takeo Fukui told a news conference on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Ferrari tested new pit system in Bahrain

Car will be electronically prevented from driving away if the fuel hose is attached

Ferrari-02-2008-09-28Ferrari appears on schedule to bring back its controversial ‘traffic lights’ pitstop system for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Drivers to leap out of KERS cars in 2009

Mechanics wear big rubber gloves to touch the cars

Red Bull RB5 2595_10Formula one drivers have been given advice about how to dismount their cars as the controversial new energy re-use technology KERS is set to be introduced this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Modena court fines McLaren spy engineers

Relating to the knowledge of secret information belonging to Ferrari

An Italian court has closed another chapter of the F1 ‘spy saga’ by fining four engineers of the McLaren team, according to reports emerging from Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

A1 Team France in Gauteng races (+photos)

A blank weekend!

Today, A1 Team France took part in the Sprint and Feature races in the fifth round of the 2008-09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport Championship on the Kyalami circuit in the Gauteng province in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Speed impresses Dutch rookie in first Indy Lights outing (+photo)

Today was great” Strous exclaimed
The smile on his face probably said it all as Junior Strous got his introduction to the ultra-fast world of oval-track racing Friday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Feb 23

Parkes and Tamada ready to roll (+photos)

The 2009 World Superbike Championship gets underway

At Phillip Island in Australia next weekend (March 1st) with the Paul Bird Motorsport Team hoping to turn the fortunes around for the Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

WSBK WSS: Sofuoglu returns to top (+photos)

Ten Kate Honda returned to front of the field

On the final day of World Supersport testing at Phillip Island, with Kenan Sofuoglu claiming the quickest time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

FOTA to present F1 future plans next month

The Formula One Teams’ Association will make public its proposals

For further cost-cutting and spectacle-enhancing measures within the sport at a news conference in Geneva next month, it has been revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

ALMS: David Brabham D-Brief: Busy year begins

We are now into February and the season has already started with a lot of testing

In preparation for the coming season and announcements relating to various teams, drivers and series. Read the rest of this entry »