Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 31

Webber hopes for breakthrough wins in 2009

Mark Webber is certain he will record his breakthrough grand prix victory in 2009.

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - Mark Webber 03The 32-year-old Australian is only 3.5 points behind his highly rated young teammate Sebastian Vettel, who after winning the Chinese grand prix last month was named as perhaps Jenson Button’s most serious threat for the 2009 title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

A short visit to Trackfever at ICAR

Pleased to have met you Mrs Gignac

We showed up at ICAR this morning as we had heard that you would see some friends and other bike riders that we know of…

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May 31

Vision brings Wellness Tour

To Milwaukee Mile fans

The Vision Racing Wellness Tour will make an important pit stop for a second consecutive year at the Milwaukee Mile provide racing fans with free diabetes screenings with A1c testing and risk factor assessment, along with cholesterol and blood pressure testing.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Gary Paffett wins at EuroSpeedway

Bruno Spengler finish 2nd

Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) has crossed the finish line as the winner of the second DTM season round after 52 laps at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz.

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May 31

Wickens takes victory in Race Two (+results)

Red Bull Junior driver extends championship advantage

F2 - Robert Wickens - win race 2Robert Wickens took a lights to flag victory in the second race of the FIA Formula Two Championship this afternoon (Sunday) at Valencia, Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Jean-Francois Dery wins Red Bear 100 (+results)

Jean-François Déry was impeccable

Autodrome MontmagnyJean-Francois Dery of Quebec, QC wins the Red Bear 100 at Autodrome Montmagny after a fierce battle with eventual third place finisher Donald Theetge.

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May 31

Miller Motorsports Park and Infront Motor Sports sign a three-year contract extension

For FIM Superbike World Championship US Round 

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipMiller Motorsports ParkMiller Motorsports Park and Infront Motor Sports, organizer and promoter of the FIM Superbike World Championship, announced today that they have signed a three-year contract extension that will see the world’s third-biggest racing series making an annual visit to Utah through 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Utah US Round 7 Miller Motorsports Park

Spies (Yamaha) takes Magnificent 7 

SBK - Ben SpiesBen Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) will start tomorrow’s Utah US Round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship at Miller Motorsports Park from pole position after powering to a record seventh Superpole in seven races. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Christian Vietoris wins in home race for his team

“These points can turn out to be important” -Vietoris

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn the home race of his Berlin-based team Mücke Motorsport, Christian Vietoris celebrated his first victory of the season in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

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May 31

DTM: Bruno Spengler third at Eurospeedway

In this morning warm-up session

Tom Kristensen for Audi was fastest of the warm-up session followed by three Mercedes. Canadian Bruno Spengler posted the third best time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Tough practice & qualifying for Vision Racing

At Milwaukee Mile

Vision Racing drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Ed Carpenter certainly are not happy with their 18th and 19th respective starting positions for Sunday’s ABC Supply Co., Inc., A.J. Foyt 225. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

RLR/Andersen Racing’s Romancini sets new track record in winning pole

In Firestone Indy Lights action at Milwaukee

Although neither RLR/Andersen Racing driver had ever driven a lap at the Milwaukee Mile before the first Firestone Indy Lights practice session Saturday morning, they qualified first and third Saturday afternoon for tomorrow’s Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds 100 presented by Charter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Button refutes title talk

Fears Barrichello at home

2009 Formula 1 World Championship leader Jenson Button is still refusing to countenance lifting the drivers’ laurels at season’s end, despite having now triumphed in five of the opening six races of the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

WTCC: Tarquini gives SEAT home pole

Jacques Villeneuve’s teammate Jordi Gené third

Having struggled on the streets of Pau last time, the SEAT diesels returned to form in Valencia to secure a lock-out of the front two rows for the second European event of the World Touring Car Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Spring Classic – Mont-Tremblant – Saturday

Our photographer Yannick Gougeon photo album

Mix of grey sky and sunshine at Tremblant today for practice sessions and qualifying for three classes competing this weekend in Tremblant.

Saturday photo album

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May 30

NASCAR: Scott stays out on old tires for first career victory in Camping World truck race

A gutsy call provided Brian Scott his first career victory

Scott stayed out on old tires and took the lead on the final restart with about 10 laps to go and pulled away from Dennis Setzer to win the AAA Insurance 200 on Saturday at Dover. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Brad Keselowski first win of 2009 at Dover in Nationwide

Bush, the leader at restart with three laps to go finished 17th

Kyle Bush was leading the race with only a few laps to go when a yellow flag came out for a flat tire on car no. 40 of Scott Wimmer. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

DTM: Quotes after the qualifying session

Comments from DTM drivers plus Audi and Mercedes team managers

Here are comments following the qualifying session at Eurospeedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Mattias Ekström claims second consecutive DTM pole (+grid)

Bruno Spengler, fifth on the grid

Following his pole position for the DTM season opener at Hockenheim, Mattias Ekström also claimed the best grid position for the race on Sunday at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. The 30-year old Swede lapped the 3.478 kilometres long track in 1:33.205 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

FOTA teams not accepting budget caps

Entries will only be valid if the proposed 2010 rules are torn up

Some observers saw Friday as an easing of hostilities, but in truth dissident teams are no closer to accepting plans for budget capping in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Wickens wins opening round of the 2009 Championship (+results)

Canadian dominates the first race in 25 years as FIA President Max Mosley watches on

F2 - The podium trioCanadian Robert Wickens, a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, has won the first F2 race to take place in 25 years after taking a commanding victory at Valencia today (Saturday). Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Meritus drivers deliver points

In Formula BMW Pacific

Questnet Team Qi-Meritus drivers Rio Haryanto and Dustin Sofyan delivered on their promised when they collected 33 points in today’s two races at the Formula BMW Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Biaggi powers to the top in Miller first qualifying (+result)

Max Biaggi powered his Aprilia RSV4 to the top of the timesheets

In today’s opening qualifying run at Miller Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

NASCAR: Reutimann on a roll

He earns pole for Dover Cup race

Kahne to start second with new Dodge engine package. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Lorenzo wins battle for Mugello pole

In brilliant sunshine at the Gran Premio d’Italia Alice

An exciting qualifying session in the Italian sunshine ended with Jorge Lorenzo taking pole. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Did Friday bring peace to F1?

Budget cap is indeed still not on the agenda, even in 2011

fia 

The fact that nine FOTA teams lodged conditional 2010 entries was hailed by some as the end of hostilities with F1’s ruling bodies.

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May 30

Jules Bianchi wins at EuroSpeedway Lausitz

“I am happy with my first win of this year” -Bianchi

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFrenchman Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix) claimed his first victory in the current season of the Formula 3 Euro Series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Wickens doubles up in Valencia (+results)

Canadian snatches pole for Race Two from Soucek and Bortolotti

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipRed Bull Junior driver Robert Wickens produced a stunning late lap to snatch pole position for tomorrow’s second round of the FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

DTM: Audi Team Phoenix dominates free practice

Bruno Spengler eleventh

Both Phoenix drivers Alexandre Prémat and Oliver Jarvis dominated proceedings in free practice of the DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz . Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Another turn: Who you beat

There’s an old sports adage that says, “It’s who you beat, not how many you beat.”

There’s an undeniable logic to that line of thinking when it comes to auto racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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