Daily Archive: September 1, 2009

Sep 01

Excellent news for Patrick Carpentier (+photo)

Wave Energy drink to sponsor TBR and Carpentier in six Sprint Cup races

2009-08-29_0169aWave Energy Drink, LLC announced today that it will sponsor Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 36 Toyota and driver Patrick Carpentier in six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season. Wave Energy Drink branding will appear on the No. 36 for the following six races: Atlanta, Richmond, New Hampshire, Dover, Kansas and California. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Pritiko gets first Delaware Speedway start

Matt Pritiko to compete at Great Canadian Race Weekend

Matt Pritiko will take the next step in his Late Model career this weekend when he lines up to competed in the APC 200 at Delaware Speedway. After a successful first outing at Sunset Speedway under the watchful eye of NCTS top runner, Mark Dilley, Pritiko is hopeful for his early success to continue this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

South Korea secures F1 project funding

South Korea did not however appear on the leaked provisional 2010 F1 calendar

After a long period of silence, organisers of a South Korean grand prix said on Tuesday they have lined up nearly half of the necessary funding. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Kubica to replace Badoer at Monza – report

Massa to return at start of 2010 – Ferrari

With Force India wanting to hang on to Giancarlo Fisichella, the latest driver in “pole position” for Luca Badoer’s temporary Ferrari race seat is Robert Kubica, according to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday. The Polish driver, 24, is reportedly keen on the drive in the wake of his current employer BMW’s decision to pull out of formula one at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Double podium at Cadwell for Bridewell

Following on from the disappointment last time out at Brands Hatch

Team NB rider Tommy Bridewell got back on the podium trail with a pair of runner-up placings in round nine of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Glock looks around at 2010 options

“I cannot sit idly and hope that everything is going to go well” – Glock

2009-07-25 - Toyota Timo Glock 4Even though Toyota boss John Howett has indicated the driver will be retained for 2010, Timo Glock is looking around on the market. The Japanese team has an option for next year on the 27-year-old German and is happy particularly with his race form, but the Toyota board has delayed the approval of the Cologne based team’s 2010 budget until November. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Williams to decide on 2010 drivers soon

“If we had a second driver like Nico then we would be third in the championship”

2009-04-04 - Williams - Patrick Head 02 Williams will decide “in the coming weeks” whether to sign Nico Hulkenberg as a race driver for the 2010 season.The British team has an option on the likely 2009 GP2 champion, but also potentially on the market are highly rated established drivers including Kimi Raikkonen, Robert Kubica, Heikki Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli, Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ragues to contest Karting World Cup in Italy

At Sarno from September 3-6

Frenchman Pierre Ragues, who is currently driving for the Signature team on the Le Mans Series, will return to his roots next weekend by taking part in the Karting World Cup at Sarno in Italy from September 3-6. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Gillett went to Spa to confirm Donington GP plans

“We look forward to having a great British grand prix and welcoming F1 to Donington next year” -Gillett

Donington boss Simon Gillett travelled to the Belgian grand prix last weekend to tell Bernie Ecclestone that plans for his circuit’s formula one race are on track for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Coulthard not buying F1 conspiracy theories

“Morally … it is off the scale”

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - David Coulthard - Nick MasonAt Spa last weekend, the most ludicrous paddock theory was that F1’s authorities had somehow given struggling teams a secret boost. With Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella on pole and the podium and Toyota and BMW also doing well in their moment of need, wild speculation did the rounds that the teams had been given higher rev limits, stickier Bridgestone tyres, and/or a lower minimum weight limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Matt White disqualified from FormulaTour 1600 race in Montreal

FormulaTour 1600 at  NAPA 200

Sunday morning at the NAPA 200, the FormulaTour1600 race was held at 10am prior to the NASCAR Canadian Tire NAPA 100 and the main event,  the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA 200 at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Final report from Grand-Prix of Mosport (+result & photos)

P1 manufacturer title for Acura, P2 drivers title for Fernandez/Diaz, first GT2 victory for Corvette Racing

The fastest venue in the American Le Mans Series produced another historic result Sunday. David Brabham and Scott Sharp drove their Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a to an overall victory at Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport and clinched the LMP1 manufacturer championship for Acura, the marque’s first in the American Le Mans Series.

Do not miss our photos from Mosport

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Sep 01

Fisichella also set for Ferrari test deal

“There is a lot of noise around about this” -Liuzzi

2009-02- 28 - VJM02 - 1 Pilotes - 23If Giancarlo Fisichella puts his signature on a five-race deal to finish the 2009 season with Ferrari, he is likely to then stay with the Maranello based team next year and beyond as test driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Now Alonso rules out Ferrari 2009 switch

“No, definitely not”

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Fernando Alonso 02After Flavio Briatore dismissed the scenario as “impossible”, Fernando Alonso has now hammered the last nail into speculation he might be drafted in to replace Luca Badoer at Ferrari for the last races of 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

No Sauber team clarity for ‘weeks’ – Theissen

“It will take a few more weeks to have a clear view as to whether we will be able to find a successor”

2009-01-20 - BMW F1.09 44753It is going to take “a few more weeks” to determine whether the Hinwil based F1 team currently known as BMW-Sauber has found a saviour for the 2010 season and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ecclestone speaks as ‘crash-gate’ erupts

“I think it will piss off Renault” -Ecclestone

Amid the deafening silence from the Renault and Piquet camps, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone went on an overnight media offensive as his sport’s latest scandal erupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

NASCAR: Analyzing the Pep Boys Auto 500

At Atlanta Motor Speedway

There’s some telling history between Atlanta Motor Speedway about every driver around the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup top-12 bubble. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Megenbier extends VW Jetta TDI lead at Mosport

Illinois driver scored his sixth podium finish of the season in round seven

American Timmy Megenbier continued his pursuit of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup title on Sunday (August 30), with superb podium finish in Round Seven at Mosport International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Third position for Ojeda-Sánchez in a very difficult rally

With numerous changes to the car

The 40th edition of Ferrol’s rally kept up its tradition of hardness and difficulty to provide an event full of alternatives and sudden changes which ended with a good result for the Subaru Rally Team Spain with the Impreza Prodrive prepared by KRS for Enrique García Ojeda-Oscar Sanchez in third position. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Yukio and Muggas take on the ‘Ring

2009 Superbike World Championship Preview: Round 11, Nurburgring, 6th September

The eleventh round of this year’s Superbike World Championship takes place at the Nurburgring in Germany and Team Suzuki Alstare Brux will have to do without the services of Max Neukirchner. The young German underwent two operations a few weeks ago and his doctors have advised him to give the race miss and continue his rehabilitation. Read the rest of this entry »

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