Daily Archive: September 4, 2009

Sep 04

33 cars registered for Jacques Villeneuve Sundown at ICAR (+photos)

Nick Wittmer and Alain Lauzière already on site

We made a short visit this afternoon at ICAR in preparation for this weekend Jacques Villeneuve Sundown and Enduro event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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Sep 04

Brawn fined for speeding in Britain

He fully cooperated with the police.  He apologises.”

Ross Brawn on Friday escaped with a $1300 fine and driving license demerit points after admitting to speeding at more than 100mph in late May this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Pole for Bottas at Brands Hatch Indy circuit

Bianchi on eighth row after accident

Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix, 0:41.438 minutes) claimed pole position for the 13th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 1.929 kilometres long Brands Hatch Indy circuit. In his qualifying group, the Finn emerged fastest from Alexander Sims (Mücke Motorsport, 0:41.548 minutes). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Soucek storms to Oschersleben pole (+results)

Inspired Spaniard goes fastest ahead of Bortolotti and Wickens

Andy Soucek recorded an emphatic pole position for race one at Oschersleben today (Friday), producing an inspired lap to finish more than three tenths of a second clear of the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

FIA charges Renault with causing Piquet crash

Penalties can range from fines to total expulsion from F1

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 2321F1’s governing body has charged Renault with conspiring with Nelson Piquet to crash deliberately at the 2008 Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

KERS to be advantage at fast Monza

Renault is said to be likely to re-deploy the technology at Monza

2009-04-17 - Renault - Nelson Piquet 04KERS will be a real advantage at the Monza circuit next weekend, Heikki Kovalainen said on Friday. Along with his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari duo, the Finn is one of just four drivers on the F1 grid still equipped with the energy-recovery ‘boost’ system. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Barrichello engine undamaged after Spa fire

“The gearbox seems ok but only after Saturday practice (in Monza) we will know more”

2009-03-31 - BrawnGP - 03Rubens Barrichello on Friday said his engine escaped unscathed despite its heavy smoking and fire at the end of last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Epsilon Euskadi expects 2010 team decision soon

Teams invited to re-apply to join F1’s new outfits USF1, Manor and Campos on the 2010 grid

The FIA is expected to make its decision about the winner of the thirteenth F1 team slot for 2010 “in two weeks”. That is the information provided to the Spanish news agency EFE by the engineer Sergio Rinland, who is involved in Joan Villedelprat’s apparent bid for the entry for his Spanish outfit Epsilon Euskadi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Peter Sauber in Malaysia

Malaysian government and Petronas might be interested in forming a national formula one team

2009-01-20 - BMW F1.09 44787Peter Sauber, the founder and 20 per cent owner of the Hinwil based formula one team, has this week been in Malaysia. “In his luggage could be good news for the future,” the Swiss newspaper Blick said. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Brawn joins McLaren in bidding for Rosberg

“It looks good that I can go where I want to go.  But I haven’t decided yet.” -Rosberg

2009-04-04 - Ross BrawnThe championship-leading Brawn GP team has reportedly made an offer to the German driver Nico Rosberg for 2010. But 24-year-old Rosberg, who currently drives for Williams but is eyeing a more competitive seat after four years with the British team, is more likely to become the first German to drive a works Mercedes since 1955, according to Bild newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Fall Vintage Festival to feature stock cars

The event attracts nearly 300 vintage and historic racecars from around the country

Road America will host the 24th annual Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association’s (VSCDA) Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival®, September 11-13, 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

TXM race engine heads into Kawartha with Championship in reach

Southwestern Ontario-based engine builder looks to add to an already impressive run

In BSRKC regional karting action, TXM Race Engines of Alliston, Ontario enters the final round of the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship with hopes for championship titles sitting in the hands of three different drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Fellow Romans, mayor, hail Fisichella ‘destiny’

Moving to Ferrari, a “dream come true”, a “sign of destiny”

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Force India - Giancarlo Fisichella 00Especially in his native Rome, news on Thursday of Giancarlo Fisichella’s impending grand prix career finale at the wheel of a beloved Ferrari was warmly welcomed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Castrol Touring Championship comes down to the wire (+photos)

Nick Wittmer and Alain Lauzière looking forward to clinch their Championship

The final round of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires will be held this weekend at the Le Circuit ICAR just north of Montreal on the Mirabel Airport facility’s technical 3km tarmac road course. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Reliable and efficient at Mosport

Acura will go down in the history books

As the first manufacturer to win a championship in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. As the checkered flag fell on Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, the American Le Mans Series recognized first-time LMP “green racing” winners from Patrón Highcroft Racing with its Acura ARX-02a and Corvette Racing’s No. 4 Corvette C6.R. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Barrie Speedway announces Title and Presenting Sponsors

For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Barrie Speedway is proud to announce that Torbram Electric Supply has signed on to be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Barrie Speedway on September 12th. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

422race.com interviewed Toro Rosso’s F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari in Sarno

Jaime is taking part to the Kart World Cup

“I had this idea, because I think it’s a good training for Formula One and for cars in general. I’m a Formula One driver, but also a kart one. I’ve always been and I’ll always be. You never lose your love for go-karting: it’s unique, with it you have feelings that you don’t get with any car. The main problem (in F1) is that you don’t have testing, so you can’t drive. The best training for F1 is driving something, so that’s why I’m here! If you can’t drive a Formula One, then you drive anything else, either a GT or a kart.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

WRC: Citroen’s tyre tactics pay off on the Super Special

They annihilated the opposition

After SS13 Citroen drivers Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb had begun to doubt their strategy of using worn tyres on the afternoon’s gravel stages, but their gamble paid off on the Super Special, where they annihilated the opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Atlantic Championship to test Cosworth ”Power To Pass” at Road Atlanta

With an eye toward the 2010 season

All Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda teams and drivers participating in the promoter test day at Road Atlanta on Tuesday, September 22 will have the opportunity to test Cosworth Power To Pass in the day’s first session. The session will run from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Quotes from Thursday’s Grand-Am Rolex Series test

What they said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The following are quotes from Thursday’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Sep 04

Bowles ready to expand NASCAR Camping World West Series lead

In return visit to Iowa Speedway

Californian has finished among the top-10 in all but one race in 2009. Rising stock car talent Jason Bowles returns to the driver’s seat on Friday (September 4) with Round 12 of the NASCAR Camping World West Series taking place at Iowa Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

The Ring gets ready to Rock with renewed Haga-Spies duel

The German round is the first in a series of the final four

The 2009 Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship is back in action following the summer break with the eleventh round of the championship taking place at Germany’s legendary Nurburgring circuit, an hour or so from Bonn. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Karting: Special invitation for DD2 drivers

The Rotax DD2 class is on the program for the final round

At the Coupe de Montréal in St-Roch-de-L’Achigan on September 19th. We are sending a special invitation to Ontario drivers who want to discover SRA Karting’s racetrack, home of the 2010 Canadian National Championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

British Superbikes descend on Croft

Billed as Britain’s most popular motorsport series

The 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli pays its one and only visit of the season to the North East when Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire hosts rounds 20 and 21 of the 26 race series on Sunday September 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Season-long war hits final battle

After six races, three and a half months of criss-crossing the country and some ferocious battles

The fight for the 2009 Parts Canada Superbike Championship comes down to its final chapter at Shannonville Motorsport Park this weekend. Canadian Kawasaki Motors factory rider Jordan Szoke enters the event 14 points clear of Team Suzuki / Blackfoot / Picotte Performance ace Brett McCormick in the Superbike standings, with 296 points to McCormick’s 282. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Jacob Neal secures Prokart Challenge South titles at season finale

Toft and others get in track time for SuperNats with victories as nine titles were decided

The final round of Superkarts! USA’s ProKart Challenge South took place during last Saturday’s heat wave outside the Auto Club Speedway around the CalSpeed Karting facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Formula 3 Euro Series at Brands Hatch preview

Chasing Jules Bianchi

 This weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to hold the 13th and 14th rounds of the season at the tradition-rich Brands Hatch circuit. Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix) will travel to the UK not only as championship leader but also with extreme confidence due to five consecutive Saturday wins and three successive pole positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Fabio Onidi is without doubt one of the stars of the 2009 Euroseries by PartyPoker

“I want to win the championship to race in GP2 Series Asia” – Onidi

In 2008 he fought Nicolas Prost for the title until the last race, stopping only two points behind the frenchman. In this season he won immediately, in the series debut round in Portimão, and he is runner-up in the championship, four points behind the leader Marco Bonanomi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Season-long war hits final battle

There are 56 points on the table at Shannonville this weekend

Parts Canada SuperbikeAfter six races, three and a half months of criss-crossing the country and some ferocious battles, the fight for the 2009 Parts Canada Superbike Championship comes down to its final chapter at Shannonville Motorsport Park this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »