Daily Archive: September 8, 2009

Sep 08

The Montreal Supermotocross unveils its track layouts

The Great Annual Fall Extravaganza on Saturday October 3 at the Olympic Stadium

Supermotocross 2009 - piste-trackDemanding track layouts for MX, ATV and Endurocross; spectacular ramps for freestyle riders. The organizers of the 32nd Montreal Supermotocross, presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada, unveiled Thursday the new track layouts to be used by each of the four series riders invited for this year’s competition on October 3 at the Montreal Olympic Stadium.

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Sep 08

Pole and podium for Lazare

Lazare has strong run in penultimate round of Coupe du Quebec

Jesse Lazare captured his first pole on his new PSL Karting.com CRG this past weekend at the penultimate round of the Coupe du Quebec held at KCR Chateau Richer in Eastern Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Pritiko performs at Delaware in APC 300

Matt Pritiko shows strong at APC/Total 300

Some would call starting your first full Late Model race at the Great Canadian Stock Car race at Delaware Speedway – the APC/Total 200 – a bit ambitious, but for Matt Pritiko the opportunity to debut at his home oval track was something he just couldn’t pass up. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Massa says ‘dream’ is Abu Dhabi F1 comeback

Despite Ferrari saying the Brazilian will be out until next year

Felipe Massa on Tuesday said his “dream” target is the cockpit of his car number 3 at November’s 2009 season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Liuzzi tests Force India at UK airport

Tonio Liuzzi Q&A: ‘I think we’ll be straight away close to the pace’ 

The 28-year-old Italian, who became the Silverstone based team’s test and reserve driver last year, was promoted on Monday to replace the Ferrari-bound Giancarlo Fisichella as of this weekend’s Italian grand prix at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Brawn GP and Itaipava team up for Brazilian Grand Prix sponsorship

The Itaipava brand will feature on the nose and sidepods of the Brawn GP

Brawn GP is pleased to confirm the agreement of a special one-race partnership with Brazilian brewing company Cervejaria Petrópolis for the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix to be held at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo on 18 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes engine announcements to be delayed – Haug

“Not sure” that timetable could now be met

2009-07-25 - McLaren - 5962Norbert Haug on Tuesday remained tight-lipped about speculation regarding Mercedes-Benz’s approach to formula one for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

2009 Rallye Defi this weekend

Top Canadian rally teams in race for crucial mid-season points

Just past the halfway mark in the 2009 season, Canada’s top rally teams descend on the Mont Tremblant region of Quebec, September 11-12, to resume an exciting points battle in the Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru and supported by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Rossi not ruling out future F1 switch

Despite turning down the opportunity to race in formula one with Ferrari on more than one occasion

Valentino Rossi is refusing to rule out a future switch to the premier four-wheeled category. Having also turned down Ferrari a few years ago, multiple MotoGP champion Rossi, 30, had some observers sensing a bid for mere publicity when he revealed that he was also in contention for Giancarlo Fisichella’s Monza seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Loeb admits talks for Abu Dhabi GP

”To give up the rallying for F1, it would be a quite complicated adventure,” said Loeb

Sebastien Loeb has admitted that talks with Red Bull about a one-off formula one appearance in Abu Dhabi this year have taken place. In an earlier report, the multiple champion of world rallying admitted discussions with the energy drink company about his interest in grand prix racing but said a possible location for a drive had not been raised. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Renault heads deny race-fixing in letter to FIA

Renault will vigorously deny the claims

2009-01-19 - DIn a letter by Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, the heads of the Renault team have reportedly told F1’s governing body that the charge of race-fixing in Singapore last year is not true. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Williams suggests team to re-join FOTA

“Sooner rather than later”

2009-01-19 - Williams FW31 35457_ALTSir Frank Williams now believes his Grove based formula one outfit will re-join the manufacturer-dominated teams association FOTA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Button buckling under title pressure – Massa

Massa to call first son Felipe

2009-05-08 - Spain GP - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 05Jenson Button is buckling under the pressure of his bid for the 2009 world championship, according to the runner-up of last year’s title fight. Felipe Massa is currently recovering from head injuries sustained in a qualifying crash in Hungary in late July, but he has followed the progress of the intervening races from his Sao Paulo home. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Massa in hospital after skull surgery

Massa to push for debris accident improvements

2009-04-03 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 02Felipe Massa is currently in Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, following more than four hours of skull surgery on Monday. The operation was to repair damage to his skull by the addition of a titanium plate at the spot the Brazilian was struck by a flying suspension spring during qualifying in Budapest in late July. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Lauzière captures Castrol Touring Championship (+photos)

MINI finishes atop the charts in Touring class

Alain Lauzière, driver of the Octane Motorsport MINI Cooper S, captured the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship in the Touring class, after a 16-event calendar, which ran over 8 weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

MOTOGP: Pedrosa: No way I could stay with Yamahas

Superior braking and cornering of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo

Dani Pedrosa may have led the first seven laps of Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix, and shown impressive straight-line speed, but the superior braking and cornering of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo meant there was ‘no way’ he could stick with the Fiat Yamaha riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

WRC: Hirvonen switches focus to Catalunya

Current Championship leader Mikko Hirvonen will benefit from an ‘expanded’ test

Ahead of the Rally de Espana next month and the first all-asphalt round since the season opener in Ireland. Hirvonen had thought he had conceded two points to Sebastien Loeb after finishing second to the Frenchman in Australia on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Hayden wiped out of Ducati home race (+result & standing)

Kallio picks up seventh place 

Ducati Team rider Nicky Hayden was cruelly sent tumbling out of the San Marino Grand Prix on the opening lap of a disastrous race at Misano after colliding with wayward local rider Alex de Angelis. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Jocelyn Fecteau sixth in 2009 Championship (+photos)

In Canadian Touring Car Final Rounds at ICAR

This past weekend at Mirabel’s ICAR Complex, Jocelyn Fecteau and Media Racing Team completed the 2009 Canadian Touring Car Championship, with a ninth and a fifth overall position at the end of the two races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix preview (+videos, UPDATED)

Italian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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