Daily Archive: October 4, 2009

Oct 04

Thomas wins the Montreal Supermotocross (+photos)

More than 45,000 fans witness a spectacular show at the Montreal Supermotocross

More than 45,000 cheering fans witnessed Suzuki rider Jason Thomas of Melrose, Florida spectacular runaway MX1 win over Canadian Colton Facciotti at the Montreal Supermotocross, presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada on Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium. Third place on the podium went to another Canadian, Dusty Klatt from Campbel River, BC. Simon Homans was the best Quebec performer of the grand finale with a 10th place finish.

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Oct 04

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report (+results)

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

Oct 04

Howett admits Kubica not headed to Toyota

Robert Kubica seems to have dropped out of contention for a seat at Toyota in 2010.

2009-04-04 - BMW Sauber F1 - Robert Kubica 05“It looks like we have probably lost Robert,” team president John Howett admitted to the BBC at Suzuka. The news means that Pole Kubica, 24, will now almost certainly sign for Renault, who want to announce Fernando Alonso’s replacement next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Massa to test GP2 car, then older F1 Ferrari

FIA officials said it will not violate the total ban on in-season testing

2009-04-03 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 02Stewards at Suzuka have told Ferrari that Felipe Massa can test a GP2 car next week for the purposes of a “medical exam”, the Italian team confirmed on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Ecclestone has new girlfriend

“I am a happy man” -Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone, who was recently divorced from his wife Slavica, was in the company of a new female companion at the Suzuka circuit this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Loeb wins Rally de Espana!

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb cruised through the final stage of the Rally de Espana today

To take victory in his Citroen C4 WRC and ensure his fight for a sixth World Rally Championship title will go to the final, decisive round in Great Britain later this month.  The result was Loeb’s fifth consecutive win on the all-asphalt Spanish round of the series, the 53rd of his remarkable WRC career and his sixth this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

MOTOGP: Lorenzo storms to Estoril victory

While Rossi struggles to finish fourth

Jorge Lorenzo has slashed team-mate Valentino Rossi’s championship lead from 30 to 18 points with his fourth victory of the season in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril. The result meant that Yamaha lifted the 2009 MotoGP Constructors’ title, and Fiat Yamaha the Teams’ title, with three rounds still to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Wins for Spies and Haga at Magny-Cours (+result & Standings)

Ducati take 16th Manufacturers’ crown

Title contenders Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) scored a win apiece in the penultimate round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Superbike in front of a record 81,000 spectators at Magny-Cours but it is the Japanese rider who now has the advantage in the points table. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Rosberg not demoted, title race moves on

The contest for the constructors’ championship will move onto the next race in Brazil.

2009-07-25 - Williams - Nico Rosberg - 22143Sunday’s Suzuka event left Brawn half a point shy of pushing Red Bull out of mathematical contention. But the outcome of a stewards enquiry could have sewn the title up for the Brackley based leaders, after Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button finished behind Williams’ Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Teams’ title in hands of Suzuka stewards

The fate of the constructors’ world championship is currently in the hands of the Suzuka stewards

After Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won dominantly in Japan and the two Brawns managed just three points between them. As it stands, Brawn GP missed out on wrapping up the title on Sunday by a mere half-point, but it has emerged that Williams’ Nico Rosberg will be investigated by the stewards for driving too fast in safety car conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Teams discuss common car launch for 2010

At a meeting of the FOTA alliance at Suzuka, a novel cost-cutting initiative for the forthcoming winter period was discussed

Formula One Teams Association deputy chairman John Howett told reporters after the meeting that several teams support the concept of organising a single event to officially launch all the cars ahead of the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

No tension as Alonso gives Hamilton a ride

The pair completed the rest of the lap side-by-side and chatting

2009-07-25 - McLaren - 6025Any tension between former McLaren teammates Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso appears firmly in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Alguersuari unhurt after 130R crash

Jaime Alguersuari is unhurt following his big crash towards the end of Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

2009-07-25 - Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari - 018The Spanish teenager lost control of his Toro Rosso in the flat-out and infamous 130R corner, immediately reporting on the radio, “I’m ok”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

MOTOGP: ” We need more traction” – Rossi

MotoGP World Championship leader Valentino Rossi will start Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix from second on the grid

After losing out on pole by 0.260sec to team-mate and title rival Jorge Lorenzo. Third in both free practice sessions, Rossi and his side of the Fiat Yamaha garage had made tangible improvements to his M1 by the close of qualifying – although the Italian needs more traction for the race, which he will start with a 30 point advantage over Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Wilden and Trinkler earn poles for Sunday’s Grand-Am Koni Challenge

In season finale at VIR  while ST point leader Christian Miller will start seventh

Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport (GS) point leader Ken Wilden will start on the pole for the final race of the season, the Bosch Engineering Octoberfest at Virginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Guthrie to join RLR/Andersen Racing

For Firestone Indy Lights season finale

RLR/Andersen Racing is pleased to announce that Sean Guthrie of Albuquerque, N.M. will drive its No. 9 car in the Firestone Indy Lights season finale on Friday, Oct. 9 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Formula Palmer Audi Championship

Palmer, Vautier and Jousse all take wins at Silverstone

Championship set to go down to the wire in two weeks time. Jolyon Palmer, Tristan Vautier and Maxime Jousse all took wins at Silverstone this weekend (1/2/3 October) while the championship race took several different turns during an enthralling triple-header. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Citroen Total World Rally team director Oliver Quesnel confirms…

Loeb and Sordo will remain at the team in 2010

Speaking in the Service Park after SS9, Quesnel refused to be drawn on whether contracts had yet been signed with either driver, but was adamant both would be staying for next year’s 13-round series. The team boss also gave the strongest indication yet that the star of his Junior squad, Sebastien Ogier, would remain a C4 driver in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Barrichello 6th, Button 10th on revised grid

The grid is shuffled in the order the offences were committed

Widespread confusion about Sunday’s grid for the Japanese grand prix has finally ended, and the big winner is Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

No Glock or Kobayashi for Japanese GP

Substitute drivers have to be nominated prior to Saturday’s morning practice session

Toyota will field just one car in Sunday’s Japanese grand prix, after Timo Glock’s entry was withdrawn due to injury. Read the rest of this entry »