Daily Archive: October 25, 2009

Oct 25

Sticky: Victory in Hockenheimring for Paffett but… (+result & standings)

Timo Scheider is the 2009 DTM champion

Timo Scheider

Timo Scheider

Second place in the grand finale of the season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough for the 30-year old Audi driver to clinch his second overall DTM win after 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Sticky: Valentino Rossi wins seventh MotoGP title (+Top 15)

Stoner wins wet ‘n’ wild Sepang

Valentino Rossi has won his seventh MotoGP title, one round early, by finishing third in a wet and wild Malaysian Grand Prix dominated by Casey Stoner. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Sticky: WRC: Loeb the big winner!

A remarkable sixth World Rally Championship title

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb cruised through the final stage of the Rally of Great Britain today to take victory in his Citroen Total team C4 WRC and wrap up a remarkable sixth World Rally Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin holds off Jimmie Johnson (+result & standing)

He wins the Tums Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin turned a dominant car into a winner at Martinsville Speedway, passing Jimmie Johnson with 138 laps to go Sunday and holding off the Chase leader on a series of late restarts.

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Oct 25

SBK: Spies came, saw and conquered!

Ben Spies won the first race and then controlled the situation in race 2

Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) won the first race and then controlled the situation in race 2 to take his and Yamaha’s first ever World Superbike Championship title in front of an 86,000 crowd in the final round of the series at Portimao. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

F1 statesmen push for Brawn knighthood

Two of F1’s elder statesmen are pushing for a knighthood for Ross Brawn

The 54-year-old Briton played a leading role not only in Michael Schumacher’s titles at Benetton and Ferrari, but he also conquered the 2009 drivers’ and constructors’ championships with his own name above the garage door. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Jean Karl Vernay wins dramatic finale at Hockenheim

“The race was really crazy” -Jean Karl Vernay

Jean Karl Vernay (Signature) decided the finale of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg in his favour. In an exciting race, he overtook erstwhile leader Christopher Zanella (Motopark Academy) on the final lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Nationwide: Keselowski taking home Elvis (+result)

Aggressive Brad Keselowski wins the Kroger On Track For The Cure 250

At Memphis Motorsports Park, an aggressive Brad Keselowski won his fourth Nationwide Series race of the season, banging his way to victory in the Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Hulkenberg and Barrichello to race for Williams – Weber

The news remains unofficial

But a well-connected figure on Sunday all but confirmed the composition of Williams’ driver line-up for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Button/Brawn dispute nearing end – manager

Jenson Button’s dispute with Brawn is nearing its end

The new world champion’s manager Richard Goddard has revealed. The 29-year-old Briton is said to be unwilling to take the number 1 to the team’s 2010 car in the absence of a substantial pay increase, having agreed to slash his retainer amid the management buyout last winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

F2000 Championship: Glassberg victorious in SCCA

AJ Glassberg overcame less than perfect conditions to score three wins in his first outing with Group A Racing

AJ Glassberg

AJ Glassberg

Group A Racing commenced its 2009-10 winter testing program recently, with AJ Glassberg getting behind the wheel of one of the team’s F2000 Championship Series cars at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Rolex 24 at Daytona driver challenge presented by Sunoco

Returns in 2010, awarding a seat in 2011 Rolex 24

Heralded as the biggest prize in British motorsports, the Rolex 24 At Daytona Driver Challenge presented by Sunoco, will return in 2010, when competitors in four British racing series will vie for a coveted driver’s seat in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Asian motorsport ambassadors Malaysian team MeritusGP

Fastest again at Abu Dhabi

The second of the two days testing prior to the inaugural race weekend at the newly born ccircuit resumed on Saturday under bright sunshine for the 25 cars present. Like yesterday in the first test session, driver Luca Filippi set the fastest time of the day, setting his time in the afternoon session while team mate Diego Nunes finished both sessions in fifth place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

After a 24 hour battle with Team Grohe

NFM Professionals triumph

Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum led NFM Professionals to victory in one of the closest fought Nivea for Men Endurance Challenge 24 hour races ever held at Dubai’s Kartdrome. Starting at 2.15 pm on Friday, for 24 hours they slugged it out with Team Grohe for supremacy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Speedfreaks welcome Gil de Ferran on Sunday night

Gil de Ferran will be the featured guest Sunday on SpeedFreaks, which airs at 10 p.m. ET Sunday night

De Ferran Motorsports owner and now-retired driver will discuss the 2009 American Le Mans Series season that saw the two-time CART champion and Indy 500 winner take five overall victories in their XM Acura ARX-02a, the most of any team in the championship, including the season finale two weeks ago at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

FOTA chief issues Todt plea

To be “open and constructive” in dealing with his organisation

Formula One Teams’ Association chairman Luca di Montezemolo has urged new FIA president Jean Todt to be “open and constructive” in dealing with his organisation. Read the rest of this entry »