Daily Archive: February 24, 2010

Feb 24

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard seek maximum points

Second time in three years that the duo will take to the start of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.

Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage and his co-driver Nathalie Richard, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Qc), will compete at this weekend’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Round 2 of the Rally America series. After a well-deserved second place finish at Michigan’s SnoDrift Rally last month, this trip to Salem, Missouri will be the Rockstar Energy Drink/Royal Group team’s second voyage south of the border this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Young, gifted NASCAR star to make his second start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Joey Logano confirms and comments on his return next August to the Napa Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge

Joey Logano carOne of the young marvels and also one of the most promising NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers, Joey Logano, will compete in the upcoming NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge on August 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Podium again for Judnick Motorsports in Sarnia, Ontario

Ross Martin won the Pro Open Final for the second weekend in a row

Mike Bauer won Semi-Pro Super Stock #1 and took a 2nd in Semi-Pro Super Stock #2. Three more very important podiums for Judnick Motorsports in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. After winning both Pro Open heat races and the Final this weekend Ross Martin has a 78 point lead in the race for the Year-End Pro Open Point Title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Willy Rampf hands over top slot to James Key

Willy Rampf will be leaving the team at the end of April.

In April the BMW Sauber F1 Team will see a change that has been long in the planning: after ten years as Technical Director in Hinwil, Willy Rampf (56) will hand over to Englishman James Key (38), who takes up his new position on 1st April. Willy Rampf will be leaving the team at the end of April. “The first time I saw the facilities in Hinwil, I knew straightaway the kind of opportunities open to me there,” says Key. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

GP2 Asia round 3 preview

The desert battle starts this Thursday with Free Practice at 10:30 am local time.

The GP2 Asia Series gets back into action this week in Bahrain on the traditional Sakhir layout for the third round of the season. And with half of the events already gone, one man is gliding through the races, seemingly untouchable and gathering enough points to be comfortably leading the drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Ocean Racing Technology chasing points in Bahrain

Buurman reunites with the Portuguese team to join Leimer

GP2 - Ocean Racing Technology 1 The GP2 Asia Series arrives in Bahrain this weekend for the final two rounds of the championship. On this occasion, Ocean Racing Technology will reunite with Yelmer Buurman, who raced for them twelve months ago when they first joined the series, and will now partner Fabio Leimer on the Sakhir circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Bad to worse for crumbling USF1 team

News about USF1’s crumbling formula one team is heading from bad to worse.

USF1It already emerged on Wednesday that, with the American team admitting it is not ready for Bahrain, its lead investor Chad Hurley and well-financed driver Jose Maria Lopez are in serious talks about switching to Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

USF1’s Lopez set for 2010 Campos switch

“We had six hours of meetings with the investors”

Jose Maria Lopez’s switch from USF1 to Campos is expected to be finalised within the next 24 hours. The Argentine rookie’s manager Felipe McGough said a resolution to the uncertainty is possible on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Baguette admits chance of Campos seat ‘small’

“F1 is my goal”

Bertrand BaguetteBertrand Baguette rates his chances of a seat in formula one this season as “small”. Some reports have linked the Belgian, who turned 24 on Tuesday, with the vacant cockpit at Campos that is also being courted by pay-drivers Jose Maria Lopez and Karun Chandhok. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Media hits back after Ferrari’s ‘withering attack’

“I have rarely read such nonsense” -Michael Schmid

2010-01-28 - Ferrari 2010 launch 10A column posted on Ferrari’s official website on Tuesday caused more than a few raised eyebrows within the international media. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Airline Qantas to title sponsor Australian GP

“We are pleased to reaffirm our support for this global sporting event”

Qantas has been named as the new title sponsor for the Australian grand prix. In the wake of ING’s departure from the sport, it was feared that the Melbourne race would not locate a funding replacement for the Dutch bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Ivan Samarin graduates to Formula Two

Russian racer steps up to international motorsport for 2010 

F2 - Ivan Samarin21-year-old Ivan Samarin will contest his maiden season in international single seater racing after signing up to join the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Richard Pelchat winner at the Grand Prix de Valcourt

As the 450cc ATV were introduced to the weekend program  

Being a factory Can-Am racer and Valcourt being the home town of the Can-am brand, Pelchat was invited to line up for the race and be ready. New to ice racing world he ran a few race during the winter and was competitive right away.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Mario Romancini will field the #34 Conquest Racing machine

During the 2010 season of the IZOD Indycar Series

Conquest Racing continues its tradition of progressing the careers of gifted young drivers by signing driver Mario Romancini as a full-time entrant for the Izod IndyCar Series in 2010.  The 22-year-old Brazilian rookie will be graduating from the Firestone Indy Lights series where he drove for the RLR/Andersen Racing team.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Formula Palmer Audi record-setter…

Tristan Vautier joins Andersen Racing for Star Mazda Championship

France’s Tristan Vautier, who won a record six Formula Palmer Audi races last year, will compete in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear in 2010 as a member of Andersen Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Bryan Herta Autosport continues its expansion

Bryan Herta Autosport signs Sebastian Saavedra and adds Indianapolis 500 bid

With owners Bryan Herta and Steve Newey today announcing the addition of Colombian rising star Sebastian Saavedra to the team’s 2010 Firestone Indy Lights campaign. Saavedra will join British talent Stefan Wilson, who was named earlier this month. The second-year team also will make its first foray into the IZOD IndyCar Series, fielding an entry for Saavedra in the Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

422race.com interviews Tonio Liuzzi on Jerez test

Tonio Liuzzi, we saw a great Force India in the last test in Jerez

“Yes, I have to say we are very happy. The car seems to be born well and is improving more and more. We still have one test next week in Barcelona, where we’ll have a lot of development towards the race in Bahrain. So I have to say we are confident for a good beginning of the season, but we always have to try and understand what the other teams did during the winter.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Álvaro Parente runs in Bahrain in GP2 Asia

Parente in Bahrain with Scuderia Coloni

Álvaro Parente flew today to Bahrain to participate in the GP2 Asia Series race, which will take place next Friday. He is going to race with a Coloni’s team car. Read the rest of this entry »

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