Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31

Biaggi takes third double win and championship lead

Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam

A remarkable day of unpredictable final outcomes and drama on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team at Miller Motorsports Park. Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) but he may not have won a single race today had Althea Ducati privateer Carlos Checa not had his machine quit twice on him while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Red Bull crisis to have no quick end

Dyed-in-the-wool racer Martin Brundle on Monday said he sees no quick end to Red Bull’s new self-induced crisis.

“I doubt that trip across the Atlantic for the next round in Montreal will extinguish these fireworks,” the BBC commentator said on Monday, as the international media got to work on Sebastian Vettel’s crash at Istanbul Park with race leader and teammate Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

L’Estage and Richard win the Rocky Mountain Rally

Rockstar Royal Group Rally team makes its mark out west

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), won this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Rally, round two of the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship. At the wheel of their Rockstar Energy Drink Royal Group Mitsubishi Evo X, the duo took the lead of the rally on the first stage and never looked back, winning eight of the eleven stages and a dominating victory.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ogier beats Loeb to win Vodafone Rally de Portugal

Sebastien Ogier has claimed his first world championship victory

By narrowly defeating Sebastien Loeb on Vodafone Rally de Portugal, The Citroen Junior Team driver started the third and final day with a lead of 21.1 seconds and showed a level of maturity that belied his 26 years to hold firm as Loeb tried in vain to get ahead of his countryman. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Conquest Racing posts best rookie finish for 2010 Indy 500

Romancini: Best first-year driver in the field thanks to a 13th place finish

After placing both rookie drivers into this year’s Indianapolis 500, Conquest Racing continued to surprise today with both rookies putting in clean, strong runs and with Mario Romancini finishing as the highest ranked rookie in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Hamilton unhappy after save fuel ‘instructions’

“It was not easy unless I went ridiculously slowly.”

2010-05-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 8Lewis Hamilton on Sunday was visibly not jubilant as he accepted the winner’s trophy for the twelfth time in his career. It emerges that the 2008 was unhappy not with teammate Jenson Button’s feisty racing from behind while the pair were running first and second at Istanbul, but the prior “communication” from the McLaren pitwall. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Joy becomes crisis as Red Bull implodes in Turkey

Red Bull has never been the friendliest team in the paddock.

2010-06-16 - Red Bull Racing_5Having arrived with a dominant car and leading both world championships, Red Bull has departed Turkey in crisis. “They step on their tails too often,” said BBC commentator Martin Brundle, after Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel crashed while running one-two at Istanbul Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Massa set to sign 2011 contract – source

“Want the good news about Felipe Massa?”

2010-05-08 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipa MassaArguably the best-connected member of the Brazilian formula one media, Galvao Bueno, has revealed that Felipe Massa only needs to put his signature on a new Ferrari contract for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ferrari struggle shows Lotus not ‘rubbish’ – Fernandes

Lotus is now closing on the tail of the established teams

2010-05-16 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandez 1On the occasion of Ferrari’s 800th grand prix, Tony Fernandes made sure the Italian team’s celebratory champagne tasted sour. After proving the strongest of the three new teams in 2010, the Lotus team boss stared mockingly at the qualifying timesheets in Turkey and recalled the pre-season words of Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sauber told de la Rosa not to attack teammate

“I had to restrain myself.” -de la Rosa

2010-05-16 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Beat Zehnder - Peter Sauber - Alex SauberPedro de la Rosa has admitted he was asked to hold station behind his Sauber teammate at the end of the Turkish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sauber confirms Hinwil visit for Nicolas Todt

Nicolas Todt also manages the 29-year-old former Sauber driver and Brazilian Massa.

Peter Sauber has confirmed that Nicolas Todt visited the Swiss team’s Hinwil headquarters last week. Earlier, it was rumoured that Frenchman Todt was eyeing a merger of his GP2 team ART, but Sauber insisted in Turkey that his team is not being sold. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Pembroke takes second straight Memorial Day Classic

Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot

Thunder RoadMontpelier’s Dave Pembroke earned his second straight Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic win at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 30. Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot and worked his way through traffic to take the lead on lap 68. Pembroke would hold the lead for the remainder of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Teams designing 2011 cars for current F1 tyres

“It’s already late and we cannot really waste more time on it” -Stefano Domenicali.

Flagworld - F1Because the decision about next year’s supplier is taking so long, F1 teams are designing their 2011 cars around the current specification of Bridgestone tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Sticky: Formula One teams Turkish Grand Prix race report (+results)

Turkish Grand Prix Formula One race report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Istanbul.

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May 30

Sticky: Clos crushing victory in sprint race (+ results, + GP2 Series teams report, updated²)

Spaniard dominates in Istanbul

GP2 Series

Dani Clos pulled out a crushing display of speed and determination to dominate this morning’s sprint race in Istanbul, running away for a simple win ahead of Luiz Razia and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Jerimy Daniel wins the ”Spring Classic” Sunday’s race at Circuit Mont-Tremblant (+photos)

In 2010 inaugural Formula Tour 1600 for a doubleheader program

This weekend, Circuit Mont-Tremblant hosted a doubleheader program for the Formula Tour 1600. Even if the program called itself ”Formule Libre” only one driver was not in a Formula 1600 as Rémy Audette from Audette Racing came to th Circuit for some testing and fun.

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May 30

Dario Franchitti wins his second Indy 500 (+video)

Top-10 Finish for Tagliani at the Indy 500

In a race that was played in the pit lane and where many on track incidents changed the course of the race, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani stayed out of trouble to finish 10th in the Indy 500 race held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting from fifth on the grid, the Canadian driver ran in the top four in the first segment of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Szoke edges Christie for win (+photos, + results)

The 31-year-old Szoke led all 18 laps of the race around the 2.8km

2010-05-30_1336Veteran Jordan Szoke (Waznie Racing / BMC Ciclo Werks / DeWildt Honda) held off young upstart Jodi Christie (Jodi Christie Racing / Durham Honda) to win the opening round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Circuit ICAR near Montreal on Sunday.

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May 30

Drama in Turkey as Red Bulls collide (updated²)

Sunday afternoon in Turkey hosted a dramatic seventh round of the 2010 world championship.
Marko, Horner blame Webber and engineer for crash
Intrigue in Turkey after Webber/Vettel crash

Red Bull’s Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, challenged hard by the McLarens, collided whilst running first and second at Istanbul Park, triggering dramatic scenes both trackside and back in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

WRC: Ogier still in control – but Loeb closing in (+result)

Only 21 seconds lead over Loeb

Sébastien Ogier ended the second day of the Rally de Portugal with a similar margin of supremacy over his nearest pursuer as he’d had on day one – only now the man chasing him hardest is namesake and multiple World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb… Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

First oval, first checkered for McKenna

He wins round 3 of USF2000 Championship at ‘Night Before the 500′ show at ORP

Ireland’s Patrick McKenna has never even sat in the grandstands at an oval-track race, but that didn’t keep him from winning Round 3 of the USF2000 National Championship Saturday night on O’Reilly Raceway Park’s 0.686-mile oval. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Michelin boss arrives in Turkey for F1 meeting (updated)

Michelin’s competition boss Nick Shorrock arrived in Istanbul on Saturday night.
No tyre decision after Michelin meeting

MichelinFrance’s Auto Hebdo said he will meet with formula one team bosses at the Istanbul Park circuit on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Red Bull confirms broken ‘stabilisator’ for Vettel

“We are on the clean side (of the grid), so let’s see, it’s a long race.”

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel_06Red Bull have identified a broken roll-bar as the reason for Sebastian Vettel’s lack of pace during Q3 in Turkey. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said it was “der Stabilisator” (the roll-bar) that meant the RB6’s front wheels locked, preventing him from replicating his fastest pace of Q1 and Q2. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Ferrari wants to keep Massa – manager Todt

Ferrari car ‘has not developed’ – Alonso
Alonso bristles when asked about latest ‘mistake’

2010-03-17 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 012010-03-17 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01Felipe Massa’s manager has backed up reports that Ferrari is moving towards extending the Brazilian driver’s contract for 2011. It had been reported that Nicolas Todt was in talks about a switch of teams for the 29-year-old Massa, who has often struggled for pace alongside Fernando Alonso this season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Barrichello, di Grassi, unhappy with Cosworth engines

Di Grassi will have a fresh engine fitted for Sunday’s race.

2010-05-16 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 05Cosworth is not in Rubens Barrichello or Lucas di Grassi’s good books at the scene of the Turkish grand prix. Williams’ Rubens Barrichello, just fifteenth on the grid at Istanbul Park, said the British team is “suffering” from a lack of power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

No rain in Istanbul on sunny race day

Rain is not forecast on a warm and sunny day at Istanbul Park.

Istanbul ParkThere had been some spots of rain at the scene of the Turkish grand prix on Saturday, amid reports light rain could affect Sunday’s race at 3pm. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Track chiefs slam two-day GP weekend proposal

“To take a day off seems to be madness.”

Flagworld - F1Bosses of the British grand prix have said they do not support moves to cut Fridays out of formula one race weekends. With the annual calendar looking likely to expand beyond 20 races in the next few years, Williams’ Adam Parr said this weekend he is proposing the official event schedules be reduced to just two days. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Haryanto sprints to Istanbul Race 2 win (+ results, + standings, + GP3 Series teams report, updated³)

Manor Racings Rio Haryanto kept his cool in the scorching heat of Istanbul to win his first GP3 Series race.

GP3 SeriesThe 17-year-old Indonesian didnt let the pressure of starting on reverse-grid pole get to him, and made the perfect start holding onto the lead into turn 1. Haryanto then drove the perfect race to take victory at Istanbul Park 2.2 seconds ahead of his nearest rival Miki Monras. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Laperle wins Montmagny 100

Patrick Laperle makes it two in a row

With a win in the Montmagny 100 at Autodrome Montmagny on Saturday, May 29,  Laperle, who earned the season opening win at Autodrome St-Eustache last weekend, started in the 16th position and worked his way through the field to the lead on lap 24. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Infront further increases WSB TV coverage in China

Infront Sports & Media has set a new rights agreement with China’s biggest regional television station

Guangdong TVis  to broadcast FIM Superbike World Championship delayed highlights coverage across the country. The agreement started with coverage from the Kyalami, South Africa round held on 16 May and will include all the remaining rounds of the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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