Daily Archive: June 18, 2010

Jun 18

Gutiérrez ends Valencia test on top‏ (+results)

GP3 SeriesART Grand Prix’s Esteban Gutiérrez continued his good form and took the top spot again in the final session of the mid-season GP3 test at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Stoneman storms to Zolder pole‏ (+results)

Briton takes second pole of season ahead of Vasiliauskas and Bailly

Dean Stoneman stormed to his second pole of the season in the first qualifying session at Zolder, the Briton topping the timesheets for almost the entire session as he forced home his dominance on the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Shorttrackontario.ca launches in support of Ontario Stock Car Racing

 Howden Media Group adds fifth website to online race coverage program

As often is the case in life, things are now coming full circle for Howden Media Group publisher Rob Howden, thanks to the official launch of the company’s fifth motorsports coverage website – www.ShortTrackOntario.ca.  A life-long racing fanatic, Howden grew up immersed in Super Late Model racing in Ontario due to his father’s successful racing career and his love of motorsports was fueled by countless weekends at the province’s asphalt short tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Top Indy rookie looking to regain momentum

After fiery crash in Texas

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing’s Simona De Silvestro arrives this weekend at Iowa Speedway looking to regain her Indy Rookie of the Year momentum after one of the worst crashes in recent IndyCar history at Texas two weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

SKUSA Mountain region round 2 set for IMI Motorsports complex

Second round of new Superkarts! USA regional to battle on June 19-20

The second round of the Superkarts! USA Mountain Region is just around the corner – June 19-20 – with the new series for the Colorado region and surrounding area making its debut in early May. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Live TV coverage for climax to the IRC season in Cyprus

Four stages to be shown live on Eurosport

Major TV networks to screen the event throughout the world for the climax to another thrilling Intercontinental Rally Challenge season. The FxPro Cyprus Rally, will receive extensive live television coverage when it runs from 4-6 November Eurosport Events, the IRC’s promoter, confirmed at a press conference in Nicosia Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Red Bull to use ‘important’ F-duct in Valencia – Vettel

Adrian Newey was not in Canada in order to put the finishing touches on the new system

2010-06-11-0113Red Bull is bidding to return to dominance on the streets of Valencia next weekend by using an F-duct system. With Red Bull earlier looking set to walk the 2010 title, McLaren crept onto the pace in Turkey and then leapt to the top of the championships with one-two victory in Canada last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Benjamin Bailly takes home advantage‏

Belgian racer goes quickest in final practice at Zolder

F2 - Benjamin Bailly20-year-old Benjamin Bailly has set the pace in a Formula Two session for the first time in his career after the Belgian driver went quickest in final practice at Zolder. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Carlin in running for F1’s final grid spot (updated)

Another team reportedly in the running to become F1’s 13th team in 2011 is Carlin.
F3 team Carlin denies bidding for 2011 F1 debut

Carlin Headed by former Jordan boss Trevor Carlin, the outfit is the most successful in the history of British F3, and also races in GP3 and the Renault World Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Gutiérrez takes morning top spot in Valencia

A total of 1102 laps were completed during the three hour morning session.

GP3 SeriesThe GP3 Series test at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia continued today and it was yesterday afternoons leading men who led the way again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Red Bull has led 67pc of laps in 2011

Red Bull’s Mark Webber has led more laps this season than any of his competitors.

2010-06-11_0111In total, drivers on the 2010 grid have led 491 laps in total at the eight grand prix venues. Australian Webber has led 210 of them, a full 93 more than his highly rated teammate Sebastian Vettel. It means the Adrian Newey-penned RB6 has only failed to lead 33.4 per cent of all the racing laps so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Slow teams should not be allowed in F1 – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has continued his sustained attack on formula one’s new teams.

2010-06-11_0872The Ferrari president thinks the grid should be filled by the bigger teams fielding three cars, rather than by opening the doors to newcomers including Lotus, Virgin and HRT. Next year, another small team is likely to make its debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Renault could supply four F1 teams in 2011 – report

“An agreement with Williams is almost done”

2010-06-13_0380There could be more Renault-powered cars on next year’s formula one grid than any other engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Ecclestone has ‘enough power’ to choose Pirelli – source

Jean Todt is pushing for Michelin to re-enter the sport

2010-06-12_0619If the F1 teams and Bernie Ecclestone want to do a deal with Pirelli, the FIA will have to go along with it. That is the claim of an unnamed team boss, amid rumours the president of F1’s governing body Jean Todt is pushing for Michelin to re-enter the sport as the new tyre supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Super soft tyre to spice up more races – Bridgestone

“Safety is our priority” -Hirohide Hamashima

2010-06-09-0101Before departing F1, Bridgestone is considering equipping teams with its ‘super soft’ compound at more races in 2010. The compound is credited with spicing up the recent Canadian grand prix by graining and degrading on the track’s slippery and smooth surface in cool conditions, thereby opening up a range of pitstop strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Lauda seeks new sponsor for famous red cap

“The contract with Oerlikon is running out — that’s right” -Lauda

2010-06-13_0434Niki Lauda is on the lookout for a new sponsor for his famous red cap. Ever since a near-fatal shunt in 1976 left him with head and facial scars, the iconic Austrian racer, businessman and TV commentator has sold the commercial rights to the front of his ever-present baseball cap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Primat scores career-best Le Mans result

Finishing sixth overall

Harold Primat notched up his best ever Le Mans 24 Hours result at La Sarthe on Sunday afternoon, finishing sixth overall after a problem prevented the Aston Martin Racing factory driver from claiming a potential fourth place. Primat’s crew, completed by co-drivers Adrian Fernandez and Stefan Mucke, had consistently proved the fastest petrol-powered trio on track throughout the week-long event and underlined their pace by qualifying eighth overall just behind the seven diesel entries. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Q+A with Franck Mailleux and Pierre Ragues

Following the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend 

Franck, a bitterly disappointing end to the Le Mans 24 Hours, has it all sunk in yet?

“It was one of the most emotional moments in my career so far and an unfortunate end to an otherwise excellent race. As soon as we realised that the car was not salvageable, all of the work that had gone into the event was suddenly over. It is one of those things in racing, but just a shame after the position we were in. ” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

JDC Motorsports ready for USF2000 oval challenge in Iowa

Goikhberg and Abbate set to continue strong opening season runs in round four 

JDC MotorSports continues its pursuit of top honors in the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda on Saturday (June 19), when the revitalized development series takes to the Iowa Speedway for Round Four on the championship calendar. Read the rest of this entry »