Daily Archive: August 28, 2010

Aug 28

Sticky: Flagworld is ”almost” back from a very difficult week

We apologize to our regular visitors and we are very happy to be back LIVE

For all members of Flagworld’s team, the past week was possibly one of the most difficult we had to endure since our introduction on the web in 1995. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

NAPA 200: Marcos Ambrose edges Villeneuve for pole position (+result)

NASCAR Nationwide qualifying report

Marcos Ambrose posted a new track record  lap (100.458 seconds) at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to earn his fourth career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole in preparation for the NAPA AUTO PARTS 200 on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series qualifying record run for Ranger (+results)

 Fourth Canadian Tire pole of 2010 with new top time

Andrew Ranger extended his dominance in road-course qualifying with a record run Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in advance of Sunday’s NAPA AUTOPRO 100. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

NAPA Autopro 100: A first pole for Andrew Ranger in NASCAR Canadian Tire in Montréal (+ starting grid)

Ranger to start from pole position
Dumoulin brothers are focused on the race

Even if he claims a victory in 2008 and two second place finishes in 2007 and 2009 in the last three edition of the NAPA 100 race at circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the NASCAR Canadian Tire champion , Andrew Ranger had never claimed the pole position before today. He posted a time of 105.003 second earlier today, a new track record. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Wickens wins on the clock (+results, + team & drivers reports)

Canadian victorious in Race 1 at rain soaked Spa-Francorchamps despite damage to his car.

GP3 Series

Robert Wickens has not given up on title hopes: starting from pole position, he managed to keep the lead after having damaged his nose cone under torrential downpour and took the win after the clock counted down. Series leader Esteban Gutierez having finished fifth, the Canadian can still hope to chase the Mexican for the GP3 Series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Villeneuve and Carpentier near the top in Nationwide (+result)

Engine failure for Andrew Ranger

The free practice session to prepare the qualifying of the NAPA 200 presented by Dodge that will take place later this afternoon is now over. Two of the three Quebec drivers had excellent result, mainly Jacques Villeneuve who was never further than second place since the start of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Maldonado hangs on for dramatic sixth win (+results, +teams & drivers report)

Venezuelan wins, just, from Parente

GP2 SeriesPastor Maldonado has collected his sixth, and toughest, win of the season in today’s feature race at Spa Francorchamps, benefiting when polesitter Jerome d’Ambrosio stopped late in the race and then hanging on against a huge push in the closing laps to win by just 0.2 seconds from Alvaro Parente and Romain Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Webber not worried about running out of tyres

Mark Webber on Saturday said he is not worried about running out of useable tyres in Belgium.

Earlier at Spa-Francorchamps, where wet and changeable weather has featured regularly so far this weekend, Bridgestone admitted it is worried about drivers running out of rain tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

News briefs from Spa: Saturday

The latest…

Fernando Alonso on Saturday said he is not worried after qualifying just tenth for the Belgian GP. “This was the least important qualifying of the year because of the weather.  Anything can happen so our goal is still the podium and victory,” the Ferrari driver told Spanish media. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix qualifying report (+results)

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francochamps.

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Aug 28

Andrew Ranger fastest of the single practice session for the NAPA 200 Autopro 100

In preparation for the NASCAR Canadian Tire race

The first and single practice session for the NASCAR CAnadian Tire drivers for Sunday’s race , the NAPA 200 Autopro 100 is now completed at circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at Ile Notre-Dame in Montreal. Without surprise, it is the local favorite Andrew Ranger driving the Dodge sponsored by the Quebec Dodge dealers who posted the fastest time. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Ducati will not participate in the 2011 Superbike World Championship with a factory team

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship

Infront Motor Sports has learnt with disappointment of Ducati’s decision not to participate with a factory team in the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Hulkenberg close to new Williams deal – manager

“Nico is doing so well that Frank Williams wants to extend his contract” – Weber

Nico Hulkenberg is close to agreeing a deal to remain with Williams for his second season in formula one, manager Willi Weber said on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Vettel stops in Spa pitlane in final practice

Team boss Christian Horner immediately said he did not know the reason for the stoppage.

A rain shower slowed the action towards the end of the final 60-minute practice session on Saturday morning, but there was frantic activity inside the Red Bull garage. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

HRT return for Chandhok not imminent

He ruled out a switch to Force India.

It is believed Karun Chandhok will not return to the Hispania cockpit until at least the end of October. In Belgium this weekend, the Indian rookie is missing his third consecutive grand prix, with successor Sakon Yamamoto reportedly wielding more lucrative sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Rivals must capitalise at Red Bull’s weakest tracks

Mark Webber thinks the rest of the 2010 championship will be played out in two parts.

The championship leader admits that at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, and then in two weeks at Monza, the Red Bull’s Renault V8 might struggle to keep up with more powerful engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

McLaren denies vetoing Red Bull engine deal

Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn also played down the reports.

Martin Whitmarsh has denied that McLaren has inserted a fresh veto against Red Bull’s desire to be powered by Mercedes engines in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Ferrari using same front wing as in Hungary

Ferrari’s front wing design has not yet been tested by the FIA at Spa-Francorchamps.

On Friday, the governing body – having introduced a more stringent flexibility test for the Belgian event – declared legal the wings on the McLaren as well as Red Bull’s controversial RB6. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Championship releases bilingual webisode #5

The CCTCC is proud to announce the release of its latest Webisode

Titled “The Streets Of Trois-Rivieres,” it features two of Quebec’s best drivers, Mathieu Audette and Nick Wittmer as they prepare and race at the famed Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Barrichello replaces Heidfeld as GPDA president

Rubens Barrichello is the new president of the formula one drivers’ union, the GPDA.

The existing president of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, Nick Heidfeld, has had to vacate the role now that he is Pirelli’s full time tyre development tester. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Juncadella tops eventful qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps (+results)

It was all about the tricky track conditions in this mornings qualifying session.

GP3 Series

Tech 1 Racings Daniel Juncadella has claimed his first GP3 Series pole position today in one of the most unpredictable qualifying sessions of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, round 9 at the Belgian Grand Prix

First pole position for Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards takes up the penultimate round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup from pole position with his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on Sunday in Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Pacific Mobile/Biosign car qualifies fourth for Montreal 200

Team happy with race-oriented set up

Burt Frisselle has secured a fourth-place start for the Pacific Mobile/Biosign car in tomorrow’s Montreal 200, the eleventh round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Teams discuss pre-2011 winter test in Bahrain

A definite 2011 race calendar has not yet been finalised

F1 team managers met on Friday to discuss the possibility of a pre-season test in Bahrain prior to the 2011 season opener. According to Auto Motor und Sport, the meeting at Spa-Francorchamps was to determine the testing agreement for next year.

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Aug 28

Volkswagen ‘more than interested’ in WRC entry

VW’s motorsport director Kris Nissen spoke of the company’s interest

The head of Volkswagen’s motorsport division says the manufacturer could be competing in the World Rally Championship as early as 2013 if plans are given the green light in the coming months. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

RMC world finals

Team Canada is now complete

At the last Canadian Championships held in Mont-Tremblant on August 20-22, we also witnessed the Rotax Max Challenge national final. Before this event, seven drivers had already qualified for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which will take place next November in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Colin McRae Vision makes donation to local charity

Prior to start of IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin 

Colin McRae Vision has used its partnership with the Intercontinental Rally Challenge to make a substantial donation to a charity based in Zlin, where round nine of the IRC will take place this weekend (27-29 August). Read the rest of this entry »