Daily Archive: January 19, 2011

Jan 19

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day one report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 1 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADJuho Hanninen has completed the opening day of the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, round one of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with a lead of 44.5 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Lazare ready to kick off 2011 at FWT‏

New team, new equipment get first test this weekend in Florida

Karting - Jesse Lazare 2Karting - Jesse.jpg Lazare FWT 2011Quebec standout racer, Jesse Lazare is ready to kick off his 2011 racing season at this weekend’s Florida Winter Tour event at Orlando Kart Center. Lazare has been busy in the off season getting ready for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Quantel and Marussia Virgin Racing team pp for 2011

New partnership with Quantel announcement

USF1Quantel logoThe Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team is pleased to announce that it has agreed a new partnership with Quantel, a world leading developer of content creation systems, for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

2011 IRC calendar updated

The calendar for the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge has been updated.

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIRC awards ceremony  2010It features 12 events, starting with the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo from 18-22 January and culminating with the Cyprus Rally from 3-5 November. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Marco Barba sets the pace in Valencia

Tuesday was as a very good second day of testing for the Auto GP teams that traveled to Valencia.

Auto GP - Campos Racing - Marco BarbaAuto GPOn a quicker track, mainly due to cleaner racing lines and more rubber on the tarmac, drivers had the opportunity to push harder and as a result the average pace was lowered by as much as 1”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Genii, not Group Lotus, owns Renault team – Boullier

Boullier revealed that while the R31 car will debut at Valencia next month

Lotus Renault GP logo2010-05-30 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fayruz Fauzy 01Eric Boullier has moved to clarify reports about the ownership structure of the Enstone based F1 team called Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Force India lineup to be named soon – Mallya

The uncertainty surrounding Force India’s driver lineup for 2011 looks set to end soon.

2010-07-11 - Force India F1 Team - Dr. Vijay Mallya - Deepika Padukone2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01It is believed that despite Vitantonio Liuzzi having a firm contract for this year, it will be Paul di Resta racing alongside Adrian Sutil in the two VJM-04s. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Marko not ruling out 2011 race debut for Ricciardo

His placement is seen as putting strong pressure on the Faenza based team

2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Dr Helmut Marko2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing - Ciaron Pilbeam - Daniel RicciardoHelmut Marko has admitted his plan is to see Daniel Ricciardo with a full race seat in formula one “no later than 2012”. Red Bull-backed Australian Ricciardo, 21, has been placed for the 2011 season with Toro Rosso and will drive on the Friday mornings at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

‘Money spoke’ at Virgin for d’Ambrosio – di Grassi

2011 will be a year of “transition”, a disappointed Lucas di Grassi has admitted on Brazilian radio.

2010-12-21 - Jerome D'Ambrosio2010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 5After a single season in F1, the 26-year-old has lost his Virgin seat to the Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio. “It’s a shame that formula one seats have been for sale,” he told Sao Paulo’s Jovem Pan FM. “The team said to be numerous times that if the decision was made on purely technical grounds, I would be staying,” revealed the Brazilian. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Button Snr forgot where he left ‘stolen’ Ferrari

An amusing story involving 2009 world champion Jenson Button’s father has emerged from Italy.

Media reports, including by the Ansa news agency, said John Button – a former rallycross driver – reported as stolen a Ferrari Testarossa in the coastal town of Alassio. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Pirelli to make F1 races ‘more interesting’ – de la Rosa

De la Rosa unsure of next F1 role

Pirelli2010-04-03 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 05Pirelli’s 2011 tyres are “very different” to the Bridgestones of last year and should contribute to “more interesting” races. That is the view of Pedro de la Rosa, the Italian marque’s test driver who this week wound up Pirelli’s private tyre development programme after four days in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

No China GP inspection until March – FIA

The FIA will carry out a final inspection before a new licence can be issued

2010-04-17 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 032010-04-17 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 02China’s date on the 2011 world championship calendar will remain provisional until mere weeks before the scheduled race in mid April. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Friday morning practice returns for 2011

It will be a 45 minute session

MotoGPAragon motogp jpgFriday morning practice is reinstated for the 2011 MotoGP season, though it will now be a 45 minute session. As expected, the FIM has formally confirmed that Friday morning practice will return to the MotoGP schedule for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

MINI targeting podiums in 2011

Title by 2013

David RichardsMini X-RaidDavid Richards has set ambitious targets for the new Prodrive-run MINI World Rally Championship (WRC) programme – podiums this year, and the title by 2013… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Father and sons to race together in 2011

Starting with Grand-Am 200 at Daytona Jan. 28

APR Motorsport - 2010-08-12Grand-AM-RoadracingA father and his two sons will drive in Grand-Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series this year, which starts Friday afternoon, Jan. 28 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Field is set for ACT New Smyrna Goodyear Speedweeks Cup

28 teams will comprise the starting field

Goodyear Speedweek CupNew Smyrna SpeedwayThe American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the twenty eight teams that will comprise the starting field for the highly anticipated inaugural Goodyear Speedweeks Cup event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) in Florida during next month’s Daytona Speedweeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Toseland’s BMW Italia team launched

With double World Superbike Champion James Toseland

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipBMW ItaliaBMW Italia has taken the wraps off the bike with which double World Superbike Champion James Toseland is aiming to re-establish his reputation in the series in 2011… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Quaife delighted with Dubai 24 Hour podium

The Englishman claimed third in the A3T class

Phil Quaife portraitPhil QuaifePhil Quaife’s impressive pre-season form continued at last weekend’s Dubai 24 Hours where the Englishman claimed third in the A3T class and 19th overall at the wheel of his MSW Racing Seat Leon Super Copa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Innisfil Indy’s huge one week special

 Zack Meyer dominates FWT opener 

Karting Rotax JuniorInnisfil Indy Karting logoRotax lease offered to new chassis buyers. The Innisfil Indy in conjunction with GP Racing Karts and Krazy Kart have announced a huge ‘One Week Only’ sale. Innisfil Indy owner Tony Launi made the announcement this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Ross Martin wins Pro World Champion Snocross title

Martin won both Pro Open and Pro Super Stock finals

Judnick - Ross Martin 01Judnick - Ross Martin 02Ross Martin WON the Pro Open Final earning “The Amsoil Eagle River Pro Snocross World Champion Title” this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »