Daily Archive: March 19, 2011

Mar 19

Stoner sets scorching pole position for the Qatar Grand Prix

Round 1: Qatar GP – Qualifying, Losail International Circuit 

MotoGPMotoGP - Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda TeamDuring the hour-long qualifying session at the Losail circuit this evening it was once again Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa who dominated the session, with the Australian finishing fastest with a stunning lap to secure pole position for tomorrow’s season-opening grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

F2 test set to be fully subscribed

Capacity entry of 24 cars expected at Silverstone on Tuesday 

F2 - ValenciaF2 - SilverstoneFormula Two heads to Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, for the first pre-season test next Tuesday (22 March), and impressively a capacity entry of 24 cars is expected to attend following a rush in demand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Romain Grosjean dashes to Imola victory (+ results, standing & photos)

Dams driver takes lights to flag win in final 2011 GP2 Asia Series Feature Race

GP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean 03GP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean 01Romain Grosjean dominated today’s feature race at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. A strong start from pole position and a flawless drive made the Dams driver cross the finish line with a 14.3s gap to closest rival Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

New Panoz launches at America’s great sports car race (+result)

And pole position for Zytek and Nissan partnership

Panoz_312 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoIt’s no small task to bring a brand new car – untested – to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, but that’s essentially what Panoz Racing has done with the new Panoz Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Bridgestone extend role as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP with new three-year deal

Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class since 2009

BridgestoneMotoGPBridgestone Corporation announced today that Bridgestone and Dorna Sports have signed a new three-year deal that will see the Japanese manufacturer continue as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) MotoGP World Championship from 2012-2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Vettel not ruling out F1 driver strike

Sebastian Vettel has refused to rule out a drivers’ strike amid concerns about new rule changes in F1.

2011-03-11 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastien Vettel 022011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel 0004The new world champion has been a vocal opponent of some of this year’s changes, particularly the increased driver workload due to the adjustable rear wing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Webber keen to extend F1 career beyond 2011

Mark Webber on Saturday sounded reluctant to call time on his formula one career any time soon.

2011-03-11 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber 152011-02-20 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber 9After Sebastian Vettel, Adrian Newey and 50 other staff were re-signed by Red Bull through 2014, team boss Christian Horner said he needs to gauge 34-year-old Webber’s motivation and pace at a later date if he is to be retained beyond 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Tobias Hegewald switches from GP3 to F2

2009 Formula Two race-winner returns for championship assault 

F2 - Tobias Hegewald - P1F2 - Tobias Hegewald - leads the field21-year-old German racer Tobias Hegewald has confirmed that he will return to F2 in 2011 after a season competing in the inaugural GP3 series. Tobias had an impressive campaign in the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship, finishing sixth overall and producing the most dominant performance of any driver that season when he proved unstoppable at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Yamaha back in the Canadian Superbike Championship

“Yamaha are thrilled to be back road racing in Canada”

Yamaha logoCSBK Parts Canadian Superbike Champsionship logoFrontline CSBK Inc., organizer of Canada’s National motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce the official return of Yamaha Motor Canada to the Canadian Superbike Championship by Parts Canada.  Read the rest of this entry »

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