Daily Archive: March 20, 2011

Mar 20

Stoner dominates in Qatar with decisive first victory of 2011‏ (+ results)

Round 1: Qatar GP – Race, Losail International Circuit 

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Qatar Grand PrixMotoGP - Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team - Qatar Grand PrixCasey Stoner continued his strong pre-season form to take a clear victory today in Qatar for the Repsol Honda Team, using the harder option front and rear Bridgestone slicks to finish over three seconds ahead of the field and set the fastest lap of the race. Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Medium, Extra Hard. Rear: Medium, Hard The gap wasn’t always so large however, as teammate Dani Pedrosa fought Stoner hard for the first half of the 22 lap race, leading for much of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Busch’s Bristol roll continues with Cup victory (+result)

The question isn’t whether Kyle Busch will win at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch Bristol win 2009-08-06_0011It’s whether anyone else can find a way to keep him out of Victory Lane. First off pit road after stops under caution on Lap 429, Busch held off pole-sitter Carl Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth consecutive race in NASCAR’s top three national series at the .533-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Romain Grosjean: “I am not the same man”

2011 GP2 Asia Series Champion reflects on new title

2011-03-20 - Romain Grosjean 022011-03-20 - Romain Grosjean 01Romain, GP2 Asia Series Champion for the second time. How does that sound?
Romain Grosjean: It sounds pretty good. We came to Asia to get some mileage and some data about the new car and the new tyres which were a big question mark for everybody. In the first day of testing in Abu Dhabi, things went very well, we were P1, but on the last day, we were P23. Everyone thought that we were hiding something and our real pace, but not at all. We were completely lost.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Dani Clos wins sprint race, Romain Grosjean takes title (+ results, standings, photos)

Racing Engineering driver scores GP2 Asia Series win while Dams driver is crowned Champion

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Dani ClosGP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean- Jean-Paul DriotIn the final race of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series in Imola, Dani Clos recovered from a poor qualifying on Friday by winning today’s event in Imola, while Romain Grosjean sealed a second title with a fourth place finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Vettel can leave Red Bull before contract ends – owner

Mateschitz said he is not worried about losing Vettel any time soon.

2011-03-11 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastien Vettel 012011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Sebastian Vettel - Dietrich MateschitzSebastian Vettel can leave Red Bull before 2015 if he wants to, according to team owner Dietrich Mateshitz. The new world champion has signed a new long-term deal with the pacesetting team but he also recently coveted moves to Ferrari or Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Hamilton must consider McLaren move – press

“I want to be one of the most successful formula one drivers of this generation”

2011-03-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 012011-02-11 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton 3Lewis Hamilton might have to leave McLaren if he is to achieve his ambitions in formula one, according to British press reports on Sunday. A report in the Sunday Observer newspaper said the 2008 world champion “won’t achieve” his target of becoming a multiple world champion with the Woking based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

2011 opener could be Melbourne’s last blast – Ecclestone

“We are probably going to have to drop two races to fit in Austin and Russia” – Ecclestone

Australian Grand Prix2010-06-12_0628After the niceties of last week, Bernie Ecclestone has now hinted Australia might be dropped from the F1 calendar as soon as next year. The Melbourne race has a contract through 2015, but F1’s chief executive has latched onto a rising local rhetoric about the escalating cost of the annual event to Victorian state taxpayers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Oreca Peugeot wins Sebring (+result)

 Historic victory for de Chaunac led team in 2011 opener

ORECA Sebring 2011-03-20Hugues de Chaunac 090917-1Peugeot won again at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday, this time the Team ORECA Matmut taking victory in America’s greatest sports car race and the opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Biaggi on song at classic Donington circuit

Biaggi’s final advantage over Melandri was just a fraction

Luca Scassa - DoningtonMax Biaggi - DoningtonMax Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) scorched round the new-look Donington Park circuit in a blistering time of 1 minute 28.794 seconds to head off a challenge from Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike) as the Superbike riders concluded their first qualifying session. Biaggi’s final advantage over Melandri was just a fraction (0.047 seconds) with the two Italians the only riders into the 1’28 bracket as they duelled in the spring sunshine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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