Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31

Kick-off of the National Harley-Davidson® XR1200® cup event in Canada

The 2011 Canadian Superbike Championship season opens in Quebec

2011-05-28_09512011-05-21_198Horrible conditions and constant showers could not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada XR1200® contingent at its inaugural performance in the Canadian Superbike round one weekend of the 2011 season.

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May 31

Rémy Audette heads to Watkins Glen

In an attempt to increase his lead in the Championship

Rémy Audette portraitRémy Audette carAt the wheel of his Dimensions Doors / Novatech Van Diemen, Quebec driver Rémy Audette will contest the fifth and sixth rounds of the F2000 Championship Series this weekend at Watkins Glen in the state of New York. At the track where Formula 1 has been held twenty times in the past, Rémy will attempt to earn two more victories and remain in first place of the overall championship rankings. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

The Alpha Group joins Jenson Motorsport at the Montreal Grand Prix Formula 1 race

Jensen MotorSport will enter talented young American driver Ryan Tveter in the Formula Tour 1600 races

jensen motorsport logoJensen MotorSport - Ford Pit Stop ChallengeJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce The Alpha Group will become a feature partner for our races at the 2011 Montreal Grand Prix Formula 1 event. Jensen MotorSport will enter talented young American driver Ryan Tveter in the Formula Tour 1600 races at the prestigious Montreal Grand Prix together with Formula One the weekend June 10-12. The Alpha Group will be a feature team sponsor of Jensen MotorSport at the event. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Alex Tagliani to compete in the Montreal Nationwide race with the support of Dodge

In the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge with the support of the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Quebec Dealers COOP

NAPAPiecesdAuto2002007-05-25_0628Thanks to the support from the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Quebec Dealers, Alex Tagliani will have the chance to compete in two NASCAR races the weekend of August 19 and 20 during the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Bahrain pushing to reclaim F1 race in 2011

Bahrain is ready to host formula one, the chairman of the island Kingdom’s grand prix circuit declared on Tuesday.

Bahrain International CircuitFlagworld - FIAIt is the eve of the end of martial law in the troubled state, and two days before the FIA meets to discuss the possible rescheduling of its 2011 season opener that was cancelled in March due to political violence. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, PSL Karting Trois-Rivieres race report (updated)

Plus Intrepid Canada Pan American Rotax Max Challenge report

Pier-Luc Ouellette, AMGphotoJesse Lazare, AMGphotoThough it seems the summer season in Canadian racing has just begun, the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship reached its halfway point on Sunday as the Rotax masses were contesting six classes at PSL Karting Trois-Rivieres. An even one hundred were on hand for race number three following a practice day Friday and a round of the Quebec Cup on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Red flag tyre rule tweak good for F1 – Pirelli

On the grid, Vettel was allowed to change to a fresh set of tyres and he duly strolled to victory.

2011-05-28 - Pirelli - Monaco 012011-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 6Pirelli has admitted a rule tweak could have ensured an exciting finish to the weekend’s Monaco grand prix. With leader Sebastian Vettel’s tyres wearing, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were shaping up to challenge him when the race was red-flagged for the Vitaly Petrov crash. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

FIA ‘gathering information’ after Hamilton outburst

The FIA is keeping a close eye on the aftermath of Lewis Hamilton’s Monaco grand prix.

Flagworld - FIA2011-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 03After the McLaren driver’s two penalties for crashes in the Principality, he returned to the track late on Sunday to explain his ‘Ali G’ remark to the stewards. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ferrari plans summer assessment of 2011 progress

“We are not giving up” – Stefano Domenicali

2011-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Monaco - Felipe Massa 012011-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Monaco - Fernando Alonso 02Ferrari is not ruling out switching focus to 2012 if this season’s championship campaign continues to falter. After an appalling performance in Spain a week earlier, the Monaco circuit last weekend suited the 150 Italia car and Fernando Alonso finished second. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Daimler chief Zetsche backs Schumacher return

Michael Schumacher has received the full backing of Mercedes’ top brass Dieter Zetsche.

2011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 022011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 01Zetsche, the chairman of the German carmaker’s parent Daimler, was responding to renewed calls for 42-year-old Schumacher to return to retirement after disappointing performances since he returned to F1 last year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sauber secret is ‘full steam’ for 2011 – report

Sauber is setting its sights on loftier ambitions for 2011.

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Peter Sauber 012011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi 02The Swiss team is currently a credible sixth in the constructors’ standings, behind Mercedes and Renault and leading grandees Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Perez leaves hospital but stays in Monaco

Sergio Perez left the Princess Grace hospital on Monday but he remains in Monaco.

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Sergio Perez 012011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Sergio Perez 06He spent two nights under observation following his high speed Monaco crash but was discharged on Monday reportedly with some leg and neck pain and a headache. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Abu Dhabi buying Toro Rosso through Spanish bank – report

Toro Rosso, Red Bull’s second formula one team, is being sold.

2011-05-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Monaco - Daniel Ricciardo 22011-05-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Monaco - Jaime Alguersuari 2We reported last week rumours the Abu Dhabi government, already part-owning the Mercedes team through the investment vehicle Aabar, might be looking to buy another team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Team to keep ‘Lotus’ chassis name – Fernandes

Tony Fernandes has denied he will have to change the name of his formula one team.

2011-05-28 - Team Lotus - Monaco - Jarno Trulli 072011-05-28 - Team Lotus - Monaco - Heikki Kovalainen 03Despite the Malaysian millionaire Fernandes retaining the rights to the Team Lotus name after a court battle with Group Lotus, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone suggested the actual chassis might need to be called something else – perhaps Caterham – in 2012. Fernandes, however, denies this. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Double, no trouble takes Checa clear of the chasing pack

Checa leading overall championship standings

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos Checa finishSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - podiumOn the American Memorial Day holiday 48,00 enthusiastic fans were treated to a double win from a rider who was robbed of a double last year by simple bad luck, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). The Spaniard, who entered this event as championship leader, had a dose of good luck this time as his two main rivals had difficult raceday experiences.

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May 30

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series news & notes, ICAR preview

 Tremblay shows desire, Quebec driver takes unusual path to racing

Isabelle TremblayTrack layout at Circuit ICARIn this age of young driving phenoms, Isabelle Tremblay is certainly bucking the trend, but she shares the same passion and desire to compete. However, more than just her gender and age set her apart from many of her fellow competitors. She has that innate ability to rally the troops and raise the excitement level. She exudes energy. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Promising CSBK start for Raphael Archambault

Raphael Archambault didn’t go to bed late Friday night.

2011-05-28_02062011-05-28_0207Rightly so, because you have to be up early when you race with the pros. Luckily, the Granby native knows how to put his stress to good use. By making sure everything is properly organized, he gives himself a better chance to perform. Which can come in handy, especially when the conditions are tricky, as they were this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Patrick Carpentier returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup competition this weekend

Patrick Carpentier will race in Kansas on June 5, also enters July’s Ride to Conquer Cancer with Team Komatsu

NASCAR - Spcint Cup - Frank Stoddard 32 FordPatrick Carpentier - Alex Tagliani - Indy 500Patrick Carpentier will return to the NASCAR circuit next weekend driving Frank Stoddard Jr’s #32 Ford at Kansas Speedway. The Canadian driver, who now lives in Las Vegas, has confirmed that he will compete in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year on June 5 at the 1.5-mile (2.414 km) banked oval, round 13 of the 2011 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Canadian Rally Championship: Fifth consecutive Canadian win for Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard‏

Victory at the Rocky Mountain Rally

Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard‏ - Rocky Mountain Rally 02Rocky Mountain RallyQuebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, NS) won this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Rally, the second round of the 2011 Canadian Rally Championship amidst extreme weather conditions in the Kananaskis region of Alberta. This marks their fifth consecutive victory in the series, after having won the last three events in the 2010 season and the first round of 2011 earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Sergio Pérez released from Hospital in Monaco

“I’m looking forward to being back in the car soon”

Sergio Pérez 2011-05-282011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Sergio Perez 05Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Pérez was released from the Hospital Princesse Grace in Monaco today after he had undergone more examinations. Pérez had been taken to the hospital after a heavy crash in the final minutes of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday in which he had suffered concussion and a bruised thigh. Read the rest of this entry »

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