Daily Archive: June 28, 2011

Jun 28

Rémy Audette confident heading into Mid-Ohio Races

F2000 Championship Series…

Remy Audette 2011-05-31F2000 new logoWith three wins in this season’s six events, Quebec driver Rémy Audette is set to participate in this weekend’s two rounds of the F2000 Championship Series, as overall series leader. This time it’s at the Mid-Ohio circuit, a track that Audette enjoys and looks forward to with ambitions of yet another victory.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

MotoGP: Round 8 preview, Mugello, Italy

Bridgestone MotoGP Round preview

MotoGP logoBridgestoneThe fast and flowing Mugello circuit is a fan favourite but particularly demanding on tyres because of the high speed, heavy braking and marked elevation changes. In response, and as part of work to ensure ongoing improvement, this year Bridgestone will bring asymmetric rear slick tyres to the 5.245km Italian venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

MotoGP: Dutch TT debrief with Hirohide Hamashima

Round 7: Dutch TT Assen Circuit post-race debrief

MotoGP - Assen - Yamaha Factory Racing - Ben SpiesMotoGP - Assen - Last-minute tyre changes on the grid were common amid the changeable conditionsThe Dutch TT marked the first MotoGP victory for Yamaha’s Ben Spies, who becomes the tenth rider to win a premier class Grand Prix on Bridgestone tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Campos Jr. set for Donington return

Adrian Campos jr. made a really quick recovery

AutoGP - Adrian Campos JrAuto GPHe got back to full steam training in one month and a week, against the three months that the doctors where expecting: Adrian Campos jr. made a really quick recovery, and he will be back in Auto GP already from the Donington round. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Valencia to be Spain’s only F1 race – reports

Valencia will be the only Spanish date on next year’s formula one calendar.

Valencia Street Circuit logoCircuit de CatalunyaThat was the claim on Tuesday of Radio Valencia as well as Cadena SER, the premier Spanish radio network. The reports said Valencia, the Spanish port city and host of last Sunday’s European grand prix, will take on the mantle of the Spanish grand prix in 2012 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Williams F1 appoints Jason Somerville and Mark Gillan

“Williams F1 is looking forward to welcoming Jason and Mark to the team” – Frank Williams

2011-06-10_0366In the latest stage of its technical renewal, Williams F1 is pleased to announce two new appointments to the team. Jason Somerville will take up the role of Head of Aerodynamics and Mark Gillan has been appointed Chief Operations Engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Cosworth set for strong presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed

“Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of Europe’s most exciting and enjoyable celebrations of motorsport”

CosworthGoodwood Festival of SpeedCosworth Group will be showcasing its high performance engine and electronics technology at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, as the British engineering firm joins forces with BLOODHOUND SSC and Marussia Virgin Racing at the legendary UK automotive show. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

‘Too soon’ to give title to Vettel – Gene

It’s “too soon” to say Sebastian Vettel has run away with the 2011 title.

Sebastian Vettel Valencia 20112011-06-12_1570That is the claim of Ferrari’s test driver Marc Gene, despite Fernando Alonso admitting at Valencia that his 99 point deficit to the leading Red Bull is now too big to bridge. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Hamilton does u-turn after writing off 2011 title

Lewis Hamilton had a change of heart after writing off his world championship chances in Valencia.

2011-06-09_01612011-06-10_0468The McLaren driver as well as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso had played down their hopes of chasing down runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Brawn asks Rosberg to have ‘faith’ in Mercedes’ future

Nico Rosberg may be losing patience with Mercedes’ lagging form.

2011-06-09_03102011-06-11_1129The German moved from Williams last year expecting to fight for wins with the famous marque, but – while he has shown the way to Michael Schumacher – Mercedes is not yet ready to challenge the ‘big three’ teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Manager insists Schumacher’s 2012 seat secure

Michael Schumacher’s manager insists the seven time world champion is staying at Mercedes next year.

2011-06-12_15352011-06-12_0749After a strong race in Canada, speculation about the 42-year-old’s future returned when he finished a lowly seventeenth last Sunday at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Buemi moves under spotlight at Toro Rosso – reports

“My goal is to finish races, score points and be ahead of my teammate.” – Alguersuari

2011-06-12_04242011-04-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Sebastien Buemi 4Sebastien Buemi is now the Toro Rosso driver under pressure after two strong races by his teammate Jaime Alguersuari. Alguersuari was besieged at Valencia by widespread speculation that he will soon lose his race cockpit to the promising Australian Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Kolles could lose job in HRT management shuffle

There are management changes afoot at the back-of-the-grid HRT team.

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 12011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - Geoff Willis - Colin Kolles  01It was rumoured at Valencia last weekend that Geoff Willis, the Spanish team’s technical director, could soon move into a higher management position. At the same time, Germany’s motorsport-total.com reports that Gary Savage, formerly a close colleague of Willis’ at BAR/Honda some years ago, is close to signing on at HRT in a senior technical post. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

D’Ambrosio still working to outpace Glock

Jerome d’Ambrosio has admitted he is still working to get up to speed gainst his Virgin teammate.

2011-06-12_04062011-06-10_04992011 is the Belgian 25-year-old’s first season in formula one, and in the telling battle for grid position so far, the experienced German Timo Glock has been comfortably in charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Valencia wants earlier F1 calendar slot

“F1 is spectacular in terms of boosting the economy through tourism”

Valencia Street Circuit logoOrganisers of the European grand prix would like an earlier date on formula one calendars of the future. The streets of the Spanish port city Valencia hosted last weekend’s race, the ninth round of the original 2011 schedule and the fourth in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Mp Motorsport and De Jong ready for Auto GP debut

With less than three weeks to go, the Auto GP teams are preparing for the Donington event

AutoGP - MP MotorsportAuto GPThe fourth round of the Championship, that will start on 15 July with the first Free Practice, will be the official Auto GP “premiere” on british soil but that won’t be the only debut of the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Rallye Baie des Chaleurs: Join the celebration !

Third round of the 2011 Canadian Rally Championship

Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs BDCCRCThe third round of the Canadian Rally Championship will be run out of New-Richmond this weekend with the 34th running of the Rallye Baie des Chaleurs taking place Friday and Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

David Ostella completed the oval swing

The rookie driver was pleased with his effort over three oval starts

David Ostella 20091230IndyLightsOf the Firestone Indy Lights Championship over the weekend as he finished ninth in the Iowa Speedway Sukup 100. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Nathan Morcom looking for a trouble-free Mid-Ohio

After a rough weekend at The Glen

Nathan Morcom win VIRNathan Morcom portrait 2011-06-27Nathan Morcom is hoping for better luck in rounds 7 & 8 of the American F2000 Championship Series at Mid-Ohio this weekend – not a big ask after the previous two rounds at Watkins Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Raphael Archambault ready for round two

Of the 2011 Parts Canada Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)
2011-05-28_00092011-05-28_0220A double round of the CSBK will be held at Shannonville Motorsport Park (near Belleville, ON), July 1 to 3, with full racing programs presented on both Saturday and Sunday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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