Daily Archive: July 15, 2011

Jul 15

Radon set for Mosport debut‏

Radon Rn.10 chassis #001 is officially set for its debut following a full-day shakedown test in Monticello, New York, earlier this week.

The new F2000 Championship Series car, which has been under development by Radon Sport LLC since 2009, and subject of much speculation, will be under the GTP Motorsports awning at Mosport and is scheduled to be driven by returning F2000 driver Blake Teeter, who last competed at VIR in 2010.

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Jul 15

Get ready for the Supermotocross Monster Energy: Tickets for the 2011 Montreal Supermotocross on sale this Saturday

The first weekend of October 2011, Montréal will be Off-Road

02 - Qualifs. et coursesSupermotocross Monster EnergyThe Supermotocross Monster Energy – the most exciting off-road motorsport event of the year – will be held Saturday October 1st at the Montréal Olympic Stadium. Non-stop action, adrenaline rush, and excitement will all be part of the show for the 34th running of this spectacular event. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, July 16th at noon. Now is the time to order the best seats in the house.

October 1st at the Olympic Stadium – Tickets go on sale this Saturday July 16th at noon

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Jul 15

Pole debut for Carroll in Donington‏

It was a staggering Auto GP debut for Adam Carroll

AutoGP - Campos Racing - Adam CarrollAuto GPThe brit, that until this morning had never driven the car prepared by Campos Racing, managed to keep all his rivals at bay in Qualifying clinching pole position with a 1’16”891 that left the closest of them all, Luca Filippi, 3 tenths adrift.

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Jul 15

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship – Two Champions to test with Lombardi

Lombardi Honda will test the ECKC DD2 and Senior Champions

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship2010-09-12_0085On the eve of its 2011 Championship weekend comes word of two new awards for Eastern Canadian Karting Championship drivers. Both the DD2 Champion and Rotax Senior Champion will receive half-day tests with championship winning Lombardi Honda Racing. The awards will see the two ECKC Champions on track at Circuit ICAR this September and behind the wheel of reigning Canadian Champion Honda Civics.

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Jul 15

Simoncelli leads the field on opening day in Germany‏

Round 9: German GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Germany - San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliMotoGP - Germany - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoAfter the opening two free practice sessions of the German Grand Prix, it is San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli who sits at the top of the timesheets just 0.095seconds ahead of Jorge Lorenzo as the pair traded the top spot for much of the afternoon’s 45 minutes of track time. Simoncelli recorded his best time on his final lap of the session using the softer front and rear slicks.

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Jul 15

Whitmarsh tips News Corp to survive scandal

Martin Whitmarsh on Friday tipped News Corporation to survive its current turmoil.

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Martin Whitmarsh 01News Corporation 2011-05-03As the phone hacking scandal worsened, media magnate Rupert Murdoch pulled the plug on News’ UK tabloid News of the World and then dropped plans to buy the rest of BskyB. And the implications continue to unfold, with News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks resigning and the billionaire Murdoch facing official investigations in the UK and potentially also the US and Australia.

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Jul 15

Home victory Bratt’s target as F2 heads to brands

“I’m going out there to win at Brands, that’s the sole aim really”

F2 - Will BrattBritish racer Will Bratt is eyeing a swift return to the top step of the FIA Formula 2 Championship podium next weekend, 23rd/24th July, when the pan-European category makes its second visit of the season to UK shores for rounds nine and 10 at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit.

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Jul 15

Donington, FP2: Onidi sets the pace‏

It’s still Lazarus on top in Donington, as the Italian team topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice session.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabio OnidiAuto GPIf in the first session Fabrizio Crestani was the quickest, this time the team boasted a one-two, with Fabio Onidi emerging as the quickest with 1’17”206, a laptime that left his team mate 2 tenths adrift. Behind them was Samuele Buttarelli, who confirmed the impressive morning shape with a 1’17”861 that was enough to keep at bay the SuperNova pair.

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Jul 15

Pirelli to reward best GP3 graduates racing in 2011 GP2 Final‏

GP2 Series™ official partner to offer prize money to best GP3 graduates at Yas Marina Circuit

 GP2 SeriesAs announced by the Series organisers on Tuesday, after the 2011 GP2 Series™ current season concludes in Monza on September 10-11, Yas Marina Circuit will host a single event on November 12-13, called the 2011 GP2 Final which will take place alongside the penultimate Formula One™ Grand Prix of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Donington, FP1: Crestani tops the sheets

Fabrizio Crestani and Lazarus started the Donington weekend in the best possible way.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Italian driver posted the fastest time in the first Free Practice, being the only one to break the 1’18 mark with 1’17”841. The team managed by Tancredi Pagiaro crowned a very good performance with a third place by Fabio Onidi, less than 3 tenths adrift from his team mate. In between them was Kevin Ceccon, at his first experience in Donington but already at ease with the Ombra Racing car.

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Jul 15

‘Difficult’ to imagine Red Bull defeat – Mansell

Ferrari is closing in but Red Bull has nothing to fear, according to 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.

2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 2_resizeNigel Mansell 002-2010The winner of 31 grands prix was the driver steward at Silverstone last weekend, where Fernando Alonso seemed to break through Red Bull’s dominance at the half-way point in the 2011 world championship.

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Jul 15

Virgin denies d’Ambrosio set to switch teams

Virgin has dismissed speculation it may lose Jerome d’Ambrosio’s services and backing for the 2012 season.

2011-07-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Britain - Jerome DAmbrosio 42011-07-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Britain - Jerome DAmbrosio 5The Belgian rookie’s manager, Renault team boss Eric Boullier, said at Silverstone that he will talk about the 25-year-old’s future with Virgin “and another team at the Nurburgring”. But Virgin team president Graeme Lowdon dismissed the reports.

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Jul 15

Rivals guarantee two F1 customers for Cosworth

Cosworth is staying in formula one and designing a V6 engine even though it only has two customers for 2012.

Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3CosworthTeam Lotus switched to Renault power last year and Williams is following suit for 2012, leaving struggling Virgin and Hispania as the only Cosworth teams on the grid. The independent Northampton based engine maker said when it returned to F1 in 2010 that it needed a minimum number of customers to make its programme viable.

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Jul 15

John Howett lined up as potential FOTA figure

John Howett has emerged as a surprise candidate for a leading role at the formula one teams association FOTA.

John HowettFOTAThe Briton was president of Toyota’s F1 team, and the deputy chairman of the teams alliance, until the Japanese manufacturer quit the sport at the end of 2009.

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Jul 15

F1 rejects canopy, ‘screen’ proposals for F1 cockpits

Bosses have reportedly dismissed moves to enclose the cockpits of formula one cars.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIATechnical chiefs began to investigate the possibility of jet fighter-style canopies for the cockpits in the wake of Felipe Massa’s near-fatal crash in Hungary two years ago.

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Jul 15

Canadian Touring Car: Alex Healy on the podium at 2011 Honda Toronto Indy‏

“This is a great moment for us!”

Alex Healy Racing 03Alex Healy Racing 02Alex Healy finished third of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Sunday race at the Honda Toronto Indy, held July 8-10. It was a first podium this season for the Ottawa native, onboard his #5 Super Touring Acura RSX.

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Jul 15

F1 in Schools™ out and about at Silverstone, London, Goodwood and Grove

F1 in Schools™ keeping busy

F1 in Schools™ - UK National Champions, Dynamic from St John Payne School at the Hilton on Park Lane PitstopF1 in Schools™ - Dynamico from Sir John Leman High School, Beccles, Suffolk visit the pits at the British F1 Grand PrixIt has been a busy couple of weeks for F1 in Schools™ with the initiative flying the flag for young engineering talent and showcasing winners of its innovative Formula 1™ linked education programme at a number of high profile events.

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