Daily Archive: July 17, 2011

Jul 17

Donington, Race 2: second win for Buttarelli

“Winning in front of Carroll makes it even better” – Buttarelli

Auto GPAutoGP - Donington - TP Formula - Samuele ButtarelliHe already won Race 2 in Brno and doing it again in today’s Sprint Race in Donington he became the first Auto GP driver to clinch two race wins in 2011: Samuele Buttarelli boasted a really amazing drive, leading the pack from flag to flag and controlling the race like a veteran despite feeling the pressure of Adam Carroll behind him.

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Jul 17

Bruno Spengler wins DTM event in Olympiastadion Munich

End game atmosphere in Munich’s Olympiastadion

Bruno Spengler 2011-07-17Bruno Spengler car 2011-07-03In head-to-head duels at the 1.192 kilometres long track, the 18 DTM drivers showed the spectators thrilling motorsport action. Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler made it all the way from the round of the last 16 to the finale and won the decisive battle against Audi driver Edoardo Mortara, who had been unbeaten until then. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Newman, Stewart run 1-2 at New Hampshire (+result)

Teammates bolster Chase hopes with strong run, fuel mileage success

Ryan Newman 2011-07-17Ryan Newman  Tony Stewart finish DoverRyan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and after a wild jumble of divergent strategies in the 19th Sprint Cup race of the season, that’s the way they finished the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Antoine l’Estage wins New England Forest Rally (+result & photos)

Another great victory for l’Estage-Richard

20110716-100120110716-2171Canadian team of Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard won the New England Forest Rally driving their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

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Jul 17

Patrick Laperle takes third Series ACT Castrol win of the season (+photos)

At Autodrome St-Eustache

2011-07-16_00022011-07-16_0162Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC held off defending Série ACT Castrol Champion Karl Allard for his third Série win of the season in the 200 lap event at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, July 16.

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Jul 17

Pedrosa victorious with new lap record on harder slicks

Round 9: German GP – Race

MotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani PedrosaMotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani Pedrosa podiumRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a close-fought victory in Germany today from second grid, setting a new lap record and a new total race time record to open an eventual winning margin of 1.477seconds.

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Jul 17

Bortolotti, McKaigue hope to clinch inaugural Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada titles

Ontario pair competes in two series races this weekend at Mosport

Perry Bortolotti Porshe 2011-07-17Shaun McKaigue 2011-07-17The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada brings its three-event inaugural season to a close this weekend at the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. For the two teammates leading the Platinum and Gold Cup standings – Gilford’s Shaun McKaigue and Kanata’s Perry Bortolotti – this first season has been a memorable one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mikkelsen: VW drive a dream

He will participate in a two-day test in Finland next week

Andreas Mikkelsen  2011-07-16 -FINALWRC - Volkswagen - polo 1Andreas Mikkelsen has described his inclusion in Volkswagen Motorsport’s attack on Neste Oil Rally Finland as a “dream opportunity” but is under no illusions that a full-time ride with the German make will be a formality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

NASCAR team sues Williams, Coughlan

NASCAR team Michael Waltrip Racing has commenced legal action against F1’s famous British outfit Williams and Mike Coughlan

Michael Waltrip Racing LogoMike Coughlan  portraitAfter losing his job as McLaren chief designer and departing formula one amid the spygate scandal, Briton Coughlan joined North Carolina-based MWR as director of vehicle design.He then returned to F1 in June to be Williams’ new chief engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Kyle Busch reaches NASCAR National Series Victory No. 100

Win puts Busch in tie atop All-Time NASCAR Nationwide Series wins list

2011-02-19_0423Kyle Busch -nationwide-2011-04-16In winning the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch became the third driver with 100 NASCAR national series victories. Read the rest of this entry »