Daily Archive: August 9, 2011

Aug 09

Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup builds up momentum

The plot thickens leading up to the final doubleheader in Mosport

Harley-Davidson® XR1200® CupDeeley Harley-Davidson CanadaRuthless Racing Inc. rider, Darren James, was ecstatic after winning his first pole position of the season. Not because of the achievement of besting Steve Crevier, but more for the pride of meeting his commitment to crew chief, Dave Murphy. “I told Dave I was gonna get him a watch,” (the Tactical Products Canada Luminox watch for winning the pole position in Saturday’s qualifying session). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

CTCC and GP3R agree to a contract extension

For the next three years

CCTCC logo 20112011-08-05_0873The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) is proud to announce that it will be part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières race program for the next three years.

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Aug 09

Di Resta’s manager Hamilton hints at Mercedes ‘interest’

Paul di Resta’s manager has hinted Mercedes could be interested in signing the rookie Scot for 2012.

2011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Paul di Resta 032011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Paul di Resta 02The comments by Anthony Hamilton on Tuesday follow Michael Schumacher’s reported admission in the Italian press this week that he is not sure “if my mindset is right for this team”.

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Aug 09

Bridgestone MotoGP Brno preview

MotoGP Round 11 in Czech Republic

MotoGP - German GP - The lead groupMotoGP logoThe Czech Republic’s Automotodrom Brno circuit, located 200km south west of Prague, gets the second half of the 2011 MotoGP season underway on 14 August, but it is also a significant race because it is the first at which the new tyre supply regulations come into effect, giving riders a greater choice of softer compounds.

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Aug 09

Rosberg vows to ‘wait’ for winning Mercedes

Nico Rosberg has admitted he has had to delay for now his hopes of becoming a grand prix winner.

2011-07-30 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Hungary - Nico Rosberg 042011-07-30 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Hungary - Nico Rosberg 01The German driver, who contested his 100th formula one race in Hungary, said in an interview with Spain’s El Pais: “No one could win with my car. “There are three teams – Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren – who are ahead of the others.  I need to wait to get a better car.

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Aug 09

Kubica recovery ‘a miracle’ – source

Robert Kubica is making significant progress in his quest to return to formula one.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 012010-09-02 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 01That is the claim of the recovering Pole’s friend Mikolaj Sokol, who writes for the Polish broadsheet Rzeczpospolita. “His current condition is a miracle,” said Sokol, according to sport10.at.

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Aug 09

F1 return for Mexico ‘being studied’ – Slim

Carlos Slim Domit has confirmed efforts to revive the Mexican grand prix.

Carlos SlimSebastien LoebOn a visit to Mexico last week, and before touring the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, FIA president Jean Todt said it is “possible” the country will return to the F1 calendar.

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Aug 09

Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres PSL Karting race report

King believes the new venue will become a great spot for Canadian karting.

2011-07-29 - Vendredi2011-07-30 SamediTeam PSL Karting was front and centre as Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres began life in its new home last week as the CRG outfit threw its weight behind its famed hometown race, now kicking off the GP3R race week at Exposition Park.

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Aug 09

Ford Racing Festival Plans to Rock Crescent Street for its 10th Anniversary

2011 Schedule

Crescent Street Ford Racing FestivalLG Festival Grand Prix sur Crescent par C. Lamoureux et M. DansereauDowntown Montreal’s set to prove its insatiable appetite for festivals and cars with three days of action that includes driver appearances, live shows and racecar show cars on display

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Aug 09

Mike Stefanik, RPM Motorsports Team Up For ACT All-Star Challenge

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS LogoMike StefanikThe all-time winningest driver in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history will drive an RPM Motorsports car in the ACT All-Star Challenge at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, RPM owner Rick Paya announced Monday.

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