Daily Archive: November 4, 2011

Nov 04

Magione, Day 2: what they said

Second day of testing

Auto GP - Carmen JordáAuto GP - Facundo RegaliaAuto GP closed today in Magione its post-season promotional test: after a first day that saw 19 drivers go on track, also the second day of testing proved to be a success with 16 drivers behind the wheel of the Auto GP cars and some very interesting new entries, one of which came after a last-minute agreement: swiss racer Alex Fontana, the 2011 European F3 Open champion, was a welcome addition to an already very competitive field, driving with TP Formula.

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Nov 04

IRC Cyprus Rally day one report, Cyprus, 3-5 November 2011

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has completed a dramatic opening day of the Cyprus Rally leading the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier and firmly on course for the coveted title in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000.

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Nov 04

Marussia Virgin Racing hits the accelerator with Sage ERP X3

Formula 1 giant Marussia Virgin Racing invests in Sage ERP X3 to drive efficiency

2011-10-15 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Korea - 01Sage LogoMarussia Virgin Racing, the first Anglo-Russian F1 racing team, today announced that it has deployed the leading global mid market ERP solution, Sage ERP X3, to streamline its core business processes and more effectively integrate the financial and commercial operations across its business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

Robert Wickens to run in Abu Dhabi free practice

Rewarding success   

2011-06-072011-06-07_0006Marussia Virgin Racing Reserve Driver Robert Wickens will take part in the first Free Practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (11-13 November) as a reward for winning the 2011 World Series by Renault Formula Renault 3.5 Championship.

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Nov 04

Caterham Team AirAsia announce Razia for Abu Dhabi

Luiz Razia confirmed for Abu Dhabi GP2 Race and F1 Young Driver Test

GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz Razia2011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Luiz Razia 2Caterham Team AirAsia is delighted to announce that Luiz Razia will complete the team’s strong driver line-up for the forthcoming GP2 finale in Abu Dhabi next week before taking part in the F1 young driver test for the GP2 team’s senior counterparts Team Lotus.

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Nov 04

Stoner leads the way as Bridgestone’s wets get first workout since August

Round 18: Valencia GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Valencia - Rizla Suzuki - Alvaro BautistaMotoGP - Valencia - Ducati Team - Nicky HaydenThe first wet MotoGP sessions since Free Practice three for the Czech Republic Grand Prix on 13 August provided some interesting running today on the opening day of the season finale in Valencia. 

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Nov 04

Pirelli to reward top two GP3 graduates racing in the Abu Dhabi 2011 GP2 Final

At the Yas Marina Circuit during the same weekend as the Formula One Grand Prix

2011-11-04 - Pirelli - An enhanced version of Pirelli's P Zero GP2 hard compound tyre was used during the GP2 post-season tests.Pirelli logoPirelli, the sole tyre supplier to the GP2 and GP3 Series, will bring its P Zero GP2 medium tyres to the 2011 GP2 Final in Abu Dhabi, a stand-alone event held at the Yas Marina Circuit during the same weekend as the Formula One Grand Prix (11-13 November). On this occasion, the Italian tyre manufacturer will reward the two top GP3 graduates competing against the GP2 regulars with a cash prize.

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Nov 04

New customer sport top model for 2012 race season

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

911 GT3 RSR 01911 GT3 RSR 02The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport’s customer racing vehicles will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications. Particularly striking at first glance are the changes to the body: the width of the new GT3 RSR has grown by 48 millimetres. Built to conform to the A.C.O. “LM” GTE regulations, the 911 represents the crowning pinnacle of a range of successful customer sport race cars that are based on the 997 type 911 GT3 RS street sports car.

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Nov 04

15 drivers in Magione for the second day of testing

15 drivers are taking the cars through the corners of the twisty Italian track

Auto GPAuto GP - Facundo RegaliaAfter that yesterday the first day of testing in Magione saw 15 drivers getting on track, the engines were started again today for the second day of the Auto GP promotional test.

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Nov 04

Toro Rosso to run Kevin Ceccon and Stefano Coletti at Young Driver Test

Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi – Line up
Auto GP Series champion Ceccon to make F1 testing debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi

AutoGP - Kevin Ceccon 1GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiAt the forthcoming young driver test which runs from 15 to 17 November at the Abu Dhabi circuit, Scuderia Toro Rosso will run Stefano Coletti and Kevin Ceccon.

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Nov 04

F1 panel says no to customer cars

F1 panel approves name changes, 2012 calendar

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAThe unofficial news emerging from the F1 Commission on Thursday was the approval of team name changes and the 2012 calendar. The sources, however, were much quieter about the big-ticket discussion — the speculated liberalisation of the Concorde Agreement to allow the purchase and sale of full ‘customer cars’ between competing teams.

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Nov 04

Kubica set for new wrist operation

Kubica’s hand surgeon Igor Rossello suggested that the new surgery is relatively minor.

Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 01The likelihood of an early 2012 return to the Lotus (currently Renault) team for Robert Kubica appears to have receded even further. The Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday that the Polish driver, who has already undergone five operations since his February rally crash, is scheduled to have more surgery in the coming days.

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Nov 04

‘Motorcycle Mania’ set to launch november 7 at 8pm EEST in radX

The countdown is on to the debut of ‘Parts Canada Motorcycle Mania’ on radX Monday, November 7, at 8pm EST.

2011-05-28_05002011-05-28_0608‘Parts Canada Motorcycle Mania’, sponsored by BMW Motorrad Canada and Deeley Harley Davidson, is a two and a half hour block of dedicated motorcycle racing coverage on radX each Monday night at 8pm EST. The two wheeled programming window includes High Definition of coverage of the Canadian Superbike Championship by Parts Canada and the second season of the award winning documentary series ‘Ultimate Superbike’.

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