Daily Archive: March 20, 2012

Mar 20

Veteran Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. focused on 2012 Title‏

Polewarczyk will attempt to become the first-ever repeat ACT Late Model Tour winner

Joey Polewarczyk Jr. jpgJoey Polewarczyk Jr. checkeredJoey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH entered the 2011 season as the favorite for knocking off eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar. While things didn’t work out last year, Polewarczyk and his Pole’s Automotive Ford team are refocused and ready to get back to their winning ways in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Darren James Competes in Daytona XR1200 series‏

A prelude to the Canadian 2012 Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series

Deeley - Darren JamesDeeley Harley-Davidson CanadaDarren James places in the top ten in Daytona in the AMA Pro Road Racing, Vance and Hines XR1200® series opening round. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

IRC confirms Renault registration‏

Eurosport Events, the IRC promoter, is delighted to confirm Renault

Robert Consani action

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challenge

Renault has registered as an official manufacturer of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time. As well as being eligible for IRC manufacturer points, Renault’s Mégane N4 European Challenge will support six rounds of the all-action IRC from next month’s Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally. The IRC enjoys extensive television coverage on Eurosport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Insiders insist no writing off Red Bull yet

Paddock regulars insist the formerly-dominant Red Bull team cannot be written off after a single defeat in Australia.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 0932012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #2 129On paper, reigning back-to-back champion Sebastian Vettel’s second place on Sunday doesn’t look bad. But Melbourne was in fact the first race since before either of the German’s title-winning campaigns in 2010 and 2011 that a Red Bull car failed to lead a single lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Webber ‘wary’ of late rain in Malaysia

A typically hot, humid and thundery weekend is forecast for the Malaysian grand prix.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 5072012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 323New championship leader Jenson Button travels to Kuala Lumpur eyeing a weather forecast of possible rain for all three days of track action. And as ever in tropical Malaysia, the highest chance of rain is always in the late afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Coulthard worried Hamilton already beaten

“Has it (Button’s win) knocked Lewis?”

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 0162012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 1819After putting his tumultuous 2011 season behind him, Lewis Hamilton has kicked off this year’s world champion in downbeat mood. The 2008 world champion had put his well-documented personal problems and on-track struggles behind him with a positive approach to his sixth season in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Alonso ‘saved Ferrari from disaster’ – press

Fernando Alonso was spared the Italian media’s wrath after Ferrari opened its 2012 campaign with the troubled F2012 car.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3942012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 415“Alonso once again saved Ferrari from disaster,” said the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport, after the Spanish driver drove the car to fifth place in Australia. The under-pressure Felipe Massa’s opening race, however, “was a nightmare”, the daily newspaper added. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Praise and scorn for Williams’ Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado attracted praise and scorn from high places after his performance in Melbourne.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 5182012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 185As far as Lotus team boss Eric Boullier is concerned, the Williams driver cost Romain Grosjean a place on the podium after their clash during the season opening grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

FOTA complaints led to ‘special deal’ report axe

“FOTA can’t sign anything with anyone” – Ecclestone

FOTAFOTARival formula one teams complained when Sky News published a report suggesting Ferrari and Red Bull will receive special deals for the next Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

More Britons watched BBC’s delayed coverage

Last year, the BBC’s live coverage of the 2011 season opener averaged 2.13 million viewers.

BBC logo2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #1 626The BBC’s delayed and edited highlights of Sunday’s Australian grand prix attracted more viewers than the British broadcaster’s live coverage of the same Melbourne race a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »