Daily Archive: September 7, 2012

Sep 07

Twelve more invited to Bond Auto ACT Invitational

Six driver from Quebec in the list

Bond Auto ACT InvitationalRowley, MA driver Eddie MacDonald (#17MA) competes in the Bond Auto ACT InvitationalTwelve more invitations were extended to ACT teams for one of the biggest racing events of the fall: The 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational. Invited teams will take part in a 50-lap event on the big stage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22 on the weekend of NASCAR’s Sylvania 300. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Launch of The MRF Challenge 2012

Series launched at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai

MRF Challenge 2012 (2)MRF Challenge 2012 (1)The true test of man and machine is in his pursuit of excellence. The MRF Challenge 2012 will put a spring in the step of young racing drivers across the globe. On 24th August 2012, the residents of Chennai witnessed the birth of a motorsport series like no other. India finally has its chance to shine in the International motorsport arena.

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Sep 07

Althea riders Checa and Giugliano ahead on day one

Close behind Giugliano, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slotted in third

WSBK - Nurburgring_ChecaWSBK - Nurburgring_GuarnoniCarlos Checa and Davide Giugliano from the Althea Racing Ducati team went 1-2 in the first qualifying session at the German round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, with Checa enjoying a small but clear four-tenths advantage in his 1 minute 55.307 seconds lap time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix free practice report

Italian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Monza logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza.

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Sep 07

Chilton powers to pole in Monza

Briton stays on top in qualifying

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)Max Chilton maintained his Free Practice pace to clinch his second pole position of the season with a late surge in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monza, storming to the top spot ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Johnny Cecotto.

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Sep 07

Alex Fontana at sharp end once more in Hungaroring practice

20-year-old leads from British duo Zamparelli and Bacheta in second session

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Alex Fontana continued his dominance during today's second F2 practice session at the Hungaroring Alex Fontana was yet again the man to beat during today’s (Friday) second Formula Two practice session at the Hungaroring, with the 20-year-old opting for a short six-lap run to set his best time ahead of British pair Dino Zamparelli and Luciano Bacheta.

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Sep 07

Hamilton rumours ‘out of proportion’ – Whitmarsh

Whitmarsh said the reality behind McLaren’s grey and glass doors is relaxed.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 032012-06-09_0077The Monza paddock is wall-to-wall with rumours about Lewis Hamilton’s future, but McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh on Friday insisted he remains calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Kubica set for Italian rally return

Robert Kubica is set to make his return to competition this weekend.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 1 0111Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 Polish sources the Warsaw Business Journal and the news agency Polska Agencja Prasowa report that the former BMW and Renault driver is signed up to contest the Italian rally Ronde Gomitolo di Lana. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Alex Fontana sets the pace in opening Hungaroring practice

Swiss ahead of Mirocha and Marinescu in sun-soaked session

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Alex Fontana tops the timesheets during the opening F2 free practice session at the HungaroringAlex Fontana got his Hungaroring weekend off to the best possible start by topping the timesheets during today’s (Friday) opening Formula Two practice, needing just one five-lap run to come away with the top spot ahead of Kevin Mirocha and Mihai Marinescu. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

FIA putting a lid on aggressive drivers

Romain Grosjean may not be racing this weekend, but his name was still triggering a lot of conversation at Monza on Thursday.

Flagworld - FIARomain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 Lotus’ Frenchman is serving a one-race ban for the Spa crash a week ago, and most paddock pundits believe the FIA is also ready to clamp down on Pastor Maldonado’s shaky driving in 2012. The Venezuelan will already serve a 10-place grid penalty on Sunday’s grid.

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Sep 07

Red Bull, Ferrari chasing McLaren for Monza win

McLaren, Red Bull or Ferrari?  Who is going to win Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark Webber2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel“Well, for sure it’s not going to be easy,” said championship leader and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. He’s referring to the fact that, despite leading the drivers’ chase by 24 points, he is being hounded in the standings by the Red Bull drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Hamilton rumours dominate in Monza paddock

The Monza paddock is abuzz with rumours, and in the hottest seats are Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 042012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 06Whether Hamilton stays put, and whether Schumacher retires, has many other interested parties on tenterhooks. Eddie Jordan, a former team owner and now British television pundit, lit the touchpaper a couple of days ago by announcing he is sure McLaren’s Hamilton is moving across to replace Schumacher at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Trio nervous as Ferrari stalls over Massa future

Ferrari has at least a trio of drivers on tenterhooks, as it considers the future of Felipe Massa.

2012-09-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Belgium - Fernando Alonso - Felipe Massa - Kamui Kobayashi 012012-09-02 - Ferrari - Belgium - Felipe Massa“I hope it will not take very long,” the Brazilian, who is pushing hard to up his game and secure a new contract, said at Monza. “I cannot wait until there are just two races left,” he is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Michael Schumacher can breathe easy, having worried after last week’s Belgian grand prix that he would have to take a five-place grid drop at Monza.

Schumacher escapes grid penalty after Spa gearbox problem

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 072012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 06Knowing that unscheduled gearbox changes carry the penalty for the next race, the great German finished at Spa with a broken sixth gear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Chilton sets the pace in Monza

Briton on top in free practice

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)Max Chilton has opened his weekend in fine style by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza, leading from the front as he put himself at the top of the timesheets for most of the session and finishing four tenths ahead of Felipe Nasr and Luca Filippi.

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Sep 07

IRC Prime Yalta Rally preview

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeYalta podiumLess than two weeks after Czech Republic hosted round nine of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the series remains in Eastern Europe for the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine’s picturesque Crimea region from 14-16 September. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Evans sets early pace in Monza

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans and Matias Laine lead the way in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Free Practice - Monza 2012New Zealander Mitch Evans took first blood in the title fight which is set to rage this weekend at the final round of the 2012 GP3 Series in Monza, Italy. The MW Arden ace was quickest in Free Practice ahead of his teammate Matias Laine and Series rival Aaro Vainio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

2012 Season – Round 8: Monza, Italy

A champion lies in wait … but who will it be?

GP3 - Four Title ContendersGP3 SeriesSeven rounds have passed, 14 races have been completed and the championship decider is going down to the wire! The final round of the 2012 GP3 Series™ concludes in Monza, Italy and there are four drivers battling it out for their chance to take the prestigious GP3 Series™ Crown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Richard Gonda joins F2 field at Hungaroring

Slovakian adds name to entry list for rounds 13 and 14 this weekend

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Richard Gonda joins the F2 field for this weekend's rounds at the Hungaroring (2)Slovakian driver Richard Gonda will make his FIA Formula Two Championship debut this weekend (7-9 September) when he joins the grid for rounds 13 and 14 at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

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