Daily Archive: September 9, 2012

Sep 09

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard increase their lead in the championship

Podium Finish at Rallye Défi… 

2012-09-07-10032012-09-08-1155Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) brought their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X to a second place finish at the Rallye Défi, the fourth round of the Canadian Rally Championship, contested in the Laurentians and the Outaouais regions of Quebec. With this strong result, the Rockstar Energy Drink duo increases their lead in their quest for additional Canadian and North American overall titles.

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Sep 09

Shepherd takes the checkered and wins Canadian Tire Series at Barrie after leaders wreck

Andrew Ranger finishes 2nd

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueBarrie SpeedwayPete Shepherd III was in the right place at the right time to take the victory in the Wahta Springs 300 Sunday at Barrie Speedway. It marked Shepherd’s third career win in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Dany Trepanier leads Quebec team to Showdown win

Fellow Quebecer Karl Allard took second while Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. was the highest finishing ACT US competitor in third.

Autodrome Chaudière - Vallée-Jonction logoACT logoDany Trepanier of St-Edouard, Quebec led the Série ACT Castrol team to a dominate win in the fifth annual “Showdown at Chaudiere 200” at Autodrome Chaudiere on Sunday, September 9. Trepanier earned $5,000 for the win plus the Castrol team picked up the $500 bonus for each of it team members with the overall win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Biaggi back in front after Nürburgring dramas unfold

Biaggi won race one in impressive style, taking his 21st career win and his fifth of the year.

WSBK - Nurburgring_Sofuoglu_finishWSBK - Nurburgring_Race1_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) once more heads the points table in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, after two races in Germany laden with incident and frequent accidents for the top two championship runners.

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Sep 09

Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino victorious in return to Canada at Rallye Defi

Antoine L’Estage & Nathalie Richard 2nd, Crazy Leo Urlichich & Carl Williamson 3rd

Roxanne Bélisle2012-09-07-1003After taking a lead on the very first stage of the 2012 Rallye Defi, Ken Block (Park City, Utah) and Alex Gelsomino (Park City, Utah) drove through bright sun, heavy rains and over rough roads on their way to victory. The Monster World Rally Team pair led the rally from start to finish, thrilling the fans at the fourth round of the 2012 Canadian Rally Championship.

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Sep 09

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix race report

Italian Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Sep 09

Another alternator problem hurts Vettel

Christian Horner has confirmed that yet another alternator failure caused Sebastian Vettel to retire from Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99003 - Christian Horner2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99015Having lost his charge for victory in Valencia earlier this year with the same problem, the issue resurfaced at Monza on Saturday when the reigning world champion broke down in practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Markus Pommer takes commanding win at the Hungaroring

Three contenders remain as title race goes into season finale at Monza

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Markus Pommer claimed his third F2 win of the season during today's round 14 at the HungaroringMarkus Pommer took a dominant lights-to-flag victory during today’s (Sunday) second Formula Two race at the Hungaroring, finishing ahead of Mathéo Tuscher and Dino Zamparelli to push the championship battle into a season finale at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Hamilton wins but Alonso extends points lead

He didn’t see the chequered flag first, but Fernando Alonso was the big winner on Sunday.

2012-06-09_13452012-06-10_1616In front of Ferrari’s adoring Tifosi at historic Monza, the Spaniard managed to extend his championship lead from 24 to 37 points, after seeing his 40-point lead diminish in the Spa crash a week ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

GP2: Valsecchi back on top in Monza sprint

Second local win for the weekend

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Jolyon Palmer (iSport International)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)David Valsecchi kept his countrymen smiling by claiming the second Italian win of the weekend with a commanding drive in this morning’s sprint race in Monza, controlling the pace and his rivals to ease home ahead of Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Thoughts of a Champion

Mitch Evans – 2012 GP3 Series Champion 

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Mitch Evans 2012 GP3 Series Champion (MW Arden)Following Race 2 this morning in Monza, Mitch Evans (MW Arden) was crowned GP3 Series™ champion. He sat down with us and shared his thoughts and hopes.

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Sep 09

GP3: Ellinas wins as Evans becomes Champion

Cypriot ace secures maiden win in season finale

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Monza Race 2GP3 - Mitch Evans GP3 Series Champion 2012Mitch Evans – GP3 Series 2012 Champion! The final round of the 2012 season was a weekend you could not script. Ahead of Race 2, only one man could stop the New Zealander claiming the GP3 Series crown and that was Daniel Abt, who had to win the race with a no score from Evans to steal the honours.

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Sep 09

Markus Pommer powers to pole at the Hungaroring

German leads from Fontana and Marinescu

F2 - Markus Pommer secured pole for today's second F2 race at the HungaroringF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMarkus Pommer powered to pole position during today’s (Sunday) Formula Two qualifying session at the Hungaroring, just edging out yesterday’s race winner Alex Fontana by three tenths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Confusion remains after Vettel’s alternator problems return

Five races after the worrying events of Valencia, the looks of concern are back on the faces at Red Bull and Renault.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990022012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99004At Valencia, Sebastian Vettel’s sure victory ground to a halt with an alternator problem. Similar problems were arising at other Renault-powered teams, including Lotus and Williams, and so the French supplier reverted to an older alternator specification.

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Sep 09

McLaren questions Ferrari’s ‘tow’ tactics

McLaren has questioned Ferrari’s slipstreaming tactics in qualifying at Monza.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - 012011-07-24 - Ferrari - 0002The red cars endeavoured to give each other aerodynamic ‘tows’ down their home circuit’s long straights on Saturday, but it went awry when Fernando Alonso’s car developed a problem in Q3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Hamilton denies ‘learning’ from teammate Button

Lewis Hamilton has denied he has learned anything from Jenson Button during their three seasons together at McLaren.

Jenson Button -Lewis Hamilton 2012-07-312012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 458With the British team locked in negotiations over a new contract with 2008 world champion Hamilton, boss Martin Whitmarsh reportedly said the duo are a good pairing because they “learn” from each other. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Santander extends Ferrari deal

The Spanish bank Santander has extended its sponsorship deal with Ferrari through 2017.

03 - Scuderia FerrariSantanderFernando Alonso’s Ferrari deal also runs for several more years. To mark the Santander extension, Ferrari will run a rear wing at Singapore with the words ‘World’s Best Bank’; a title dreamed up by the financial magazine Euromoney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Alonso on lost pole – ‘we must avoid these errors’

Fernando Alonso insists he would have been on pole for Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-06-09_13692012-06-08_0412The Spaniard has had a dire run at Monza this weekend, suffering brake, gearbox and engine problems in practice, and a broken roll-bar in the crucial ‘Q3’ qualifying segment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Massa must push for Monza win ‘for his future’

Felipe Massa has the perfect chance to race for his career at Monza.

2012-06-09_03002012-06-08_0451After a miserable 2012 in which rumours began to swell about his impending Ferrari exit, the Brazilian qualified third in front of the team’s loyal ‘Tifosi’ at Monza.

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Sep 09

Di Resta signs up with Button’s manager

Jenson Button and Paul di Resta now share a manager.

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 022012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 02 teamsForce India’s di Resta, who recently dumped his former manager Anthony Hamilton, is now officially in the management stable headed by Richard Goddard. Read the rest of this entry »

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