Daily Archive: October 2, 2012

Oct 02

Bridgepoint brings together MotoGP and World Superbikes

MotoGP and WorldSBK, will be integrated within the Dorna Sports group but managed as separate events

MotoGP logoSBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteBridgepoint has announced that Dorna Sports and Infront Sports & Media have reached agreement to bring both their motorcycle racing interests under a single umbrella organisation. Dorna is the organiser of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (“MotoGP”), whilst Infront organises the eni FIM Superbike World Championship (“WorldSBK”) through its subsidiary Infront Motor Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

ALMS’ Atherton presents Pro-Am Awards at GRAND-AM Banquet

More cooperation between the two series ahead of ‘The Future’

ALMS - Emil Assentato- ScottALMS - Alex Popow - Scott AthertonAlthough the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series are more than a year away from operating as a unified series, ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton presented two prominent awards at the GRAND-AM awards banquet, Monday night in New York City.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Prost could be first to test Renault’s V6

F1 legend Alain Prost could be the first to sample the sport’s new V6 power.

2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 011981_15AlainProstRenault2In his first F1 test since McLaren in 1996, the quadruple world champion drove a modern Red Bull at the Renault World Series event at Paul Ricard last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Button to take Suzuka grid penalty

“It is such a shame because the team in every other area are doing such a good job”

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Jenson Button 062012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Jenson Button 01Jenson Button’s Japanese grand prix aspirations have already taken a dent, with news the McLaren driver will move five places down the Suzuka grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Ferrari to close wind tunnel for winter fix

Ferrari will close its wind tunnel for a period this forthcoming winter in order to ensure the Maranello facility is working properly.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-07-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0015Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said the move follows the famous team’s concerns that the data produced by the tunnel has not been totally reliable in recent years. “Stefano Domenicali has decided to close the tunnel for a while in order to do verifications and calibrations,” Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is quoted by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Lauda denies becoming Mercedes’ new ‘strong man’

Niki Lauda has vowed “no compromise” amid speculation he is the new strong man at Mercedes.

2012-06-10_05132012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 04Some insiders have drawn a parallel between the triple world champion’s new arrival as non-executive chairman at Mercedes and his role at Jaguar early last decade. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Force India stay ‘not certain’ for Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg’s manager has admitted it is “not certain” the German will be staying with Force India in 2013.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-06-09_0116The 25-year-old, who finally got his F1 career back on track this season after being dumped by Williams, has been linked by Blick newspaper (Switzerland) with a move to Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Willi Weber ‘can’t imagine’ Schumacher at Sauber

Michael Schumacher’s famous former manager has advised the seven time world champion to finally quit formula one for good.

Willi Weber Schumacher 0912202012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 02Having recently negotiated the great German’s latest personal sponsorship deal, Willi Weber made headlines by announcing that – if he was still in charge – he would travel to Maranello for a chat with Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

New Jersey governor says ‘no problem’ with 2013 race

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not worried plans for a formula one street race next June are set to collapse.

2011-06-26_0247Grand Prix of America logoBernie Ecclestone triggered the uncertainty by revealing that the race organisers currently do not have a contract, despite the fact a June 16 date for the ‘grand prix of Jersey’ was ratified by the FIA at the end of last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Greek gov’t to subsidise F1 track

Private investment company Racetrack Patras SA will oversee the project

Greece has set aside almost EUR 30 million to subsidise the construction of a formula one circuit, the country’s development ministry said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Road back to F1 ‘not so long now’ – Kubica

Robert Kubica has taken yet another step on his long road back to formula one, by winning the Citta di Bassano rally in northern Italy.

Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 1 0111“I still have a long road in front of me,” the former BMW and Renault driver said afterwards. “But this shows the road is not as long as we thought,” added Kubica, referring to his extended recovery from an horror rally crash in early 2011. The main problem for the 27-year-old now is the mobility of his right arm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Superstars Series to line-up sensational field this weekend at Vallelunga

The circuit near Rome will feature the series debut of former F1 star Giancarlo Fisichella aboard a Maserati Quattroporte

Superstars logoThe Superstars International Series and GTSprint International Series are ready to be back from their summer break for one of the most anticipated weekends of the 2012 season. The Vallelunga circuit near Rome will be hosting the two FG GROUP championships this weekend (October 6 and 7) in an exciting double dare. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500

There have been 105 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Alabama.

NASCAR logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama going into the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 on Oct. 7.

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Oct 02

Simulation to Reality: Gamer Sean Johnston becomes Championship-Winning Race Car Driver

He is living proof that a dream can be accomplished in one year

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoThere’s a long road between racing video games and winning the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Platinum Cup championship, but Sean Johnston successfully navigated that terrain in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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