Daily Archive: December 10, 2012

Dec 10

FOX named presenting sponsor for the Grand Prix of Valcourt

Didier Schraenen returns as spokesperson for the event

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt présenté par FOX logo2012-02-19 - DimancheThe Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt announces that FOX has joined Bombardier Racing Products’ Ski-Doo brand as the presenting sponsor of the Great Quebec Winter Motorsport Classic. For over three decades, FOX has been the industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs, mountain bikes and off-road cars and trucks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

More than 50 drivers headline 2013 NASCAR Acceleration Weekend

Keselowski, Penske championships voted best moments of 2012

2012-02-26_0038NASCAR Hall Of FameFan Festival To Feature Sixth- Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars, Interactive Displays – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Winless Streak Tallies Close Second In Media Poll – Score one more for the underdog. – For NASCAR fans who have been eagerly counting the days to the opening of the 2013 season, their wait is almost over. Almost.

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Dec 10

Ben Young signs with DUA Motorsports Bodywork

For 2013 season AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

DUA logoBen Young - DUA Motorsports BodyworkCanadian road racer Ben Young is excited to announce a new partnership with Toronto-based DUA Motorsports Bodywork for the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Kennington honoured at NASCAR Night of Champions

Dowler recognized at NASCAR awards

DJ Kennington Awards Gala with TrophyNoel Dowler & Chris Wright at AwardsDriver of the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge DJ Kennington was recognized for his superb season this past weekend at the annual NASCAR Night of Champions Awards Gala. The event took place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC and Kennington along with the race team were acknowledged for their tremendous season in which they set records for most victories and most top five finishes in a single season and Kennington claimed his second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Honda Indy Toronto tickets on sale now

IndyCar doubleheader, new grandstands and ticket prices set to turbocharge the experience for all ticketholders in 2013

Honda Indy Toronto logoIZOD - IndyCar seriesTickets to the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto are now on sale, and they come with a generous dose of “turbocharged” excitement and value. For the first time in its history, the event will feature two official, fully-sanctioned IZOD IndyCar Series races, one with standing start on Saturday and a second with a rolling start on Sunday. Each event will be full length, with full points and full prize money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Lotus to announce title sponsorship deal

The news follows Lotus’ recent signing of a sponsor deal with Burn

05 - Lotus F1 TeamHoneywell LogoF1 team Lotus is reportedly close to announcing a multi-million dollar title sponsorship deal with Honeywell, the American technology giant. “It is thought the framework of the agreement is in place and a formal announcement pending,” said Sportspro journalist David Cushnan on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Ecclestone eyes vodka brand for F1 sponsor deal

“We are looking at phones and drinks” – Ecclestone

2012-06-10_04422012-06-09_0002With the Rolex deal freshly under his belt, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a vodka label and a mobile phone operator could be the next in line to conclude major sponsorship deals with formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Vettel, Raikkonen, break the rules in Turkey

“I don’t follow the rules” – Raikkonen

2012-11-17_00382012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - 01Sebastian Vettel almost missed the FIA’s end-of-season FIA prize giving gala, where he received his trophy for winning the 2012 title for a third consecutive time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Webber has leg surgery in Australia

Mark Webber has had successful leg surgery in his native Australia.

2012-11-17_00392012-11-01 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 299003Just ahead of the 2009 season, the now 36-year-old badly broke his leg in a downhill mountain cycling crash during his outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Force India to announce driver this week

Force India is set to announce the identity of Paul di Resta’s 2013 teammate.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Paul di Resta 02The Indian news service IANS said that although the official announcement has been delayed, the Vijay Mallya-led team is finally almost ready now to make the call. “The announcement should take place next week,” a ‘top source’ at the Silverstone based team was quoted saying late last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Toro Rosso must improve – Mateschitz

Toro Rosso must improve, its owner Dietrich Mateschitz has revealed.

08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2012-11-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Abu Dhabi - Daniel Ricciardo - Jean-Eric Vergne (1)The Faenza based team, formerly Minardi, is the second team owned by energy drink Red Bull’s mogul Mateschitz, whose premier F1 outfit Red Bull Racing has dominated formula one for the past few seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Schumacher should not have returned – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he wishes Michael Schumacher never returned from retirement.

2012-11-18_00062012-06-07_0277Now, after an unsuccessful three-year comeback with Mercedes, the great German is retiring once again after adding just a single podium to his outstanding former tally of titles and wins. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Parr confirms Ecclestone triggered F1 exit

Former Williams chairman Adam Parr has confirmed it was Bernie Ecclestone who pushed him to leave formula one.

2012-11-15_00082009-09-13 - Italie - Williams - Adam Parr and Patrick HeadEarlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams’ de-facto team principal – suddenly quit, despite his apparently rising stature within the Oxfordshire based team and the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Spain to host all three winter tests

There will be three pre-season tests prior to the 2013 season, reportedly all in Spain.

Circuit de Catalunya logo2011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Circuit de Catalunya 02Peter Sauber revealed last week that the Swiss team’s 2013 car, the C32, will be launched on the first day of official pre-season group testing next February 5, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Red Bull Ring can host 2013 race – Marko

The chances Austria could return to the F1 calendar in 2013 are rising.

Red Bull Ring logoFlagworld - F1With the Turkish government ruling out state support for Istanbul Park’s return, the former A1-Ring – now called the ‘Red Bull Ring’ – has emerged as the favourite to fill the reserved twentieth spot on next year’s calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Kubica rules out F1 return for now

Robert Kubica has admitted he will not be returning to formula one any time “soon”.

Robert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot Robert Kubica portrait 2012-11-18With Lotus apparently dithering over a new deal for Romain Grosjean, wild rumours at the Interlagos finale last month suggested the team might have an eye on Kubica. Read the rest of this entry »

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