Daily Archive: January 4, 2013

Jan 04

Shank Racing, Magnus Racing top speed charts on first day of Roar Before The Rolex 24

115 cars test the twists and turns of Daytona for upcoming Rolex 24 Weekend

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo2011-02-18_0647The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the annual three-day testing session in advance of the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27, kicked off on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round one of 13

International Jännerrallye (Austria) Day one report, Friday 4 January

FIA ERC 2013 Jan Kopecky Jannerrallye day one action imageEuropean Rally Championship logoThe new-look FIA European Rally Championship promised ‘Serious Competition Ahead’ – and the International Jännerallye in Austria certainly delivered throughout the first day of action with five different car makes filling the top seven places and five different drivers winning stages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Freestyle Snocross returns to the Grand Prix of Valcourt

Snowmobilers invited to compete in the Friday Night Drag Racing Under the Lights event

2008-02-17_0034Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt présenté par FOX logoExtreme sports fans will be delighted with the return of Freestyle Snocross competition at the 31st running of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX, which will be held February 15-17, 2013. Two exhibition shows are scheduled on the specially prepared track where athletes will showcase their skills doing high-flying aerial tricks while riding their 190 kilos (450 pounds) snowmobiles.

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Jan 04

CME: Canadian Touring Car Championship to launch its 2013 season at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

The Canadian racing season begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

CTCC at CMECanadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012Heading into its seventh year of competition, the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) has truly earned the distinction of being Canada’s premiere professional road racing series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

2013 Red Bull could miss first winter test

Reigning champion Red Bull’s 2013 car might not be ready for the first pre-season test in early February.

01 - Red Bull RacingRed Bull DuoWe have already reported designer Adrian Newey’s admission that late development work to ensure the 2012 title somewhat delayed progress of the RB8’s successor. He said in an official Red Bull film that 2012 was “one of the toughest seasons I’ve been through”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Marko eyes Hulkenberg for 2014 Red Bull seat – report

Mark Webber looks set to struggle to keep his Red Bull race seat beyond 2013.

2012-06-09_01442012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Hulkenberg 04Granted just a one-year contract for a seventh consecutive season at the team, the 36-year-old Australian is already on notice by Red Bull’s tough Dr Helmut Marko. Now, Austrian Marko has made clear Red Bull was not happy with Webber’s driving at the 2012 Interlagos finale, when teammate Sebastian Vettel was fighting for the title against Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

First races of 2013 key to title – Domenicali

The opening races of this season’s world championship will be crucial, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali2011-09-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Italy - Felipa Massa - Stefano Domenicali  - Fernando AlonsoIn 2012, runner-up Ferrari had a dire start to its campaign, while eventual champion Red Bull also took some time to establish its full potential. But with the sweeping rule changes of 2014 looming large, Domenicali said the dynamics of this season’s battle will be different. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

McLaren could have kept Hamilton – Dennis

Ron Dennis has hit back at suggestions Lewis Hamilton simply chose Mercedes over McLaren for his future.

2012-11-18_0013Lewis Hamilton - Martin Whitmarsh - photo  DPPI Dennis, the Woking based company’s ‘supremo’ who groomed Briton Hamilton from child prodigy to world champion, is understood to have fallen out badly with the 27-year-old as the two sides negotiated a new deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Sahara Force India teams up with 3D Systems

“We use their technology on a daily basis to manufacture wind tunnel model components” – Dr Vijay Mallya

2013-01-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - 3D Systems3D System logoSahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce the signing of a technical partnership with 3D Systems Corporation, a leading supplier of 3D content-to-print solutions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Sauber ‘capable of winning’ in 2013 – Perez

Sauber will reveal its 2013 car, the C32, in the days before it makes its track debut at the start of winter testing.

07 - Sauber F1 Team2012-11-15_0024Team founder Peter Sauber had already announced that the new Ferrari-powered single seater will run for the first time at Jerez on February 5. The Swiss team on Thursday invited the media to an official launch event at its Hinwil headquarters, on 2 February. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Caterham not ready to complete 2013 lineup

The team has already filled one of this year’s race seats with 2012 Marussia rookie and Frenchman Charles Pic.

10 - Team CaterhamCharles Pic CaterhamRumours on Thursday suggested an announcement about his teammate was imminent, with Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov thought to be the front-runners. Russian Petrov’s teammate last year was Finn Heikki Kovalainen. Read the rest of this entry »

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