Daily Archive: January 10, 2013

Jan 10

Dates finalized for Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship

Two dates have been changed from the provisional schedule that appeared late last year

Mopar CSBK logoFrontlineCSBK logoAll rounds have been confirmed for the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, with the season set to wrap up at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in late August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Revstar Stock-Car Series to compete at the Grand Prix of Valcourt

Sports fans will get their money’s worth on Saturday at Valcourt

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt présenté par FOX logoRevstar Series 2The Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Carl Labonté, President and Managing Director of the Revstar Series, to stage a stock-car race on Circuit Yvon-Duhamel ice oval track the weekend of February 15-17, 2013. Launched in 2009, the Revstar STR Series runs summer championships on asphalt and dirt track ovals in Quebec and in the northeastern United States.

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Jan 10

Bridgestone’s Hiroshi Yamada discusses the upcoming 2013 MotoGP™ season

There is so much to look forward to this season!

MotoGP - Hiroshi Yamada and Masao Azuma on the grid at the 2012 British Grand PrixMotoGP - Ducati mechanic fitting a Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP tyreWith the first MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2013 less than a month away, Hiroshi Yamada, Manager of Bridgestone’s Motorsport Department, explains the development work the Japanese tyre manufacturer has undertaken ahead of its fifth year as Official Tyre Supplier to the world’s premier class of motorcycle road racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Three year partnership deal between the Quebec GT Challenge & Gulf oils

The Gulf Quebec GT Challenge management team is excited to announce a three year partnership with Gulf oils.

Défi Québec Challenge logoGulf logo‘We are so proud to contribute to the development of motorsport in Quebec and to benefit from the marketing platform to promote our products that the Gulf Quebec GT Challenge has to offer.’ Says Mr. Jean-Marc Alcaraz, Director of Operations & Business development for TEKLUB Canada LTD. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Pietro Fantin signs with Arden Caterham for 2013 Season

Arden Caterham driver announcement

Arden Caterham logoPietro FantinArden’s World Series team Arden Caterham is very happy to announce Pietro Fantin will be joining the team for the World Series by Renault 2013 Season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Ex McLaren F1 driver joins United Autosports for 2013 British GTChampionship campaign.

Ex-Formula 1 driver and former Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mark Blundell to join United Autosports alongside Richard Meins

United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports - Mark BlundellUnited Autosports is delighted to announce that it has signed Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell to compete full time in the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship alongside Richard Meins, reuniting their partnership from the 24 Hours of Spa in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Gene inks new Ferrari test driver deal

Marc Gene has signed up for yet another year as a Ferrari test driver.

2012-06-09_0188Marc Gené  Doha (photo - Ferrari)Although now spearheading the F1 role with an Audi sports cars endurance seat, Gene has inked a new one-year Ferrari contract for 2013, Switzerland’s Speed Week reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Perez starts work in McLaren simulator

Sergio Perez on Wednesday revealed he has already started work at the wheel of McLaren’s sophisticated driver simulator.

Martin Whitmarsh et Sergio Pérez 03 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesBut the Mexican warned that he will have no impact on the design or specification of his 2013 car, the MP4-28. “Of course, no,” he is quoted by the Russian website f1news.ru, after his first official visit to McLaren’s Woking headquarters for the media on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Kobayashi can return to F1 in 2014 – Perez

Sergio Perez believes his 2012 teammate Kamui Kobayashi can return to formula one next year.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Esteban Gutierrez - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 03Japanese Kobayashi, who in the same 2012 Sauber scored 60 points last year compared to Mexican Perez’s 66, has acknowledged he will not be on the 2013 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Raikkonen ‘learns nothing’ in simulators

“I learn a new track quickly, without a simulator” – Raikkonen

Kimi Räikkönen (photo - © DPPI - Eric Vargiolu)2012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen has clarified his aversion to sophisticated formula one simulator technology, insisting he simply “learns nothing” at the computerised wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

British star Turvey joins Jota Sport for 2013 season

Turvey joins Jota following a promising 2012 season

Oliver Turvey - Jota Sport2012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Oliver Turvey 05Jota Sport will welcome one of Britain’s most exciting young racing talents into its fold for the 2013 season after inking a deal with McLaren development driver Oliver Turvey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Sparco becomes official supplier of Superstars World

The world-renowned brand, a leading provider of racing gear and apparel, joins the series as an official technical supplier

Superstarsworld - SparcoSparcoSparco, a Leading brand in the international racing gear business, is the newest “Official Technical Supplier” of Superstars World for the 2013 season. The 2013 partnership will be key for two companies that share the same values and aim for high quality, performance and great safety. The piedmont-based company was started back in 1977 with the goal of taking motorsports safety to the next level.

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