Daily Archive: June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Jan Magnussen leaves medical care

The driver from Corvette Racing – GM was victim of a violent track exit during the first part of the timed session.

The Danish driver lost control of his Corvette C7R n°63 in the Porsche corners, violently hitting the protection rail, obliging race control to get the red flag out.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche sweeps front of Le Mans grid

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2015-06-14Although the weather forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, the race track remained dry throughout both Qualifying Practice sessions tonight at Le Mans.

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Jun 11

Christie and Szoke resume Mopar Canadian Superbike title fight

Last season the 22-year-old Christie secured his first Mopar Canadian Superbike crown

Mopar CSBK logo Defending Mopar Canadian Superbike Champion Jodi Christie and nine-time series winner Jordan Szoke rekindle their battle for the top prize in Canadian motorcycle road racing when the 2015 season opens at Calabogie MotorSports Park, near Ottawa, this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Honda Indy Toronto: Gabby Chaves and BHA look to continue top 10 finishing streak in Toronto

Gabby Chaves and the BHA team are looking to continue their mid-season streak

14-07-20_181 This weekend marks the last weekend of a grueling six-week stint on the Verizon Indycar Schedule that started with the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in early May.

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Jun 11

Steve Bamford and Steve Jenks finish first in F2000 Masters Class at VIR

The excitement of the F2000 Championship Series continues at Mid-Ohio in July

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The VIR weekend for the F2000 Championship Series Masters Class division had its share of upsets and triumphs for teams and drivers as well as threats from both in front and behind of drivers as they completed rounds five and six of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Honda Indy Toronto announces IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe as Grand Marshal for 2015 event

Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries and is highly anticipating his return to racing.

Honda Indy Toronto logo Organizers of the 2015 Honda Indy Toronto are pleased to announce that local Canadian race car driver and mayor of Hinchtown, James Hinchcliffe, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the marquee Verizon IndyCar Series race taking place Sunday, June 14. Hinchcliffe was recently medically cleared to travel to Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Canadian Superbike racer Garvie to support Laps 4 MD

In 2015 Garvie will contest the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard his Mikeymoto.ca backed Honda CBR1000RR

Mopar CSBK logo Kristopher Garvie of Caledon, Ontario is proud to announce his participation in the Laps 4 MD fundraising initiative in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Mike Conway ready for Le Mans challenge with Toyota

Conway features in the regular line-up for the #2 car, alongside Alex Wurz, a two-time Le Mans winner, and Stéphane Sarrazin

2015-04-12-Sunday-009 The 2014 WEC race winner is ready to challenge for glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s most famous sports car race, with his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad this weekend.

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Jun 11

Second half of the season starts with Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard (10-12 July, 2015)

One month prior to the event, some 65 teams have already registered

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logoThe inaugural 24H Circuit Paul Ricard (10-12 July, 2015) marks the start of the second season half in the 24H Series powered by Hankook.

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Jun 11

Teams signal opposition to 18-inch wheels

Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari air their misgivings about the proposals to increase tyre size to 18 inch rims

2015-06-04_0324The proposal to move to larger 18-inch wheels has come up against opposition from leading teams since it is not considered ‘an attractive direction in terms of performance’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Tequila Patron ESM partners with Rolling Stone for Le Mans debut

Tequila Patrón ESM will have a brand-new look for its debut in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

2015-06-14-Tuesday-22The lone American two-car team in the 19-car LMP2 entry will trade its familiar Patrón green for the black, white and red livery of Rolling Stone, the iconic American pop culture magazine that is partnering with the team for the event.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche throws down the gauntlet in first qualifying session

The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit

2015-06-14-Tuesday-1The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.

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Jun 11

Hinchcliffe: ‘I’m the luckiest unlucky guy’

“It’s fascinating and terrifying all at the same time”

James HinchcliffeVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe cringes each time he watches the video of his horrific May 18 crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

WRC: the the longest day…

Featuring the longest stage distance of the year

Drivers will face the longest single day’s competition in the modern era of the FIA World Rally Championship at this week’s Rally Italia Sardegna. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Today, we’re all about drifting

Drifting might be one of the lesser-known motorsport disciplines, but it’s certainly one of the most spectacular

Formula Drift Pro Championship Series in Orlando, USA Drifting competitions, where drivers use their throttle, brakes, gears plus their skill and wits to go through turn after turn in a state of controlled oversteer, makes for thrilling viewing.
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Jun 11

Chapinotti continues racing rebirth in adopted homeland

Chapinotti was a rising karting star in the global racing incubator of his native Brazil throughout the early and mid-1990s

IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Few drivers in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin probably savor their opportunity to strap into a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car more than Bruno Chapinotti. Read the rest of this entry »

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