Daily Archive: March 10, 2017

Mar 10

John Surtees, the only person to win world championship titles in Formula 1 and in motorcycle racing, has died.

John Surtees has died

2016-07-10-Sunday-0016The legendary British racer is considered one of motorsport’s greatest competitors having made his name one two wheels by clinching the 500c motorcycle world championship in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 before turning his talents to four wheel racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Ducati rider rules the roost as action opens in Qatar

Dovizioso tops Day 1 in the desert

MotoGP - Andrea DoviziosoAndrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took first blood as the third and final preseason test got underway at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, setting the fastest lap of the night and quicker than new teammate Jorge Lorenzo’s 2016 race lap record. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Alex Marquez and Nicolo Bulega end Jerez test on top

Moto2 / Moto3 Official Test Jerez – Final

Alex Marquez and Nicolo Bulega end Jerez test on topAlex Marquez below pole lap record as testing wraps up in Jerez.  EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider below the 1:42 barrier in the first Official Moto2™ Test of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Returning champion driver Colin Thompson set to campaign Norma M30 prototype machine

Miami Debut for Norma as Kelly-Moss Road and Race Launches Prototype Program

Returning champion driver Colin Thompson set to campaign Norma M30 prototype machineAfter a record-setting 2016 season that saw the team bring home multiple championships in both IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and PCA competition, Kelly-Moss Road and Race will look to bring that winning tradition to a new category in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Formula One teams Barcelona testing 2 report day 4 (updated)

Formula One test 2 day 4 report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 10

MotoGP™ and MTV join forces in Finland for 2017

New deal with MTV to broadcast MotoGP™ races and Qualifying live across the country this season

Dorna logo Dorna and MTV Finland are delighted to announce a new deal that will see the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship broadcast live across the country throughout 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

BGR Piper Racecars strengthen line up with signing of Hurst

BGR Piper Racecars is pleased to have 3rd year driver, Ben Hurst back with the team in a transition season

2016-05-28_0068The 2015 Toyo Tires Rookie of the Year is fresh off his first win at the season opening SCCA Majors event at Homestead Speedway in Florida.  Ben will compete alongside BGR teammate Roman De Angelis at Virginia International Raceway in just a few weeks, as the pair look to qualify for the SCCA National Championship Run Offs held later this season at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Generation AMR SuperRacing proud to fly Aston Martin flag in GT4 European Series Southern Cup

The British outfit will also compete in the three Northern Cup events

Aston Martin specialists David Appleby Engineering have confirmed they will field a Vantage GT4 in all of the inaugural 2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup’s six rounds under their Generation AMR SuperRacing banner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Red Bull TV travels to Mexico City for a special stage like no other

Catch all the action from your sofa in tonight’s highlights show

Red Bull TV travels to Mexico City for a special stage like no other For the first time in its history, Rally Mexico has got underway from Mexico City with two runs over a 1.57-kilometre superspecial stage right in the city centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – Bottas

“We are definitely not confident that we are in the front”

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – BottasValtteri Bottas has echoed the sentiments of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by pointing to Ferrari and Red Bull being in much closer contention for the F1 world title scrap than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 Grands Prix in Spain, Monaco, Canada and Azerbaijan

The tyres nominated so far

2017-03-10 - Pirelli 02Pirelli will bring the following compounds to the rounds on the 2017 Formula One season in Spain (May 12-14), Monaco (May, 26-28), Canada (June 9-11) and Azerbaijan (June 23-25) which will be held on the Montmelò, Monte-Carlo, Montréal and Baku circuits respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

MP Motorsport fights in 2017 on three fronts

2017 is a busy year for MP Motorsport

MP Motorsport Formula 2 Sergio Sette CamaraThe greatest Formula team of Netherlands is next season on three fronts active: Formula 2, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 4. In all three categories MP has the potential to score highly, as became clear at the team presentation. Which took place on March 9 at the home of MP in Westmaas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

All-new track as Berlin double header replaces Brussels ePrix

German fans will get double the chance to see the all-electric racing cars in action

The Berlin ePrix will take place on a completely redesigned circuit at Tempelhof Airport over two races held on June 10 and 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

New generation of Hankook tyres for the 2017 DTM season

Hankook are going to provide a new tyre generation for the forthcoming DTM season

New generation of Hankook tyres for the 2017 DTM seasonCompared to their predecessors, the new Ventus Race DTM dry-weather tyres will produce more grip in its optimum status, thus meeting a demand of the drivers.

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Mar 10

Michelin and Road Atlanta team up for excitement

Road Atlanta circuit has long been referred to as a “home track” for Michelin

2016-07-09_56465Michelin has enjoyed great success in competition at Road Atlanta and beginning in 2017, Michelin will be the Official Tire of Road Atlanta and the Official Tire of Motul Petit Le Mans, as announced by track officials. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

WEC: Prologue 2017, new season, new faces, new places

Four classes on track at the same time

2016-03-25-0172The wait is nearly over, the start of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship is almost here, and the WEC is opening its doors to the season with the official pre-season test for all competitors, The Prologue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

BMW to supply official pace cars for Le Mans

Up to 26 vehicles will be used during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and five will be required for year-round track events

BMW devient fournisseur des voitures officielles des circuits du MansBMW and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have signed an agreement making the German car manufacturer the official vehicle supplier at the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, both during and outside race events. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 10

Three car attack on European Lamborghini Super Trofeo for VSR

The European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship starts at Monza on 21-23 April

Three car attack on European Lamborghini Super Trofeo for VSRVSR will enter three Huracans in this year’s European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship and field an international line-up of drivers from four different countries.

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Mar 10

WRC: Central Mexico City rocks to World Rally fiesta

Mexico City hosts thrilling FIA World Rally Championship action

WRC - Jari-Matti Latvala, Mexico CityCentral Mexico City echoed to the sound of rally cars today (Thursday) as the FIA World Rally Championship transformed the iconic Zócalo square into a colourful and thrilling high-speed motorsport party.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Total teamwork: revamped ERC Teams’ Championship is go!

4WD and 2WD squads go head-to-head for new team prize

Teamwork will come to the fore in the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship when the battle for the all-new ERC title for teams kicks off on the Azores Airlines Rallye later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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