Daily Archive: March 16, 2017

Mar 16

CTCC presented by Pirelli launches its new Championship season

With a freshly announced new partnership with Pirelli Tire Canada, CTCC enters a new era

CTCC logoThe change brings more than a new partner, it also brings new opportunities. Additional teams are joining the series and we are looking forward to seeing several new race cars this season including an Acura TLX, a Toyota GT86 and a number of BMW M235iR.  CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to launch its new Championship season with the announcement of the 2017 racing schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Tom Ingram tops BTCC pre-season test

18 cars separated by less than a second at Donington Park

Tom Ingram tops BTCC pre-season testSpeedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram topped the times in the only official BTCC pre-season test at Donington Park earlier today (16 March). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

World RX launches new track at Killarney as Cape Town RX tickets go on sale 

“It’s very important for us to come to South Africa” – Paul Bellamy

World RX launches new track at Killarney as Cape Town RX tickets go on sale The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy launched the new rallycross track at Killarney International Circuit today (16 March 2017), as tickets for the season-closing World RX of South Africa went on sale to the general public for the first time.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Red Bull Racing to partner with Earin wireless earbuds

Loud and proud

2017-03-16 - Red Bull Racing to partner with Earin wireless earbuds 2For Formula One drivers, finding the crucial focus they need before a grand prix can be almost impossible on a starting grid packed with media, celebrities, engineers and mechanics. For most F1 stars, it’s music that allows them to block out the many distractions they encounter in the run-up to the start of a race. However, in order to achieve clarity of thought, you need clarity of sound.

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Mar 16

The SRO Motorsports Group is pleased to announce the extension of the partnership with TM Performance

TM Performance becomes title sponsor of 3 Hours of Monza

TM Performance title sponsor of 3 Hours of Monza

The Italian parts producer becomes the title sponsor of the TM Performance 3 Hours of Monza, the opening round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

BTCC Podium Predictor powered by IHG® Rewards Club set for debut

Win the one million IHG Rewards Club points

Gordon Shedden (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda Civic Type RLong-standing Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship partner IHG® Rewards Club will launch its Podium Predictor this season with the promise of big prizes, bragging rights and the chance to outwit the pundits. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

BTCC goes from strength-to-strength

Full 2017 grid boasts incredible 16 race-winners

2017 BTCC goes from strength-to-strengthThe Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is speeding into 2017 with its most successful grid in history, as an extraordinary 16 race-winners and a whole host of eager challengers prepare to go head-to-head for the most coveted crown in UK motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Kelly-Moss Road and Race targets fast start at Sebring 

Five-car entry for the double-header race weekend

Kelly-Moss Road and Race targets fast start at Sebring Five-car Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama effort and debut weekend for new KMR IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda program. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLaren

“I’ve always considered McLaren to be my home in Formula 1” – Mika Hakkinen

2017-03-16 - Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLarenMcLaren is delighted to announce that double world champion Mika Hakkinen will take up the position of Partner Ambassador with immediate effect, in a multi-year deal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Williams appoints Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

Paddy will join Williams today, 16 March

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer for the Williams Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

 Sergio Canamasas captures top-5 finish in F2 testing

Sergio Canamasas took part in official Formula 2 testing for Trident carried out at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

 Sergio Canamasas captures top-5 finish in F2 testingCanamasas achieved a satisfactory testing result at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where opening Formula 2 dress rehearsal was held. The Barcelona-born driver carried out several race runs and at the wheel of his Trident Dallara showed competitive pace.
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Mar 16

Formula V8 3.5: The sky is the limit!

The new Season is underway with the celebration of the first Collective Tests in Motorland Aragon (15-16 March)

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!RPM-MKTG, in his 20th consecutive Season in the organisation of Open-Wheel championships, will be partnering the FIA WEC in six Events, with the Season opener in Silverstone, in one month.

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Mar 16

Formula V8 3.5: Diego Menchaca dominates first morning of test in Motorland

The season of the World Series Formula V8 3.5 has started this morning in Motorland Aragón

DIEGO MENCHACA DOMINATES FIRST MORNING OF TEST IN MOTORLANDDrivers have been able to ride without incident, and the weather conditions have been very favorable for the teams to start working on the 2017 cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Manufacturer battle resumes as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge moves to Sebring

Half as long, but twice as tough?

Yeah, that’s pretty much what most competitors think about Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 120, the second event in the series’ 2017 race schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

WEC: Derani and Johnson line up with Ford for Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2016-07-24-Sunday-0137The provisional entry list for the 6 Hours of Silverstone issued confirms the 28 cars expected for the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season on Sunday 16th April although not all teams have yet finalised their driver line ups, most notably in the LMP2 category. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

ELMS: Léo Roussel completes G-Drive by DragonSpeed LMP2 entry

“I can’t wait to get started at Monza for what looks to be a really exciting ELMS season” – Léo Roussel 
2016-11-19-Saturday-006521-year-old Léo Roussel has been confirmed as the third full-season European Le Mans Series (ELMS) driver aboard the G-Drive by DragonSpeed number 22 ORECA 07 Gibson, joining Memo Rojas and Ryo Hirakawa for the six-round series.

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Mar 16

WTCC: Rob Huff hits the high note in testing

“It’s only testing and counts for nothing but it gives me confidence”

Huff hits the high note in WTCC testingRob Huff has set the standard his FIA World Touring Car Championship rivals must beat by going fastest during all four test sessions at Monza this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

2017 24 Heures Motos – A rich and full field

A quick roundup of the entries for the 40th staging of the 24 Heures Motos

24 Heures Motos - A rich and full field

The world endurance season for motorbikes will restart on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit on 15-16 April with the 24 Heures Motos, the second round of the 2016/2017 FIM World Endurance Championship (FIM WEC).

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