Daily Archive: March 17, 2017

Mar 17

Visit Florida Racing ready for round 2 at Sebring

Following a podium in the team’s season debut at Daytona International Speedway

VISIT FLORIDA Racing to kick off 2017 IMSA season at home with the Rolex 24 At DaytonaWith two famous Florida circuits on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, Daytona-based Visit Florida Racing always aims to capitalize on its “home field” advantage.

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Mar 17

Scuderia Praha Ferrari leads after the first part of the Hankook 12H Mugello

Racing resumes tomorrow at 10.00 hrs

Scuderia Praha Ferrari leads after the first part of the Hankook 12H MugelloThe Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiri Pisarik/Josef Král/Matteo Malucelli) tops the timing sheets after the first part of the Hankook 12H MUGELLO. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

T2 Grandstand of Sochi Autodrom named after Vitaly Petrov

T2 Grandstand of Sochi Autodrom will now be named after first Russian Formula 1 driver in history Vitaly Petrov

T2 Grandstand of Sochi Autodrom named after Vitaly PetrovThe Grandstand is positioned in one of the sharpest corners of the racetrack. From here, fans can see cars braking from about 339 km/h before the most difficult section of the track that hardly exceeds one hundred metres. In several seconds a driver experience more than 5g, and the force of pressing the brake pedal is 126 kg.

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Mar 17

Simo Laaksonen signs for Campos Racing for Euroformula F3 Open

Campos Racing is pleased to announce that Finnish driver Simo Laaksonen will be one of their full-time drivers

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Finland´s driver, who made an impression on his debut during recent Euroformula F3 Open´s Winter Series held at Paul Ricard, is confirmed at Campos Racing for the entire season joining Petru Florescu, Matheus Iorio and Thiago Vivacqua. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

The 2017 Blancpain GT Series will run over ten weekends, and will see the best GT drivers and cars in action

Action-packed weekends for the Blancpain GT Series

But that is not all. Fans will also be able to enjoy fast-paced, action-packed races from several high-level championships which will be part of the support program for the Blancpain GT Series.

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Mar 17

Scuderia Praha Ferrari on pole for Hankook 12H Mugello

An Italian car will start the Italian round of the 24H Series powered by Hankook from pole position

ScuderiaPrahaThe Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiri Pisarik/Josef Král/Matteo Malucelli) will lead the 52-car strong field into the first part of the race at 14.00 hrs this afternoon. Local driver Matteo Malucelli lapped the 5.245 kilometre circuit in the Tuscany in 1:47.480 minutes, beating last year’s pole position time by almost have a second.

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Mar 17

Lamborghini ready for the 12 Hours Of Sebring with Six Huracan GT3S at the start

It is the manufacturer with the highest number of cars in the GTD class

DAC MotorsportsThe 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the most famous and historic endurance races in the world will kick off on Saturday, March 18. The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring is confirming  the growing trend of the season: the GTD class is the most interesting and populated of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA

The Only Place to see MotoGP Live in the USA

Circuit of The Americas logoMotoGP Celebrates its 5th Successive Race Weekend at Circuit of The Americas this April. As we look forward to the return of the horsepowered rodeo to COTA, we take a look back at MotoGP’s recent history at the award-winning Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas where the world’s greatest two-wheel riders will return for the fifth successive year this April 21st – 23rd for the only MotoGP race to take place on American soil in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

WEC: Jean-Éric Vergne joins CEFC Manor TRS Racing

“I’m extremely happy to join CEFC Manor TRS Racing for the WEC season”

Jean-Eric VergneCEFC Manor TRS Racing extends their driver line up for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship with ex Formula 1 driver Jean-Éric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Trident, Alesi back together for 2017 GP3 Series

The Trident line-up for the upcoming GP3 season is inching closer to its completion

Trident, Alesi back together for 2017 GP3 SeriesThe Italian squad is delighted to announce the return of Giuliano Alesi for his second season in the series under the Trident banner. The promising young racer, son of former F1 driver Jean Alesi, will run alongside the recently announced Kevin Jörg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Williams and Blueshift GP launch ‘The Art Of Aero’

Using previously confidential imagery from Williams’ computational fluid dynamic (CFD)

2017-03-17 - Williams and Blueshift GP launch 'The Art Of Aero' 1Williams has collaborated with Blueshift GP to create a stunning new collection of artworks, inspired by aerodynamic images from Williams, which launches today at the Ransom Gallery in London. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Formula V8 3.5: RP Motorsport Racing does the job with Kanamaru and Nissany

Egor Orudzhev, morning pacemaker in Motorland

RP Motorsport Racing does the job with Kanamaru and NissanySMP Racing by AVF driver Matevos Isaakyan was the first driver to rejoin the track in warm afternoon here in Motorland Aragón.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

The technology of the 2017 DTM cars

More power and less downforce represent a bigger challenge for the driving skills than ever

Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMTo let the skills of the drivers gain even more importance, the technical regulations for the 2017 season were revised in crucial areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Munich welcomes WTCC racers

Showcasing the major championships broadcast live on Eurosport Germany

Munich welcomes WTCC racersFIA World Touring Car Championship racers Néstor Girolami and Tiago Monteiro joined WTCC promoter François and FIA Formula E racer Daniel Abt at the annual Eurosport Motorsport Launch in Munich tonight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

WRC: Latvala looks forward

“It was a miracle we got back to service”

Jari-Matti Latvala’s troubled weekend at Rally Guanajuato Mexico highlighted the areas in which his Toyota Gazoo Racing team must focus, according to the Finn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

ERC season preview part one: the rallies

Season starts with Azores Airlines Rallye, 30 March-1 April 2017

ERC season preview part one: the ralliesWith the start of the FIA European Rally Championship season two weeks away, here’s a reminder of the eight events in store in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Pedrosa talks rivals, pressure and 2017

A quick Q&A with the Repsol Honda rider before the paddock heads for Qatar

Pedrosa talks rivals, pressure and 2017Third at the last official test, Dani Pedrosa closed preseason with a good feeling and a positive progression – after also finishing high up the order in Australia and Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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