Daily Archive: April 2, 2017

Apr 02

WEC: Positive debut for the Porsche 919 Hybrids at the Prologue in Monza

The Porsche LMP Team is pleased with its performance in Monza

2017-04-01-0185Almost the entire 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship field met for a joint two-day test weekend at the Italian high-speed circuit near Milan.

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Apr 02

Redeeming victory for Team Bleekemolen SEAT at the Hankook 24H Silverstone

Last year, the Dutch team had led the race for 19 hours, but then had to retire with an engine failure

Podium_800pixThe Team Bleekemolen SEAT Leon TCR V2 SEQ (#100, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen/Melvin de Groot/Rob Smith/Rene Steenmetz) won the Hankook 24H Silverstone, the opening round of the 2017 24H Touring Car Endurance Series powered by Hankook.

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Apr 02

BTCC: Spoils shared at Brands Hatch

Success for Ingram, Shedden and Jordan in BTCC curtain raiser

BTCC Spoils shared at Brands HatchTom Ingram, Gordon Shedden and Andrew Jordan took a win apiece as the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship got underway at Brands Hatch this weekend (1/2 April). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

ERC Junior U28 post-event quotes

ERC Junior U27 post-event quotes

ERC Junior U28 post-event quotesRound 1 of 6: Azores Airlines Rallye, 30 March-1 April. It was a very good rally but a very tough rally, the most difficult rally I have ever made. I feel like an idiot because we were close to finishing second. We were driving normal speed, not so much pushing. In one corner, in second gear, the rear part of the car got out of the correct line Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Di Grassi produces masterpiece in Mexico (updated)

Formula E races aren’t supposed to be won like this

Pitting on lap 17 of a 45-lap race should make managing the energy to the end too much of a compromise between saving and speed. But then, cars that suffer a hit so big that they require a new rear wing aren’t supposed to win races either. And drivers who start 18th most assuredly should not be in the final reckoning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Blancpain GT Sports Club: Perfetti denies Pons perfect Misano weekend with Main Race win

Earle recovers to Iron Cup victory

Daniele Perfetti Daniele Perfetti prevented AKKA ASP team-mate Anthony Pons from achieving a grand slam at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the 2017 Blancpain GT Sports Club opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

A bright Sunday with two top-10 for Kami Laliberté

At Misano Italian F4 Sunday doubleheader
Kami Misano - 2The young Montreal born driver Kami Laliberté continued his progress on this third and last day of the Italian Formula 4 program presented on the Misano circuit, located near the Adriatic coast, south of Rimini. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Mixed results for Albatec in Euro RX opener in Barcelona

Albatec Racing launched its bid for Euro RX honours in Spain this weekend

Albatec Racing logo With the opening round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Dress rehearsal for the Alpine A470 at Monza

The season gets underway in two weeks’ time at the 6 Hours of Silverstone on 16 April 2017

Alpine logo The Signatech Alpine Matmut team fielded a full-strength line-up this weekend at Monza for the official prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Apr 02

Blancpain GT Series: Perfect weekend for Maxi Buhk and Franck Perera

After winning the qualifying race yesterday evening

Maxi Buhk - 84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG Maxi Buhk and Franck Perera also claimed victory in the main race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Pierre Ragues gets up to speed

In FIA WEC prologue in Monza    

2017-04-01-0160French racer Pierre Ragues has enjoyed his first competitive taste of the brand new LMP2 regulations at the traditional FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Prologue.
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Apr 02

MotorLand Aragon day three : Davies wins superb lap battle over Rea

Fantastic ride by Davies from tenth on the grid sees Welshman overcome Rea in Race 2 at Aragon, with Melandri third

Chaz Davies A highly determined ride from Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) at the Pirelli Aragón Round on Sunday saw the Welshman get his first win of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

World RX: Ekstrom takes round one victory in Barcelona

After taking a lights-to-flag victory at the wheel of his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Mattias Ekström - Audi S1 EKS - Barcelone © FIAWorldRallycross.com Reigning Champion Mattias Ekstrom has won round one of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Vettel feels the ‘relief’ as Ferrari fights back

“Winning is always great, it’s a great medicine. It seems to fix everything”

20170326-090Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’s impressive start to the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season is ‘a great medicine’ with which to respond to its critics following a heavily scrutinised 2016 campaign.
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Apr 02

Postponed test at IMS still good day for Foyt

But A.J. Foyt still showed up

A.J. Foyt on pit laneTemperatures in the upper 40s prevented Chevrolet-powered Verizon IndyCar Series cars from turning laps in Saturday’s manufacturer’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

WEC: Welcome to day 2 of the Prologue

There will be a pit walk at lunchtime

2017-04-01-0056Welcome to the second day of The Prologue event at Monza, the official start to the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Apr 02

WEC: At the Prologue, Toyota on top as night falls

The fastest LM P2 is Vaillante Rebellion’s ORECA 07

2017-04-01-0003The first two testing sessions of the day place Toyota Gazoo Racing at the top of the hierarchy, but Porsche isn’t far behind. It remains to be seen what nighttime will bring…

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Apr 02

ERC Azores Rallye post-event press conference

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 1 of 8

ERC Azores Rallye post-event press conferenceAzores Airlines Rallye, 30 March-1 April. Present: Bruno Magalhães/Hugo Magalhães, first overall, Marijan Griebel/Stefan Kopczyk, second overall and Josh Moffett/James Fulton, third overall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

World RX: Heikkinen leads Barcelona RX overnight

The EKS driver set the fastest time in Q2 in his Audi S1 quattro

DriverFinland’s Topi Heikkinen finished fastest in Q2 at the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Barcelona to conclude the day as Top Qualifier in the Intermediate Classification.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Rea continues 100% win record in 2017

MotorLand Aragon hosts WorldSBK thriller for Rea and Sykes

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his fifth victory out of five races so far in 2017 at the Pirelli Aragon Round,  following an intense battle with Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), who sensationally crashed out with two laps to go.

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