Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 31

NASCAR National Series News and Notes – Dover

Dillon Wins First Race, Brings No. 3 Back To Victory Lane

NASCAR logoAustin Dillon stretched his fuel to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – the first victory of his career. His triumph also marked the first time the No. 3 Chevrolet reached Victory Lane since Dale Earnhardt won at Talladega on Oct. 15, 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Haas F1 Team: Antonio Giovinazzi set for FP1 Sessions

Scuderia Ferrari Third Driver to pilot VF-17 in FP1 beginning at Silverstone

2017-05-31 - Haas F1 Team - Antonio Giovinazzi set for FP1 SessionsAntonio Giovinazzi, the third driver for Scuderia Ferrari in the FIA Formula One World Championship, will gain additional Formula One experience with Haas F1 Team as he takes the wheel of the VF-17 for the first practice session (FP1) at seven grands prix in 2017.

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May 31

The Alpine A470s switch to 24 Hours of Le Mans mode

24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day

2017-05-06-0134Scheduled two weeks before the main event (17-18 June), the 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day will provide competitors with the chance to get their bearings on the Le Mans track. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin lend their name to the Un ou l’autre campaign

The race against cancer

20170531 - La course contre le cancer - Photo Carol-Ann Pronovost (1)Following up on the success of the 2016 fundraiser, Dumoulin Competition renews its vow to support an important cause: the Grand défoulement of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The winning formula seen last year will continue to be supported by the Dumoulin brothers, who once again invite fans to come to any race of the NASCAR Pinty’s season (calendar on page 4) to sign their car for the cause, and to participate in the fundraiser activities (details on page 2).

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May 31

MotoGP™ fires up the Italian GP in Florence

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley 

MotoGP™ fires up the Italian GP in FlorenceLowes, Petrucci, Bagnaia and Migno ride around the spectacular Tuscan capital. MotoGP™ means business in Italy, but there was some leisure time on the menu with a first sightseeing stop ahead of the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley as Sam Lowes (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing), Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) and Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46) fired their engines up in central Florence, one of the true jewels of Italy and the regional capital of Tuscany. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Clash at The Glen Celebrates 17th Year with 270 Porsche Club of America Drivers

The event is put on by Zone 1, the largest zone in PCA with more than 24,000 members

PCA Club Racing logoMore than 270 drivers will compete in the 17th annual Clash at The Glen Porsche Club of America (PCA) event June 2-4 at iconic Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

The 36 most interesting facts and figures about Porsche and Le Mans

What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

2017-05-06-0095The record of 18 overall wins is the most popular figure about Porsche and Le Mans. Double it, and this is how many further interesting facts you will find here. Discover what the Porsche 919 Hybrid has in common concerning the power supply of a small village, at what time did Mark Webber complete his first-ever lap in an LMP1 car and when Porsche celebrated its first hybrid race car success. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Rosland Capital unveil Ayrton Senna Gold & Silver Coin Collection

Limited Edition Coins Launched to Celebrate Senna’s First Win in Monaco 30 Years Ago Today

Rosland Capital unveil Ayrton Senna Gold & Silver Coin CollectionLeading precious metal asset firm, Rosland Capital, chose the occasion of the 2017 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix to unveil their latest coin collection – designed in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute (Instituto Ayrton Senna) – celebrating the landmark first win at the most renowned circuit in F1 by its most famous son thirty years ago today.

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May 31

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podium

On a weekend that saw Mercedes struggle to get its tyres working relative to Ferrari

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podiumToto Wolff has branded Valtteri Bottas’ Monaco GP weekend as ‘exceptional’ despite Mercedes missing the podium with either of its cars for the first time in more than a year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “You can never have too much knowledge of the tyres” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-05-29 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Lewis Hamilton, MonacoIn no other race on the calendar is qualifying quite as important as on the meandering street circuit of Monte Carlo. Qualification for the 75th running of the Grand Prix de Monaco was correspondingly hard-fought and ultimately settled by the tightest of margins, as Valtteri missed out on pole by just 0.045 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Team profile: Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport

On June 10-11, the FIA Formula E Championship returns to Tempelhof Airport for the third instalment of the Berlin ePrix

It will be an emotional home-coming for the series only German team, Abt Schaeffler, especially as this will be the squad’s last home race before it is subsumed into the full factory Audi Sport set-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

The 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017 Rookies

24 Hours of Le Mans – What is a Rookie?

To call some of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans competitors ‘rookies’ is something of a misnomer as they include a former winner of the endurance classic, a former F1 star with over 320 Grand Prix starts and a 3-times World Touring Car Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

24 Hours of Le Mans: What happens at the Le Mans Test weekend

What happens during the test weekend, and who can take part?

What happens at the Le Mans Test weekendOn Saturday 17thJune the French tricolour flag will be waved for the start of the world’s biggest sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

ELMS: Teams and drivers head to Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nearly 50% of the LMP2 grid will be made up of ELMS competitors
While the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans is not part of the 2017 European Le Mans Series calendar, the race at La Sarthe is an important part of the season for many of the ELMS competitors.

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May 31

Blancpain GT Series: Kevin Ceccon is ready for Zolder call

This time, the challenge is going to be in the fascinating Zolder track

Blancpain GT Series Kevin Ceccon is ready for Zolder callAfter Misano and Brands Hatch rounds, Kevin Ceccon is ready to contest the third week-end in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup season. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Sports insure Young Driver Initiative finalists confirmed

Final 10 young drivers chosen to face a social media public vote

Sports insure Young Driver Initiative finalists confirmedThe final 10 drivers in the Sports Insure Young Driver Initiative have been confirmed by Bute Motorsport, Sports Insure and United Autosports.

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May 31

WRC: R5 Corsa breaks cover

We take a closer look at the potential newcomer in a highly competitive market

This is the R5-specification Corsa that German company Holzer has developed with an eye on the WRC 2 support category in the FIA World Rally Championship.

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May 30

Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada: Serena Ryder to sing the National Anthem

The Toronto native launched her 7th and latest album titled Utopia last week

Serena Ryder - Olivia Malone 2-gpThe FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA is pleased to announce that internationally known singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has been invited to perform during the pre-race ceremonies on June 11th.

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May 30

SpeedMachine will form the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy from 2018 onwards

New RX track at Silverstone revealed as SpeedMachine tickets go on sale 

New RX track at Silverstone revealed as SpeedMachine tickets go on saleThe new rallycross circuit at Silverstone was unveiled at a media launch today as it was announced that tickets for the inaugural SpeedMachine Festival (25-27 May, 2018) went on sale. Tickets can be bought here. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

Mustang Sampling Racing ready for Detroit Grand Prix

Saturday (12:30 PM FS2 ET) Sprint for Chevrolet Grand Prix  

Mustang Sampling Racing ready for Detroit Grand PrixMustang Sampling Racing drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi are ready to hit the streets of Detroit this weekend as the 2014 and 2015 IMSA WeatherTech champions look to build on the podium momentum from their run to third place with the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R in Texas last month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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