Daily Archive: June 8, 2017

Jun 08

Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sainz and Kvyat go White Water Rafting

Rapid Rafters – Messing about on the Water

2017-06-08 - Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sainz and Kvyat go White Water RaftingIt’s a big weekend for Red Bull Racing in Montréal – but it wouldn’t be the Canadian Grand Prix if Daniel and Max didn’t start their residency with something to get the adrenaline pumping and the lawyers checking our liability insurance very carefully.

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Jun 08

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas meet the stars of VOLTA

The voltage ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix

2017-06-08 - Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas meet the stars of VOLTALewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas meet the stars of VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil’s newest show in Montreal, courtesy of team partner PUMA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Up to temperature: the Catalan GP, grip levels and layout

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

Up to temperature the Catalan GP, grip levels and layoutPre-Event Press Conference talks hot temperatures, low grip levels and the new final sector in Montmeló. It’s soon time for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, but ahead of race talk it was time for a little more tourism, with Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Pol Espargaró (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), EG 0,0 Marc VDS riders Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli and EG 0,0 rider Aron Canet heading to FC Barcelona Stadium Camp Nou for a tour to celebrate 25 years since the squad won their first European Cup at Wembley – as well as a quick kickaround on the pitch with some legendary players such as Jose Mari Bakero, Carles Rexach, Julio Alberto and Guillermo Amor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Martin Harvey at the Grand du Canada Porsche GT3 Cup race this weekend

Martin Harvey looking for a class podium finish this weekend at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Martin Harvey 135325Martin Harvey of Repentigny, Québec will compete this weekend in the IMSA Ultra 94 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge doubleheader in support of the 50th anniversary of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. The driver of the number 08 Wingho Racing Porsche sponsored by McDonald’s of Berthierville and Joliette, and Porsche Prestige of Montréal, is familiar with the legendary 4.361-km urban venue as he ran there in the 2012, 2013 and 2016 Porsche Cup races held on Ile Notre-Dame.

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Jun 08

Mopar CSBK series makes Grand Bend Motorplex debut this weekend

Action from the 2017 Mopar Canadian National Superbike Championship will be televised on Canada’s Sports Leader, TSN

Mopar CSBK logoThis weekend, June 9-11, the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship will make its inaugural visit to the picturesque southwestern Ontario resort town of Grand Bend, on the shores of Lake Huron, for Round 2 of the five-race National Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Petro-Canada Lubricants added as new partner for Honda Indy Toronto

PCLI is an established leader in lubricants with dedication to the highest quality and continued product and technology innovation

Honda Indy Toronto logoHonda Indy Toronto is proud to announce the addition of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (PCLI), one of North America’s largest lubricants businesses, as the official lubricant of the annual event scheduled for July 14-16 at Exhibition Place.

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Jun 08

FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams and drivers can again rely on fuel of series partner Aral

Aral continues to supply fuel for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

F3 - Aral continues to supply fuel for the FIA Formula 3 European ChampionshipFor all rounds held in the support programme of DTM, the participants will be provided with the high-performance fuel Aral Ultimate 102 free of charge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!In just 3 days the traditional scrutineering ceremony on Place de la République in the town centre of Le Mans will kick off the hectic Le Mans 24-Hours week on Sunday 11th June. Over a day and a half the 180 drivers and 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours will go through scrutineering and administrative checks.

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Jun 08

GP3 Drivers in Budapest for final test

Arden Motorsport 

GP3 Drivers in Budapest for Final TestThe 2017 GP3 Series season continued in Budapest for the fourth test. The drivers used this 2 day test to finalise preparations for the next round of the season, at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 7-9 July. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA: Flagworld.com live coverage – Wednesday

Flagworld.com report from the Canadian Grand Prix – Wednesday

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Several activities were scheduled for the small Flagworld team this Wednesday. It started with a visit to the Bell training center of the Canadiens in Brossard to see Valeria Bottas of the Mercedes team skating with NHL player Tom Byronfrom Montreal Canadiens and the famous Youppi, an institution in Montreal.

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Jun 08

McLaren has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘lost’ Honda

“Honda’s working very hard but they seem a bit lost” – Brown

McLaren has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘lost’ HondaMcLaren chief Zak Brown says Honda’s decision not to introduce an engine upgrade for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix came as a late surprise which could lead to its partnership deteriorating even further. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Support for talents on their way to the top

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship has established itself to be one of the best talent pools in the global motor-sport world

Currently, 16 of the 21 drivers on the grid of the FIA Formula One World Championship have Formula 3 experience under their belts. And six of them – Daniil Kvyat, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz, Lance Stroll, Max Verstappen and Pascal Wehrlein – worked their way up from the FIA Formula 3 European Championship to F1 in the past five years.

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Jun 08

Disney EMEA joins forces with Formula E for Cars 3

The first phase of the collaboration kicked-off at the Qatar Airways Paris ePrix on May 20

Disney EMEA and Formula E – the world’s first all-electric single-seater racing series – announced that they have teamed up to bring the hugely popular global franchise Disney∙Pixar’s ‘Cars’ to brand new audiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

The Porsche LMP works drivers reflect on the Le Mans 24-Hours

Success, defeat, moments – personal insights

2017-06-04-0284The six works drivers of the Porsche LMP Team have a tally of 37 entries between them in what is arguably the biggest car race in the world. Five of them have even taken overall victory. But it’s not only moments of glory that come in to their minds when they are reflecting on this gruelling marathon prior to their next appearance on June 17/18. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Barrichello Looks Forward to Le Mans Debut

The 45-year-old Brazilian holds the record for the most Formula One starts
Eleven-time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello will make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut on June 17 lining up alongside 1988 Le Mans winner Jan Lammers and Fritz Van Eerd in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class no29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217-Gibson.

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Jun 08

“Thinking about the title? I would be mad!”

Lucas Auer is the hero of the moment in DTM

“Thinking about the title? I would be mad!”In both race meetings, at Hockenheim and the Lausitzring, he won one of the two races. But although he holds a clear lead in the championship, the Austrian doesn’t waste a single thought on a possible title triumph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Rally Italia Sardegna: No promises from Mikkelsen

Norwegian remains low-key ahead of WRC return at Rally Italia Sardegna

WRC - Andreas MikkelsenWRC returnee Andreas Mikkelsen has imposed no targets on himself for his championship comeback in Italy this weekend. He returns to frontline action at Rally Italia Sardegna (8 – 11 June) in a Citroën C3. It is his first competitive outing in a new-generation 2017 World Rally Car after losing a full-time drive at the end of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Mark Webber gives the lowdown on the title fight between Sebastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville ahead of Rally Italia

“If I were Thierry, I would try not to be playing Sebastien on his reputation”

Sébastien Ogier, Rally France As Italy’s round of the World Rally Championship gets underway in Sardinia, the battle between four-time champion Sebastien Ogier and the pretender to his throne Thierry Neuville resumes, with the duo separated by just 22 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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