Daily Archive: August 4, 2017

Aug 04

Simpson throws down late flyer to lead Prototype Practice at Road America

“It’s always nice to end a practice P1”

While the team heads into Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase still looking for its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race victory, Stephen Simpson and the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports team might be carrying the most momentum of anybody in the Prototype class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Block eager to continue good form at #canadarx

Twelve months ago, Block was set to qualify for the final at Trois-Rivieres but hit a barrier in his semi-final

2017-08-04_0545America’s Ken Block has qualified for the semi-finals at every FIA World Rallycross Championship event so far in 2017, and starts the race closest to his Park City home this weekend in Canada.

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Aug 04

Bouffier heads ERC Rally Rzeszow victory battle

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8

Bryan Bouffier is on course for a fifth Rally Rzeszow victory following a dramatic start to Poland’s round of the FIA European Rally Championship today. But with 35 seconds covering the top five drivers with six stages remaining, the battle for first place is finely balanced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Kick off at  the first weekend in Trois-Rivières

The activity took place on the football field of the Gothics of the secondary school of the Pionnier

2017-08-04_0168It was around 11:30 am on Friday morning that the drivers of the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship met with players from the Montreal Alouettes for a joint promotional initiation activity.

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Aug 04

BTCC heads north of the border

Scotland’s epic Knockhill Circuit the setting for Rounds 19, 20 and 21

BTCC heads north of the borderThe Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads north of the border for its annual pilgrimage to Scotland and Fife’s Knockhill Circuit next weekend (12-13 August), with reigning champion Gordon Shedden set to be backed by a passionate home support. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

New challenges and a new venue await the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama in the 2018 season schedule

Eight Venues and 16 Races Set For Popular One-Make Series

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoThe 2018 season of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama will be contested on eight of America’s most iconic, challenging road courses, including one circuit that will be making its long-awaited return to the schedule after eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Dovizioso makes a late lunge to dominate Day 1

Italian quickest as actions opens in Brno, Ducati debut radical new fairing

Dovizioso makes a late lunge to dominate Day 1Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) shot to the top of the combined timesheets on Friday at the Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceské republiky, going fastest at the end of FP2 by almost four tenths after a late lunge for P1. Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was his closest challenger, with Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) in hot pursuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

F1 team tech chiefs not expecting ‘huge tricks’ with Halo aero

“The definition isn’t finally issued yet so we don’t exactly know what opportunities we’ll have”

Technical bosses from a number of Formula 1 teams are not expecting to gain any noticeable aerodynamic performance through the fairings that will be added to the ‘Halo’ cockpit device upon its introduction in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Gateway’s smooth new surface has drivers itching to race

If early impressions prove correct, Gateway Motorsports Park is ready for a grand return to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Helio CastronevesEight drivers, one representing each of the eight fulltime entrants currently racing in the series, tested at the 1.25-mile oval, which underwent a complete repave this summer.

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Aug 04

Successful F1 test for Nikita Mazepin and Lando Norris

At the test held at the Hungaroring

As part of the second official Formula One mid-season test, current FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers Lando Norris (Carlin) and Nikita Mazepin (Hitech Grand Prix) were offered the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car.

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Aug 04

IMSA, VP Racing Fuels commit to long-term extension of partnership

The company will continue to fuel IMSA race cars for the foreseeable future

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has been fueling race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since its inception in 2014 and has fueled several other International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned series for the past several years as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

WRC: “There is still a chance” – Latvala

56 points off the lead

Despite this year’s championship fight looking increasingly like a duel between Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville, fourth-placed Jari-Matti Latvala refuses to give up his title hopes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Kupec Jr hoping for brotherly advice ahead of ERC Junior debut

Radomír Kupec follows in the wheel tracks of older brother Karel

Czech joins Klausz and Wagner as new ERC Junior U27 recruit. Initial three-event campaign gets underway on Rally Rzeszow.  Radomír Kupec will be counting on advice from older brother Karel when he makes his FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship debut on Rally Rzeszow, which takes place in southeast Poland from 3-5 August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Shuhei Nakamoto joins Dorna Sports as special advisor

Former HRC Vice President to take on new role within Dorna Sports

Shuhei Nakamoto joins Dorna Sports as special advisorShuhei Nakamoto has joined Dorna Sports as a special advisor; the former HRC vice president will take on a role in the management and organisation of the company’s Talent Promotion department together with Alberto Puig – including the Asia Talent Cup, British Talent Cup and the European Talent Cup.

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Aug 04

Sykes back on top at Donington Park

WorldSBK race in memory of Hayden

UK WorldSBK marked an emotional weekend for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as the paddock mourned the tragic loss of Nicky Hayden, who lost his life in a training accident just weeks before. Leaving a massive hole in the paddock and an irreplaceable character, the Pata UK Round was all about racing to honour Hayden and do what he did best – race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Pirelli Motorsport Belgian Grand Prix selected sets per driver

Belgian Grand Prix: 25-27 August, 2017

2017-08-04 - Pirelli Motorsport Belgian Grand Prix selected sets per driverThe FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps, 25-27 August). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

ERC Rally Rzeszow pre-event press conference transcript

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8

Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August. Present: Luca Rossetti, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, Mads Østberg, Adapta Motorsport, Kajetan Kajetanowicz, LOTOS Rally Team, Grzegorz Grzyb, RUFA Sport, Aleks Zawada, MSZ Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Meet Team USA Candidate David Osborne

The Team Pelfrey driver is in his first season in car racing

Meet Team USA Candidate David OsborneComing out of karting, and has already visited the top step of the podium in F1600 Championship competition, driving the No. 82 Team Pelfrey Mygale/Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Reflections on an epic Silverstone Classic

Reflecting on another record-breaking event

2017-07-30This time last week we were ramping-up for the 27th edition of the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival… and what an event it was!

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Aug 04

Remembering Angel Nieto

Angel Nieto (1947-2017)

Remembering Angel NietoLooking back at the life and achievements of one of Spain’s most legendary motorcyclists. Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto sadly passed away on August 3rd, succumbing to injuries sustained in a quad bike accident in Ibiza in late July. A true giant of the sport in Spain and on the world stage, the Champion from Zamora will be deeply missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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