Daily Archive: August 24, 2017

Aug 24

Fifty years ago, Jack Brabham won the first Canadian Grand Prix

This Sunday August 27, back in 1967

BRABHAM_1967-Rotondo (002)This weekend, Formula 1 resumes its 2017 season at the Belgian Grand Prix, which will be held this coming Sunday August 27. On that same day, exactly fifty years ago, seventeen drivers, including six who had already been or would become F1 World Champions, settled onto the starting grid at the Mosport track in Ontario.

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Aug 24

Casio release latest EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition Watch

Special Design Based on Feedback from Racing Team Members

2017-08-24 - Casio release latest EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition WatchScuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Casio Computer Co., Ltd. released today a new addition to the EDIFICE line of metal sport watches, which combine dynamic design with advanced technology.

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Aug 24

Alex Tagliani to race in Shanghai this weekend

For Rounds 5 & 6 of the FRD LMP3 Series in Shanghai

Ligier no 20 in ShanghaiCanadian driver Alex Tagliani returns to China this weekend to compete in Rounds 5 and 6 of the FRD LMP3 Series (Le Mans Prototype 3) which will be held at Shanghai International Circuit, a Formula 1 grade racetrack.

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Aug 24

“Faster than last year”: riders ready to take on Silverstone

Pre-Event Press Conference kicks off the Octo British Grand Prix as Round 12 is go

Pre-Event Press Conference kicks off the Octo British Grand Prix as Round 12 is goTalk focused on the challenge of the long, fast Silverstone Circuit, and a few questions about the weather – as always when touching down for the British GP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Test of new MotoGP™ bike swap procedure

British Talent Cup riders take to the stage at Silverstone

Silverstone Pre-Event British Talent meets...British Talent!Trial of new bike swap procedure to take place following MotoGP FP2. There are some small changes to Friday’s schedule at the Octo British Grand Prix: the MotoGP™ grid will test a new bike swap procedure for flag-to-flag races at the end of their FP2 session. Moto2™ FP2 will therefore begin ten minutes later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Cetilar Villorba Corse ready for the 4 Hours of Le Castellet

ELMS

2017-06-15-0196Italian team heads to France to take part in the fouth round of the European Le Mans Series (August 25-27) with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Belicchi on the #47 Dallara P217 Gibson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Silverstone Pre-Event: British Talent meets…British Talent!

Octo British Grand Prix

Silverstone Pre-Event British Talent meets...British Talent!British stars of the paddock meet the riders who will be lining up in the British Talent Cup in 2018. Ahead of the Octo British Grand Prix, the newly-selected British Talent Cup riders had something further to celebrate as they met the paddock’s British talent – Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing), Sam Lowes (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Tarran Mackenzie (Kiefer Racing) and John McPhee (British Talent Team). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Bourdais returning to race this weekend at Gateway

Bourdais made an amazing recovery from the injuries and was cleared to drive by Dr. Geoffrey Billows

Sebastien BourdaisDale Coyne Racing announced that Sebastien Bourdais will return to drive the team’s No. 18 Honda this weekend at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline, less than 14 weeks after the four-time Indy car champion suffered hip and pelvic fractures when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 qualifications attempt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

FIA Formula 2 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium preview

2017 FIA Formula 2 Round 8 Preview

2017 Round 8 preview: Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumRound 8 sees the teams arrive at the fabled Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium fresh and recharged from their summer break and ready to get racing again for the second half of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

GP3 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium preview

2017 GP3 Series Round 5 Preview

2017 Round 5 Preview: Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumRound 5 of the 2017 GP3 Series sees the grid return from the summer break to race at the fabled Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Formula V8 3.5: The Title countdown in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 will begin with the first 2017 overseas round in Mexico City

Mexico City opens the title bid

Alfonso Celis Jr. and Diego Menchaca, both Mexicans and paired in Fortec Motorsport, will race in front of their fans, battling against one of the most competitive fields in the World Series, with Matevos Isaakyan and SMP Racing by AVF in the lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Post-Event Penalty Report: Riverside

Kevin Lacroix penalised for Intentionally wrecking another vehicle

2017-08-13_1055Lacroix crossed the finish line and made hard contact with Labbe as they were on deceleration lap.

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Aug 24

“After all, the work in the garages still is executed by human beings”

The reigning champion could have left the Netherlands as one of the big winners of the weekend

But in the end, he was disqualified after his win in the Sunday race. During the after-the-race scrutineering, the scrutineers detected that the tank of his BMW didn’t contain the required amount of fuel – and 25 championship points vaporised. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Paul Ricard revisited for the Inter Europol Competition team

European Le Mans Series 

Inter Europol Monza Test 2017-03This weekend (25-27 August) the Inter Europol Competition team will join the ELMS for the fourth round of the season at Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Like brother, like brother: Julian Wagner commits to ERC Junior

Austrian chooses ERC Junior Under 27 to gain international experience

Julian Wagner will follow in the wheel tracks of his older brother Simon when he steps up from national to international level by contesting the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

World champion Sébastien Ogier has given the clearest hint yet that he will stay in the WRC in 2018

Ogier on his future

His future has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. The rumour mill went into overdrive at last weekend’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland about where he will drive next year or whether he could retire. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Rossi makes history: 300 premier class starts

Nine-time World Champion will become the first rider to hit the milestone

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has broken many a record during his career, and at Silverstone it will be time to make history once again: the ‘Doctor’ will be lining up for his record 300th premier class start. No other rider in history has reached that number – and the rider from Tavullia shows no sign of slowing down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

2018 British Talent Cup Riders Announced

British Talent Cup class of 2018 decided at Silverstone Selection Event

The wait is now over, and the class of 2018 for the first ever British Talent Cup has been decided! 22 young riders have been selected to line up next season, after a full day of track action for the almost 100 hopefuls who traveled to Silverstone for the Selection Event. Read the rest of this entry »

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