Daily Archive: September 23, 2017

Sep 23

ELMS: Dragonspeed on pole for 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Dragonspeed Oreca was 0.375s ahead of the championship leading no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca of Ryo Hirakawa
2017-06-15-0002The no21 Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson of Ben Hanley secured the third pole of the 2017 season for the American team with the British driver posting a 2m02.457 lap around the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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Sep 23

Carter, Phillips steal Continental Tire Challenge GS Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

There’s a lot to celebrate this weekend for the No. 99 Automatic Racing camp at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Al Carter, making his fourth IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge start of the season in the Aston Martin Vantage, celebrated his birthday on Friday. Saturday, he picked up the Grand Sport (GS) class victory with co-driver Steven Phillips in the four-hour Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the Saturday headliner at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Overdue ST win comes for Kleinubing, Block in C360R Audi

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teammates Pierre Kleinubing and Roy Block, but the duo finally pulled out the Street Tuner (ST) victory Saturday evening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Austin Versteeg takes exciting overall and class win in Round 9 at Laguna Seca

“The whole race was dramatic” – Versteeg

An exciting, mad dash to the checkered flag in Friday’s race at Laguna Seca for Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America was in keeping with the intense action the North American series has been boasting all season long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Loren Beggs takes Seventh victory of theseason at Road America

“It was definitely a patience game” – Beggs

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA logoIn an unseasonably warm Autumn afternoon at Road America, 911 Design’s Loren Beggs charged up from a seventh-place starting position to take the overall victory and maintain his championship lead in Race 13 of the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

2017 Mazda MX-5 Cup Champion Patrick Gallagher closes out season with Eighth win

Robert Stout takes $50,000 rookie of the year prize at season finale

Patrick Gallagher put his stamp on the 2017 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season as the champion scored his eighth victory on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for Marquez

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for MarquezMovistar Yamahas split by Lorenzo at MotorLand after the reigning Champion slides out of contention for pole. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has taken pole position for the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, exactly a tenth of a second ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) at the front as compatriot and key title rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) tumbled out of contention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Wins for Di Amato, Froggatt, Hassid – Vittorie per Di Amato, Froggatt, Hassid

Ferrari Challenge Europe – Di Amato, Froggatt and Hassid win Race-1 at Silverstone

Silverstobne VIADaniele Di Amato, Chris Froggatt and Henry Hassid won the first races of the fifth round of the Ferrari Challenge Europe at Silverstone. The races took place during the Ferrari Racing Days, the main event of the European Corse Clienti season featuring appearances from the cars of F1 Clienti and the XX Programmes alongside the 488 Challenges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Joel Eriksson is back with two pole positions

Swedish driver Joel Eriksson (Motopark) had to wait for a while before he was fastest in qualifying for the fourth time this year

Joel Eriksson is back with two pole positionsIn Styria in Austria, it finally happened: at the 4.318 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, he came out on top in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and will be allowed to start the 26th race of the season from pole position as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Ekström celebrates his first win of the season at Spielberg

A clean sweep of the top three for Audi in the race on Saturday

Ekström celebrates his first win of the season at SpielbergEkström extends points lead. Number of title candidates remains large. Audi driver Mattias Ekström made a step towards winning the title in the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday: in the 15th race of the season, the Swede scored his first win of this year and extended his lead in the drivers’ standings to 28 points.

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Sep 23

Palmer: First 2017 F1 points ‘a weight off the shoulders’

Just 48 hours after it was confirmed Palmer would be dropped by Renault for 2018

2017-06-09-14-21-34_1650Jolyon Palmer has admitted that scoring his first points of the Formula 1 season in Singapore last weekend felt like “a weight off the shoulders”, but is determined to carry this good form through the final six rounds of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Callum Ilott wins at Red Bull Ring

Joel Eriksson and Maximilian Günther took the chequered flag in second and third place

Callum Ilott wins at Red Bull RingCallum Ilott (Prema Powerteam) started the ninth weekend of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.318 kilometres long Red Bull Ring with a victory.

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Sep 23

Formula V8 3.5: World Series set for end of the season testing days in Barhain

Formula Renault 3.5 cars ready for the End of Season Test Days on Monday 20th of November and Wednesday 22nd

Two days after the celebration of the final meeting in Barhein (17-18 November), RPM-MKTG, the Series promoter, is set to organize the End of Season Test Days on Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Tripleheader weekend set for NHMS

Whelen Mods, K&N Pro East and Pinty’s to make history In ’18

History will be made next September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1.058-mile speedway is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in history, a global cast of drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, PEAK Mexico and Whelen Euro series, and for the first time ever, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which has never previously held a race outside of Canada. The weekend is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 21-22 of 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

ELMS: Championship leaders out in front at Spa

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-06-15-0106The no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca07 was the quickest of the 35 cars taking part in Free Practice 2 for the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Consistency and stability for 2018

The official pre-season test will move back to Le Castellet in April

2018 European Le Mans SeriesThe 2018 European Le Mans Series calendar has been unveiled and, in a schedule that offers consistency and stability, features 4-hour races at the same six top class venues as this season, with two small revisions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Brandon Davis crushes previous record for GS Pole, Pierre Kleinubing captures historical Pole for Audi in ST

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240

Ahead of Saturday’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the final of two, four-hour races on the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge schedule this year, Brandon Davis will lead the Grand Sport (GS) class to green. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Jamie Green claims pole position at Spielberg (+video)

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg seems to suit Jamie Green

Jamie Green claims pole position at SpielbergAfter two fastest times in the free practice sessions, the Audi driver also secured pole position in qualifying for the race on Saturday. With a lap time of 1m21.973s, the Brit claimed the best starting grid position for the 15th DTM race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

WTCC: Update on Tiago Monteiro from the Castrol Honda WTCC team (updated)

Tiago Monteiro is home

Update on Tiago Monteiro from the Castrol Honda WTCC teamThe Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has issued a further statement on its driver and FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Patrick Gallagher scores Seventh Global Mazda MX-5 Cup victory  

Stout takes key podium in Rookie battle to move closer to $50,000 Mazda prize

DC0U9699After falling back in the pack at the start of the race, 2017 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires champion Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) edged his friend and former roommate Robby Foley (No. 54 Hooverspeed) for the victory by all of .510-seconds on Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

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