Daily Archive: October 6, 2017

Oct 06

RallyRACC Catalunya: Andreas Mikkelsen made a fairy tale start to his Hyundai career by leading RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España after Friday’s opening leg

Dream debut for Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC - Dream debut for Andreas MikkelsenMaking his debut for the Korean team after joining last month, Mikkelsen ended a captivating day with a 1.4sec advantage in his i20 World Rally Car over WRC leader Sébastien Ogier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Simpson Motorsport Ginetta wins first race of the Hankook 2x5H Spa-Francorchamps

Andreas Laskaratos took the chequered flag

The Simpson Motorsport Ginetta G57 (#3, Rik Breukers/Andreas Laskaratos/Ben Tuck) has won the first of the two races of the Hankook 2x5H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS.

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Oct 06

Rally Liepāja, 6-8 October pre-event press conference transcript (+video)

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 8 of 8

Present: Kajetan Kajetanowicz, LOTOS Rally Team, Bruno Magalhães, Reinis Nitišs, Neiksans Rally Sport, Kalle Rovanperä, Mārtiņš Sesks, LMT Autosporta Akadēmija, José Suárez, Peugeot Rally Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

F1600’s Kotyk wins Team USA Scholarship

“I couldn’t be more excited to represent the Team USA Scholarship” – Kotyk

Formula Race Promotions and F1600 Championship Series driver Jonathan Kotyk was announced as one of two winners of the 2017 Team USA Scholarship. The 23-year-old from Atlantic Beach, Florida, was one of six finalists, and will now travel to England to race in the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Mercedes-AMG Testteam HTP Motorsport on pole for the inaugural Hankook 12H Spa-Francorchamps

Five times DTM champion Bernd Schneider lapped the wet 7.004 kilometre circuit in 2:52.209 minutes

The Mercedes-AMG Testteam HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT4 (#84, Bernd Schneider/Indy Dontje/Jörg Viebahn) will start the Hankook 12H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS from pole position.

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc storms to Jerez pole

Championship leader claims 8 poles from 10  

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has resumed his normal service in this afternoon’s qualifying session by claiming his 8th pole position of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship season at the Circuito de Jerez, easily grabbing the top spot with a time of 1:24.682 late in the session to deny the honours to Luca Ghiotto and Sergio Sette Camara.

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Oct 06

GP3: Fukuzumi flies to pole in Jerez

Japanese driver grabs top spot at the flag

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix, Circuito de JerezNirei Fukuzumi has stolen pole with a last gasp lap in this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Circuito de Jerez, grabbing the top spot and stopping the clock at 1:30.678 after the flag dropped to claim his second pole position of the season ahead of teammates and title rivals Jack Aitken and George Russell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc leads the way in Jerez

Championship leader tops free practice

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has set the pace in the penultimate free practice session of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship this morning at the Circuito de Jerez, topping the timesheets on 1:25.452 halfway through the session before concentrating on race runs to claim the top spot ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and Nyck De Vries.

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Oct 06

Hamilton quickest as just five cars post times in rain-hit Suzuka FP2

Lewis Hamilton leads from Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez in a rain-hit FP2 that saw just five drivers post a lap time

Lewis Hamilton finished quickest in a largely washed out second Formula 1 practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday at Suzuka as just five cars took to the track to post lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix free practice report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Marcin Budkowski to join Renault Sport Racing Limited

Marcin Budkowski will oversee all chassis development and production activities.

Renault Sport Racing logo“There have been a lot of positive changes these last few months at Renault Sport Racing with an accelerated expansion at Enstone, the restructuring of our engine deployment from Viry with the supply of two top customer teams for 2018, three titles in a row in an increasingly competitive Formula E championship and other motor racing categories, and the arrival of new strategic partners”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

GP3: Russell leads the way in free practice

Series leader fastest in Jerez

GP3 - George Russell, ART Grand Prix, Circuito de JerezGeorge Russell has got his penultimate race weekend underway in fine style by topping free practice this morning at the Circuito de Jerez, grabbing the top spot halfway through the session and continuing to improve on his own time all the way to the flag to claim the honours by less than a tenth from ART teammates Jack Aitken and Anthoine Hubert.

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Oct 06

Kanaan joins Foyt in pairing of legendary Indy car names

Legend, meet legend.

Tony Kanaan, Eric Cowdin, and A.J. FoytTony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt, two of Indy car racing’s most iconic names, will join forces for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, AJ Foyt Racing announced today at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Indiana, next door to the team’s secondary race shop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

WTCC leader Monteiro: this crash hurt (updated)

Tiago Monteiro working hard on his recovery

WTCC leader Monteiro: this crash hurtFIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro has spoken for the first time about his testing crash at Circuit Barcelona-de Catalunya last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España: Tänak sets pace

Ott Tänak led SS1/2 after the opening two gravel speed tests on Friday morning

The Estonian was fastest in the Caseres special stage before claiming second quickest in the following Bot test to hold a 2.2sec advantage over Mads Østberg’s Ford Fiesta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Jerez offers paddock access for all

Don’t miss out on the discounts until October 9th

Circuito de Jerez will once again host the final European round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as fans could see three championships decided in Southern Spain. With the FIM Supersport World Championship, FIM Supersport 300 World Championship and European Superstock 1000 Championship battles all coming down to the wire, it is set to be a stunning weekend of racing battles. Read the rest of this entry »

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