Daily Archive: October 12, 2017

Oct 12

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finale

Flying Bulls helicopter pilot Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz joined the action

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finaleOverall leader Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic led his World Championship rivals Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Pete McLeod of Canada for a flight over the final stop of the Red Bull Air Race season at the USA’s holy grail of motorsport.

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Oct 12

Green Savoree Racing Promotions and INDYCAR announce 2018 Race at Portland International Raceway

“As a young man, I had the opportunity to attend the Indy 500” – Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logoGreen Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) and INDYCAR announced collaboratively with City of Portland leaders a Verizon IndyCar Series race at Portland International Raceway scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Chile welcomes Formula E for first time on streets of Santiago

Fully-electric Formula E cars to race along Avenue Santa Maria and Parque Forestal on February 3

The fully-electric Formula E car hit the streets of Santiago for the first time today as the Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet welcomed the electric street racing series ahead of the inaugural Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix on February 3 – round four of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Travels To Talladega

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs travel to the second race of the Round of 12 – Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Oct 12

Reserve your 2018 Le Mans 24-Hours weekend from 17th October onwards!

Ticket office open for ACO Club members on Tuesday 17th October at 10:00

Denys BeaudinNow is the time to start preparing for your week packed with festivities and motor racing at the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours. Open for the general public on Friday 20th October at 10:00. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

“Everybody will attack”: title contenders ready for Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Everybody will attack title contenders ready for MotegiA minimoto showdown prefaces the Press Conference for the Japanese GP. Ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, action first got underway on Thursday with a Minimoto showdown in Mobi Park in Motegi, with Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) teaming up with some local children and swapping their usual steeds for electric mini bikes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Hasegawa: Cutting F1 engine numbers increases costs

Manufacturer has to invest heavily in research and development

Honda’s Yusuke Hasegawa says the FIA’s plan to cut the number of permitted engine elements down to three per season will achieve the opposite effect of its desired outcome by raising costs in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

WEC: The 2017 6 Hours of Fuji preview

The weather forecast is rather dismal at this point with an almost 100% chance of rain

FujiLike every year since the inception of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), the competitors will head to Fuji and the Toyota circuit to participate in the six-hour race, the seventh of nine rounds on the 2017 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud complete Acura Team Penske IMSA lineup

Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018.

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Oct 12

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018

Full LMP2 programme for 18-year-old with United Autosports

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018United Autosports have confirmed that Phil Hanson will join their race team for 2018, racing in a number of high-profile events with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Loeb second on Rallye du Maroc

In preparation for competing on the Dakar Rally in January

2017-08-04_0559Less than a week after confirmation that he will continue to race with Peugeot in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy next season [read here], France’s Sebastien Loeb finished second on Rallye du Maroc.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Camier makes switch to Honda for 2018

British rider joins Japanese manufacturer

Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) is set to make the move to join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team for 2018, taking on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with the Dutch-based squad after three full seasons with MV Agusta.

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