Daily Archive: November 8, 2017

Nov 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix

5 Drivers To Fight For Final Championship 4 Berth At Phoenix

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for its penultimate race of the season and the Playoffs Round of 8 cutoff event – Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Lando Norris excels in maiden sports-prototype test runs

United Autosports complete successful Paul Ricard test 

Britain’s rising single-seater star Lando Norris made a remarkable sports-prototype début by immediately setting very competitive lap times in his first-ever run in an LMP2 sportscar.

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Nov 08

Aprilia Racing in (RED) livery at the Valencia GP

The Italian MOTOGP bike dresses in red to support (RED) in its battle against AIDS

Aprilia Racing in (RED) livery at the Valencia GPThe Valencia GP, the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season, will have the Aprilia RS-GP machines racing in the “total red” livery of (RED), an association that has distinguished itself over the years for its commitment in the fight against diseases that represent one of the biggest problems of our time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Stewart-Haas Racing adds Aric Almirola to driver lineup

Almirola Will Pilot No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion Beginning in 2018

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion.

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Nov 08

Motorsport / Cannes / Red Bull Air Race 2018 calendar to include first-ever stop in France

Here’s a preview

Sonka in the racetrackIn 2018, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will make eight stops around the globe, featuring classic series destinations and exciting surprises like a premiere in Cannes – the first French race in the history of the sport.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Horner ‘very encouraged’ by 2021 F1 engine plans

“But I think the drivers are the biggest importance, teams or chassis secondary, and the engine tertiary.”

20170324-063Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is “very encouraged” by Formula 1’s early engine plans for the 2021 season as the sport’s bosses look to increase the sound of the power units while making them more affordable. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix preview

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 08

Felix Rosenqvist: tipped for the top? (+video)

He grabbed Mahindra’s first victory in Berlin

Despite his age, Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist’s mantlepiece isn’t exactly short of silverware. As 2015 FIA Formula 3 European champion, a two-time Masters of F3 and Macau Grand Prix victor and a three-time Formula Renault title winner, the young Swedish driver has been quick to forge an admirable reputation in single-seater racing circles.

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Nov 08

Tales from the paddock – Thomas Jäger: “We want to present our first customer teams with a fully developed car that is capable of winning right from the start”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe motorsport season promises two more big occasions next weekend, namely the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos and the 24-hour race on the Circuit of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

WEC: Bahrain Rookie Test entry list revealed

More detail on the Rookie Test will be issued in Bahrain

2017-05-05-0009A provisional entry list (below) for the official WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain has been released, revealing that 12 cars will be taking part in the five available hours of track time at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podium

Chilton has never landed a Macau podium

Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podiumTom Chilton is desperate to transfer previous strong street circuit form to Macau where he will continue his bid to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s WTCC Trophy next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

RX2 battle resumes in Cape Town

Behind Raymond in the points, there are battles for overall positions throughout the field

2017-08-06_1187France’s Cyril Raymond heads into the final round of the RX2 International Series at Cape Town in South Africa next weekend as the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s single-make support category Champion, the 2016 title-holder adding the 2017 crown to his list of accolades at the penultimate round in France.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

2018 WRC to launch at Autosport International

British show to host 2018 FIA World Rally Championship launch

Teaser ImageTeams to unveil new-season World Rally Cars at ‘Takeover Thursday’. All WRC drivers, co-drivers and team principals to attend. The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship will blast off with a high-profile launch at the Autosport International (11 – 14 January) show in Birmingham.

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Nov 08

Ducati call upon WorldSBK stars at EICMA

Italian factories premiere attracts attention from around the world

Thoughts are already turning to the 2018 season and with the world famous EICMA underway this week in Milan, Ducati were the first manufacturer to give a preview of their new motorcycles which will take the world by storm next year.

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