Daily Archive: December 5, 2017

Dec 05

Testing begins for 56th Rolex 24 at DAYTONA

Cars in Three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Classes Gather at DIS for Two-Day Test

IMSA TestingRound one of testing for the 56th Rolex 24 at DAYTONA began Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway with sports cars in three separate classes taking to the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the season-opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race on Jan. 27-28. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Formula Race Promotions and USAC Racing announce contract extension

Formula Race Promotions and USAC Racing announce contract extension

USAC Racing LogoAfter a successful first year together in 2017, Formula Race Promotions (FRP) and the United States Auto Club (USAC Racing) will extend their sanctioning agreement for the 2018 seasons of the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series. The seasons open at Road Atlanta, April 20-22 and continue with stops at Watkins Glen, VIR, Mid-Ohio, Pittsburgh and Summit Point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Prodrive and Msa Chairman David Richards CBE to deliver Watkins lecture

Latest news from Autosport International and The Performance Car Show

LogoFormer World Rally Championship-winning co-driver and Prodrive Chairman, David Richards CBE, will deliver the Motorsport Safety Fund Watkins Lecture on Friday 12th January at Autosport International.

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Dec 05

Lima: The reunion

Dakar 2018

On Monday, one month prior to the start, Étienne Lavigne presented the 2018 Dakar during a press conference in Lima. Numerous actions concerning safety and the protection of the heritage and the environment have been validated by the Peruvian authorities.

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Dec 05

Changes to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and FIM Supersport World Championship regulations

Changes to the Regulations for 2018

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Rezsö Bulcsu (FIM CCR Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), Steve Aeschlimann, Fabio Muner, Charles Hennekam, Scott Smart and Paul Duparc (FIM), in the presence of Messrs Daniel Carrera (WorldSBK Executive Director), Gregorio Lavilla (WorldSBK Sporting Department Director), in a meeting held in the FIM Headquarters in Mies, on 29 November, made the following changes for the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike & FIM Supersport World Championships Regulations:

 

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Dec 05

Entries filling up fast as RX2 on Ice picks up speed

Sky-high interest for biggest-ever ice racing rallycross series

Entries may only have opened at the end of last week, but the inaugural RX2 on Ice series has already attracted significant interest – with places filling fast ahead of the motorsport story of the traditional winter ‘off-season’.

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Dec 05

Cosmo and Byrne Take Commanding Asian Le Mans Series Victory at Fuji International Speedway

The race win moved the two American racers to the top of the provisional LMP3 point standings

This past weekend, after four hours of hard fought racing at Fuji International Speedway, Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne battled forward from fifth place in the early stages of the 4 hour race to score a breakthrough LMP3 victory for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport.
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Dec 05

Formula 1 and Pirelli: All the numbers from 2017 season

Our 2017 tyres achieved all the targets established at the beginning of the season

PirelliFrom a record-breaking season, we have collected some record-breaking numbers. Formula 1 introduced some radical new technical regulations this year, which resulted in the fastest cars ever seen in the history of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Kubica: I’ve proven I’m ready

Robert Kubica feels he’s proven he’s capable of a Formula 1 comeback in 2018 as he awaits a decision from Williams

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,The Polish driver completed 128 laps in total for Williams during the two-day Abu Dhabi tyre test last week in the team’s FW40 while setting the fastest outright lap by the team with a 1m 39.85s – quicker than Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

The Sauber F1 Team accelerates 3D-metal printing

“In manufacturing industry technology there is a sense of revolution”

2017-12-05 - The Sauber F1 Team accelerates 3D-metal printingThe Sauber F1 Team and its Technology Partner, Additive Industries, launched the MetalFAB1 3D-metal printing machine in the new production facility at the Hinwil headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Sato, Borg-Warner Trophy center of attention on Honda thanks day in Japan

More than 20,000 fans came for the daylong event to the facility that hosted Indy car racing from 1999 to 2011.

Takuma SatoJust a week after the Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in the United States, Honda Japan honored its drivers, including 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil winner Takuma Sato, at the Honda Racing THANKS DAY on Sunday at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

GP3: ART Grand Prix signs Callum Ilott

Ferrari Academy driver joins ART for 2018

ART Grand Prix signs Callum IlottART Grand Prix has signed British rising star Callum Ilott to drive for the team in the 2018 GP3 championship. The announcement comes just weeks after the 19 year old, who took a dominant win of Macau’s Qualification Race at the FIA F3 World Cup, was confirmed as the first-ever British member of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA).

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Dec 05

Audi not to appeal against decision to disqualify Abt

Audi has decided not to appeal against the disqualification of Daniel Abt in Hong Kong

The German had won the second race of the double-header weekend in Hong Kong, but was retrospectively excluded from the classification due to a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport of the car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Ryan Newman ready to ride RCR, new Chevrolet to Victory Lane in 2018

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Ryan Newman has advanced to the Championship 4 during his tenure with Richard Childress Racing, but he had never won a race with the organization entering 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

December test at Daytona to provide first glimpse of 2018 season

December test is not open to the public

The symphony of sports car sounds once again will be heard over the next two days at Daytona International Speedway with a two-day test including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Huff on Muller’s WTCC return: He’s a pain but it brought back nice memories

Huff spent all 10 laps of the Opening Race in Qatar on Friday night trying to depose Muller of sixth place

Huff on Muller’s WTCC return: He’s a pain but it brought back nice memoriesRob Huff relished battling for position with Yvan Muller in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season finale, even though the Frenchman did him no favours in his efforts to progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

British GT drivers win prestigious BRDC Awards

Parfitt Jnr and Morris claim John Cobb Memorial Trophy

British GT drivers win prestigious BRDC AwardsTregurtha and Middleton named Henry Surtees Trophy winners. Two international awards for Adam. The achievements of this season’s British GT champions, as well as an out-going title winner, were recognised at the BRDC Awards in London where Rick Parfitt Jnr, Seb Morris, Will Tregurtha, Stuart Middleton and Jonny Adam became the latest recipients of some very special silverware. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

RX represented at Essen, Andros Trophy & Autosport Show

Last weekend

DriverEven though the FIA World Rallycross Championship finished at the final round in South Africa in November, teams and drivers continue to be busy both behind the scenes and at events in the lead up to Christmas.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Mikkelsen masters Monza

The Norwegian won the Masters’ Show in a 2016-specifiation Hyundai i20 World Rally Car

Andreas Mikkelsen was crowned Master of Monza after a winning finale to his season alongside Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville at the Italian race circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Rule changes and new raceplane intensify Red Bull Air Race excitement for 2018

The second competition category in the Red Bull Air Race

The New Edge for ChallengersChanges to rules and regulations for the elite Master Class and the Challenger Class will make the Red Bull Air Race even more intense in 2018. Plus – for the first time since the Challenger Cup was introduced in 2014 – the feeder class for the World Championship is changing aircraft: from an Extra 330LX to a swift, powerful Edge 540 V2. Read the rest of this entry »

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