Daily Archive: December 20, 2017

Dec 20

Renault Sport Academy end of season review

RSA End of Season Newsletter

Renault Sport Racing logoForeword from Cyril Abiteboul. Now in its second year, the Renault Sport Academy has gone from strength to strength. Our line-up of six young drivers started the season full of excitement and promise and a number of trophies and titles were brought back to Enstone. Additionally, the six have received intensive physical, technical and media training, becoming fully immersed in every aspect of a professional racing driver’s life.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

Sébastien Loeb back in WRC

French nine-time champion signs up for three stops in 2018 with Citroën

Teaser ImageWRC legend Sébastien Loeb will return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 with Citroën. Loeb, who won nine consecutive world titles between 2004 and 2012, will drive a C3 World Rally Car at three rounds – on Mexico’s gravel (8 – 11 March), on Corsica’s asphalt (5 – 8 April) and at Spain’s mixed surface fixture (25 – 28 October). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

P1 Motorsports announces 2018 Three-Car IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda lineup

Last season marked the team’s first year racing within IMSA in IPC

P1 Motorsports announced Wednesday its 2018 driver lineup, which expands to a Liger JS P3 three-car effort in the LMP3 class within the IMSA Prototype Challenge (IPC) series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

FIA World Motorsport Council approves 2018 CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook, cars and equipment shipped to Dubai

The 24H GT SERIES, the 24H TCE SERIES and the 24H PROTO SERIES will again have ‘FIA International Series’ status in 2018

During its most recent meeting in Paris earlier this month, the FIA World Motorsport Council approved the regulations of the 2018 CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook and the calendars of the various series for the upcoming season.

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Dec 20

Jeff Stone, Kelly-Moss Road and Race continue quest for positioning Young Drivers on a Championship Path

Stone and his Kelly-Moss team nabbed two championships this year

Kelly-Moss Road and Race targets fast start at Sebring Jeff Stone, President of Madison, Wisconsin-based Kelly-Moss Road and Race, is well known around the IMSA paddock for his talent for developing young drivers into champions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

Sage Murdoch to chase sports car ambitions with a Wolf GB08 in the Australian Prototype Series

The first round of the 2018 APS will be held with the Shannons Nationals on April 13-15

Open Wheel graduate Sage Murdoch will join the Australian Prototype Series in 2018, setting a pathway to racing at LeMans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

“They are playing with fire”, Marchionne repeats Ferrari quit threat

“I think that Ferrari has the strength to drag others as well to an alternative championship”

Sergio Marchionne- président Ferrari - photo nextgen-auto.comFerrari President Sergio Marchionne has repeated his threat of pulling the Italian manufacturer out of Formula 1 after 2020 if the future direction of the sport doesn’t match its ideals and has speculated it could set-up a rival championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

Enaam Ahmed joins Hitech GP for upcoming season

Jehan Daruvala to remain with Carlin for next year

Hitech GP has announced the signing of British talent Enaam Ahmed for their 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship campaign. Carlin has today confirmed that Jehan Daruvala will remain with the team for a second season racing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

Rossiter and Mako to test for TECHEETAH

The official rookie test day

With less than a month to go until Round Three of the FIA Formula E Championship in Marrakesh on January 13, TECHEETAH announced that British driver James Rossiter and Frederic Makowiecki will represent the team at the official rookie test in Marrakesh. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports to take on WeatherTech Championship with Saavedra, Yacaman

The team will field the No. 52 Ligier LM P2 machine in the Prototype class

Long-time open-wheel racing competitors AFS Racing have joined forces with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship veterans PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, and the combined effort – known as AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports – makes its WeatherTech Championship debut in January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

At the Nürburgring Wickens’s DTM career came full circle

Robert Wickens in a Q&A with DTM.com following his switch to the IndyCar Series

At the Nürburgring Wickens’s DTM career came full circleAfter six years, 84 races and six race wins Robert Wickens left DTM for good. The Canadian switches from the Mercedes-Benz DTM squad to the IndyCar series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

WTCC media vote Monteiro their driver of the year

Tiago Monteiro has been voted the driver of the year for 2017 by FIA World Touring Car Championship media

WTCC media vote Monteiro their driver of the yearThe Portuguese was on course to capture his maiden WTCC crown with two wins, five podiums and 200 points from the opening 12 races only to suffer serious injury in a high-speed testing crash in September. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

British GT: Optimum unveil Aston Martin GT3 assault for Haigh and two-time champion Adam

“It’s great to be joining Optimum Motorsport” – Adam

Optimum unveil Aston Martin GT3 assault for Haigh and two-time champion AdamOptimum Motorsport will return to the British GT Championship’s GT3 ranks in 2018 after confirming Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam aboard its new Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

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Dec 20

PTT announced as title sponsor of the Thailand GP

Thai energy giant to take top billing at the first ever MotoGP™ race weekend in Buriram

PTT announced as title sponsor of the Thailand GPDorna Sports is delighted to announce that Thai company PTT will title sponsor the Thailand GP in 2018, naming the exciting inaugural race weekend – set for the 5th to 7th October 2018 – the PTT Thailand Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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