Monthly Archive: June 2009
Kubica is already using his fifth engine
The 2009 season is not quite at its mid point, but BMW’s Robert Kubica is already more than half-way through his allocation of eight engines. The Pole had an engine failure during Friday practice at Silverstone recently, but what was less well known is that the V8 unit’s fresh replacement also had to be changed the following day.
Octane Motorsport back on-track July 10-11-12 for INDY car Grand Prix of Toronto
Alain Lauzière, driver of the Octane Motorsport MINI Cooper S, captured win number 3 this year in the Touring class, part of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship, during the event disputed at the ICAR circuit in Mirabel, Québec on Saturday June 27, 2009.
The Japanese cars dominated the final of the third DTC round
James Thompson managed to maintain his points lead in the Danish Touringcar Championship, when for the second championship round in a row he won the prestigious final at Jyllandsringen, where his main opponent turned out to be team-mate Per Poulsen, driving a similar Honda Accord.
Some comments from participants and managers after the Poland rally
This has been the best rally of the season so far. The roads here are fast and narrow and the crowds provided a superb atmosphere. It’s the first time I have won two consecutive rallies and it has put me into the lead of the championship ahead of my home rally in Finland. – Hirvonen
With double triumph at Donington
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) pulled off another amazing double triumph in the ninth round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship in front of 61,000 spectators at Donington Park. The Texan has now reduced the 48 point gap at the top of the table to 14 from Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox), who crashed in race 2, picking up a broken vertebra in the process.
Kevin Lacombe finished third on the Team Toyota Yamaha / OTSFF Yamaha YZF-R1
Saskatoon’s Brett McCormick passed Jordan Szoke two turns from the finish to win Sunday’s third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, presented by Turple Bros. Ltd. and Suzuki, at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park.
No news, reports or results from the Grand Prix de Mirabel or the CCTC Sunday evening at 8.45pm
Flagworld’s only representative at Mirabel today was our young friend and photographer Yanick Gougeon who posted his Sunday album early this evening. It is with one of his podium photo that we could find out who were the winners today as we have not received any information from the Series and/or the Mirabel Grand Prix.
Grand Prix de Mirabel photos album
Teenager becomes youngest winner in Cup history
Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the Cup Series on Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The precocious 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down earlier in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and won in his 20th Sprint Cup start.
Scott Dixon headed a Target Chip Ganassi 1-2 in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway
Dixon and Dario Franchitti made the most of early exits for both their Penske rivals. Dixon completed the 300 laps just three tenths ahead of Franchitti as another IndyCar Series race proved just how hard it has become to pass with the current spec of Dallara-Honda, but the Scot should have been first across the line, having been caught out by the timing of one of the race’s four accident-inspired cautions.
Next race of Euroseries 3000 in Donington on the 2nd of August
The 24-years-old English Ben Hanley won race-2 in Magny-Cours at his debut in Euroseries 3000. The Fisichella Motorsport International driver beat at the chequered flag by just 9 tenths of a second his team mate Fabio Onidi, who led the race for the first five laps.
Two dominant wins in a row for young German
Tobias Hegewald has won his second race of the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, after another superb lights-to-flag victory this afternoon (Sunday). The German driver got a good start and went on to extend his lead by around half a second per lap; he eventually won the race by more than seven seconds. Andy Soucek claimed second place after seeing off the attentions of Robert Wickens midway through the 15 lap contest.
Bruno Spengler second is now second in the Championship
Jamie Green denied Audi its first victory at the Norisring since 2002 with a dramatic pass on Timo Scheider on the penultimate lap in a thrilling finish at the German street circuit.
BP Ford Abu Dhabi Team driver Mikko Hirvonen has won his second consecutive WRC event
By claiming victory on the brand new Rally Poland, round eight of the World Rally Championship, the momentous win, the ninth of his career, promoted Hirvonen, 28, into the lead of the drivers’ championship standings with a one point lead over Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb; the man who has won the title for the last five years.
Mosley said F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone must also be enraged
Peace arrived last Wednesday, but the declaration was too soon: formula one is almost back at war. On one side, Max Mosley is stridently threatening to tear up the accord with rebel FOTA teams if its leader Luca di Montezemolo does not retract comments made in the wake of their Paris handshake.
Next stop north of the border in Fraserville, ON at Kawartha Speedway for the Summer Sizzler 200
John Donahue dominated the White Mountain 150 American-Canadian stock car race at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH. Donahue earned the pole starting position after receiving a plus 7 in the ACT Tour’s plus-minus handicap system. No one could keep up with the blistering pace he set as he led every lap of the event and lapped all but the top ten.
“Initially, I benefited from the collision of my two team-mates” -Vietoris
For the second time in a row, Christian Vietoris (Mücke Motorsport) has managed to win a Formula 3 Euro Series race on Sunday. At the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring, the 20-year old German claimed victory from Jean Karl Vernay (Signature) and Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix).
First success for Bonami (Bull racing) ahead of Crestani (TP500 Formula)
Marco Bonanomi took his first win of the season in Euroseries 3000 at Magny-Cours. The Bull Racing500 driver, started from the front row beside Fabrizio Crestani who started on pole, in the end managed500 to stay ahead of TP Formula’s Italian, who took the second place in France.
Nick Wittmer still leads CCTC championship
Following the Mosport race last weekend, the CCTC management disqualified brothers Nigel and Nicholas Krokorian and they did not show up at ICAR for the first presentation of the Mirabel Grand Prix today.
Our photos album Saturday
The Brantford, Ont. racer turned a lap at one minute, 15.126 seconds
Jordan Szoke ended Brett McCormick’s run of pole positions in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Race City Motorsport Park on Saturday. The Brantford, Ont. racer turned a lap at one minute, 15.126 seconds around the 3.2km (2.0-mile) course on his Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-10R during the Pirelli SuperPole session to earn his first $500 Inside Motorcycles Pole Position Award of the 2009 season.
“My start wasn’t very good, but my restart after the safety car was all the better” – Bianchi
The first race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring, which was marked by an interruption due to rain, brought victory for Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix) from Alexander Sims (Mücke Motorsport) and Stefano Coletti (Prema Powerteam).
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