Daily Archive: October 26, 2009

Oct 26

Creten sweeps Montreal Monster Spectacular

First Canadian backflip by Larry Quick, a real crowd pleasure!

The 2009 Monster Spectacular at Olympic Stadium is in the books and wouldn’t you know it, Jimmy Creten sweeps again! It was an incredible event in Montreal as twelve trucks competed in racing and freestyle and Larry Quick attempted to perform the first ever backflip in Canada.

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Oct 26

Soucek tops Barcelona test day

Champion fastest at home circuit ahead of Pavlović and Wickens

Andy Soucek finished the official Formula Two test day at the top of the timesheets today (Monday 26 October) having set a blistering 1:38.910s lap time at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Trident Racing complete successful Abu Dhabi test

Trident Racing is now preparing for the Asia Series’ grand opening

Trident RacingTrident Racing spent a great couple of days at Abu Dhabi, preparing for the third edition of the GP2 Asia Series. The Italian squad, as well as drivers Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Plamen Kralev, discovered the new track built around the Yas Marina, set to host its inaugural races next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Rossi asks Ferrari for another F1 test

“I have already asked Domenicali via text if I can have another test”

Rossi championValentino Rossi has asked Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali for another test at the wheel of the famous team’s formula one car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Lewis wows 600 Vodafone customers at McLaren Technology Centre

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people here” – Hamilton

McLaren Technology CentreThe quiet and industrious hum of the McLaren Technology Centre’s central boulevard is rarely punctuated by excessive noise or crowding – but both visited on Friday night, and transformed Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ UK base into a bustling assembly of enthusiastic fans from across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

DTM: Quotes from the Mercedes-Benz drivers

After the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg race

“I am very happy to have achieved my fourth win of the season and I thank my team – again they gave me a perfect car. Unfortunately, I missed the championship win by five points, but I want to congratulate Timo Scheider, he was more consistent and deserved to win.” – Paffett Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Zircotec flexible ceramic coating goes on show to motorsport professionals for the first time

“Zircoflex is revolutionising the use of ceramic-based thermal barriers across numerous motorsport applications”

ZicoflexVisitors to the Professional Motorsport World show will be able to view Zircotec’s new flexible ceramic heat shield and hear about its potential for dramatic heat reduction in motorsport applications.

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Oct 26

ART Grand Prix line up for GP2 Asia in Abu Dhabi

Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson

ART Grand Prix are pleased to announce that Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson will drive for the team in the upcoming testing session at the Abu Dhabi circuit this weekend ahead of the opening race of the GP2 Asia series that will get underway the following week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Busch’s NASCAR team plays down USF1 rumours

Busch is under lucrative contract to Joe Gibbs Racing until the end of next year

2009-08-06_0022A NASCAR team spokesman has played down reports linking the American driver Kyle Busch with a move in 2011 to the new formula one outfit USF1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Hamilton would welcome Button as teammate

“He’ll be a tough competitor next year — whether at Brawn or Mercedes”

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 04Lewis Hamilton insists he wouldn’t mind sharing a garage in 2010 with F1′s new world champion Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Silverstone can sign GP deal on Tuesday – Ecclestone

Ecclestone insists he is not prepared to agree a “cut price” British grand prix deal

Tuesday is the day on which Donington’s grand prix contract could be formally terminated, according to Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Founder angry new F1 teams ‘disturb’ Sauber plans

“They do not have to prove anything and yet they disturb our plans for next season”

Peter Sauber has expressed anger that the future of the Hinwil based formula one team he founded in the early 90s is currently in serious peril. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Abu Dhabi return for Glock ’90pc’ certain – manager

Glock is scheduled to have medical tests to assess his return to fitness

2009-04-18 - Toyota - Timo Glock 02The chance that Timo Glock will be fit to return to the wheel of his Toyota in Abu Dhabi this weekend is “90 per cent”, according to the German driver’s manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi’s place in history – so far

This is where Valentino Rossi sits

In Motorcycle Grand Prix history which began in 1949, after winning his seventh 500cc/MotoGP crown in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Italian raced in 125cc from 1996-1997, 250cc from 1998-1999 and 500cc/MotoGP from 2000 to present… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Sir Jack Brabham honoured with re-enactment

Three-time F1 World champion Sir Jack Brabham thrilled by tribute at Surfers Paradise

Matthew Brabham, grandchild of three-time F1 World Champion Sir Jack, completed a lap of the Surfers Paradise street circuit in a Cooper T51 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s first world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Jim Russell: LeDuc doubles up as Championship Chase continues

Nick LeDuc won both rounds of the penultimate event of the 2009 season at Infineon Raceway

Nic LeDuc (center)

Nic LeDuc (center)

Nic LeDuc, of Novato, Ca., enjoyed a perfect weekend of Jim Russell Championship Series racing recently, taking the victory in Rounds 13 and 14.

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Oct 26

DTM: Quotes from the Audi drivers

After the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg race

“My start was very good. After that, it was a feast for my eyes to watch how Gary (Paffett) and Eki wrestled with each other. They really went all out in their duel. With a little more courage I might have squeezed myself into the leading position, but that seemed too risky to me. That’s why I restrained myself and tried to keep everything that produces performance intact on the car.” – Scheider Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

First ever Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sold out

The Chance to Make Formula 1 History for Drivers Vying to Win at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit, the organisers of the first ever Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix announced that the event is sold out. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Ocean Racing Technology finds good pace in Abu Dhabi

Fabio Leimer best rookie of GP2 Asia test

Ocean Racing Technology concluded its second and final day of testing ahead of the season opening round of the GP2 Asia Series Saturday on the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Portuguese team gathered a great amount of data which will be an invaluable asset in their preparations for the first races of the season, which will take place in a week’s time on the same circuit. Read the rest of this entry »


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