Daily Archive: August 10, 2011

Aug 10

Szoke takes 5th straight podium at AMP

Szoke also claimed his second straight

2011-05-28_0611AMP LOGOJordan Szoke kept his bid for an unprecedented eighth Canadian Superbike Championship by Parts Canada title alive at the fifth round of the seven-race series at Atlantic Motorsport Park last Sunday.

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Aug 10

Tony Kanaan joins Armor All Gold Coast 600 field

Kanaan will co-drive with Jason Bargwanna in the Jana Living Racing Commodore

The number of former IndyCar or Champ Car Champions at this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 has increased to four with Brad Jones Racing confirming Tony Kanaan as part of their squad for this year’s October 21-23 event.

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Aug 10

Blok wins race 8 at Trois-Rivières

Blok continues his charge in Formula Tour 1600 Championship

2011-08-06_01622011-08-05_0252Nathan Blok, the 17-year old racing driver from the Pembroke area, once again endured very hot & humid conditions this weekend at the historic Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

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Aug 10

Brawn hails F1 hiatus as ‘best ever idea’

Ross Brawn has hailed F1′s August hiatus.

2011-06-09_03102011-04-16- Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - China - Ross Brawn 01In the month-long gap between Hungary and Spa, team factories must close for a mandatory two-week period, with even email systems needing to be shut down.

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Aug 10

Schumacher manager slams latest retirement reports

Kehm clarified that her 42-year-old boss is not about to quit.

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 032011-06-12_1539Michael Schumacher’s manager has slammed reports the seven time world champion is considering returning to retirement at the end of the season. Italy’s Corriere dello Sport this week quoted the Mercedes driver as admitting that despite his 2012 contract, “I do not know if my mindset is right for this team”.

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Aug 10

Barrichello denies criticising Williams team

Barrichello joked that the situation is like waiting for a marriage proposal.

2011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Rubens Barrichello - Sir Frank Williams 012011-06-12_0748Dismissing reports he is frustrated and highly critical of Williams, Rubens Barrichello has likened his current situation to waiting for a marriage proposal. Despite the sport now being in its August break, the Brazilian veteran has found himself the subject of intense speculation following some comments reported in the German and Italian media.

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Aug 10

Gilles Simon appointment ‘not very correct’ – Ecclestone

Pure announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.

2011-06-09_0306pollock-02Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 engine makers are right to be concerned about Gilles Simon’s appointment by the new 2014 supplier Pure. Pure, headed by former BAR founder Craig Pollock, announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.

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Aug 10

Ecclestone not ruling out split TV rights in other markets

“We’ll see, but what has happened in Britain is an unique case.”

BBC logoBernie Ecclestone has refused to rule out emulating Britain’s controversial new split television rights deal in other key F1 markets. He was asked about the deal – where half of the grands prix from next year will only be shown live in Britain on pay channel Sky – by Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Aug 10

Ecclestone confirms November switch for Austin

That could mean real construction cannot begin until much later this year.

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that next year’s inaugural US grand prix will not be held in June as originally scheduled. Ostensibly, the move to November is to avoid the hot Texas summer, but cynics have also suggested it will give race organisers more time to build the bespoke circuit in Austin.

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Aug 10

Delhi circuit ‘not 100pc ready’ for F1 – Mallya

Homologation inspection of the venue will now take place on September 1.

BuddhInternational CircuitVijay Mallya 2Vijay Mallya has admitted the new Buddh circuit in New Delhi might not be completed by the time of October’s inaugural Indian grand prix. But the billionaire, India’s FIA representative and also owner and boss of the Force India team, insists the event will go ahead anyway.

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Aug 10

AIM Autosport revved up for Watkins Glen

Stopping at Go Canada Go Rally on way to race

AIM AutosportAfter missing two races since their outing at Road America in June, AIM Autosport’s Daytona Prototype team is excited to be racing at this weekend’s Watkins Glen 200 at Watkins Glen International in New York. Thanks to continued sponsorship from GAMMA88, the team will be entering at least two more races this season, Watkins Glen on Saturday and Montréal one week later.

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Aug 10

TTXGP added to Bike Fest Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park

Electric racing motorcycles add futuristic counterpoint to vintage and contemporary competition

2011-05-30-0207Miller Motorsports ParkTTXGP, the world’s premier electric motorcycle championship, has been added to the lineup for Miller Motorsports Park’s 2011 Bike Fest, which will take place September 3-4, 2011.

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