Daily Archive: September 3, 2011

Sep 03

Spengler docked two grid positions

Bruno Spengler will not be starting from pole position for the seventh DTM season round

DTM logo The Franco-Canadian had used an unmarked tyre in free practice, he will be docked two places on the starting grid on Sunday. Even when he should end up fastest in qualifying on Saturday afternoon, he would start only from third place. Spengler has already been fastest in four of the six qualifyings held so far this season.

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Sep 03

Checa the headline act in Tissot-Superpole at the Ring

“Not perfect, because that is always difficult to say that it is perfect, but close.” – Carlos Checa

WSBK - Nürburgring - Carlos ChecaWSBK - Nürburgring -SuperpoleCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new Nürburgring best lap of 1 minute 54.144 seconds early in the final Tissot-Superpole session to claim his fifth top starting position this year. Behind, Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team), Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) completed the front row, with Biaggi particularly impressive as he was riding with an broken bone in his injured left foot.

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Sep 03

Valencia, Race 1: Afanasiev flag to flag

Sergei Afanasiev is really on a charge in this final rounds of the Auto GP Championship. 

Auto GPAutoGP - Sergei AfanasiefThe Russian driver boasted a dominating performance, leading the race from flag to flag and becoming the first Auto GP driver to clinch a third win in 2011.

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Sep 03

Smith takes overall ALMS Baltimore pole for Dyson (+result)

Lola-Mazdas on front row; BMW Team RLL’s Werner takes GT pole

ALMS Baltimore 2011Dyson Racing car 20Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith captured pole position Friday for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix with a lap of 1:27.750 around the new 12-turn, 2.1-mile street circuit. Smith was quickest in each of Friday’s three sessions for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón in his Mazda-powered Lola coupe. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

New Misano pole position record for Stoner, on race tyres

Round 13: San Marino GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - San Marino - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - San Marino - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerCasey Stoner secured his eighth pole position of the season in Misano today, and in doing so set a new circuit pole position record. The old record was set by the Australian in 2008 in the era of tyre competition on Bridgestone’s high-grip qualifying tyres, but now in the Official Tyre Supplier era there are no qualifying tyres meaning that Stoner’s new record was set on race rubber.

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Sep 03

Sutil, Hulkenberg vie for Force India race seat

Adrian Sutil has revealed his “first contact” about the 2012 season will be Force India.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg - Adrian Williams 01The 28-year-old German has always raced in F1 for the Silverstone based team, through its various guises since 2007 as Spyker, Midland and now Vijay Mallya-led Force India.

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Sep 03

Trident Racing announce driver line-up for the 9th round of the 2011 GP2 Main Series

Trident Racing to line-up Stéphane Richelmi at Monza

Stéphane RichelmiTrident RacingReplacing injured Stefano Coletti, who was involved in an hard crash at Spa-Francorchamps, 21-year-old Monaco-based Stéphane Richelmi will join the Lombardy-based team in his championship debut.

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Sep 03

Afanasiev pips Ceccon for pole in Valencia

Sergei Afanasiev will be the poleman for the first race of the Auto GP weekend in Valencia, that will start today at 1.35 PM.

AutoGP - Sergei AfanasievAuto GPThe Russian driver posted a 1’23”436, a laptime that allowed him to take the top spot in the final stages of a thrillingly-close session that saw the top three drivers packed in just 0”08 and 12 competitors in just eight tenths. So the DAMS driver managed to keep momentum after his impressive performances in Oschersleben, and got an ideal start to a weekend where his aim is to further reduce the gap from championship leader Kevin Ceccon.

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Sep 03

Michel Nykjær back in the WTCC battle

Round #9

WTCC - Valencia - Michel NykjærWTCC logoAfter a five week summer holiday break Michel Nykjær goes back battling for the FIA World Touring Car Championship. At the race circuit near Valencia in Spain he takes part in the ninth round of the series, and that is at a well-known territory for the Dane.

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