Tag Archive: Mike Rockenfeller

Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

23rd hour

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoRunning second in PC, Kyle Marcelli’s No. 7 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09 caught fire on the backstretch to bring out the 15th caution flag shortly before the end of 22 hours of competition.

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Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Hour 19-21 Report

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Burt Frisselle and Ricky Taylor traded the lead throughout the 19th hour of competition at Daytona. Frisselle had taken over shortly after 8 a.m. in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP, with Taylor regaining the lead at 8:31 a.m. in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona ( 9th to 18th hour )

Hour 9 – 18 Report 

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After 18 hours, Jordan Taylor leads in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP, 1:15 ahead of Burt Frisselle in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP and Barbosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona ( 8th hour )

The green flag has waved and the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona is underway!

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoA field of 67 cars, including 156 international drivers from 27 countries in addition to the United States, is off and running in the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Miguel Molina claims pole position for DTM finale (+result)

Bruno Spengler will start from 6th position

DTM logoMiguel Molina AudiFor the second time in his career, Miguel Molina (Audi) is on pole position for a DTM race in qualifying for the tenth season round at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the Spaniard claimed the best starting grid position with his Audi A4 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Spengler still 2nd in the championship after a 13th place in Oschersleben

Ekström leads Audi 1-2-3 at Oschersleben

DTM logoThree Audi drivers on the podium: the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben took place under the sign of the four rings. In adverse weather conditions, Mattias Ekström (Audi) won from his fellow Audi drivers Martin Tomczyk and Edoardo Mortara.

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Aug 07

Ekström with lights-to-flag victory at Nürburgring

Bruno Spengler 2nd, Still 1st in the championship

DTM logoNurburgring logoA good start, a faultless race and two quick pit stops. The sixth DTM round of the season at the Nürburgring couldn’t have been better for Swede Mattias Ekström. After 49 laps, the Audi driver scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. For the 2004 and 2007 DTM champion, it was already his 15th race win in the most popular international touring car series.

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May 15

Maiden victory for Mike Rockenfeller at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler second, still leads DTM Championship

DTM podium ZandvoortDTM logoIn his 44th DTM race, Mike Rockenfeller scored his maiden victory. The 27-year old Audi driver from the German village of Neuwied started from third place on the grid into the second round of the 2011 DTM season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, showed an error-free race with a perfect pit stop strategy and crossed the finish line as the winner after 41 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Bruno Spengler also on pole position at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) will also be starting from pole position for the second DTM race of the season.

DTM logogridSpengler2633In qualifying for the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, the Franco-Canadian secured himself the best position on the starting grid. The 27-year old had already been fastest in qualifying for the season opener at Hockenheim. His fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green will be lining up next to him on the front row of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Audi takes top spot in Tuesday Sebring test

Stage set for Thursday’s first official practice

ALMS Audi 112 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoAudi answered back Tuesday with the two quickest times in testing for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Peugeot back out front after first Sebring test

New car, same result for defending 12 Hours champion

Peugeot 2011-03-1412 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoPeugeot picked up Monday where it left off last year with the fastest time in Monday’s test session for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Bruno Spengler on front row in Adria

Gary Paffett on pole position in Italy

For the second time this season, Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) will be starting from pole position into a DTM race. In qualifying for the tenth DTM round of the season at the Adria International Raceway, the 29-year old secured himself the best grid position, just ahead of his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Di Resta wins at Hockenheim and takes over DTM points’ lead

Spengler retires on lap 23 qith mechanical problems

Sheer tension during the battle for the DTM title at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Mercedes-Benz driver Paul Di Resta again showed himself in an excellent shape and was able to celebrate his third race win in a row. Thus, the Scot toppled his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler, who had been in the lead so far, from first place in the drivers’ standings. The Canadian retired on lap 23 due to problems with the left rear wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Bruno Spengler will start from front row (+grid)

Paul Di Resta on pole at Oschersleben

For the third time this season, Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz) will be on pole position. In qualifying for the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, he claimed the best grid position with a lap time of 1:21.394 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Spengler topples Audi quartet at the Nürburgring

From the top of the time sheet

Literally in the final second, points’ leader Bruno Spengler posted the fastest lap time in the first free practice of the DTM at the Nürburgring with his AMG Mercedes C-Class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Spengler leads 1-2-3 for Mercedes-Benz at Lausitz (+result & standing)

Canadian Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) has won the third DTM season round at EuroSpeedway Lausitz

After 52 laps at the 3.478 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line as the winner, followed by his fellow Mercedes-Benz drivers Paul Di Rest and Jamie Green. With his sixth victory in the most popular international touring car series, Spengler was able to extend his points’ lead in the drivers’ standings. After three rounds, he has 26 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Barbosa seeks third straight Rolex Series victory

As Grand Prix of Miami returns to traditional spring date

The Grand Prix of Miami returns to its traditional spring date Saturday for Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

”Daytona 500 Experience” welcomes the No. 9 Action Express Racing Porsche

The 2010 Rolex 24 winner

The No. 9 Action Express Racing Porsche Riley that captured the 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona Sunday has found a new temporary home – Daytona 500 Experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Wilson, Chip Ganassi Racing lead the Rolex 24 at Daytona at halfway mark

Team’s No. 02 suffers midnight fate; Van Overbeek leads in GT

 They say that nothing good happens after midnight. For several competitors in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, that statement summed up much of their race. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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