Exciting opportunity to reward MINI racers for their success in Canadian motorsports
“We’re very lucky, and extremely grateful, to have our partners investing in the teams” – John Bondar
The 2014 edition of the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire is gearing up to be the most financially rewarding season for the competitors in the eight year history of the series.
Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse covers a competitive distance of 318.23 kilometres over 14 special stages from 10-12 May
In view of MINI’s intention to register as an official Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturer, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has sought a waiver to amend its sporting regulations to allow Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to score points in the IRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ classifications respectively on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse.
It will be the ninth start for a MINI Canada entry in the event
A little history, a strong tradition and a big helping of speed will help MINI Canada build on its winning record when a spectacular red MINI Cooper Works Challenge car pulls up to the start of the 10th annual Targa Newfoundland international rally here.
Cardin has hit every Quebec Championship podium thus far.
Team PSL Karting continued its Quebec Championship schedule recently as Race 3 was contested at SH Karting outside of Montreal. As has become almost customary, the CRG squad scored a number of podiums and totalled at least one in each of Mini, Junior, Senior, DD2, and Honda Senior. One of those to reach the podium was Marc-Antoine Cardin, a stand-out PSL driver in Rotax Junior.
PSL Karting ECKC Goodwood report
Team PSL Karting was back racing in Canada a week ago as the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship got underway at Goodwood Kartways in Ontario. The joint forces of PSL, PSL Atlantic, PSL Ontario, and the newly-minted PSL Montreal combined to race 27-strong in the opening event, and the group scored five poles, five wins and fourteen podiums in a weekend doubleheader.
Intrepid scored eight wins at ECKC opening weekend
After a very impressive winter season, Goodwood Kartways / Intrepid Canada started racing North of the border a week ago as it began the 2011 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship on its home turf at Goodwood Kartways. With favoured drivers in a number of Rotax Max Challenge classes, Intrepid drivers from both Ontario and Quebec produced an exceptional weekend with six wins and seventeen total trips to the podium to spray champagne.
Volkswagen confirmed a five-year commitment to the WRC
Today’s news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars.
Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship
Interest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February).
The iconic MINI name will return to the World Rally Championship stages next year
After its parent BMW group announced a multi-year comeback for one of the most charismatic names in the sport’s history. From 2011, MINI will compete at selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship and will go on to contest the entire season from 2012 onwards. BMW says this involvement is planned ‘for several years’.
Mosport’s past celebrated with the 31st Annual International Vintage Racing Festival
Tribute to Mosport’s 50th season and Vintage MG Drivers Focus Event highlight weekend Father’s Day Weekend Festivities. This Father’s Day Weekend will be a trip down memory lane at Mosport International Raceway as the historic circuit plays host to the 31st Annual International Vintage Festival, June 18-20.
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