Honda: We didn’t imagine F1 comeback to be so hard

Yasuhisa Arai admits Honda didn’t expect to be tackling the challenges it has been facing since its return to F1

2015-06-07_1663 Honda F1 Motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has admitted the challenges of returning to Formula 1 have been much harder than the company had envisaged, but remains confident its approach will eventually yield the results anticipated. (more…)

Koch, Falb to zero in on title run as big field heads to Road America

The field Rounds 9 and 10 at Road America will feature 27 cars

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logoTwo aspects of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda continue to grow at an unmistakable pace entering the next event Aug. 7-9 at Road America  Kenton Koch’s chances at winning the Lites 1 title and the popularity of the series with competitors and teams. (more…)

Skeer, Lazare resume hard-fought race for Platinum Cup Title at Road America

Skeer and Lazare have been the main men in the Platinum Cup race since the opening two rounds of the season

One of the best title fights between two young auto racing stars in North America will continue Aug. 7-9 at Road America, as Elliott Skeer and Jesse Lazare resume the race for the Platinum Cup championship in Rounds 9 and 10 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. (more…)

Another rare, significant Mercedes race car joins Lime Rock Historics slate

A 1908 Mercedes Brooklands

Murray Smith, chairman of Lime Rock Park’s annual Historic Festival, confirmed today that yet another Mercedes race car of note will be brought to the Labor Day weekend racing and concours event that this year celebrates Mercedes competition cars.

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Top Fives on the Streets of Trois-Rivières

Fresh off six straight SCCA Majors victories

2015:08:01_09:59:34_0412Max Mällinen encountered his first street circuit and came away with two fifth place finishes over the Formula Tour 1600 weekend at GP3R, or better known as the tight street course in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

 

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Aug 03

Frustration for Al Harthy as contact ends Brands GP podium challenge

“It’s a frustrating way for the weekend to end for sure”

2015-08-01-0069Omani racer Ahmad Al Harthy departed Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday, 2nd August, ruing what might have been after a realistic podium bid in round six of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship was halted just 22 laps into the two-hour contest following contact from a rival.

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Aug 03

Ranger sets qualifying record, finishes second at GP3R

He was bumped from the lead on the final lap

2015:08:02_14:17:32_0722 Andrew Ranger appeared poised to claim his fifth victory at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge on Sunday afternoon during round number eight of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

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Aug 03

Kenseth wins at Pocono as Kyle Busch runs dry

Joe Gibbs Racing driver steals victory after leaders run out of fuel

Kenseth wins at Pocono as Kyle Busch runs dryMatt Kenseth, the unexpected winner of Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, had to do a double take. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Rahal wins at Mid-Ohio, closes to 9 points of top

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Graham RahalGraham Rahal’s surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season continued with an emphatic home victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Stewards’ decision concerning the DTM race at Spielberg

The affected Audi Team Phoenix renounced an appeal

Audi driver Timo Scheider is excluded from the result of the DTM race on Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to the collision with Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens.

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Aug 02

CTCC offers an exceptional show for fans at GP3R

Despite rather uncertain weather at times, the 34 entered drivers provided the best show of the weekend

2015-08-01_26134The drivers of the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire have once again won the hearts of the race fans who attended the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix (GP3R) this weekend.

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Aug 02

Tagliani Autosport race report from the Trois-Rivières GP

3rd on the podium behind Kevin Lacroix and runner-up Andrew Ranger

2015-08-02_0274 Alex Tagliani saved his best performance of the weekend for his last race on Sunday at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières by driving his number 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet to a third-place podium finish in Le JuliaWine.com 50-lap GP3R main event.

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Aug 02

Hargrove sweeps Trois-Rivières for Fifth win in Six Starts this season

“You couldn’t ask for anything better than this” – Hargrove

2015-08-01_26554Scott Hargrove delivered a long-distance birthday present to his father by winning Round 8 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R), completing a weekend sweep of both races.

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Aug 02

Szoke takes 50th Superbike win at Atlantic Motorsport Park

“It’s great to get my 50th win here; this place is so challenging on a Superbike. They’re really animals around here”

2015-06-27_0087Jordan Szoke claimed a milestone 50th career Canadian Superbike race win and closed in on his 10th national title with victory in the Pro Cycle and Honda Canada-sponsored fifth round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Ecurie Ecosse seal epic British GT bictory at Brands Hatch

Second domestic win of the year after Sims’ late heroics

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Attard and Sims increase championship lead with three rounds remaining. A brilliant performance from Marco Attard and Alexander Sims helped Ecurie Ecosse Powered By Black score their second Avon Tyres British GT Championship victory of the season in round six at Brands Hatch earlier today (August 2).

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Aug 02

Solid round for IceOne Racing in Lommel

“It was a tough, tough GP for me” – Nathan Watson

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logoAround the roughest and toughest track of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship tour, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ best performing MXGP rider at Lommel was Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Todd Waters.

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Aug 02

Second win for Grant at Pittsburgh

Grant started on pole to complete a weekend sweep with two wins in two races

Formula Atlantic logoKeith Grant took another determined and dominating race victory at the new Pittsburgh International Race Complex, leading from green to checkered flag.

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Aug 02

Clean sweep of Pittsburgh for Beasley

Steve Bamford was second after a race-long battle with Trent Walko, who completed the podium

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It was a dominating weekend for Sam Beasley at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, with two poles, fastest laps and two race victories, as the No. 4 drove flag-to-flag on Sunday afternoon to complete his weekend sweep.

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Aug 02

Cane sweeps Pittsburgh Sunday

In the morning he triumphed in a close battle, and later in the day, he broke away to cross the line first.

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It was Jordan Cane sweeping the day with two victories in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series races, rounds 14 and 15 of the 2015 season, on Sunday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Ekström wins in the rain

Radio call sparks a lot of discussion 

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTMOverwhelming – that is the only suitable way to describe Mattias Ekström’s performance in the race at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday. In the most adverse conditions with pouring rain, the Audi driver secured victory after 34 laps.

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Aug 02

Hollywood stars witness victory by Antonio Giovinazzi

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas attentively watching

F3 - Safety Car, 3 Antonio GiovinazziHeavy rain at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring dominated proceedings in the 24th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Latvala wins fastest WRC rally ever

The Finn triumphed in an event affectionately known as the ‘Finnish Grand Prix’

WRC - Latvala wins fastest WRC rally everJari-Matti Latvala won the fastest event in FIA World Rally Championship history when he claimed his third victory at Neste Oil Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon.

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Aug 02

Rosberg at a loss over qualifying deficit

“We have been practicing the starts” -Rosberg

Rosberg at a loss over qualifying deficitAfter winning last season’s pole position battle, Nico Rosberg cannot explain why he is unable to out-pace Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton this time around… Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Audi also locks out front row of the grid on Sunday (+video)

Once again, two Audi RS 5 DTMs are on the front row of the grid at Spielberg.

Like in qualifying on Saturday, the Audi drivers also locked out the first two places for the race on Sunday. In the final seconds, Mattias Ekström toppled his fellow Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller to claim pole position. His lap time of 1:42.010 minutes was 0.005 seconds faster than Rockenfeller’s.

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Aug 02

Fourth row start at Brands Hatch GP for confident Al Harthy

Despite encountering a few small issues in the opening practice session on Saturday

2015-08-02Aston Martin Middle East and North Africa ambassador Ahmad Al Harthy heads into today’s sixth round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit confident of a strong front-running challenge, after qualifying eighth fastest for the two-hour contest.

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