Tag Archive: Australia

Nov 10

MotoGP and WorldSBK renew broadcast contracts in Australia

Incredible WorldSBK and MotoGP™ coverage to continue down under until 2018

MotoGP and WorldSBK renew broadcast contracts in Australia Dorna Sports is delighted to announce the details of WorldSBK and MotoGP™ coverage on Australian television for the next two years, following contract renewals with Fox Sports and Network Ten. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will continue to be available to fans down under on Fox Sports live, with the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship to be shown on both Fox Sports and Network Ten. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall

Action concludes as the Phillip Island Test comes to a close, Marquez topping Friday times but Viñales holding the top spot

MotoGP - Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall The final morning of testing at Phillip Island got off to the best start of the three-day test with clear conditions allowing riders to immediately get out on track. Although clouds loomed in the distance, the top seven riders were able to get below the 1’30 barrier within just a handful of laps. Loris Baz saw one of the biggest improvements, the Avintia Racing rider’s early time already half a second faster than his best from Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top

With the rain having abated, the MotoGP™ World Championship was back in action in Australia as Viñales led a tight top ten

Motog GP - Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top After an initially slow start, the second day of the Phillip Island MotoGP™ test proved to be a productive one with weather conditions allowing riders to run in the dry.

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Aug 07

“Crazy” Stadium Super Trucks set to light up Australia

Stadium Super Trucks were a crowd favourite at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar

Robby Gordon’s “crazy” Stadium Super Truck Robby Gordon’s “crazy” Stadium Super Trucks will return to Australia later this year for a two-round series including a spectacular stadium event at the  Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showgroundson Saturday, October 31. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

WorldSBK ready for Thai debut

The Chang International Circuit hosts the second round of the season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white After the thrilling season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track for the second outing of the year, taking place on March 20-22 at the brand-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Pirelli has nominated the tyres that will be used in the grands prix of Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain: the first four races of the 2015 season.

Pirelli announces tyre nominations for first four Grands Prix of 2015 season

2015-03-04 - PirelliIn Australia, Pirelli will bring the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft compounds: well-suited to the varied demands and wide range of potential weather conditions experienced at the semi-permanent Albert Park facility in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Lowes clings to top spot on Day 1 in Phillip Island

The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action

2015 - WSBK 04With just one session to go to decide the first Tissot-Superpole riders of the new 2015 WorldSBK season, Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) is the one that everyone is chasing after ending day one in Australia on top, courtesy of his FP1 time of 1.30.855s. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Haslam and Torres unveil 2015 Aprilia bikes

Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils unveil RSV4 in Australia

The Phillip Island starting grid was the setting on Wednesday afternoon as Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres officially removed the covers from their bikes ahead of the 2015 WorldSBK season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

World Supersport riders eager to begin new season in Australia

The FIM Supersport World Championship is about to get started with – as usual – many potential title contenders.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white Three-time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu is eager to return to winning ways after a tough 2014, which saw the 30-year-old Turk struggle in the first half of the season only to find himself without a ride after the summer break.

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Nov 10

Rendina triumphant in Group N Cup

In their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Max Rendina  Mitsubishi Italian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

F1 to scrap pre-season Bahrain test

Formula one will scrap plans to return to Bahrain for pre-season testing next winter.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 1 This year, to guarantee good weather for all-important running of the radically-new cars and engines, the teams headed to Bahrain’s Sakhir track for eight days of running ahead of the season opener in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Mercedes not commenting on Rosberg reports

Mercedes says it is making no further comment about Nico Rosberg’s contract.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 06 Amid reports the German has inked a further two-year extension to his already five-season stay at the Brackley team, a Mercedes spokesman said: “We have long term relationships with both our drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Sir Jack Brabham passes away peacefully

Aged 88

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, triple Formula 1 World Champion, has died at the age of 88. Sir Jack passed away peacefully at his Gold Coast, Australia, home on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1’s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Even ‘genius’ will not close gap to Mercedes – Marko

“In China, Mercedes are again going to be very difficult to beat”

2013-06-09_0078 Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be “at least within reach” of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

‘Boring’ F1 hits back with Bahrain bonanza

“It’s absolutely official — F1 2014 kicks ass!”

Rosberg 6 - Hamilton 44F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport’s new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Ferrari ‘not doing a good job’ in 2014 – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is “not doing a good job so far” in 2014.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 As the Spaniard starts his fifth consecutive season with the Italian team without having added to his title tally, Alonso finished off the podium in Australia and Malaysia and qualified just tenth in Bahrain on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Vergne hospitalised amid extreme F1 diets

“Frankly, this (situation) is stupid,”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalised recently amid an extreme weight-loss regime for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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