Tag Archive: AutoGP

Nov 19

Kimiya Sato to test AutoGP World Series at Alcaniz

The Euronova Racing driver has already enjoyed a successful season

Kimiya SatoJapanese driver Kimiya Sato will be present at this week’s World Series test at Alcaniz driving for the Pons and Lotus teams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Ocean Racing Technology prepares to enter the GP3 Series

May 11-13, Spain’s Montmeló circuit will be witness to a first in the history of Ocean Racing Technology.

GP3 - Ocean Racing Technology 03GP3 - Ocean Racing Technology 02The Portuguese team that has been involved in the GP2 Series since 2009 will be making its start in the younger sister series, the GP3 Series.

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Apr 06

Kevin Ceccon signs on with Ocean Racing Technology in the GP3 Series

Kevin Ceccon will be joining Carmen Jorda and Robert Cregan to form the official driver line-up for Ocean Racing Technology in the GP3 Series.

GP3 Series - Ocean Racing Technology - Kevin CecconOcean Racing Technology logoAt the tender age of 18, the Italian driver already has solid experience in auto racing, but like his new team he will have to learn the GP3 Series. Kevin Ceccon is the reigning AutoGP champion. In 2011, he added several races in the GP2 Series to his CV, and also took part in Scuderia Toro Rosso’s F1 tests in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ombra debut in GT races

The 2012 has just started, but Ombra is yet working hard for the season that will in begin a few weeks.

OmbraRacingtemp-thumbIn addition to the first test for AutoGP, confirmed as defending Champions, the beginning of the competitions will reserve a big news for the team from Bergamo: after more than 18 years of career, in 2012 will mark the debut of Ombra in covered wheels competitions.

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Dec 20

Julian Leal completes Trident Racing’s 2012 GP2 line-up

Trident Racing successfully completed its roster for the 2012 GP2 Series.

GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealTrident RacingThe Italian squad, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, will be relying on the services of Colombian Julian Leal. He will join Stéphane Richelmi in a pair which is well-known by the team from both a professional and human point of view.

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Dec 16

Superstars to award best rookie of 2012 with 2013 AutoGP ride

All the competitors will also be given the chance to sample the Lola machinery of AutoGP

Superstars Rookie of the yearSuperstars - Rookie of the year 2012 logoThe 2012 Superstars series will feature a new, outstanding opportunity for young racecar drivers to become open-wheel professionals with the launch of the Rookie of the year competition.

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Nov 04

Toro Rosso to run Kevin Ceccon and Stefano Coletti at Young Driver Test

Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi – Line up
Auto GP Series champion Ceccon to make F1 testing debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi

AutoGP - Kevin Ceccon 1GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiAt the forthcoming young driver test which runs from 15 to 17 November at the Abu Dhabi circuit, Scuderia Toro Rosso will run Stefano Coletti and Kevin Ceccon.

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Nov 03

Top Superstars rookie of 2011 Alberto Cerqui enjoys AutoGP test as 2012 “Rookie of the year” challenge takes-off

It’s been a really particular experience – Cerqui.

Superstars - Rookie of the year 2012 - Alberto Cerqui 02Superstars - Rookie of the year 2012 - Alberto Cerqui 01Alberto Cerqui, winner of the 2011 Rookie title as well as the Italian Superstars Championship, lined-up for a full day of testing aboard an AutoGP racecar, a prize ride which was offered to him by Superstars Series as a part of the “Rookie of the year 2012” competition.

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Nov 03

18 drivers in Magione for the first day of testing

18 drivers are on track today in Magione for the first day of the Auto GP promotional test.

Auto GPIt’s a really varied line-up for both what concerns experience and nationality, given that the Italian tarmac hosted drivers from seven different countries, with three Champions among them. Campos Racing went on track with the Italian Superstars Champion Alberto Cerqui and Facundo Regalia, F3 racer from Argentina.

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Nov 03

Superstars launches “Rookie of the year” competition for 2012, winning driver gets 2013 AutoGP ride

Johnny Herbert looks forward to face new, young talents as Superstars launch “Rookie of the year” title
Superstars to race in Indonesia at Sentul Jakarta on 11th November 2012

Superstars - Rookie of the year 2012 logoSuperstars - Rookie of the year 2012Superstars is offering a new, unique opportunity to young drivers with the launch of the brand-new Rookie of the year title. The winning driver will be offered a fully-funded ride in the European season of the 2013 AutoGP championship.

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Nov 02

Haryanto and Melker will drive for DAMS

After a 2011 season crowned with success with Romain Grosjean’s title

AutoGp - Valencia - Rio HaryantoGP3 - RSC Mucke Motorsport - Nigel MelkerDAMS team will race in the non-championship GP2 final in Abu Dhabi on 12-13 November with two new drivers. The French team has decided to put its trust in Rio Haryanto and Nigel Melker, a couple of young chargers from GP3 for these two races whose only stakes are glory and preparation for the 2012 season.

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Nov 02

MLR71 is the first new entry for the 2012 Auto GP season

Despite being a “newborn”, MLR71 has some very ambitious plans

Auto GPAutoGP - Michele LaRosaThe start of the 2012 season is still far away, but there’s a new entry already for Auto GP: it’s MLR71, a new team founded by Italian businessman Michele La Rosa purposedly to enter the Series.

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Oct 27

Trident Racing to line-up with Leal and Richelmi at Abu Dhab‏i

The long 2011 GP2 Series season is about to reach its completion.

Trident RacingGP2 - Trident Racing - Julian Leal 2Teams and drivers will be on-track at Abu Dhabi for a non-championship race in support of the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix on the 13th of November. All the 13 squads involved in the 2011 Main Series will be lining-up for the finale.

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Oct 11

Five Auto GP races for the Superstars 2012 best rookie

Auto GP keeps broadening its horizons

Auto GPAutoGP - VenturiniThe Series, that just closed his season, added another important partnership to his roster signing an agreement with Superstars International Series, a deal that following the philosophy always embraced by Enzo Coloni and Maurizio Flammini aims to promote the best young talents in motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Trident Racing ready for Jerez test

Two days of test in Jerez

Trident RacingGP2 - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiThe quick break followed to the last round of the 2011 GP2 Series season is already over. Next week, Trident Racing will be back on-track at the Spanish Jerez De La Frontera race course, for the first collective test of the offseason. Teams and drivers will be on-track on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Sep 04

Valencia, Race 2: first win for Haryanto

The second race of the Valencia Auto GP weekend crowned Rio Haryanto

AutoGp - Valencia - Rio HaryantoAuto GPThe Indonesian driver, that this year already got on the podium in Brno and showed a steadily improving trend throughout the whole season, finally made the most of his potential clinching a dominating success.

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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

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 02

Valencia, Free Practice 2: Filippi, then the rain‏

Valencia, Free Practice 1: Filippi leads the pack

AutoGP - Valencia - Luca Filippi 2AutoGP - Valencia - Luca FilippiLuca Filippi still leads the pack in Valencia. The SuperNova driver climbed at the top of the timesheet in the first minutes of the second Free Practice session, posting a 1’23”702 on used tyres that hints to a great potential for tomorrow’s Qualifying.

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Jul 31

Oscherleben, Race 2: second win for Venturini

Giovanni Venturini clinched his second Auto GP win today

AutoGP - Oscherleben - Griffitz Durango - Giovanni VenturiniAuto GPThe italian driver, who was dominating in the season’s maiden weekend in Monza, got on the higher step of the podium again after an hard fought race.

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Jul 30

Oschersleben, Buttarelli penalized for start crash

Bad news for Samuele Buttarelli

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Samuele Buttarelli - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPRace Direction considered the Italian driver responsible for the crash that immediately after the start took both him and poleman Fabrizio Crestani out of the race, and decided to punish him as a consequence.

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Jul 30

Oscherleben, Race 1: unstoppable Afanasiev

Sergei Afanasiev shines again in Auto GP

Auto GPAutoGP - Oscherleben - Dams - Sergei AfanasievThe Russian driver, who just two weeks ago had to miss the Donington round due to problems in obtaining the visa, passed from bad to good clinching a dominating win (the second of his season) in the first race of the Oschersleben weekend.

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Jul 29

Oschersleben, Crestani pips Afanasiev to pole

Fabrizio Crestani grabbed pole position for the Oschersleben round of Auto GP.

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Lazarus driver was the quickest after a thrilling session, stopped with 3 minutes to go due to an accident for Francesco Dracone. Qualifying saw many lead changes: Adrien Tambay topped the sheets with the first set of tyres, then at mid-session with the second set Kevin Ceccon took the lead first, then pipped by Sergei Afanasiev.

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Jul 29

Oschersleben, Free Practice 1: Ceccon ahead of Tambay

Oschersleben, Free Practice 2: Afanasiev on top

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Ombra Racing - Kevin CecconAutoGP - Oschersleben - Dams - Sergei AfanasievIt’s fighting time already for the Auto GP drivers: in the first Free Practice session, the guys decided to give their best from the very first laps: as a result, six drivers are packed in just half a second and the track record (a 1’19”9 that had been posted by F2) has already been beaten by 2 seconds.

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Jul 17

Donington, Race 2: second win for Buttarelli

“Winning in front of Carroll makes it even better” – Buttarelli

Auto GPAutoGP - Donington - TP Formula - Samuele ButtarelliHe already won Race 2 in Brno and doing it again in today’s Sprint Race in Donington he became the first Auto GP driver to clinch two race wins in 2011: Samuele Buttarelli boasted a really amazing drive, leading the pack from flag to flag and controlling the race like a veteran despite feeling the pressure of Adam Carroll behind him.

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Jul 16

Donington, Race 1: Lancaster and SuperNova take all (+result)

 Racing at home had a very good effect on Jon Lancaster and SuperNova Racing

Auto GPDonington ParkThe british pair emerged from a treacherous Race 1 in Donington with a win for Jon and a one-two result for the team thanks to the 2nd place clinched by Luca Filippi, boasting both some great driving and a good strategy by the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Pole debut for Carroll in Donington‏

It was a staggering Auto GP debut for Adam Carroll

AutoGP - Campos Racing - Adam CarrollAuto GPThe brit, that until this morning had never driven the car prepared by Campos Racing, managed to keep all his rivals at bay in Qualifying clinching pole position with a 1’16”891 that left the closest of them all, Luca Filippi, 3 tenths adrift.

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Jul 15

Donington, FP2: Onidi sets the pace‏

It’s still Lazarus on top in Donington, as the Italian team topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice session.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabio OnidiAuto GPIf in the first session Fabrizio Crestani was the quickest, this time the team boasted a one-two, with Fabio Onidi emerging as the quickest with 1’17”206, a laptime that left his team mate 2 tenths adrift. Behind them was Samuele Buttarelli, who confirmed the impressive morning shape with a 1’17”861 that was enough to keep at bay the SuperNova pair.

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Jul 15

Donington, FP1: Crestani tops the sheets

Fabrizio Crestani and Lazarus started the Donington weekend in the best possible way.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Italian driver posted the fastest time in the first Free Practice, being the only one to break the 1’18 mark with 1’17”841. The team managed by Tancredi Pagiaro crowned a very good performance with a third place by Fabio Onidi, less than 3 tenths adrift from his team mate. In between them was Kevin Ceccon, at his first experience in Donington but already at ease with the Ombra Racing car.

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Jun 19

Brno, Race 2: Buttarelli takes maiden win

The “wild rookies” keep shining in Auto GP

AutpGP - Brno - TP Formula - Samuele Buttarelli_BrnoAuto GPSamuele Buttarelli, who already took a podium finish in Monza, confirmed its great potential today in Brno, clinching a great win in Race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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