Tag Archive: Canada

Sep 30

Young, multicultural and female drivers compete for spot in NASCAR

 

Rev Racing, NASCAR Scout Drivers At 11th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

NASCAR logo Twenty multicultural and female race car drivers from the United States, Canada and Latin America will participate in the 11th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine Oct. 13-15 with hopes of earning a spot in the 2015 NASCAR D4D Class in partnership with Rev Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Tagliani to race in NASCAR Truck Series at Mosport

Alex Tagliani to make Nascar Truck Series debut with Brad Keselowski Racing

Brad Keselowski Racing - Alex Tagliani Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will drive the team’s No. 19 Ford F-150 in the August 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Olsbergs MSE fights hard in Canada

World RX makes first visit to North America

 

2014-08-08_0625The Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST rallycross cars earned a host of new fans this weekend as the team joined World RX for its first-ever North American stop at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières in Quebec.

Aug 09

Albatec Racing returns to semi-final form in Canada

“It’s a very frustrating end to the weekend after we fought so hard” – Jacques Villeneuve

2014-08-08 - VendrediAlbatec Racing helped the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy make history in the first ever race outside Europe at the stunning Trois-Rivieres track in Quebec on Friday.

Aug 05

CTCC at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières: a strong and competitive field

GP3R has always been a highlight of the CTCC season,

CTCC logo The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières is one of the most attended race events in Canada and the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire will be presenting its Rounds 11 and 12 on the August 7-10 weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

World RX crosses the Atlantic for landmark event

GP3R – All four heats, semi-final and final run over one day instead of its normal two-day format

World RX Friday 8 August will go down in history as the day the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy staged its first event outside of Europe as part of the annual Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) motorsport festival in Quebec, Canada.

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Aug 01

Albatec heads into the unknown in World RX of Canada

At the famous GP3R in Trois-Rivières

World RX - Albatec Racing Albatec Racing heads into unknown territory in round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at World RX of Canada on 7&8 August.

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Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Dodge Vipers sweep GT Le Mans, GT Daytona poles in Canada

Canadian Kuno Wittmer scores first career pole on home soil in GTLM

2014-07-12-1838The combination of Canadian driver Kuno Wittmer and the Dodge Viper GTS-R proved to be too much for the competition in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Jul 12

Teenager Lazare holds off Thompson for first series win at home in Canada (updated)

“It was a long race” – Lazare

Canadian teenager Jesse Lazare parried intense pressure from championship leader Colin Thompson over the closing laps to earn his first career Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama victory Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Jul 01

It’s July in Toronto – It’s IndyCar Time!

One of the highlights on the IndyCar Series circuit is the July stop in Toronto.

TravelBloggers.ca, Honda Indy of Toronto, Indy CarEach year the race in Toronto turns out to be one of the most exciting on the calendar. There are always bumps, crashes and controversy, a driver can still win the race even if he starts from the back – and that’s why the fans love it. But wait, there’s more!

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Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Beating Vettel ‘says a lot about me’ – Ricciardo

While the Mercedes duo tussle for title spoils, a very different battle is raging within Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1295 World champion for the last four seasons consecutively, Sebastian Vettel is now fighting merely to be the top dog within his own team, following the arrival of the surprisingly imposing Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Title rivals take ‘mind games’ into Austria

The psychological battle between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is now racing into Austria.

2014-06-07_1325 The war between the Mercedes stars imploded in Monaco, where Rosberg won, and the German got some more wind in his sails two weeks ago in Canada, where Lewis Hamilton’s car failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Mercedes understands Canada problems – Wolff

Mercedes already understands the issue that in Canada ended the dominant team’s run of one-two victories.

2014-06-07_1038 In Montreal, championship leader Nico Rosberg fell to second behind F1’s newest winner Daniel Ricciardo, while the sister W05 of Lewis Hamilton failed to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1’s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Mercedes in 2014 re-think after ‘wake-up call’

Canada was a spanner in the works in Mercedes’ otherwise flawless 2014 campaign.

2014-06-08_0944 Until both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton struck technical trouble aboard their silver W05s in Montreal, they had shared a total clean-sweep of one-two victories this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

No Mercedes ‘go slow’ despite Canada problems

Mercedes is not imposing team orders, even though the dominant team’s winning streak ended in Canada.

2014-06-08_0999 At the wheel of the W05, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were just as dominant at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but they both struck technical trouble in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

A reminder that we are approaching our Sommet des Legendes event at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant in Quebec Canada, July 11-13.

Historic Motor Sports Association: 2014 Sommet des Légendes

2013-07-14_0128 A reminder that we are approaching our Sommet des Legendes event at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant in Quebec Canada, July 11-13. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Newey ‘will design 2015 car’ then step back

Adrian Newey has clarified he is still heading up the design of next year’s Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1251 The paddock drew breath on Sunday when the team announced that the Briton, the only undisputed ‘genius’ engineer in formula one, is stepping back from the front line. 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 »

Jun 08

Renault to have ‘new power unit’ in 2015

The tension between the world champion team Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault remains high.

IMG_4664Before the Montreal weekend, the French marque’s Remi Taffin announced that, in Canada, the Renault V6 would finally reach “100 per cent” of its potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Drivers happy with Canada GP contract news

The future of the Canadian grand prix has been secured for the next ten years.

2014-06-07_0582As expected, a new deal worth more than $200 million, including plans to renovate the ageing facility by 2017, was announced at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

New Canada GP contract to be announced – report

Canada looks set to hold on to its popular place on the annual F1 schedule.

2014-06-05_0115Montreal race promoter Francois Dumontier has sounded alarmed in recent weeks and months, as the backing of the event by the varying levels of Canadian government was holding up the signing of a new ten-year contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Ferrari must move attention to 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is already turning its attention to 2015.

2014-06-05_0069That is the claim of the Italian team’s lead driver Fernando Alonso, after his teammate Kimi Raikkonen recently ruled out his chances of the 2014 title.

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May 28

Hamilton behaviour ‘sub-standard’ – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen says Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour was “sub-standard” in Monaco.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0024 2008 world champion Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of deliberately sabotaging his push for pole position, afterwards refusing to acknowledge his race win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Monaco mind games ‘good for Rosberg’ – Massa

Monaco was a victory for Nico Rosberg not only on the track, but also in the mind.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0010 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who in 2008 only just lost the battle to Hamilton when the Briton won his sole title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Alex Tagliani to compete in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Team Penske

Tagliani to compete for Penske in two NASCAR Nationwide races

No-22 Team Penske Ford Mustang Discount Tire NASCAR Nationwide car Accomplished road racer Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang for Team Penske in two 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

The entire FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy broadcast on RDS networks.

The 12 rounds of the championship will be broadcast on RDS and RDS2

Rallycross FIA logo After finding a live event to call home in Canada with Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R), the new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy (World RX) has found a spot in the French-language television packages of Canada with an agreement to have all 12 rounds of the championship season broadcast on the Réseau des sports (RDS) networks.

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