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Scott Dixon nearly pulled off a weekend sweep of karting events at New Castle Motorsports Park.
A day after winning the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Race honoring Justin Wilson, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion teamed with Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden to finish second in the 12th annual RoboPong 200, endurance karting event.
“It’s good to stage the kart race here at Autosport International”
International stars from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport, football, music and television, joined together to race in honour of British IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon in the Autosport International Karting Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, on Friday, January 11.
The likelihood is rising that Rubens Barrichello will switch from formula one to Indycar for the 2012 season.
Left without a race seat after 19 consecutive seasons of grands prix, the 39-year-old Brazilian has been testing this week in Florida with the team of an Indy driver he describes as his “brother”, Tony Kanaan.
At the Canadian Motorsports Expo
Race fans attending the Canadian Motorsports Expo presented by Inside Track will have an exclusive opportunity to have an up-close look at the new 2012 Dallara DW12 IndyCar. This is the first time Canadian race fans and journalists in Canada will have the chance to view the long awaited car.
Team boss Chip Ganassi has spoken up in support of IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard
Since taking over as chief executive officer of the IZOD IndyCar Series at that start of 2010, Randy Bernard has faced intense scrutiny and criticism in the role. But long-time team owner Chip Ganassi has spoken up in support of Bernard and the work he’s been doing since he arrived.
Dario Franchitti won his fourth IZOD IndyCar Series Championship in 2011, but it was overshadowed by tragedy at Las Vegas
Only now is the series success sinking in, he says.Going into the final round of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship, all the attention had been on the showdown between Dario Franchitti and Will Power for the title.
Jacques Villeneuve has revealed he turned down the chance to contest the 2011 Indycar season finale because he considered it too dangerous.
Ultimately, it was the late Dan Wheldon who accepted the series’ offer to charge for $5 million in prize-money. 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who before switching to F1 was the Indycar champion and Indy 500 winner, told Auto Motor und Sport he turned down the offer to race at Las Vegas.
Both HRT F111 cars will have the image of a black ribbon painted on the livery during the Indian Grand Prix.
This gesture is to commemorate the lives of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli who passed away in motorsport accidents. Dan Wheldon was an extremely talented English Indy Car driver who had won the prestigious Indy 500 on two occasions and the Indy Car Championship in 2005. He was involved in a fatal collision at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 16th of October, 2011 and sadly passed away at the age of 33.
Sepang, built ahead of its 1999 debut, also hosts F1’s annual Malaysian round.
Sepang will look into the safety of the Malaysian grand prix venue following Sunday’s death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli. The Italian, whose helmet came off during the incident, died in Malaysia after he partially fell from his Honda and was struck from behind by rivals Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards.