Tag Archive: France

Nov 10

ERC-bound Citroën set for first rally

Recently-crowned national champion Yoann Bonato will drive the Citroën C3 R5 

ERC-bound Citroën set for first rallyThe car that Citroën hopes will bring it on-stage success from 2018 gets its first public airing on Rallye du Var in France later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

It’s time for two to tango

Final European battle awaits WorldSBK at Jerez

With the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship title wrapped up last time out in France, the paddock now heads to Southern Spain and Circuito de Jerez for the final European round of the season, and there is still plenty to play for.

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Sep 24

F1 hoping to swap China and Bahrain on 2018 calendar

“We’re talking to both of them to that end and if we can reach a mutually agreed upon solution”

2011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - 03Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches has confirmed that efforts are being made to swap the dates for next year’s races in China and Bahrain in order to avoid clashing with a national holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

WTCC Q&A: Julie Lespagnol

Playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory

WTCC Q&A: Julie LespagnolWith Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage.

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Sep 21

Loeb tests C3 on gravel

WRC legend Sébastien Loeb tested Citroën’s C3 World Rally Car on gravel in Spain Wednesday

The nine-time world champion drove the C3 on dirt roads in Catalonia, six weeks after sampling it for the first time on asphalt in the Moselle region of France. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Dubourg targeting best result in front of home fans

Dubourg’s best result so far in 2017 was at Barcelona

2017-08-05_1179France’s Jean-Baptise Dubourg enters his home round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Loheac in France this weekend, the ninth race in his first full season in World RX, driving a Peugeot 208 WRX for the DA Racing team.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Flashback: Last time out at Loheac RX

The FIA World Rallycross Championship returns to Europe this weekend for the ninth round at Loheac in France

DriverSweden’s Johan Kristoffersson leads the World RX Drivers’ Championship, and it was at the French circuit twelve months ago where he scored his second World RX win, by dominating Sunday’s action.

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Aug 31

Fan activities galore in store for 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans

Owing its heritage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in La Sarthe, France, Motul Petit Le Mans will celebrate 20 years 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the famed Motul Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta will offer a multitude of new fan activities at this year’s event to support the wheel-to-wheel racing action on track, October 4 – 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

Sebastien Bourdais

The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 24

Robert Kubica to drive the R.S.17 at Hungaroring on August 2

This day is a new phase in assessing Robert Kubica’s capabilities

2017-06-09-08-33-16_0005Following two days of testing with a V8-powered 2012 Formula 1 car, the E20, on June 7 in Valencia, Spain and again on July 12 at Le Castellet in France, Robert Kubica will drive the R.S.17, on August 2 at the test session taking place at Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Ferrari Challenge Europe: Grossmann, Liebhauser and Hassid triumph at Paul Ricard

The Coppa Shell kicked off the day again on Sunday. The Trofeo Pirelli race was spectacular and brimming with drama.

Ferrari Challenge Europe Grossmann, Liebhauser and Hassid triumph at Paul RicardBjorn Grossmann, Jens Liebhauser and Henry Hassid won the second races of the fourth round of the Ferrari Challenge Europe at Le Castellet in France. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

The Paul Ricard Circuit will host a new challenge in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe

The third round of the season will take place in France, Le Castellet, from June 23-25

Galbiati_RodaOn the weekend of June 23-25, the Paul Ricard Circuit will host the third of the six double rounds of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. In France, the one-make series of Sant’Agata Bolognese will be halfway through a season that until now has not failed to offer entertainment and a constant change of protagonists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

2017 Blancpain GT Sports Club reaches halfway mark at Paul Ricard

SRO Motorsports Group’s Bronze-only drivers series travels to the French Grand Prix venue

An exciting group of 23 Blancpain GT Sports Club cars are preparing to make the trip to the south of France, with Circuit Paul Ricard welcoming round three of this year’s six-event campaign on June 24-25. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Gautier Paulin Third overall at MXGP of France

FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 9

Gautier Paulin Third overall at MXGP of FranceContinuing his impressive run of form in the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin wrapped up his home round of the MXGP series in France with a strong third overall, moving to second in the MXGP class’ championship standings. Winning the opening MXGP moto Max Nagl earned fourth overall in the 450cc class.

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May 21

Showdown at Le Mans: Viñales vs Rossi for the #FrenchGP

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

Unaware of Rossi's crash, Viñales pushed to the limit to win the raceLast lap drama and a huge Championship shake up as Viñales pushes the ‘Doctor’ to his limits. The first Movistar Yamaha duel of the season saw Maverick Viñales the man to take the stunning 500th win for Yamaha after a clash of the titans at Le Mans – with the tremors from the French GP felt throughout the Championship standings.

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May 20

Viñales lights up Le Mans as Zarco steals the spotlight

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France 

Valentino Rossi Ciao Le Mans!!Yamaha domination in France as Viñales takes pole, Zarco flies the flag – and Rossi starts from the front. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Challenging city tour for the FIA Formula 3 drivers

“Overtaking in Pau is virtually impossible” – Callum Ilott

Challenging city tour for the FIA Formula 3 driversWith the first two race meetings of the 2017 season contested at the Formula One circuits of Silverstone and Monza, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns now head to Pau, France, to take on the first street races of the season.

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Apr 26

Renault to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1 at Classic Days 2017

The programme at the French circuit includes track runs by the RS01 and the RE40

Renault to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1 at Classic Days 2017 1As part of its celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1, Renault will be presenting a retrospective of its prestigious past in grand prix racing with a display of 11 F1 cars at Classic Days 2017 (Magny-Cours, France). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

NextEV launches world’s fastest electric car

FIA Formula E Championship manufacturer NextEV launched its all-electric NIO EP9 road car at a glamorous event at the Saatchi Gallery in London

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The electric supercar has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m05.12s, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m40s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Pagenaud enjoys hero’s welcome with champion’s tour of France (+video)

“Paris is like Indy car racing”

Simon PagenaudAfter earning the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship with his race win at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in September, Simon Pagenaud didn’t let off the throttle. Within days of the title, he completed a media tour in New York City and another in Indianapolis before being presented with the prestigious Astor Cup at the INDYCAR Championship Celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

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