Tag Archive: France

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 »

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 »

Sep 22

Two days of testing of Pirelli’s 2017 wet weather tyres conclude with Mercedes

From 14-16 October Red Bull will resume the testing programme of the new 2017 sizes

Pirelli The two days of Pirelli wet weather tyre testing in 2017 size have concluded at Paul Ricard in France, with Pascal Wehrlein taking the wheel for Mercedes on both days in a mule car that has been modified to simulate next year’s downforce levels. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team began a three-day test with Pirelli (+photos)

As part of the Italian marque’s tyre development programme for the 2017 season.

2016-09-06 - The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team began a three-day test with Pirelli (+photos) (1)Mercedes-Benz Junior Driver Pascal Wehrlein took the wheel of a modified version of the 2015 World Championship winning Silver Arrow, the F1 W06 Hybrid, for today’s running at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

World RX crews prepare for legendary Loheac event 

Loheac RX: Official event preview

World RX - Loheac The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will move to Brittany in north-west France this weekend for the most well-attended round of the World Championship: the Bretagne World RX of France. Last year’s race attracted a record crowd and the 2016 edition will be even more special as it marks the 40th anniversary since rallycross was first introduced in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Albatec Racing Fields Three Cars In Loheac

Reigning Euro RX champion Tommy Rustad will lead the team’s assault on the World RX event

DriverBritish-based team Albatec Racing will field three Peugeot 208 Supercars in the eighth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac in France next week.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Lithuania’s Naujokaitis joins World RX in Skoda Fabia

“The car has been built by the best Lithuanian and Czech Republic engineers” – Rimvis Mati

DriverLithuania’s Nerijus Naujokaitis will make his FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at Loheac in France next month, driving a brand new Skoda Fabia Supercar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Formula V8 3.5: Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) stays on top in Circuit Paul Ricard

The Russian driver topped the morning session, lapping in 1:49.606, before staying on top in the afternoon

Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) stays on top in Circuit Paul RicardEgor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) put together a dominant showing in practice for the fourth round of the Formula V8 3.5 season at the Paul Ricard venue in Le Castellet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Formula V8 3.5: Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) has the early advantage in France

The second session of free practice will be held this afternoon

Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) has the early advantage in FranceEnding a month-long break, the Formula V8 3.5 series lined-up today at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the opening practice session for the French event.Teams and drivers went on-track with nice weather and temperatures around 29°C, with a further increase set for the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

The excitement builds at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Two show cars previewing the all-new Alpine sports car due to be unveiled at the end of this year
Renault Formula 1 A500 prototype Excitement will continue to build around the legendary French sports car brand Alpine at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with no less than two show cars previewing its imminent new road-going sports car. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Advantage Yamaha in Le Mans

It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Rossi took back-to-back wins, but Matthew Birt believes that could all change in France

Advantage Yamaha in Le MansWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Lance Stroll makes strong start to FIA F3 Euro Series campaign

Lance records maiden F3 “pole” and secures second F3 career victory with race fastest lap on Paul Ricard debut

Lance Stroll makes strong start to FIA F3 Euro Series campaign Lance Stroll lies second in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship after the opening event of the season in Southern France this weekend (1-3 Apr).

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Mar 03

Positive conclusions from two day shakedown

Third generation car shows strong reliability in Magny-Cours

GP3 - Matevos Isaakyan (Koiranen GP) It was another fruitful day for the shakedown of the third generation car at Magny-Cours in France. The GP3/16 was once again run on track with all seven teams using just one car only. The purpose of this was for the squads to learn how to operate the brand new machine and to test its reliability. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Successful shakedown for the GP3/16 car in Magny-Cours

Positive opening day with the third generation car
GP3 - Magny-Cours - Jake Hughes (DAMS) History was made today when the GP3 teams got their first experience of the brand new GP3/16 car at a non-official test in Magny-Cours circuit in France.

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Feb 03

Renault launches comprehensive motorsport programme (+photos)

Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals Renault’s complete motorsport plan

2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today revealed Renault’s complete motorsport plans at an event held at the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France.

Dec 09

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has signed a new TV deal with French free-to-air broadcaster, L’Equipe 21

World RX signs new TV deal with L’Equipe 21 in France

World RX signs new TV deal with L'Equipe 21 in France L’Equipe 21 – which has a combined household reach of 24 million people – has televised World RX for the past two seasons and has committed to showing rallycross live on its TV channel for a further two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Spirited performances from Husqvarna riders at MXoN‏

Spirited performances from Husqvarna riders at MXoN

Signing off on their 2015 racing season by representing their respective national teams, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ factory backed MXGP racers Max Nagl and Todd Waters officially brought their 2015 seasons to an end at the FIM Motocross of Nations at Ernee, France. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

World RX prepares for iconic Loheac event in France

No fewer than four former French Rallycross Champions will race on home soil
World RX prepares for iconic Loheac event in France The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will move to Brittany this weekend for one of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the 13-round calendar: the Bretagne World RX of France. Last year’s race attracted a record crowd of 74,000 people and 2015 is shaping up to be just as successful with 20 home drivers including an exciting entry from multiple FIA World Touring Car Champion (WTCC), Yvan Muller. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Albatec heads to France for maiden Pont De Ruan outing

Julien Fébreau and Kristian Sohlberg to go up against the cream of French rallycrossers

Albatec Racing logo Albatec Racing continues its busy schedule as it travels to France this week to contest round six of the French Rallycross Championship at Pont de Ruan (11&12 July).

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Feb 07

Corsica returns to WRC calendar

The Tour de Corse will replace Rallye de France – Alsace in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship.

FFSA, motorsport’s governing body in France, confirmed on Friday (6 February) that the Mediterranean island event would return to the series as the 11th round on 1 – 4 October. Read the rest of this entry »

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