Tag Archive: France

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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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 »

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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 »
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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