Tag Archive: Japan

Jan 17

A consortium of motorsport organisers has confirmed its ambitions to hold a WRC round in Japan for the first time since 2010

Japan confirms WRC ambitions

WRC Japan Round Bid Committee announced outline details of the planned event at the Tokyo Auto Salon, raising the prospect the country may host a round of the FIA World Rally Championship as early as 2019.  Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Borg-Warner Trophy makes triumphant return from successful tour of Japan

Formula One driver Jenson Button was impressed as he gazed at arguably the most famous trophy in all of international racing

Takuma SatoThe Borg-Warner Trophy is “Back Home Again in Indiana” after its first international trip. The iconic 81-year-old prize created lasting memories on its two-week journey to Japan to commemorate Takuma Sato as the first driver from the country to win the Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 29

WTCC: Michelisz is rainmaster for Honda in Japan

Kris Richard completes positive debut with Campos Racing in Japan

Race report: Michelisz is WTCC rainmaster for Honda in JapanNorbert Michelisz bagged a vital home win for Honda at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan today to remain firmly in contention for the FIA World Touring Car Championship crown. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

DTM return visit in Japan with three cars

Appearance in the SUPER GT finale at Motegi

DTM travels to Japan to showcase itself for the Japanese motor-racing enthusiasts in the SUPER GT season finale at Motegi. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 29

WEC: Full steam ahead for 6 Hours of Fuji

Toyota aiming to repeat 2016 home success

2017-09-14-0113With just over two weeks to go until the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji International Speedway in Japan, there are several driver changes on the entry list and plenty of hot topics to be discussed as the season approaches its final third. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 29

Schaeffler makes Formula E big in Japan

Formula E descended on the land of the rising sun last week, as part of the Ecology Mobility Fair in the business district of Marunouchi, Tokyo.

With its incredible Japanese architecture, fused with the beautiful greenery in the heart of the city, this could very well be a perfect location for a future ePrix… Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 06

WEC: Kobayashi looks forward to Fuji

Coming home

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0031 For any racing driver, racing at home holds special significance. The fans, the proximity to family, the familiarity of it all contributes to an exciting atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro determined to win in Shanghai

The Portuguese driver is also aiming to maintain his second place in the driver’s championship

WTCC - Tiago Monteiro Three weeks after claiming his 6th and 7th podium of the season in Japan, Tiago Monteiro is committed to providing Honda a new series of good results in Shanghai, home to round 10 of 12 in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 02

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro ready for his second home race’

The ambition is clear but Tiago knows that his rival teams will be firing on all cylinders in this final stretch of the FIA WTCC

WTCC Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar On September 3 and 4, Tiago Monteiro will participate on the Twin Ring Motegi circuit Japan, in what he considers to be his second home race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC.

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Aug 20

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealed

With FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi just two weeks away, here are the key timings.

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealedFollowing shakedown on Friday 2 September, the high-speed track action begins with Free Practice 1 from 08h45-09h15 on Saturday 3 September. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

Ragazzi takes Race 1 at Suzuka

Riccardo Ragazzi got back to winning ways in the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo_Riccardo Ragazzi (2) Victory arrived in Race 1 at Suzuka, Japan, in what is the fifth round in the series. Ragazzi made the most of the pole position he earned in the morning’s Super Pole to lead from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 13

Nobuharu Matsushita completes ART Grand Prix line up

F3 Japan Champion joins GP2 field

Nobuharu Matsushita completes ART Grand Prix line upART Grand Prix have confirmed that 21 year old Nobuharu Matsushita will join their 2015 GP2 Series campaign. Racing alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, the young Japanese driver will fight to return the team’s championship to the French based squad as he learns the ropes in the Formula One feeder series. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 31

Family denies Bianchi to leave Japan

Jules Bianchi’s family has denied reports the French driver could soon be transferred from the hospital in Japan.

2014-06-05_0125 This Sunday will mark four weeks since the Marussia driver’s life-threatening Suzuka crash, and the family announced in a new statement late on Thursday that Bianchi is still in a “critical but stable” condition. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 20

Go behind the scenes of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup with Ride the Future video

Seventh race of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup took place at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Japan.
Shell Advance Talent Cup logo The penultimate race weekend of the inaugural season saw all eyes focus on Japan’s young talents. Episode Five (8:38mins) goes behind the scenes with local riders Ayumu Sasaki, Ryo Mizuno and Tsubasa Yoshida as they take the cameras through their daily routine before switching their mindset to the challenge ahead which sees them turning their potential into performance, thanks also to Shell Advance.

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Oct 15

Isolated media reports regarding Jules Bianchi’s accident – A Response by the Marussia F1 Team

Angry Marussia slams Bianchi reports

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is shocked and angered by these allegations. Marussia on Wednesday hit back at media reports suggesting the team and Jules Bianchi were to blame for the Frenchman’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 12

Lorenzo wins the day and Marquez the MotoGP™ championship at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Japanese MotoGP race winner Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued his irresistible form in the second half of the 2014 MotoGP season as he won his second consecutive race at Motegi as Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez made it back-to-back MotoGP™ World Championship titles by taking second place in the Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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