Tag Archive: Javier Villa

Jul 26

Flashback: Tours Speedway

Spectacular racing on the 600-metre circuit

Tours Speedway logoTours Speedway The EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series’ maiden oval event at Tours Speedway (7/8 July) proved a resounding success and has provided a tremendous boost as the championship looks towards the future.

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Jul 08

Hélary wins ahead of US outing

 Once in control, nothing and no one could deprive Hélary of victory

Tours Speedway logoEuro Racecar Touring Series logoEric Hélary enjoyed the best preparation possible for his upcoming American NASCAR appearance by claiming victory in the weekend’s second Elite Super Final race this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Ben Kennedy makes history

Historical, exceptional, grand and enjoyable

Euro Racecar Touring Series logoTours Speedway logoEurope’s first NASCAR race staged on an oval produced an historic debut victory for Ben Kennedy who used all of his experience to win the Michelin 100 at Tours Speedway amid – what will go down as another first – wet conditions. For the EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series it could not have been a better occasion with the joy of spectators and wider community combining to make this event a triumph.

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Jul 07

The first ever meeting held around a NASCAR oval in Europe began on Friday 6 July at Tours Speedway with the various set-up procedures and free practice

Vilarino and Villa set the tone

Euro Racecar Touring Series logoTours Speedway logoIndeed, it has been a busy first day for the EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series drivers in which history will remember Ander Vilarino and Javier Villa setting the fastest laps.

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Jul 05

News & Notes: Days of Thunder!

“It’s a dream come true”  – Jérôme Galpin 

Euro Racecar NASCAR logoHaving ushered in a new era this year, the second half of the 2012 EURO-RACECAR season will witness another significant first for the category as it stages the maiden NASCAR Series oval race in Europe (July 6-8). Organised in conjunction with the FFSA, the 600m Tours Speedway oval that lies at the heart of the Indre-et-Loire city will provide a brand new playground for the competitors.

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Oct 11

Sponsor shortage dents Villa’s HRT hopes

A lack of sponsorship looks to have dented a rookie Spaniard’s chances of joining the F1 grid.

GP2 - Super Nova Racing - Javier Villa 012011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Vitantonio Liuzzi 03Earlier this year it was rumoured Vitantonio Liuzzi could lose his HRT seat as the Spanish team eyes a place for Javier Villa. The 23-year-old, who drives a BMW in the world touring car championship, was reportedly targeted for a prominent role by the team’s new owner Thesan Capital.

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Aug 22

HRT admits eyeing Spanish race driver

The HRT team has admitted it is looking around for a Spanish driver.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 012011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 06Despite Thesan Capital taking over recently and dropping the Hispania moniker and flag logo, the back-of-the-grid team said it is still committed to upping its Spanish identity.

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Jul 24

Soucek hints at F1 team ‘negotiations’

Andy Soucek has revealed he could be on the verge of breaking back into formula one

2010-06-13 - Virgin Racing - Andy SoucekUSF1The Spaniard was Virgin’s test and reserve driver last year but he left the role complaining that “You don’t even get in the car”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

Villa eyes Brazil GP debut in Liuzzi’s seat – report

Vitantonio Liuzzi could lose his seat at HRT later in 2011 as the Spanish team eyes a place for Javier Villa.

2011-07-09 - HRT F1 Team - Britain - Vitantonio Liuzzi 04GP2 - Super Nova Racing - Javier Villa 0123-year-old Spaniard Villa, who drives a BMW in the world touring car championship, has reportedly been targeted for a prominent role in 2012 by Hispania’s new owner Thesan Capital.

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Jul 06

HRT meets with Javier Villa in Madrid – report

Javier Villa has refused to deny speculation linking him with a race seat at HRT.

GP2 - Super Nova Racing - Javier Villa 0111 - HRT F1 TeamWith the team’s new owner Thesan Capital vowing to strengthen Hispania’s credentials as a truly Spanish outfit, former GP2 driver Villa was immediately linked with becoming HRT’s first Spanish racer.

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Jul 05

New owner eyes Spanish drivers and HQ after HRT buyout

Priorities will be to have the greatest possible number of Spanish personnel

2011-06-26 - HRT F1 Team - Spain - Vitantonio Liuzzi 012011-06-26 - HRT F1 Team - Spain - Jacky Eeckelaert - Vitantonio Liuzzi - Richard ConnellIn its first two seasons, Hispania has been effectively based at Colin Kolles’ Greding headquarters in Germany, with no Spanish drivers on the roster.

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May 17

Scuderia Coloni brings Ceccon to GP2 debut

Kevin Ceccon will drive for Scuderia Coloni in the Barcelona and Monaco GP2 rounds.

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Kevin CecconScuderia ColoniSo Paolo Coloni, the Italian team’s head manager, chose to bet on another Italian talent, remaining faithful to the same philosophy his team always followed in more than 30 years of motorsport history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Successful shakedown for the GP2/11 (updated)

All GP2 Series teams fruitfully ran one of their new cars at Paul Ricard
+ GP2 Series test in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Series MediaGP2 SeriesToday was an important milestone in GP2 Series history: for the first time the twelve teams entered in the category for 2011-2013 ran their brand new GP2/11 cars at circuit Paul Ricard under clear blue skies and on a 3D configuration track. Only one car per team was used for this shakedown during which fast times were not the priority. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Hispania an option for ousted de la Rosa

HRT could be an alternative employer for Pedro de la Rosa, who has been ousted as race driver by Sauber.

2010-06-13_0060Sports newspaper Diario AS said the struggling Spanish team Hispania “would like to have a high quality driver like Pedro as teammate for Bruno Senna”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

GP2 Series teams Spanish Grand Prix qualifying report

Spanish GP2 Series qualifying report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 07

Bird on top in first session (+results)

Briton takes top spot as season opens

Sam Bird has started his season with a shot across the bows of his rivals by putting himself at the top of the timesheets in today’s season opening free practice session here in Barcelona, finishing narrowly ahead of Charles Pic and Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Pastor Maldonado strikes again‏ (+results, +team reports, +photos, updated)

Young guns dominate last testing day at Paul Ricard, but Maldonado ends on top spot

Pastor Maldonado ended both three testing days at the top of the timing sheet in Le Castellet. He clocked in a best laptime of 1:09.784 this afternoon. This last day was also marked by rookies’ strong performances starting with Jules Bianchi who claimed this morning’s top spot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

Pastor Maldonado sets the pace‏ (+results, +team reports)

The test session will continue tomorrow at 9am local time

Rapax veteran quickest in opening day of first 2010 collective test session in Le Castellet The sixth season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Paul Ricard with a three-day official test session on a 3D configuration track. This week, all twenty four cars will be using Bridgestone medium compounds for the first two days and will conclude their tests on soft tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Giacomo Ricci flies to Bahrain sprint race victory (+results, + team reports, UPDATED)

Italian scores DPRs first win since 2005 and offers the British squad third place in the 2009-2010 GP2 Asia Series

Giacomo Ricci was all smiles and pumping the air with both fists on todays podium after he flew from fourth on the grid to leading the race even before Turn 1 and then pulled away from his rivals. Untouchable and extremely consistent, the Italian comfortably won his first GP2 Asia race with a 5.3s gap on ARTs Sam Bird. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Luca Filippi leads from start to finish (+results)

Bahrain GP2 Asia Series race 1 report

Luca Filippi gave MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com their first GP2 Asia victory today at Sakhir following a strong performance during the feature race and resisting race-long pressure from Series Champion Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

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