Tag Archive: Le Mans

Apr 14

24 Hours of Le Mans – Allan McNish and Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish stories

Exactly 50 years ago, Stewart and Hill took it to 10th place overall and first British car ranked

After his first win at Le Mans with Porsche in 1998, Allan McNish was a part of Toyota’s debut in Formula 1 (16 Grand Prix in 2002), before turning permanently to endurance and building one of the most impressive records in the discipline: two additional victories at the 24 Hours (2008 and 2013), four at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012) and a world champion title (2013). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Kevin Estre on course for Le Mans! (+video)

For the past few years Kevin Estre has been looking for an opportunity to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This coming June the French driver will be at the start of the 83rd event at the wheel of a prototype Ligier JS P2 Honda entered by OAK Racing, shod by Dunlop with Laurens Vanthoor and Chris Cumming as team-mates. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Canadian International AutoShow

Deputy Consul General of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xu Wei  visits Canadian International AutoShow

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.org

It was a strong kick-off to the Canadian International AutoShow as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre opened its doors to CIAS 2015; Xue Bing, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto, attends the CIAS’s special celebration of the Year of the Sheep
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Canadian International AutoShow

The Hon. Joe Oliver and Mayor John Tory Officially Open 2015 Canadian International AutoShow

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.org

45 vehicles make their Canadian premiere and over 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs are on display at the Canadian International AutoShow, running February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Canadian International AutoShow

Dropping oil prices place demand for battery-powered cars in the parking lot

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.org

KPMG Survey: despite consumer trends, tech innovation low on auto execs’ agenda.
Battery-electric mobility faces a decline in popularity as automotive executives focus on traditional trends including optimizing the internal combustion engine (ICE) and growing in emerging markets, according to KPMG’s 2015 Global Automotive Executive Survey.

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Andres Mendez joins Zele Racing in Auto GP

Colombian driver Andrés Méndez will join Zele Racing for the 2015 Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo The 22-year-old from Bogotá, whose father and grandfather were both racing drivers, began kart racing in 2008. Former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Allan McNish discovered the teenager, and he was selected to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Canadian International AutoShow

Keynote address: Joe Hinrichs – Executive Vice President and President, of The Americas

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.org

It’s become tradition for a manufacturer representative to open the CIAS’s annual Press Preview with a state-of-the-industry address. This year, Ford Motor Company’s executive vice-president and president, The Americas, will open the show. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Canadian International AutoShow

News Highlights

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.org

Canada’s Oldest Car, World’s Smallest Car, Canada’s Most Luxurious Cars, Spectacular Collector Cars and Vehicle Premieres. You can see it at the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

A world class endurance racing programme for Alpine!

Drivers Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin will be joined by Vincent Capillaire

Alpine’s return to motor racing was announced at the start of the 2013 and has since harvested a long list of top results, including ELMS titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as LM P2 podium honours at Le Mans in 2014.

Feb 04

Green meets mean action at the CIAS

Here’s a glimpse of some “green” vehicles and their technologies

www.facebook.com/autoshowcanada, @autoshowcanada, #CIAS2015, @cdnintlautoshow, Road-Test.orgWho could have predicted a decade ago that the next-generation Acura NSX supercar, not to mention Le Mans racers like the World Championship winning Toyota TS030, would be hybrid powered?. They are, and you can see them at the 42nd edition of the Canadian International AutoShow. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Villorba Corse is pleased to officially announce that it will join the LMP3 category in the 2015 European Le Mans Series

Cetilar Villorba Corse enters 2015 ELMS in LMP3
Cetilar Villorba Corse - Ginetta Nissan LMP3 Pharmanutra brand will partner the Italian top team opening their Road to Le Mans programme with Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto at the wheel of the new Ginetta-Nissan prototype

Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

4-time Le Mans winner joins Skwirk Audi for Bathurst 12-Hour

Beechwood/Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra, 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour

SkwirkBeechwood Audi 12-months ago, the Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 team of dual Bathurst 12-Hour champion Rod Salmon revealed a strong lineup for the 2014 running of the event, after confirming former Bathurst 1000 champion Jason Bright would join the team.

Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Audi celebrates its successful racers

Audi celebrated the Audi Sport Finale 2014, the Audi motorsport squad’s traditional close of the season.

2014-01-16_0782 The evening was centered on the success achieved in the 2014 season and bid an emotional farewell to Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

David Coulthard crowned Champion of Champions

Thirteen-time Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard lifts the Race Of Champions trophy for the first time 

News imageMultiple Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow stars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions on a thrilling afternoon of action and entertainment at Bushy Park Barbados. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Team Nordic win the ROC Nations Cup

Tom Kristensen and Petter Solberg have stormed to the 2014 ROC Nations Cup title

News imageTeam Nordic’s Tom Kristensen and Petter Solberg are celebrating after they took a stunning victory in the 2014 ROC Nations Cup at Bushy Park Barbados. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Motor sport legends prepare for the Race Of Champions

Some of the world’s best drivers

News imageMany of the world’s greatest drivers have taken part in the first practice session at Bushy Park Barbados ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Countdown to ROC 2014: Race Of Champions in numbers

ROC 2014 in Barbados will be the 26th annual end-of-season Race Of Champions since its first event in Paris in 1988.

News imageBushy Park Barbados is ROC’s first host venue in the Americas – and the 11th overall – along with such prestigious host venues as London’s Wembley Stadium, the Stade de France in Paris and Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Sir Chris Hoy accelerates along the road to Le Mans with Nissan

Olympic legend and Nissan brand ambassador will be tested on track at Le Mans in 2015

RELEASE - Ginetta Nissan LMP3 700

Hoy will compete in a Le Mans style prototype racing car in the prestigious 2015 European Le Mans Series. Unique two-way relationship will see Sir Chris help Nissan #UniteAndExcite fans behind Rio 2016 athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Volkswagen Polo RX completes ROC 2014 car line-up

The Race Of Champions has been running for over 25 years

2014-08-08_0565 The stunning Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar will be in action at this weekend’s Race Of Champions at Bushy Park Barbados. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Mercedes Formula 1 car to appear at ROC Barbados

The car, which features a spectacular screaming V8 engine, will be driven by Pascal Wehrlein

News imageThis year’s Formula 1 world constructors’ champions Mercedes will bring their 2012 F1 car to the Race Of Champions at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Older posts «