Tag Archive: Magny-Cours

Mar 21

Campos Racing to head over to Estoril for first GP3 collective testing

The first collective testing of the GP3 Series will take place at Estoril

F80P9705After completing a successful shakedown at Magny-Cours, Campos Racing and its drivers will carry out a three-day collective testing at Estoril Read the rest of this entry »

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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Mar 02

Fuoco, Leclerc & Alesi named in Ferrari Driver Academy

Fuoco retained, new recruits are Leclerc and Alesi

Fuoco, Leclerc & Alesi named in Ferrari Driver AcademyIt’s time for announcements regarding the Ferrari Driver Academy, which sees three current students of the Maranello academy in action at the GP3 shakedown in Magny-Cours. The school, which is now run by Massimo Rivola and features a new logo this year, has opened its gates to two promising youngsters on the international motor sport scene.

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Oct 04

Rea ends Fassi French Round with the double (WSS Race below)

Davies and Sykes complete Magny-Cours Race 2 podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea proved his speed once more by taking a dry Race 2 win and the double The second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Rea masters wet conditions in Race 1 at Magny-Cours

Sykes edged in the closing stages as Guintoli claims home podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea The opening WorldSBK race of the day at a very wet Magny-Cours has been won by newly crowned Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea after a reduced race distance of 19 laps.

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Oct 02

Rea leads proceedings on opening day in France (updated)

Davies, Sykes, Haslam and Lowes complete an all-British top 5 at Magny-Cours.

WSBK - Jonathan Rea The opening day’s Free Practice sessions for the Fassi French Round drew to a close with new WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea leading the way aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R.

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Sep 30

France in WorldSBK history

Having hosted many season-ending races, Magny-Cours has seen plenty of drama…

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black France staged its first World Superbike event in the first ever season, 1988. Fabrizio Pirovano won aboard his Yamaha at Le Mans, in what turned out to be the only race to take place that weekend.

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Sep 28

All focus shifts to battle for second at #FrenchWorldSBK

With Rea already crowned World Champion, the series heads to Magny-Cours

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Situated close to the towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers, the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (to give it its full title) is found in the centre of France and some 250 kilometres from capital city Paris. On no less than 15 occasions has it hosted the historic Bol d’Or motorcycle race and was also a home of Formula 1 car racing until 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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Oct 05

Melandri edges out Guintoli for the win in Race 2

Melandri elevates himself to third place in the standings

WSBK - Race 2 Podium In similar conditions to the opening race of the day, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won Race 2 at Magny-Cours as he crossed the finish line with a 2.6 second advantage over Sylvain Guintoli.

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Oct 02

WSBK riders play petanque on the starting grid

The riders will hit the track tomorrow for the first free practice sessions for all classes.

Action shot Media Event The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours hosted the usual Thursday Media Event to kick-start the penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Sep 29

High stakes for the penultimate round at Magny-Cours

The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place this weekend at Magny-Cours.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The stakes are high for this year’s title as series leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) heads to France with a 31 point advantage with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team).

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Aug 19

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 calendar update

As announced, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS classes will take place in Doha, Qatar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to announce that the Free State South African Round which was cancelled (Press Release of 31 July) will not be replaced by any other event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1’s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Ecclestone says no to Magny Cours return

Bernie Ecclestone gave a clear “no” when asked if France is on the brink of returning to F1.

2012-11-15_0008 A week ago, former grand prix venue Magny Cours’ boss Serge Saulnier told Infosport: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Magny Cours on pole for 2015 F1 return

“If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks”

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Magny Cours is on pole position to return to the F1 calendar next year, the boss of the former French grand prix venue has said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

No return to India in 2015 – Ecclestone

F1 will not be returning to India next year.

Indian Grand Prix The race near New Delhi, having joined the calendar in 2011, is absent from this season’s schedule mainly because of the sport’s issues with the Indian tax situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Rumour – Renault also testing 2014 turbo engine

The rumoured ‘secret’ Renault test took place at Magny Cours

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (6)Hot on the heels of reports Ferrari may have track tested its turbo V6 engine, it emerges that Renault might also have done the same. Read the rest of this entry »

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