Tag Archive: Marrakech

Apr 10

Auto GP set for opener at Marrakech

Both races will be televised live by Eurosport

AutoGP The 2014 Auto GP series is set for its grand opening this weekend at the Marrakech street course as the championship, promoted by Enzo Coloni, is ready to re-fire the engines for its fifth season.

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Apr 10

Kimiya Sato in Auto GP return for Marrakech race with Euronova

Track action starts on Friday
Auto GP - Kimiya Sato Kimiya Sato, who finished runner up in last year’s Auto GP Championship will return to the series this weekend for the opening round in Marrakech.

Apr 07

Sato in Auto GP return for Marrakech race

Auto GP World Series Round #1

Kimiya Sato Kimiya Sato, who finished runner up in last year’s Auto GP Championship will return to the series this weekend for the opening round in Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Markus Pommer joins Super Nova for Auto GP Championship assault

The Auto GP season begins in Marrakech on 12/13th April

Auto GP - Super Nova - Markus Pommer Markus Pommer will drive for Super Nova from the opening Auto GP round in Marrakech next weekend following an impressive showing at the recent Official test in Valencia, where he was regularly topping the times. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Sergio Campana with Zele Racing in Auto GP 2014

“We are very happy to have to an agreement with Sergio” – Michael Zele

Auto GP - Sergio Campana Sergio Campana, who won the 2011 Italian F3 title, which earned him a Ferrari F1 test drive, is going into his third AutoGP season with Zele Racing.

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Jan 30

Michela Cerruti signs for 2014 Auto GP Championship campaign

Miki will use her lucky number 88 to race with this year

Michela Cerruti Super Nova is delighted to announce that the first driver in its 2014 Auto GP line-up is Italian talent Michela Cerruti, from Milan.

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Jan 26

Auto GP secures Eurosport live coverage

Partnership with WTCC, DTM, ELMS for 2014

AutoGP Auto GP Organization is proud to announce its 2014 calendar. As previously announced, the series will contest its fifth season over eight rounds, all of them on circuits steeped in motorsports history.

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Apr 06

Marrakech, race 1: Sergio Campana (Ibiza Racing Team) dominates

“I had high expectations for this race because last year’s win made me confident”

Auto GP - Sergio CampanaSergio Campana (Ibiza Racing Team) scored a dominant win in the first race of the Auto GP weekend at Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Marrakech, qualifying: Sergio Campana (Ibiza Racing Team) cruises to pole

Zele Racing’s Narain Karthikeyan is set to start from the outside pole

Auto GP - Sergio CampanaSergio Campana (Ibiza Racing Team) cruised to a spectacular pole at Marrakech in the second round of the 2013 Auto GP Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Marrakech, free practice: Narain Karthikeyan (Zele Racing) goes to front

After having a tough time in Monza, Karthikeyan is looking forward to qualifying

Auto GP - Zele Racing - Narain KarthikeyanThe new Auto GP car already proved faster than its predecessor at Marrakech, in the practice session for round 2 of the 2013 season.

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Apr 05

Marrakech activity suspended due to rain and hail for Auto GP

Heavy rainfalls continued to hit the track throughout the day, literally flooding the venue.

Auto GP PaddockAfter a rain and hail storm led to the cancellation of the first Auto GP practice session in Marrakech, the stewards called the whole day off in Morocco as the circuit turned out to be impracticable. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Rain cancels first practice session in Marrakech

Free practice cancelled

Auto GP RainDue to adverse weather conditions and to the huge amount of water that fell on-track at Marrakech, the streetcourse, set in the outskirts of the Moroccan city, has thus been declared impracticable. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Giacomo Ricci looks forward to 2013 Auto GP

Giacomo Ricci is looking forward to the 2013 Auto Gp championship

Auto GP - Giacomo RicciAuto GP 2013The Italian-based racer, born on March the 30th, 1985 in Milan, has become one of the most experienced and competitive drivers of the European motorsports panorama. Last season, he drove for Team MLR71 and also joined them for postseason testing at Barcelona. He entered two rounds and ended up onto the podium twice, at Monza and Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Series leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Italian young gun Antonio Spavone were happy to share their thoughts about the track.

Quaife-Hobbs and Spavone ready for Curitiba

Auto GP - Antonio SpavoneAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAfter getting some hints on the key spots of the Curitiba track from home racer Victor Guerin, it’s time to see how the other drivers of the Auto GP field prepared themselves for the Brazilian race.

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Apr 27

Van der Drift: “A much awaited win”

With his Race 2 success in Marrakech, Chris van der Drift ended a 21-month-long streak without a win.

Auto GP - Chris van der DriftAuto GP World SeriesA widely recognized talent, the kiwi driver had to face tough times since his huge Brands Hatch crash in 2010 and this also explains why his win in Marrakech was hailed by big smiles throughout the whole Auto GP paddock, with everybody seeing it as a deserved reward after a very unlucky period.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Stunning TV figures for the first Auto GP rounds

Auto GP keeps going from strength to strength even when it comes to TV figures.

Auto GP World SeriesAutoGP - 25deJongThe Series, which averaged an audience of nearly 3 million viewers per race in 2011 in Europe alone, managed to do even better in the first rounds of the 2012 campaign. Both the Valencia and Marrakech events were followed on Eurosport and Eurosport 2 by more than 3.500.000 viewers (*), a 25% improvement compared to the 2007 average. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Van der Drift pips Sirotkin to Marrakech Race 2 win

Chris Van der Drift is the second “king” of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend, after winning today’s race 2 with a stunning performance.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Chris Van der DriftIn a season that already saw 5 different winners in 6 rounds, the Kiwi driver bagged the first success for him and MP Motorsport thanks to both a masterful drive and a very good job by his pit-wall staff. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Campana beats Quaife-Hobbs to Marrakech Race 1 win

Sergio Campana is the fourth different winner of the Auto GP 2012 season

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sergio Campana ROM_WinThe Italian F3 Champion took an amazing success crossing the line with an advantage of just two tenths on championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, after a glowing-hot fight in the last five laps of the Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Sirotkin takes Marrakech pole

Sergey Sirotkin will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Race 1 on the Marrakech Moulay El Hassan circuit.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was quickest in a session that was stopped two times in the last 10 minutes, spoiling the plans of teams and drivers: the red flag was waved a first time after Yann Cunha stopped on track for a technical issue with 10 minutes to go, and again when also Giacomo Ricci’s car came to a halt with just 5 minutes to the end of the session.

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Apr 13

Marrakech, Free Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs takes the lead

Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was quickest at the end of the second Auto GP practice on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe brit of SuperNova topped the sheets with a 1’29”336 that was nearly 3 tenths better than his fastest rival. Even more impressively, Quaife-Hobbs managed to keep the lead despite missing half of the session due to a spin and a consequent engine stall that forced the marshals to push his car off the track.

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