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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Apr 13

Campana tops first Marrakech practice

Sergio Campana topped the timesheets in the first Free Practice session on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.

Auto GP - Sergio CampanaAuto GP World SeriesThe reigning Italian F3 Champion posted the fastest lap right in the last minutes of a session that was made particularly tricky by a brief rain shower that dampened the track with just 40 minutes to the green light. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Auto GP to introduce a new car in 2013

In order to bring our championship even closer to the standards boasted by the top step of the motorsport ladder

Auto GP - TeamsAuto GP World SeriesWith the championship already entering its third event, scheduled for the coming weekend on the Marrakech street track, for Auto GP it’s already time to start planning for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kumho Tyres is ready for the Marrakech challenge

With 2012 Auto GP welcomed Kumho Tyres as its Official Tyre Supplier.

Auto GP World SeriesAutoGP - Kumho TyresThe Korean manufacturer was eager to support the championship in his decision to provide drivers and teams two different compounds for each race weekend, and even decided to go for a purpose designed “supersoft” tyre for Marrakech, to help the Auto GP competitors in coping with the low level of grip typical of street tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Spavone: “I expect a good feeling in Marrakech”

At just 17, Antonio Spavone is one of the younger drivers on the Auto GP grid

Auto GP - Antonio SpavoneAuto GP World SeriesComing from Formula Abarth, the Italian talent from Naples has decided to take an early leap to powerful machinery with Auto GP and is boasting some very good performances: already a top ten finsher in Monza, Antonio confirmed his potential in Valencia and he could have done better if it wasn’t for some issues in both pit-stops. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Auto GP becomes Auto GP World Series

2012 intercontinental calendar is confirmed

AutoGP World Series AutoGP - PaddockAuto GP keeps growing steadily: entering its third year, the Championship has changed its name to become Auto GP World Series. Not a big change in terms of wording, but an important update that reflects the intercontinental evolution that the Series undertook for 2012, as the Organization confirmed the expansion plan announced last September.

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Feb 13

Parthiva Sureshwaren secures F2 return

Lycamobile-backed Indian racer targets strong results in 2012

F2 - Parthiva SureshwarenF2 - Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to F2 in 2012India’s Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship after renewing his sponsorship partnership with mobile network provider Lycamobile.

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Apr 13

Budapest to host second Auto GP round

Budapest will replace Marrakech in the Auto GP calendar, hosting the second round of the 2011 season.

Auto GPCircuit Hungaroring.pngThe Hungarian permanent circuit will step-in for the Moroccan street course keeping the same date, the weekend from 3 to 5 June. Obviously, the tie-up with the World Touring Car Championship is confirmed: at Hungaroring Auto GP and WTCC will share the track for the second time after Monza, where the 2011 Auto GP season will debut on May 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Marrakech round to be replaced

We fully support the decision made by FIA and WTCC

Auto GPFlagworld - FIAThe race event in Marrakech, that was meant to be the second round of the Auto GP 2011 Championship together with the World Touring Car Championship, has been cancelled and will be replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Auto GP joins WTCC and Eurosport for seven meetings

2011 calendar

Auto GP - MonzaWTCC and Auto GP are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement that will see Auto GP become the partner series of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Philipp Eng takes hard fought race two win (+ photos, + results)

Austrian withstands heavy pressure from Stoneman to take second victory of season

F2 - Philipp Eng celebrates Philipp Eng recorded an extremely hard fought win in the second race at Marrakech, the Austrian withstanding heavy pressure from a charging Dean Stoneman to clinch his second victory of the year and extend his lead in the championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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