Tag Archive: Ricardo Tormo circuit

Mar 31

Fourteen drivers line-up for Valencia Auto GP test

The 2014 Auto GP season is ready to get underway

Auto GP With its long winter break finally coming to an end, the series, managed by Enzo Coloni, will be back on-track for a collective test session scheduled for Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd at Valencia.

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Mar 27

Three Kumho Tyre compounds available in upcoming Valencia Auto GP test

Every team on the entry least will be allotted four sets of tyres

Auto GP - Kumho Three tyre compounds will provided by Kumho Tyre in the upcoming Auto GP collective test session at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

Changes to Regulations for 2014

FIM logoThe Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), met at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on 08 November 2013 in the presence of MM Daniel Carrera, Gregorio Lavilla (WSBK-Dorna) and Paul Duparc (FIM). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 18 preview, Valencia

Ricardo Tormo Circuit preview

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez on trackFor the first time since 2006, the MotoGP™ World Championship will be decided at the last race of the year, as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo prepare for an end-of-season spectacular in front of a vocal Spanish crowd at Valencia.

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Oct 05

Official says Valencia’s F1 foray ended

“You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn’t want to marry”

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia, already absent from this year’s calendar and also not scheduled to host a race in 2014, has called time on its formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Valencia mayor rejected proposal to move GP

“The budget of Valencia is for Valencians”

Valencia Street Circuit logoThe mayor of Valencia rejected a proposal that might have saved the European grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Yann Cunha on the Valencia grid with Ombra Racing

 21 year-old from Brazil

Auto GP World SeriesAfter Sten Pentus another newcomer will join Auto GP World Series in Valencia, it’s Yann Cunha, who will drive the #23 entry of Ombra Racing on the Spanish track. A 21 year-old from Brazil, Cunha has been a strong F3 contender in the last few seasons, clinching wins both in South America and in Europe.

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Mar 27

Sten Pentus joins Auto GP World Series with Virtuosi UK

There’s a new-entry for the upcoming Valencia round of the Auto GP World Series.

Auto GP - Sten PentusAuto GP World SeriesEstonian talent Sten Pentus has found an agreement with Vituosi UK and will join the Championship on the Spanish track, hoping to leave his mark straight out of the box. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Return to full speed will take ‘a while’ – Raikkonen

There was much excitement in the F1 world on Monday when Kimi Raikkonen returned to a circuit at the wheel of a grand prix car.

2012-01-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 032012-01-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 04813 days after he stepped out of his 2009 Ferrari for the last time, the former world champion began a two-day re-acclimatisation test at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.

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Nov 01

Bridgestone MotoGP Valencia preview

Round 18

MotoGP logoBridgestone MotoGP 2011-03-28The Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia plays host to the final round of the season on 6 November and the MotoGP community travels there to honour and pay tribute to the memory of Marco Simoncelli.

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Oct 02

Marco Wittmann keeps title race open in the second race (+result)

A 1-2 for Mücke at Valencia – Roberto Merhi third in first race

Marco Wittmann portraitF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMarco Wittmann (Signature) claimed victory in the second race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.005 kilometres long Ricardo Tormo circuit. The German crossed the finish line ahead of second-placed Kimiya Sato (Motopark) and Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam), who finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Roberto Merhi ahead of Mücke duo in qualifying

Ricardo Tormo Circuit qualifying report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 4.005 kilometres long Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia, title favourite Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 1:27.860 minutes) secured pole position for race three.

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Sep 16

Ferrari hails Perez after test in 2009 car

Perez admitted his objective is to race for Ferrari one day.

Ferrari Driver Academy2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team- Barcelona - Sergio Perez 04Ferrari had high praise for Sergio Perez after the Mexican on Thursday tested one of the Italian team’s single seaters for the first time. A race rookie with Sauber in 2011, 21-year-old Perez is also a leading member of Ferrari’s driver ‘academy’ and tipped as a possible future replacement for Felipe Massa.

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Feb 07

Successful start to Cosworth’s pre-season testing programme

Cosworth-powered AT&T Williams and Marussia Virgin Racing entries unveiled

Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3CosworthCosworth has today attended the launch of the all-new Marussia Virgin Racing MVR-02 race car which took place at BBC Television Centre in London. The reveal of the Cosworth-powered MVR-02 today comes one week after the launch of the AT&T Williams FW33 which has seen Cosworth work closely with Williams to fully integrate the CA engine with Williams’ own KERS system, creating a new version of the 2.4 litre V8 engine to be designated CA2011k. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Innovation and caution as test season starts

 More than one hundred pictures of 2011 F1

2011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing  - Sebastian Vettel - 00172011-02-01 - AT&T Williams - Valencia - Rubens Barrichello 03There were no bold statements at Valencia after Tuesday’s opening day of pre-season testing. The usually furtive 2010 runner-up Fernando Alonso tested at the wheel of Ferrari’s new F150 and claimed to have not even looked at reigning champion Red Bull’s 2011 challenger.

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Feb 01

RB7 is launched: 6 weeks to go; 2 titles to defend

 Red Bull reveals 2011 car at Valencia

2011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing - 00052011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing - 0015What do they think? We’ll find out soon… Red Bull Racing launched its 2011 challenger – the RB7 – today at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia, Spain.

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Feb 01

Renault stuns F1 with ‘invisible’ exhausts

“Quite revolutionary in a number of areas”, “very bold design”

2011-01-20 - Lotus Renault GP 052011-01-20 - Lotus Renault GP 06According to widespread speculation at Valencia, Renault’s claim that its 2011 car is “aggressive” and innovative is not just standard pre-season rhetoric. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Sticky: Pirelli takes to the track for the first official Formula one test of 2011

The Formula One teams will test the latest evolution of the new Pirelli PZero tyres

2010-11-18 - Pirelli 00112011-01-16 - Pirelli 0032“We arrive in Valencia with all our compounds defined and ready to offer the teams different tyre solutions, having enjoyed an intense and fruitful collaboration so far. This test will provide us with some useful feedback and a valuable taste of the season to come” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Kobayashi to debut new Sauber on January 31

“I am looking forward to the moment when it goes out of the box” – Peter Sauber

2010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber C30-Ferrari 022010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber C30-Ferrari 03Kamui Kobayashi will be at the wheel when Sauber’s 2011 car makes its track debut on the day before group testing begins at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Red Bull confirms 1 February reveal for RB7

Red Bull has confirmed that its 2011 car, the RB7, will be revealed on 1 February.

Red Bull Racing Forumla One Team logoThe low-key unveiling will take place on the morning of the first day of pre-season group testing at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

2011 Williams to debut on 1 February – team

Williams has cleared up a round of confusion about its plans for the debut of its 2011 car.

Dean Stoneman - Williams FW 32 022010-11-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 03We reported earlier that the FW33 will be ready for the opening of the Valencia group test on February 1, with Rubens Barrichello at the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Williams to use interim car at first test – report

Williams will likely have an “interim car” at the test rather than the new FW33

2010-10-24 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 032010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 05Five teams are likely to have not yet launched their 2011 cars by the time of the opening pre-season group test beginning 1 February. That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, contradicting other reports that said Williams and Lotus will be ready with their new single seaters at Cheste’s Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia early next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Petrov to debut 2011 Renault at Valencia

“At the moment our car looks good and this year will be easier for me”

2010-05-08 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 32010-05-30 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov, not his highly rated teammate Robert Kubica, will be giving Renault’s 2011 car its maiden outing at Valencia next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Lotus to launch at Valencia, not leaving FOTA

“We think Fota is very good and very important”

Team Lotus logoFOTATeam Lotus will have its 2011 car at the opening test in Valencia but is not planning a traditional “launch”, a spokesperson said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Toro Rosso confirmed that its 2011 car will be launched on the first day of winter testing.

Toro Rosso confirms 1 February car launch

2010-10-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 02A spokesman for the Faenza based team said earlier this month that the STR6 is scheduled to be up and running “for the first test in Valencia” on 1 February. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Sauber, Toro Rosso say new cars on track for first test

Sauber’s 2011 car will be unveiled at Valencia on January 31; the day before winter testing begins.

2010-09-26 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 012010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 1The Swiss team announced on Friday that the Ferrari-powered C30 will be launched at Valencia’s permanent Ricardo Tormo circuit, the scene of the first group test of the 2011 pre-season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

No Portimao on 2011 winter test schedule

Interlagos improves F1 safety after fatal crash

Autodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaointerlagosReports that Portimao will host an official pre-season test early next year have proved wide of the mark. A British magazine said earlier this month that one of the few winter tests will take place at the Portuguese circuit in addition to the more usual Spanish venues. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Button frustrated, Alonso cautious after test

“I’m happy to be in the car, but I remain cautious,” he said.

2010-01-29 - MP4-25 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 05 - Jenson Button 04World champion Jenson Button on Wednesday had a “frustrating” opening day at the wheel of his 2010 mount.

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Feb 04

Mercedes figures admit W01 down on pace

Schumacher to remain team ‘number 1′ – Horner

2010-02-03 - Mercedez GP Petronas 01Key figures of the Mercedes GP team have admitted they have work to do to bring the new W01 car up to speed. “I think we are behind somewhat,” Michael Schumacher told Germany’s cnewspaper, after achieving the third best time on the final day of the opening test of the pre-season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Petrov with Renault team at Valencia on Sunday

Vitaly Petrov will almost certainly be named as Robert Kubica’s 2010 teammate on Sunday.

Reports with multiple sources last week said the Russian GP2 driver is set to make his F1 debut in 2010 with Renault. On Sunday, the 25-year-old – who is heavily sponsored but also highly rated after finishing F1’s feeder series behind Nico Rosberg last season – arrived at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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