Tag Archive: USA

Oct 23

Total Introduces high octane and high energy content bio-hydrocarbons in Formula 1® Racing Fuels

Total ACS and Gevo are looking forward to building on this success to include future formulations and product offerings

Total logo Total announced today that it has started to formulate, blend and supply Formula 1® racing fuels using renewable isooctane produced by Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Thursday Practice

Exciting start to the race weekend in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team, with the two innovative Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Aug 24

Calamia claims Race 3 in the USA

Mauro Calamia, from Swiss Team, took the win in the final race at Round 4 in the Maserati Trofeo World Series.

Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo - Maserati MC12 GT1 Centenario The action took place at the Virginia International Raceway and saw the Swiss driver turn around a weekend that did not get off to the best of starts.

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Apr 03

Canadian teams head for ACT Lee USA opener April 13

Labbé, Theetge, Bouvrette

ACT logo Several Quebec teams are set to help kick off the 2014 American Canadian Tour season at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 13.

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Jan 07

Formula E car performs maiden public demonstration run in Las Vegas

The event was held in conjunction with the International CES

Spark-Renault SRT_01E b The 100% electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E single-seater race car performed its first public demonstration run in Las Vegas, USA, on Monday, January 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Graham Rahal victorious at the 2013 Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge

Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, Indianapolis, USA

2013 Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge participantsAfter a successful debut event last year, Bridgestone Motorsport held the second Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge yesterday (Thursday 15 August) at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

FIA Formula 3 European Championship now also covered in Italy, Austria and Asia

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship attracts more and more attention

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe variegated grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with its top-class talents from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA makes for a memorable 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

2013 ECKC Schedule and Awards

Teams and drivers will once again compete in both Ontario and Quebec in season four of the championship

Rotax Max ECKC-CAClaude LamoureuxThe Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is set to maintain its status as the premier summer Rotax Max Challenge in North America with the release today of its 2013 schedule and the beginning of its awards package.

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Nov 18

Vettel likely to wrap up third title on Sunday

Sebastian Vettel is on the cusp of wrapping up his historic third consecutive drivers’ title, after totally dominating the weekend so far in Austin.

2012-11-16_00002012-11-16_0011If the pole-sitting German can steer his Red Bull to victory on Sunday, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will have to move up from eighth on the grid to fourth at the finish to keep the championship mathematically alive for next weekend’s Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Pedrosa’s victory at Indianapolis means he closes the gap to Lorenzo in the championship

MotoGP - Ben Spies leads the Indianapolis Grand PrixMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa in parc ferme at the Indianapolis Grand PrixDani Pedrosa won his second race of the season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday, the Repsol Honda rider winning the race ahead of compatriot Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha Factory Racing M1, while Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Andrea Dovizioso notched his fifth podium finish of the year.

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Aug 19

Pedrosa powers home from pole to win at Indianapolis

Round 11: Indianapolis Grand Prix – Race

MotoGP logoMotoGP - 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Race Winner Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa completed a dominant weekend on the Repsol Honda RC213V by scoring his second win of the season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to edge closer to rival Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP™ championship standings.

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Aug 18

Pedrosa sets new record on way to Indy pole position

Round 11: Indianapolis Grand Prix – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP QPMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP QPDani Pedrosa was again the quickest rider at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Repsol Honda setting a new pole position record to take the top slot on the grid for tomorrow’s Indianapolis Grand Prix.

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Aug 17

Round 11: Indianapolis Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

Pedrosa quickest on first day of Indy action

MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP FP2Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was the quickest rider in Friday practice at Indianapolis, the Spaniard being the only rider to break into the 1’39 bracket on a green track surface that provided a stern challenge to the 23 riders contesting this weekend’s Indianapolis Grand Prix.

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Aug 16

Edwards storms the Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge

Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, Indianapolis, USA

MotoGP - Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge winner Colin Edwards with Hiroshi YamadaMotoGP - Group shot with Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge participantsBridgestone Motorsport, previewing the MotoGP™ Indianapolis Grand Prix, held the inaugural Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge earlier today at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 11 preview

Indianapolis, USA race preview

MotoGP logoIndianapolis Motor Speedway logoThe second of two races taking place on American soil this season will be held this Sunday at one of the most revered motorsport venues in the world, the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, whose distinctive layout places significant demands on Bridgestone MotoGP™ tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Checa up and down as Melandri wins another

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took one race victory apiece

SBK - Monday_Race2_podiumSBK - Monday_Melandri_actionOn a sunny race day at Miller Motorsports Park the sixth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship delivered some great action and two different race winners to the 49,000 strong weekend crowd. In a landmark day for the series, race one saw World Superbike reach its 600th individual race mark.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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May 27

Smrz scores his first pole of the season

Earning the perfect starting place for Monday’s two SBK races.

SBK - Sunday_Smrz_Superpole_TissotSBK ENI Superbike logoJakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati) scored his first Tissot-Superpole win of the season after setting a lap time of 1 minute 47.626 seconds in the last of three sessions. It was his second career pole position in this class, following the one he obtained back in 2009 at Misano. Despite a few spots of rain appearing on the riders’ visors during a dry Superpole contest Smrz rode with full pace right at the end to earn the perfect starting place for Monday’s two SBK races.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Feb 21

Ray Junior Courtemanche tries out at the Bristol Motor Speedway Racetrack, Tennesse, USA

Ray Junior Courtemanche will be driving a Chevy Impala

Bonzai Racing logoRay Junior Courtemanche helmetOn February 27th, Ray Junior Courtemanche and his racing team, Danam Bonzaï Racing will participate in the NASCAR K&N series at the Bristol Motor Speedway racetrack. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Four Feathers Racing to support Young’s Daytona 200 debut

Aboard his Tim Hortons-Sudbury/Yamaha R6

Ben YoungIndiana-based Four Feathers Racing’s team principal Scotty Van Hawk has signed on to mentor and provide race strategy support to BYR / Fogi Racing’s development rider Ben Young for his debut at America’s most historic motorcycle event, the Daytona 200. Young, aboard his Tim Hortons-Sudbury/Yamaha R6 will take to the legendary Daytona International Speedway on March 15-17th 2012.

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Jan 20

Tim Hortons (Sudbury) to be Title Sponsor of Ben Young’s Daytona 200 effort

For the first race of the AMA Pro Road Racing 2012 season

Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons (Sudbury) will be Ben Young Racing / Fogi Racing’s Title Sponsor for the first race of the AMA Pro Road Racing 2012 season as well as the prestigious Daytona 200, which will be held at the legendary Daytona International Raceway, Daytona Beach. Florida, USA, March 15 – 17th 2012.

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Jan 20

OFFC welcomes Toyo Tires to the longest running F1600 Championship that Canada has ever had.

OFFC unveils new logo for 2012 season

Toyo Tires F1600 Championship logoMarc-Antoine Cardin F1600The new series name will become “The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship”. Toyo Tires will enter the 2012 season as the spec tire for F1600 cars which also welcomes Honda and HPD to the grid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Sticky: Happy New Year to all race fans, promoters and drivers

May 2012 be a successful year for all race drivers and event promoters in Quebec and worldwide

Bonne Année 2012flaglogoSaluting the end of 2011, Flagworld wishes to thank all our friends: race drivers, promoters and event organizers.  We love to participate in our way as media representatives for Flagworld Communications Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Audetto backs Auto GP expansion concept‏

The intercontinental expansion planned by Auto GP for 2012 keeps getting plaudits.

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GPThe Series announced an extended calendar for next year, with 8 events and three intercontinental trips to Brazil, USA and Japan: this means that, F1 aside, Auto GP will be the only open-wheel Series to touch three continents next season.

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Sep 15

Venturini: “I have high hopes for Mugello”

Last year Luca Filippi was the driver who opened and the closed the first Auto GP season

AutoGP - Griffitz Durango - Giovanni VenturiniAuto GPThe Italian driver managed to win both the Series maiden race in Brno and the last one at the Monza grand finale, something that made his season quite special. Now that Auto GP heads for its final 2011 round in Mugello there’s somebody who hopes to do the same: it’s Giovanni Venturini, the young gun fielded by Griffitz Durango.

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Jul 01

F1 needs two US races on east/west coasts – Whitmarsh

“The west coast and the east coast are the natural homes for F1 in America.” – Bob Fernley

2011-06-30 - FOTA - Martin Whitmarsh Chairman of FOTA and Team Principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ross Brawn 012011-06-30 - FOTA - Bob Fernley Deputy Team Principal Force India 01Formula one needs the US but Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he would have preferred a pair of races on the east and west coasts. After Indianapolis hosted America’s most recent grand prix in 2007, the sport will return to the USA next June to race on a bespoke circuit in the capital of Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Superbike World Championship round 5 preview

Team Alstare Suzuki Fabrizio boosted by Monza podium

Alstare SuzukiSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoTeam Alstare Suzuki rider Michel Fabrizio heads off to USA, with increased confidence thanks to his superb podium in the last round at Monza. This will be the fourth time that Miller has hosted a WSBK event and this year’s race once again takes place on a Monday, Memorial Day, a public holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

T-Minus 16 months

A look back at Daytona Endurance Racing : 2000 to to 2005 

Eagerly anticipated by drivers, auto manufacturers and race fans everywhere, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is the first major race of the world’s motor sport season. Every January, the Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) comes to life in celebration of this incredible endurance race, recognized by leading drivers as one of the most difficult in the world to win. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Hopes dashed at Petit Le Mans

After withdrawal of the Paul Miller Racing Porsche 911 GT3 ca

Luke Hines’ hopes of taking his first American Le Mans Series GTC class win in the final Series round — Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta — have been dashed following the withdrawal of the Paul Miller Racing Porsche 911 GT3 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Sticky: “We are sorry…”

Uncontrollable situation

For the past 24 hours, we (Flagworld) have been victim of a major failure from our hosting provider, which explains our absence from the web for such a long period, it was beyond our control. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Lorenzo victorious as asymmetric rear tyres quicken pace in USA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (+results)

Round 9: United States GP – Race

MotoGPFiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won the United States Grand Prix today, setting an impressive pace throughout on harder front and softer asymmetric rear Bridgestone slicks to record a new fastest total race time at Laguna Seca. In response to rider requests made last season, Bridgestone brought their asymmetric rear slicks to Laguna Seca this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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