Tag Archive: World Touring Car Championship

May 01

Free Practice 2: FMS still on top. Regalia confirms his pace ahead of the amazing debutant Pulcini

Free Practice 1: Regalia (FMS) takes top spot ahead of Cecotto (Virtuosi) and Pizzonia (Zele)

Auto GP logoFacu Regalia, the Argentinian proved to be the quickest again during Auto GP Free Practice 2 at the Hungaroring. Series returnee Facu Regalia, 23 yrs old from Argentina, was the quickest on track during the first Auto GP Free Practice session at the Hungaroring – The South american (FMS Racing) stopped the clock at 1’36”121 getting ahead of second placed driver Johnny Cecotto jr. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Auto GP: Budapest set to host opening round of 6th edition

The opening round of 2015 will be on at the Hungaroring, as a support race for the World Touring Car Championship

Auto GP logoAuto GP will be soon back on-track for its sixth season continuing an history that began in 2010 with Romain Grosjean as the inaugural champion.

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Feb 13

WTCC: Campos Racing confirms 2015 driver line-up

Hugo Valente and John Filippi

They both will defend the Campos Racing colors in the World Touring Car Championship, as they will drive two Chevrolets RML Cruze TC1. For Filippi, after his rookie season in TC2 last year, it will be his official debut at the wheel of a TC1-specification car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Campos Racing confirms its entry in the GP3 Series

Campos Racing replaces Hilmer Motorsport

Campos Racing The Spanish team expands its motorsport programme towards the pinnacle of motorsport, each of the steps from go-karts to Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Atech Grand Prix becomes Bamboo Engineering

British team joins forces with GP3 team Atech

tamasmonzaGP3 SeriesGP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce that Atech Grand Prix and Bamboo Engineering have joined forces and will compete in GP3 for the 2013-2015 seasons under the name of the Silverstone Technology Park-based team. Founded in 2009, Bamboo Engineering have competed in the prestigious World Touring Car Championship. The newly-named team will run their GP3/13 cars for the first time on February 20-22 for the first official pre-season testing of year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Honda not ruling out F1 return

Honda is not ruling out a return to formula one in the future.

Flagworld - F1Honda logoThe Japanese carmaker pulled out of the sport after the 2008 season, amid the global financial crisis and the slump in new car sales. But Honda’s head of research and development Yoshiharu Yamamoto has told autocar.co.uk that the marque still sees F1 as an attractive platform. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Touring car and Indy offers for Sutil – report

Adrian Sutil looks set to keep his motor racing career alive in a category outside of formula one.

2011-07-24 - Force India F1 Team - Germany - Adrian Sutil 002011-06-12_0483The 29-year-old has been fully focused on F1 since 2006, when he was a test driver with the Midland (now Force India) team. He moved into the Silverstone based squad’s race seat the following season, but lost his place for 2012 as Nico Hulkenberg stepped up from the reserve role.

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Nov 07

Dan Wheldon will be honoured in a special memorial kart endurance event on Monday, December 5, at Daytona Milton Keynes

Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 2011-10-16Appropriately staged just 10 miles away from Dan’s hometown of Emberton, Buckinghamshire, the event will see drivers from across the realms of worldwide motorsport join together to remember their close friend and colleague.

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May 17

Monteiro replaces injured Lahaye at OAK Racing for Le Mans 24 Hours

The 34-year-old will partner Guillaume Moreau and Pierre Ragues

Tiago MonteiroOAK RacingFormer Formula One driver Tiago Monteiro will replace the injured Matthieu Lahaye at the wheel of OAK Racing’s #15 LMP1 during this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on June 11/12. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Monza beckons series leader Wickens

 Canadian heads to Italy with Formula Renault 3.5 points lead 

WSR - Robert WickensWorld Series by Renault logoCanada’s Robert Wickens will look to consolidate his points lead as the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series heads to Italy and the renowned Autodromo Nazionale Monza for Round 3’s double-header meeting this weekend, Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th May. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Afanasiev, Haryanto and Tambay with Dams‏ (updated)

Watch out, DAMS is back!

Auto GPDamsIn 2010, DAMS made a clean sweep in Auto GP with the teams’ and drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean) as well as its three drivers monopolizing the final podium. No luck for its rivals, as the French squad is back with the same ambitions in 2011! Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 01

Ecclestone, Todt, in Morocco for touring car race

Two of F1’s most powerful figures have appeared in the paddock of the Marrakech street circuit.

FIA_GE09_003The temporary track in Morocco is hosting its second round of the FIA’s World Touring Car Championship this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

FIA confirms new points and stewards systems (+photos)

World Motor Sport Council decision report

FIA_GE09_012The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 11 December 2009. The following decisions were taken.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Stilo wins both on track and on stage (+photos)

Stilo helmets, made in Italy, have clinched both the major FIA touring car and rally championships

Last month, Stilo-equipped Sebastien Loeb won his sixth consecutive World Rally title for Citroen. Recently he was joined by SEAT driver Gabriele Tarquini, who became the oldest man to win a major FIA title by clinching the World Touring Car Championship at the age of 46. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Around the ‘net: F1 on Friday 27/11

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All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web.

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May 31

WTCC: Tarquini gives SEAT home pole

Jacques Villeneuve’s teammate Jordi Gené third

Having struggled on the streets of Pau last time, the SEAT diesels returned to form in Valencia to secure a lock-out of the front two rows for the second European event of the World Touring Car Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Tiago Monteiro wanting to capitalize on experience

Portuguese driver and SEAT to defend their titles

Next weekend the FIA World Touring Car Championship will raise the curtain on their 2009 championship at the Brazilian round of the calendar held at the Curitiba circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Le Mans: Coronel secures Spyker deal

Tom Coronel has revealed that he is to compete in the 2009 Le Mans Series

Alongside his commitments with the SUNRED Engineering team in the World Touring Car Championship. Read the rest of this entry »