Tag Archive: World Touring Car Championship

Feb 03

LADA signs turbocharged trio for renewed WTCC attack

Privateer promise Valente gets factory chance with Russian outfit

WTCC - Hugo Valente LADA Sport Rosneft will unleash a new-look line-up on this season’s FIA World Touring Car Championship as it blends title-winning experience with exciting potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Arden confirm Orudzhev for second consecutive year

Arden Motorsport driver announcement

Egor Orudzhev portrait Arden Motorsport has signed young SMP racing driver Egor Orudzhev for a second consecutive season in pursuit of the Formula3.5 V8 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR

“Of course I feel at home in a rally car, but this is very different to any rally car I have tried before”

Dakar - Sebastien Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR June 2015, Erfoud. A desolate corner of the Moroccan desert, inhabited only by a couple of hotels, the Red Bull-powered Peugeot Dakar team, and nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb, sampling the Peugeot 2008 DKR for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

2015 World Endurance Champions honoured by FIA

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley were crowned as World Endurance Drivers’ Champions

At Le Lido in Paris the 2015 FIA World Endurance Champions collected their trophies alongside the other winners from Formula One, World Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship, World RallyCross and the other continental championships from around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

WTCC: Journey into the unknown for Campos Racing in Qatar

Losail will host a World Touring Car Championship event for the very first time

Filippi_pre_LosailIn addition to the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 cars driven by Hugo Valente and John Filippi, Campos Racing will enter a third one for local start Nasser Al-Attiyah. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

WTCC Race of Thailand report

2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship rounds 21 and 22 of 24

WTCC Race of Thailand report José María López capped a hugely impressive second season in the FIA World Touring Car Championship by making it back-to-back titles in style with victory in the opening WTCC Race of Thailand* for Citroën at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram today.

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Nov 01

WTCC Race of Thailand post-qualifying press conference

Drivers’ Briefing Room, Chang International Circuit, 11h00, Sunday 1 November 2015

WTCC Race of Thailand post-qualifying press conference “I want to start with congratulating all the Citroën team for doing a fantastic job again and getting five cars in Q3,” said López. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

WTCC Race of Thailand qualifying report

2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship rounds 21 and 22 of 24

WTCC Race of Thailand José María López José María López will start the inaugural WTCC Race of Thailand from pole position following a blitzing run in Qualifying Q3 at the Chang International Circuit this morning to further boost his chances of becoming world champion for a second time in succession later today*. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Polestar to fly the Volvo flag in the WTCC

Five car manufacturers now represented in the WTCC

WTCC - Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 image 02 Premium car brand Volvo makes long-term World Touring Car Championship commitment through its Polestar performance brand and motorsport partner Cyan Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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