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2013 Canadian Touring Car Championship
After confirming driver and television host Benoît Gagnon’s return to the line-up for the upcoming Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) season, the Lombardi Honda Racing Team announced today the recruitment of young driver Jérimy Daniel, who will be at the wheel of one of their Super Touring class Honda Civic Si’s for the duration of the season.
OMP Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso are pleased to announce the renewal of their Cooperation Agreement
OMP Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso renew cooperation for 2013 Formula 1 season
OMP Racing, the Genoese company with over 40 years of history, a leader in the field of design and creation of safety equipment for the car racing sector and Scuderia Toro Rosso have renewed their important cooperation agreement for the supply of safety equipment and technical clothing for the race drivers and the entire team, for its participation in the upcoming Formula 1 World Championship.
Giacomo Ricci is looking forward to the 2013 Auto Gp championship
The 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.
In the 2013 season, the race calendar of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will comprise 10 race weekends in six European countries.
The season will be kicked off as early as on 23 and 24 March in Italy, with the season finale (26-27 October) being held in France. The hopeful Formula 3 talents will race in the support programme of WTCC, WEC and DTM races at tradition-rich motor-racing venues that always are attended by big crowds.
Kristensen has a record eight wins at the Le Mans 24-Hour race while Priaulx tops the all-time WTCC list with three titles
Honda is not ruling out a return to formula one in the future.
The 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.
With fresh Paralympic gold around his neck, Alex Zanardi is eyeing the German touring car series DTM as his next goal.
Since losing his legs in a 2011 crash, the former F1 driver has completed the last laps of that ill-fated CART race, won world touring car races for BMW, tested a BMW-Sauber, and soared to the very top of the world of hand-cycling.
Tours Speedway will host the fourth round of the 2012 EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series.
Following cameos by America’s Ben Kennedy and Frenchman Eric Hélary, three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship winner Yvan Muller joins the EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series entry list for the Tours Speedway round (July 6-8) in what is shaping up to be the European automotive event of the year.
To raise awareness of the safer driving message.
Building on the tremendous support received from drivers in the FIA’s F1, WRC, WTCC, GT1 and WEC championships, the federation’s Action for Road Safety campaign received the endorsements of the 168 drivers taking part in the 24 Heures du Mans as they stood shoulder to shoulder for a special group photograph with FIA President Jean Todt .
Hungarian ace looks forward to positive Superstars debut at home, Liuzzi aims at more podium finishes
Less than three weeks are left before the fifth round of the 2012 Superstars International Series at the Hungaroring. The championship’s trip to Hungary is already providing some interesting highlights in sporting terms (five different winning drivers and four winning manufacturers in the first four rounds) and thanks to brand-new addition: a big crowd is expected in Budapest thanks to the many great names on the roster and to the SUPERSTARS debut of local ace Norbert Michelisz.
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2012 intercontinental calendar is confirmed
Auto 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.
Tiago Monteiro finishes 5th and 6th in Suzuka qualifying sessions
Early Sunday Michel Nykjær claimed his career best result in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, when he won the privateer class in both rounds at the Japanese Grand Prix circuit Suzuka. On top of that he also gained his first overall top 3 position, when he mixed it among the dominant works cars from Chevrolet.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans starts Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
+ Pierre Ragues will take the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours for OAK Racing
+Franck Mailleux will take the start for Signatech-Nissan from LMP2 pole position
Barely out of his FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) SEAT Leon, which he used to bring home 16 points last weekend on the Hungaroring, Tiago Monteiro slid behind the wheel of the OAK Racing LMP1 to get ready for the 79th edition of the world’s most famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which starts Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Michel Nykjær performed, but got a puncture
Tiago Monteiro succeeded in his daring bid to secure two points finishes, bringing home a total of 16 points, in Hungary. For the fourth meeting of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the Portuguese SEAT Sun Red driver was still driving the old version of the SEAT León, powered by a TDI engine, which he managed to move up to finish in 7th place in the first race and 5th in the second.
Second round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship
Michel Nykjær made a lot of overtaking, when the second round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship was held at Zolder in Belgium. Having started from 20th and 13th position respectively the Dane ended the two races in 8th and 5th place, moving up to third place in the Yokohama Trophy for independent drivers.
Battle for the World Championship resumes on European soil
Easter will see Michel Nykjær getting back to racing on a regular schedule, when the battle for the World Championship resumes on European soil. The Danish racing driver has spent recent weeks waiting for his Seat Leon to return from Brazil, where the FIA WTCC series began in the middle of March.
Budapest will replace Marrakech in the Auto GP calendar, hosting the second round of the 2011 season.
The 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.