Daily Archive: November 17, 2016

Nov 17

WEC: World championship leaders set best time in their Porsche 919 Hybrid

A good start for an important race weekend here in Bahrain

2016-11-17-Thurasday-0034Excitement increases in the lead up to the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Porsche Team, with the two 919 Hybrids, had a very positive first day of practice in Bahrain.

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Nov 17

Nakagami and Di Giannantonio fastest as testing begins for 2017

Idemitsu Honda Team Asia and Gresini Racing Moto3 riders fastest as action opens

MotoGP logo Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) went fastest over a two day Moto2™ and Moto3™ test at the Circuito de Jerez, as many traveled from the Valencia GP to begin preparations for next season in the south of Spain. Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) was second fastest, only 0.022 behind Nakagami’s quickest lap. The two riders also went fastest on day one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

RX Academy young driver initiative launched in Finland 

The winner of 2017 RX Academy will secure a fully-funded drive in the 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship

RX Academy young driver initiative launched in Finland RX Academy, a brand new initiative to create future FIA World Rallycross Champions, has been launched today at Auto 2016 in Helsinki, Finland (November 17) by Finnish ASN, AKK Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

MotoGP™ finale crowned by presentation of 2017 Tissot MotoGP™ Watch collection 

Another thrilling MotoGP™ season has come to an end

The 2017 Tissot MotoGP Collection In celebration, Tissot presents the 2017 MotoGP Collection, inspired by the fast-paced and breath-taking performances of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

SCG successfully completes 24-hour test

The aim of the weekend was to recreate a 24-hour race in order to test the SCG003C to its limits

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhau This weekend Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has completed a 24-hour test with its SCG003C Macchinadue, owned by Chris Rudd, at Portimao in Portugal. The drivers were American Jeff Westphal, Frenchman Franck Maileux, and Andreas Simonsen and Felipe Laser both from Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talk

“The FIA makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money”
Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talkThe Formula 1 World Championship calendar could grow beyond its current 21 races as new owners Liberty Media evaluate ways to capitalise financially on its new prized asset.
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Nov 17

Williams reveals iconic line-up for Autosport International

The experiential centrepiece Williams will be creating to mark its 40th anniversary at the pinnacle of motor racing

Williams, FW07, Nigel Mansell Williams is delighted to announce that it will be showcasing some of its most iconic cars at next year’s Autosport International Show, which takes place 12th – 15th January 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Rosenqvist takes Third in opening Macau GP qualifying session

63rd Macau Grand Prix

Rosenqvist takes Third in opening Macau GP qualifying session Felix Rosenqvist headed the SJM Theodore Racing by Prema attack on the first day of action for the 63rd running of the Macau Grand Prix by taking third position in the opening qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Robert Wickens: “My anger at Mattias has disappeared“

The 2016 season was the best in Robert Wickens’ DTM career to date

Robert Wickens: A podium in the season opener – exactly what I had hoped for.In six of the first 12 races contested, the Canadian made it to the podium and won a race both at Zandvoort and Moscow. A not to competitive final third of the season, however, cost him the chance of winning the title. Nonetheless, he was the best Mercedes-AMG driver and finished fourth in the championship.

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Nov 17

Mazda unveils new Daytona Prototype international Race Car for WeatherTech Championship Prototype Class

“This new DPi race car reaffirms Mazda’s longstanding commitment to IMSA and the WeatherTech Championship” – Scott Atherton

During a standing room only news conference today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda confirmed a two-car Daytona Prototype international (DPi) program and unveiled its new race car, which will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class beginning in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

New Dutch racing team joins forces with Dallara (+video)

Named Racing Team Nederland, a new Dutch racing team has been formed to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours and European Le Mans Series

http://www.europeanlemansseries.com/assets/News/2017/Racing_Team_Nederland_Dallara_LMP2.jpgThe team’s founder Frits van Eerd, former Le Mans-winner Jan Lammers and 11-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello are the team’s drivers.

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Nov 17

WRC: Ogier fastest in Australia warm-up

World champion Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2 in Thursday morning’s shakedown at Kennards Hire Rally Australia

He set the fastest time in his third and final run through the 5.02km Boyds Road speed test, edging Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by a tenth of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC title

Esapekka Lappi, who won the FIA European Rally Championship title in 2014, is aiming even higher in Australia this week

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC titleThe Flying Finn can clinch the WRC2 title on the season-closing Rally Australia, which runs from today (Thursday) until Sunday. Lappi needs just a second place in class to claim the title in Australia, having won the last three WRC2 rallies he started. A good omen for him, as when he took the 2014 ERC title, he also scored three victories during the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Special Edition Championship 4 News & Notes – NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

In anticipation of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series logo For the first time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ 34-year existence, the title will be decided at the culmination of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, a four round elimination-style playoff that will name the series’ 27th different champion in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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