Daily Archive: September 1, 2017

Sep 01

Patrick Gallagher on Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) moved closer to his goal in Friday’s qualifying session

MX5 CupWorking to make his $200,000 dream championship a reality, Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires points leader Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) moved closer to his goal in Friday’s qualifying session as he locked in pole position for both of Saturday’s 45-minute races at Watkins Glen International.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

The 24 Hours of Le Mans to serve as season grand finale in a new look, strengthened FIA WEC for the future

2018 / 2019 Transitional years towards a stronger future

President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, and CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Gérard Neveu, outlined today in Mexico the pathway to an exciting new-look, strengthened WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

NM Racing Team on pole for 2017 Hankook 24H Barcelona

On Saturday, the race will begin at 12 hrs

Impression 1_800pixThe NM Racing Team Ginetta G55 GT4 (#215, Nikolay Dmitriev / Maxime Guillemat / Marc de Fulgencio / Ivan Pareras / Nil Montserrat) will start the 24H BARCELONA from pole position.

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Sep 01

GP3: Fukuzumi on top for Monza free practice

Japanese leads the way after late charge

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaNirei Fukuzumi grabbed the top spot late in this afternoon’s GP3 Series free practice session at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, setting his best lap on the last tour to stop the clocks at 1:38.594 and lead home an ART Grand Prix ahead of George Russell, Anthoine Hubert and Jack Aitken.

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Sep 01

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix free practice report

Italian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

F2: Matsushita soars to Monza pole

Japanese driver claims maiden pole

F2 - Nobuharu Matsushita, ART Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaNobuharu Matsushita has grabbed his first pole position at this level in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, soaring to the top spot early in the session and holding on through two red flag periods for pole by 0.089s ahead of Nyck De Vries and Louis Deletraz. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Jean-François Dumoulin on track at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Race 11 of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series

2017-08-13_0535Three races remain in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series 2017 season, and the #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA team will be at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend (2-3 September) for the road-race on the high-speed track.

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Sep 01

Rossi Renews With NAPA AUTO PARTS & Andretti Autosport

NAPA Auto Parts and Andretti Autosport renew partnership

Alexander Rossi - NAPA - Andretti 98A partnership renewal between five-time Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport and NAPA AUTO PARTS will see Alexander Rossi return to the cockpit of an Andretti Autosport machine as part of a multi-year agreement starting in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Seven teams and thirteen drivers fight for Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup title

The top-5 among them are only separated by six points

At the final round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, held at the Nürburgring on September 15th to 17th, no fewer than seven teams and thirteen drivers are still fighting for this year’s Sprint Cup.

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Sep 01

Bottas happy to support Hamilton title bid – but not yet

“But I don’t want to think about it at this point, I just want to focus on this week and I just need to perform.”

2017-06-10_1458Valtteri Bottas will be happy to support Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton’s bid for the drivers’ championship should the opportunity arise, but is not yet ready to write off his own title challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

WEC: 2017 6 Hours of Mexico program (+video)

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

Rain could very well throw a curveball in the proceedings at the 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, set to take place this coming Sunday, September 3rd.

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Sep 01

SRO and GTA renew Motul Sepang 12 Hours partnership

Race organisers maintain strong links with Super GT promoter

Sepang 12 Hours logoBoth parties working to encourage Japanese entries. Intercontinental GT Challenge finale scheduled for December 7-10. Motul Sepang 12 Hours organisers SRO Motorsports Group have renewed their partnership with Super GT promoter, GT Association, in a bid to encourage more Japanese teams and drivers to compete in Asia’s only Intercontinental GT Challenge round on December 7-10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Flashback: Last time out at Loheac RX

The FIA World Rallycross Championship returns to Europe this weekend for the ninth round at Loheac in France

DriverSweden’s Johan Kristoffersson leads the World RX Drivers’ Championship, and it was at the French circuit twelve months ago where he scored his second World RX win, by dominating Sunday’s action.

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Sep 01

Thrilling season boosts WRC’s 2017 global TV audience

Worldwide TV audience up by 17 percent after seven rounds

Four from fourBroadcast time rises 10 per cent to 6650 hours after success of live programmes. China and Japan feature in top 10 countries for TV audience.

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Sep 01

Rossi undergoes successful surgery

Nine-time World Champion has fractures fixed following enduro accident

Valentino Rossi - leader after the Americas GP and winner at Assen - 119 pointsOn Thursday night, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi had a successful operation on the displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg after an enduro accident the same evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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