Daily Archive: September 15, 2017

Sep 15

Formula V8 3.5: Rene Binder (Lotus) takes dominant Race 1 win in Austin

The sensational Texan circuit, located in Austin, saw teams and drivers line-up for a historical Race 1

The World Series Formula V8 3.5 finally got its first taste of race action today at Circuit Of The Americas and, once again, provided plenty of excitement.

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Sep 15

WEC: Last gasp Tandy seals pole for No.1 Porsche; Lapierre stars in LMP2 qualifying

The 488 GTE of Rigon and Bird on pole in the 6 Hours of COTA

2017-09-15-0028Porsche claimed a front-row lock-out in qualifying at COTA this afternoon for the second race in succession. The Ferrari no. 71 of AF Corse recorded a second consecutive pole position and a third of the season.

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Sep 15

Nitiss on Latvia RX: “There is huge support here”

Like Janis Baumanis, Nitiss is a household name in Latvia

DriverEKS’ Reinis Nitiss will start the first race of the weekend at his home round of the FIA World Rallycoss Championship in Riga on the outside of the grid, and will be joined by two other EKS drivers in Q1 Race 1: Topi Heikkinen and Nico Muller. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

It’s the right moment!

A historic calendar

Automobile Club de l'Ouest - It’s the right moment!In the face of unexpected events creating a new context the ACO, the FIA and the WEC have taken the right course of action to offer motor sport enthusiasts, and endurance fans in particular, as well as the participants in the series and newcomers a fresh challenge for the 2018-2019 season.

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Sep 15

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 –  Rapid Rea leads the way on day one

Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair 

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 -  Rapid Rea leads the way on day oneA late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.

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Sep 15

Formula One teams Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix free practice report

Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Singapore.

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Sep 15

Statement from Castrol Honda WTCC

Tiago Monteiro was transferred to a clinic in his home country

WTCC Tiago Monteiro enthusiastic about racing in HungaryWe are very pleased to report that FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro has returned to Portugal for the first time since his recent testing incident at Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

ERC Rally di Roma Capitale pre-event press conference transcript

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 7 of 8

Rally di Roma Capitale, 14-17 September. Present (part one): Zelindo Melegari, Tamara Molinaro, Opel Rallye Junior Team, Albert von Thurn und Taxis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

V de V Sports reveals the 2018 schedule

V de V Sports wants to offer its competitors the best framework

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The 2017 season is not yet over and we still have many beautiful moments to enjoy, but V de V Endurance Series is already planning the 2018 schedule.

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Sep 15

McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership

McLaren-Renault is a partnership that will challenge for victory.

Renault Sport Racing logoRenault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing are pleased to announce they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

McLaren and Honda agree to conclude Formula 1 partnership

They will continue to compete for the remainder of the 2017 season

06 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 TeamMcLaren Technology Group and Honda Motor Co. Ltd announce they will discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of 2017 by mutual consent.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Scuderia Toro Rosso to join forces with Honda

Honda and Toro Rosso will work as one team to strive for progress and a successful future together

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to run Honda power units starting from the 2018 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Renault Sport Racing conclude Scuderia Toro Rosso partnership

Renault Sport Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso mutually agree to terminate partnership 

Renault Sport Racing logoRenault Sport Racing can confirm that it has mutually agreed the termination of its partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso at the end of the 2017 season.
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Sep 15

Carlos Sainz joins Renault Sport Formula One Team for 2018

Twenty-three year-old Carlos has raced in 53 Formula 1 Grands Prix

09 - Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault Sport Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Carlos Sainz will join the team as Race Driver for the 2018 season.

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Sep 15

Nico Rosberg joins Robert Kubica’s management team

Despite his option of returning to Renault for 2018 looking limited

Retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg is making a return to the sport as part of Robert Kubica’s management team as he aims to help the Polish driver complete his comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Pagenaud tops time sheet at Sonoma Raceway open test

Pagenaud sits fourth in the standings heading into Sunday’s 85-lap race

Simon PagenaudDrivers chasing points leader Josef Newgarden took full advantage of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Sonoma Raceway to prepare for Sunday’s season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Formula V8 3.5: Rene Binder (Lotus) scores first pole of 2017 in Austin, TX

It’s the first time for a major single-seater developmental championship in Austin

The World Series Formula V8 3.5 made a further step towards excellence today at Circuit Of The Americas, where teams and drivers of the RPM-MKTG promoted championship hit the the track in the eighth round of the season, the second held overseas for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Boss GP Brno: Raghunathan (Coloni Motorsport) 3rd in race-1 and 3rd in the championship

On the Brno circuit on September 10, took place the sixth round of the Boss GP championship

Mahaveer Raghuthan, at the wheel of an Auto GP prepared by Coloni Motorsport (Formula Class), started the weekend with the second time in official qualifying.

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Sep 15

Porsche heads Toyota in first track action at COTA

6 Hours of COTA: Jani sets fastest lap in Free Practice 2

2017-09-16The first free practice session for the 6 Hours of COTA has taken place at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, round 6 of the WEC.

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Sep 15

2017 24 Hours Karting – The countdown begins

The challenge of the engine manufacturers is exciting

2017 24 Hours Karting - The countdown beginsWhile the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is finalising the details of the organisation of the 32nd edition of the 24 Hours Karting which will take place on September 30th and October 1st at Le Mans Karting International, prestigious names and teams are actively preparing.

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