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WRC – Daniel Oliveira Beat The Snow With Merits

February 13, 2012

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In his first appearance in the Scandinavian round the Brazilian driver adjusted to a new environment and road conditions in the frozen Swedish and Norwegian scenarios which hosted the FIA World Rally Championship’s second round.                                                                                                              On board the STOHL RACING Class 3 Subaru Impereza the 26 year-old Salvador/BAHIA driver and codriver Carlos Magalhaes came […]

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GP3 – Mitch Evans Dominates in Barcelona

October 27, 2011

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MW Arden driver remained unbeaten on Day 2 at Circuit de Catalunya   Today marked the final day of GP3 Series™ post-season testing in Barcelona, and the teams were greeted with sunny but cold conditions in the morning. There were no new faces in the paddock with the driver line-up remaining unchanged from Day 1 […]

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V8 Supercars – Slade Fastest On Day 1 At The Mountain

October 7, 2011

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Greeted by ordinary weather, Stone Brother’s Racing (SBR) made a strong start to their 2011 Bathurst 1000 campaign, with all three SBR Falcons featuring in the top three during the opening practice sessions at Mount Panorama in Bathurst today. Such were the adverse conditions that the third and final session for the day was cancelled […]

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GP3 – Valtteri Bottas; Thoughts Of A Champion

September 11, 2011

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Following his victory in Race 1 this afternoon in Monza, Valtteri Bottas was crowned GP3 Series™ champion. He sat down and shared his thoughts and hopes. GP3 Series™: Valtteri Bottas 2011 GP3 Series champion! How does that sound? Valtteri Bottas: It sounds very good; it all went really like planned today! GP3 Series™: Although it […]

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Indy – Franchitti Tops Opening Practice At Infineon Raceway

August 27, 2011

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IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti was quickest of the session (1:19.4269) in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car as teams began preparations for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Will Power, who trails Franchitti by 47 points in the standings, was second (1:19.5633) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske […]

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Indy – Danica Patrick To Pursue Other Racing Interests

August 26, 2011

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Andretti Autosport and Danica Patrick announced today that they have a mutual agreement to part ways at the conclusion of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series. Patrick, who has driven for Andretti Autosport since 2007, will pursue other interests in 2012. Michael Andretti, president and CEO of Andretti Autosport, said he wishes Patrick nothing but the […]

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FIA GT3 – Lamborghini Forges Ahead In Slovakian Qualifying Sessions

August 20, 2011

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The two qualifying sessions for Rounds 9 & 10 of the 2011 FIA GT3 European Championship at the Slovakia Ring belonged to the Reiter Engineering team as both their Lamborghini Gallardos took pole position. In the first session Albert von Thurn und Taxis claimed his second pole of the season in the nr24 Reiter Lamborghini […]

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V8 Supercars – FPR Set To Announce New Driver

August 8, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing (FPR) will have a new driver in season 2012 following Paul Dumbrell’s decision to step back from full-time racing to concentrate on other interests. Dumbrell will continue to drive the #55 The Bottle-O FPR Falcon in the remaining events of the 2011 V8 Supercar Championship before his seat will be taken over […]

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V8 Supercars – Schuie Has Van Gisbergen In A Spin

August 4, 2011

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Australia’s top Freestyle Motorcross rider Matt ‘Schuie’ Schubring had fans looking skyward when he launched himself over Stone Brothers Racing’s SP Tools Transporter at the Queensland Raceway drag strip this morning. Coming from a BMX background “Schuie” is known as an innovator and has mastered some of the biggest tricks in FMX with incredible style […]

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V8 Supercars – Liuzzi Headlines F1’s Gold Coast Onslaught

July 28, 2011

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The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will feature a current Formula One driver for the first time this year after the signing of Hispania Racing Team F1’s young Italian star Tonio Liuzzi for the October 21-23 event. Liuzzi will co-drive with talented Ford driver Tony D’Alberto in the Wilson Securities Falcon and is one of […]

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V8 Supercars – SBR Says Hello Again To Helio

July 26, 2011

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Three times Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves will return to the Armor All Gold Coast 600 alongside Lucky 7 Racing driver Tim Slade this October – and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of an Australian V8 Supercar.   “You never have to ask me twice about racing on the Gold Coast,” said […]

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GP3 – Rio Haryanto Wins Frenzied Wet Race

July 24, 2011

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Rio Haryanto took his first GP3 Series victory of the season today in a wet and wild race at Nürburgring. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished ahead of MW Arden’s Lewis Williamson and Lotus ART’s Valtteri Bottas after an epic battle to the line which saw the lead change constantly during the final few laps […]

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V8 Supercars – Franchitti Back On The Gold Coast; The Other One!

July 21, 2011

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The name Franchitti has become synonymous with the Armor All Gold Coast 600 for many years and it will be back again in October!   Dario Franchitti won the Champ Car race on the streets of Surfers Paradise in 1999 and returned last year to co-drive with Steve Johnson at Jim Beam Racing – this […]

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V8 Supercars – SBR Search For More Speed At Townsville

July 8, 2011

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After the opening practice sessions at the Townsville street circuit today, Stone Brothers Racing’s (SBR) drivers are confident of fine tuning their set ups for a stronger showing in tomorrow’s first qualifying session. Shane van Gisbergen in the #9 SP Tools Racing Falcon was the quickest of the three SBR pilots, posting the day’s ninth […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes – 2011 European Grand Prix qualifying‏

June 26, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P3 7th                                 1m38.741s (+1.483s) 13 laps Qualifying Q1 4th                           1m39.244s (on Primes) Q2 2nd                           1m37.727s (on Options) Q33rd overall                1m37.380s (on Options)  “I’m excited to be in the fight: we can win from this position. Of course, we’ll need a bit of luck with the strategy and the pitstops, but […]

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GT1 – Silverstone Preview, What The Drivers Say…

May 31, 2011

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Jamie Campbell-Walter, Sumo Power GT Nissan GT-R No.21 “Having won the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone last year in the Sumo Power GT Nissan GTR, needless to say, I am really looking forward to going back there. I think the car will be really well suited to the fast sweeping corners and long straights.  “The key […]

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Indy – Tagliani Wins Peak Performance Pole Award At Indianapolis

May 22, 2011

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Alex Tagliani earned the PEAK Performance Pole Award presented by AutoZone in a winner-take-all “Fast Nine” segment — in which seven different IZOD IndyCar Series teams were represented — on a wild Pole Day for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500. Twenty-four starting positions were filled on the first day, and the remaining nine will be […]

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Indy – Will Power Tops Timesheets As Indianapolis 500 Practice Resumes

May 20, 2011

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IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break. Patrick posted a quick lap of 226.267 mph to place 10th on the speed chart.

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GT 1 – Sachsenring Pre-Qualifying; What The Drivers Say

May 14, 2011

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Frederic Makowiecki, Marc VDS Ford GT No.41 “We are really quick on this track, but we need to wait until Qualifying to find the proper performance of every car. Nissan and Lamborghini are very quick in Qualifying. It’s really important on this track to start on the front, so starting on the front is a […]

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Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR star Tony Stewart to drive each other’s cars

May 7, 2011

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Racing champions from either side of the Atlantic will get a taste of each other’s world when 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and double NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart take part in the Mobil 1 Car Swap at Watkins Glen International circuit on June 14. Hamilton will be behind the wheel […]

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