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V8 Supercars – Reindler In Hospital After Horror Crash

May 1, 2011

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Karl Reindler has been transferred to hospital after an horrific start-line accident that saw his car engulfed in a ball of fire at Barbagallo this morning. The Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing driver received superficial burns to his hands and face and smoke inhalation. V8 Supercar Chief Medical Officer Carl Le was first on the scene […]

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V8 Supercars – Personal Best For 2011

April 29, 2011

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Confidence is the name of the V8 Supercar game according to Karl Reindler and a solid 11th place in today’s practice at Barbagallo Raceway has given him plenty. The Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing driver was especially pleased to get his best practice result of the year in front of a home crowd, including his mum […]

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V8 Supercars – Irwin Racing Ninth In Practice Out West

April 29, 2011

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IRWIN Racing’s Alex Davison has posted the ninth fastest time in practice ahead of this weekend’s Trading Post Perth Challenge in Western Australia. Having not competed at Barbagallo Raceway since 2009, the series returned to a slippery, challenging track which tested all teams, on what was a dry, sunny afternoon. IRWIN Racing spent the two […]

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Indy – Team Penske Back To Defend Title At Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 Presented By Nestle

April 29, 2011

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Team Penske returns as the defending champions at Sao Paulo after Will Power drove the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Honda to victory in last year’s inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series event in the city. In a wild race on the wide-open street circuit, Power passed Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead with four laps remaining and […]

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Indy – Meira Seeking To Conquer São Paulo Streets

April 26, 2011

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Vitor Meira‘s ebullience was clear during a phone conversation (partly because of the birth of his daughter Juliana on Easter Sunday morning) to discuss the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. The third-year A.J. Foyt Racing driver secured a podium finish in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season opener and is bolstered by […]

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V8 Supercars – SBR Live the Dream In NZ‏

April 17, 2011

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An elated Stone Brothers Racing secured their first V8 Supercar win since with their #9 SP Tools Racing Falcon driven by Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen 2008 – in front of their ‘home’ crowd – at the Hamilton street circuit in New Zealand this afternoon. After starting the race in fourth place, Van Gisbergen drove the […]

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Indy – Andretti Autosport, Qualifying, Long Beach‏

April 17, 2011

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MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR  Will start 14th on Sunday “The Venom car was good today and I’m confident that it had a lot more potential. I was on pace for a lap that would have locked up P6 when I brushed the wall and bent the suspension. I owe all the guys […]

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Level Headed Drive by Alex Davison in Rain Soaked NZ‏

April 16, 2011

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IRWIN Racing’s Alex Davison has driven maturely in wild conditions to narrowly miss out on a top 10 result at a rain deluged ITM400 in New Zealand today. Starting from 28th, Davison made up 17 positions and looked like he might finish in the top 10 – which would have been a remarkable result given […]

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V8 Supercar’s – Weather Wreaks Havoc On SBR’S Race

April 16, 2011

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Deplorable weather ruined Stone Brothers Racing’s chances of securing their first win on ‘home’ soil this afternoon at the Hamilton street circuit in New Zealand, in fact the only bright moment for SBR today was the careful and calculated drive by Alex Davison in the #4 IRWIN Racing Falcon – finishing the 59-lap race just […]

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SBR On Pace In Hamilton‏

April 15, 2011

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Stone Brothers Racing emerged from today’s practice sessions in great shape for this weekend’s ITM 400 on the streets of Hamilton in New Zealand, with all three of its drivers posting some promising times. “Local” racer Shane van Gisbergen in the #9 SP Tools Racing Falcon led the SBR charge, finishing the day third fastest, […]

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Indy – Commute for Europe is first race for Daly

April 14, 2011

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Before Conor Daly can record his first laps around the famed Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit, he’ll have to rack up some more frequent flier miles by racing nearly halfway around the globe. Daly, who is competing in a limited schedule of Firestone Indy Lights road/street course races for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, has been […]

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Indy – Road course qualifying procedures altered for Long Beach

April 14, 2011

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INDYCAR officials have modified the IZOD IndyCar Series road course qualifying procedures beginning with this weekend’s race on the Streets of Long Beach, Calif. Friday practice sessions will play a key role in determining the starting lineup for the IZOD IndyCar Series. The times from Friday’s practice sessions will be used to determine the qualifying […]

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Indy – If You Missed It: Paul Tracy & Jay Penske Teleconference

April 14, 2011

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IZOD IndyCar Series driver Paul Tracy and Dragon Racing owner Jay Penske participated in a teleconference today discuss Tracy’s 2011 season debut at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Dragon Racing. Below are selected quotes from the call. A full transcript and MP3 audio of the call is available at:  www.indycar.com/media

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Australian GT – Tough Targa Tasmania For Weeks And Moscatt

April 8, 2011

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Supaloc Racing’s bid for victory in Targa Tasmania 2011 has come to a cruel end today, with a gearbox problem sidelining the Kevin Weeks / Dale Moscatt Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. Weeks and Moscatt ran as high as second outright in the event yesterday after some minor gearbox gremlins on Day 1. However, yesterday’s Stage 15 […]

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British Touring Car Championship – New Ford Focus Global Touring Car Ready to Race

April 2, 2011

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The all-new Ford Focus touring car has undertaken final shakedown tests in preparation for its global race debut in this weekend’s opening round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch. Last minute fine-tuning of the car took place at Ford’s Dunton Engineering Centre, in Essex –  home to Ford Team RS – as […]

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Formula 1 – 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix Preview For Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

April 2, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton “Sepang is a circuit I really love. It’s big, fast and wide with some really demanding high-speed corners where you can find a lot of time if you’re really able to get the car working to its full extent. “After the pace we showed in Melbourne, I think we can have another good […]

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V8 Supercars – Rick Kelly To Revert To Spare Chassis For ITM Hamilton 400 In New Zealand

March 30, 2011

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Jack Daniel’s Racing will be forced to switch Rick Kelly to a spare chassis for the ITM Hamilton 400 in New Zealand on April 15-17. Kelly’s #15 Jack Daniel’s Commodore sustained significant damage in a crash on the opening lap of Race 3 at the Albert Park 400 in Melbourne last weekend. While initially the […]

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Formula 1 – “We created a miracle again, but it wasn’t enough; we’ll be back in Malaysia stronger than ever”‏

March 26, 2011

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Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 23rd (5 laps) 1:41.554 Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 24th (1 lap) Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 24th (11 laps) 1:34.293 Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 23rd (11 laps) 1:32.978

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Formula 1 – 2011 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING – “WE CAN CHALLENGE FOR THE WIN TOMORROW”

March 26, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 Qualifying Q1 2nd                           1m25.384s (on Primes) Q2 2nd                           1m24.595s (on Options) Q3 2nd overall               1m24.307s (on Options) “I was really happy with my lap today. The car felt fantastic, and I owe it all to the guys back at the factory, in the design office and those building components. They […]

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V8 Supercars – Jason Richards To Race At AGP

March 23, 2011

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Jason Richards will drive Team BOC‘s car 14 this weekend after Jason Bargwanna generously agreed to step aside for the three none-championship AGP races. The opportunity is possible because of a break in Richards’ treatment for adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC). He is due to fly to Michigan, the centre of learning on ACC, in early […]

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