Tag Archives: Motorsport

Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing’s RB8 Revealed…

February 7, 2012

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Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger, the RB8, which will contest this year’s Formula One campaign and defend the Team’s two successive World Championship titles, has been unveiled. ADRIAN NEWEY – CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER Does recent success add to the pressure to maintain it or lessen it, as you have continuity? The last few years have […]

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V8 Supercars – Dan Wheldon Trophy Unveiled At Gold Coast 600

October 21, 2011

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Queensland Sport Minister, Phil Reeves joined with V8 Supercars Chairman, Tony Cochrane and a number of drivers at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 today to unveil a trophy dedicated to the memory of fallen IndyCar star, Dan Wheldon. The Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winning International driver this weekend. Wheldon […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Sign Jenson Button To Long Term Contract

October 5, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to confirm that it has re-signed 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to a new multi-year contract. ‪ ‪ Jenson’s re-signing is a move that will strengthen Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ long-term stability as it continues to grow and develop its race-winning form into further world championship successes. ‪   […]

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Formula Ford – Uhrhane Salvages Podium At Brands Hatch

September 6, 2011

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Geoff Uhrhane returned to the Dunlop MSA Championship of Great Britain podium on the weekend, snaring a hard-fought second place in the second race at Brands Hatch. Uhrhane qualified his JTR Mygale in third, signaling his intentions for a breakaway start early. His best lap, a 46.907, was marginally slower than polesitter Jeroen Slaghekke, with […]

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Andy Priaulx Returns To Race Of Champions

September 5, 2011

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Tin-top racing superstar Andy Priaulx MBE has signed up for the 2011 Race Of Champions at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena on December 3-4. Triple World Touring Car Champion Priaulx switched to endurance racing this year before he spearheads BMW’s arrival in the DTM series in 2012. He has also turned into a Race Of Champions regular […]

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MotoGP – Honda Clarify Position On Racing At Suzuka

August 28, 2011

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After sections of the media misunderstood comments made by HRC Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda Racing Corporation would like to clarify its position on the possibility of hosting the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka instead of Motegi. In an open call with International media on Monday 15th August in Brno, Nakamoto stated that, […]

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FIA GT3 – Slovakia Ring Preview

August 15, 2011

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After four events in Portugal, Great Britain, Spain and France supporting the GT1 World Championship, the FIA GT3 European Championship now heads to a new country and a new challenge for the next two one-hour races, when it will be the headline series at the Admiral GT3 Racing Weekend in Slovakia this weekend (19-21 August […]

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DTM – Christian Vietoris Fully Focused On His Home Race

August 5, 2011

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His first DTM season also is the first year that offers him the chance of fully focusing on motor racing. Having successfully completed the ‘Realschule’ (the German equivalent to the secondary modern school), he began an apprenticeship as wholesale and foreign trade merchant and completed it while continuing his motor-racing career at the same time. […]

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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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FIA GT3 – Slovakia Ring To Host FIA GT3 Round In August

July 22, 2011

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The FIA has confirmed that the 5.9km Slovakia Ring will host Rounds 9 & 10 of the FIA GT3 European Championship, on 19-21 August 2011. The event, which is sponsored by Casino Admiral, will be the first time the FIA GT3 European Championship has raced in Slovakia, although the Championship has visited Brno in the […]

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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 – The Whole Story

July 12, 2011

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V8 Supercars are launching a definitive illustrated history of V8 motor racing in Australia. Here’s the low down! The Australian motor-racing landscape changed forever in 1997 with the birth of V8 Supercars. Since then, there has been a mountain of growth in motor racing which now attracts an international spectacle dominated by two manufacturers: Holden and Ford. […]

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V8 Supercars – IRWIN Tools Welcomes American V8 Supercars Event

July 5, 2011

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US hand tool and power tool accessory business and V8 Supercar sponsor IRWIN Tools, has given a big tick to the expansion of the sport into America. When V8 Supercars announced on Friday that the series would race at the new Austin, Texas purpose built Formula 1 and Moto GP track, known as the Circuit […]

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FIA GT3 – Last Lap Pass Gives Team WRT Audi Win Number Two

July 4, 2011

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For the second time this weekend the race win has been decided on the final lap in an FIA GT3 race at Navarra. For Round 6 the battle was between Harrie Kolen in the nr36 Faster Racing by DB Motorsport BMW Z4 and the nr33 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 of Enzo Ide. […]

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GT3 – Faster Racing BMW’s 1-2 In Round 4

June 6, 2011

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It was a 1-2 for the all Dutch Faster Racing DB Motorsport team in Round 4 of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Silverstone with Hoevert Vos taking the chequered flag in the nr35 BMW Z4 after passing his teammate, Harrie Kolen, on the last lap of the race.  The LMP Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9 […]

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Indy – Jim Clark Wins 1965 Indianapolis 500, A Retrospective…

May 26, 2011

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In 1965, Ford Racing combined one of the world’s greatest drivers with one of NASCAR’s top crews to make Indianapolis 500 history. Jim Clark’s win with the Wood Brothers was so memorable that when Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrates its Centennial event on Sunday, Clark’s No. 82 Lotus-Ford will run and be driven by Al Unser, […]

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Indy – Tagliani Tops First Full Day Of Indianapolis 500 Practice

May 17, 2011

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Three hours before the green flag flew to start the six-hour practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alex Tagliani bounded into the Sam Schmidt Motorsports garage and started preparing for the day’s activity. “He’s amped up,” team owner Sam Schmidt laughed following the daily engineering meeting.

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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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