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Tue 30 Dec 2008
TRG assembles five-car assault on Daytona24Headline

TRG assembles five-car assault on Daytona24

For years, TRG has been a force to be reckoned with on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series scene. However, the Kevin Buckler-led squad puts most of its effort on the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, and 2009 is no exception. TRG has entered a...

Slim chancesHeadline
F1

Slim chances

From Mexico to Middle East, the rush is on to resurrect Honda's F1 team in private hands. At stake is state of the art facility incorporating two wind tunnels, world renown and multiple-championship winning team leader, and a driver line-up which...

Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1Headline
F1

Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1

News that Toyota will name a new president to take office in April might not reach Formula One's radar in normal times. But if you hadn't noticed, these are not normal times. In these scant weeks since Honda abandoned its F1 team, people who might...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

War of words adds fuel to F1 game showHeadline

War of words adds fuel to F1 game show

Luca takes a licking while Bernie keeps on ticking. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claims "we bought Ferrari's loyalty" and calls Ferrari's Luca di Montezemolo a "press officer". Bernie Ecclestone. Photo by xpb.cc. War of words has...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009Headline

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009

The good news keeps coming for the European-based Le Mans Series, as Saulnier Racing announced Friday that it will expand its operations to campaign two LM P2-class Pescarolo Mazda MZR-Rs next season. The French squad led by Jacques Nicolet has ...

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Fri 19 Dec 2008
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Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 2

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (December 11-17 By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Hi everyone here is my blog from the last few days hope you enjoy! 11-13 Baghdad Arie Luyendyk Jr. visits U.S. troops in Iraq. Photo by Arie Luyendyk Jr.. The ...

Vettel wrests testing speed crown from BuemiHeadline
F1

Vettel wrests testing speed crown from Buemi

For the first time in December, someone besides Sebastien Buemi topped timesheets in Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After blaming his car for putting him second-quick to the Swiss on Tuesday and receiving a little overnight...

Testing times for Formula OneHeadline

Testing times for Formula One

As Toro Rosso rules pre-season testing, Sato's yens may sail past common sense. Mosley does belt-tightening -- no pun intended -- with the blessing of FOTA. Jerez, Spain: A circuit that saw an epic battle to the finish line in 1986 between Nigel...

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entriesHeadline

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing...

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Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 1

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (Day 1-3) By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Day 1: Arrival into Kuwait. Going into this 11 day tour of Kuwait and Iraq I find myself not knowing at all what to expect. I like many others in our country only see the news...

Wed 17 Dec 2008
Buemi sweeps test week in JerezHeadline
F1

Buemi sweeps test week in Jerez

Going for a big finish, Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers completed a speed sweep of Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Thursday. Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato topped timesheets, becoming the only drivers this week to time under...

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scramblesHeadline
F1

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scrambles

Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi again led Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of timesheets in Formula One testing Wednesday at Circuit de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Continuing his audition for an expanded gig with the team, the 2008 tester...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challengesHeadline

Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challenges

Following last week's driver announcement from Flying Lizard Motorsports, fellow Porsche competitor Farnbacher Loles Racing confirmed that reigning American Le Mans Series GT2 co-champion and Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will pair with 2007...

Loeb wins Race of Champions at WembleyHeadline

Loeb wins Race of Champions at Wembley

Sebastian Loeb took the overall victory to be crowned Champion of Champions at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium in London. Podium: Race of Champions winner Sébastien Loeb lifts the winner's trophy. Photo by xpb.cc. "It was a...

Whincup pilots his way to his first championshipHeadline

Whincup pilots his way to his first championship

The Winner, Three Retirements and Two New Tracks in 2009 Team Vodafone pilot Jamie Whincup won his first V8 Supercar Championship on Saturday afternoon during the first of the three race format for the final round of the Series. However, all...

Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cupHeadline
F1

Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cup

Team Germany successfully defended their Nations' Cup title at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium. The pairing of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel returned for this year's challenge at the event. The two Formula One aces beat Team ...

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testingHeadline
F1

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testing

Even as six northern provinces were racked by snowstorms that closed roads and stranded as many as 600 motorists, sun flooded southern Spain, greeting three Formula One teams testing Monday at Jerez de la Frontera. Sebastien Buemi, Test...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Force India stands pat on driversHeadline
F1

Force India stands pat on drivers

After an earlier, postseason shake up in its leadership hierarchy, Force India on Sunday announced the Formula One team would stick with its 2008 driver lineup for 2009. Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Photo by...

Sun 14 Dec 2008
Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contestHeadline

Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contest

Two of the most prominent names in American road racing will team up for a bid on the LM P2 championship. Dyson Racing made it official Thursday, confirming the highly speculated rumors that it will campaign two Mazda MZR-R-powered Lola B08/86 ...

Wed 10 Dec 2008
Rossi doesn't give up, takes World FinalHeadline

Rossi doesn't give up, takes World Final

Alexander Rossi had more than his share of problems in the heat races at Formula BMW World Final in Mexico City, but when it counted, the young American was unstoppable, taking the coveted victory in the final race by 0.655 seconds over Michael ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Gutierrez, Juncadera lead after World Final SaturdayHeadline

Gutierrez, Juncadera lead after World Final Saturday

Esteban Gutierrez, the reigning Formula BMW Europe champion, is leading the heat race point standings together with Daniel Juncadella, after two of three heats at the Formula BMW World Final in Mexico City. Esteban Gutierrez, Josef ...

Honda exit sends F1 reelingHeadline
F1

Honda exit sends F1 reeling

Reaction in the sport to Honda's latest exit from Formula One, owing to the global financial and economic crisis has been swift and sure. Honda Racing F1 Team factory. Photo by xpb.cc. Discussion turned on whether the biggest loser...

Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Honda calls Formula One quitsHeadline
F1

Honda calls Formula One quits

Honda president Takeo Fukui on Friday morning announced his company has pulled out of Formula One. Honda President and CEO Takeo Fukui poses with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Honda Racing F1 team ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemmaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemma

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram F1's dilemma In the current discontent in Formula One over the 2009 schedule, Ferrari's relationship with F1's governing body is drawing even more scrutiny than usual. Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano...

Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 teamHeadline
F1

Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 team

Honda is poised to quit Formula One: the Japanese carmaker is expected to announce Friday that the team is for sale with hopes a buyer can be found by the end of the year, BBC Sport reported. Formula One reporter David Croft said on BBC Radio 5...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test dayHeadline

ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test day

Following in the footsteps of other auto racing sanctioning bodies, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has taken cost-cutting measures into its own hands. The organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced Monday that it has canceled its test day at...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in comaHeadline
BF3

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in coma

After two weeks in intensive care, Colombian Formula 3 driver Steven Guerrero's condition has stabilized. The young driver no longer needs to be connected to life support equipment, and has now been moved out of the intensive care unit at Clinica...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from BergerHeadline
F1

Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from Berger

Red Bull Racing, whose veteran driver, Mark Webber, remains in a Hobart, Australia, hospital after a weekend bicycle-car collision, announced Tuesday the reacquisition of a 50-per cent stake in junior team Scuderia Toro Rosso. The move by the ...

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

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