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Schumacher not bookmakers' favourite for 2010 title
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Schumacher not bookmakers' favourite for 2010 title

Bookmaker Victor Chandler is offering odds of 13/2 that Michael Schumacher will secure a record-expanding eighth world championship in 2010. After the legendary German's return to the sport after a three-year absence was announced just prior to...

Ralf Schumacher 'ready' for F1 return
F1

Ralf Schumacher 'ready' for F1 return

Ralf Schumacher has confirmed reports that he would like to return to the Formula One grid. An unnamed source close to the 34-year-old German has told Bild newspaper that Schumacher, the younger brother of seven time world champion...

D'Ambrosio tipped for 2010 Renault seat
F1

D'Ambrosio tipped for 2010 Renault seat

Jerome d'Ambrosio has emerged as a possible candidate to be Robert Kubica's teammate at Renault in 2010. The 24-year-old Belgian has been a GP2 driver in the last two years, and in the wake of the Genii buyout, he is being linked with the...

2010 Mercedes car to be launched in Stuttgart
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2010 Mercedes car to be launched in Stuttgart

After the collapse of plans for a common 2010 car launch event, the newly rebranded Mercedes GP team looks set to reveal its new single seater in Stuttgart late in January. The German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag said the event will ...

Laughlin 2010 event news 2009-12-27

Laughlin 2010 event news 2009-12-27

Event: Jan. 15-17 in Laughlin, Nev. McMillin Racing & Wilson Motorsports each planning five entries in this week's SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Start draw Pre-race festivities include $16,000 SCORE Laughlin Leap & SCORE Trophy-Truck ...

PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-27

PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-27

Car released and ready for start of 2010 Dakar In four days the caravan will line-up for the start of the world's most gruelling test for man and machine, the 2010 Argentina Chile Dakar Rally. In that line-up will be South Africa's Dakar legend,...

South African teams preview

South African teams preview

HIGH HOPES FOR SA TEAMS There will be high hopes for South African teams -- and those with close South African ties -- when the 2010 Dakar Rally gets underway in Buenos Aires on January 1. The South African assault on this year's event will be...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-27

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-27

6 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Deserts, vineyards and coastal resorts: Dakar Rally as holiday destination Wolfsburg (27 December 2009). The toughest test in cross country rallying is, at the same time, a worthwhile journey: When, at the...

FIA Formula 2 Championship schedule
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FIA Formula 2 Championship schedule

<pre> FIA Formula 2 Championship Schedule Dates Races Country 18.04.2010 Silverstone GBR 02.05.2010 Marrakech ** MAR 23.05.2010 Monza ITA 20.06.2010 Zolder BEL 04.07.2010 ...

European Formula 3 Open schedule

European Formula 3 Open schedule

<pre> European Formula 3 Open Schedule Date Country Event name 24/04 ESP Valencia 22/05 PRT Algarve 04/06 ESP Jarama 25/06 BEL Spa Euro Race 18/09 GBR Brands Hatch 01/10 ITA Monza 15/10 ESP ...

2010 British F3 Int'l Series tentative schedule
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2010 British F3 Int'l Series tentative schedule

<pre> British Formula 3 International Series Tentative Schedule Date Country Venue 03-05/04 GBR Oulton Park 01-02/05 GBR Silverstone 03-04/07 GBR Snetterton 17-18/07 GBR ...

2010 DTM schedule
DTM

2010 DTM schedule

<pre> 2010 German Touring Car Masters (DTM) schedule Date Country Venue 25/04 DEU Hockenheim 02/05 DEU Oschersleben 23/05 ESP Valencia 06/06 DEU EuroSpeedway Lausitz 04/07 DEU Norisring 08/08 DEU ...

2010 World Rally Championship calendar

2010 World Rally Championship calendar

Date Country Event Support Category ---------------- -------- ----------------------- ---------------- February 12-14 SWE Swedish Rally PWRC March 05-07 MEX Rally Mexico ...

Parramatta City Raceway news 2009-12-27

Parramatta City Raceway news 2009-12-27

SCHATZ WINS, STEWART SEVENTH AT PARRAMATTA Four-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz continued his winning ways with victory in the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix at Sydney's Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway this ...

Ralf Schumacher rejected F1 offer for 2010
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Ralf Schumacher rejected F1 offer for 2010

Michael Schumacher's brother might also have made a return to Formula One in 2010, it has emerged. After 40-year-old Michael's sensational comeback with Mercedes GP was announced last week, his younger brother Ralf said: "Honestly, I also would...

Button second in 2009 European sportsman poll
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Button second in 2009 European sportsman poll

Jenson Button has placed second in the annual awards poll contributed by members of the European Sports Press Union. The new world champion and Briton was awarded 81 points by journalists working for numerous European news agencies, behind the...

USF1 car also designed without wind tunnel
F1

USF1 car also designed without wind tunnel

A second 2010 Formula One car has been designed without the aid of a wind tunnel. A minor spat between the new Virgin and Lotus teams erupted earlier this month when Virgin designer Nick Wirth said his single seater for next year had benefited...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-26

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-26

7 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Detailed procedures for Volkswagen technicians at the "Dakar" Wolfsburg (26 December 2009). The real work actually begins for the team when the five Volkswagen Race Touaregs with drivers Carlos Sainz, Giniel...

Series 2009 season review 2009-12-26

Series 2009 season review 2009-12-26

ASCS 2009 -- New Era Begins in Big Style TULSA, Okla. (December 26, 2009) -- Continuing its steady rise to the top of the sport in terms of stature and recognition, the American Sprint Car Series' 18th year of competition...

2010 NCWTS revised schedule 2009-12-26

2010 NCWTS revised schedule 2009-12-26

<pre> February 12 Daytona March 6 Atlanta March 27 Martinsville April 2 Nashville May 2 Kansas May 14 Dover May 21 Charlotte June 4 Texas June 12 Michigan June 18 ...

Patrick Long newsletter 2009-12-26

Patrick Long newsletter 2009-12-26

Patrick Long - 2010 ALMS GT Title Defense Plans Laguna Podium Championship Defense Launched Porsche recently announced that Patrick Long will again partner long-time teammate Jorg Bergmeister in the American Le Mans Series for the 2010 season,...

RCR news on Richardson's death

RCR news on Richardson's death

RCR Pit Crew Member D.J. Richardson Passes Away WELCOME, N.C. (December 26, 2009) -- Richard Childress Racing pit crew member Donald "D.J." Richardson, Jr., passed away December 25 in a Massachusetts hospital from complications of the ...

This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 27 Hans Stuck, German racing great between the world wars, father of Hans-Joachim Stuck and grandfather of Johannes Stuck, born (1900). December 28 Jim Clark wins the...

USF1 website shows monocoque construction
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USF1 website shows monocoque construction

USF1 has launched an official website, including a video showing progress on its 2010 car. The new American entry's sporting director Peter Windsor recently denied Bernie Ecclestone's claim that it might not contest next year's ...

Toro Rosso crash-testing 2010 car STR5
F1

Toro Rosso crash-testing 2010 car STR5

Crash testing of Toro Rosso's new 2010 car is progressing well, technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli has revealed. Due to the total ban on customer cars, the Faenza based team is for the first time having to design and construct its very own...

Series newsletter 2009-12-25

Series newsletter 2009-12-25

CHEVROLET TEAM ALREADY AT WORK The Chevrolet team have already started their wintertime testing in view of the next WTCC season. Last week Alain Menu spent a couple of days at Jerez de la Frontera (December 17th and 18th) that were disturbed by...

Rally PanAm preview

Rally PanAm preview

Street heads to South America for 2010 "El Dakaro" American Rider Jonah Street and Team Rally PanAm soon fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2010 running of the Dakar Rally. Street, winner of Stage 5 at the 2009 version of this epic 16-day ...

Series news on McCool Junction inaugural event
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Series news on McCool Junction inaugural event

Inaugural World of Outlaws Event at Junction Motor Speedway Set for June 25 Concord, NC--December 24, 2009--The World of Outlaws have visited countless tracks over the last 32 years, though one missing from that list is Junction Motor Speedway...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

CKI: Florida Winter Tour pre-event notes

CKI: Florida Winter Tour pre-event notes

CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING INTERNATIONAL AND WSK NORTH AMERICA SERIES INVITE ALL TO FLORIDA "Sunshine and great racing during the winter months" Phoenix, AZ - December 24, 2009 -- With most of the country in a deep freeze and more snow and ice just ...

Italia: Series 2009 season review
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Italia: Series 2009 season review

A successful year ends for Italian Formula 3 Championship A further confirmation comes from internet too: F3italia.it has been visited throughout the season by more than 36000 visitors (+31% increase from 2008), the 42% of which coming from ...

Series Bikes preview

Series Bikes preview

MOTORCYCLE RACE -- NOT JUST THE TWO OF THEM It might well be a whole different ball game in the motorcycle race from now on... For many years, it was mostly an internal struggle between KTM riders, for a while split between the Spanish and...

WTCC star Rob Huff to appear at Autosport International

WTCC star Rob Huff to appear at Autosport International

WORLD TOURING CAR STAR ROB HUFF TO APPEAR AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL Rob Huff, Chevrolet's World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race-winner, will be one of the special guests at Autosport International, Europe's largest motorsport show, held ...

CLIO 197 Renault enters Bathurst 12 Hour

CLIO 197 Renault enters Bathurst 12 Hour

CLIO 197 Renault enters Bathurst 12 Hour The Renault Clio 197 will be represented in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Showroom Enduro 12 & ...

Detroit NAIAS news 2009-12-24

Detroit NAIAS news 2009-12-24

NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW PROVIDES THE WORLD WITH A ROADMAP TO THE FUTURE Detroit, MI - December 24, 2009 - More than 40 glitzy cars and concepts, technology of the future, thousands of journalists and top governmental officials are...

Flying Lizards Motorsports Daytona 24H plans

Flying Lizards Motorsports Daytona 24H plans

Flying Lizard Teams with The Racer's Group on No. 66 Porsche Entry at Daytona Driver Lineup: Bergmeister, Long, van Overbeek and Neiman December 24, 2009 - Sonoma, California - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today that The Racer's Group...