The new Dubai Autodrome hosted a tremendous round of the FIA GT Championship
this week, with a breath-taking race around the 5.39 km circuit. In extreme
temperatures, the cars and drivers gave the spectators a fascinating display
of GT driving,...
The Victory, The Pole Position, The Fastest Lap: Matteo Bobbi Hits The
Jackpot in Dubai
Matteo Bobbi's adventure in Dubai for the second last round of the
FIA GT championship started and ended perfectly. Matteo Bobbi conquered
the 1st place...
Gabriele Lancieri Did A Great Job in Dubai!
Don't be deceived by the 7th position conquered by Graham
Nash's Saleen. Because Graham Nash's driver Gabriele Lancieri
managed to bring the car up to the 3rd overall position during his
In Spite of The Retirement, Andrea Piccini is Satisfied With The
Lamborghini's Progress in Dubai.
Andrea Piccini and the Lamborghini Murcielago's debut on the Dubai
circuit ended prematurely due to a gearbox problem that struck them at
Andrea Piccini took 14th position in today's combined qualifying, which was
a positive result for the team after the time lost in the previous sessions.
Andrea Piccini : "Since Tuesday night we have lost a lot of running time on
the track due to...
Pole Position in GT : Matteo Bobbi - nr 1 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550
Maranello : "This has been a good day for us. We've found a good set-up at
the beginning of the weekend. Fortunately, our car is fast both on new and
on old tyres. The only...
Hot, hot, hot -- the temperatures have risen steadily through the day, with
the track temperatures rising well above 50. The teams are reporting
temperatures above 70C in their cars, with the metallic parts such as the
pedals at boiling...
Gabriele Gardel - nr 1 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 Maranello : "The
track is really nice. I think they've done a wonderful job with it. It's
slow and fast and tricky - I love it! I'm very happy with our car here as
well. It's very fast, and ...
For the first time since 1999, the FIA GT Championship has left Europe, with
the tenth round of the Championship being held at the brand-new Dubai
Autodrome, in the United Arab Emirates. The penultimate round of the 2004
season will therefore...
Fontes Rejoins RML in Duabi
Jose Pedro Fontes will again line-up alongside Chris Goodwin in the teams
No. 8 Saleen in Dubai this Friday for the tenth round of the FIA GT
Championship. The team are looking to a strong result after the ...
And so the 2004 season of the LG Super Racing Weekend draws to a close -
with a truly exceptional three days of racing. For the very first time
in its three-year history, the multi-platform series will stage a flyaway
race, outside the European...
Gabriele Flies To Dubai For The Next FIA GT Round.
Gabriele Lancieri's commitment to the FIA GT championship in the
2004 season continues. The driver from Imola, Italy is presently in Dubai
(United Arab Emirates) to compete in the second last...
Matteo Bobbi in Dubai For The First Time
A new adventure begins for the FIA GT Championship and for Matteo Bobbi.
For the second last round of the 2004 season, the protagonists of the
championship including Matteo Bobbi will be in Dubai (United...
Andrea Piccini in Dubai With The Lamborghini
The development plan for the Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT will continue on
the new track in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this week.
The second last round of the FIA GT championship will be on...
Audi clinch all three DTM titles
DTM: After having locked in the drivers' and team titles early, Audi
claimed the title in the DTM manufacturers' championship at the finale
at Hockenheim as well, thus clinching all three DTM titles. Four of ...
Piccini is Satisfied with the Lamborghini's Progress
After the Imola debut and regardless of its retirement due to a broken
drive shaft, Andrea Piccini's Lamborghini Murcielago has shown
significant progress in Oschersleben.
During the free ...
Out of all the drivers, Matteo Bobbi was the one who caught
everyone's attention on the German track of Oschersleben this
The driver from Milan, who was forced to start last because he
substituted his broken engine during the qualifying...
Fontes and RML Celebrate Debut Podium
RML's sportscar team collected their first podium of the 2004 FIA GT
Championship at Oschersleben yesterday with Chris Goodwin and Jose Pedro
Fontes driving a strong race in the No. 8 Saleen to...
1st in GT : Mika Salo - nr 33 AF Corse Maserati MC12 : "I've been on podium
quite a lot lately, but this is the first victory for me for some years now.
It turned out that being fifth in qualifying was good enough for the victory
today. We didn't...
The final European round of the 2004 FIA GT Championship started off on a
damp but drying track, ensuring an exciting start to an action-packed race
round the tight and twisting Oschersleben circuit. Three hours later, in
front of 25,000 ...
19 September 2004
Audi clinch title at DTM comeback ... Audi victory at Swedish finale ...
"Petit Le Mans" with two Audi R8 sports cars ... First SEAT victory in
the ETCC ... DAMS team collects further experience ... SEAT...
Progress Confirmed in Race
Oschersleben, 19th September 2004 - The Lamborghini Murcielago driven by
Piccini and Deletraz gave an impressive performance in the first 2 hours of
today's race but was stopped by a broken driveshaft.
Pole Position in GT : Walter Lechner Jr - nr 4 Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7 :
"The qualifying today was good - very close. It was the closest qualifying
session of the season I think. We tried a new type of tyres on the front,
which were very good.
The weather remains warm and sunny in Oschersleben, but significantly cooler
than in Imola two weeks ago, with temperatures expected to rise to 21C.
Tomorrow should be cloudy and slightly cooler, with a maximum of 19C.
Oschersleben, 18th September 2004 - The first qualifying session today
showed a marked improvement for the Lamborghinis. Piccini who could only
drive in the last 10 minutes of the session after a driveshaft broke did a
very good first sector in...
Jose Pedro Fontes will line-up alongside Chris Goodwin in the No. 8 Saleen
this weekend at Oschersleben for the ninth round of the FIA GT Championship
as Miguel Ramos steps down from the event due to professional and ...
The German track of Oschersleben will be hosting the ninth round of the
FIA GT championship this weekend. But this time around Matteo Bobbi will
also be a protagonist outside of the track.
In Fact; Matteo will be competing along with other FIA...
Gabriele Gardel - nr 1 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 Maranello : "It's
gone really well today; we were fastest in the first session. We will try
to make two stints on the same tyres, try some different strategy for the
race. This year we have...
Free Practice Sessions
The Championship has picked up the pace again, and just ten days after the
eighth round finished in Imola, the teams, cars and drivers are back in
action, this time at the German circuit of Oschersleben. The twisty ...