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Sun 05 Jan 2003
SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is officialHeadline
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SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is official

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2002) - Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath today announced his retirement from supercross racing at a press conference in Anaheim, Calif., at Edison International Field. After winning 72 250cc main events and...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
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Imola to honour Senna

The 2004 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola will mark the tenth year since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the circuit and the Brazilian champion will be commemorated by special events. Ayrton Senna Da Silva grave at Morumbi...

Fri 07 Mar 2003
Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy
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Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy

The Vodka V-10 brand is being displayed on the Jordan Ford EJ13 cars for the first time during this weekend's opening round of the Formula One World Championship in Melbourne. A new sponsor or a new engine?. Photo by Jordan Grand ...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Ecclestone helps out Minardi
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Ecclestone helps out Minardi

Bernie Ecclestone has put his hand in his own pocket to help out the struggling Minardi squad, investing an undisclosed amount in the 'other' Italian team. Minardi boss Paul Stoddart had something of a public row with McLaren's Ron Dennis in ...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Wed 09 Apr 2003
Alonso speaks about Brazil crash
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Alonso speaks about Brazil crash

Renault's Fernando Alonso needs a bit of rest but feels fine. He has left room 1114 of the Saint Louis hospital in Sao Paolo, and is back in Europe. "I still feel a bit dazed, but it's nothing serious," explains Fernando, who hit one of the...

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200Headline
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Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Jordan denies Irvine claimHeadline
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Jordan denies Irvine claim

Eddie Jordan has denied that Eddie Irvine offered to drive for his team without being paid in order to win the fight for the remaining race seat. Irvine announced his retirement from F1 when the Jordan deal, which is the last race seat still ...

Senna inquiry to be re-openedHeadline
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Senna inquiry to be re-opened

The Italian Supreme Court has decided to re-open the inquiry into the death of Ayrton Senna after judges decided there were legal errors in the original appeal. Senna died after an accident in his Williams at the Tamburello corner during the 1994...

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
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FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
New helmet design for RaikkonenHeadline
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New helmet design for Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will sport a new helmet design from the start of this season, including a splash of red and a motif of his nickname, 'The Ice Man'. The helmet will be designed by McLaren and Uffe Tagtstrom, who has made helmets for ...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002Headline
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Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002

Rubens Barrichello was very happy to have driven Ferrari's most successful ever car, the F2002, and said it gave him some of his best moments in Formula One. Providing all goes well in testing, Ferrari will debut the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Change of Leadership at Porsche Motorsport North America; Uwe Brettel Named New President as Alwin Springer Retires Atlanta -- November 10 - Alwin Springer, 60, will hand his position as President of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) to...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline
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Schumacher beaten by fighter jet

Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle. The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted Schumacher and his ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup carHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup car

Sports car and open-wheel racer Max Papis tested the No. 91 Dodge Intrepid research and development NASCAR Winston Cup car for Evernham Motorsports today at Kentucky Speedway. "It was a very good experience being in a Winston Cup car. It ...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Thu 01 May 2003
New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

DETROIT - Fresh from a dominating victory at The 12 Hours of Sebring in March, the General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June with two all-new cars to defend their GTS title. Already the most...

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2003) -- American Le Mans Series competitors have been allowed up to eight pre-selections for the 2004 running of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including four that will be earned in Saturday's running of the Petit Le ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Brands Hatch round 24 race report
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Brands Hatch round 24 race report

Weather: Cold, overcast, and getting darker and more dismal by the minute After a relatively processional race earlier in the day, many were hoping that the final race of the 2003 British F3 season might provide something in the way of thrills...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Sauber presents new wind tunnel
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Sauber presents new wind tunnel

At Sauber Petronas a fresh breeze, in the literal sense of the word, will be blowing in the 2004 season. The Swiss team today presented the new, ultra-modern wind tunnel at the Hinwil headquarters to international media ...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Baumgartner signs for MinardiHeadline
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Baumgartner signs for Minardi

As expected, Zsolt Baumgartner has accepted the offer of a race seat at Minardi for 2004, alongside Gianmaria Bruni. The 22 year-old Hungarian secured backing from his country's government after Minardi boss Paul Stoddart made the offer last week.

Mon 20 Jan 2003
SBRS: Roger Scotton hit by car in Boca Raton

SBRS: Roger Scotton hit by car in Boca Raton

Businessman and race driver Roger Scotton was hit by a car on January 15, 2003 and is undergoing continued evaluation at a local Boca Raton hospital. Scotton's condition has stabilized as he remains in serious condition. Scotton, a former ...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Don Panoz drives LMP900

Don Panoz drives LMP900

Don Panoz takes to the track aboard his own LMP900 Prototype Panoz Motor Sports and American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz yesterday took the chance to drive his own race winning "Spirit of America" LMP-01 prototype sportscar - taking to the...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
Schumacher brothers party at Suzuka
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Schumacher brothers party at Suzuka

Michael Schumacher had cause to celebrate, in spite of a lowly eighth-place finish at the Japanese Grand Prix, as the singular point was enough to ensure him a spot in the F1 annals as the first-ever six-time World Champion. And it appears that...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Montoya helps out da MattaHeadline
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Montoya helps out da Matta

Formula One rookie Christiano da Matta has been getting some advice from Juan Pablo Montoya on what to expect in his debut F1 season. Montoya was the last driver to make the move from the US CART series, which da Matta won last season, to F1...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
Miami: No. 4 Corvette crashes, will miss race

Miami: No. 4 Corvette crashes, will miss race

Corvette crashes in morning warmup, will miss Miami event MIAMI (September 27, 2003) -- Factory Corvette driver Kelly Collins had a hard crash at the end of the morning warmup session for this afternoon's American Le Mans Series Grand Prix ...

Tue 18 Feb 2003
Jordan unveil new livery
F1

Jordan unveil new livery

Jordan Ford unveiled its 2003 livery for the first time this morning during a photocall held shortly before testing commenced in Barcelona. With two Jordan Ford EJ13 cars being joined by the team's new driver line-up of Giancarlo Fisichella and ...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4Headline
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Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4

Jaguar Racing launched the 2003 R4 on the Internet on January 21st, the first 'virtual' launch in Formula One. While the event may have been lacking in a sense of occasion, the internet provided a perfect environment for the fast and efficient ...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at MonzaHeadline
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ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at Monza

Munich. Alessandro Zanardi will be competing in motorsport again for the first time since he suffered severe injuriesas a result of an accident two years ago. The Italian lost both legs when he was competing in a round of the American ChampCar ...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through IndyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through Indy

You never know who you'll see at a race track. Case in point: the NHRA have held closed [to the public] test sessions yesterday and today at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wandering the paddock, one could find Indy Racing League and CART ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Trulli on provisional pole for US GPHeadline
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Trulli on provisional pole for US GP

INDIANAPOLIS, September 26, 2003 - Pre-qualifying for the United States Grand Prix was dictated by the weather, which -- as it usually does in Indianapolis -- changed immeasurably during the hour-long session. At the close, it was Renault's...

Mon 29 Sep 2003
US GP: Toyota Saturday qualifying notes
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US GP: Toyota Saturday qualifying notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing will start tomorrow's United States Grand Prix from its highest ever grid position after Olivier Panis posted a sensational 3rd fastest time in second qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Cristiano da Matta...