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Thu 13 Dec 2001
Trulli denies he's not a racer
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Trulli denies he's not a racer

Jarno Trulli has hit back at claims that he's a great qualifier but cannot keep it up through a race distance. With Renault next year Trulli aims to win a race and to put to rest rumors that he's not a racer, saying that in his kart days the ...

Kane, MG Sport Lola Sebring test report

Kane, MG Sport Lola Sebring test report

Kane on the Florida pace in the MG Lola EX257 MG Sport and racing's Jonny Kane has just returned from the US where he tested the MG Lola EX257 Le Mans car at the famous Sebring circuit in Florida. As well as the opportunity to further develop...

Supercross rider Carmichael named 2001 Pro Athlete of the Year
AMA

Supercross rider Carmichael named 2001 Pro Athlete of the Year

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Ricky Carmichael was named the 2001 AMA/Speedvision Pro Athlete of the Year at the 2001 AMA National Champions Awards Banquet Friday night in Palm Desert, Calif. The 22-year-old Floridian had a record-setting season in 2001,...

Walkinshaw says teams will support Silverstone
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Walkinshaw says teams will support Silverstone

Arrows boss Tom Walkinshaw says that despite the recent doubt over the British Grand Prix, the teams will not vote Silverstone off the calender. Talking to the UK's BBC Radio 5 Sunday Sport programme, Walkinshaw agreed that Silverstone has it's ...

Minardi changes name
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Minardi changes name

Faenza, Italy, 2001-12-08 - Paul Stoddart, Team Principal of the Italian-based Formula One team Minardi, announced today that the name of the team has changed to KL Minardi Asiatech for the 2002 season to strengthen the deep link to Malaysia and...

AMA, JamSports announce partnership with Speedvision
AMA

AMA, JamSports announce partnership with Speedvision

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing, the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the U.S., and its new Supercross promotional partner, JamSports, today announced a television partnership with Speedvision Network. Speedvision, the first...

FIA revises 2002 car numbers, again
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FIA revises 2002 car numbers, again

After the confusion and complaints that ensued in the wake of the decision not to change team numbers next season, the FIA has now decided to change them after all. The original decision had been based on the assumption that teams would welcome...

BAR Honda skis for charity

BAR Honda skis for charity

BAR boss Craig Pollock and driver Jacques Villeneuve are to be at the debut of the "Grand Prix of Tremblant" skiing event at Mont Tremblant, Quebec on the 14th to 16th of December. Villeneuve's "Newtown" club in Montreal launched the unique 24...

Montoya - Piloto Interamericano del A?o
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Montoya - Piloto Interamericano del A?o

La Federacion Interamericana De Periodistas Del Automovil (FIPA) Ha Elegito A Juan Pablo Montoya Como Piloto Interamericano Del AÑO En la solemne premiación realizada el pasado 3 de diciembre en Santo Domingo, el cónsul general de Colombia,...

ETCC: Boris Said wins BMW Sports Trophy

ETCC: Boris Said wins BMW Sports Trophy

Munich/Going. American Boris Said has won the historic BMW Sports Trophy for the most successful BMW non-works racing driver in the 2001 season. A team-mate of Hans-Joachim Stuck, he was presented with the award at the BMW Motorsport Party held...

BITD: Johnny Campbell statement on behalf of Tim Staab's family
AMA

BITD: Johnny Campbell statement on behalf of Tim Staab's family

Honda rider, Tim Staab, remains in critical condition at the University Medical Center in the neuro trauma ICU following his accident at the Best in the Desert Las Vegas 200 on December 1st. Statement released yesterday, December 10, by Johnny...

Sun 09 Dec 2001
Corvette Racing adds Oliver Gavin to 2002 lineup

Corvette Racing adds Oliver Gavin to 2002 lineup

DETROIT, Dec. 6 - With the 2001 season and a manufacturers' championship barely under its belt, Corvette Racing has named Oliver Gavin of Great Britain to its team for 2002. Gavin, a roadracing veteran, will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Anaheim season tickets on sale form EA Sports Supercross
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Anaheim season tickets on sale form EA Sports Supercross

EA SPORTS Supercross Offers A Season Ticket For Three Anaheim Races Edison International Field To Play Host To Three EA SPORTS Supercross Races AURORA, Ill. (December 6, 2001) - For the second consecutive season, EA SPORTS Supercross will offer...

Decsion time nears on British GP at Silvestone
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Decsion time nears on British GP at Silvestone

Rumours have once again surfaced that the British Grand Prix faces the axe from the 2002 calendar. A source at the FIA told the AFP ( Agence France-Presse ) today that the decision of whether to keep the race, set for 7th July at Silverstone,...

Notes of Interest 2001-12-05

Notes of Interest 2001-12-05

101 DAYS TO SEBRING -- The 2002 American Le Mans Series season will open in just 101 days with the running of the 50th annual Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring, presented by Dodge. A celebration fitting the 50th running of America's oldest sports car...

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Jaguar Racing and ChevronTexaco announced today that they will end their long standing technical relationship at the end of the current year. As a technical partner, and official fuel and lubricant supplier to the Jaguar Racing team,...

No seria raro que vuelva a Prost
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No seria raro que vuelva a Prost

Entrevista Exclusiva A Gaston Mazzacane "No Seria Raro Que Vuelva A Prost" En una extensa charla con Circus F1, el platense habló de todo. Fundamentalmente de su intento por regresar a la F1, confesando lo hasta ahora no le había dicho a ...

Alonso: drivers don't respect Minardi
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Alonso: drivers don't respect Minardi

Fernando Alonso may have battled it out at the back of the pack in 2001, but the young Spaniard impressed many in his debut year in F1. His greatest feat was perhaps outqualifying Jacques Villeneuve at the US GP in September, but he's had to...

2002 FIA entry list causes confusion
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2002 FIA entry list causes confusion

The FIA entry list for 2002 is causing some confusion as there seems to be a switch from the normal arrangement as the teams are not listed in the order which they finished the 2001 Championship. As Sauber finished 4th they therefore should in ...

2001 Champions awards banquet preview
AMA

2001 Champions awards banquet preview

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2001 AMA National Champions Awards Banquet will take place this Friday, Dec. 7, at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif. The Awards banquet is the annual gathering of champions from all...

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

LEDBURY, ENGLAND, December 4, 2001 -- European Minardi F1 chief, Paul Stoddart, has once again bucked so-called "trends" by announcing that his European Aviation company has purchased five Boeing 747-200 aircraft from British Airways and will ...

Berger thinks R. Schumacher, Montoya equally matched
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Berger thinks R. Schumacher, Montoya equally matched

Gerhard Berger, BMW's motorsport's boss, says that Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Motoya are equally matched and will take Williams to the top in F1. Speaking at a media gathering, Berger said he thinks Ferrari will remain ahead in 2002 but...

Minardi set for double launch
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Minardi set for double launch

According to reports in the Malaysian press, European Minardi is set to have a double launch with the 2002 car. The first launch in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia is expected to take place in the coming weeks while the second in Australia is set for the...

Ecclestone warns car maker consortium
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Ecclestone warns car maker consortium

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned that ACEA's (ACEA is Association des Constructeurs Européens d' Automobiles) plans to establish its own racing series and the commercial uncertainty in F1 at present is driving sponsors away from the sport.

Interview with Ralf Schumacher
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Interview with Ralf Schumacher

Interview courtesy of and exclusive to BMW Motorsport. Visit their site at BMW How have you been spending your time since the finale of the 2001 season in Japan? I have been taking a lot of time off doing whatever I want to do and obviously...

Ralf Schumacher fender bender
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Ralf Schumacher fender bender

Ralf Schumacher should be used to rain, wet roads and traffic since he spends a good part of his life on circuits that throw him all kinds of conditions, not to mention vying with 21 other drivers for position. What should have been a walk in the...

SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One
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SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One

Former FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series driver Bryan Herta has recently started his campaign to join the world of Formula One. The 31-year-old American was left adrift when Gerald Forsythe shut down Forsythe Championship Racing at the...

SUPERCROSS: CCE inks deal with Georgia Dome
AMA

SUPERCROSS: CCE inks deal with Georgia Dome

AURORA, Ill. (December 5, 2001) - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, host of the 2000 Super Bowl and the 1996 Summer Olympics, has signed a contract with Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division to host its supercross events through ...

SUPERCROSS: Van Triple Crown returns for 2002 season
AMA

SUPERCROSS: Van Triple Crown returns for 2002 season

Van Triple Crown of Supercross Featured at Anaheim Round 1, Atlanta, and Las Vegas $500,000 Barnburner Built into EA SPORTS Supercross AURORA, Ill. (December 3, 2001) - The coveted Vans Triple Crown of Supercross(tm), which offers $500,000 to...

SUPERCROSS: Clear Channel inks Texas Stadium
AMA

SUPERCROSS: Clear Channel inks Texas Stadium

AURORA, Ill. (December 3, 2001) - Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, announced today a three-year agreement with Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division to continue hosting Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross events...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AMA marketing alliance
AMA

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AMA marketing alliance

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 - IMS Productions, the video production and broadcasting arm of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, announced a strategic production and marketing alliance Dec. 3 with AMA Pro Racing, owner of...

AMA, Jamsports partner Indianapolis Motor Speedway
AMA

AMA, Jamsports partner Indianapolis Motor Speedway

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing, the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the U.S., and its new Supercross promotional partner, JamSports, today announced a strategic alliance with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation ...

Australian GP - Inquest into death of marshal started
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Australian GP - Inquest into death of marshal started

Today, just over eight months ago, Graham Beveridge died tragically, when a stray wheel from the car of Jacques Villeneuve's BAR struck him in the chest. His family relived the horror of the tragedy as they watched the replay of the accident on...

Jean Todt: drivers over 35 are
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Jean Todt: drivers over 35 are "past it"

Jean Todt, Ferrari's team principal, has said that Mika Hakkinen will struggle if he returns to F1 after his year out. Speaking to University students at the Parma Institute in Italy on Friday, Todt also said he thought any driver over 35 was...