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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Silverstone rebuilds current pits
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Silverstone rebuilds current pits

Silverstone circuit, the home of the British Grand Prix, has scrapped plans for a new pits complex. The intention was to build all new pits for Formula One teams on the straight after Club corner, but this idea has now been abandoned in favour of...

2002 privateer fund continues to grow
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2002 privateer fund continues to grow

AURORA, Ill. (December 21, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today the addition of the new $75,000 CC.com Fund to the existing $150,000 Privateer Fund that will bring the total privateer payout to $225,000 for...

JamSports, AMA announce 2003 news update
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JamSports, AMA announce 2003 news update

JamSports, AMA Pro Racing Announce 2003 AMA Supercross Markets PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- JamSports and AMA Pro Racing today announced the list of major-market cities that will constitute the 2003 AMA U.S. Supercross Championship. The season will...

Lauda to test Jaguar R3
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Lauda to test Jaguar R3

Triple Formula One world champion, Niki Lauda, has announced his intention to drive a Formula One car once again. The 52-year-old boss of Jaguar Racing is not coming out of competitive retirement, however, just aiming to better his understanding...

Australian GP inquest summary
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Australian GP inquest summary

The Australian Grand Prix has been given the go ahead for 2002, according to our Australia sources, after the conclusion of the inquest into the death of marshal Graham Beveridge. The results are to be released in January. Yesterday Jim Kennan -...

American Le Mans Series Notes of Interest 2001-12-20

American Le Mans Series Notes of Interest 2001-12-20

** SEBRING CELEBRATION CONTINUES TO GROW -- The 50th anniversary celebration of America's oldest sports car race continued its growth this week as three more former winning cars joined the list of those that will be on hand for the ...

Kirch facing financial crunch
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Kirch facing financial crunch

Motorsport.com - The Kirch Group is facing a financial crunch with media mogul Rupert Murdoch in a position to force the company to buy him out of Premiere, Kirch's pay TV business. Kirch owns 75 per cent of SLEC, which, in turn owns the Formula...

Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

(December 18, 2001 Toronto On.) In the past two seasons Dick Barbour has led his team to two American LeMans Series Championships. In 2000 it was the GT Championship with Porsche and in 2001 it was the LMP675 Championship with Reynard. Dick ...

BAR Honda confirms 2002 test drivers
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BAR Honda confirms 2002 test drivers

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda is delighted to announce that it has signed a long-term test contract with French Formula 3 Champion Ryo Fukuda. The team has also retained the services of 2001 test drivers Anthony Davidson, Darren Manning and Patrick ...

Richards named BAR Team Principal
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Richards named BAR Team Principal

David Richards was announced Team Principal Designate at the launch of the 2002 British American Racing Honda team. Richards comes to the Lucky Strike B.A.R. Honda team with a diverse background in racing. Richards, 49, began his formative ...

Villeneuve comments on Pollock leaving BAR
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Villeneuve comments on Pollock leaving BAR

Craig Pollock has been and is Jacques Villeneuve's mentor; thus, Pollock's leaving British American Racing Formula One team is hard for Villeneuve to accept. Villeneuve and Pollock have been together since Villeneuve was a "wet-behind-the-ears"...

BAR Honda launches the 2002 Formula one BAR004
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BAR Honda launches the 2002 Formula one BAR004

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda launched their 2002 season challenger today with a dramatic new line-up, but it was Honda's announcement of a long-term commitment to the team that really stole the show. Honda took this opportunity to announce that it...

International television package annnounce
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International television package annnounce

AURORA, Ill. (December 17, 2001) - Through the combined resources of Clear Channel International, (a division of Clear Channel Worldwide) and ESPN, Clear Channel Entertainment announced today the international television distribution details of ...

BAR Honda medals at ski event

BAR Honda medals at ski event

The inaugural Grand Prix de Tremblant ski event ended today under ideal conditions. A Swiss team from Les Portes du Soleil won while Jacques Villeneuve's Team 69. (Villeneuve, BAR test driver Patrick Lemarier and three European skiers) came in ...

IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...

Sun 23 Dec 2001
BAR Honda's Fukuda to test at Valencia in January
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BAR Honda's Fukuda to test at Valencia in January

The newest development driver for BAR Honda, Ryo Fukuda, will test the team's 2001 BAR 003-Honda at Valencia, Spain January 19 and 20. This will be the first time the young Japanese as driven a Formula One Grand Prix car. Prior to becoming a...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Kuzzins Kustoms joins Shane Lewis' helmet design

Kuzzins Kustoms joins Shane Lewis' helmet design

JUPITER, Fla., Monday, December 17, 2001 -- Bill Cousins has added his company, Kuzzins Kustoms, as a backer of the helmet design contest created by Shane Lewis, TheRaceSite.com and Stand 21 to celebrate the 50th annual Mobil1 12 Hours at Sebring,...

Speedvision airs 2001 ALMS season review 2001-12-27

Speedvision airs 2001 ALMS season review 2001-12-27

Speedvision To Review 2001 American Le Mans Series Season December 27 BRASELTON, Ga. (December 17, 2001) -- Speedvision's "The Year In Racing" will review the 2001 American Le Mans Series season in a special program to air on Thursday night, ...

Antonio Pizzonia named BMW Williams official test driver
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Antonio Pizzonia named BMW Williams official test driver

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team has signed Antonio Pizzonia to be an official test driver for 2002. The 21-year-old Brazilian driver will continue to compete in the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship. "We know Antonio well as he has already...

Toyota Racing unveils 2002 Formula One TF102
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Toyota Racing unveils 2002 Formula One TF102

Toyota has taken a significant step on its path to Formula 1 with the unveiling in Cologne of its definitive 2002 challenger, the TF102. Official drivers, Mika Salo and Allan McNish, will give the car its race debut at the Australian GP...

Craig Pollock steps down from BAR
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Craig Pollock steps down from BAR

Craig Pollock today. December 17th, announced that he is stepping down as Managing Director and Team Principal of British American Racing. Craig has decided to pursue other interests. The Team intends to announce the identity of Craig's ...

2002 AMA U.S. Motocross schedule
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2002 AMA U.S. Motocross schedule

<pre> 2002 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships Schedule DATE TRACK, CITY M.com Names May 12 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen May 19 Hangtown Motocross Classic,...

Ferrari FIA Gala in Monaco
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Ferrari FIA Gala in Monaco

Monaco, 15th December - Michael Schumacher picked up his 2001 World Championship trophy at the FIA prize-giving awards ceremony in Monaco last night. It was his first public appearance since Tutte le Ferrari at Monza in late October - but the...

2002 Privateer points fund increased
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2002 Privateer points fund increased

AURORA, Ill. (December 14, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment announced today that one of its corporate sponsors, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, will award $50,000 as a part of the company's Pro Privateer Challenge. The award will be given...

British GP gets green light
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British GP gets green light

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Monte Carlo prior to the FIA awards banquet. They gave the British Grand Prix at Silverstone event the green light for the 2002 event. Earlier the FIA released the 2002 schedule showing the event as ...

Grand Prix of The Americas 'kick-off' recap

Grand Prix of The Americas 'kick-off' recap

Grand Prix Of The Americas Hosts "Kick-Off" Event With Miami Dignitaries And Professionals From The World Of Racing MIAMI, FL - (December 12, 2001) - The principals of Raceworks, Inc. Peter J. Yanowitch, Willy A. Bermello, and Emerson...

Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better
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Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better

Sergio Rinland, the man who designed this year's Sauber C20, has said that rookie Kimi Raikkonen reminds him of Ayrton Senna. Rinland, who recently moved to Arrows, said: "& ...

Burti back behind the wheel
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Burti back behind the wheel

Former Jaguar and Prost driver Lucinao Burti was back behind the wheel of a race car this week for the first time since the Belgium Grand Prix. Burti crashed at approx 270kmph after tangling with ex-team mate Eddie Irvine at the Spa-Francorchamps...

Schumacher says Fangio's record is not target
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Schumacher says Fangio's record is not target

Current World Champion Michael Schumacher has said that equalling Juan-Manuel Fangio's five titles is not a particular target for him. Fangio won his first title in 1951and despite a crash that left him with a broken neck in 1952, the Argentinian...

EA Sports Supercross, ABC announce air time, dates
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EA Sports Supercross, ABC announce air time, dates

AURORA, Ill. (December 12, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today the dates and times of the four rounds of the 2002 EA SPORTS Supercross season that will be aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports: Anaheim Round...

Sebring, Miami offer Florida doubleheader ticket discount

Sebring, Miami offer Florida doubleheader ticket discount

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 12, 2001) -- Race fans will have the opportunity to save money on tickets to the first two races of the 2002 American Le Mans Series season as part of a special promotional offer. The Florida Doubleheader Discount will...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi stands up at
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi stands up at "Caschi D'Oro" celebration

December 15th, 2001 - We were waiting that moment since last september when Alessandro lost both legs and finally that moment it's arrived, it was an incredible emotion to see Alessandro Zanardi to leave is wheelchair to stand up unaided. It ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Sears Point signs sponsor for AMA Superbike event
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Sears Point signs sponsor for AMA Superbike event

Supercuts Agrees to Multi-Year Deal as Title Sponsor of AMA Superbike Event SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Supercuts has signed on as Sears Point Raceway's newest marketing partner in a multi-year package that includes sponsorship of the...

Berger defends Button
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Berger defends Button

BMW Motorsport boss Gerhard Berger has spoken in defense of Jenson Button, saying the chance for victory for him is not over yet. Button was hailed as a rookie sensation in his debut year with Williams in 2000, coming 8th in the Driver's standings...