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Wed 08 Dec 2004
Ambrose wins back-2-back championshipHeadline

Ambrose wins back-2-back championship

On Saturday at Eastern Creek, just outside of Sydney, Ford Pirtek driver Marcos Ambrose won his second V8 Supercar Series title for the Queensland based Stone Brothers Racing Team. After dominating practice and qualifying in the Bigpond Finale,...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Ambrose puts champagne back on iceHeadline

Ambrose puts champagne back on ice

The V8 Supercar series returned to Symmons Plains in country Tasmania for the first time since 1999 this weekend. Defending champion Marcos Ambrose in the Stone Bros Pirtek Ford raced here yesterday for the first time in front of his home crowd...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005Headline
DTM

Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005

Mika Hakkinen will make his return to racing in 2005 with Mercedes in the German Touring Car (DTM) series, it was confirmed on November 6th. Hakkinen, who retired from Formula One three years ago, tested for Mercedes at Lausitz in October. The ...

Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTMHeadline
DTM

Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTM

Just before the Mercedes Stars & Cars day in Stuttgart tomorrow, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen tried out a Mercedes DTM car for size. Raikkonen drove the AMG C-Class for fun but the ever-competitive Finn was not far off the top times clocked in the ...

Tue 21 Sep 2004
Ekstrom and Audi storm to title at BrnoHeadline
DTM

Ekstrom and Audi storm to title at Brno

Mattias Ekström stormed the field to take the win at the Automotodrom Brno and claim the 2004 DTM drivers' title and the teams' title for Audi Team Abt. Ekström led from pole to flag and is a very deserving champion, with a string of excellent...

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaosHeadline
DTM

Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaos

Mattias Ekström claimed victory for Audi at Zandvoort after the race was red-flagged on lap 23 then restarted, due to a shockingly huge crash for Peter Dumbreck. The Opel came to grief at the last corner and there was a very long delay while the...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for AudiHeadline
DTM

Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for Audi

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched a last gasp pole position at Zandvoort for the eighth round of the DTM, demoting Mercedes' Gary Paffett who had held the spot for all of the super pole shootout. Ekström's pole time was 1:34.051, just over a tenth...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Albers postpones Jordan testHeadline
DTM

Albers postpones Jordan test

German Touring Car (DTM) driver Christijan Albers has postponed his F1 test with Jordan until after the DTM season is finished. The Dutchman, who races for Mercedes, was due to test with Jordan at Silverstone in September but it's been put back ...

Wed 04 Aug 2004
Improvement for Fassler and OpelHeadline
DTM

Improvement for Fassler and Opel

Opel has not had an easy season so far in 2004 but the last round at the Nürburgring saw an improvement in performance. Marcel Fässler (OPC Team Phoenix) equalled the squad's best finish of the year with fourth, while Timo Scheider (OPC Team ...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
Sauber interested in PaffettHeadline
DTM

Sauber interested in Paffett

Sauber is interested in German Touring Car (DTM) driver Gary Paffett as a replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella next year. Fisichella is widely presumed to be moving on, possibly to Renault, and Sauber has been talking to Briton Paffett recently.

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Starting line up for ShanghaiHeadline
DTM

Starting line up for Shanghai

Mercedes' Gary Paffett claimed his first DTM pole position at the invitation race in Shanghai, finishing at the top in both qualifying and the super pole shootout. His best time was 1:14.529. Tom Kristensen was the best Audi, third, and...

Sun 27 Jun 2004
Plumb, Galati take poles at Mid-OhioHeadline
PWC

Plumb, Galati take poles at Mid-Ohio

Matt Plumb quietly waited out his fellow challengers in the final nine minutes of the Touring Car qualifying session in pit lane. The RealTime Racing driver parked the Acura when the red flag to stop the qualifying and did not venture back onto...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
From Lausitz to Nurburgring for FasslerHeadline
DTM

From Lausitz to Nurburgring for Fassler

After an unlucky start to the season that saw him retire from the first three races with various problems, Opel's Marcel Fässler finally gained his first points at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Yet even that wasn't straightforward -- Fässler...

Tue 08 Jun 2004
Paffett disqualified, Ekstr?m wins Lausitz thrillerHeadline
DTM

Paffett disqualified, Ekstr?m wins Lausitz thriller

The crowds were on their feet at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz as the battle of the young guns provided a thriller of a race. Mercedes' Gary Paffett took his second win of the season, after starting seventh on the grid, ahead of Audi's Mattias Ekström...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Albers wins qualifying lottery at LausitzHeadline
DTM

Albers wins qualifying lottery at Lausitz

Qualifying for the fourth round of the DTM championship at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz was initially a rain-soaked lottery, then a clever game of chance as the track dried during the super pole session. Mercedes' championship leader Christijan Albers...

Tue 18 May 2004
BTCC: Plato takes Silverstone pole for SEATHeadline

BTCC: Plato takes Silverstone pole for SEAT

Jason Plato set the fastest time in a frantic end to the qualifying session for round six of the British Touring Car Championship. Drivers tried unusual tyre combinations in order to gain an advantage on the damp-but-drying track but in the end...

BTCC: Plato the rainmaster in Silverstone second practiceHeadline

BTCC: Plato the rainmaster in Silverstone second practice

SEAT Sport UK driver Jason Plato sensationally set the fastest lap in a frantic end to the second free practice session. West Surrey Racing's Anthony Reid looked like dominating with a strong early lap before the rain started to fall, but the ...

BTCC: Muller fastest in Silverstone practiceHeadline

BTCC: Muller fastest in Silverstone practice

Yvan Muller set the fastest time in the opening free practice session for the third meeting of the championship. Heavy overnight rain and light drizzle during the morning presented the drivers with challenging conditions as VX Racing driver Muller...

BTCC: Brands Hatch round six goes to James ThompsonHeadline

BTCC: Brands Hatch round six goes to James Thompson

James Thompson fended off a race-long attack from Anthony Reid to win round six of the championship by just half a second. Thompson's Vauxhall team-mate Yvan Muller finished third after an extremely close race with the first ten drivers covered by...

BTCC: Luke Hines wins round 5 at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Luke Hines wins round 5 at Brands Hatch

Luke Hines scored his first win in the British Touring Car Championship in round five at Brands Hatch. The Vauxhall driver lead from the first lap and was never headed despite heavy pressure from team-mates James Thompson and Yvan Muller who ran...

BTCC: Matt Neal is round 4 winner at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Matt Neal is round 4 winner at Brands Hatch

Matt Neal won the fourth round of the British Touring Car Championship after a very strong performance in the early laps of the race. The Honda Civic Type-R driver converted fourth on the grid to second place and soon passed the SEAT Toledo of...

BTCC: Turkington on pole at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Turkington on pole at Brands Hatch

Colin Turkington took a surprise pole position in his West Surrey Racing MG ZS for race one ahead of the Vauxhall Astra Coupe pair of Michael Bentwood and James Thompson. This was the British driver's first pole position in this his third season...

Tue 11 May 2004
BTCC: Chilton gets first career win at SilverstoneHeadline

BTCC: Chilton gets first career win at Silverstone

Tom Chilton scored his first victory in the British Touring Car Championship by carefully avoiding incidents in front of him in a dramatic final race at Silverstone circuit. The young Team Honda driver started in tenth place but dived past a group...

BTCC: Thompson takes dramatic Silverstone race two winHeadline

BTCC: Thompson takes dramatic Silverstone race two win

James Thompson comfortably won a dramatic race that saw numerous manoeuvres and collisions throughout the field. VX Racing driver Thompson quickly moved up from seventh place on the grid, along with team-mate Yvan Muller who started ninth, as pole...

BTCC: Neal takes win in first race at SilverstoneHeadline

BTCC: Neal takes win in first race at Silverstone

Matt Neal drove a strong race to win the first race of the day at Silverstone circuit. The Computeach Racing with Halfords driver made a brilliant start from the second row of the grid to take the lead and, despite early pressure from SEAT Sport...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Paffett takes maiden victory at HockenheimHeadline
DTM

Paffett takes maiden victory at Hockenheim

Mercedes AMG driver Gary Paffett took his maiden DTM victory in the 2004 season opener at Hockenheim, in what was an entertaining race. Newly promoted to the HWA squad, Paffett fought at the front all the way with fellow HWA drivers Jean Alesi and...

Wed 14 Apr 2004
Fassler not making predictionsHeadline
DTM

Fassler not making predictions

The DTM season opening weekend at Hockenheim is just a couple of days away and everyone is impatient to get started after the long winter. The most recent track action was the common tests for all three manufacturers -- Mercedes, Opel and Audi --...

Thu 08 Apr 2004
Rick Kelly swims to win at Eastern CreekHeadline

Rick Kelly swims to win at Eastern Creek

Young gun Rick Kelly, driving the K-Mart Holden Commodore became the youngest driver to win a round of the V8 Supercar Championship. At 21 years of age, he showed that his win last year with team mate Greg Murphy at the Bathurst enduro was no ...

Thu 18 Mar 2004
Mercedes takes over at EstorilHeadline
DTM

Mercedes takes over at Estoril

Mercedes ousted Opel from the top of the times at Estoril today, HWA driver Christijan Albers in the new C-Class taking the best time of 1:34.689 on his first day at the common test. The top four drivers were within two tenths of a second. "The ...

Wed 17 Mar 2004
Opel fastest second day at EstorilHeadline
DTM

Opel fastest second day at Estoril

Opel topped the times again on the second day of the joint test at Estoril, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (OPC Team Holzer) fastest with a 1:35.015 over 72 laps in the Vectra GTS. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) was fourth fastest in the second 2004 ...

Opel tops first day of Estoril testHeadline
DTM

Opel tops first day of Estoril test

Monday saw the start of the first joint test session of 2004 for the DTM, cars from all three manufacturers on track at Estoril. Opel started in fine style with Manuel Reuter (OPC Team Holzer) topping the times with a 1:35.368 in the new Vectra...

Tue 24 Feb 2004
MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of FameHeadline
AMA

MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

John DeSoto had earned considerable recognition over the decades for his prowess on a motorcycle, but for the most part that originated from abroad rather than from the local community in his native Hawaii. That finally changed this past Tuesday...

Wed 04 Feb 2004
Paffett secures HWA driveHeadline
DTM

Paffett secures HWA drive

As expected, Briton Gary Paffett has secured the fourth and final new Mercedes C-Class for 2004. The 22-year old is promoted to the HWA squad after driving a year-old Mercedes chassis with Team Rosberg last season. Paffett, stepping into the seat...

Fri 09 Jan 2004
Scheider completes Opel lineupHeadline
DTM

Scheider completes Opel lineup

Opel today announced that Timo Scheider will complete its 2004 driver lineup. The 25 year-old German has driven for Opel in the DTM since 2000 and finished eighth in last year's standings, the second best Opel driver after Peter Dumbreck. Scheider...