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Mon 22 Dec 2003
Aiello signs for OpelHeadline
DTM

Aiello signs for Opel

Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy with the performance of the car...

Thu 18 Dec 2003
Ambrose wins championshipHeadline

Ambrose wins championship

Marcos Ambrose finished the 2003 season in fine fashion by winning both races on his way to his first Australia V8 Supercar championship at Eastern Creek. Marcos Ambrose stretches his lead. Photo by John Maricic. The Stone Brothers ...

Feud between Skaife and Ingall continuesHeadline

Feud between Skaife and Ingall continues

Even a week after Marcos Ambrose took the red flag and the V8 Supercar Championship Series for 2003, the controversy continues to rage throughout the motorsport world over the Skaife/Ingall incident at Eastern Creek during the final race of the ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Frentzen moves to DTM with OpelHeadline
DTM

Frentzen moves to DTM with Opel

Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in 2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick Heidfeld have been replaced...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fassler ready for Opel challengeHeadline
DTM

Fassler ready for Opel challenge

Marcel Fässler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now it's time for a change. Last week Fässler announced that he is moving to Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in the championship...

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern CreekHeadline

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern Creek

Marcos Ambrose screamed around Eastern Creek yesterday in his Stone Bros prepared Pirtek Ford, taking out the V8 Supercar Championship, ending Holden's dominance of the series for the past five years. Marcos Ambrose is Ford through and...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Aiello and Audi part companyHeadline
DTM

Aiello and Audi part company

In what is turning out to be a busy week in DTM, Laurent Aiello has parted company with Abt-Audi, the team he won the 2002 championship with. Audi had a comparatively poor season in 2003 and Aiello only managed fourth in the title standings as ...

Fassler to Opel in 2004Headline
DTM

Fassler to Opel in 2004

Marcel Fässler has left Mercedes after four years with marque and will move to Opel for 2004. The 27-year old Swiss joined the DTM in 2000 with Mercedes and was Rookie of the Year, finishing fourth overall in the championship. He retained the ...

Tue 07 Oct 2003
Alesi wins Hockenheim, Schneider is championHeadline
DTM

Alesi wins Hockenheim, Schneider is champion

Jean Alesi won the last DTM race of the season at Hockenheim and Bernd Schneider took the 2003 championship, his third title in four years and his fourth in the DTM since 1995. Third on the grid, Alesi overtook the second placed Opel of Peter ...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004Headline
DTM

Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004

After racing the Astra V8 Coupé in the DTM for four years, Opel's focus will switch to a car based on the Vectra GTS five-door model for the 2004 season, motorsport director Volker Strycek announced at Hockenehim this weekend. The manufacturer ...

Fri 03 Oct 2003
Paul Mumford killed in plane crashHeadline
PWC

Paul Mumford killed in plane crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 2, 2003) -- Paul Mumford, of Yorba Linda, Calif., a rookie sensation in the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT Championship, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a private plane crash near the Chino, Calif. airport. He was ...

Tue 23 Sep 2003
Albers wins home race at ZandvoortHeadline
DTM

Albers wins home race at Zandvoort

Dutchman Christijan Albers took victory in front of his home crowd at Zandvoort and in doing so kept the title fight open to the final round at Hockenheim. Points leader Bernd Schneider fought back from thirteenth on the grid to finish second, so...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-upHeadline
DTM

Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-up

Opel's Timo Scheider took his maiden pole position in round nine of the DTM championship at Zandvoort, in what was a surprise shake-up in qualifying. Opel had been looking strong through practices and Team Holzer's Alain Menu was provisional pole...

Tue 09 Sep 2003
Fassler wins A1-Ring battleHeadline
DTM

Fassler wins A1-Ring battle

Marcel Fässler finally converted pole position into a win at the A1-Ring after a hard fought, thrilling battle with double champion Bernd Schneider. The two Mercedes drivers went head to head in the final half dozen laps in what was a truly ...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
Fassler on pole at A1-RingHeadline
DTM

Fassler on pole at A1-Ring

AMG Mercedes driver Marcel Fässler will start the eighth round of the DTM at Austria on pole position, his third pole of the season. Fässler was out fourth in the super-pole after qualifying seventh in the first session and set a 1:27.212 for ...

Fri 06 Jun 2003
Alesi annoyed with ungentlemanly tacticsHeadline
DTM

Alesi annoyed with ungentlemanly tactics

Jean Alesi is none too pleased with some of the tactics that go on in the DTM, describing drivers' actions at the last race at Nürburgring as unscrupulous and "not very gentlemanly". The AMG Mercedes driver has previously voiced his critical ...

Thu 22 May 2003
Albers eager for more good resultsHeadline
DTM

Albers eager for more good results

Christijan Albers, newly promoted to a 2003 spec CLK at the start of this season, wasted no time proving Mercedes had made the right decision. A fifth place finish in the season opener at Hockenheim was the warm up to his maiden DTM victory in the...

Fri 02 May 2003
Alesi adapting wellHeadline
DTM

Alesi adapting well

Jean Alesi is confident that he has adapted to the DTM and thinks the new single race format will suit his style. Prior to the season opener at Hockenheim last weekend, Alesi spent time testing and was happy with improvements made to the ...

Wed 30 Apr 2003
Good start to the season for F?sslerHeadline
DTM

Good start to the season for F?ssler

The DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring proved a good one for fans and teams alike and especially for Mercedes. Despite the downpour on race day, Mercedes triumphed with a one-two finish and four cars in the points scoring positions. Vodafone...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Alzen and Mercedes part companyHeadline
DTM

Alzen and Mercedes part company

Just one day before the first race weekend of the DTM season, Mercedes and Uwe Alzen have parted company. Alzen, 35, drove for Mercedes in 2001 and 2002 for the HWA Mercedes squad and was fifth in last year's Driver's championship. No reason has...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Alesi praises 'fantastic' seriesHeadline
DTM

Alesi praises 'fantastic' series

Jean Alesi is looking forward to his second season in the DTM and thinks the series is very exciting. Driving again for Mercedes, the former F1 star is impressed with the organization and pleased how well the fans are treated. "The DTM, in my ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
Lowndes swims across the line at Phillip IslandHeadline

Lowndes swims across the line at Phillip Island

Rain and thunderstorms greeted the V8 Supercars at Phillip Island this weekend for the second round of the Championship. Regarded as one of the most picturesque circuits in the world, Fridays practice session looked anything but, after strong...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
F?ssler and Alesi team upHeadline
DTM

F?ssler and Alesi team up

In a swap around from 2002, Mercedes drivers Marcel Fässler and Jean Alesi will be team-mates in the DTM this year. Last season Alesi partnered Bernd Schneider and Fässler drove with Uwe Alzen but for 2003 Alzen and Schneider will drive the...

Sun 06 Apr 2003
Aiello preparing to defend titleHeadline
DTM

Aiello preparing to defend title

Current DTM champion Laurent Aiello is getting ready to defend his title this season, hoping to succeed in the task to take the championship for a second year. The Frenchman, who was previously British Touring Car champion, thinks Abt-Audi will be...

BTCC: Series showcases 2003 season at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Series showcases 2003 season at Brands Hatch

The British Touring Car Championship build-up officially kicked off at Brands Hatch on Wednesday with the annual Media Day, an opportunity for all the hard pre-season work to be brought together into a day of launches, introductions, promotions...

Fri 04 Apr 2003
F?ssler happy with new CLKHeadline
DTM

F?ssler happy with new CLK

After taking part in the common DTM test at Adria in Italy last month, Mercedes have been back to work this week at the A1-Ring in Austria. Work focused on set up and tyres ahead of the season opener at Hockenheim on April 27th and the final test...

Fri 21 Mar 2003
Mercedes top first 2 days of Adria testHeadline
DTM

Mercedes top first 2 days of Adria test

Stefan Mücke topped the times for the first two days of the official DTM test at Adria in Italy this week, the Mercedes driver beating the new CLK in one of last year's chassis. Setting a fastest of 1:12.91 on Wednesday, Mücke bettered it by...

Mon 17 Mar 2003
Alesi heads for AdriaHeadline
DTM

Alesi heads for Adria

Like all the DTM drivers, Jean Alesi will be at Adria in Italy this week for the four-day ITR test session (18-21 March), the new circuit on the DTM calendar for the second round this year. It will be the first time all three manufacturers, ...

Thu 06 Mar 2003
Aerodynamic tests for MercedesHeadline
DTM

Aerodynamic tests for Mercedes

At the Hockenheim circuit last week, Mercedes ran straight line aerodynamic tests with the 2003 chassis. Currently there is only one new car available to test, with a second to be finished shortly. Mercedes will field four new cars this year, and...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
Alesi more at home in new environmentHeadline
DTM

Alesi more at home in new environment

Jean Alesi is looking forward to the new DTM season and has settled into the series for this year. Recently home from a trip to the States, the Mercedes driver, who attended a presentation of the new E55 AMG in Detroit, thinks this year's Mercedes...

Sun 23 Feb 2003
Schneider aiming for one place betterHeadline
DTM

Schneider aiming for one place better

Double DTM champion Bernd Schneider was happy with last season's results, despite losing his title to Laurent Aiello. The battle between the two went to the penultimate round at Zandvoort but Mercedes driver Schneider had to concede defeat....

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Abt in favour of single raceHeadline
DTM

Abt in favour of single race

Abt-Audi boss Hans-Jürgen Abt is in favour of scrapping the current two race DTM format for one longer race. The pre-main event qualifying race is usually seven to nine laps, depending on circuit distance and there has been discussion on the ...

Mon 06 Jan 2003
Albers close to Minardi dealHeadline
DTM

Albers close to Minardi deal

Christijan Albers is reportedly close to signing a deal with Minardi and the Dutchman's manager is confident that the details can be sorted out. Minardi team principal Paul Stoddart confirmed in December that Albers was in the running for the race...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driverHeadline

New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driver

Two-time Bathurst winner Russell Ingall is now officially a "Ford Man" after announcing he has signed a deal to drive the Caltex Havoline Falcon in next year's V8 Supercar Championship Series. Caltex has also announced a three-year extension of...