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Porsche scores the pole at Spa
May03

Porsche scores the pole at Spa

Porsche’s record in endurance racing gave fans hope the German marque would prove competitive in its new LM P1 assault, but today at Spa-Francorchamps they were more than competitive – they scored the pole for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. In the WEC two drivers from each car have to do at least two timed laps each. The average times from the four best lap times determine the grid positions....

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Prost impressed with Formula E
Apr30

Prost impressed with Formula E

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost believes the FIA Formula E Championship is set for a prosperous future with support from major car manufacturers.After seeing the Spark-Renault SRT_01E in action for the first time during a Michelin tire test at the Circuit Issoire near Clermont-Ferrand, ‘le Professeur’ co-team principal of the e.dams outfit, said he believed Formula E could be the ideal platform for car makers to...

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China’s Ho-Pin Tung tests Formula E
Apr30

China’s Ho-Pin Tung tests Formula E

Ho-Pin Tung – the first Chinese driver to ever test a Formula 1 car – reckons that the all-new FIA Formula E Championship will feature ‘super-close’ racing, after testing the fully-electric Spark-Renault STR_01E race car for the first time last week. With China hosting the opening round of the new championship, it was fitting for Tung – the Chinese ace who has tested F1 cars for Williams and Renault – to get the opportunity to drive...

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Jon Bennett’s double play
Apr29

Jon Bennett’s double play

Jon Bennett does not have a split personality, but the quiet owner of CORE autosport will find himself in two different roles in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship doubleheader here on Sunday, May 4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. As the CORE team owner and PC class co-driver with Colin Braun, Bennett returns to the scene of his first major sports car victory. Since Braun’s bold pass on PC rival Bruno Junqueira coming down The...

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Michelin & Corvette – from nowhere to everywhere
Apr25

Michelin & Corvette – from nowhere to everywhere

What was once a mile-wide gap has disappeared and become a bridge as Corvette Racing and Michelin went from strangers to exclusive relationships and technical partnerships on both track and street in the past decade. Despite strong motorsport heritage and long records of great success, Corvette and Michelin were on opposite sides of the paddock at the races and on the street. Corvette factory teams had never raced with Michelin and no...

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What if you X-rayed the ZEOD?
Apr24

What if you X-rayed the ZEOD?

Spaniard Lucas Ordóñez broke new ground when he won the inagural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition but now the two-time Le Mans podium finisher is eagerly awaiting the change the face of sportscar racing with the Nissan ZEOD RC. Ordóñez, fellow GT Academy alumni Wolfgang Reip and their recently announced Japanese teammate Satoshi Motoyama tested the Nissan ZED RC at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France last week,...

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