zaterdag 31 maart 2012

Latvala: Ford must seize opportunity

Jari-Matti Latvala says Ford must capitalise on a near-perfect start to the Rally of Portugal. The factory Fiesta RS WRCs ended the opening day first and second, while championship leader Sebastien Loeb rolled out of the rally on SS3 on Thursday night


Miguel Ángel Guerra Juan Pablo Montoya

vrijdag 30 maart 2012

2012 NSCS Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCARDALE EARNHARDT, JR, NO. 88 AMP ENERGY/DIET MOUNTAIN DEW/NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed his success at Martinsville Speedway, his season thus far and...more»


Georges Grignard Gus Hutchison Helmuth Koinigg

donderdag 29 maart 2012

John Wes Townley Returns to Driver's Seat of RAB Racing at Martinsville


Masahiro Hasemi

Perez remaining realistic after Malaysia

Sergio Perez is not get carried away with his brilliant performance in the Malaysian Grand Prix, but still thinks his maiden victory could be just around the corner. The Sauber driver challenged Fernando Alonso hard for a race win in Sepang, but lost his chance when he ran wide near the end of the race - handing his Ferrari rival enough of a buffer at the front to hold on until the chequered flag. But although he was the quickest man on track in Sepang, Perez does not believes this marks the start of a regular push for victory at forthcoming races


Olivier Grouillard Elmer George Kenny Dale Irwin Jr

Shane Lewis to Make Dubai 24H Debut

Shane Lewis Dubai 24H DUBAI - December 29, 2011 American to Start 31st Career 24-Hour Race at Middle East's Premier Event Shane Lewis began his career running open wheel races that lasted 30-minutes. Today, he has become one of the...


Divina Galica Toyota Kimmy Ernst Klodwig

zaterdag 10 maart 2012

Chevrolet quickest in Monza test

Reigning world champion Chevrolet set the pace in testing at Monza's opening round of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship. Yvan Muller kicked off his title defence by recording the fastest time of the day in the fifth of five one-hour sessions. The Frenchman's time of 1m58.022s was just 0.013s quicker than RML Chevrolet team-mate Rob Huff.


Kerry Dale Earnhardt

Johansson joins Gulf Racing for Sebring

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Stefan Johansson will return to the wheel of a prototype in this month's Sebring 12 Hours. The US-based Swede, who won Le Mans with the Joest Porsche team in 1997, has signed to drive one of the Gulf Racing Middle East squad's Lola-Nissan B12/80 LMP2s in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship on March 17. Johansson is hopeful that the drive will lead to a full-time seat with the team in the WEC.


David Hobbs Nick Heidfeld Dale Arnold Jarrett

woensdag 7 maart 2012

Geneva: Peugeot brings the 208 party to Geneva

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2012 Peugeot 208

The successor to the Peugeot 207 line, the 208, made an appearance under the lights of the Geneva Motor Show this week. Buyers in the EU may choose from either the three-door body style you see above or a more functional five-door configuration. Both vehicles feature smaller exterior dimensions than the old 207 but with greater interior volume than their predecessors. Peugeot also shrank the available gasoline engine options in the 208. A 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine serves up a heady 75 horsepower, though consumers looking for a little more grunt may step up to a 1.2-liter three pot good for 100 hp.

All told, the 208 is available in five different configurations, including a range of diesel-powered options that include Peugeot's next-generation stop/start system, which helps return nearly 83.1 mpg on the EU scale. Not too shabby.

Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

Want something a little hotter? How about the Peugeot 208 GTi Concept (above left)? In addition to more aggressive body work, larger brakes and flashier 18-inch alloy wheels, the vehicle packs the same 1.6-liter engine as found in the company's RCZ. That means buyers can expect to find somewhere between 156 and 200 turbocharged horsepower kicking through a six-speed manual transmission. How's that for a win?

Meanwhile, the 208 XY Concept (above right)wears more flash than actual go. With a color-shifting purple paint, unique interior treatments and a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine, this hatch is meant more for prowling city centers than corner carving.

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Scott Russell Riggs Geki

zaterdag 3 maart 2012

HRT: No satisfaction in Marussia failure

HRT team principal Luis Perez-Sala says his outfit has taken no satisfaction from seeing rivals Marussia fail its final crash test. With both outfits facing a race-against-time to get their cars ready for the start of the season, Perez-Sala does not believe that his outfit now has the edge over its rivals because it has completed all the mandatory checks


Georges Grignard Gus Hutchison

vrijdag 2 maart 2012

Honda sits out second day of testing

The Honda team has decided not to run in today's testing session at Sepang following an engine problem on Tuesday. The team said that due to an engine failure on Dani Pedrosa's RC213V machine yesterday, HRC decided to send the engine to Japan for analysis. Honda said the results of the analysis were positive, but the heavy rain on track meant the team decided not to run.


Peter de Klerk James Hunt Romain Grosjean

No penalty for Keselowski over tweet

Brad Keselowski will not be penalised despite sending 'tweets' while behind the wheel of his race car during a red-flag period of Monday's Daytona 500. The Penske driver tweeted a picture and the word "Fire" while still sitting on his car right after the race was halted, following Juan Pablo Montoya's crash with a jet-dryer, 40 laps from the scheduled end of the event. He sent further tweets after that in response to some of his followers and was even spotted on the TV broadcast while using his phone, once drivers were allowed out of their cars during the red-flag interruption, which took more than two hours


Bill Holland Paco Godia Gerino Gerini