Mid-week News – Wednesday, April 19th 2023


FIA F3 Championship FIA F3 Imola test day 2 results
19.04.2023 2023 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP IMOLA IN-SEASON TEST, DAY 2, MORNING SESSION Driver Team Laptime Laps 1 Gabriel Bortoleto Trident 1:30.312 35 2 Nikita Bedrin Jenzer Motorsport 1:

FIA F3 Championship Bortoleto and Bedrin head the field on final day of testing at Imola
19.04.2023 Rookies Gabriel Bortoleto and Nikita Bedrin topped the closing day of in-season testing at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Taking the honours of the fastest time of testing, Bortoleto put Trident to the top of the morning timing sheets with a 1

DTM-Series BWT is official water partner of the DTM
19.04.2023 • ADAC carries successful partnership with BWT into the DTM • Joint initiative for greater sustainability in the DTM paddock • Continuation of commitment in ADAC GT Masters

Hydrogen OPINION: The UK needs hydrogen to achieve its net zero goals
19.04.2023 The UK Hydrogen Strategy estimates that to meet Net Zero aims by 2050, hydrogen will make up 20-35% of the UK’s final energy demand (250-460 TWh a year). Hydrogen therefore has a critical role to play in the decarbonisation of industry, power, heat and tr

Aviation-Aerospace ENAIRE managed over 158,000 flights in March, 17% more than in 2022
19.04.2023 • The number of flights managed in March already exceeds the record from 2019 • Overflights grew by 23.2%, international flights by 15.3% and domestic flights by 14.8%

TCR TCR Italy preview – A record field for Imola’s season opener
19.04.2023 With a field exceeding the forty cars and an increased international participation, TCR Italy’s new season is set to break all records, with the championship promoter ACI Sport considering the possibility to run separate races for the DSG class.

TCR FFSA TC France – WSC and SRO sign deal for a TCR class
19.04.2023 Another series has joined the TCR community following the licensing agreement between WSC Group, the owner of the TCR trademark and Technical Regulations, and SRO. This deal grants the 2023 FFSA TC France the official stamp for running a TCR class and mar

TCR FFSA TC 2023 calendar at a glance
19.04.2023 8/10 April – Circuit Paul Armagnac de Nogaro 5/7 May – Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 16/18 June – Circuit Dijon-Prenois 7/9 July – Circuit du Val de Vienne

TCR TCR Denmark – Didrik Esbjug to race in Jyllandsringen
19.04.2023 The 21-year-old Norwegian driver Didrik Esbjug will join TCR Denmark for the season opener at Jyllandsringen. Esbjug will be at the wheel of the same Honda Civic Type R FK7 he raced last year in TCR Scandinavia and the FIA Motor Sport Games; the ca

TCR TCR Europe – Viktor Andersson in a Lynk & Co
19.04.2023 19-year-old Swede Viktor Andersson will join TCR Europe for the season at the wheel of a Lynk & Co 03 run by his father Mattias’ MA:GP team. The car is the same that Mattias Andersson drove in the 2021 and 2022 TCR Scandinavia, scoring two race wins.

TCR TCR Europe – Comtoyou Racing completes its line-up
19.04.2023 After having announced the young Belgian Kobe Pauwels as its first driver in TCR Europe, Comtoyou Racing completed its line-up with Tom Coronel, Viktor Davidovski and John Filippi.

TCR TCR Europe – Lewis Brown joins with Volcano Motorsport
19.04.2023 TCR UK race-winner Lewis Brown entered full-season in TCR Europe with a Volcano Motorsport Audi RS 3 LMS, joining his fellow English countryman Isaac Smith.

TCR KUMHO TCR World Tour – Huff and Vervisch to drive for Comtoyou
19.04.2023 Comtoyou Racing signed the former Touring Car world champion Rob Huff and WTCR race winner Frédéric Vervisch as the drivers for the team’s campaign in the KUMHO TCR World Tour.

TCR KUMHO TCR World Tour – Néstor Girolami in JAS Motorsport new Honda
19.04.2023 JAS Motorsport announced the signing of Néstor Girolami as official driver for 2023 and confirmed an extensive technical support package for the brand-new Honda Civic Type R FL5 TCR in the KUMHO TCR World Tour.

TCR Fabián Yannantuoni and Pedro Cardoso are the highest climbers
19.04.2023 Ignacio Montenegro is on the verge of breaking into the top 100 of the KUMHO TCR World Ranking, despite having only having recorded eight results in TCR competition since his debut at Termas de Río Hondo last August.

TCR TCR South America @ Rosario – Montenegro and Casella dominate for Squadra Martino
19.04.2023 Squadra Martino teammates Ignacio Montenegro and Juan Manuel Casella dominated the second event of TCR South America at Rosario at the wheel of their Honda Civic cars.

FIA F3 Championship Bedrin does the double to top FIA Formula 3 Day 1 of Imola In-Season Testing
18.04.2023 Nikita Bedrin was the driver to beat on the opening day of running at the second in-season test in Imola, leaving it late on to claim the honours in both sessions.

FIA F3 Championship FIA Formula 3 Imola test day 1 full classification
18.04.2023 2023 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP IMOLA IN-SEASON TEST, DAY 1, MORNING SESSION 1 Nikita Bedrin Jenzer Motorsport 1:31.445 30 2 Paul Aron PREMA Racing 1:31.469 21 3 Gabriele Minì Hitech Pulse-E

BTCC BTCC Donington Park season opener TV, Timetables and Tickets
18.04.2023 Complimenting the tin top racing will be a sensational line-up of support series, as the Porsche Sprint Challenge Great Britain, Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain, ROKiT F4 British Championship and MINI CHALLENGE completes the schedule of exciting races.

BTCC BTCC set for exciting season opener
18.04.2023 Donington Park plays host to Britain’s premier motorsport championship Just over a week since its Season Launch event at Brands Hatch, the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship embarks on its first race weekend of the 2023 campaign at Doningt

Events That’s a wrap: Automechanika Kuala Lumpur sees a 46 percent leap in visitor participation
18.04.2023 In Automechanika Kuala Lumpur’s return, there was a revived sense of business vitality from the automotive industry at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Exhibitor numbers rose by 13 percent, while visitors jumped by 46 percent to 10,267. Many part

News Porsche presents the new Cayenne – More luxury, more performance
18.04.2023 Extensive further development of the successful SUV • A comprehensive upgrade • Porsche Driver Experience: new control concept and digital cockpit • Expressive exterior design with radical changes • Innovative HD Matrix LED Headlights •

Events Audi at Auto Shanghai 2023 – All-electric booth and tailored offerings for China
18.04.2023 At Auto Shanghai 2023, Audi is exhibiting an all-electric vehicle lineup in a joint booth with local partners FAW and SAIC The F1 show car with Audi Launch Livery will be displayed publicly in China for the first time alongside the Audi A6 e-tro

Finance GlobalData Social Media Analytics reveals top 10 companies dominating EV conversations over past one year
18.04.2023 Global automobile companies are ramping up their investments in electric vehicle (EV) production, and as a result, social media conversations around EVs are on the rise.

Finance Dacia achieves higher sales volumes and market shares in Q1 2023
18.04.2023 Dacia sold 171,789 vehicles in the first quarter of 2023, registering an impressive 34.3% growth. The brand’s share of the European Passenger Car (PC) market grew 8 percentage points to 4.6% – the largest increase among the top 30 automotive brands

Motosport WorldSBK Stats Pack: Pirelli Dutch Round
18.04.2023 WorldSBK Pirelli Dutch Round Circuit Assen #NLDWorldSBK April 21st-23rd, 2023 Discover all the facts and stats ahead of the Pirelli Dutch Round. Download the Stats Pack HERE in PDF

ABB FIA Formula E Full driver line-up revealed for first Formula E Rookie test of the Gen3 Era
18.04.2023 Formula E and the FIA today revealed the full line-up of the 23 drivers confirmed to participate in the first rookie test for the GEN3 race car next Monday (24 April) following Rounds 7 and 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the Tempelhof Ai

ABB FIA Formula E Formula E celebrates most exciting season yet with provocative new brand film “Progress is unstoppable”
18.04.2023 Formula E has launched a new brand campaign film entitled ‘Progress is Unstoppable’ reflecting the momentum building for what is widely regarded as the most exciting season of electric racing yet in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

FIA F3 Championship FIA Formula 3 in season testing entry list
17.04.2023 FIA FORMULA 3 IMOLA IN-SEASON TESTING 1 Paul Aron PREMA Racing 2 Dino Beganovic PREMA Racing 3 Zak O’Sullivan PREMA Racing 4 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident 5 Gabriel Bortoleto Trident

FIA F3 Championship FIA Formula 3 in-season testing continues at Imola
17.04.2023 There’s no time to rest for the 2023 Formula 3 grid. Four days after completing testing in Barcelona, the field are back out on track for their second in-season test at Imola. Starting on Tuesday, the two days of running will be the drivers and te

Rallycross Loeb is back in a Lancia: A legend returns
17.04.2023 Special ONE Racing confirms pair of Delta Evo-e RXs for upcoming World RX campaign Global motorsport legend Sébastien Loeb will make a full-time return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year behind the wheel of a Lancia Delta Evo-e RX, a

Finance Renault – Strong sales performance driven by new model launches in high value segments
17.04.2023 While maintaining a value-oriented sales policy, Renault worldwide sales for Q1 reached 354,545 units*, which represents an increase of 9% vs first quarter 2022. In Europe, Renault brand sales grew by 20% to reach 231,125 units. Renault

Finance Porsche delivers 80,767 cars in first quarter
17.04.2023 • 18 per cent rise year on year • Higher figures in all sales regions Strong start in 2023: in the first quarter, Porsche delivered 80,767 cars to customers worldwide – more than ever before. This represents an increase of 18 per cent compared

Finance Toyota Motor Europe’s sales increase by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2023
17.04.2023 Toyota Motor Europe sold 291,721 vehicles between January – March 2023 achieving a market share of 6.9% TME’s mix of electrified models increased to a record high of 72%, increasing +3.0% points year-on-year Toyota brand consolidated its

FIM Motocross Lata tops a full Italian podium in EMX250 and Reisulis dominate the EMX125 presented by FMF Racing
17.04.2023 The second round of the EMX250 and EMX125 presented by FMF Racing Championships in Pietramurata came to an end. What a weekend for both classes as we witnessed some quality and skilful riding.

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 ORM Trophy Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 Junioren Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 2WD Co Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 2WD Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 ORM Co Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 ORM Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Historic Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 HRC Co Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Historic Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 HRC Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Historic Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 HRM Co Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

Oesterreich Punkestände Historic Rallye Meisterschaft 2023 HRM Standings after Lavanttal Rallye

FIM Motocross Prado and Adamo get their first GP wins of the season in Trentino
16.04.2023 What an amazing weekend achieved in Pietramurata for the MXGP of Trentino. The fourth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship offered an electric atmosphere with a large number of fans coming to cheer on the riders throughout the whole week

FIA WEC United Autosports take LMP2 victory; Corvette win in LMGTE Am
16.04.2023 United Autosports took a much needed 1-2 victory in LMP2 to banish the memory of a difficult Sebring for the No.23 Oreca-Gibson. Oliver Jarvis, Giedo van der Garde and Josh Pierson win headed the No.22 car of Phil Hanson, Frederick Lubin and Ben Ha

FIA WEC Toyota wins in Portimao as Ferrari and Porsche makes it three manufacturers on Hypercar podium
16.04.2023 Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa celebrated a conclusive victory in the 6 Hours of Portimao and vault to the top of the 2023 WEC Hypercar points table. The podium saw three different manufacturers (Toyota, Ferrari and Porsche) rep

Thailand Super Series JDM legends set to return to TSS the Super Series by B-Quik
16.04.2023 Two famous ‘JDM’ legends are all set to grace TSS The Super Series by B-Quik, both cars competing in Super Car GTC, when Round 1 of the 2023 season gets underway at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit next weekend – with two exciting new Filipino driver

Motosport TrialGP Rider Standings after Spain GP
16.04.2023 TrialGP Spain 2023 TrialGP 2023 Round TrialGP – 1 1 BOU Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 37 2 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 37