Short News – Friday, April 6th 2018

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Short news – Livetiming April 6th, 2018

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Bahrain GP: Renault Sport F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix practices

Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz took to the Bahrain International Circuit for the first day of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix with a trouble-free brace of sessions to see more…

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Motosport: MXGP of Turkey delegates make Trentino trip


Earlier this evening at the Pietramurata circuit a special event was held by Youthstream and delegates from the Organization of the MXGP of Turkey. Invited were various members of the MXGP community, from international media to teams, sponsors and more.The aperitif and meet and greet w more…

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Tour de Corse: Ogier takes control at Tour de Corse


Delivering a confident and controlled drive behind the wheel of their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC, M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have taken an early, but commanding lead at this weekend’s Tour de Corse. more…

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Tour de Corse: Ford Fiesta R5 driver quotes after section two in Tour de Corse

Gus Greensmith said: “It’s not gone as well as we were hoping today and the first stage didn’t go our way at all. The second stage was much better but we got caught behind another car. more…

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Tour de Corse: Toyota drivers building their speed in Corsica


Rally France (Tour de Corse): Day 1 The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team enjoyed an encouraging first day of stages on the Tour de Corse. Ott Tänak holds fourth overnight more…

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Tour de Corse: Loeb’s display cut short as Meeke challenges for podium place in Corsica


Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT experienced an opening leg of contrasting fortunes in Corsica, with Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena forced into an early retirement after making a strong start. Meanwhile, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended day one third overall in their C3 WRC, confirming their hopes of securing a podium finish. more…

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MotoGP: MotoGP Argentinian GP practice 2 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMotoGP Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA &nb more…

 

MotoGP: Moto2 Argentinian MotoGP practice 2 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMoto2 Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 263.6 1’44.802 &n more…

 

MotoGP: Moto3 Argentinian MotoGP practice 2 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMoto3 Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Leopard Racing Honda 222.8 1’50.397 more…

Formula2: Bahrain Formula 2 qualifying classification

2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Round 1 Qualifying Session1 Lando Norris Carlin 1:41.761 102 George Russell ART Grand Pr more…

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Formula2: Lando Norris grabs maiden F2 pole in thrilling Bahrain qualifying session

FIA Formula 2 Series – Round 1
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Friday 6 April 2018.
George Russell (GBR, ART Grand Prix), Lando Norris (GBR, Carlin), Alexander Albon (THA, DAMS).
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FIA Formula 2 Series – Round 1
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Friday 6 April 2018.
Lando Norris (GBR, Carlin).
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Carlin driver sets best lap to head grid for tomorrow’s Feature Race Lando Norris took pole position in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session at Sakhir, Bahrain in an enthralling battle for the first berth on the grid, setting a 1 more…

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Bahrain GP: McLaren Team F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix practices


2018 Bahrain Grand Prix – free practice FP1, although typically the most unrepresentative of the practice sessions in Bahrain given the daylight running hours, was a productive one for the team. The session was spent an more…

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Bahrain GP: Sahara Force India F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix practices

2018 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX SERGIO PEREZ – VJM11-02FP1 1:33.662 P18 26 lapsFP2 1:31.868 P14 34 lapsS more…

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Bahrain GP: Williams Martini Racing F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix practices

Bahrain Grand Prix Practice Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We completed our programme with two relatively minor issues; one on Lance’s car in FP1, which lost us his final run but was easily fixed, and a puncture more…

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Bahrain GP: Haas F1 Team Bahrain Grand-Prix practices

Event: Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) Date: Friday, April 6Location: Bahrain International Circuit in SakhirLayout: 5.412-kilometer (3.363-mile), 15-turn trackFP1 Weather: SunnyFP1 Air Temps: 29.9-30.6 degrees Celsius (85.8-87.1 degrees Fahrenheit)FP1 Track Temps: 37.9-43.6 degrees Celsius ( more…

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Bahrain GP: Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Bahrain Grand Prix practices


Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice – Friday 06.04.2018Weather: FP1: sunny/cloudy and dry, 30-31°C air, 38-44°C track; FP2: sunny/cloudy and dry, 27-28°C air, 33°C trackIt was a good more…

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Bahrain GP: Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix preview


2018 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 06/04/2018 Pierre Gasly (STR13-04, Car 10)First Practice Session Best lap: 1:32.779, pos. 7th, 26 lapsSecond Practice SessionBest lap: 1:31.232, pos. 8th, 38 laps more…

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Bahrain GP: Pirelli F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix practices review


Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen fastest on supersoft in FP2: representative of qualifying and race with falling temperaturesAround 0.7 seconds separate medium from soft,with a gap of approximately 0.6 seconds from soft to supersoft more…

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Cycling: Itzulia Basque Country- Stage 5: Local hero Omar Fraile wins in Eibar


Astana Team rider and local hero Omar Fraile took a perfect win today at stage 5 of the Itzulia Basque Country in Eibar. Fraile finished in the leading group of 7 riders, beating in sprint the current GC leader Primoz Roglic and the Spaniard Ion Izagirre.- I a more…

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Nascar Whelen Euro Series: Jennifer Jo Cobb joins Nascar Whelen Euro Series at Valencia


The American NASCAR driver will pilot the #10 Chevrolet for Racing Total The grid of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener at Valencia gets every day more competitive and international: American NASCAR driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will be on the NWES g more…

photo Nascar Whelen Azemard

Bahrain GP: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Bahrain GP practices review

Großer Preis von Bahrain 2018, Freitag – Wolfgang Wilhelm

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix – Friday Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport completes 108 laps on Friday of Bahrain • Valtteri ended the first session in P2 with Lewis in P5 • & more…

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Oesterreich Motorsport: Niki Mayr-Melnhof souverän an der Spitze bei der Lavanttal Rallye nach Tag 1


Der Steirer Niki Mayr-Melnhof fuhr bei der WeinbergerHolz Lavanttal-Rallye alle vier SP-Bestzeiten des ersten Tages und liegt souverän an der Spitze Verfolger Gerwald Grössing sieht aber auf den morgigen acht Wertungsabschnitten Vorteile für si more…

photo Harald Illmer

Bahrain GP: Practice 2 F1 Bahrain Grand-Prix classification


FORMULA 1 2018 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2018 Bahrain International Circuit, Sakh Friday, April 6th 2018 1 7 Kimi Räikkönen &nbs more…

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MotoGP: MotoGP Argentinian MotoGP practice 1 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMotoGP Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 328.3 1’40.30 more…

MotoGP: Moto2 Argentinian MotoGP practice 1 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMoto2 Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 270.7 1’44.461 & more…

 

MotoGP: Moto3 Argentinian MotoGP practice 1 classification

GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINAMoto3 Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2018 Termas de Río Hondo, Friday, April 06, 20181 12 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA Redox PruestelGP KTM 223.5 1’52.190 more…

 

MotoGP: Record breaking Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Test in Jerez


Three days of preseason testing in Southern Spain for the twelfth year of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup produced record breaking pace and an intensity of competition that exceeding even the extreme norms of the series. Jerez put on perfect weather, K more…

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American Series: Meyer Shank Racing Announces New Ownership Structure

Meyer Shank Racing is pleased to announce that Jim Meyer has joined the organization as co-owner with Mike Shank. The recently completed transaction will see the team build towards a strong future for both its IMSA and IndyCar program more…

 

Nuerburgring: “Trackwalk Nordschleife” – auf Tuchfühlung mit der Rennstrecke


• Erkundung der legendären Rennstrecke für Fans und Familien • Geführte Runde im Reisebus mit „Haltestellen“ für Asphaltkontakt• Alle Besonderheiten aus Sicht eines professionellen Rennfahrers more…

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GT4 European Series: La GT4 Belgium Cup lancée ce week-end à Zolder


La nouvelle GT4 Belgium Cup prend son envol ce week-end sur le Circuit de Zolder. Intégrés au plateau de la GT4 European Series pour l’occasion, les concurrents en noir-jaune-rouge se retrouveront au coeur d’un peloton de 44 voi more…

photo SRO

 

Events: Walking with the Wounded – Prince Harry to officially launch the Walk Of America!


NEW EXPEDITION! Walk Of America Prince Harry will officially launch our next expedition, the Walk Of America, next Wednesday in London. As Patron of the expedition, HR more…

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Tour de Corse: WRC Tour de Corse stage 4 news, quotes and standings

WRC RALLYES 2018Tour de CorseFriday, April 6th 2018WRC, WRC 2 and the JWRC fields all completing the last stage of the day Keep your eyes on WRC.com for more n more…

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Nascar Whelen Euro Series: Race Art Technology and Blu Motorsport join forces to field the #31 Ford Mustang


A new Swiss Team on the gridThere will a new Swiss team on the grid of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Valencia on April 14-15, when the European NASCAR Series will turn the engines on for the first event of the season: Race Art Technology more…

 

Formula2: Bahrain FIA Formula 2 practice classification

FIA Formula 2 Series – Round 1
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Thursday 5 April 2018.
Arjun Maini (IND, Trident), is interviewed.
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2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Round 1 Bahrain Friday, April 6th 20181 Arjun Maini Trident 1:44.549 122 more…

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FIA Formula 2 Series – Round 1
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Friday 6 April 2018.
Arjun Maini (IND, Trident).
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Formula2: Arjun Maini tops first Formula 2 session in Bahrain

Trident driver goes quickest in opening practice Arjun Maini drew first blood in the first 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship practice session at Sakhir, Bahrain, setting a 1:44.459 midway through the session to beat the Carlin duo of Lando Norris and Serg more…

FIA WEC: Six Porsche 911 RSR at the WEC Prologue in Le Castellet


World Endurance Championship WEC, Prologue in Le Castellet/FranceAt the Prologue of the FIA Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) held on 6-7 April 2018 on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, the final preparation phase begins for the Porsche GT Team and Porsche customer teams. more…

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Drifting: U.S. Air Force Renews Sponsorship with Formula DRIFT


The U.S. Air Force has renewed its partnership with Formula DRIFT for the 2018 race season. This marks the ninth consecutive season with the Series.”We’re pleased to partner with the team at Formula Drift for another season,” more…

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24h Nuerburgring: Top-30-Qualifying 24h Nürburgring: Stand nach VLN 1

ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen vom 11. – 13. Mai 2018: Bereits bevor sich beim ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen die Räder drehen, fallen die ersten wichtigen Entscheidungen. Denn die Startplätze für das Einzelzeitfahren um die Pole Position beim Nordschleifenkl more…

 

Tour de Corse: WRC Tour de Corse stage 3 news, quotes and standings

WRC RALLYES 2018Tour de CorseFriday, April 6th 2018Fri 16:16 – WRC standings after SS31. Ogier 1h11m37.8s 2. Neuville +33.7s 3. Meeke +38.1s 4. Tanak +44.1s 5. Evans +1m10.4s more…

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FIA-WTCR: WTCR Race of Morocco pre-event press conference


FIA WTCR AFRIQUIA RACE OF MOROCCO, 7-8 April 2018WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO Rounds 1-3 of 30 Media Centre, Circuit Moulay El Hassan, 12h00, 6 April Present:Mehdi Bennani, Sé more…

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European Le Mans Series: One known and one new driver pairing for Inter Europol Competition team in the ELMS

2017 Monza Session 3
Jakub Smiechowski (POL) / Martin Hippe (DEU) – INTER EUROPOL COMPETITION – Ligier JS P3 ñ Nissan N∞13

Circuit: Le CastelletChampionship: ELMSCar: LMP3 #13 and #14The Inter Europol Competition team participates this year wit more…

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Oesterreich Motorsport: Blitzstart von Niki Mayr-Melnhof im Lavanttal


Der Sieger vom Rebenland führt auch bei der 42. WeinbergerHolz Lavanttal-Rallye Bisher sind aber erst 2 von insgesamt 12 Sonderprüfungen absolviertPünktlich um 13.30 Uhr wurde heute die 42. WeinbergerHolz Lavanttal-Rallye auf dem Rathausplatz in Wolfsberg gestartet. Wie prognostiziert wurden die Protagonisten des dritten more…

photo Harald Ilmer

 

Bahrain GP: Bahrain Grand-Prix Free Practice 1 classification


FORMULA 1 2018 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXBahrain International Circuit, Sakhir06- 08 April, 2018 1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer more…

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24h Le Mans: Porsche provide ACO and WEC with fleet of official course cars


• New exclusive deal with WEC• Porsche 911 Turbo to be Safety CarThe Porsche name is synonymous with endurance racing as one of the most successful and enduring marques, winning the 24 Hours of more…

 

Boats-Yachts: Mecachrome Motorsport working on affordable hybrid technology for the future


With Mecachrome Motorsport’s current LMP1, FIA Formula 2 and GP3 Series programmes underway, the French manufacturer is already looking towards the future, and the use of hybrid technology in its upcoming ventures.Mecachrome has recently worked clos more…

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News: SEAT DisrUP, the innovative formula for attracting talent


Madrid hosts the first challenge • SEAT and PANGEA challenge 30 young talents with identifying innovative solutions for future mobility• The carmaker aims to connect with new generations of professiona more…

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Tour de Corse: WRC Tour de Corse stage 2 news, quotes and standings


WRC RALLYES 2018Tour de CorseFriday, April 6th 2018While the cars are in service, SS3 which is scheduled to start at 3.12pm local time. Overall – SS21. more…

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Blancpain Series: AMG renews official Safety Car partnership with Blancpain GT Series Asia


> AMG production models join GT3 and GT4-spec race cars Mercedes-AMG and Blancpain GT Series Asia organiser, SRO Motorsports Group, have renewed their official Safety Car partnership ahead of the upcoming season, which begins at Sepang in Malaysia on A more…

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Rally international: ‘Standard in RX2 is sky-high,’ says returning De Ridder, ‘and I’ve raced against some of F1’s best…’


• Revelation of inaugural RX2 campaign sizing up title bid in sophomore season• Belgian rallying convert holds current rallycross crop in high esteem• OMSE ace has wheel-to-wheel history with Verstappen, Sainz and Vandoorne more…

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ABB FIA Formula E: DS Virgin Racing ready for Rome as Formula E heads to Eternal City


-All-electric series makes inaugural visit to Italian capital on Saturday, April 14 for round seven-Team continue title push in both drivers’ and teams’ championship more…

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Karting: CRG in the fight for the title of all categories at WSK Super Master Series


The first part of the season is closing in the weekend of April 8th in Sarno, while teams are working ahead of the European CIK-FIA OK and OK-Junior Championship round of April 22nd. It is the time to draw a technical and sp more…

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FIA WEC: Porsche provides safety cars and support cars in FIA WEC until 2020


World Endurance Championship WECFrom now until 2020, the Porsche 911 Turbo will be the safety car for the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC). The all-wheel-drive 911 produces 540 hp (397 kW) and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 more…

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Formula2: Maximilian Günther – FIA F2 Bahrain races preview


The FIA FORMULA 2 Championship is ready for the first round of the seasonMax previews Bahrain’s Sakhir International Circuit:”The track in Bahrain is very inter more…

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ABB FIA Formula E: Audi to race Rome for the first time with Formula E

Audi e-tron FE04 #66 (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler), Daniel Abt

Formula E celebrates premiere in the Eternal City in race seven of the season Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler focuses on another podium finish Champion Lucas di Grassi: &ldq more…

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ADAC GT Masters: Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing is well prepared for the start of the new ADAC GT Masters season


The start of the season of the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben is imminent. Just in time for the start Zakspeed announces the driver pairing for the second race car. The junior program will be continued. After the first official test drives for more…

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VLN: Black Falcon VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring round 2 preview


This weekend’s second round of the 2018 VLN championship will see Team BLACK FALCON return to their spiritual home of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a fleet of cars entered across multiple classes. The four-hour race will see another huge grid, more…

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