Short news – Tuesday, August 14th 2018

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Short news – Livetiming August 14th, 2018

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Belgium Motorsport: Unexpected victory in class for Nico Verdonck at Zolder 24 Hours

 

Zolder 24 Hours is the most popular endurance race in Flanders. Last weekend, Nico Verdonck had planned to follow the event from a distance, but a last minute call of Selleslagh Racing Team (SRT) changed everything. Without participating in the more…

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ADAC GT Masters: I.S.R. RACING in Zandvoort to stay on top of the game

…. in ADAC GT Masters 2018I.S.R. Racing will get back on track for the 2018 hottest round of ADAC GT Masters this weekend at the circuit of Zandvoort (NL).The Czech outfit comes from a spectacular maiden win claimed two we more…

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European Le Mans Series: United Autosports prepare for home race at Silverstone


• Return to the scene of LMP2 and LMP3 debut victories• Team hoping for a turnaround in fortunes at home race• ELMS supporting WEC at Silverstone more…

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UK Software engineer named as first Modis Formula E innovation manager


Barnee Lloyd joins Formula E on six-month internship ahead of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship ‘I WOULD LIKE TO OFFICIALLY WELCOME BARNEE TO THE more…

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BTCC: Thompson’s magnificent seventh at Rockingham


Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rookie Bobby Thompson produced one of the best performances of his career to shatter his previous best BTCC results with a pulsating drive from 28th to seventh in the third and final race of the day at the Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday. more…

 

BTCC: Double points score for AmD with Cobra Exhausts at Rockingham


The AmD with Cobra Exhausts team was able to secure a brace of points scoring finishes from the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Rockingham. The West Thurrock-based team headed for the Northamptonshire ci more…

 

BTCC: Triple top ten for AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing at Rockingham


The AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing team secured a hat-trick of top ten finishes from a strong weekend on track as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship headed for Rockingham for the seventh round of the year. The West Thurrock-b more…

 

Motosport: Watson & Geerts to Debut the All-New Yamaha 2019 YZ250F This Week


Fresh from the unveiling of the 2019 YZ250F back in July, Yamaha Motor Europe and Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 are pleased to announce that Jago Geerts will debut the all-new bike at the Belgian Masters tomorrow in Balen, Belgium, while Ben Watson will make his debut on the cutting-edge machine at the MXGP of Switzerland in Frauenfeld-Gachnang on the weekend of August 19th. more…

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Cycling: Davide Ballerini signs with Astana Pro Team


Astana Pro Team is happy to announce another new rider for the 2019 season. The Italian rider Davide Ballerini will join the Kazakh team for the next two years.- First of all, I am very happy to join Astana Pro Team. This is a big team and for me it was alw more…

IMSA Series: Porsche quotes ahead of VIR race


IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Round 9, Alton, USAComments before the raceDr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars: “With the race in Virginia we turn onto the fini more…

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IMSA Series: Porsche GT Team strives for outright victory in Virginia


IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Round 9, Alton, USAThe Porsche GT Team fields two 911 RSR at round nine of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season on the Virginia International Raceway on 19 August. The 510-hp race more…

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IMSA Series: BMW Team RLL Ready for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR


….After Near Miss at Road America. Five Car BMW M4 GT4 Entry Highlight BMW Customer Racing Effort.While the second half of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship can be exhausting with a race seemingly every o more…

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Events: MATERIALICA Award and the eMove360° Award Application deadlines


…for the will continue until 31 August 2018Hot phase of the leading awards for sustainable mobility begins • Prominent support for the eMove360° Award for Electric Mobility & Autonomous Driving more…

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Porsche Carrera Cup: MRS Team at Porsche Carrera-Cup Deutschland Nürburgring


….during AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix on the NürburgringAlthough the ADAC GT-Masters weekend on the Nürburgring went quite good for the MRS- Team from Lonsee, it wasn’t a good omen for the second weekend on the Nürburgring. Only a few days afte more…

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Racing: Dan Zelos scythes to top five finish on Rockingham ‘weekend of two halves’

Dan Zelos (GBR) WDE Motorsport Renault Clio Cup

• East Anglian ace proves wet weather prowess in UK Clio Cup• WDE Motorsport star denied podium shot by rival’s error• 20-year-old battles back from disappointment with top five charge more…

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Motosport: WorldSBK Global Fan Survey with Motorsport Network


MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has joined forces with Motorsport Network for a global fan survey, to capture fan opinion to help shape the future of the championship.The WorldSBK Global Fan Survey has been launched with fans able to complete the survey more…

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VLN: Frikadelli Racing nimmt den VLN-Hattrick auf der Nürburgring-Nordschleife ins Visier


• Porsche-Kundenteam will nach der Sommerpause dort weitermachen, wo es vor den VLN-Ferien aufgehört hat und das dritte Rennen in Folge gewinnen• Teamchef Klaus Abbelen teilt sich den Nummer-30-Po more…

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Presentation cars: Two new design themes for McLaren 720S


… brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Operations Two McLaren 720S design themes previewed at 2017 Geneva International Motor Show brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Ope more…

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News: Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak: 4.000 kilometres of test drives

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

Electric race car completed test phase in Germany, France and the USA Converted Golf GTI TCR as technology carrier at the start of development Romain Dumas drove the full 19.99 kilometres at Pikes Peak for the first time in the race more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Toyota Yaris WRC quotes ahead of Deutschland Rally


Quotes:Tommi Mäkinen (Team Principal)”We go to Rallye Deutschland with a good feeling. I believe that our pre-event test went very well. Generally, the Yaris WRC has shown good performance on asphalt so far, and we hope to cont more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Toyota Yaris WRC returns to asphalt roads in Germany


Following on from victory on its home gravel roads of Finland, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team travels to Germany with the aim of another strong performance on the varied asphalt stages of Rallye Deutschland (August 16-19). This is the first event on asphalt more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Citroen secrets ahead of Rallye Deutschland


Guy Bottlaender, the team’s resident France Sports weather forecaster, shares his memories… “I remember my first rally with the team back in 2003. It was in Germany, and Seb Loeb won it, beating Marcus Grönholm by 3 more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT – Three rallies in one in tarmac return


The ninth round of the season, Rally Deutschland, sees a return to tarmac after four rallies on gravel. Official Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT representatives Craig Breen – Scott Martin and Mads Ostberg – Torstein Eriksen will do b more…

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OFF ROAD: Hero MotoSports Team Rally kicks off their campaign at the Atacama Rally, Chile


With all the scrutiny and tech checks related formalities completed, Hero MotoSports Team Rally kick started their campaign at the Atacama Rally This makes up for an interesting rally for the team for two reasons – one, it marks t more…

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Drifting: Nexen Tire Motorsports driver Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift round 6


…. Victory gives him most points possible toward Championship with two rounds remaining — Weekend Filled with Hard Fought Battles Between Nexen Tire Motorsports Teammates Aasbo, Jhonnattan Castro and Chris Forsberg – Aasbo Now Just 30 Poin more…

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Innovation: Kia Motors Showcases Next-Generation Separated Sound Zone Technology


• Next-generation sound system allows each passenger to listen to different music, headphone-free• Maintains passenger privacy during phone conversations• Can mute sounds unnecessary for passengers, but crucial for the driver• Advanced technol more…

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News: Honda Keeps Its Foot to the Floor by Introducing the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

With Refreshed Styling, New Sport Trim and Standard Honda Sensing® Refinements further accentuate Civic’s best-selling exterior styling Added-value Sport trim includes style and feature upgrades more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Nil Solans and Pirelli make a golden combination


Crowned the 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Champion, Nil Solans secured one of the biggest prizes in motorsport and stepped up to the FIA World Rally Championship’s premier support series – piloting an EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 in this year’s WRC 2 category.T more…

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ADAC Deutschland Rallye: Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye Deutschland

Hyundai Motorsport will aim for a podium-scoring performance when the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to tarmac for Rallye Deutschland next week, round nine of the 13-event season, and the team’s home event.The team endured a diffi more…

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Drifting: Formula Drift St.Louis results and standings


2018 FORMULA DRIFT PRO CHAMPIONSHIP Top 16 Pro Category finishing places from FD St LouisPlace Qual Driver Qual pts Comp pts more…

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Drifting: Formula Drift takes the Pro and Pro2 to the new St Louis round


…. for its action-packed return to the mid-westBringing world-class drifting to the Mid-West, the 2018 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship and Link Pro 2 Championship headed to St Louis, MO for Round Six: Advance Auto Parts Crossroads more…

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American Series: Marco Cirone – Audi RS3 LMS podium in Canada

Podium in North America On the fourth race weekend of the Canadian Touring Car Championship at Trois-Rivières, Marco Cirone in the Audi RS 3 LMS from Mark Motors Racing achieved third place in his class. Ev more…

TCR: Audi in TCR Russia – Remaining in front

Dmitry Bragin defended his lead of the standings on the fifth race weekend of the TCR Russia. In race one at Moscow Raceway, the driver from Team Taif Motorsport finished third. His fiercest rival in the title race scored no points. more…

GT Series: Two Audi victories at Shanghai GT Masters Asia

On the second race weekend of the GT Masters Asia at Shanghai International Circuit, Audi Sport customer teams achieved several podium finishes. In race one, Xu Jia and Mitch Gilbert in the Audi R8 LMS of Team Kings took victory. more…

American Series: Class title for Chase/Dalziel in Pirelli World Challenge GT SprintX

Best in classOn the fifth and last race weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge GT SprintX at Utah Motorsport Campus, the Audi R8 LMS from TruSpeed AutoSport with Parker Chase and Ryan Dalziel at the wheel finished both races in s more…

GT Series: Audi Serial winner at Brands Hatch

The German Kris Heidorn in the fourth event of the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup at Brands Hatch secured victories number six and seven this season. The Audi Sport driver Rahel Frey and Maximilian Paul split the other podium finishes – a more…

American Series: Audi R8 LMS GT4 Instantly strong in Canada

The Audi R8 LMS GT4 on making its racing debut on Canadian soil instantly scored its first successes. In both races of the Canadian Touring Car Championship at Circuit Trois-Rivières, local hero Malcolm Strachan from Team NewRoads Automot more…

American Series: Sofronas/Welch clinch overall victory in Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX

Premiere title At the season’s finale in the strong field of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX in Utah, James Sofronas and Alex Welch in the Audi R8 LMS GT4 of GMG Racing celebrated overall victory. more…

Historical Cars: Histo Cup Austria am Slovakiaring


Bei herrlichen und vor allem immer noch sehr sommerlichen Bedingungen fanden sich rund 180 Teams am schönen und anspruchsvollen Slovakiaring, nahe Bratislava ein. Neben den Histo Cup Serien waren auch die Touring Car Masters und der polnische BMW 318IS Cup vertreten. more…

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