Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

13 Oct 2009: A1GP: Teixeira says cars about to fly to Australia for season start

The fifth season of the World Cup of Motorsport is on the verge of getting under way despite recent financial problems that have seen it fighting in court for control of its associated companies.

11 Oct 2009: Star Mazda: Adam Christodoulou wins championship showdown

Adam Christodoulou upset the odds to win the final Star Mazda race of the season at Laguna Seca, and with it the series title, after championship leader and polesitter Peter Dempsey was punted out of the race.

11 Oct 2009: IndyCar: Patient Franchitti wins championship in Miami

Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe did their best to liven up a deathly dull IndyCar season finale with a tooth-and-nail battle for the lead – but it was Dario Franchitti, jogging along behind them for most of the 200 laps, who came through to win both the race and the championship.

11 Oct 2009: Indy Lights: Romancini wins thriller as Plowman looks to future

Mario Romancini won the final Indy Lights race of 2009 with a last-gasp lunge for the line to snatch victory from champion-elect JR Hildebrand in the second-closest finish in the history of the series.

10 Oct 2009: IndyCar: Franchitti on pole for title show-down

Dario Franchitti will start the three-way battle for the 2009 IndyCar title from pole position after outpacing his closest rivals Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe in qualifying on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami oval.

9 Oct 2009: It’s all happening in America this weekend

A quiet weekend in European racing allows attention to switch to the other side of the Atlantic – where no fewer than four open-wheel series all have their final races.

8 Oct 2009: GP2: Jerez testing round-up, days two and three

Guido van der Garde and rookie Marcus Ericsson set the fastest times in the second and third days of GP2 testing in Jerez – but the much-anticipated arrivals of F1 hopeful Bruno Senna and rally star Sebastien Loeb failed to set the timesheets aflame.

6 Oct 2009: GP2: Valsecchi fastest as Asia-bound Jakes joins test

Davide Valsecchi set the pace in the first day of GP2 testing at Jerez, with James Jakes as a late addition for Super Nova bringing the number of British drivers in action across the three-day test to five.

4 Oct 2009: Superleague: Bourdais wins again as Dolby keeps championship alive

Sebastien Bourdais won the Superleague opener at Monza and charged from the back of the reverse grid to take third in the next race, securing the €100,000 prize for the weekend’s top driver for the second time in two appearances.

4 Oct 2009: F1: Vettel’s display keeps the Brawns at bay

Sebastian Vettel kept up the pressure on Jenson Button and Brawn GP with a commanding win in the Japanese Grand Prix, surviving a start-line challenge from Lewis Hamilton to cruise to victory.

 
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