Author: CircuitProDigital

WRC: Rally Australia – Torrential rain couldn’t stop Thierry Neuville taking his fourth WRC victory of the season

Thierry Neuville clinched his fourth victory of the season at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on Sunday afternoon to secure the runners-up position in the FIA World Rally Championship. Torrential rain threatened to undo all the Belgian’s good work yesterday as the New South Wales forest roads became a muddy mess. But he held off determined challenges from Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Estonia’s Ott Tänak to win the 2017 finale by 22.5sec. It added to previous successes in France, Argentina and Poland and made him the most successful driver of the season in terms of wins. But he had to...

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Dubai: TCR Series headlines season opener at Dubai Autodrome

  Dubai, UAE, 19 November 2017:  The 2017-2018 season officially kicked off at Dubai Autodrome on Friday and Saturday (17-18 November) with the TCR International Series Speedfest on the 3.56-kilometre National Circuit. The final deciding round of the TCR International Series headlined the race weekend, supported by the local championships of NGK Racing Series, UAE Sportbike Championship, Radical Middle East Cup, Formula Gulf Academy and the TRD86 Cup. TCR International Series Jean-Karl Vernay, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI for Leopard Racing Team, secured the 2017 Driver’s Championship after successfully holding off a determined challenge by Attila Tassi’s M1RA Honda...

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Bahrain: Fernando Alonso on top form in Toyota LMP1 rookie test in Bahrain

19 November 2017– On the occasion of the official FIA WEC ‘Rookie’ test in Bahrain, the day after the final round of the 2017 season, one of the most experienced ‘rookies’ of them all successfully completed his first laps in a Le Mans Prototype. Following a total of 113 laps / 611 km in the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID, the two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso – who has for several years expressed a strong interest in endurance racing and has indeed visited the WEC paddock more than once – pronounced himself very happy with the experience. He set...

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Bahrain: Ferrari duo Calado and Pier Guidi crowned GT Drivers’ Champions in LMGTE Pro

Ferrari proved once again to be the team to beat in 2017. The Prancing Horse has this year in the FIA World Endurance Championship taken a fifth FIA GT Manufacturers title in six years, a first FIA GT Drivers title (the first to be awarded as a world championship title), a fifth victory of the season in today’s 6 Hours of Bahrain, and for AF Corse, a fourth GTE Pro Teams Trophy since 2012. The No.71 Ferrari 488 GTE of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon was presented with the win in the LMGTE Pro class by their team mates...

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Bahrain: Ashkanani and Geddie victorious in opening race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

In race 1, delivering a flawless drive from pole to chequered flag, Kuwaiti driver Zaid Ashkanani took the opening win of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East Season 9 and the first victory ever in a new generation GT3 Cup car in the region. Under the lights at Bahrain International Circuit, Ashkanani returned to the championship he won back in 2014 to be troubled only by British driver Tom Oliphant. Clocking some quick laps, Oliphant attempted to reduce the gap Ashkanani created, but the Kuwaiti showed his fellow Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup driver some impressive defence skills to...

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