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Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands takes up the first race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul from pole position. Bleekemolen needed just one flying lap to secure the fastest time with 1:58.477 minutes. This marks the 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot’s fourth pole position so far this season. On Sunday he starts from the front of the field for the third time in succession.
Behind Bleekemolen a head-to-head fight for grid positions took place. A total of 18 drivers qualified their (...) > Full story
This weekend will be a hot one for the current leader of the DTM championship, Mattias Ekström (Audi A4
DTM). Ekström will try to defend his lead in front of the the Mercedes
drivers such as Bernd Schneider and Bruno Spengler. The DTM travels now at Nürburgring where Mercedes has an advantage in front of Audi.
Bruno Spengler, the Mercedes-Benz driver hopes that he will repeat this weekend his 2006 victory on the German race track. Spengler and his team mate Bernd Schneider hope that this (...) > Full story
Sunday, on August 26th, three Compuware Corvette C6.Rs will vie for the GT1 title in the Grand Prix of Mosport. Team mates Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim will race on the Canadian track in bright Arctic White that celebrates the limited edition Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06. The team will race alongside "standard" Compuware Corvette C6.Rs driven by Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware (...) > Full story
This weekend represents a premier for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup because is the first time when the drivers will compete in the Grand Prix of Turkey. The 9th round of the championship in Istanbul Park promises to be very interesting due to the interesting characteristics of the race track. Istanbul Park represents one of the world’s most modern circuits. With its 5.338 kilometre and a width of the track measuring up to 21.5 metres the drivers have many chances to overtake their (...) > Full story
Sunday, at Toronto, Canada, will take place the only race of the American Le Mans Series outside the United States. Porsche is keen to extend its clear lead with another success after claiming six overall victories and seven class wins in succession.
The race track from Canada represents the most challenging and fastest on the American Le Mans calendar. This fact is confirmed by Porsche driver Romain Dumas, who won the LMP2 class here last year with the Porsche RS Spyder.Dumas says that (...) > Full story
The final sprint in the American Le Mans Series starts with two races within one week. On Sunday (26 August), the world’s fastest sportscars start at Mosport close to Toronto (Canada). ‘Motor Town’ Detroit (Michigan state) hosts the popular sportscar racing series the following Saturday.
Audi has excellent chances of clinching the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ titles early at either Mosport or Detroit. The Audi R10 TDI, which produces almost 650 hp, is still unbeaten in its class and, with eight (...) > Full story
Three Porsche Cayenne
S Transsyberia on the first three positions, seven Cayennes in the top ten: these are the results of the 2007 Transsyberia Rally, one of the world’s toughest offroad marathons.
After a two-week epic drive from Moscow to Ulan Bator, Americans Rod Millen and his co-driver Richard Kelsey reached the finish in the capital of Mongolia today with a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia as the winners. After 7,100 kilometres, just over 17 minutes separated Millen from the (...) > Full story
A change in the lead at the twelfth of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally: With just over a nine minute advantage, Dr. Erik Brandenburg and Stefan Preuss now head the classification of the long distance rally from Moscow to Ulan Batar with their Porsche Carrera
. “A Porsche Carrera in the lead – that feels a little like the Safari Rally,” said an Dr. Erik Brandenburg enthusiastically after finishing the leg. The previous leaders, Simon and Matt Garnham, became stuck in mud with their (...) > Full story
The eleventh of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally led the participants through the northern edge of the Gobi desert. In the afternoon, 31 of the 33 teams to start reached the camp in the Mongolian town of Altai after the 320 kilometre leg. Both the Australian and Colombian Porsche teams have retired from the event. Their Cayenne S Transsyberia were badly damaged in accidents during yesterday’s eleventh leg. The pilots and co-drivers escaped with a scare and minor contusions.
Leading (...) > Full story
There were only three full course cautions in today’s four-hour Generac 500 at Road America race but they spanned more than one quarter of the race, mostly due to a lengthy rainstorm and thunderstorm that put a halt to green flag racing for more than an hour.
Luck was not with the Lizards at this race. Things started to go wrong just before the race on the recon lap (30 minutes prior to the race) when Darren Law reported shifting problems with the No. 44. The crew took the car behind the (...) > Full story
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