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The 33 participants contesting the Transsyberia Rally have made it over the Altay mountains and are on the verge of crossing the border into Mongolia. The seventh leg, totalling 661 kilometres, began in Novosibirsk and wound through spectacular mountain ravines.
In the evening the teams pitched their tents on the banks of a river near the town of Kosh Agach. As all teams reached the end of the stage within the target time, the classification remains unchanged from the previous day: Still (...) > Full story
With the GT1 championship battle impossibly close in the Le Mans Series, Larbre Competition will be hoping the vast and successful experience of both the team and their driver line-up at Spa-Francorchamps will give them the edge as round 4 of the 2007 season heads to the Belgian circuit.
Larbre Competition have won the Spa 24 Hours on two occasions, whilst the drivers in their lead Aston Martin DBR9, Fabrizio Gollin, Christophe Bouchut and Gabriele Gardel, boast five victories at the (...) > Full story
In six days the 33 participants contesting the Transsyberia Rally have completed around half of the 7,100 kilometre distance from Moscow to Ulan Batar. The sixth leg of this long distance rally started in Omsk and finished in Novosibirsk. Once again, the 25 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia vehicles, which were specially modified for the Transsyberia, ran without problems. Still holding the lead are ex-European rally champion Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany).
Sitting just (...) > Full story
After two races on European circuits, Hitech Racing looks forward to a return to home soil, when it competes in the Unipart F3/GT Festival, rounds 15 and 16 of the Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series at Silverstone this weekend (August 11/12).
The current leaders of the series head into its home event looking for a return to the top step of the podium in a bid to extend its 60 point lead secured with seven victories so far. But with still eight rounds remaining, and a (...) > Full story
Pontiac Daytona Prototype (DP) teams are heading directly to Watkins Glen International Raceway from Montreal for round 12 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve to be run on Friday, August 10.
The teams will use the 2.45-mile, 12-turn Watkins Glen Short Course - the same layout that the Nascar teams will use on the weekend. Pontiac will be looking to extend a perfect 11 for 11 pole position streak on the DP season. Also with just three races (...) > Full story
The Transsyberia Rally convoy is approaching Mongolia. The fifth stage of the long-distance rally from Moscow to Ulan Batar lead through Siberia from Tyumen to Omsk. On their way the 34 teams passed another time zone and are now three hours ahead of their starting time in Moscow.
After all drivers reached the destination of the transit stage without problems, the classification remains unchanged. Ex-European rally champion Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) lead ahead of (...) > Full story
Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) finished second in the Brands Hatch Supersport race and in doing so he scored his first and Honda’s sixth Riders’ Championship. All six have come from the Ten Kate Honda team, the first with Fabien Foret in 2002, then Chris Vermeulen (2003), Karl Muggeridge (2004) and Sebastien Charpentier (2005 and 2006). The Prime Mini
ster of Turkey called Sofuoglu to congratulate him personally at his success, shortly after the culmination of the race. (...) > Full story
On one of America’s oldest and most beautiful race tracks, Porsche is eager to continue its success streak in the American Le Mans Series. After five overall victories in succession and six class wins so far this season, the RS Spyders fielded by Penske Motorsports and Dyson Racing line up Saturday on the legendary Road America race track to contest the eighth round of this race series featuring the world’s fastest sports cars.
For Sascha Maassen (Germany), the 6.510 kilometre circuit at (...) > Full story
The Transsyberia Rally has reached Asia. Today the fourth stage set off from Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fifth largest city with over a million inhabitants on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains, and headed toward the east. By evening after 400 kilometres the participants had reached the finish of the first Siberian stage in the city of Tyumen.
The special stage that had been planned for today had to be cancelled, as heavy rainfall had rendered the route impassable, even for all-terrain (...) > Full story
Participants contesting the Transsyberia Rally have covered another 1,000 kilometres of their long distance journey to Mongolia on the third leg from Kazan to Ekaterinburg on August 5. In contrast to the previous day, there was no speed test scheduled, and everything depended on precise navigation.
As no-one made any major mistakes the overall situation remained unchanged: Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) lead the overall classification. With a gap of just 1.89 seconds (...) > Full story
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