Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) is the winner of the eighth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring. The points leader lost the sprint to the first corner against pole-sitter Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) but grabbed his chance in lap ten when the Dutchman braked too late at the end of the finish straight: Westbrook snatched the lead and from the 10h to the last lap managed to put six seconds between himself and the rest of the field. Westbrook’s victory here in (...) > Full story
A change in the overall lead at the Transsyberia Rally: Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) have taken over the overall lead after two stages of the long distance rally from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar. Just 1.89 seconds behind them are the Polish duo Jarek Swiwka and Andrzej Bryl in second. Fastest on the special stage were Rod Millen (New Zealand) and Richard Kelsey (USA).
They improved on their fourth position in the overall classification behind Carles Celma (Spain) and Jörn (...) > Full story
Twenty minutes into qualifying for the eighth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring near Budapest, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) uncut last year’s fastest qualifying time by 1.2 seconds with 1:48.516 minutes (=145.338 kph) and – like in Monaco and on the Nürburgring - secured pole position.
For the Monaco and Nürburgring winner, a nail-biting wait then began. Bleekemolen had used both sets of tyres permitted for the weekend and could only watch from the pit wall while his (...) > Full story
On the short special stage of the Transsyberia Rally’s first leg Carles Selma (Spain) and Jörn Pugmeister (Germany) achieved the fastest time with their Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia. For the ca. 33 kilometre time trials near Petuschki between Moscow and Vladimir they took 34:15.90 minutes. Posting the second fastest time on muddy forest paths were Armin Schwarz and Oliver Hilger from Germany, finishing 20 seconds behind the fastest.
Twenty-five of the 35 participants in total to contest (...) > Full story
At 11.20 a.m. local time (9.20 CEST) today, the first of a total of 25 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberias will depart from Moscow’s Red Square heading east. After approximately 7,000 kilometers, the Transsyberia Rally will finish on August 17 close to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbataar. In a first for such a competition, Porsche has created a limited edition series and produced 25 Cayenne S Transsyberias for this long-distance Asian rally.
The excellent off-road characteristics of the new (...) > Full story
The three-Cayenne team that comprises Team North America will be manned by drivers and co-drivers who are no strangers to the concept of endurance racing, both on road and off. From the desolate Baja Desert, to the high banks and long nights of Daytona International Speedway, to the dark treacherous woods and rutted back roads of Pro Rally, to the thin air and unforgiving turns that make up the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the members of the team understand the questions and the dangers that (...) > Full story
Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s Yukio Kagayama and Kousuke Akiyoshi raced their GSX-R1000 to victory in the Suzuka 8 Hour World Endurance third round in Japan - the team’s first Suzuka endurance win for 27 years.
It was back in 1980 that the team tasted victory with riders Wes Cooley and Graeme Crosby and this year’s win ended the 10-year domination of Honda.
Kagayama led from the start from Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari, Norick Abe (Yamaha) and Tady Okada (Honda), opening up a 15-second advantage by (...) > Full story
Team Vertu Racing won their first race of the season on Friday 27 July at the historic and evocative Spa-Francorchamps circuit, with Jamie Constable in Car 152 climbing from his 7th place starting position to take the top step of the podium. In an action-packed race with an incredible grid of 38 cars, Jamie managed to find his way through the slower traffic and to overtake several cars who couldn’t match his clearly superior pace and finished with a remarkable 10 second lead over his (...) > Full story
The 15-year old Rookie Esteban Gutierrez (Autotecnica), of Monterrey, Mexico, won Round 10 of the 2007 Formula BMW USA Championship today at the San Jose Grand Prix from his record-setting seventh pole of the season.
Leading from standing-start to checkered flag, Gutierrez finished 4.685 seconds ahead of Daniel Morad (Eurointernational) in the 26-lap race. With his third win of the season Gutierrez consolidates his led in the Rookie point standings and moves to second in the Overall (...) > Full story
Augusto Farfus (BRA) of BMW Team Germany was the only BMW driver who walked away with a point from the FIA World Touring Car Championship races in Anderstorp. Several rain showers made for changeable conditions at the "Scandinavian Raceway", tyre choice for rounds 13 and 14 of the series turned out to be a true gamble. Chevrolet drivers Robert Huff (GBR) and Rickard Rydell (SWE) secured one win each at the 4.025-kilometre circuit.
At the top of the Drivers’ Championship not much has (...) > Full story