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Bob Faieta, from Tujunga, Calif., took the lead on the restart from a yellow flag on lap six, and piloted his CareLevel Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to victory in the 45-minute IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Faieta, who won round three at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City and was second in both rounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway weekend, didn’t wish points leader Charles Scardina any problems, but was not unhappy when he saw that (...) > Full story
The 26-year-old man with his characteristic blond hair has been driving for Porsche since 1999 and thus has been with Porsche longer than any other of the current nine factory drivers. Together with Frenchman Romain Dumas he pilots the yellow #7 Porsche RS Spyder in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The pair are considered the masters of the LMP 2 class. Currently they lead the championship points in the series featuring the world’s fastest sportscars. At three of seven races so far this (...) > Full story
The San Jose Grand Prix will host Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2007 Formula BMW USA Championship on July 27 - 29 as Formula BMW USA joins the Champ Car World Series for two consecutive race weekends. Challenging may well prove to be an understatement for the 17 young drivers entered as the 1.5-mile, 7-turn Redback Raceway that slashes through the San Jose streets will provide quite a contrast to the rolling 4.0-mile, 15-turn Road America circuit that will see Rounds 11 and 12 on August 9 - 12. (...) > Full story
Monster Tajima will challenge Pikes Peak with new Suzuki Sport XL7! He is a representative of a company, but most of all he is a driver! Monster Tajima will be challenging Pikes Peak this year with new machine "Suzuki Sport XL7 Hill Climb Special" to break the record. Last year, Monster came back to Pikes Peak having 5 year break in between and achieved overall win. But he could not beat the record because of bad weather having the course to be shortened. This year, he has got new weapon. (...) > Full story
The Japanese motor sports legend, Nobuhiro Tajima a.k.a. "Monster Tajima" set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Saturday, finishing in 10m 1.408 seconds.
Monster Tajima told everybody in a press conference what he felt at the end of the race: "The clock indicated ...10 minutes 1.408 seconds! Wow! I have broken the record! I have become the first Asian champion and the new record holder. Considering the ground conditions, it was a good time though I couldn’t break (...) > Full story
Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) combined a perfect drive with precise Penske Motorsports pit stops, a race car with a good set-up, good fuel strategy, and Porsche RS Spyder speed and reliability to repeat their 2006 overall win on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, round seven of the American Le Mans Series.
Teammates Sascha Maassen (Germany) and Ryan Briscoe (Australia) took their Penske Porsche RS Spyder to a second-place finish, giving Penske and Porsche their (...) > Full story
After a thrilling race, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) secured his second flag-to-flag victory in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. The Monaco winner crossed the finish line at the seventh championship round on the Nürburgring with just a 1.7 second advantage over the second placed Christian Menzel from the region.
Bleekemolen, a 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot, held the lead over the entire race distance, but came under pressure in the early stages of the 14-lap race. Local hero Christian Menzel got (...) > Full story
Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands secured pole position at the seventh round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Nürburgring. Already in his first flying lap the 25-year-old former DTM pilot undercut last year’s pole-setting time by two-tenths of a second. In the closing phase of the qualifying, he even improved on this time by almost three-tenths of a second to achieve a time of 2:03.324 minutes. For Bleekemolen this marks his second pole position of the season, after celebrating a (...) > Full story
Porsche has developed and built the open RS Spyder in accordance with the rules and regulations of the French Automobile Club de’l Ouest (A.C.O.) racing organisation under the designation "Le Mans Prototypes
2". This means that this racing car may be entered, inter alia, in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the European Le Mans Series (LMS), and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Choosing the second-highest of four A.C.O. racing categories, Porsche is facing competition at the highest level of (...) > Full story
Volkswagen,the German automaker announced that it will return to Formula 3 championship as a engine supplier.
Between 1979 and 1991 Volkswagen enjoyed a lot of success, winning 7 titles, with drivers like Michael Schumacher and Tom Kristensen. Its first engine will make the race debut at Nurburgring race track in September.
Kris Nissen, Volkswagen’s motorsport director said that the German automaker wants to demonstrate that the engine already performed at high level during its early stags (...) > Full story
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