This weekend at Mugello, in Italy, at 30 km north of Florence is going to take place the 6th round of the 2007 Dtm Championship.So far, 5 different drivers won this race and is still a mystery who is going to be favourite in Italy. It seems that Bernd Schneider, is favourite to win the race on the Italian race track. Schneider is driving for Mercedes-Benz and he is currently the leader of the championship after finishing in the 2nd place at the race from Nuremberg. Schneider leads the (...) More
Volvo will enter its Swedish Touring Car Championship team Polestar at Anderstorp on July 28-29 to support WTCC´s green agenda. Volvo will enter the car in order to promote green values. The Swedish automaker has already 2 wins in the 2007 using biofuel.Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Motorsport Manager Volvo Cars Sweden said that he is very happy that they can prove the fact that biofuels don’t diminuate the performance. Sin ce environmental concern is a core value of Volvo, WTCC really hit (...) More
A great day for Penske Motorsports as their pilots Ryan Briscoe and Sascha Maassen brought victory in the American Le Mans Series, at the Northeast Grand Prix. Ryan Briscoe took the lead over the team-mates Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.Briscoe won the race after a long dominance of Dumas. David Brabham and Stefan Johansson took the 3rd place for their Highcroft Racing team. Allan McNish and Dindo Capello finished first in the LMP1 with their diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI.The Audi R10 (...) More
Audi continued its impressive series of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in extremely difficult conditions. Frank Biela (Germany), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) repeated their success from last year thus giving Audi their seventh victory in the French endurance classic. For the second consecutive time, the Audi R10 TDI claimed victory. The revolutionary diesel sportscar from Ingolstadt remains unbeaten at Le Mans. In the 75th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, (...) More
Engines Three engines for each team of two registered competitors are sealed, two weeks before the start of the season.If the seal is broken during the year, the teams are disqualified.Only V8 engines with a cylinder bank angle of 90 degrees and a maximum displacement of four litres and a maximum of four valves per cylinder are permitted in the DTM. The induction system must be fitted with two air restrictors each of a maximum 28 mm diameter. Tyres A maximum number of 36 tyres ( 9 tyres (...) More
The arrival of drifting to North America’s western shores occurred in 2003, when Japan’s D1 Grand Prix hosted their first event in California. Due to the instant hit and success of this first demonstration event, there was an obvious opportunity that professional drifting events in the United States would be a major hit. Hence, Formula D emerged as the first company hosting sanctioned professional drifting events. Today, they are recognized as the greatest series in drifting competition in the United States.
Drifting is all about style. Unlike other motorsports where a person is graded on a timed course, drifting is graded through how a driver stands out with his driving abilities through maximizing his speed, angle and driving line. However, drivers also choose to stand out in any way possible, even in the car selection. This was proven by Team Orange leader Nobushige Kumakubo, when he decided to be the first in professional drifting to use an all wheel drive Subaru WRX. When asked why, Kumakubo stated that he wanted to bring more all wheel drive owners to his track back in Japan.
Bruno Spengler claimed the Norisring race from Nuremberg, winning with its AMG Mercedes C-class. The 23-year old driver crossed the line in first place ahead Bernd Schneider, his team-mate from Mercedes . The success at the Norisring is the fifth DTM career win for Spengler, who also won this race last year. Spengler had beside him on the podium the Audi A4 driver Mattias Ekström. Sin ce the start of the DTM in 1984, 333 races have been held including today’s round at Norisring. At (...) More
The Canadian driver,Bruno Spengler, set the quickest time at the Norisring circuit winning the pole position for its team,Mercedes-Benz. “This was the most difficult pole position of the year, because conditions were so extraordinary”said the driver after finishing the race. Mika Hakkinen,the other driver from the Mercedes-Benz team was with 0.2 seconds slower than Spengler.Bernd Schneider and Gary Paffett finished on the 3rd and respectively 4th place.They succeeded in putting (...) More
Toyota Team SARD is heading back with some upgrades for the engine. The team announced that it will enter the Denso SARD Supra HV-R in this year’s race, wich will take place in July 15. The Supra HV-R is a hybrid who got regenerative braking system,10kw in-wheel engines in the front wheels and 150 kw engines in the rear wheels. The engine develops 480 bhp and 376 lb-ft of torque, and the car’s weight will come in at a little over 2,300 pounds. Now it remains to see what this (...) More