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Dakar Rally organisers have said the future of the event is not in danger following the official cancellation of this year’s edition. The organisers were forced to call the event off this year amid safety fears in Mauritania, where the rally would have spent eight days.
Damien Faulkner (Ireland), currently ranking second in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, gave a clear signal of his intentions in the fight for the championship title. In qualifying for the penultimate round in Monza, Italy, the 30-year-old turned the pole-setting time already in the first ten minutes.
On Sunday, Faulkner takes up the race on the high-speed circuit near Milan from the first place on the grid. Lining up alongside the reigning champion of the Carrera Cup Great Britain is Uwe (...) > Full story
Martin Tomczyk increased his chances to win the 2007 DTM title after he won the European Grand Prix, this weekend at Nurburgring. The Audi driver finished the race with an advantage of over 6 seconds in front the Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler, who got only the second place.
The 3rd place was occupied by another Audi driver, the German Mattias Ekstrom. Ekstrom overtook Timo Scheider who placed on the 4th position. Behind them were three Mercedes
-Benz cars driven by Jamie Green, Paul Di (...) > Full story
Richard Westbrook won the dramatic seventh round of the Porsche Carrera
Cup on the Nürburgring. The Briton took up the 23-lap race from third on the grid and immediately put enormous pressure on Germany’s Uwe Alzen in second. Often, the Porsches of the duelling duo were side-by-side whilst braking for the corners.
In the meantime, Chris Mamerow (Germany) turned his laps in the lead. Starting from pole position, Mamerow had won the sprint to the first corner and drove unchallenged until the (...) > Full story
For the fifth time this season, two Porsche RS Spyders start from the first row. In one of the last laps of a qualifying that was full of suspense to the end, Ryan Briscoe (Australia) turned the fastest time in 1:13.357 minutes on the 3.35 kilometre city circuit in Detroit.
For Briscoe, who shares the yellow Penske Motorsports RS Spyder with Sascha Maasssen (Germany), this marks his first pole position in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Timo Bernhard (Germany) was beaten to pole by (...) > Full story
The fight for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup championship shifts into top gear at the penultimate round in Monza, Italy. Reigning champion Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) as well as Damien Faulkner (Ireland) and Uwe Alzen (Germany) all hold excellent chances to claim the title. Points leader Westbrook would have to finish in at least seventh position to win the world’s fastest international one-make series before the end of the season.
His toughest rival, Damien Faulkner, showed at the (...) > Full story
Carrera Cup Deutschland heads this Sunday into the final phase of the season. With only three races left until the end of the championship we can’t say one pilot is for sure the winner of the championship due to the fact that the difference between the pilots is to small. The current leader of the championship is the German driver Chris Mamerow.
Mamerow has a difficult mission at Nürburgring because his main rival Uwe Alzen shares the same points number as he does. Alzen starts with an (...) > Full story
The Porsche RS Spyder is still the benchmark in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). With the seventh straight overall win, Porsche has further extended its head position in the race series featuring the world’s fastest sportscars. Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) not only beat their opponents in the LMP2 class by 19.576 seconds but also dominated the Audi
R10 with its extra 200 horsepower and a superior power-to-weight ratio in the LMP1 class on the Mosport International (...) > Full story
At the ninth championship round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) celebrated another flag-to-flag victory. The 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot made a good start from pole position and was able to pull away from his opponents early on in the race to receive the chequered flag in first position. For the Dutchman, this marks his third pole to flag win in the series this year after claiming the Monaco and Nürburgring rounds.
Damien Faulkner provided (...) > Full story
Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) take up the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series from the front row. On the Mosport International Raceway, situated close to Toronto (Canada), Dumas in his #7 Porsche RS Spyder was only beaten to pole position by Rinaldo Capello in an Audi
A10, which starts in a different category allowing an extra 200 hp and a superior power-to-weight ratio.
With a time of 1:05.919 minutes, Dumas posted the quickest time in the LMP2 category. Second (...) > Full story
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