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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Ducati ‘evolution’ bike to make debut

September 23rd, 2014

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Factory rider Andrea Dovizioso and Pramac’s Andrea Iannone will give Ducati’s ‘evolution’ MotoGP bike its debut in this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix. Designated the GP14.2, the revised bike is the biggest step so far in Ducati’s rebuilding effort, as it works to get back to the front of the MotoGP pack after a win drought now approaching four years. The new bike ran for the first time in a shakedown test with Dovizioso and Iannone at Mugello on Tuesday. Satellite rider Iannone, who has been receiving increasing amounts of works assistance through 2014, gets the second evolution bike rather than Dovizioso’s current team-mate Cal Crutchlow, as the Italian is moving up to the factory team next year, when Crutchlow leaves for LCR Honda. Ducati is currently engaged in a lengthy [...]

Hayden to return after wrist surgery

September 23rd, 2014

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American Nicky Hayden will return to MotoGP action this weekend at Aragon after missing the last four races of the championship. The Aspar rider withdrew from racing in August to undergo surgery to resolve issues with his wrist, a legacy of an accident during the 2011 season. Although Hayden was expected to return after missing just two races, he ended up missing four, with Leon Camier taking his place at the Spanish squad. The 2006 world champion confirmed on Tuesday he will be rejoining the grid in Spain this weekend, although he doubts he will be 100 per cent fit. “I am really happy to finally return to action this weekend,” said Hayden. “Racing motorcycles is not only my job but my passion and it hasn’t been easy for me [...]

No plans for third Toyota at Le Mans

September 23rd, 2014

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Toyota has no plans to expand its assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours next year from two to three cars. Pascal Vasselon, technical director at Toyota Motorsport GmbH, has revealed that running a third 2015-spec TS040 HYBRID in the World Endurance Championship blue-riband is not in the plan right now, but stressed that the final call had yet to be made. He explained that the decision would be based on financial considerations and a desire to focus the team’s budget on car development. “At the moment, unfortunately it looks unlikely: it is not completely decided, but it is very unlikely,” he said. “We are not planning a third car because we don’t have the budget and the first priority is to develop a car at a good level of [...]

Jordan wants works Honda equipment

September 23rd, 2014

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Reigning British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan wants the same car as the works Honda team if he is to stay with the marque next season. Jordan continued with the Eurotech-run Civic hatchback he drove to the 2013 title this year, while the Team Dynamics works squad switched to the Civic Tourer estate and VTEC engine. “If I’m in a Honda next year I’ve made it clear I want the same engine and car as the works,” Jordan told AUTOSPORT. “I don’t think it’s worked as well this year without the VTEC engine.” Although Honda has yet to confirm its 2015 plans, Jordan believes a switch to the new Civic Type R is logical, but also confirmed he has another BTCC possibility. “I want to help launch the Type R, [...]

King to test Arden GP2, FR3.5 cars

September 22nd, 2014

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Formula 3 European championship racer Jordan King will test with Arden Motorsport in both GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 later this year. The 20-year-old, who sits seventh in the F3 standings this year, will use the tests with the British team to evaluate his next step on the single-seater ladder. “Arden is a professional outfit that has achieved a lot of success in both GP2 and World Series, which offers us a good benchmark from which to judge the two championships,” said King, who tested in both series last winter. “There isn’t really a wrong choice to be made between the two series. In the end, it will come down to which one I feel is right for me personally. “When I tested last year, it’s fair to say that [...]

Logano wins crash-strewn Loudon race

September 21st, 2014

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Joey Logano came out on top in an incident-packed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire, after a green-white-chequered finish and a season-high 14 caution periods. Logano restarted well all race, and made the most of a great jump from the outside line to propel his Penske Ford into a huge lead on the green-white-chequer restart. Kyle Larson and early leader Kevin Harvick followed, after Larson stole second at the final green flag and held off a robust charge from Harvick. Having been involved in multiple incidents, Jamie McMurray came home fourth ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Aric Almirola, who keeps his chances of advancing in the Chase alive after a nightmare round at Chicagoland last time out. Behind Almirola was Brad Keselowski, who had one of the quickest [...]

Al Rajhi wins as Breen hits trouble

September 21st, 2014

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Yazeed Al Rajhi claimed a dominant victory in round nine of the European Rally Championship in Cyprus, while Craig Breen’s perseverance failed to pay off as he retired on the last stage. Al Rajhi began the final day with a 3.8-second deficit to Kajetan Kajetanowicz, but the Saudi Arabian’s loose-gravel experience gave him an advantage over his asphalt expert rival on the mainly gravel-based second leg. His Michelin-shod Ford Fiesta RRC was potent through the all-gravel opening stage where he retook the lead, but his best performance came on the 13-mile final test of the morning, which he won with an incredible 26.3s advantage over anyone else. That gave the World Rally Championship regular a 35.6s lead over Kajetanowicz at the interval, which he extended to 48.9s after two stage [...]

Storm, crashes interrupt Austin WEC

September 21st, 2014

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The Austin round of the World Endurance Championship has been red-flagged after a heavy rain storm sent a series of cars off the track. The leading Toyota TS040 HYBRID driven by Nicolas Lapierre became beached in the gravel at Turn 12 at the end of the back straight and was then joined by two GTE Am class AF Corse Ferraris. The catalyst for the race stoppage, which came after one hour and 35 minutes of the race, came when Porsche LMP1 driver Timo Bernhard went off at the same corner on his out-lap after changing to wet tyres and scythed between the stranded cars. The race was led by Benoit Treluyer in the #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro from the sister car in the hands of Tom Kristensen. Mike Conway, [...]

Ganassi takes narrow Austin USC win

September 20th, 2014

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Ganassi Riley drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas hung on to claim victory in the Austin round of the United SportsCar Championship. The winning duo made a pitstop less than their rivals, which put their Riley-Ford EcoBoost DP at the head of the field for the run to the flag. Veteran American Pruett was closed down by the Action Express Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP with Joao Barbosa at the wheel and Alex Brundle in the OAK Racing Ligier-HPD JSP2 as the race drew to a close. Brundle was able to get past Barbosa, who shared his Coyote with Christian Fittipaldi, three laps before the finish, but Pruett used the traffic to his advantage to hang on to to take victory by 2.336 seconds. So short of fuel was the winning Riley [...]

Kajetanowicz flies, woe for Breen

September 20th, 2014

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Kajetan Kajetanowicz completed the opening leg of the European Rally Championship’s return to Cyprus with an against-the-odds 3.8-second lead, while Craig Breen endured a day full of frustration. Multiple Polish champion Kajetanowicz began the day 42.8s behind overnight leader Yazeed Al-Rajhi after he hit a block of hay and damaged his steering on Friday’s opening stage. Kajetanowicz then experienced intermittent power steering issues through the first loop of Saturday’s stages, before being hit with a one-minute time penalty for early arrival at the time control at third test, which he won despite finishing with a deflated front tyre. That penalty was removed after the interval, but a 10s one was applied due to the M-Sport Poland driver leaving service in Nicosia late before the start of the day. Despite those [...]

Richelmi joins WRT Audi in Blancpain

September 20th, 2014

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GP2 race-winner Stephane Richelmi will contest the rest of the Blancpain GT season with the WRT Audi team. The deal, which begins with the Blancpain Endurance Series finale at the Nurburgring this weekend, marks Richelmi’s first taste of top-level sportscar racing. The 24-year-old joins Jean-Luc Blanchemain and Christian Kelders in WRT’s #4 car, and will stay on for the two remaining Blancpain Sprint rounds as well. “I have not a huge experience with GT cars,” said Richelmi, whose only previous sportscar start came in a French GT event in 2009, “but I am determined to learn and grow quickly. “GT racing is for me a new challenge and a very interesting possible option for the future.” Richelmi has been in GP2 since moving across from Formula Renault 3.5 during the [...]

Davidson/Buemi take pole for Toyota

September 20th, 2014

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Toyota drivers Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi claimed their first pole position of the 2014 World Endurance Championship at Austin in a dramatic qualifying session. The team opted to wait before sending the #8 TS040 HYBRID out on track at the beginning of a 25-minute prototype session that started with a wet patch at the Turn 11 hairpin that leads onto the back straight. Davidson went off on the wet patch and had to abort his first lap before putting in 1m48.9s and 1m49.0s laps, which gave him the fastest aggregate time of the first drivers in the cars. Toyota waited again before sending Buemi out and the Swiss had managed only one timed lap, a 1m49.1s, before a red flag was shown after the #12 Rebellion-Toyota pulled over at [...]

Brundle claims USC pole in new Ligier

September 19th, 2014

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Alex Brundle claimed pole position on the debut of OAK Racing’s Ligier LMP2 in the United SportsCar Championship at Austin. Brundle notched up his second USC pole of the season with the HPD-engined Ligier JSP2 by more than eight tenths of a second. His time of 1m57.809s compared with the 1m58.643s of second-placed Ricky Taylor in the Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Chevrolet Corvette DP. Brundle said: “We were struggling in FP1; we had a problems early on with the turbos and the downshift. “But I was impressed with the way OAK and HPD have worked, especially since this is the first time that we have run the car on the Continental tyre.” Third place went to Memo Rojas in the Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford with a 1m58.928s Joao Barbosa was fourth [...]

Keselowski notches up another pole

September 19th, 2014

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Brad Keselowski continued his recent hot streak by taking pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski, who won at the same track earlier in the year, beat out Ganassi’s Jamie McMurray to secure his fifth pole of 2014, and give himself the first place in pitlane for race day. “I’m just trying to go out and do my job,” said the Penske driver, who is chasing a hat-trick of victories this weekend following consecutive wins at Richmond and Chicagoland. “We’ve had a few poles here before but this one is extra-special, with everything that’s going on in the Chase. “Having the first pitstall for the race is going to be a huge advantage.” Cool conditions make for high speeds right from the start [...]

Hines returns to BTCC with United

September 19th, 2014

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British Touring Car Championship race winner Luke Hines will return to the series after a nine-year absence in place of the suspended Glynn Geddie at United Autosports. Hines, who contested the majority of the British GT Championship in a Triple Eight BMW Z4 GT3 this year, will drive United’s second Toyota Avensis at Silverstone and Brands Hatch. The 32-year-old made his BTCC debut in a production-class Honda Civic Type-R in 2003, and won three races over the next two seasons when he stepped up into factory Vauxhall (pictured below) and SEAT machinery. “Coming back is pretty exciting for me,” Hines told AUTOSPORT. “I’ve taken wins before and won the production class [in 2003], and I feel I’ve grown into a better driver over the last few years. “I’ve got unfinished [...]

Nissan LMP1 to hit track in November

September 19th, 2014

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Nissan’s all-new 2015 World Endurance Championship LMP1 contender is scheduled to run for the first time in the first week of November. This means that the first run of the GT-R LM NISMO is more or less on schedule after an October test debut was announced when the programme was launched in May. Nissan global motorsport boss Darren Cox said: “We’re pretty much on schedule, although there is always a certain amount of slippage.” Cox revealed that the first monocoque is already complete and that the second was “just out of the mould”. OPINION: A warning for Nissan The test of the first Nissan LMP1 hybrid will take place at an undisclosed location in the US. Cox said that testing ahead of the car’s race debut prior to the opening [...]

WRC not giving up on radical plans

September 19th, 2014

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The World Rally Championship will forge ahead with radical format changes for next season, despite the current proposal being rejected by last week’s World Motor Sport Council. WRC Promoter’s Oliver Ciesla and Volkswagen Motorsport director Jost Capito – the two main players in the new plans – have both told AUTOSPORT they still believe the revisions to the Powerstage will be introduced for next season. FIA rejects 2015 WRC revamp plan The main change will be to run the events with a co-efficient on the timing that effectively means each second on the main part of the rally is divided by 10 and is worth a tenth of a second on the final ‘shootout’ stage. Ciesla told AUTOSPORT: “I believe this is the right step for the WRC to move [...]

IndyCar seals return to Brazil in ’15

September 18th, 2014

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IndyCar’s long-expected return to Brazil has been confirmed, with the series set to race at Brasilia’s Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet on March 8 next year. Plans for a return to Brazil have been in the works for many months, and Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar parent company Hulman & Co, said that confirmation of the race is a significant step in the ongoing rebuilding of the series. “We’re eager to continue IndyCar’s rich history of racing in Brazil with today’s announcement of an IndyCar Series event in Brasilia next season,” Miles said. “This event is an instrumental step in the growth of IndyCar as we continue to execute our strategy of adding race markets and events that drive us forward. “IndyCar fans throughout the world are unbelievably enthusiastic about our [...]

Battersea FE decision moves closer

September 18th, 2014

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A preliminary vote on the Battersea Park Formula E round planned for London in June 2015 will be taken by the local council next week. The Borough of Wandsworth’s Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee will vote on whether it agrees in principle to the London fixture, scheduled for June 27, taking place in Battersea. Should the committee vote in favour of the race, a final decision would be made by the same committee at the end of October and then go before the council’s executive shortly after. The timeline laid out by Conservative-controlled Wandsworth council fits in with Formula E boss Alejandro Agag’s statements at last weekend’s inaugural round of the series in Beijing. Wandsworth environmental spokesman councillor Jonathan Cook said: “As things stand right now, there is a [...]

FE set to use shorter Monaco circuit

September 18th, 2014

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Formula E is set to race on a shorter version of the Monaco circuit that would run in both directions on the harbour front. Series boss Alejandro Agag has revealed plans for a 1.2-mile circuit that would turn sharp right after the start-finish straight at Ste Devote when his championship takes to the streets of Monte Carlo next May. The Formula E version of the Circuit de Monaco would then run parallel to and in the opposite direction of the grand prix track towards the tunnel. A hairpin at the chicane would then bring the Formula E cars back onto the grand prix track to complete their lap. “It is going to be a very good layout, about two kilometres [1.2 miles],” said Agag. Should this layout not prove workable, [...]