August 28th, 2013
Plans for a possible IndyCar race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course have met with a cool response from the two current drivers with most victories at the venue. It was revealed last week that the series will run a test on the IMS road course in the coming weeks as a precursor to the possible inclusion of the venue on next year’s calendar, with some speculation that it could take place in early May as part of the build-up to the Indy 500.
August 25th, 2013
Marc Marquez claimed his fourth straight victory, and the fifth of his rookie MotoGP campaign, in a thrilling Czech Grand Prix. The Spaniard prevailed in a race-long, three-way fight with Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, with the trio covered by less than half a second for much of the race.
August 12th, 2013
Two-time Champ Car champion and former Formula 1 team boss Gil de Ferran has become an ambassador for Formula E. The Brazilian will become an official spokesperson for the series, particularly in North America. “Electric vehicles are undoubtedly playing an increasing role in the transportation landscape worldwide and as such, electric car racing will provide the perfect platform to help accelerate the development of relevant technologies and showcase the potential in an exciting way,” said de Ferran.
July 31st, 2013
Dani Pedrosa says ensuring he has returned to full fitness ahead of MotoGP’s triple-header of Indianapolis, Brno and Silverstone will be crucial to his 2013 title hopes. The Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the German Grand Prix following a horrible practice crash which also compromised him one week later in the US GP, where he finished fifth. In the process, he surrendered 39 points and with it the championship lead to team-mate Marc Marquez
July 29th, 2013
Yamaha remains hopeful of retaining Cal Crutchlow for the 2014 MotoGP championship, and expects the Briton to make a decision on his future before the Indianapolis round in mid-August. The 27-year-old Briton has starred in 2013, claiming a maiden pole at Assen and collecting four podiums from the opening nine races
July 28th, 2013
Ryan Newman defeated Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Johnson looked to be on the cusp of taking a record fifth Indy win for much of the afternoon, having jumped polesitter Newman in the first pitstops.
July 26th, 2013
Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Indianapolis round on Friday.
July 22nd, 2013
Former grand prix driver Rubens Barrichello will get his first taste of a Daytona prototype on Tuesday ahead of his debut in one of the Grand-Am coupes at Indianapolis this weekend. Barrichello will test the Doran team’s Dallara-Ford at Putnam Park near Indianapolis together with amateur driver Doug Peterson, his team-mate for this Friday’s Grand-Am round in support of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup round. Team boss Kevin Doran said: “We wanted to get the guys together for some running before the meeting starts, because it is a pretty quick-fire weekend.
July 22nd, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo admitted he feared his MotoGP career could be over if he crashed again at Laguna Seca after his run of injuries.
by James Prostell Jr. on July 21st, 2013
SPEEDWAY, INDIANA – Even with a week off in observance of Independence Day, season two of Red Sox Racing League’s McLaren Turbo Challenge has shown no signs of slowing down. Appropriately enough, the series heads to Speedway, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Synonymous with auto racing, “The Brickyard” held its first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and ever since The Greatest Spectacle In Racing has captured the imaginations of young and old, and the attention of aspiring teams and drivers. Between weeks of practice, multiple qualifying session (including a heart-wrenching bump day), and even a pageant, the month of May in Indianapolis is unlike any other in motorsports, as anticipation mounts to see whose likeness would grace the Borg-Warner trophy at the race’s end. This history, though, belongs to [...]
July 17th, 2013
IndyCar race-winner Justin Wilson will contest the final portion of the Grand-Am season with Michael Shank Racing. Wilson has frequently joined MSR’s line-up for Grand-Am’s showpiece Daytona 24 Hours and was part of the 2012 winning squad , but this will be the first time he has contested a longer programme in the series. The Briton raced at Watkins Glen alongside Gustavo Yacaman last month and will rejoin the Colombian for the final four races of the season, none of which clash with Wilson’s IndyCar commitments for Dale Coyne Racing.
July 16th, 2013
Andrea Iannone will miss this weekend’s MotoGP Laguna Seca race as a result of the injuries he suffered at the Sachsenring. The Pramac Ducati rider crashed in final practice at the German circuit and dislocated his shoulder, forcing him to withdraw from Sunday’s race
July 14th, 2013
Ryan Briscoe will be replaced by Carlos Munoz for the second race of the IndyCar double-header in Toronto after suffering a fractured wrist in a race-one accident. The Panther driver was running in 12th when Justin Wilson and Charlie Kimball made contact ahead of him, sending Wilson’s car into the path of Briscoe’s
July 14th, 2013
MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will definitely miss next weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.
July 13th, 2013
AJ Allmendinger will return to the Grand-Am field with Michael Shank Racing for next weekend’s race at Indianapolis. The 31-year-old won the Daytona 24 Hours for the squad last year , and finished this year’s race in third, just 55 seconds down on the victorious lead Ganassi Riley-BMW MkXXVI. He was left without a full-time drive this year following his NASCAR drugs ban in 2012, but has competed in a number of championships including IndyCar and NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series
July 12th, 2013
Ex-Formula 1 driver Christian Klien is open to extending his one-race Auto GP deal beyond this weekend’s event at Mugello. The former Jaguar, Red Bull and HRT F1 racer has a one-off deal in place with Zele Racing for this weekend, but he told AUTOSPORT at Mugello on Friday that he is open to completing the rest of the Auto GP season.
July 9th, 2013
Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway parent company Hulman & Co, has announced the near-completion of the series and speedway’s managerial restructure.
July 8th, 2013
Pippa Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the remaining oval event on the 2013 IndyCar calendar at Fontana in October.
July 6th, 2013
Marco Andretti will lead an all-Andretti Autosport front row for Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono after claiming pole position at the 2.5 mile tri-oval. Andretti was the third driver to make a run, and his 221.273mph two-lap average was always going to prove a difficult target for his rivals
June 30th, 2013
Formula 1 is in a ‘serious’ situation as it works to come up with an urgent solution to the Pirelli tyre crisis, reckons McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh. Although meetings are scheduled for this week – including a Sporting Working Committee gathering on Wednesday – to try to find a way forward for the sport, Whitmarsh believes that action is needed even before that. “We clearly have a serious situation where we have to act responsibly, and respect Pirelli,” said Whitmarsh, who saw his driver Sergio Perez suffer two tyre failures at Silverstone