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Toba Takes Pole At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:35 PM
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Toba Takes Pole At Sepang


Kaito Toba set the fastest time in qualifying for the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday. Toba’s fellow title rivals Ayumu Sasaki and Yuta Date were second and fourth respectively.

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Wc Vision Announces Exciting Changes For Pirelli World Challenge Gts Class
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 03:49 PM
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Wc Vision Announces Exciting Changes For Pirelli World Challenge Gts Class In 2015


With an eye to further promote and grow the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class for 2015 and beyond, WC Vision has announced some exciting changes for the class for next season.

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Mazda Announces 2014 Club Racer Shootout
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:09 AM
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Mazda Announces 2014 Club Racer Shootout


The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing. Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks. The $75,000 prize funds a drive in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

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LADA Sport Drivers Will Try A Long Version Of The Legendary Suzuka Circuit
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:08 AM
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LADA Sport Drivers Will Try A Long Version Of The Legendary Suzuka Circuit


The flourishing LADA Sport team is primed for another challenging weekend as the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) heads to the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, for its penultimate round on the legendary and evocative Suzuka International Circuit (25-26 October).

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Jero Lost It While Walton Tops V8 Ute Gold Coast Practice
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:08 AM
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Jero Lost It While Walton Tops V8 Ute Gold Coast Practice


RENTCO’ Racing’s Kris Walton has continued his strong form in an action packed day of practice for Round 7 of the 2014 Australian V8 Ute Racing Series - fuelled by Hogs Breath Café, Friday, 24th October at the Gold Coast 600.

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Morris Ready To Continue Bathurst Form With Pirtek Enduro Cup Victory
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:08 AM
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Morris Ready To Continue Bathurst Form With Pirtek Enduro Cup Victory


Veteran Paul Morris is keen to springboard off his historic Bathurst victory and claim the PIRTEK Enduro Cup at this weekend’s Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600.


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Tyres In Hand At Jack Daniel's Racing
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:07 AM
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Tyres In Hand At Jack Daniel's Racing


Jack Daniels Racing have tyres in hand for this weekends Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600, with the teams Nissan Altimas electing to save its allotment of fresh soft tyres for later in the weekend.

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LADA Sport Finishes In The Points At Challenging Shanghai Circuit
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:20 AM
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LADA Sport Finishes In The Points At Challenging Shanghai Circuit


The flourishing LADA Sport team is primed for another challenging weekend as the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) heads to the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, for its penultimate round on the legendary and evocative Suzuka International Circuit (25-26 October).

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Jero Lost It While McNally Tops V8 Ute Gold Coast Practice
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:20 AM
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Jero Lost It While McNally Tops V8 Ute Gold Coast Practice


RENTCO’ Racing’s Kris Walton has continued his strong form in an action packed day of practice for Round 7 of the 2014 Australian V8 Ute Racing Series - fuelled by Hogs Breath Café, Friday, 24th October at the Gold Coast 600.

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FIA WTCC Newsletter 43
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:19 AM
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FIA WTCC Newsletter 43


Current championship leader José María López was in a league of his own during today’s test session at Suzuka International Circuit.
The Argentine racer, who is expected to be crowned Drivers’ champion on Sunday, topped the time sheet for most of the session. He set a provisional fastest time of 2:08.829 on his first lap out of the pits and failed to improve it by one thousandth, stopping the clock at 2:08.830 on his second lap.

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Pirtek Enduro Cup To Be Decided On The Gold Coast
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:19 AM
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Pirtek Enduro Cup To Be Decided On The Gold Coast


There are two prizes on the line when the V8 Supercars race on the streets of Surfers Paradise this weekend.

Not only is there the Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600, but also the Pirtek Enduro Cup which is awarded to the best driving combination from the endurance events at Sandown, Bathurst and Surfers Paradise.

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New Structure For Australian Sports Racer Series As 2015 Calendar Announced
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:17 AM
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New Structure For Australian Sports Racer Series As 2015 Calendar Announced


The Australian Sports Racer Series has announced a new championship structure, effective from 2015, which will see the introduction of divisional racing for the category.

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Rob Bell Returns To Baku Driving For Boutsen Ginion Racing
Posted by: newsla on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:12 AM
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Rob Bell Returns To Baku Driving For Boutsen Ginion Racing


McLaren GT works driver, Rob Bell, will make a return to Baku this weekend, driving a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 alongside Kevin Estre for Boutsen Ginion Racing. The duo will race in the final round of the Blancpain Sprint Series, the BAKU WORLD CHALLENGE.

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Huff To Continue Lada Sport's Rise In The Land Of The Rising Sun
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 02:23 PM
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Huff To Continue Lada Sport's Rise In The Land Of The Rising Sun


The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) rolls on to world-renowned Suzuka circuit in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, for the penultimate round of the 2014 season (25-26 October), and Briton’s Rob Huff believes points finishes are on the cards for his LADA Sport team.

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The 2014 Season Closes At Monza For Both Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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The 2014 Season Closes At Monza For Both Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe And National Aci / Csai Abarth Selenia Trophy Italy


It will be decided in the very last round of the season at Monza - from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October - the winner of the Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe. Young Italian racer Alex Campani (Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evolution) is already mathematically champion of the National ACI / CSAI Abarth Selenia Trophy Italy; Alex is also the leader of the European challenge, but he has still to fight hard against the strong Swedish frontrunner Niklas Lilja.

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Thrilling Finale Of The 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series At The Baku World Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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Thrilling Finale Of The 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series At The Baku World Challenge


The prestigious Baku World Challenge forms the final round of the inaugural season of the Blancpain Sprint Series. By winning for the third time in Zolder Maximilian Götz has put one hand on the 2014 Drivers title, but Grasser Lamborghini drivers Hari Proczyk and Jeroen Bleekemolen are still in with a shot. They will have to close a 27-point gap on the Azeri street circuit, a task made more difficult by the added presence of several high-level GT-teams, which will fill all 30 places on the starting grid in Baku.

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Two Top Five Finishes For Morgan In European Clio Championship
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:04 AM
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Two Top Five Finishes For Morgan In European Clio Championship


Welsh racer Alex Morgan continued his European Clio Championship campaign last weekend at Jerez in Spain for the season finale. Having finished on the podium in both races a week earlier in the British Clio Championship at Brands Hatch, Morgan was looking to carry his form into the European series.

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Fall-Line Motorsports Captures National Championship At SCCA Runoffs
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:04 AM
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Fall-Line Motorsports Captures National Championship At SCCA Runoffs


Fall-Line Motorsports wrapped up the 2014 racing season with seven cars at the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 6-12. Among the slew of Fall-Line drivers was Andrew Longe, who has become a fixture in the Fall-Line camp both in club racing and professional racing. Longe drove four races with Fall-Line in the GS category of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series in the BMW M3.

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Gold Coast Ute Drivers Go Barefoot Before They Hit The Streets
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:12 AM
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Gold Coast Ute Drivers Go Barefoot Before They Hit The Streets Of Surfers Paradise


Gold Coasters, two-time V8 Ute Champion Ryal Harris and V8 Ute Series Leader Kris Walton had a tutorial from World #2 Barefoot Water-skier, Brendan Paige before hitting the track for Round 7 of the 2014 Australian V8 Ute Racing Series – fuelled by Hogs Breath Café at the Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600, 24 – 26 October.

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Volvo Polestar Racing Heads To The Beach
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:11 AM
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Volvo Polestar Racing Heads To The Beach


Volvo Polestar Racing heads to the Gold Coast 600 this weekend seeking redemption after a heart-breaking visit to the Bathurst 1000.

"The Gold Coast 600 is one of my favourite events," said Scott McLaughlin. "It is really demanding and hard on the cars. Coming off some great speed at Bathurst, I am looking forward to seeking redemption and making it up to the team after the mistake I made at Bathurst."


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Thompson Experiences Porsche Young Driver Academy
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:11 AM
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Thompson Experiences Porsche Young Driver Academy


Fresh off his 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Championship, Colin Thompson received the invitation of a lifetime: to participate in the Porsche Young Driver Academy. Since 2012, the two-day program has hand selected up-and-coming talent to Barber Motorsports Park to hone their skills on and off the track with Porsche.

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Hometown Ties Help Hargrove, Chia Form Title-Winning Bond In 2014
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:09 AM
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Hometown Ties Help Hargrove, Chia Form Title-Winning Bond In 2014


Jim Hargrove has been a loyal customer at OpenRoad Auto Group in British Columbia for years, and each time he stopped by the dealership he would share the story of his talented racing son, dropping off press clippings and brochures to owner Christian Chia.

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Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Title To Be Decided At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:39 PM
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Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Title To Be Decided At Sepang


This weekend at Sepang the inaugural Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup reaches its conclusion with the final two races of the competition, which commenced back in March in Qatar.

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First Look At The Track-Focused McLaren P1 Gtr Interior As Bespoke Driver Progra
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:38 PM
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First Look At The Track-Focused McLaren P1 Gtr Interior As Bespoke Driver Program Confirmed


Stripped out driver-focused interior includes Formula 1™-inspired championship-winning MP4-23 steering wheel

· Testing program continues in the extreme temperatures of Bahrain to extract the optimum performance from each component, including the driver

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Toyota Gt86 To Give First-Timers The Experience Of Rally Driving At Brands Hatch
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:38 PM
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Toyota Gt86 To Give First-Timers The Experience Of Rally Driving At Brands Hatch And Oulton Park


The experience of rally-driving in a thoroughbred sports car is now open to drivers without a competition licence, following the introduction of the acclaimed Toyota GT86 to the RallyMaster activity at famous race circuits Brands Hatch in Kent and Oulton Park in Cheshire.
RallyMaster makes it possible for holders of standard driving licences to enjoy driving at speed through a rally stage, on a mixture of smooth and loose road surfaces, sliding the car through bends and competing against the clock. Participants receive two 20-minute driving sessions with expert instruction, with an experienced co-driver calling out pace notes. Instruction covers specialised driving techniques such as braking points, setting-up the car for corners, handbrake control, and drifting. The experience also includes a high-speed passenger lap with a professional rally driver.

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