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  1. Shanghai's GP success spurs plans for HK race track

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong The success of last Sunday's inaugural China Grand Prix may quicken efforts to establish a motor racing track in Hong Kong. Officials from the government and Hong Kong ... [motor] racing histories in Asia, but at the end of the day, we don't have any suitable venues,' he said. ...

  2. China gears for racing boom

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai FIA boss Max Mosley sees today's race as the start of a huge surge in interest The booming middle class will lead the motorsport revolution in China, FIA ... would do all it could to help the Federation of Automobile Sports China (FASC) to take advantage of this historic moment in motor sport. 'The main thing is to get public interest,' he ...

  3. Sports Quiz

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Which sports are featured in the following movies? 1 Driven 2 The Rookie 3 Escape to Victory 4 Most Valuable Primate 5 Tin Cup 6 Any Given Sunday 7 Like Mike 8 Lagaan 9 Seabiscuit 10 Raging Bull 1. Motor racing. 2. Baseball. 3. Soccer. 4. Ice hockey. 5. Golf. 6. American football. 7. Basketball. 8. Cricket. 9. Horse racing. 10. Boxing. ...

  4. Buyers to get race-car cred with new Merc

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Benjamin Wong and William Wadsworth For motoring enthusiasts, it is about as close as you can get to owning a Formula One car. No, the Mercedes on display at the Cyberport last night is not the McLaren-Mercedes driven by Kimi Raikkonen or David Coulthard. But the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG- the safety car used at Formula One races- certainly has true sporting credentials, sprinting to 100km/h ...

  5. Motorbike companies buck trend and race ahead

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhongyu Motor (Group) is eyeing the mainland's big rural market and also developing new products and European markets to avoid cut-throat price competition with other mainland manufacturers. ...

  6. Races for aces carrying bottle at full throttle

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... was declared the winner of the 'prelude' race to the 51st Macau Grand Prix yesterday- up the stairs fronting the great carved stone facade of St Paul's Cathedral. In what is now becoming a traditional start to the annual motor-fest, organisers yesterday held a fun sprint race for 30 competitors, 10 each from the three showpiece races- the F3, the Guia and the Motorcycle Grand Prix- ...

  7. Crash course in logic needed to kill race idea's formula for excess

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 400,000 square metres or 4.3 million square feet and this is how much land the Hong Kong Automobile Association wants from our government so that it can be a Shanghai copycat and build a motor racing circuit here. Now stir the memory neurons and see if you can think of a suitable 4.3 million sq ft piece of flat land in the existing government land bank. It can have a few bumps (motor ...

  8. Racers' dreams jump-started by track plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Motoring enthusiasts hail raceway talks as step towards Formula One vision The government's positive response to a proposal to build a car-racing track has been hailed ... on the project. Automobile Association governor Lawrence Yu Kam-kee said it was a breakthrough as calls for a car-racing venue had met a brick wall over the years, with the government viewing motor sport ...

  9. Kwan quits speed racing and eyes Le Mans

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... too, and his exploits on the track have been well-documented by motor racing journalists, who consider him to be the best-ever Hong Kong driver. Before Kwan signed off in Macau, he did ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong's greatest driver, Charles Kwan, yesterday officially announced his retirement from speed racing and the Macau Grand Prix- but said he might return in endurance ...

  10. Catching the drift - Jay Chou delivers the goods as road race ace

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Shackleton

    ... finally agreed to star in Tsui Hark's upcoming street-racing action drama, Initial D. The US$7 million film, which is set to start shooting mid-March, is based on a best-selling Japanese manga of the same name. The 'D' of the title stands for drifting - as in a style of motor-racing (and not, as Close-up initially assumed, the art of moving from place to place without ...




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