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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RACING

    Takuma Sato first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 09:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Long Beach Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar series race on Sunday, delivering a dominant performance to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Sato, who drives the No 14 car for AJ Foyt Racing, led 50 of 80 laps on the 3,167-kilometre Long Beach street circuit and held off American Graham Rahal in a race that ended under caution ...

  2. Magazines - Money

    Racing into a car culture

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton The world's top sports-car makers are turning to China to boost sales, and track series have become a vital part of brand-building, reports Anna Healy Fenton 'Racing improves the breed' is a quotation credited to Soichiro Honda, founder of the eponymous Japanese carmaker. As China increasingly embraces a 'car culture', it's also ...

  3. Revival instincts

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was virtually a complete restoration. It needed a lot of work on the chassis, new brakes and electronics, and it had a cracked engine block. I even had to buy another car for the engine.' Fountain started tinkering with engines at the age of 12, and honed his mechanic's skills building rally cars in his teens. With this experience, and the help of a few friends, he spent his weekends ...

  4. McLaren revs up super car for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough McLaren Automotive, the retail sports car arm of the Formula One racing group, is gearing up to challenge Ferrari and Lamborghini in Hong Kong's lucrative market for top-end performance cars. McLaren is targeting Hong Kong sales of about 40 units this year for its MP4-12C, a carbon-chassis super car, making its worldwide debut in Britain this spring ...

  5. Muller handed touring car title after appeal

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Frenchman Yvan Muller (pictured) has clinched the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the second time- this time without having to switch on his engine. His Chevrolet team won an appeal lodged at the FIA International Court of Appeal in Paris against a decision to allow BMW drivers Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus to use six-speed sequential gearboxes ...

  6. Old is gold- just ask world touring car champion Tarquini

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... at the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). He achieved the feat in Macau after collecting enough points in the last two rounds of the series to climb to the pinnacle of the sport- 40 years after ... years and 41 days had stood since the legendary Argentine won his fifth FIA Formula One drivers' championship in 1957. Before Tarquini started racing in touring cars, he endured seven ...

  7. Magazines - Money - MOTORING TRENDS

    Driving investment

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by TIM HUXLEY

    ... Tim Huxley China poised for classics boom, writes Tim Huxley Driving investment Increasingly, the roads of Hong Kong and big mainland cities are becoming clogged with exotic super cars such that the sight of the latest Ferrari or Porsche barely raises an eyebrow. The packed crowds around the Hong Kong Classic Car Club's October show in Central, however, suggest a growing interest ...

  8. Huff's double victories prove too little, too late

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Robert Huff won both legs of the FIA World Touring Car Championship yesterday, but still felt down in the dumps after Chevrolet teammate and rival Yvan Muller thrillingly ... car coming out. It happened again a couple of laps later when O'Young lost control to end his race in the barriers. With the safety car on the track for half the race- during which ...

  9. Pursuing urban mobility

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some car lovers scratched their heads when Aston Martin announced it would make a small city car. But if Porsche and Ferrari can make plush four-seaters, a baby Aston might make sense. After all, BMW revived Mini, Mercedes-Benz has long backed the smart, and the Fiat 500 and Mito prove how small cars can be stylish and popular, if they are well-finished and comfortable. So ...

  10. Sister's passion for speed the inspiration for French ace Muller

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taught him almost everything from finding racing lines to achieving physical fitness. Muller owes a fair share of his success as a two-time title-holder of the World Touring Car Championship ... champion and twice as runner-up. My goal is to be champion again,' said Muller. The 1992 British Formula Two champion, who switched to touring cars in 1994, won last year's WTCC title ...




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