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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 ...

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    Racing into a car culture

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... '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 ... high-end manufacturers such as Porsche and Audi are using exclusive racing series to show their products and build a stronger bond with current and potential customers. Porsche have been ...

  3. Spaniard wins mayhem-filled race

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Juncadella made the most of the fortune that smiled on him in the form of the safety car, which came out midway through the 15-lap race. Marco Wittmann had a 2.7-second lead at that stage. ... to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious countrymen, Michael and Ralf Schumacher, by winning the Macau race. In the end, he had to settle for third place while Brazilian Felipe Nasr finished ...

  4. Pole position

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Fans of model racing cars put off by a ride to private, fee-charging tracks in the New Territories will find a newly opened circuit in Kowloon just the place to go. Not only is it free, it is equipped with all the facilities for serious racers. The racing track at Jordan Valley Park in Kwun Tong opened early last month, and is the first in Hong Kong to meet international ...

  5. HK stuck in first gear as Lion City wins right to stage supercar race

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Hong Kong may be 'Asia's world city' but it is a distant second to Singapore when it comes to motor racing. This was proved again last week as the city was passed over in favour of Singapore to stage Asia's first V8 Supercars Series race. Singapore's Formula One Grand Prix has already set the standard in Asia, where the event at the Marina ...

  6. Senna shrugs off fun-race flop to retain his focus

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Macau Bruno Senna had to do it the hard way yesterday - on foot. His pedi-cab refused to move despite his brave attempts to pedal during a light-hearted 'race ... favourite in the Formula Three race hopes he won't have to hot-foot it on Sunday too as he bids to write the famous Senna name once more into the record books of the showpiece event which ...

  7. Ferraris warmed by the flood of support and celebrates in style

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Legislative Council member Lam Tai-fai. Ferraris won a Class Five race for Lam last Sunday with a horse he described as 'an absolute cripple', Double Fantasy, but his reward on Monday ...

  8. O'Young eyes driver's crown

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Darryl O'Young's hopes of winning the World Touring Car Championship independent driver's crown got a huge boost when the Hong Kong-based driver (pictured) won one race and finished runner-up in the other at a rain-soaked 10th leg in Okayama, Japan, to close the gap on leader Sergio Hernandez of Spain. 'This puts us right back in the championship fight,' ...

  9. Race car driver loves life in the fast lane

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Andre Couto's dream of becoming a professional race car driver started on Macau's go-kart track when he was only 12 years old. ... in a government sports event and go-karting was one of the activities. Before the final, he asked his father whether he would buy a go-kart for him if he won the race. After drawing second last ...

  10. I wanna be a race car driver

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... What qualifications do you need? You have to acquire a racing license from the Hong Kong Automobile Association. There are different kinds of licenses for local and international races. At the tests you have to show your skills, understanding of race course signs and safety. What sort of person does the job suit? You must love cars and speed. It doesn't matter if you are a quiet ...




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