According to Slovakiaring, the competitors of the Slovenian Circuit-Speed National Championship and the LEMA GP Cup were already facing the next challenge last weekend - the former F1 track - the Red Bull Ring in Austria. For the last two years, the Red Bull Ring has been the scene of the introduction to the Slovenian Championship, and this time the third and fourth races of the already tense season took place here. At the forefront of the event, of course, was again the LEMA GP Cup with eight drivers in very even fiat grande punts. The race was won by young promising drivers, the first by Lodi from Trieste and the second by Slovenian foreigner Pertot, who had to resign in Sunday morning's race. Jure Marinšek and Aleš Bužga also took the podium this weekend. Lodi is currently leading in the cup scoring ahead of Klemen Popit and Pertoto. 1. Di
Rapax racer Stefano Coletti achieved a routine victory in the second, sprint race on the Circuit de Catalunya track. With the win, he increased his lead in the overall championship standings. Coletti took the lead at the start, finishing in front of the winner of the first race, Robin Frijns, and Felipe Nasr. Racer Team Time 1. Stefano Coletti Rapax 41: 49.895 2. Robin Frijns Hilmer +0.691 3. Felipe Nasr Carlin +7.212 4. Jolyon Palmer Carlin +12.129 5. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden +35.593 6. Alexander Rossi Caterham +36.991 7. Kevin Ceccon Trident +38.483 8. Daniel Abt Lotus +39.645 9. Fabio Leimer Racing Engin. +40.66
The racer of the newly formed Hilmer Motorsport team, Robin Frijns, is the winner of the first race of the GP2 series at the Circuit de Catalunya. The race was marked by many accidents, including the spectacular "flight" of Nathanael Berthon. Felipe Nasr, the Carlin racer, was second, and Jolyon Palmer stepped on the last step. Freins started the race in eighth place, but he performed a great tactic of changing tires, replacing the soft ones with the hard ones in the sixth lap. The racers in front of him opted for a longer first part on a harder mix, but there was real chaos on the track with various tactics. Marcus Ericsson, who started the race in first place and led the first few laps, handed over the leadership of the race to Friens when he collided with Sam Bird. The DAMS racer had to resign. Second-ranked Nasr se
Former world rally champion Ari Vatanen is betting that Sebastien Loeb will set a new record this year in the 19,99-kilometer climb to Pikes Peak. The nine-time world rally champion will take part in the legendary mountain speed race in Colorado, USA, on June 30 this year, where he will be behind the wheel of the prototype Peugeot 208 T16. For the Frenchman, this will be his first appearance at this demanding test, which is taking place on a completely paved surface for the first time this year. “Seb will set a record that no one will break long after that,” believes Vatanen, who won the event in 1988 while also driving a Peugeot race car. "I can say without hesitation that he had to wait for asphalt to be laid on the entire route before he could go hunting for a new record," added the legendary Finn, who, however, believes that p
Peugeot has unveiled a prototype race car that will take Sebastien Loeb to a time trial at the end of June towards the top of the legendary Pikes Peak mountain speed race in the US. Important details of the attractive Peugeot 208 T16 remain hidden. It is known, however, that the car will have two differentials with automatic locking, and a lot of rear wings, which Peugeot uses on its 908 car racing series Le Mans. The V6 engine also comes from the same car, developing just over 596 kW or 800 horsepower.
Our ski champion Tina Maze will give her love of speed a boost even during the summer, as she will be behind the wheel of a racing buggy with the help of the Austrian Red Bull. Črnjanka plans to take part in all five parallel relicross races this year, and will drive a brutal 320 buggy with a 2,2-liter turbo engine that develops around 320 horsepower. The purchase of the buggy, which is said to be worth around 15.000 euros, was partly financed out of his own pocket, and part of the money was contributed by sponsors, most notably the main sponsor, Austrian energy drink maker Red Bull, who also suggested a relic cross. “Speed makes me happy from a young age,” Maze said. “I’ve had it in my blood ever since I know for myself, and racing is my quiet passion and after a great winter season, I decided to test
Sebastien Loeb will take part in the famous Pikes Peak mountain speed race this year. The nine-time world rally champion will compete in a Peugeot 208 T16, where the French carmaker wants to repeat the success with the legendary 405, which was won by both Ari Vatanen and Robby Unser. Loeb will perform in a class where the race cars are redesigned virtually unlimited, and he has found financial support from Total, Red Bull and Michelin. The race car will be unveiled next month. “When we announced the end of our endurance races last year, we also said that we at Peugeot would not close the door to future factory projects,” said Maxime Picat, chairman of Peugeot’s board of directors. "At Peugeot Sport, they wrote a list of potential projects and among them was the ascent to Pikes Pe
Robert Kubica claims that he will continue calmly and collectedly at the Islas Canarias rally, where he won all the first six speed trials with the Citroen DS3. The Pole scored two stages before the end with more than a minute advantage over Jan Kopecky, who took part in the third rally of the ERC championship with the desire to hat-trick the victories on the asphalt surface. “We have to stay calm and collected and then we’ll see where we’re going tomorrow night,” the former Formula One racer said. "I will continue to drive and do my job without thinking about winning."
At the Littermont Rally, Asja Zupanc and co-driver Blanka Kacin finished fifth in the overall standings and fourth in Group N. The race was spiced with low temperatures, snow, rain and ice. Tires played an important role, but it was hard to hit with a choice. The Zupanc-Kacin crew chose the right tires that gave them good times. After five speed trials, they took third place in the overall standings and second in Group N. They defended their place until the circular twenty-kilometer test, where they first experienced a small trip off the track, then their tire burst, and he gave up. gearbox on their Mitsubishi Lancer. The gap behind the leading Gassner-Thanhauser team became too great, so the girls focused on maintaining their position. On the next floor
This weekend, the first event in this year's Time attack championship took place at the Raceland racetrack in Krško. The so-called Time attack Shakedown was organized as a test before the start of the 4th season of the competition, so the times were not yet considered a championship. Partly because of that, but also due to the fact that most of the race cars are not ready for the season yet, the participation was slightly lower than usual, which did not spoil the atmosphere on the racetrack. Time attack is a racing series that has been taking place since 2010 at the Raceland racetrack in Krško. The series takes place on an amateur level, so there are no special rules for participation in the race, and the vehicles are divided into three classes according to specifications (type of tires, engine and degree of conversion ...): stock, modified and unlimited. Given that the action is unfolding