Valentino Rossi took part in the testing of the young drivers of the WEC Championship in Bahrain, and for the first time in his career he drove the WRT Oreca 07 prototype racing car. The MotoGP star clearly got to know the car quickly, as he set a lap time of 1:55.118 in the afternoon, just behind the best time of the riders in the LMP2 class, 1:54.302, set by Charles Weerts, also a guest of the WRT team by less than a second, but it was just under seven-tenths of a second faster than the worst time in the same class. https://twitter.com/Endurance_Live/status/1721102341703664101
The Czech police are looking for a driver who drove on the D4 motorway with a formula. The driver took a breather, but committed a misdemeanor, as driving a racing car on a normal road is not allowed, because the car is not equipped with light fixtures and is not technically sound. Police do not know the exact date and time of the offense with which the driver allegedly "endangered other road users". The "racer" faces a rather ridiculously low fine of 200 to 400 euros, but if the deadline reaches him, he will remain without a driver's license for one year. The police collect all kinds of information about the identity of the driver, but we will certainly not whisper to them who the former Ferrari racer with start number 7 is;; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s0vI1wRjpY
Klemen Trček is returning to the scene of his last race in Lučine, which he took with the Zastava Yugo race car, before a long break from racing. This time he will attack the highest places behind the wheel of the MG ZR 105, on which he was seduced by the chassis in the last race in Gorjanci. He used the almost two-month break to gather energy to perform in front of the home spectators, and to rebuild the chassis, which he hopes will be able to reach the highest places in the otherwise strong Division 1 at the race in Lučine, where he will also act as organizer. after an almost two-month break, I’m going back behind the wheel of my yellow MG, ”he said. "Due to problems with the chassis in Gorjanci, we are coming to the home race in Lučine with a renewed chassis and with the goal of getting the track from Todr as fast as possible without technical problems.
The second race of the Superbike Championship in Imola was canceled due to rain and poor conditions on the track. The start of the race was postponed several times, and the decision on the final cancellation was known some 80 minutes later. This is already the second race of the year to be canceled after racers in the previous race in Assn drove only two races due to snow. The overall winner of Imola is thus Jonathan Rea, who celebrated his first victory of the year here, breaking Alvaro Bautista’s winning streak. The Kawasaki racer thus managed to make up for 10 points in the overall championship standings, while Bautista remains in the lead with as many as 43 points of advantage.
Jonathan Rea is the winner of the first Superbike class race in Imola, where he defeated Alvaro Bautista for the first time this year. The Spaniard for whom this was the premiere race at this racetrack contented himself with second place this time. They were joined on the winning stage by Turek Toprak Razgatlıoğlu. Rea started the race very well and already in the right turn of Gilles Villeneuve managed to overtake the fastest from the qualifications Chaz Davis. He then resigned only a few turns later due to problems with the motorcycle and left the second place to his teammate Alvar Bautista. But the Spaniard didn’t have the rhythm to be able to catch his competitor in front of him. Rea thus celebrated a dominant victory with an advantage of 7,8 seconds, while in the last round he dropped a lot of his own and lost three seconds against the pursuers. Ba
Jamie Chadwick is the winner of the first race of the W Series women’s championship. The former British Formula 3 racer was the fastest in all Friday's training sessions at the German Hockenheimring, and she was also out of reach in the qualifiers, where she beat her closest pursuer on the wet track by almost two seconds. Chadwick started the 30-minute race on a dry track with some restraint, as Sarah Moore took the lead in the first lap, but was immediately interrupted by a safety car sent to the track by the race management due to a collision between Megan Gilkes and Emma. Kimilainen. As the race resumed, Chadwick overtook Moore, who lost another spot against Alice Power. From there, Chadwick only controlled her advantage over the pursuers and
Former MotoGP racer Alvaro Bautista celebrated his first appearance at the WSBK Championships in Australia with a nearly 15-second lead over second-placed Jonathan Reo. Bautista started the race on Phillip Island from third place, behind both racers at the factory Kawasaki, but overtook Leon Haslam at the start, and then before the end of the first lap Reo, who started the race from the best starting position. Rea followed the Ducati racer until he was overtaken by Haslam in the next lap. The duel between Reo and Haslam continued and allowed Bautista to escape, leading by four seconds with a three-second lead. In the middle of the race, Haslam overtook his teammate again, but the lap then fell. Rea, however, could not breathe a sigh of relief, as he soon had to defend himself against Alex
"Unfortunately, car racing is not a sport where you only need new sneakers and a ball," says Iztok Franko, the idea leader of the Let's Race project, who knows from experience that car racing is considered one of the most expensive sports in general. “I had to give up a lot in my life to drive only a few races. In Slovenia, it is currently the easiest option to enter motor racing with a racing Twingo. Last year, I managed to drive two 4-hour races with the Twingo at the Gaj racetrack in Cerklje, and the experience was unforgettable, ”continues Franko. With the project, he will try to make racing possible for anyone who would like to, but has not had the right opportunity so far. By the end of February, it is raising funds through the Adrifund platform. The target amount is 12.000 euros. At the moment, however, it is in just a few days
Petter Solber won the first race of the World Relic Cross Championship season in Portugal. The Swede started the race from the best starting position and, despite a poor start in the first corner, retained the lead. "Amazing," the world rally champion of the 2003 season described the victory. "I've been waiting so long for a new World Championship victory, but the feeling is extraordinary. Every member of the team has worked hard to succeed. rally, ”the Norwegian added. The second was Andreas Bakkerud and the third was Reinis Nitiss.
The organizers of the autocross race in Rupa, Croatia, which was scheduled for this weekend, announced that the event was canceled due to insufficient number of registrations. The race would also be considered a newly revived Slovenian national championship in autocross, and the cancellation also calls into question the further implementation of the Slovenian championship this season.