Archive for April, 2012

Comments Off on Alonso ‘appreciates’ early-season results after Bahrein grand prix.

Fernando Alonso is thankful that Ferrari have received a couple of “presents” so far this season, but raised concern about the performance of the car. Not much was expected from Alonso and Ferrari during the first few races of the 2012 after a pre-season campaign of doom and gloom. However, the Spaniard finds himself just […]

Comments Off on Audi completes long-rumoured acquisition of Ducati

Audi has completed its long-rumoured acquisition of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.. Audi AG chairman Rupert Stadler said Ducati was an excellent fit as a ‘sporty, global premium brand’, as the supervisory boards of both companies signed off the acquisition. Ducati is the third Italian company now under Audi’s jurisdiction, following similar deals for Lamborghini and […]

Comments Off on Understanding tyres were key to victory in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ross Brawn believes that his team getting its tyres into the ‘sweet spot’ of performance was key to Nico Rosberg delivering his maiden victory for Mercedes in China. With the Brackley-based outfit having headed to Shanghai aware that it needed to work on solving the tyre problems that had blighted its performances in the first […]

Comments Off on ‘I cannot ride this Ducati’ declares Valentino Rossi

A downbeat Valentino Rossi conceded that at present he simply cannot get to grips with the 2012 Ducati after struggling to 10th place in the Qatar Grand Prix. The seven-time MotoGP champion was a long way off the pace throughout the Losail weekend, and could not match team-mate Nicky Hayden’s pace. While Rossi said an […]

VLN : Dominant class victory at season opener

Posted: 9th April 2012 by admin in Miscellaneous
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Comments Off on VLN : Dominant class victory at season opener

Debut win for new Peugeot RCZ Peugeot Sport Piguet/Rueflin/Palette/Englert with lap advantage Peugeot is gathering experience for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. A tailor-made beginning for Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia at the first race of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, the 59th ADAC Westfalenfahrt: Julien Piguet, Julien Rueflin, Steven Palette and Paul […]