Saturday, July 18, 2009

Central Moscow streets blocked for Formula 1 demonstrational races

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MOSCOW, July 18 (Itar-Tass) -- Streets are blocked in central Moscow on the night from Friday to Saturday and until Monday morning (July 18-20) for Formula One demonstrational races, a city traffic police source told Itar-Tass.

In connection with demonstrational races of Formula One cars, traffic of transport, including public transport, will be limited, the source said.

The Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge and Vasilyevsky Spusk will be closed from 01:30, July 18 until 05:00, July 20, and Kremlyovskaya, Moskvoretskaya and Prechistenskaya Embankments, Borovitskaya Square, Romanov Pereulok and Moskvoretskaya, Varvarka, Mokhovaya, Vozdvizhenka and Bolshaya Nikitskaya Streets will be barred from 01:30, July 19 until 05:00, July 20.

The Moscow traffic police ask all drivers to be careful, choose other ways and strictly follow indications of road signs and policemen’s directions.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Angry Bourdais vows legal action - and to stay in F1

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Angry Bourdais vows legal action - and to stay in F1
S├ębastien Bourdais has revealed his shock, disappointment and frustration in Scuderia Toro Rosso for having released him midway through the 2009 F1 World Championship campaign – threatening to initiate legal action against the Red Bull 'junior' concern for what he believes to be a breach of contract and vowing to remain firmly committed to a future in the top flight.

It was confirmed by the team earlier today that the record-breaking former multiple Champ Car king will no longer be in the cockpit of the #11 machine come the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest in just over a week's time – when a raft of updates will be introduced to the unloved and hitherto underperforming STR4, designed to vault it some way up the starting grid.

Bourdais has struggled to get to grips with the car over the first half of the season, leaving him to be shown up by young rookie team-mate and namesake S├ębastien Buemi. A similar upgrade last year helped to transform the Frenchman from a tail-ender into a regular points challenger – and he contends that not granting him the chance to prove his mettle with the new evolution this time around is cruel indeed.

“I am very disappointed and shocked by the decision taken by Scuderia Toro Rosso of not allowing me to drive for the team until the end of the current season,” the 30-year-old said in an official statement. “I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that nothing in my behaviour would legitimate a decision of the team to terminate the contract.

F1: Toro Rosso replaces Bourdais for Hungary

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After weeks of speculation surrounding the Toro Rosso camp, the team confirmed Thursday the immediate departure of driver Sebastien Bourdais.f1_bourdais

Bourdais joined Toro Roso in 2008, after clinching a historic fourth title in the American Champ Car series. In his first season in Formula One the Frenchman struggled scoring just four points, and was overshadowed by team mate Sebastian Vettel.

At the halfway point of 2009 season Bourdais has failed to qualify higher than 14th and scored just two points from his eighth-place finishes at the Australian and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso team principal, Franz Tost said: “In Sebastien’s second year with us, the partnership has not met our expectations and therefore we have decided to replace him as from the next round of the world championship, the Hungarian Grand Pri

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

WRC coming to USA TV

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15/7/09
High-definition WRC coverage coming to America

Television coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship will be available to millions of households in the USA later this year thanks to a new partnership between series promoters, ISC, and the Discovery Channel's HD Theater network.

WRC programming will be shown weekly on HD Theater starting in October. As well as coverage from every round of the championship, a range of other features and news bulletins will be shown.

Part of the Discovery Channel's range of networks, HD Theater is one of the most widely distributed high-definition services available in the United States. Specialising in adventure, technology, nature and world culture programming, HD Theater also covers a number of racing events, all of which are shown in a 1080i picture format and with 5.1 digital surround sound.

“This is tremendous news for the championship and our fans in the United States," said Simon Long, ISC CEO. "It is a ground breaking deal which means the WRC has a high-profile broadcast presence in the United States via a hugely-respected, quality and innovative partner in Discovery Communication’s HD Theater,”

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to take the WRC to an ever wider audience in the significant U.S. market, and working with HD Theater to bring more attention to what we firmly believe is an ‘epic motorsport adventure by the world’s greatest drivers,’” he added.

Clark Bunting, president and general manager of HD Theater, said: "HD Theater has been a pioneer in high-definition programming and we are excited to introduce the FIA World Rally Championships to our American audience. This year we’ve seen the action go from the snow-covered roads of Norway to the hairpin turns climbing the Cordobese Sierras of Argentina, and the adrenaline-fuelled rally action will shine in high-definition."

Monday, July 13, 2009

LOORRS Rounds 5&6 photos are up

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

TORC LAP BY LAP- SUNDAY, July 12, 2009

LAP BY LAP: KUMHO TIRES PRO 4X4 (9 Laps)
Starting Order:
1. Barlow, Steve (2)
2. Leduc, Curt (43)
3. Douglas, Scott (7)
4. Greaves, Johnny (22)
5. Leduc, Kyle (99)
6. Huseman, Rick (36)
7. Jenkins, Mike (47)
8. McCrossan, Steve (33)

Lap 1: Steve Barlow takes the hole shot. Kyle Leduc spins out. Greaves hits Barlow and knocks Steve back to 3rd place.
1. Johnny Greavs
2. Curt Leduc
3. Steve Barlow
4. Scott Douglas
5. Rick Huseman

Lap 2: Scott Douglas is looking for a pass on Steve Barlow. Johnny Greaves is out in front.

Lap 3: Rick Huseman is back in sixth place trying to get a line around Mike Jenkins and makes the pass.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Curt Leduc
3. Steve Barlow
4. Scott Douglas
5. Mike Jenkins

Lap 4: Steve Barlow spins out with a push from Scott Douglas.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Curt Leduc
3. Scott Douglas
4. Rick Huseman
5. Mike Jenkins

Competition Yellow: Steve McCrossan is on fire and out of his truck. They are back to green and Johnny comes out front.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Curt Leduc
3. Scott Douglas
4. Rick Huseman
5. Steve Barlow

Lap 6: There is smoke coming from Curt Leduc's truck.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Curt Leduc
3. Scott Douglas
4. Kyle Leduc
5. Rick Huseman

Lap 7: Johnny Greaves continues his lead of about 2 seconds.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Scott Douglas
3. Rick Huseman
4. Steve Barlow
5. Kyle Leduc

Lap 8: Rick Huseman is posting some of the fastest lap times, on the chase for Scott Douglas.
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Scott Douglas
3. Rick Huseman
4. Steve Barlow
5. Kyle Leduc

Final Lap:
1. Johnny Greaves
2. Scott Douglas
3. Rick Huseman
4. Steve Barlow
5. Kyle Leduc

Oakley Bomb Run Award for the fastest lap time is Johnny Greaves.


LAP BY LAP: AMSOIL PRO 2WD (9 Laps)
Starting Order:
1. McGrath, Jeremy (2)
2. Vanden Heuvel, Dan (77)
3. Taylor, Scott (8)
4. Leduc, Todd (3)
5. MacCachren, Rob (11)
6. Johnson, Ricky (48)
7. Oberg, Mike (80)
8. Hoek, Ross (21)
9. Wandahsega, Ben (97)
10. Steele, Keith (29)
11. Jenkins, Mark (25)
12. Baudoux, Dan (7)
13. Evans, Evan (5)
14. Fortin, Doug (96)
15. Schreiner, Ron (9)

Lap 1: Dan Vanden Heuval takes the hole shot. Dan Baudoux into the wall and is out. The running order is:
1. Dan Vanden Heauval
2. Jeremy McGrath
3. Scott Taylor
4. Todd Leduc
5. Rob MacCachren

Lap 2: Jeremy McGrath is falls back to third place.

Lap 3: Ben Wandahsega, Dan Baudoux, Doug Fortin, and Ron Schreiner are all out of the race.
1. Dan Vanden Heuval
2. Todd Leduc
3. Jeremy McGrath
4. Scott Taylor
5. Rob MacCachren

Lap 4: Dan Vanden Heuval continues to lead. Points leader Ricky Johnson is back in 6th place.
1. Dan Vanden Heuval
2. Todd Leduc
3. Jeremy McGrath
4. Scott Taylor
5. Rob MacCachren

Competition Yellow: Dan Vanden Heuval's left rear is low he pulls off the track to replace the tire.
1. Todd Leduc
2. Dan Vanden Heuval
3. Jeremy McGrath
4. Rob MacCachren
5. Scott Taylor

Lap 6: Dan Vanden Heuval is back on the track. Todd Leduc leads them back to green.

Lap 7:
1. Jeremy McGrath
2. Rob MacCachren
3. Todd Leduc
4. Scott Taylor
5. Ricky Johnson

Lap 8: Jeremy McGrath continues to chase after his first victory of the season. Rob MacCachren is not making it easy. The running order:
1. Jeremy McGrath
2. Rob MacCachren
3. Todd Leduc
4. Scott Taylor
5. Ricky Johnson

Final Lap: Rob MacCachren passes to the inside on Jeremy McGrath. They finish:
1. Rob MacCachren
2. Jeremy McGrath
3. Todd Leduc
4. Scott Taylor
5. Ricky Johnson

Oakley Bomb Run Winner for the fastest lap time: Rob MacCachren



LAP BY LAP: PRO LIGHT (9 Laps)
Starting Order:
1. Federico, Steven (24)
2. Currie, Casey (2)
3. Brandt, Chris (82)
4. Hart, Marty (15)
5. Kincaid, Jeff (4)
6. Hord, Chad (9)
7. Huseman, Jeff (55)
8. Eller, Randy (11)
9. Oberg, Mike (30)

Lap 1: Casey Currie takes the hole shot, Marty Hart then passes Currie. Jeff Kincaid Spins. Chad Hord is off the track.

Lap 2: Marty Hart increases his lead on Casey Currie.
1. Marty Hart
2. Casey Currie
3. Chris Brandt
4. Steve Federico
5. Mark Oberg

Lap 3: Chris Brandt is trying to real in Casey Currie for the second position.
1. Marty Hart
2. Casey Currie
3. Chris Brandt
4. Steve Federico
5. Jeff Kincaid

Lap 4: Jeff Kincaid is trying to make his way around Steven Federico and makes the pass. Federico may have a flat left rear tire.

Competition Yellow:
1. Marty Hart
2. Casey Currie
3. Chris Brandt
4. Jeff Kincaid
5. Steve Federico

They come to the green flag: Marty Hart holds onto the lead. Casey Currie and Chris Brandt are door to door. Jeff Kincaid has the inside position on Chris Brandt.

Lap 6: Kincaid is now going after Currie.
1. Marty Hart
2. Casey Currie
3. Jeff Kincaid
4. Chris Brandt
5. Steven Federico

Lap 7: Kincaid is now going after Currie; Kincaid makes the pass on Currie.
1. Marty Hart
2. Jeff Kincaid
3. Casey Currie
4. Chris Brant
5. Steven Federico

Final Lap: Marty Hart's truck is smoking; he is getting pressure from Jeff Kincaid. Jeff Kincaid makes the pass on Marty Hart. Marty Hart's truck is on fire. They finish:
1. Jeff Kincaid
2. Chris Brandt
3. Casey Currie
4. Randy Eller
5. Mark Oberg

Oakley Bomb Run Award Winner for the fastest lap time is Jeff Kincaid.




RESULTS - SUNDAY, July 12th, 2009

KUMHO TIRES PRO 4X4
1. Johnny Greaves OAKLEY BOMB RUN WINNER
2. Scott Douglas
3. Rick Huseman
4. Steve Barlow
5. Kyle Leduc
6. Curt Leduc
DNF: Steve McCrossan, Mike Jenkins, Curt Leduc


AMSOIL PRO2WD
1. Rob MacCachren OAKLEY BOMB RUN WINNER
2. Jeremy McGrath
3. Todd Leduc
4. Scott Taylor
5. Ricky Johnson
6. Mark Jenkins
7. Evan Evans
8. Keith Steele
9. Mike Oberg
10. Ross Hoek
11. Dan Vanden Heuval
DNF: Ben Wandahsega, Dan Baudoux, Doug Fortin, Ron Schreiner


PRO LIGHT
1. Jeff Kincaid OAKLEY BOMB RUN WINNER
2. Chris Brandt
3. Casey Currie
4. Randy Eller
5. Mark Oberg
6. Steven Federico
7. Marty Hart
DNF: Chad Hord, Jeff Huseman
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