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28. July 2015

V8 SUPERCARS MEDIA TO PRODUCE KL STREET RACE COVERAGE

V8 Supercars Media has been appointed as the official broadcast partner of the first Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix as race organisers defend themselves from local critics. GT Global Race SDN BHD, owner and promoter of the Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix, has appointed Supercars Media as the television production service provider for the event. […]

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AUDI ON POLE FOR SPA 24: Watch the race LIVE

25. July 2015

AUDI ON POLE FOR SPA 24: Watch the race LIVE

Frank Stippler only needed an advantage of 17 thousandths of a second. This was the margin by which the 40-year-old professional driver from Audi Sport Team WRT secured the best time in the decisive Superpole shootout for the Spa 24 Hours. His team-mate Laurens Vanthoor (B) achieved the sixth-best time. The crowd at Spa can look forward to a thrilling 24-hour race. The qualifying and the Superpole shootout sessions already showed a highly competitive field. Six of the eleven marques managed the leap into the top ten on the grid, with only 36 hundredths of a second separating this group of front runners.

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BMW & AUDI FACE OFF IN SPA SUPERPOLE

24. July 2015

BMW & AUDI FACE OFF IN SPA SUPERPOLE

Local drivers Maxime Martin (#46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS) and Laurens Vanthoor (#1 Audi Sport Team WRT) have set the fastest times in qualifying for the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. Both start as joint favourites in Friday's Superpole with only 0.009 seconds separating them. Third overall Andrea Piccini (#11 Kessel Racing Ferrari) was the fastest driver in the Pro-Am Cup and in the Am Cup the #10 Akka ASP Ferrari starts as best, thanks to the efforts of Jean-Philippe Belloc. Twenty-four cars were covered by only one second, with eight different brands qualifying for the Superpole, confirming the high level of competitiveness of this year's edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

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24. July 2015

MORE TROUBLE IN MALAYSIA “I doubt this race can go on…” says Minister.

More trouble for the controversial Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix event scheduled for August 7-9. Following criticism of the safety of the track itself by local police and complaints by local business and residents comes the news that no permit exists for the race. According to the Malay Mail , who seem to be the only one's chasing this down, race promoter GT Global Race has not applied for a licence to host the event, dubbed the first city race in the country, from the Government Sports Commissioner. Failure to do so may result in them breaching the Sports Development Act 1997 and facing a fine of up to RM5,000 or a jail term or both. Sports Commissioner Datuk Zaiton Othman told the Mail that she was unaware of any application being made for the race. “I doubt this race can go on as there has not been any application to my office,” she said. “Under the Sports Development Act, the organiser must obtain a licence from us.”

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CONCERNS OVER MALAYSIAN STREET RACE

23. July 2015

CONCERNS OVER MALAYSIAN STREET RACE

Concerns are growing around the inaugural KL Grand Prix scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur on August 7-9. Local police chiefs have told the newspaper The Malay Mail that they are worried about what they say are insufficient safety measures surrounding the race which will feature Australia's V8 Supercars. “It appears no proper planning was done for a race of this size. There are many safety issues involved, including crowd control," “The race is almost here but we have yet to meet City Hall to discuss the safety measures.” Residents and Business in the area of the race are also angry at the lack of information regarding the race and the effects it will have on them. “City Hall was supposed to plan the road diversion and this is not going to be easy. These are the main roads of the city. “We already have queries from the public, asking about the road closure. We do not have an answer." said a police spokesperson.

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AUSSIE YOUNGSTER TAKES ON SPA 24

21. July 2015

AUSSIE YOUNGSTER TAKES ON SPA 24

Plans for Craig Lowndes and the all Australian team of Roger Lago to race at the famous 24 Hours of Spa may have fallen through but there will be at least one Australian on the grid for the famous event. Australian driver, Jonathan Venter, has landed a drive with the Oman Racing Team to compete in the historic Total 24 Hours of Spa this weekend. The rising motorsport star will be driving the #44 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the Pro-am class. Venter will be taking on more than 40 top international GT teams when he tackles the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium for the grueling 24 hour race that begins on Saturday. This is another incredible opportunity for the Aston Martin Evolution Academy participant who has been having a stellar season in Asia’s top GT competition, the GT Asia Series. Fresh off a podium finish in Fuji, Venter will be looking to expand his international credentials with a top result from the historic Belgian race. The 24 hour event has long been on Venter’s wish list and he is ecstatic that he will be finally getting the chance to tackle the legendary endurance race. “I am incredibly excited and honoured to be driving in the Motorbase Aston Martin at the 24 hours of Spa. It has been an ambition of mine to race at Spa and to be given this opportunity with the Oman Racing Team is amazing.” said the rising star.

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23. November 2014

FORMULA E MALAYSIA: BIRD IS THE WORD

FORMULA E MALAYSIA: BIRD IS THE WORD

Sam Bird cruised to victory in the 2014 FIA Formula E Ycapital Management Putrajaya ePrix ahead of championship-leader Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi. The Virgin Racing driver crossed the line to pick up the full 25 points and clinch his maiden ePrix win. Bird dedicated his win to former GP2 team-mate Jules Bianchi, who […]

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